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2021 - Squad, Signings, Re-signings

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragonslayer, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Mjab

    Mjab Juniors

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    Of course with Norman
     
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  2. possm

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    In my opinion we need to recruit:
    Forwards
    2 x hard nosed NRL props
    1 x marquee edge forward
    1 x marquee lock if De Belin is not available

    Backs
    1 x marquee fullback would be most desirable

    All the rest can be found within and under Griffin, I am sure they will be found to be suitable. Get rid of the dead wood and promote our juniors, we will have between 3.5m to 4m to spend which is more than enough to recruit players for the above positions.
     
  3. possm

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    To which position?
     
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    Wasn't it so that Griffin was reported to have touted Maloney to the Dragons if he won the head coach job? Could it then be:
    Norman to France for Maloney
    Hunt to the Cowboys for McGuire

    Big salary cap savings for the Saints and a halves combination of Maloney and Sullivan.

    McGuire to lock and De Belin to prop or vice versa.

    McInnes back to hooker with a much improved game under Griffin.
     
  5. Dorothy the Winowhore

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    Talk around now about AFB seeking a release from Manly, to play for a team outside Sydney
     
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  6. J.moz

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    Back home to Illawarra he was at dragons before going to manly.
     
  7. possm

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    Gee Wiz if that is true and we could bring him back to the Dragons, I would be so happy. Yes he is reformed and a much better coached player to boot. AFB, come on down!
     
  8. Dragonslayer

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    I think a lot of that was paper talk, so I highly doubt Maloney is on our radar. Griffin also touted Norman as a 'quality' player.
    Unfortunately, I feel we are stuck with Norman for 2021.

    Some interesting chatter about AFB being given permission to 'look around' by Manly, however, not to a 'Sydney' club.

    If the Saab/Garrick deal has gone sour then Saab+cash/AFB would suit me fine
     
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  9. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    It would be just what the doctor ordered.
     
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    I find it amusing "not to a Sydney club"
    WTF , they either dont want him and he therefore goes to any other club , does it matter anyway at least SGI is technically a non sydney club , he can live in the Gong

    I actually think potentially he is exactly what we need
    Still young , not some old burnt old warhorse we generally target
     
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  11. possm

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    I'd say AFB misses his family and now that Mary is gone, would love to return to the Saints.
     
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    I wouldn’t live in Sydney either. He probably wants a more quite life with his family. The gong is perfect he has the best of both worlds. Not in Sydney but close enough that the travel to games isn’t brutal.
     
  13. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Warriors will be favourites, Gould has probably dangled the carrot. Brisbane will also have space after losing Fifita. But the fact is he is now a free agent and we would be stupid to not try to steal him from under Gould’s nose.
     
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  14. possm

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    Maybe Hunt is a good fit for Brisbane.
     
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    Make him Capt and let Cam go sulk with his “mate forever”

    There have to be
    reasonable questions asked of a Capt who’s led us to 15th & 13th FFS?
    And I would never question his heart & commitment

    ....but is Cam’s our worst captain’s record in history??

    New coaches usually want changed team culture
    - and that can often start with the Capt?

    This is a results-driven game?

    Great leaders usually have solid Rep credentials & lift their team

    & players will bleed for them


    Hmmm
    Moose paired with AFB?
    We’d have some serious upfront grunt

    ...and a Capt who’d have a serious crack at the refs Lol



    https://amp.nine.com.au/article/2af6248a-7a22-4322-a17e-3f8e631863fa
     
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  16. be55

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    Was so disappointed when AFB left the Dragons...Stevie Wonder could have seen what a good player he was always destined to be...would absolutely love to see him back at St George but i am not sure if their is any truth to this story as it was the club that moved him on and i think he would still probably be dirty on that fact.
    He is such a high quality prop and i would be ecstatic if he returned.He is exactly what we need a big bodied metre eater who can stand in tackles,offload and is aggressive.
    Wow i better calm down because if i keep thinking about him possibly returning i may need to go and rub one out, i am getting that excited :p
     
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  17. Dorothy the Winowhore

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    Meh, just rub one out anyway. It is good to clean the pipes out regularly.
     
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    If we land him, I'm hoping he can play a Jeremy Smith type role.

    That would do just nice...
     
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    He's long odds I reckon to comeback
     
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    Prop I imagine Possum.
     

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