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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. Inisai Toga

    Inisai Toga Juniors

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    Agree Mjab, and that could make a difference. It’s a tough one. I recognise his effort but why do want your hooker doing 70 tackles a game? I’ll swap 30 tackles for some sharp dummy half runs and more vision.
     
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  2. Crush

    Crush First Grade

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    The best we can hope for is Anthony Griffin.
    If we get Furner then God help us. 43% win record at Raiders, 33% at Leeds, sacked by both.
    If we get Young then then the fans will burn the place to the ground and break the internet. Surely they wouldn't dare be so foolish.
    Griffin will be a "meh" kinda acquisition. The type the Dragons love to acquire. Not good, not terrible, just meh.
     
  3. Fox 45

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    Although I don’t like the idea of Young being head coach, I would rather they give him next year only, because there are a number of quality coaches available for 2022 including Bennett, Bellamy, Flanagan, Fitzgibbon, which are much better than the current crop of rejects available now.
     
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  4. Maddragon99

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    I rate Dean Young but he’s not ready for the job. Anthony Griffen is the man to lead us out of mediocrity.
     
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  5. possm

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    According to FOX, Griffin's interview is being held tomorrow.

    Wane was overlooked by both the Cowboys and the Warriors and not even on the short list for an interview with the Dragons.

    I'm amazed that they don't even want to interview Wane or is it the case that Wane does not like the idea of having Young as his assistant?
     
  6. Dragons4lyf95

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    Probably a bit from both ends tbh...

    Very interesting to see what the feedback will be after tomorrow..
     
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  7. Slippery Morris

    Slippery Morris First Grade

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    Interesting in NRL 360 how Crawley supported Griffin with all the negative press he got from Webster for the Saints to keep away. Initially I did not want Griffin but Crawley made some good points. However I would not sin him for 3 years.

    He blooded 15 juniors at the Broncos and a stack more at Penrith so he does promote youth. Only concern is he has dull game plans which is a Mary trait we have been privy to for too long which scares me. Unless he gets a good attacking coach to look after that it may work. Young is not that person but maybe Matt Head is as his teams in the juniors were good to watch in attack.
     
  8. possm

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    Now that Wane is without an NRL club, I hope the Dragons add him to the list.
     
  9. Dragsters

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    Correct possm.

    If the club is serious about due diligence, then this would have to be simply a matter of course...
     
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  10. Dragon David

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    Dean Ritchie is saying that there are three guys the Dragons are looking at and they are Griffin, Furner and Young. No-one is mentioning Wane in the media so what is the go?
     
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    The BOD have no Idea, It should only be a 2 horse Wane and Griffin and Really Wane should be Choice all day long .
     
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  12. ChocOConnor

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    This headache about which coach all boils down to the ignorance of the board and that F-Witt we had impersonating a coach.

    2 years ago there was coaches available and we persisted with a fkg moron

    Now we are left with the bottom of a pit for coaches. Although I don’t classify Griffen as one of them. I think he just lacks management skills. But good footy brain.

    The BOD are to blame for all this and Mary is sitting back laughing.
     
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  13. Slippery Morris

    Slippery Morris First Grade

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    Wane? Why would Saints go for a coach who has had any success in the English Super League? The ones that have come here lately are useless and have not won anything look at Trent Robinson and Michael Maguire.......All failures yet to win a comp.....lol.

    Do Saints not know that there are also coaches in England that can coach? Or are the only casting the new withing 50km radius from Kogarah? Oh Sorry I am wrong they are looking at Furner who coached in the ESL for 15 games 10 of those losses.
     
  14. Slippery Morris

    Slippery Morris First Grade

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    To be honest, I find it so odd that Fitzy knocked back Saints for his first NRL gig to honour being an assistant? Has Politis got some wood on him that he is scared to leave? Bizzare

    Gould did a review and is close to the Chooks, do you think he has scared him off with what he knows about the upper Management at Saints that may set him up for failure? Giving Gould the keys to the city and look at Saints was a bad move.
     
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  15. St Georgio

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    Yes the best available Rookie according to many and he is not even interested, really strange.
    Maybe he is so well liked, Uncle Nick fears losing players, so he pays him well enough to stay.
     
  16. JohnnoMcJohnno

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    Gould may have talked but you don't need Gould to tell you something's not right at the club. I'm not surprised if Fitzy doesn't want to come. I wouldn't be surprised if Griffin didn't want to come. The team is full of non-performers - Hunt plays like he doesn't want to be there, Saab defintely doesn't want to be there, and we have tried off-loading Norman but he won't take the hint. The forwards are ordinary, Frizzell is leaving, the Sims boys are busted, and who knows what will happen with JDB. The new coach will have had no say in recruitment for 2021 so he will have to work with what we have and what we have ain't that much.

    A rookie coach could have his career scarred for life and an old hand like Griffin will think twice about coming.
     
  17. possm

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    Most of the Board members, especially on the WIN side of the boardroom, are number crunchers and marketing gurus. Craig Young and Peter Doust are their go to men when it comes to things 'football'. Now you can understand why?
     
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    The supposedly 3 short listed coaches are possibly the weakest 3 coaches you could find (barring Mary & Price)...so much for trying to find someone who meets all their criteria. This selection process is looking more and more like the Phil Gould phantom review. Its great seeing all the forum members getting so excited about Mary going and a new coach coming as we are are desperate to see the Dragons fight for at least top 4 and a chance at a premiership, but I just get the feeling that we are all being stitched up again. I hold little hope of much improvement at all if any of the 3 coaches being talked about are in fact selected..It seems the net hasn't been cast too widely looking towards a new era...
     
  19. possm

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    I have heard that Robinson and his family are moving to France at the end of the 2021 season. Plans are for Fitz to take over as head coach of the Roosters. So not too hard to understand why he gave his word and why he rejected our offer.
     
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    No other club would even consider either Furner or Young. Griffin has his faults but he should at least get us to the middle of the ladder. Huge improvement over MacGregor. The sad fact is we are no longer a prestige club and we are not going to attract the best candidates.
     
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