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How did we let this happen?

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by I'm Hornby, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. I'm Hornby

    I'm Hornby Juniors

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    Alright guys, I know this isn't what we want to read, but watching the Sharks play last night (and throughout the year) has got me wondering how we let this happen?

    Since the JV to 2011, we were firmly the more dominant and competitive club and were the big brother.

    In that time we had the juniors, we attracted better players and we got better on field results.

    Since 2012, oh how this has changed which makes me realise how far we've fallen. The Sharks have had better on field success (a premiership and more finals appearances), the Sharks have had more than their fair share of the local juniors and they've even recruited much better than we have, how the hell did we chase Norman and left Johnson to go to them?

    I'm sure there is an alternate universe somewhere where we got Johnson and they got Norman and we're better placed for it, but unfortunately we're all witnessing this harsh reality.

    It is clear that complacency from the board down has put us in this position and all I can do is hope that Webby and Hook can take us to much much greener pastures and I no longer have to consider the above anymore.

    Please feel free to comment/vent/rant at your leisure in this thread and let's all console together.
     
  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    It’s definitely somehow Illawarra’s fault.
     
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    You do know your sarcasm fuels the very thing you are taking the piss of, don't you?
     
  4. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

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    We've been McGregored!
     
  5. ALSGI

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    Hasn’t been that bad mate, we were only 85mins from a GF not so long ago ..... and what about all the hardest preseasons ever ..... finally got the team I want.

    Best was the junket to the States to learn from the Americans. It’s like sending a Carpenter to a Medical conference.

    Never mind all the reviews before the Gould review.

    f**kwits.
     
  6. _Johnsy

    _Johnsy Referee

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    #dragonsfooty
    #dragonsboard
    #McWreckor
     
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  7. hazzbeen

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    Post of the Season ..... Love it .... Sad but true ....
     
  8. matPORTS

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    Additionally - the Sharks have also had their fair share of off field scandals during this period of time and still managed to produce decent results, win a premiership, recruit some decent players and promote some fairly good juniors along the way. What more can we say? Unlike the old days I personally have found it hard in recent years to get stuck into little brother, and have actually turned somewhat of an admirer - mainly because we have little right to get stuck into them now. So yes, here is hoping that Webby and Hook can start to right this ship of ours.

    While the Sharks were off winning a premiership in 2016, we were producing some of the worst results in the clubs history at that time to date (our biggest winning margin that whole season was by 14 points), and then insisting that McGregor had a 'positive future as a head coach'. Little did we realise that the results were only going to get more disappointing and worse from there. Oh boy! Thinking about the mistake we made by not getting rid of him then really sends my blood pressure northward!!
     
  9. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Maybe we need to cheat the cap and get a peptides program going, if we win a gf we can attract players again.
     
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    He has at least gone now after all of the lowlights we had to suffer during his employment. It still really and truly beats me how the bloody hell he kept being re-signed - what were the then CEO and the BOD thinking. Anyway, good luck to the Sharks. They might have "cheated" in the past but I think they are clean now, (except for Xerri).

    With injuries to Johnson and several others, their campaign in the finals will be short lived.
     
  11. KiamaSaint

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    I blame possm. Not enough influence in team recruitment or selections.
     
  12. Inisai Toga

    Inisai Toga Juniors

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    Marsupial Mess!
     
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  13. blue bags

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    to much interference by muzby, with the BOD
     
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  14. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    I only deal with Bruce..
     
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    bad boy bubby First Grade

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    Also you forgot to mention that we are now the Kings of Kogarah!!
     
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    Just make sure that you clean up after yourselves when you leave .
     
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    All he knows is that he got you to pay attention to him.

    That must have been one very sad childhood.
     
  18. redv13

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    Spot on Orangeman. You took you’re smart pills today
     
  19. blue bags

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    muzby can clean up sharks mess
     
  20. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Irony.

    Delicious.
     
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