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Dump Norman For Sailor .

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by J.moz, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Dragon set in stone.

    Dragon set in stone. Juniors

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    Norman should never play for the Dragons again. He is so bloody over priced and under performing.
    He just does not seem to want to get his jumper dirty and has no pride in himself and his performances
    what so ever.
     
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    Why is it that he is selected each week? Week after week we see Corey Norman continue to make simple basic mistakes. He’s not a team player. We should have scored yesterday when Norman had two players outside of him with a clear short run to the try line but no Norman wants to be a star and gets swamped by the defence trying to score. Kicking out on the full seems to be a passion for him much the same as kicking on the fourth tackle. He can’t tackle anyone by their legs, he jumps up off the ground and tries to wrap himself around the oppositions upper body. He’s quite useless in defence. It’s so frustrating to watch these continuing errors by Norman.
    Get rid of him please.
     
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  3. st.phil

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    Skip sailor, he looks more like a fullback. Sullivans time.
     
  4. Gippsy

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    Clune could be quite a good 1/2, he just needs someone like Cooper Cronk in his ear about how to manage a game. That would be my first coaching appointment if I was Griffin.

    Agree about Norman, he just doesn't like getting his jumper dirty. Replace him with anyone, but I'd like to see how Clune at 7 & Hunt at 6 goes. But then again, I have no faith in Young to get the best out of any new combinations.
     
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  5. Puff

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    People talk of Clune like he is a youngster in his development phase. He is 25. I have a role in youth sport. And in terms of development you see large amounts for the teenage years through to about 22-23. The rate of development then drops off significantly. Clune could be a good half, but I highly doubt it, as his development years were wasted under a coach who had no idea about development. Unfortunately, sport is cut throat and the years it would take to develop him further would be far too many, to reap any reward. I would get rid. I know that sounds harsh, however I am sure there are younger guys at the same level with more development potential in them, with less risk in relation to wasting our time.
     
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  6. Old Timer

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    What Clune needs is for the coach to say to the dummy half and the captain that Clune makes the call as to where the ball is to be delivered.

    I think he has shown enough to say that he has some footy brains and can read a game quite well.

    What happens now is that he is starved of the ball when Hunt & Norman do the shit things they want to do that which for the record have done nothing but cause confusion and instability.
     
  7. Mjab

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    Agree
    I don’t want to bag him too bad but Can’t see him being a premiership winning hb
    But hey Chad Townsend did

    Especially when u compare with fogerty at the Titans , also a rookie really , who really looks goods
    also Dearden looks a better player , also limited first grade experience
     
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  8. Mjab

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    I think like dufty sailor is too small for FB
    I also am pretty sure he will be leaving unlesss Griff has real plans

    talk in SMH today Benji May go to ESL club Widdop At to allow release
     
  9. possm

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    Just imagine if Millward sighed Norman and Hunt on a 3 year deal with an additional 1 year in favour of the Club. We could have off-loaded both at the end of this season and had 3.5m to spend on marquee players for season 2021.
     
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  10. possm

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    We don't want Widdop.
     
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    The only way I'd want Widdop if it meant hunt and Norman gone.
     
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    Yes Sullivan should be in the halves instead next week

    In hindsight the new coach should’ve been ready to replace the Failed One immediately.

    And if it had been done after Rd 4
    with a new outside coach,
    with the accompanying better selections
    game plans
    & blooding of juniors

    ....we’d be in the semis now IMHO

    ...& far more ready for 2021
     
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    Great suggestion to get someone of Cronk’s ability to work with our halves. Hook will need all the help he can get.
     
  14. Mjab

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    And Slater or Potter for Dufty
     
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    Dufty 6 sullivan 7 .
     
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    I've see others mentioning Dufty at 6 as well.......I laughed as hard at their comments as i did at yours.
     
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    I like that, especially if it meant we off-load Norman and Hunt.
     
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    They laughed at Columbus too

    ... just as well he didn’t believe the earth was flat
     
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    What Fogarty has that Clune doesn't is SPEED & Mongrel, simple as that.
     
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    I notice Cooper Johns is coming off contract at the Storm.

    We should make a play for him as he will constantly be getting advice from his dad and uncle so a lot more upside than Clune IMO.

    At 25 we shouldn't need to bring someone on to the pay roll to teach him how to be good at his position, would prefer someone do that with our younger halves in CC and Jersey Flegg.
     
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