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BLM01

First Grade
Messages
7,713
Just googled Josh Kerr interviews and found a good one from the off-season two years ago.
He said the culture at the dragons club was like the QLD origin team.
He really praised the culture.
Lol
Crush.. a lot of trouble to go to for Josh Kerr 😉 🤔
 

OneEyedDragon

Juniors
Messages
1,064
I'll start with 2 admissions: I am a big Ryan Webb fan and I have been a strong advocate for patience regarding new signings for the club. You know, "wait until after Nov 1", "wait until after the World Cup finishes", "wait until the team is back at training " but here it is December and not much has happened. Sure, I can hope that the relatively unknown signings so far will turn out to be a late blooming high quality player like Cody Walker, but that is a bit of a forlorn hope! Come on Ryan, give the fans SOMETHING!
 

justadragon

Juniors
Messages
896
I'll start with 2 admissions: I am a big Ryan Webb fan and I have been a strong advocate for patience regarding new signings for the club. You know, "wait until after Nov 1", "wait until after the World Cup finishes", "wait until the team is back at training " but here it is December and not much has happened. Sure, I can hope that the relatively unknown signings so far will turn out to be a late blooming high quality player like Cody Walker, but that is a bit of a forlorn hope! Come on Ryan, give the fans SOMETHING!
I agree with you OED and lack of communication and keeping supporters in the dark is a dragons trait, but I have posted on here before that my gut feeling is until the salary cap and players eba is sorted there wont be any move made by the dragons.
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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5,037
I agree with you OED and lack of communication and keeping supporters in the dark is a dragons trait, but I have posted on here before that my gut feeling is until the salary cap and players eba is sorted there wont be any move made by the dragons.
The problem we have justa is many other clubs have been waiting for the new salary cap level etc to be set in stone as well and they will also be going hard to get who they want for their club. They probably will get the "cream" and we end up probably with the "dregs" like we have been.

Our club is a club with so many bad news issues, with the current one involving Matt Cooper. I'm waiting for some good news for a change.
 

Draginzaaar

Bench
Messages
2,853
The problem we have justa is many other clubs have been waiting for the new salary cap level etc to be set in stone as well and they will also be going hard to get who they want for their club. They probably will get the "cream" and we end up probably with the "dregs" like we have been.

Our club is a club with so many bad news issues, with the current one involving Matt Cooper. I'm waiting for some good news for a change.

I'll start with 2 admissions: I am a big Ryan Webb fan and I have been a strong advocate for patience regarding new signings for the club. You know, "wait until after Nov 1", "wait until after the World Cup finishes", "wait until the team is back at training " but here it is December and not much has happened. Sure, I can hope that the relatively unknown signings so far will turn out to be a late blooming high quality player like Cody Walker, but that is a bit of a forlorn hope! Come on Ryan, give the fans SOMETHING!
I read a piece on the Website from Webb stating that they are waiting to find out what the cap will be. What do you mean he's given us nothing? Maybe check the website?
 

draco

Juniors
Messages
651
The War: Young Blood - Attempted stabbing rocks St George Dragons teens in Cabramatta gang attack

Josh Hanrahan and Michael Carayannis

December 1, 2022 - 6:00AM


A group of junior rugby league players were attacked with a knife while innocently travelling from school to footy training, after simply getting off a train at a station where an armed postcode gang was patrolling the platform.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the shocking incident that unfolded in peak hour last Wednesday afternoon at Cabramatta Train Station after the Polynesian gang noticed the teens’ school uniforms were not from the local area.

The group of six talented teens, who play for St George Dragons in the under-17s Harold Matthews Cup, had finished school at Patrician Brothers in Blacktown before taking the train southwest for their training session.

But within seconds of hopping off the train at Cabramatta they found themselves surrounded by a group of up to 15 local teenagers, who aggressively asked “What are you doing here?” before telling them “This is our turf”.

One of the postcode gang then landed a punch, before another slashed with a knife – thankfully missing.

Ex-NRL player and Samoan international Kyle Stanley, who manages the juniors for St George Dragons – a feeder club for his former first grade team St George Illawarra – said he was shocked by the incident which could have so easily seen a teenager killed.

“One of our boys tried to de-escalate the situation and he stepped forward,” Mr Stanley said.

“He was just saying ‘Yeah we’re from Mt Druitt and we’re from Blacktown but we’re just here to train, that’s it’.

“But the group of 15 boys took advantage of their numbers, escalated the situation and struck the boy in the face.

“He came out with a black eye and that was all thankfully, it could have been far worse.”

The team, which was training in Cabramatta because of a partnership with the local club, was due to return for another session on Friday night.

But that session was cancelled and all future training moved back to their usual Blakehurst home ground.

“We have moved all our training up until Christmas back to the St George region,” Mr Stanley said.

“The boys are doing well, but this whole postcode thing, it’s terrible.

“Just because they’re from Mt Druitt or Blacktown doesn’t mean they are, or they want to be, gangsters.

