I told you so

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Objective View, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. possm

    possm First Grade

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    Our attack was/is based on the success of our forwards dominating the opposition. As I stated a couple of monts ago, our forwards are fatigued and some injured and our halves can't play behind a losing forward pack. Throw in the fact that Nightingale, Aitken and Lafai are playing very poorly and have been for some time now, all of a sudden the reasons for our slump are all very clear.
     
  2. Frank Facer

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    Yes true. I also do wonder how much impact the change in refereeing style has had on our game. Others have previously mentioned this and I think there may be some validity to it.

    I also think that we may have been over achieving a bit earlier in the season and that gave us a false sense of reality. We only just held on against Souths, when they were without Sam Burgess. The first time we played Cronulla a few or their players got injured during the game. The second time we played them, they were without a few players. Dufty has also probably won us a few games single handedly.

    Posters on this forum identified that our right hand side was a weakness in defence very early in the season and all clubs look to be awake to this problem. They are all targeting out right hand side.

    I did say early in the season that winning was masking our deficiencies.
     
  3. Dragon for life

    Dragon for life Juniors

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    Yeah agree. Bennett would take the core of this team to the final next year. He would blood the young guys needed for our backline and deliver another final. I have no doubt about that. We have an awesome forward pack to build the team around. A few good backs and that would be enough.
     
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  4. possm

    possm First Grade

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    If Bennett was appointed he wouldn't want any of our current coaching staff. Hopefully he would have JD as his assistant. People with plumb jobs and a promised future would resist the appointment of Bennett however, surely the Board would have to respect Bennett's wishes to gain his signature.
     
  5. Dragon_psa

    Dragon_psa First Grade

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    That game was played on my 27th Birthday.

    Whole bunch of mates at my place to watch it.

    Shittest

    Birthday

    Ever
     
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  6. _Johnsy

    _Johnsy Referee

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    I’m confident this week ( NFI why), have thrown $50 on Bris into NZ into us. $165 return.
     
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    Give it strength & good luck
     
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  8. Saint_JimmyG

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    It was as though 2017 had slipped people’s minds.
     
  9. Saint_JimmyG

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    Is Lafai really paying THAT poorly? Sure, he hasn’t been a game breaker by any stretch of the imagination, but comparatively to the right side, I wouldn’t have thought he’s going badly either.
     
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    Just looking at teams, I think Cows can upset Broncs at 1300 Smiles.
    They've been improving each week and seems some trouble in Brissy Town
    - Parker sacked!
     
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  11. dragons girl

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    We need a coach with first grade experience not affraid to make the tough calls and one who commands respect.Does anyone know a coach like that?If we got Bennett he would have the nucleus of a good side with changes he would make could be a premiership team he did it in 2010. he needs to bring JD to take over after him or get bennett as coaching director and bring g JD as head coach now
     
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  12. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Parker?
     
  13. slippery5

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    Depends, if you don't count try's, try assist, tackle breaks, meters gained, GPS tracking speed, then NO, he hasn't been going that bad. LOL
     
  14. slippery5

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    "ClusterF#@k'' one of my favourite comments from Clint Eastwood in Heart Break Ridge.
     
  15. _Johnsy

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    The main reason was all 3 sides must keep winning & should knock over their opponents.
     
  16. WepnutV

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    Ohhhh wow.. People on here have not a clue, but go on like they have all the answers.. We could be doing a lot worse than Mary.. And the dragons are still looking the goods to go deep into the semis..
     
  17. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Shhhh.. there be some thin skins around these parts..
     
  18. Frank Facer

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    Who is a lot worse than Mary?

    Do you think that Mary selects the right players. ie Nightingale, Aitken and Lafai?

    I think we could do a lot better than Mary. I also think that a new coach from outside our system with new ideas would be good.
     
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  19. Objective View

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    So you're now 45.

    Straight Shooter
     
  20. Objective View

    Objective View Juniors

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    Well you've certainly changed your tune.

    Straight Shooter
     

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