2019 TEAM

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by nontime111, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    I have this super vision of our team next year.......

    bear with me a couple of changes and getting rid of some dead wood I think is REALLY holding us back

    GONE.....Id love to ditch Dufty ( cant catch a high ball, makes too many mistakes, cant defend like a fullback should a bit of Quinlan mk 2 so hes got to go) and Aitken ( so overrated, hopeless defender a total turnstyle and cant pass for shit) NIGHTS retired......

    backline:


    LOMAX ( our only long term FB solution in his best position and future superstar)

    PERRIERA ( hell get the job done and turn into a good winger)

    LAFAI ( not an Inglis in attack but is a decent defender with a great flick and can set up his winger, Aitken making him look bad the last 2 years I think )

    MANN ( MUST be in the team can only fit him in at centre but he craps all over Aitken)

    NENE ( keep him there, not the most mungrel runner out of our twenty but a total ferrari who knows how to find the line)

    WIDDOP ( of course)

    HUNT ( he goes alright)

    forwards:

    DE BELIN
    FRIZZEL
    SIMMS
    GRAHAM
    MCINNIS
    VAUGHN


    bench.....

    ONE NEW MUNGREL BIG BASTARD PROP TO REPLACE MIGHTY CONSISTENT AH MAU ( our only real need to buy in the off season one very good prop there must be at least ONE floating round for us)

    LUCH ( MUST be in the team every single week splits games apart)

    KORBIN ( prop rotation, better than LAWRIE but he goes ok aswell so we do have some depth here)

    HERBERT ( MUST get his chance or hell go elsewhere....SUPERSUB off the bench.....if used right can split games open for us, so flexible also, can play multiple positions in the backline so if Widdop has a bad patch in a game can slip into centre while Mann goes to five eight, OR can play five eighth himself)

    Id also love to see some variation in the backline to shake things up and surprise other teams, as in, for parts of the game drop WIDDOP back to FB and slip LOMAX into the centres, whack MANN to five eighth , or HERBERT to centre etc etc ) we have a LOT of talent to work with!! I just wich Mclamass would get some damn CREATIVITY and see the talent of the kids here he actually has.......and just how only a couple of vital changes would really help us to maximise, Dufty just not up to it sorry.....move him on, let him go ok elsewhere, same with Aitken
     
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  2. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    also If a back gets injured just whack HERBERT In there he can cover so many positions in the backline and that would bring in supersub number 2, FIELD! wed have attack all over score so many points and always keep teams guessing as FIELDS defence looks to be coming good now, the kids look THE goods, not just LUCH, get a few in there I say , enough of the Aitken BS and DUFTY is fast and amazing in spurts but just not FG FB material for us with LOMAX hanging round....a REAL fullback
     
  3. KiamaSaint

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    Not a fan of Aitken and I have said several times that Lafai gets a bad wrap on these forums but how on earth does Aitken make Lafai look bad?
     
  4. Dragonslayer

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    OK I'll play along for the fun of it.

    F/B - Dufty
    Wings - Nene and Mann
    Centres - Lomax and Lafai
    Halves - Widdop and Hunt
    Hooker - McInnes
    Props - Vaughan and Friz
    Back row - T Sims and Leilua
    Lock - JDB

    Bench - K Sims, Graham, Host, Robson

    Players named each week but never selected 18-21 - Aitken, Lawrie, Herbert and Periera or Field
     
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  5. JDHD

    JDHD Juniors

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    I can almost guarantee you that, barring injury, it’ll be

    Dufty
    Lomax
    Aitken
    Lafai
    MacDonald
    Widdop
    Hunt
    Graham
    McInnes
    Vaughan
    Frizell
    Sims
    De Belin

    Latimore
    Sims
    Mann
    Leilua
     
  6. Frank Facer

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    I think McDonald is going to Nth Qld next year.
     
  7. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    wow, if NENE goes we could have
    Lomax
    Pierrera
    Herbert
    Lafai
    Mann
    Widdy
    Hunt

    or

    Dufty
    Piererra
    Lomax
    Lafai
    Mann
    Widdy
    Hunt
     
  8. Dennis Papaioannou

    Dennis Papaioannou Juniors

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    F/B - Widdop - Many will not agree but I reckon FB could be his best position, especially with the Team as the priority. I back Bennet's judgement with the English national team. Played great in that position. Positional play excellent, can chime into the back line, still ball play and create from back there BUT (sorry about Dufty) is safe under the high ball and is an excellent defender. Oh...he is also a deadly accurate goal kicker.
    Wingers - Nene, Herbert - both these guys can also play centre.
    Centres - Lomax, Lafai (only on form)
    5/8 - Mann - will bring a lot of energy to this position and will just get better and better the more he plays there. Will not go hiding when things are not going our way.
    Halfback - Hunt (c) - could elevate him from being a good half back to being a match winner and a leader.
    Hooker - McInnes - Combo with Robson could create some real havoc for opposition as they tire.
    Starting Props - Vaughn, Friz - both hard to handle and will bust them up the middle which will create space for the halves. Both create momentum with fast play the balls.
    Edge Backrowers - T.Sims, Lucky - The will terrorize defences out wide.
    Lock - JDB - we know what he can do in the tackling department. Would love to see him bend the line and promote second phase play (smart offloads)
    BENCH
    K. Sims - based on current form could be very impactful off the bench. More so than LAM and Latimore.
    Graham - Experience and intensity. The rest of the forwards will respond to his example.
    Robson - Quicksilver dummy half that could emulate Cook and do some real damage coming on at critical times.
    Lawrie - This guy is a genuine ball playing prop. Given more game time he will develop into a top line front rower.
     
