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Euan Aitken

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by TomRedVRiver, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. possm

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    I wonder what warterboy will say after Dufty, Mika and Aitken fail against Newcastle. It will be all too late because the Dragons would have lost another game unnecessarily.
     
  2. Crush

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    Dragons will beat Knights.
    And Dufty will star.
    Cristal ball told me.
     
  3. Dragons 09

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    Yep, agreed. Just wish our coaching staff had the necessary credentials to develop them further and skills coach them in order to minimise their obvious deficiencies, they both have the potential if it can only be extracted on a consistent basis.

    I really think Norman (given time) is the sort of player who will assist both of these guys to show more of their talent in attack. He is a lot less structured than Widdop and will show up on either side of the field, not scared to throw long cut out passes to give them early ball, will chance his hand with trick shots and generally just provide them with more opportunity.

    Aitken's defensive reads are still a major problem, but I just hope that Host gets to play on the right side for a while to come because i think he is having a positive effect on Hunt and Aitken's defensive shape and that can only be a good thing.
     
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  4. TruSaint

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    Rock solid as always... :)
    For our sake I hope Dufty stars. I still have reservations but lets wish for the best.

    Aitken for me is a prime example of when, even after a win, a coach should and can relegate a player. He is a liability.

    A couple of good runs, doesnt make up for footy nous.
    Not having a go at you mate, as I said Dufty may come good, but Aitken for me has has ample time to prove his worth.
     
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  5. Crush

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    Aitken and Dufty are about to go on a magical run.
    I'll be VERY surprised if we aren't 4W 2L after 6 weeks and firmly in the top half of the table.
    Dufty loves the weaker teams as they allow him to run.
    Knights W
    Dogs W
    Manly W
    Only negative will be Mary gets his extension on Anzac day.
     
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  6. TruSaint

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    If the last sentence happens, then we can kiss the season bye bye my friend. And the next 2. :)
    PS, love your optimism...
    All good.
     
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    I could just as easily see us losing all 3 of those games. It is not out of reach to do so!. Knights away and hungry for a win.
    Dogs..well last year ring a bell
    Manly we have the wood on but not while Dessie was coaching em or when he was at the Dogs
     
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  8. Crush

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    OK, so you go with LLL and Ill go with WWW and lets see who was closer in a few weeks.
     
  9. BLM01

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    No I wont go LLL..
    I said I can see it easily happening versus you confidence of booking in as wins
    The Dragons worse case scenario should be 2 wins out of next 3 games (I am doing a Mary talking blocks of games now) cause otherwise we will be in trouble and down near the bottom. Our F & A is already falling way behind where we need to be.
    Besides I will be there in the stands at the Manly game in the Gong so I want to see victory.
     
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    And we will whack the roosters again on Anzac Day. It’s becoming a hoodoo
     
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  11. BLM01

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    Hey Possm...Aitken made the team of the week from Round 3 as voted by the fans.
    Were you 1 of them?...or was it those token fans who dont know anything about the game.
     
  12. Blood Shot Eyes

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    Would be nice if Aitken and Lafai start to become a formidable centre pairing for our club....we have been sadly lacking in tbat dept.....unfortunately Im not convinced thats going to happen.....hope they prove me wrong
     
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    I am more hopeful of Lomax and Marsters becoming a formidable centre paring, but they have to get selected there to start with.
     
  14. Blood Shot Eyes

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    Sadly they probably will...........at another club !!!
     
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    Wasn't it Hunt that was brushed off after racing up & trying to put a hit on Milford?
     
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    The good car manufacturers will still look to make changes to the cars set up even if they win race 1. unfortunately McNoidea thinks we must be on a winning formula, stick to it.
     
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    Did Friz have surgery did he?
     
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    It’s embarrassibg how bad he is and how much gitmo still talks him up
     
  19. Frank Facer

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    DROP AITKEN NOW!
     
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    He is a shocking defender.
    Can not read the play and he will unfortunately NEVER learn....therefore not a first grader.
     
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