Dragons Next Coach

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by St Georgio, Aug 26, 2019.

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Our Next Coach for 2021

  1. Kevin Walters

    2.6%
  2. Craig Fitzgibbon

    21.2%
  3. Anthony Griffin

    9.6%
  4. Nathan Brown

    7.1%
  5. Shaun Wane

    11.5%
  6. Geoff Toovey

    17.9%
  7. Shane Flannagan

    34.6%
  8. Jason Demetriou

    26.3%
  9. Other

    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Saint_JimmyG

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    Wane has zero experience at NRL level.
     
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  2. Saint_JimmyG

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    A two time sacked coach? Is that what Saints have become, a refuge for underperformers?

    The club should be aiming much higher.
     
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  3. ram raid

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    It's crazy that they extended him when they did. Like they were saying on NRL 360 last night, it's not like he was about to go anywhere. More clubs should look into flexible contracts such as what Newcastle had in place with Brown.
     
  4. 2218

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    Ryles would be my choice.
     
  5. SAP58

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    Agree, business contracts have changed a lot particularly in recent years to very much performance based to stop exactly what is happening here - large payouts to get rid of under performers like McIdiot. It is astounding why they signed him again so soon and then didnt have appropriate clauses in place to protect the business.
    I keep hearing from people such as James Graham how much he loves the club, well if he loves it that much swallow his massive ego, have some balls and step aside as Nathan Brown did because he could see it wasnt working.
     
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  6. ram raid

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    Yeah. Or at least be open to some negotiated resolution. It could be better for him in the long run. It doesn't benefit anyone sticking around when nobody wants you there. Brown came out of that situation relatively untarnished in spite of everything. Maybe Brown will get the Dragons job heh
     
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  7. BLM01

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    What and walk away from 1.2 mill he is owed....I would not. .Nathan Brown had a year to year contract...different thing
     
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  8. grouch

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    Good coaches get sacked too. David Waite was sacked by Newcastle. Des Hasler was sacked by the Dogs. John Lang.

    As for Griffin, he was only sacked by Brisbane because they got the GOAT Wayne, and clearly the Penrith sacking was an error. I don't mind him
     
  9. Dragonslayer

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    This $1.2m "excuse" has me intrigued.

    So, we are in Sept 2019 and if rumours are true, cannot "afford" to pay him out. Again ifvrjmours are fact, by April next year, given 6 games to prove himself, we would suddenly gave the cash then and be able to emoloy a coach on the spot.
    Whilst ai'm not calling this crap, mainly because our Board is so incompetant anyway, there is no difference between $1.2m now and $1.2m 6 games into 2020.
    Again, it appears to me that the Board is buying time hoping we have a big win against the Titans, the tidal wave of rage dies down to a ripple and everything is back on track. Or, is it waiting for all committments to end before pushing the button.

    Never before had I ever gone into a game, especially last V 2nd last with so much riding on the result.
    It's basically a reverse grand final.
     
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  10. martielang

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    Griffins a decent coach. He's no tactical mastermind but he gets the players ridiculously fit & gets their attitude spot on, so much so that you never really feel you're out of the game. We've fallen to shit in both departments without him.

    The only Panthers supporters that think he's useless are the blokes that are still upset he turfed Matty Moylan for being a shitbag. Another quality of his.
     
  11. Slackboy72

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    He has a 55% wining record but that largely masks that his last three years at brisbane were mediocre.
     
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    So he’d be better off if he had a good attacking assistant. Or is he to stubborn to take advice. There were reports that he & Gus butted heads. Maybe Gus wanted too much input into attack.
     
  13. D4L_Dave

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    If we go after best available experienced coach, that is Flannagen, but since he is not an option till 2021, give the next best available a year contract with the view to signing Flanno, with the option by mid year (July) to keep Brown if we are flying along and or Flanno doesn't happen. Griffin, Toovey ect won't cop one year but Brown is on record as being ok with it
     
  14. ram raid

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    Are you saying that you will be supporting the Titans on the weekend? If so, Kudos. That must take some hard moral gymnastics to pull off.
     
  15. Slackboy72

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    I would give Fitzgibbon two years with him knowing we plan to chase Bellamy unless he makes top 6 both years.
    After him then Griffin, then Toovey.

    In 2021, assuming the next coach has not improved tings suitably, we should look at securing Bellamy first, Flanagan second.
     
  16. JohnnoMcJohnno

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    Maybe 6 games in next year is when the term deposit matures.
     
  17. ram raid

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    I think the players at his other gigs found Griffin a bit 'old school' and remote. From what I can gather, what they meant by 'old school' is that he ran the place like a headmaster. The players wanted more of a buddy coach, like Trent Barrett.
     
  18. St Georgio

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    Well Trent did a fantastic job at Manly that he was well and Truly a great buddy, fast forward a year later Old School Des Hasler is streets ahead, if Manly didn't lose Tom they would've given the top Contenders a real big scare!
    Griffith, Wane, Brown should all be an option for the Job.
     
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  19. Paddles

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    A couple of confounding issues about the $1.2m deal:

    1. Timing. There was no need to complete the deal when they did with no-one chasing McGregor's signature and no knowledge about how the season would play out (except for, say the last 5 years of failure which indicated we were heading this way sooner or later)

    2. Amount. How did they arrive at this figure, including presumably a payrise? Where would he be going if not here? What are the comparative offers they needed to match and beat? What do Dapto pay a captain/coach?

    Failures everywhere. If they don't lock in a new coach asap the board are further highlighting their gross incompetence.
     
  20. Dragon Revival

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    No coach should be retained with a 2019 success rate of around 30%. Craig Young was sacked with a success rate of 41%. Mc Gregor
    has never had a great strategy and at the moment apart from his usual one liners about
    tries scored from kicks not being legitimate, he is totally devoid of constructive ideas and selects a backline in tatters and regularly chooses injured forwards. The playing roster for next year is in tatters with Widdop leaving,
    Graham getting older and the CC backups moving on. The Club has no future at NRL Level due to incompetent operatives resulting in the fans and sponsors being totally confounded and disillusioned.
     
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