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Ben Hunt

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Saints Forever, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Old Timer

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    If he can resolve the Boyd fiasco, hold onto his forwards and get a half decent 7, I actually think he will make it next year.
    There is just something about him that appeals to my footy logic (talking myself up here) and I actually like the best of what they did last year and think he can resolve the worst of what they did.
    His biggest issues will be the old players interfering and the Bennett hangover albeit Bennett's best at the Bronco's was a long time ago.
     
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  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Seibold is a myth.
     
  3. SnowDragon

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    Mary isn’t :joy:
     
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  4. BLM01

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    You were a better judge than me I said 6th at best for us down to 12th but Mary never ceases to amaze
     
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  5. Old Timer

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    2 comps at the helm 2 semis not bad for a myth.
     
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  6. lynx000

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    Hard to disagree with any of that. We wait to see what happens in 2020. Some of his selection decisions were baffling in the least, if not downright insanity. What caused that is the question.
     
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  7. lynx000

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    Ahhh that was Uncle Wayne's idea after he had to bring Darius home and that meant fullback was not open for Milford.

    PS I was not having a shot at your club, more at McGregor. Hunt was damaged goods and at least around some of the fan base we had realised that he was not a game managing half back, but more a running 5/8th or perhaps a hooker. Whilst he had Widdop with him it might have worked having him as the half. With Norman, not so sure.
     
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  8. lynx000

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    Again, good points which I largely agree with. He talks a good game, hopefully the team starts to show that next year, but I am starting to have some doubts.
     
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  9. getsmarty

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    Time for Hunt to reclaim halfback jersey: Joey

    George Vlotis
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    Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns believes it's time for Ben Hunt to reclaim the No.7 jersey and move back into his natural halfback role for St George Illawarra.

    Hunt was given the punt from the Dragons' starting roster after a string of consecutive losses earlier this season.

    Coming off the bench, the former Maroons star impressed in the hooker's role and has since found himself starting in the No.9 jersey, pushing skipper Cam McInnes into lock.

    With the ship now steadied, Johns claimed it was time for coach Paul McGregor to revert Hunt to his natural position and unleash his skill-set to exploit the new faster ruck.

    [​IMG] :copyright: Getty Ben Hunt
    "I just think he's a more creative player, at clubland he's an out and out halfback." He told Wide World of Sports' Immortal Behaviour.

    "We know he's been struggling the last couple of years, but the way the ruck is now with the quicker ruck, he's a running halfback, you know when he gets those sausage dog legs going, he's incredibly hard to tackle.

    "I just think the way the game is going now, it really suits the way he plays. They've adjusted the way they're playing so it would suit him. I think at club level he's an out and out half-back, at rep level he's a dummy half."

    The move would allow McInnes to revert back to his favoured hooker's role, despite an impressive stint at lock.

    [​IMG] :copyright: Provided by Wide World of Sports Dragons star Ben Hunt speaks on his position shift.
    Johns had nothing but praise for the Dragons skipper who has been more than willing to handle any situation thrown at him.

    "If you had 13 Cameron McInnes' in your side every week, you'd never get beat," Johns said.

    "That's the sort of player he is. And the best thing, he doesn't jump up and down and say, 'I don't want to play lock, get my manager I wanna get out'. He takes his medicine, there's a lesson there."


    https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/mor...t-to-reclaim-halfback-jersey-joey/ar-BB16zs5g
     
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  10. Spazer

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    I disagree, I think Clunes flat passing game is better suited for the games current meta. Clune's direction and passing (and Dufty's) is one reason why Lomax and Aitken are running better lines. If anything Hunt should be wearing no. 6 imo
     
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    I think Clune is doing a good job in the 7. I’d be dropping Norman way before Clune
     
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    7 - Clune 6 - Hunt... allow Clune to direct the team and allow Hunt to play his natural running game...it really is that simple....
     
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    I'd say that Hunt has had his time at 7 and now needs to do extremely well at 9 or find himself at another Club. With Green leaving the Warriors at season's end, I would not be surprised to see them make a play for Norman or Hunt.
     
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    Norman would be a perfect fit for the Warriors.
    We can have LAM back and an outside back. Perfect swap
     
  15. getsmarty

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    Hunt has never been used correctly by mcGregor...he is a running half...play him along with Clune organizing...Norman will be hard to offload...
     
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    Can't compare the two , Mary has had 7 years and counting ..... Give Siebold 7 years then compare ....
     
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    Ben Hunt is a classic example of McNoideas coaching credentials, or lack thereof.
    This one issue (among many!!) of, giving up on BH as a half, and moving him to hooker
    should be enough for any reasonable board/ management representative to seriously wonder if they have a fair dinkum coach or an imposter, AND do something about it.
    We all know Ben Hunt has ability and talent, but the coach at SGI has no idea how to use it, grow it, develop it, improve it, foster it, etc.
    Sad indictment on the club in general.
     
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    It really is that simple.
    They tried it for one game only, however the game plan was for Hunt to organise & Clune to make up the numbers.
    Why Norman is the one irreplaceable is strange.
     
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    Bring back Patty Herbert
     
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    Unless im missing something Clune appears to be exclusively playing on the left and pretty much playing a 5/8 role despite his number. I would like to him move fully into a halfback role now that he has his confidence up. In saying that Norman played his best game for us on the weekend and the combinations are growing so with only 10 rounds left we may as well keep it as is. If we can get over this bogey game and then smash the Sharks which we bloody well better do as visitors at Kogarah I honestly believe we can scrape into the 8.
     
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