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  9. Frank Facer

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    I am hoping that we get Bennett and he brings Pangai Junior and Roberts with him. I would also like us to be able to snare Rapana a year early than his contract finishes.

    I have also been questioning if Hunt is a good game managing halfback. There were already question marks about this before he got here. I think he is a very good player. Someone on this site even suggested that 5/8 would be more his go, maybe it would be. Bennett also moved him to hooker last year and he played for QLD this year off the bench in the last game. Some think that he should be Qld's starting hooker next year. So it got me thinking that Corey Norman could be worth signing. I have heard/read that Parra have apparently been shopping him around. For next year, I would like to imagine a side of (Yeah I know I am dreaming).

    1 Dufty
    2 Rapana
    3 Lomax
    4 Roberts
    5 Robert Jennings
    6 Widdop
    7 Norman
    13 DeBelin
    12 Sims
    11 Leilua
    10 Pangai Junior
    9 Hunt
    8 Frizell

    14 Graham
    15 Vaughan
    16 K Sims
    17 Host

    18 Lawrie
    19 Latimore
    20 Mann

    Coach Bennett

    Then for 2020 sign Munster to play fullback and S Johnson to play 5/8.
     
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  10. Saint_JimmyG

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    Bennett isn’t coming, mate. Yesterday’s announcement shot that rumour to smithereens.

    Time to build a bridge.
     
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  11. Saint_JimmyG

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    I find it really interesting that so many people have gone off Dufty.

    You’re right, he is a Quinlan clone in so many identical ways, I don’t believe he’ll be playing first grade this time next year.
     
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  12. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    I just think Herbert, Lomax, Mann are total guns and Id love to see them all in the 17 somewhere next year, I think theyre all going to be far better than Duff and I dont like Aitken at all period.... Id like to see them in the team, yes even Robson aswell, Luch has shown that the kids have GOT IT and we could be like Penrith this year only better for we are the mighty DRAGONS! Id hate to see one of these kids leave our club...specially Lomax or herbert itd kill me if they dont get a chance, Mann is a gun aswell I like the Widdop fullback idea also so much, that way well get Herbert in there and Mann was ace at 5/8th so USE THEM! theres spots for them ALL if were smart, enough dumb coaching thanks ANY other coach would be using all these kids!
     
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  13. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    love this idea.....Widdop at FB was in my plans today on my long bush walk here in Margaret River hatching my dreamteam to share with you all today, main thing is get rid of damn Aitken! and Duff is a touch footballer not a FG FB sorry Duft
     
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  14. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    Lomax is my new avatar...2019 I predict will be YEAR OF THE DRAGONS KIDS!!!!!

    like Baths babes only much better....

    Lomax
    Herbert
    Luciano
    Robson
    Lawrie

    GET EM IN THERE!!!!!!! piss off the deadwood! we have SPEED to BURN and so much talent here if one leaves Ill eat my Jersey!
     
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  15. LINESPEED

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    Great ideas - I'd put Duff on wing & Herbert into Hasler's Hospital Pass's position
    Oh yeah - Field to bench ( Mary's so-called 'points' man)
    Onya Mary, there's hope yet
     
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  16. JDHD

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    Ben Hunt’s strength has never been as an organiser. What he is is potentially the most damaging ball running half since Lockyer. Every time he takes the line on he beats the A defender and creates havoc among opposition and space for his inside runners.
     
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  17. Crush

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    Funny, dont see Jai Fields name anywhere? This time a year ago it was Jai Field was the future immortal, now its Lomax.
     
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  18. possm

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    If the Broncos want him out and he wants out, Bennett will be coming. All the stars are lining up that way with new ownership and debt free, I'm sure we can now afford him.

    All these announcements are just jockeying for financial position - who pays for the termination.

    The problems with Hunt at hooker are:
    He does not defend as good as McInnes or Robson however, when the ball is to be shifted to the right side, maybe sometimes he could move to dummy half to start the play. My team would be:
    Coach: Bennett Assistant Coach: JD
    1. Lomax
    2. Rapana
    3. Mann
    4. Roberts
    5. Oats
    6. Widdop
    7. Hunt
    8. Frizell
    9. McInnes/Robson
    10. Vaughan
    11. Leilua/Host
    12. T Sims
    13. De Belin

    14. Graham/Pangai Junior
    15. K Sims
    16. Host/Leilua
    17. Robson/Dufty/Herbert/Field

    Gone: Aitken, Lafai, Macdonald, Nightingale, Garrick, Allgood, Ah Mau, Kerr (8)
    Signings: Oats, Roberts, Pangai Junior, K Stims, Rapana (5)
    Squad: Three new juniors promoted to our squad of 30.

    Bennett will make Lomax, Leilua and Ponga Junior into superstars.

    We will win the competition in 2019 if the above can be achieved. So get on with it our new CEO less talk more positive action.
     
  19. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    You posted the exact same thing here:
    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/threads/kurt-mann-5-8.472106/page-8

    Don’t worry, people saw it.
     
  20. j0nesy

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    Pereira is rubbish, and on a good day he’s average
     
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