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Dufty and Aitken set to leave

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by R&WTILLIDIE, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Old Timer

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    I agree
    Some still maintaining Millward’s doing a a great job????
    FMD we will be well & truly exposed for
    Lack of coaching skills
    Lack of decent recruitment
    Piss poor retention in respect of who we kept and who we let go
    Upgrades granted to players to be released prior to contacts expiring
    Total inability to grow any players skills.
    If this year is bad then next year will be even worse unless a miracle occurs and Mc Grinner disappears to ESL.
     
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  2. possm

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    Griffin as head coach with Brennan assistant coach
    1. Lomax for Dufty
    2. Saab on the left wing

    3. Ramien for Aitken
    4. Lafai for another season
    5. Right wing will be a problem- Ravalawa or Pearson
    6. Norman to five-eighth
    7. Hunt at halfback


    The above backline should be competitive and affordable.

    8. Timm - - if he stays
    9. McInnes
    10. Vaughan
    11. T Sims
    12. Leilua
    13. Frizell


    14. K Sims
    15. Kerr
    16. Graham
    17. Ford
     
  3. West coast dragon

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    You lost me at Brennan poss he proved his worth at the gold Coast way out of his depth would rather a ciraldo or Jason ryles big no from me
     
  4. West coast dragon

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    Part of me thinks he’s right where he is manly is is home and he’s comfortable there hence why in part it fell apart at Canterbury
     
  5. Frank Facer

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    Because our coach is so bad, he continues to pick Aitken.
     
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  6. redandwhite4evr

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    Obviously there has been a comprehensive pre- end of season review and the findings have been that Aitken and Dufty have been responsible for the poor performance of our esteemed coach and they must pay with their careers at the Dragons.
     
  7. Old Kogarah Boy 1

    Old Kogarah Boy 1 First Grade

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    Can we send McGregor there for the off season?
     
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  8. BLM01

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    Agree with most u say except who have we let go that we should not have?
    We have mostly resigned our better players that we should have.

    It is not all recruitments fault except they have bought and resigned the wrong depth (in conjunction with McFook who gets a BIG say in recruitment) and cap money available and Yes we paid overs for Hunt but needed to.
    Lafai was a mistake and a knee jerk reaction to a handful of Ok games and a good pre-season
    The Allgood, Latimore, Maranta experiments are clearly on McGregor who is starry eyed in regards to NRL experience and they are here based on his wishes
    Garrick would probably be the only one you can throw in for argument that we let go that we could of kept
    I was all for Dufty being resigned. I dont blame recruitment there I blame McFook for non ability to coach and utilise his strengths and improve his flaws.
    JDB has hamstrung us financially this year but his money can be freed up next year
    We should have a bit of cash to spend for next year with a few others to depart.
     
  9. Old Timer

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    I was always pro Dugan and would have tried a lot harder to retain LAM.
     
  10. BLM01

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    LAM agree but got too much money and he is not goining that good now at the Warriors as is nearing the end but better than our ageing props
    If you wanted Dugan i firmly disagree. I would agree only on half the money Sharks and we were paying him.
     
  11. Dragonslayer

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    Apparently, we are in talks with Dugan for 2020.

    LAM, if im not mistaken, his wife wanted to return home to NZ for family reasons.
     
  12. BLM01

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    Exactly re LAM we were never going to retain him as per OKB
    That has got to be a gee-up re Dugan...stop doing it too me DS
    Although for 350Kto 400K max i'd take him
     
  13. merahputih

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    It also described Aitken as a "star back"!!??.
     
  14. hewi

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    Griffin the coach that Gould said wouldn’t win a premiership, no thanks.
     
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    That article also mentioned that Brown was safe at Newcastle. Next report on another league site says he willl be gone, apparently he had performance clause in his contract.
    If the writer got that wrong maybe his story abou Aitken and Dufty might be BS
     
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    McGregor will probably still pick Aitken round 1 next year ahead of Lomax, even if he signs for another club.
     
  17. R&WTILLIDIE

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    McGregor is probably the only coach that can turn the Storm into the titans
     
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    Brownie doesn't have a contract. It's a handshake.
     
  19. giboz71

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    If the Sharks stump up for half then effectively we'd be paying Duges 400k to replace Aitken (almost like for like salary wise).

    As much as I've never been his biggest fan, I'd take that deal in a heartbeat. And we have an instant back up fullback as well.
     
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  20. R&WTILLIDIE

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    End of season review performed by Mark “just one more schooner for the road” Coyne. Yep...makes perfect sense why he endorsed Mcf**kwit...he was drunk.
     

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