1. Out Now: The Front Row rugby league magazine

    LeagueUnlimited.com is proud to launch a brand new weekly publication to accompany your footy weekend.

    INCLUDES team lists, match previews, match reports, key stats and news from around the National Rugby League - 36 pages and packed full.

    EDITION 2 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Dufty and Aitken set to leave

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

  1. Old Timer

    Old Timer Coach

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    11,099
    Likes Received:
    14,367
    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.
     
    Btk and Coffs dragon like this.
  2. possm

    possm Coach

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    11,496
    Likes Received:
    8,940

    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

    West coast dragon Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    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

    West coast dragon Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,979
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    P
    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

    Frank Facer First Grade

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2017
    Messages:
    5,069
    Likes Received:
    5,639
    Because our coach is so bad, he continues to pick Aitken.
     
    Old Kogarah Boy 1 likes this.
  6. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    743
    Likes Received:
    1,144

    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

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    15,674
    Can we send McGregor there for the off season?
     
    R&WTILLIDIE likes this.
  8. BLM01

    BLM01 Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    6,151
    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

    Old Timer Coach

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    11,099
    Likes Received:
    14,367
    I was always pro Dugan and would have tried a lot harder to retain LAM.
     
  10. BLM01

    BLM01 Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    6,151
    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

    Dragonslayer First Grade

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    5,421
    Likes Received:
    8,297
    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

    BLM01 Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,287
    Likes Received:
    6,151
    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

    merahputih Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    It also described Aitken as a "star back"!!??.
     
  14. hewi

    hewi Juniors

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    3,158
    Griffin the coach that Gould said wouldn’t win a premiership, no thanks.
     
  15. 2010

    2010 Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    5,937
    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
     
  16. Reddragon

    Reddragon Juniors

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    2,260
    Likes Received:
    815
    McGregor will probably still pick Aitken round 1 next year ahead of Lomax, even if he signs for another club.
     
  17. R&WTILLIDIE

    R&WTILLIDIE Bench

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    1,623
    McGregor is probably the only coach that can turn the Storm into the titans
     
    Btk, merahputih, SAP58 and 1 other person like this.
  18. brokendigit

    brokendigit Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    108
    Brownie doesn't have a contract. It's a handshake.
     
  19. giboz71

    giboz71 First Grade

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    5,957
    Likes Received:
    7,034
    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.
     
    Carlton likes this.
  20. R&WTILLIDIE

    R&WTILLIDIE Bench

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,766
    Likes Received:
    1,623
    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.
     

Share This Page