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How to re-build the Dragons

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by SnowDragon, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

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    Like your Board restructure proposal possm- but No 10??? Through my work, I deal with a reasonable number of young Asian people and their focus is on meeting their parents' expectations to become doctors not RL players.
     
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    gitano Juniors

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    I could rebuild the joint no problem. 2-3 years.
     
  3. blacksafake

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    We don't need a builder we need a board & coach who have an idea of how to run a footy club.
     
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  4. Mr Spock!

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    Is Hunt the highest paid bench player ever?
     
  5. _Johnsy

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    The first and most crucial step is punt anyone that is willing to accept mediocrity in any way shape or form. The standard you walk past & ignore is the standard you condone. There have obviously been too many people (from front office to players) in every section of our club who have been walking around blinded for too many years. It just isn’t good enough.
     
  6. Walpole

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    All that fictional reserve grade experience come in handy you reckon?
     
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  7. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

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    You've touched on a few of the issues that I constantly raise as well
    The Board is unaccountable for its actions- no one pays for its mistakes-Gordon Tallis referred to the St George powerbrokers as dinosaurs over 20 years ago and not much has changed.

    Possm has suggested how a revised Board could be at least partially elected by members and I think that's a must for this club if it wants to really engage with its members and be part of the 21st century. At the moment, I feel like just marching with other members and burning our membership cards in protest.

    Hopefully with a new Board we can move on from the old boys mentality, nepotism and acceptance of mediocrity which dominates Board thinking atm and which keeps idiots like Mary in a job. If Mary had been at the Roosters, (well- he wouldn't have been appointed in the first place), but if he had, he would have been long gone for not finishing top 4 over his six year tenure.
     
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  8. possm

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    Yes, so the way to handle this is to get them interested from a recreation sport or exercise sales pitch and then if they excel, look at it as a part-time thing and then if they show first-grade potential, the dollars will sway them.

    Many juniors undertake professional studies.
     
  9. SnowDragon

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    Very interesting to read the comments. Focus is more around the board than elsewhere. I guess the thought is that the rot runs deep, and we need a full rebuild to make it happen.

    anyone have a list of the board members?
    Contact details?
     
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    What happened hope you all got my point lol.
     
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    Not anymore :grin::grin:
     
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  12. SBD82

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    Is Latrell still getting benched mid game?
     
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  13. Mr Spock!

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    Maybe...
     
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  14. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

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    You sound like a dangerous subversive- the information you seek is only released on a need to know basis- my guess is that the Board will decide you don't have a need to know.
     
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    Not as simple as that Possm- it seems to be a cultural thing- Rugby was introduced into China many years ago and the massive PRC Army apparently plays the game but it hasn't taken root among the general population- on the other hand, Japan has just hosted the Rugby World Cup and the game there seems to be on the rise - although most of the local elite players seem to be backs or hookers due to their smaller statures.

    As we attract far more people from China (students etc) than Japan, the problem seems to be an intractable one.
     
  16. possm

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    My points were directed towards the St George District and rugby league. Teenagers with an Asian background are more likely to join their school mates playing rugby league, especially if encouraged by Club officials and players.
     
  17. BLM01

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    Yeh right..that is why you see so many Asian background kids in Juniors...not
    they are not interested to any degree you are wishing for...and probably never will be as numbers are dwindling in male kids playing RL....people are diversifying into all sports and the NRL have a mammoth task if they ever can to pull kids back into it to where it was 10-15 years ago
    Women participation in RL is growing but slowly and not sure they wil reach the heights they yearn for....as women are also moving fast into other prior male dominated sports like soccer, MMA, rock climbing, boxing, AFL, cricket etc
     
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  18. Old Timer

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    A good start would be to measure off our existing forwards roster in comparison to Collins & Tupouniua the 2 bench players from the chooks.

    We just plod along with oompa loompas and the Roosters crow loudly as there chicks show everything we actually desire from our starting side let alone the bench.

    We need to recognise what successful teams do re blooding & integrating young talent.
     
  19. possm

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    Coach
     
  20. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Collins is a weapon, plenty of mongrel.
     
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