Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Daza06, Nov 20, 2017.
More like a Powerhouse that ran out of power......sounds familiar!
Say we finish 8th - is that a result that would make the fan base happy?
With our roster is 8th really good enough?
Or is 8th just enough for the Board to rationalize McGregor's position as head coach?
I fear that even a close call 9th will still not see the back of McGregor - same as this year.
8th will see him saddle up for another year at least.
Bottom line is that premierships are not won from the bottom half of the finals.
The current regime is just not serious about winning premiership because they are too busy seat warming and worrying about their own interests.
Put the Cub first.
Put the Fans next because without Fans you don't have a club. AND
Run the club on merit and performance.
If you look at all the perennially successful clubs, that is their philosophy.
It's not an industry secret...
If we finish outside the 8 then we will have a new coach in 2019
Probably not...The Board will say he has the roster he wants and that they are looking forward to 2019.
They will just press repeat, like every other year. Only way they sack him is if we finish with the spoon and I can't see that happening.
To me dennis.
With our roster
Anything less than 5th or 6 is a failure
Top 4 is a over achievement
7 or 8 or lower is a failure.
If we go deep into the semis mybe a pass mark.
They didn’t even do a review this year.
The Board are a joke - we are North SYDNEY whether you like it or not.
They will be happy as long as we don’t run last.
Why oh why does our team have to be gone like this - I always thought Canterbury, Cronulla and Easts would fall as SYDNEY buckles well well well before our grand dame.
RIP St George Illawarra.
Turn off the life support. The coma needs to end.
DP said; "[The Dragons] ... are not serious about winning [the] premiership..."
All things considered, as each year passes, being a dragons fan hoping for a premiership win seems an increasingly unlikely event. I say this after learning about our opposition. Eg NQLD 2018 have at their disposal, to name a few; Scott, Granville, Taumololo, Maclean, Hess, Asiata, Bolton, Cooper, Lowe, Thurston, Morgan, Coote, Linnett, winterstein, Oneil..etc ..same with Melbourne and so on, monster packs with classy back lines. On paper we just don't match them. Not saying we can't beat them but it just looks progressively more difficult
Still I'm hopeful we go all the way. Go the Dragons
I think we will finish between 5th to 8th.
Let's hope we have injuries in the backline.thats the only way the Young guns will get a gig .
There was no justification in extending the contracts of the coaching staff midway through 2017 and no justification for not replacing them at seasons end in 2017. The Board and senior management have a lot to answer for and that'll be why there is no 2017 season review.
I’m confident we have a Top 8 squad. We will be in the same sort of battle as this year with added leadership/creativity we lacked at crucial times in the awful end of year slide. That will be the difference in spite of the lack of tactical nous of our coach to adapt our game to suit what is required(bench selection, rotation and as simple as instructing the kicker to aim for Nene on the wing as an example).
It's hard to say where we will end up. I think the squad is alright but have no faith in the person in charge of getting the most out of that squad.
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