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Division between 2 player groups.

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Pro Dragons, Jun 9, 2020.

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  1. Pro Dragons

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    Ray Hardly on radio today spoke of a bitter division between the players caused by the Jack De Belin situation.
    Paraphrasing his points were.
    One group is backing JB uphill and down dale the other group won't even speak to him.
    This has put some players on non speaking terms with each.
    The team is not playing as an united team.
    Some wives and girl friends are stirring the pot.
    If you combined the talents of Jack Gibson, Bennett, Bellamy etc they would not be able to sort out the mess.
    Don't expect Bennett to come and be able to sort out the situation.
    Players will need to be moved on to fix the mess.
    A new coach would face the same crisis.
    This situation is none of McGregor's doing.

    If this is true we have a long road ahead before things begin to improve. No wonder players don't want to come to the club and others want to leave.
     
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    What’s that got to do with not giving juniors a run
    giving bench Players 2 minutes of game time and then when a junior dose get a run he’s in one week dropped the next and so on
    Couldn’t coach a pig to be dirty
     
  3. Como Connection

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    You admit listening to 2GB and that dickhead, that's brave!
    CC
     
  4. St Tangles

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    If this is really the case the coach needs to be tough on players who are not putting in

    He needs to own the situation and tell the players if they can't work together they will not be in the top grade

    If he can't do that he is in the wrong job
     
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    The effing players are well paid professionals there job is to play football , if they don’t like it be like Frizzell and move on.
     
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    There have been rumours about Friz and JBD for some time. Regardless of how much truth there is in the ‘two sides’ story, JBD, irrespective of the result of his case, probably needs to pursue his career elsewhere.
     
  7. Dragon David

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    The JDB saga will only cause more and more unrest with the players who are either backing him and those ignoring him. This no doubt will continue until his case is finalised in court. The unrest has been since the start of last year as we know and I've said it before his presence at training just does not help the situation one bit.

    Our problems overall are in the too hard basket - poor coaching, non performing players, useless Board, no players wanting to come to the club, players wanting to leave, other coaches not keen. The sinking ship is getting closer to the bottom of the bay and there are no rescuers nearby to help.
     
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    Just when the media have run out of genuine excuses..they revert back to the old chestnut
     
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    Hadley spent most of 2018 telling everyone that Brad Arthur had lost the support of his players and the club would have to get rid of him before they could have any success at Parramatta... Hadley wouldn't know shit from clay...
     
  10. R&WTILLIDIE

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    Sounds like a piss poor excuse for losing games if you ask me.

    “my friend likes this guy that I don’t like so I’m deliberately going to be a shit merkin on the field”

    how old are these stupid merkins? Grow the f**k up you useless heartless merkins
     
  11. gitano

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    It's anything but a childish issue.

    It's a complex situation, with no simple answer on how the Dragons best manage it.

    Grow up.
     
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    By including DeBelin in the playing roster and hanging desperately on the hope of a positive court outcome, McGregor is the main cause of the split.
     
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    Good thing we have an experienced man manager in charge who knows how to unify a group
     
  14. R&WTILLIDIE

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    Grow up? Me? Really?

    they are a professional sports team full of different players with different personalities. Yes, people clash, not all people get along...but at the end of the day, their job is to play football, and do it competently...

    And I’m the one that needs to grow up?
     
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  15. Dennis Papaioannou

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    The JDB saga is already over a year old.
    By the time it is resolved it will have been 2 years of uncertainty and division.
    No coach other than McGregor would have managed this situation the way it has panned out.
    What's worse, McGregor has had the bare faced effrontery to use it as an excuse at various stages.
     
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    Not discounting their job is to play footy. Big issue though is this.
     
  17. R&WTILLIDIE

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    the dragons can lose every game for the next 20 years with McTeflon as coach and both him and the club will continue to blame JDB for all their losses.
     
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    :flushed:
     
  19. Eatons Hill Dragon

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    Is Wayne coming back.
     
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