Where will the St George Illawarra Dragons finish in 2018?

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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. Old Timer

    Old Timer First Grade

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    A decent coach would have had that fixed either at training or pushing players out the door.
    We do neither.
     
  2. SBD82

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    We'll be fine OT. I'm telling you, we are going to come first.
     
  3. possm

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    I still live in hope of seeing a new coaching staff for 2018. All that is needed is a DUI or a factional dispute and maybe, just maybe we will rid the Club of it's greatest impediment to success in 2018. As things stand I believe we have the squad to possibly make the top 8 but with a new coaching staff, possibly make the top 4.
     
  4. getsmarty

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    Sure, but we have missed the 8 most years by a slender margin. A top line coach would more than likely address this as well as having a game plan that suits the strengths of the team.
     
  5. Redhoopz

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    That as well as players being held accountable. If the players are not performing (two or more games), they should be dropped. Mary picks, sticks too much for my liking.

    Hopefully Mary realizes there is more than one way to play the game.
     
  6. Jersey No 14

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    When all is balanced with what we've got and other teams rotors as optimistic as possible 9 is as best as I can hope for. If we get a couple of injuries (say like the Cowboys) - We're gone.
    1 - Cowboys
    2 - Parra
    3 - Easts
    4 - Manly
    5 - Penrith
    6 - Melbourne
    7 - Brisbane
    8 - Cronulla
    9 - St. George/Illawarra
    10 - Canterbury
    11 - Souths
    12 - Wests Tigers
    13 - Knights
    14 - Canberra
    15 - Titans
    16 - Warriors
     
  7. Drag Queen

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    Don't be surprised to see the Tigers in the top 8 with their recruitment and coach. I'd hedge a bet that Newcastle might get up in 2018 too.
     
  8. JohnnoMcJohnno

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    I reckon Souths might go OK too. They get Gagai, and Inglis will be back. With a new coach who might display some concern for player welfare, their players could respond.
     
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  9. to_ddeath

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    Based on best roster - allowing for shit coach & little to no key injuries - 7th-8th.
    In reality - much different. That's probably a best case scenario.
    Expecting to see more of Latimore/Allgood on the bench than Host/Lawrie/Leilua....exciting times...

    #mcgrexit
     
  10. blacksafake

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    Not where i'd like them to finish.:(
     
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  11. possm

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    With the squad and coaching staff we have at the moment, I think we will finish 7th. If the coaching staff are given the boot early in the season and replaced with Madge or Hasler, our prospects could improve dramatically. So with one of the above taking on the coaching role and with the 17 shown below, I believe we would be a top 4 prospect.

    1. Dufty/Field
    2. Mann
    3. Lomax
    4. Lafai
    5. Young Gun
    6. Widdop
    7. Hunt
    8. Vaughan
    9. McInnes
    10. Graham
    11. Sims
    12. Frizell
    13. De Belin

    14. Walmsley
    15. Ah Mau
    16. Host
    17. Leilua

    a. Both Dufty and Field need to bulk up in the off-season. I believe both will make good fullbacks.


    b. Lomax to win the right centre position through an outstanding performance in the off-season.

    c. One of the many right wingers including our young guns will win the 5 jumper.

    d. Walmsley would be an extra dynamic prop in our prop rotation. With increased depth in the prop rotation, Allgood, Latimore, Lawrie and Kerr, we should mitigate the some of problems of last year.

    e. If Thompson goes to Manly, and with four forwards on the bench, an opening will exist to bring Host and Leilue onto the bench and Sims into the run-on 17. Much more depth in the forwards in 2018 and so maybe the 'power game' will have a better chance of success.
     
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  12. SEAT 1A

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    I truly don't know where we will finish. With Hunt and Graham should put us in the 8.

    A few forward signings to get us through the SOO period too keep us there and if the young blokes are up to it, happy days.

    If we start slow and have the same finish as last year, bottom 4.

    Pump the Bronc's in the first round would be a good start.
     
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  13. Daza06

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    I dont think Walmsley is coming. There is a transfer fee on top of his wage to be included in the salary cap.

    Excited about the young backs and will be interesting to see how they go in the pre-season
     
  14. watatank

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    Anywhere from 7th to 13th, like the past few years. Many teams competing for the last couple of spots in the 8, I like to think we will jag one but doubt it will happen.
     
  15. Pedge1971

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    About fhe same as 2017. Toss a coin for in or outside the 8...
     
  16. Saintsified

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    I've said it before and I once again stand by it.

    TOP 16 for sure.
     
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  17. getsmarty

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    Interesting Article in the D T where Maloney allegedly states that he is waiting for Penrith to finalize a 200K third Party deal....
     
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  18. possm

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    We have always known about the rorting of the TPA system however, why is it that the NRL who are employed to monitor such rorts are always saying 'nothing to see here'.

    I say cancel the current system and introduce a scheme whereby the player managers are responsible for arranging TPA's related to the player only not for any club contract. These TPA's to be for a set time period and follow the player to whichever club he plays with. So if a TPA is arranged, any club fighting for the players signature will not be disadvantaged; the player gets the TPA and the club gets nothing. Of course the player manager gets his cut and the NRL approves the TPA and confirms it is separate from any club contract.
     
  19. Gareth67

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    I always believed that Maloney to be a great link-man , he added the spark to the chooks and sharks. And he will do the same job at the panthers alongside young Nathan Cleary .
    Add to that his accurate goal kicking . The man was worth his weight in gold to each team that he has been in , the chooks missed him , as will Cronulla and the winners on this occasion shall be the Panthers . Pity , he would had looked good in our jersey .
     
  20. Gareth67

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    I believe that we may just scrape into the final eight next season - if we do not suffer any serious injuries , no player burnout like this year . And most importantly of all , the coach finally gets off that big learning curve that he has been on since he was appointed to the position and makes the right calls , uses his bench wisely . In short becomes a mature 1st grade coach .

    We fans need a good season next year , we have all suffered enough with the disappointments of the past . Sincerely hope , wish , that it all comes together in 2018 for all concerned , the team , the coach , the fans and also for the Joint Venture itself .
     

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