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a Grand Final every decade

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by grouch, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. grouch

    grouch First Grade

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    Since inception in 1921, St George / St George Illawarra have made a grand final at least once every 10 years. We are halfway through this decade, given the coach we are saddled with, and recent revelations that there is no new halfback on the horizon until at least 2018, this proud streak is in grave danger.

    1921-30: 1 grand final (1927)
    1931-40: 1 grand final (1933)
    1941-50: 4 grand finals (1941, 43, 48, 49)
    1951-60: 7 grand finals (1951, 53, 56-60)
    1961-70: 6 grand finals (1961-66)
    1971-80: 4 grand finals (1971, 75, 77, 79)
    1981-90: 1 grand final (1985)
    1991-2000: 4 grand finals (1992,93, 96, 99)
    2001-10: 1 grand final (2010)

    Does anyone realistically think we are a hope of making a grand final anytime soon? Do we believe making grand finals is even seen as a goal for the club?
     
  2. Walpole

    Walpole Juniors

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    Based on the current pattern we should make 4 grand finals this decade.

    2017-18-19-20?
     
  3. 2010

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    On any given day any team can win,irrespective of where they finish in the eight
     
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    BringTheNoise Juniors

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    Nope. Not without drastic changes. After our finish last year I thought we were building to something but this season everything seems to be going backwards. Our coach is out of his depth, their doesn't seem to be any juniors coming through to bank on and our recruitment is shot.
     
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    how idiotic to suggest that the club might not even want to win a GRAND FINAL . i have heard it all now .
     
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    Slippery Morris First Grade

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    That is a pretty impressive record making a GF every decade since 1921.

    At the rate the Bronco's are going they surpass this record you would think but goes to show a club that has a whole state of juniors to choose from can get this record. Storm is another and they have no juniors.

    Any other Sydney based clubs have such a record which basically starts from when they entered the comp?
     
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    This place must have been in constant meltdown in the 20s and 30s
     
  8. TruSaint

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    :lol:
     
  9. Dr Fruitbasket Returns

    Dr Fruitbasket Returns Juniors

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    My great grandfather kept going on about all the reserve graders they were signing.
     
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    With the current state of the NRL and TPA's, Saints best chance this decade to make the GF may be a '96 type run. Just thinking about that GF is going to piss me off for the next 30 minutes.
     
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  11. Objective View

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    Between 1999 and 2010 is greater than 10 years.
     
  12. TruSaint

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    Seriously its a pretty damn fine record we have, and especially in the 90's where we didnt win a GF, but 92-3 and 96 especially where achievements in their own right. Against a mighty Brisbane team and arguably one of the best defensive teams in recent history, Manly.

    The cap ( prior to TPA's) has ensured no other team since 92-3 broncos has gone back to back.

    3rd party agreements have now muddied the waters, and have seen teams like the Roosters(exc this year lol), Broncos, Cows, Mel, Dogs etc always in contention.
     
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    Can you explain the last 4-5 years? I mean, Mary publicly stated that his target was to win 50% of games...
     
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    History now with B1 and B2 will ruining that great record, how is Neil Henry going?
     
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    Dragons, Sharks, Tigers, Eels, Panthers, Knights, Titans, Raiders are yet to appear in GF's this decade. Sharks a good chance to break their streak.

    Pretty fair to say, the above sides have been the consistently lesser sides in recent years.
     
  17. grouch

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    Bump.

    Not looking great. This incredible record looks set to fall.
     
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    Wont be winning anything with this coach and staff ..... But the management must know more than me , because by giving Super Coach another extension they believe a premiership is around the corner......
     
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    Well that shows you just how bad things truly are for the Dragons . Here I was reading the posts believing that they were written today whereas in reality it has been 3 long years ago AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED in all that time .
     
  20. TruSaint

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    Timely bump...

    Truely unf**kenbelievable.
     
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