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Dragons Coach 2021 and Beyond

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by thebigredv, Aug 14, 2020.

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Who do you want to see as Dragons coach?

  1. Shane Flanagan (if available)

    17.0%
  2. Shaun Wane

    24.2%
  3. Wayne Bennett

    12.7%
  4. Craig Fitzgibbon

    19.4%
  5. Dean Young

    4.2%
  6. Geoff Toovey

    4.8%
  7. Anthony Griffin

    14.5%
  8. Todd Payten

    1.8%
  9. Paul Green

    1.2%
  1. Slippery Morris

    Slippery Morris First Grade

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    Whoever they get make it 2 years tops with an 1 year extension based on criteria such as make finals. 3 years with the wrong coach will kill Saints as they have a good group of juniors coming through and if the coach is like Mary they will leave.
     
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  2. TruSaint

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    Gomarchin Juniors

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    What’s the fascination with Fitzgibbon? Has he coached anyone? Being an assistant at a successful club does not make you a good first grade coach.
     
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  4. blacksafake

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    Fitzgibbon left is at the first opportunity when playing so I can’t see him riding in on his horse to rescue us.
    I’m expecting Young got be given the job :weary:
     
  5. Coffs dragon

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    Seems to have worked for Paul Green, Justin Holbrook & Adam O’Brien whom have all been assistants under Trent Robinson at the Roosters.
    Green went onto win a GF and the other 2 have improved their teams considerably in their 1st year.
    Worth a shot IMO!
     
  6. This Just In...

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    Though the Board effectively answers to no one, you'd hope (surely) that they've learnt something from the last two rookie appointments. Especially with regards to internal ones...
     
  7. ChocOConnor

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    The man we need is Wane the Pom.

    Although people brag about Fitzgibbon and I believe he will make an outstanding coach, I think I could look good as an assistant to that roosters side.
     
  8. Gomarchin

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    Green and Holbrook both coached under 20’s with success. The only coaching Fitzgibbon has done is two games for country and both were losses. Risky move.
     
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  9. Gareth67

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    Well if that is the case then Wane would still be available. Unless his preference was working only in an almost covid -19 free state of Queensland .
     
  10. Dragon David

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    Yes, you would think that Wane would still be available. Has the Dragons identified him as a candidate for the head coach position?
     
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    I do hope so DD - He should had been included in their preferred list of candidates - if they were after someone who was a hard taskmaster.

    However in saying that I am also quite sure that if Wane is worth his salt he would had done some homework on the Joint Ventures true situation.

    In as much he had asked himself the following - “ Would I be restricted in what I could do , the players I could buy , are the J.V’s board as dysfunctional as reported ? “

    Perhaps the previous paragraph has already given the man the answers to those questions , meaning that he shall pack his bags and return to England ?
     
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    shh
     
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  13. FlameThrower

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    Been saying this for ages...
     
  14. Wittenberg

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    I think we are being led to Fitzgibbon by Fittler, Johns and the rest of the main characters in the rugby league media circus. We to get him his price will inflate greatly, if we don’t get him the media will label whoever ends up as our new coach as a second rater who the club really didn’t want. Either way Nic and the Bondi boys come out on top. Then again maybe I have been in isolation too long and are starting to create my own far fetched conspiracy theories......
     
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  15. redv13

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    I say fu** Fitzgibbon and all his muppet hangeroners like Fittler, A Johns and the other dero’s who are pushing his barrow to be our coach. We need an experienced coach not the next little kiddy on the production line. Assistants at great clubs don’t always make it, Kearney and Walters are 2 examples. Brad Arthur has battled too for most of his career. Barrett has been put up there too for zero return!!!
     
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  16. Dragonslayer

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    The carousel keeps going round and round.
    Seems anybody and everybody's name being thrown about for the remaining head coach vacancies.
    We can scratch Payten off now and good on him, best of luck at the Cows.

    Leaves us and the Broncos rudderless atm.

    Broncos have rumoured - Walters, Green and Bennett, although I think Bennet isnt a reality for them just paper talk imo. There is no mention of any other contender. I think either of Walters or Green will get it, the other will coach QLD SOO.

    For the Dragons -
    firstly if Fitzy was keen enough he'd request the 'release' from the Roosters, not us having to beg for his services, so he can f^[email protected] off. Pretty clear he'll be Robinsons successor in any case.
    It seems to me that Griffin is firming as the almost unbackable favourite for the job. Bennett still a chance, but only in a directorship role, which would mean Young as HC. No thanks. The others include Wane (still my choice), but that would mean Young staying on as assistant, and the final one would be Flanno, but again that would meam Young as IHC for another full year. No thanks.

    This to me is where it sits. Griffin, i'm not a fan of. He may well be the one who can turn us around, but hes not a real man manager (apparantly). I dont see how he attracts players to the club. I still say Wane is our best option, would bring all the qualities needed to dig us out of this very large hole we are in.
     
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    For me I’d be going super hard for Wane, don’t try to play hard to get. Go in and kiss his a$$, get it done. If he has declined the job flat out and we also can’t get Fitzy I’d just sign up Griffin straight away. We need to start building a roster. We already missed out on Welch because of it.
     
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    Wane or Griffin will be far and away better options than what we've had in the past eight or so seasons, and far and away better than any rookie assistants who are currently available & part of the rumor mill.

    But this also sums up how much of a rut we really are in at the moment, especially as all roads also seem to lead to Dean Young remaining on staff in some capacity.

    Likewise, until we know who our head coach for 2021 and beyond is going to be, we are stuck in a holding pattern in terms of our roster. We need someone hired and making management based decisions for the roster (and staff) right now. No time to waste !

    Wane might take a bit longer to get here if he is the man. Griffin could (and probably should) start work immediately.
     
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  19. Blood Shot Eyes

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    For mine stop all this toing and froing and announce our new coach now.....Im pretty convinced they know who it is....we need to put the last 7 plus years behind us and start building our roster for the future...if it means players like Frizz, Aitken and whoever else is going standing aside for the rest of the season then so beit....its their choice to leave the club so time to give our future their turn....tough call but weve a lot of ground to make up so lets cut the bullshit and get on with it now
     
  20. boardlumps62

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    Good things come to those who wait children. All in good time. An announcement soon for my birthday. Make a good Christmas Present.
    Please I will take anything but a Rookie.
    Can our ex-coach throw his hat in the ring shouldn't be classed as a Rookie anymore. Fu$#$&K would that be funny. Nah doesn't qualify yippee!!!
     
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