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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Saints111, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Saint_JimmyG

    Saint_JimmyG First Grade

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    Well, I dunno about that that.

    Compare the one’s who’ve left against the incumbents:

    Dugan (fullback) vs Lomax or Dufty

    Mann (centre) vs Aitken or Lafai

    Packer (prop) vs Graham

    TBF, Packer has been beset by injury but who’s to say he wouldn’t have been impacted to the same level at Saints?

    MacDonald (wing) vs Ravalawa.

    I’d argue that three out of four are better than what Saints currently use.
     
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  2. matPORTS

    matPORTS Juniors

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    Good luck to Tyson in his next career move. He has been a good servant to the Dragons in trying circumstances and has established himself as a full time representative player whilst here.

    Now that official statements have been made by both clubs...

    It's going to be very interesting test case for the NRL this one. Pay cuts are going to happen, it's inevitable. A snowball effect of this will be re-distribution of talent between the clubs. No doubt if the comp does get restarted at some point this year, there will have to be some sort of re-distribution of talent.

    I say the Dragons need to move fast here.

    If I'm managing the club, then Tyson has played his last game in a Red V. Two options:

    Don't ever play him again (should the comp restart) and give the young players a run in the shortened comp.

    Negotiate his early release to the Knights and free up the necessary cap space to take as much advantage of any talent re-distribution that may take place before the comp restarts (if it does restart).

    We have nothing to lose now.
     
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  3. Willow

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    Speaking last month on his playing future, Frizell had stressed the importance of winning a premiership as being a defining factor of his choice.

    "People know that I'm looking to win a premiership hopefully and play finals footy. That's what we do it for," he said.


    That sez it all.
     
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  4. possm

    possm Coach

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    But Millward is doing a fine jo:
    • Good at recruitment
    • Good at player retention
    • Good at pathways management
    • Good at salary cap management
    • Good for nothing
    God give me strength!
     
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  5. Jersey No 14

    Jersey No 14 Juniors

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    Thank You SIr....
    May I Have Another!!!!

    We are Damned!!!
     
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  6. jeffdragon

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    Paul Vaughan to the Panthers?
     
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  7. possm

    possm Coach

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    NRL has said no new contracts to be registered until futher notice. Maybe Frizell and his manager got this signing done in time, Millward certainly did not get a replacement signed in time. Fifita from the Broncos should be our target using cap from Frizell, Graham and De Belin. Get on with it Millward.
     
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  8. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Please tell me this is only a joke....
     
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  9. Dennis Papaioannou

    Dennis Papaioannou Bench

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    Absolutely predictable.
    Frizell bailing underscores the deep ceded problem with our club.
    Our main aim should be to win premierships, not just make the finals and have a good season.
    There is a huge difference in mindset and we are just not focused on the big prize.
    Speculative options at coach since Bennett - partly to save money.
    Hoping against hope that McGregor would develop into a top line first grade coach.
    Exacerbating that decision with two unjustified extensions.
    So not only did we never look like title contenders (even in 2018) but we also failed to make the finals.
    Frizell was loyal and patient and waited for things to turn around but it never happened.
    2019 was the straw that broke the camel's back.
    He can see that a title with STGI is a pipedream in the current set up so, time to move on.
    Can't blame him and good luck to him at Newcastle.
    It is really starting to annoy me that Graham is anointed as the club media liaison.
    Don't we have a well spoken player in our ranks that can do us justice in front of the media?
    His comments are just dumb.
    Frizell is not choosing Newcastle over St. George Illawarra.
    He is choosing a chance to succeed over certain failure.
     
  10. Willow

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    Am I reading a case of sour grapes there?

    Obviously the "substantial offer" wasn't enough to keep the Club captain.
     
  11. Dennis Papaioannou

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    Widdop also bailed.
    Our club captain record not so great.
     
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    And Barrett
     
  13. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    And Morris
     
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  14. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Please Mary:

    Aitken (c)
     
  15. Father Ted

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    A flaw in the clubs logic perhaps. Will quality players want to come to us given the coach and the front office?
     
  16. possm

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    And Mark Gasnier
     
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  17. sa1nt5

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    Don’t forget Joel Thompson, Reuben Garrick, and to a lesser extent Matt Prior
     
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  18. denis preston

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    Was i hearing things or did graham say he had next year to play as well ?
     
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  19. Dragon Revival

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    The Dragons thrashed the Knights in a pre-season Trial. The only matchwinners that the Dragons have had over the past few years have been Widdop and Dufty. Frizell typically just ran at defensive walls. More is needed than brute strength.
     
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    “Tyson's decision to depart the Dragons at season's end will now allow the club to pursue other quality players in the marketplace."

    Yes Willow, this captain’s not going down with the ship.

    Andrew Gordon’s judgment is shot.

    No “quality players” will come to our Club with Waterboy as ‘coach’
    More defections will follow until he’s gone.
     
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