Nene Macdonald back at Saints

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by VodkaSaint, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Probably sick of being told to pull their socks up.
     
  2. Coffs dragon

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    Good question and probably because it irritates their shaved legs and covers their leg tats.
    Can you imagine the players from the 60's & 70's manscapping :smile::smile:
     
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  3. Gareth67

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    Ah for the good old days once again when men were men , hairy legs - warts on their noses and the cauliflower ears .
     
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  4. BennyV

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    Apparently not, if rumours are to be believed!

    Sounds like something our club would do - get rid of a valuable player because he has behavioural and/or attitude issues. Then 12 months later we look to sign him back with an injury could, a court case and further behavioural issues hanging over his head!!!
     
  5. Blood&Bandage

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    Ankle injuries are a serious thing to consider when signing a player. They are notorious to recover from, especially given it was serious. Don’t need him and his baggage. Look to the future and our young guns coming through.
     
  6. Gareth67

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    What is the old saying - ‘ a diamond in the rough ‘ ?

    The maestro is an expert at polishing those precious gems (?) , trouble is that this particular diamond has lost its gleam for good - unfortunately.
     
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  7. Dannyboy80

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    Spoke to a guy who’s pretty close with a few of the dragons fitness staff yesterday, he said that Nene is 100 percent NOT gonna be there next year. The club doesn’t want another court case hanging over its head, especially a DV case.
     
  8. Dragsters

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    Thank you and good night.

    End thread...
     
  9. jak

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    I hope your right
     
  10. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    I thought he only had his traffic offence.. When did he cop the DV charge?
     
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  11. SnowDragon

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    Speaking with little real knowledge...

    Nene is a great winger who had some issues. To get him back the price MUST be right, and even more so the contract must reflect the risk, and give the club out clauses and a second year option in our favour.

    if he really wants it, then let’s take a punt under those conditions.
    However, evaluate the risks first
     
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  12. Simon

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    I actually think the new rule change whereby you can't tackle an attacking player in the air, not just defensive will change the role and shape of a winger.

    Wingers of height will be advantageous, I hope Saab comes on but Nene may also benefit from this change. Tactically I think it may be a good ploy to go with height - get up high in attack and they have to let you come down with it. How long until a penalty try is given from this change as well will speed up how it's used by attacking teams in the 20.
     
  13. boardlumps62

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    Thought we switched off Nene thread.
     
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  14. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Now we just need our halves to be able to land some kicks to them and we will be right.
     
  15. Auntie.Gerald

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    i reckon we would be tempted to invite Nene back to where he could be on peanuts to start and prove himself

    he is 25yrs old now and at his best for peanuts who would be worthy

    time to grow up and we have some good leaders in Sims and Graham etc to set the standard
     
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  16. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    What I will say for the Dragons other than the JDB saga, we have generally been pretty good at turning bad boys around. Nene's time here, he was out of the headlines for the most part.
     
  17. Simon

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    In all seriousness I think this is the play and what we should be practicing. With the new rule, it's only a matter of time until players learn how to jump up high but then manoeuvre themselves to be ball first to the ground. With no one being able to touch them until they hit the ground if the ball touches first as long as the player catches it, it's a try or a penalty try all the time. As long an Nene doesn't bring his distractions the rule change could benefit his play.
     
  18. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    I’m sure they do, but executing it is the issue. A ball kicked into the corner for a tall winger is any halfbacks bread and butter. If the angle is right it’s a great move too because 1 metre out from the line is a great place to hand over the ball.
     
  19. Dragon Blood

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    Too much vodka me thinks. Nono McMuffin from me
     
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  20. FlameThrower

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    Nene is a fool. He was being paid big money, could not comprehend the gift and easy “day job” he had. Now go out into the workforce...he will be lucky to get a basic wage in warehouse.

    Some of these boneheads will never understand and Rugby League is littered with stories like this.
     

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