Where will the St George Illawarra Dragons finish in 2018?

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Daza06, Nov 20, 2017.

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Where will the St George Illawarra Dragons finish in 2018?

This poll will close on Mar 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM.
  1. 1st to 4th

  2. 5th to 8th

  3. 9th to 12th

  4. 13th to 16th

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  1. Daza06

    Daza06 Juniors

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    Who better to ask where a certain team will finish than the fans of the team themselves!

    With their strongest line up where would you have them finishing?

    1. Matthew Dufty
    2. Nene Macdonald
    3. Timoteo Lafai
    4. Euan Aitken
    5. Jason Nightingale
    6. Gareth Widdop
    7. Ben Hunt
    8. James Graham
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Paul Vaughan
    11. Joel Thompson
    12. Tyson Frizell
    13. Jack de Belin

    Leeson Ah Mau
    Tariq Sims
    Kurt Mann
    Hame Sele
     
  2. Kuro

    Kuro Juniors

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    We're a decent chance for Top 4..



    ..but only for the first 7 or 8 rounds.
     
  3. jeffdragon

    jeffdragon Juniors

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    Our 1-5 is a bit of a worry for me.
    Based on our strong starts and shit finish to the year.
     
  4. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Where’s the ‘none of the above’ answer option for the poll?
     
  5. Old Timer

    Old Timer First Grade

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    I hope you really don’t believe that is our strongest team because if so no chance top 8.
     
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  6. possm

    possm First Grade

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    Hard to say right now, but with our squad and a new coach, we should be top 4.
     
  7. Daza06

    Daza06 Juniors

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    I can't see McGregor picking anything different myself. What do you see as the strongest line-up?
     
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  8. denis preston

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    We have to have a couple of the younger players have a breakout year.If Flo is still in the side by the end of the season ( shows that nobody is giving him competition for his spot ) than no we will struggle to make the 8.
     
  9. JDHD

    JDHD Juniors

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    We'll finish somewhere between 10th and 6th
     
  10. Old Timer

    Old Timer First Grade

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    If it was me caution to the wind as the others have proven they can’t do it
    Dufty
    Garrick
    Aitken
    Mann
    Lomax
    Widdop
    Hunt
    Vaughan
    Mc Innes
    Graham
    Frizell
    Thompson
    De Belin

    LAM
    Sims
    Host
    Sele/ Leilua/Kerr depending who is gong best or who we play
    Aitken on notice re defence & passing
    Thompson on notice re involvement
    Coach on notice for anything & everything
    A side like that may finish 7 or 8 at best but could be top 4 in 2019
     
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  11. Slackboy72

    Slackboy72 First Grade

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    All the way baby.
     
  12. Life's Good

    Life's Good First Grade

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    This is like a tug o war. We have a squad capable of making the 8 but a coach that thinks near enough is good enough.
     
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  13. BennyV

    BennyV Coach

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    8-11th.

    This isnt just about our team, it's about other team. We came in 9th in a very, very weak comp. Moving forward, a number of teams below us have significantly strengthened their squad and/or coaching staff, while none of those above us have become terribly weaker. Unfortunately, we might scrape into the 8, thereby dooming us for 2019 as well.
     
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  14. Old Kogarah Boy 1

    Old Kogarah Boy 1 Juniors

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    With a real coach - 1-4

    With McGregor masquerading as a coach - 9-12

    Footnote - If McGregor starts the year off poorly, gets sacked ............. a real coach appointed before the halfway mark, we can still make the eight and then some ........... oh yeah!
    The best of both worlds...............Give my some of that.

    Dear Santa,
    Could you please sack the balded one.
    Give us a real one and have a good one.
    OKB1
     
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  15. Crush

    Crush Juniors

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    Dragons 3rd
    My Team
    Dufty
    Mann
    Macdonald
    Aitken
    Nighty
    Widdop
    Hunt
    Vaughan
    McInnes
    Graham
    Frizzell
    Sims
    JDB

    Thompson
    Au Mau
    Host
    Leilua
     
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  16. SBD82

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    Runaway minor premiers.

    Steamroll everyone in the finals.

    2018 premiers. 60-0 vs roosters in GF.
     
  17. dragonssamy61

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    If we finish top 5 we have done well and overachived.
    If we ginish 6th this is were I expect we will finish.
    Anywhere under 6th is unacceptable.
     
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  18. Saintsified

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    Rest assured, we will be May Premiers, we will also finish in the top 16 :)
     
  19. Dragons22

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    With super-coach at the helm, we have no clue what will happen. I would like to think top 8, most likely 5th-8th.
     
  20. Frank Facer

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    If I was selecting the team, I would have penciled in

    1 Dufty
    2 McDonald
    3 Lomax
    4 Lafai
    5 Matherson Johns
    6 Widdop
    7 Hunt
    13 Debelin
    12 Simms
    11 Frizzell
    10 Graham
    9 McInnes
    8 Vaughan

    14 AhMau
    15 Host
    16 Kerr/Latimore
    17 Leilua

    With that team a lot would be riding on Dufty, Lomax and Matherson Johns being success stories. I think they all have it in them to be a success. We do have a very good pack and a very good pair of halves. They can provide the likes of Dufty, Lomax and Matherson Johns the right circumstances to enter first grade.

    I think we should make the top 8. If the above mentioned youngsters get a shot and succeed, we could even be a top 4 team?

    I have not seen much of Herbert or Garrick, but I would not mind if either of them were given a shot at centre or wing. McDonald failed to impress last season and if a youngster can take his spot, I would be fine with that. Nightingale is now too slow and should have retired from the NRL last season.
     
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