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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by aussie7798, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. blue bags

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    cmon benny boy:)
     
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    Overseas dragon Juniors

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    Wayne Bennett won't he be 97yrs old when he coaches the BIG RED V......
     
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    He would still be better than the incumbent.
     
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    Roster not the issue': McGregor has two weeks to save $750,000 job

    St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has just two games to avoid the axe as Dragons powerbrokers gear up for the club’s most significant meeting in years when the St George Illawarra board gathers on June 16.

    The Herald can reveal the club is paying $750,000 a season for a coach whose only two wins in the last 15 games have come against the hapless Gold Coast Titans.

    "When you say you have the squad you want, you need results. Unfortunately for Paul McGregor it hasn’t panned out that way. It looks like the players either don’t agree with the game plan or don’t like it.

    "On Saturday it looked like it was the last round of the year. It’s the game that upset me the most since I retired. Yesterday was the hardest to watch since I left. They’ve had eight weeks off and played against a team they should have beaten. Even if they don’t win, they need to show something for themselves.

    "There’s a lot of smart footballers in the team, and strong leaders in the team. But it looks like things have taken their toll. It has shone through that the Dragons jumped the gun by re-signing Mary when there was no pressure to do it."

    The second-most under pressure man at the Dragons is Ben Hunt, after another underwhelming showing against the Warriors. While former Canterbury hooker Michael Ennis believes Hunt and the Dragons will benefit by moving him to the bench, Soward has called for a host of changes that revolve around Hunt’s move into the No.9 jersey.


    "Ben Hunt has to start at nine this week, because you can’t have your $1.2 million player on the bench," Soward said.

    "The way the game is going with the changes, Ben Hunt could be similar to Josh Hodgson. He has a good kicking game and knows how to manage his forwards. Cam McInnes is a fantastic player but as an attacking threat, Ben Hunt can provide them with more points. McInnes made 70 tackles on the weekend, which is incredible, but they need spark in attack.

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    "Hunt at hooker, where he’s played for Australia and played well, makes sure he’s always in the game and hasn’t got the chance to drift in and out if it’s not going well. Then you move McInnes to lock, shift James Graham up front with Paul Vaughan, move Tyson Frizell back to the right edge where he plays for NSW, play Tristan Sailor at fullback and bring Adam Clune into the halves alongside Corey Norman.

    "Dragons fans are the most loyal fans I ever played for. As much as they bag you, they will support you to the hilt and stick by the team if they are making changes and blooding youngsters to improve the team. It makes it hard to support the team when they dish out what they did yesterday."


    Some of the obvious names that will be linked to the job include former Dragons players such as Roosters assistant coach Craig Fitzgibbon, former Manly coach Trent Barrett and ex-Newcastle coach Nathan Brown. But Soward believes it’s time the club looks externally.

    "They need someone like Anthony Griffin," Soward said. "The Dragons have had success when they’ve brought guys from outside to look inside the club. Wayne Bennett did that."
    make dragons great again

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/ro...eeks-to-save-750-000-job-20200531-p54y5w.html
     
  5. Slackboy72

    Slackboy72 First Grade

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    Don't bump an april fools thread.
     
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    Speaking of jokes, has anyone paid the $22 to put McGregor's mug in the stands?
     
  8. R&WTILLIDIE

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    A 97 year old, Alzheimer’s suffering Bennett Would still do a better job than (how ever the f**k old McDud is) Mary would
     
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    The thing with Bennett is he brought a whole support team with him (and told the existing one at the Dragons to piss off). Doubt many other coaches could do that.
     
  10. blue bags

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    darius boyd is welcome of course, being a lifetime member and dragons champ
     
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    I had to think about that, but after 20 seconds....................... I agree
     
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    I would pay the $22 to put a photo of all the support staff Mary has thrown under the bus over the last 6 years just so they can all be there when Karma bites him in the arse.
     
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    This makes so much sense. I totally agree. If Norman doesn't improve after 2 games in that structure het rid of him.
     
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    Hahahahahahaha your avatar
     
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    Surely shouldn’t any contract have performance clauses included. If that’s the case this muppet could’ve been gone long ago.
     
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    Settle down Pete!

    Just one of the many highlights in the history of this proud club.
     
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    I'd like to put up one's of all the coaches rumoured to be in line for his job.
     
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    Barring the Titans, they've given him two of the softer games as his 'make or break'.
    I can see a bounce back against the Dogs, and a tough, close loss V the Sharks.
    That'll be enough to weather this storm before a 3 year extension in July.
    He's thought this through. Genius.
     
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    16 days now, thats all is left :mad:
     
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    One of those was McGregor.
    After Bennett left it was like catching CV-19 a second time and being in ICU for 6 years.
     

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