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Eddie Blacker ...one to watch

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by nontime111, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    hes pretty good in this game, great skill with LOTS of mungrel JUST what we need!! I hope hes locked up long term also

     
  2. Michaeldragonslife25

    Michaeldragonslife25 Juniors

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    He will be f**king brilliant in years to come hopefully at the dragons but with McGregor yikes prob never seen him in fg until his a star at another club
     
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    LINESPEED Juniors

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    So I know

    inevitably,
    predictably
    Inexorably
    ineluctably

    it’ll be a
    ‘Return Of The Journeymen’ rerun
    cum Teamsheet Tuesdy

    BUT

    ...but surely Eddie gets a shot Rd 20 FFS after that forward performance?

    FMD
    I’d even throw Rav into the pack - at least he has size & will have a dig!

    Jeez what am I thinking? But throw Lovechild & Jordy into the pack as well - just anyone who’ll open their fuc/ken eyes on the goal line (lol)

    And Jayden & Tristan to the halves

    - both of whom shoulda played vs Knights

    For me it’s still disbelief that Clone is even more conservative than McNFI

    He’s totally shat in his own nest IMO & now will never coach the Dragons - such is the now bitter taste of their combined legacy of abject failure on every coaching count measurable

    Hammer linespeed, linespeed, linespeed vs Storm

    ... and let those juniors play with freedom & spirit
    for the Club THEY obviously love

    ... free of McMentor’s brain-dead shackles

    After all it was 12-12 2nd half

    when Zac, Duff & Cody decided to go freelancing

    Jayden & Tristan will at least run to the line & have the Storm in 2 minds?

    Sorry Webby
    But it’s time for you & Hook to intervene right now

    PS
    Zac will be our next captain - perhaps our youngest ever
    Reg Gasnier was the youngest ever Aust Capt at 22
     
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    I’m hoping that the only thing of Blacker we see is his back as he walks out the door. Give him a go next week Young you moronic clone.
     
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    Let’s hope hope Eddie gets a run
     
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    After that poor showing from our forward pack, I'd "drop"Vaughn, Kerr, frizzle, ford. Bring in
    All our Upcomers. That was the worst
    Team effort I've seen from a St George side. Seeing lot's of teams
    Since 1950's.
    It's a disgrace...
    That this team, is allowed to wear the :red_circle:Red V..
     
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    Eatons Hill Dragon Juniors

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    Givebig Eddie Blacker the run on jumper and tell him to run straight and hard at Cameron Smith every time.
    Then interchange him after 20 and bring Jeremy Latimore back so he can smack Cameron Smith in the Jatts Crackers one last time.
     
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    Vaughan and Ellis in the middle are both way to slow on their feet and easily exposed by opposition coaches.
    Throw in Blocker as well. Our forwards are to SLOW !
    Eddie Blacker is BIG, but what is he like in defence and quick movement for sustained periods when it comes to line defence ?

    Actually Jacob Host has shown more promise to the above criteria and he is branded as going to Souths.

    In other words we need BIG & MOBILE forwards like Penrith, Rorters Canberra and Melbourne? Oh yeah they are all top 4 sides.
     
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    BBTB what young forwards does this club have? Possible Blacker? otherwise we are thin in forward junior stocks unlike our backs who have shown more guts than our big boys.
     
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    I was at that game and could not stop watching the replay. Funny Smith was quiet for the remainder of the game and even missed goals.
     
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    If Blacker gets a game I would expect him to cop some very heavy punishment from the Storm pack.
    I personally would not throw him in against their pack where he would likely be found out, especially with it being our final game.
     
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    Pathways have given us some good young backs for 2021 but dropped the ball when it comes to forwards, especially props.

    Griffin know what to do and if he gets Brennan and Henry to assist him, we won't be in this position again in the foreseeable future.

    Pathways need to continually assess thier potential squad and recruit juniors form other clubs to fill the gaps when it is clear we are short of candidates for a position.
     
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    Forwards ??? Backwards unfortunately is the answer. We are Skint. Zero ,,, Zilch...

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Ford is our only forward with any leg speed. Can't tackle though.

    Like it or not we need better coaching in the wrestle. Not just for holding them down but for learning how to get to feet quicker there is an art to it and we don't have it
     
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    And FMD Possm we used to be the best nursery for forwards in the NRL until McDullard was parachuted in by the Gordons
     
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    He got found out in our 2nd trial which showed he wasn't ready. Sadly he got no game time against bottom 8 sides to work on his game either, so I don't know how he is going to improve.
     
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    He probably isn’t quite ready, but that one trial he played bad in, maybe he just had a bad day at the office? We can’t hold it against him forever. I actually think it would do him good, although also kind of unfair on him. He will get a run against a top team, if he holds his own he will gain confidence if he doesn’t Griffin will get a look at him just before pre season to give him some things to work on.
     
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    Eddie is a long way off 1st grade, a very long way.

    To throw him in against the Storm, which may yet happen, would of course get him some experience, however, it would sadly diminish his confidence. And, without doubt, the forum would call for his immediate release.
     
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    more or less ready than Ellis?
     
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    I would say less.
     

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