“Our boys are just going to school, going to training, trying to improve themselves and they’re confronted by this kind of behaviour.”

Mr Stanley called the players’ parents to tell them about the incident, before accompanying several of them as they spent their night making police statements.


A group of junior rugby league players were attacked with a knife while innocently travelling from school to footy training, after simply getting off a train at a station where an armed postcode gang was patrolling the platform.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the shocking incident that unfolded in peak hour last Wednesday afternoon at Cabramatta Train Station after the Polynesian gang noticed the teens’ school uniforms were not from the local area.

The group of six talented teens, who play for St George Dragons in the under-17s Harold Matthews Cup, had finished school at Patrician Brothers in Blacktown before taking the train southwest for their training session.

But within seconds of hopping off the train at Cabramatta they found themselves surrounded by a group of up to 15 local teenagers, who aggressively asked “What are you doing here?” before telling them “This is our turf”.

One of the postcode gang then landed a punch, before another slashed with a knife – thankfully missing.

Ex-NRL player and Samoan international Kyle Stanley, who manages the juniors for St George Dragons – a feeder club for his former first grade team St George Illawarra – said he was shocked by the incident which could have so easily seen a teenager killed.

“One of our boys tried to de-escalate the situation and he stepped forward,” Mr Stanley said.

“He was just saying ‘Yeah we’re from Mt Druitt and we’re from Blacktown but we’re just here to train, that’s it’.

“But the group of 15 boys took advantage of their numbers, escalated the situation and struck the boy in the face.

“He came out with a black eye and that was all thankfully, it could have been far worse.”

The team, which was training in Cabramatta because of a partnership with the local club, was due to return for another session on Friday night.

But that session was cancelled and all future training moved back to their usual Blakehurst home ground.

“We have moved all our training up until Christmas back to the St George region,” Mr Stanley said.

“The boys are doing well, but this whole postcode thing, it’s terrible.

“Just because they’re from Mt Druitt or Blacktown doesn’t mean they are, or they want to be, gangsters.

“Our boys are just going to school, going to training, trying to improve themselves and they’re confronted by this kind of behaviour.”

Mr Stanley called the players’ parents to tell them about the incident, before accompanying several of them as they spent their night making police statements.

NSW Police confirmed they were investigating the assault and attempted stabbing and appealed for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.

“Around 5.30pm last Wednesday (November 23, 2022), officers attached to Cabramatta Police Transport Command were called to a registered club in Cabramatta, following reports a group of teens were allegedly assaulted at a nearby railway station moments earlier,” the statement said.

“Upon arrival, officers were told that six teenage boys were approached and assaulted by another larger group of teenage boys, one of which, armed with a knife, attempted to stab one of boys.

“One of the young boys was treated for an injury to his eye.

“Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”



https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/t...k/news-story/b91ca07f169d939322e69aab8677b892
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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5,037
The War: Young Blood - Attempted stabbing rocks St George Dragons teens in Cabramatta gang attack

Josh Hanrahan and Michael Carayannis

December 1, 2022 - 6:00AM


A group of junior rugby league players were attacked with a knife while innocently travelling from school to footy training, after simply getting off a train at a station where an armed postcode gang was patrolling the platform.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the shocking incident that unfolded in peak hour last Wednesday afternoon at Cabramatta Train Station after the Polynesian gang noticed the teens’ school uniforms were not from the local area.

The group of six talented teens, who play for St George Dragons in the under-17s Harold Matthews Cup, had finished school at Patrician Brothers in Blacktown before taking the train southwest for their training session.

But within seconds of hopping off the train at Cabramatta they found themselves surrounded by a group of up to 15 local teenagers, who aggressively asked “What are you doing here?” before telling them “This is our turf”.

One of the postcode gang then landed a punch, before another slashed with a knife – thankfully missing.

Ex-NRL player and Samoan international Kyle Stanley, who manages the juniors for St George Dragons – a feeder club for his former first grade team St George Illawarra – said he was shocked by the incident which could have so easily seen a teenager killed.

“One of our boys tried to de-escalate the situation and he stepped forward,” Mr Stanley said.

“He was just saying ‘Yeah we’re from Mt Druitt and we’re from Blacktown but we’re just here to train, that’s it’.

“But the group of 15 boys took advantage of their numbers, escalated the situation and struck the boy in the face.

“He came out with a black eye and that was all thankfully, it could have been far worse.”

The team, which was training in Cabramatta because of a partnership with the local club, was due to return for another session on Friday night.

But that session was cancelled and all future training moved back to their usual Blakehurst home ground.

“We have moved all our training up until Christmas back to the St George region,” Mr Stanley said.

“The boys are doing well, but this whole postcode thing, it’s terrible.

“Just because they’re from Mt Druitt or Blacktown doesn’t mean they are, or they want to be, gangsters.

“Our boys are just going to school, going to training, trying to improve themselves and they’re confronted by this kind of behaviour.”

Mr Stanley called the players’ parents to tell them about the incident, before accompanying several of them as they spent their night making police statements.


A group of junior rugby league players were attacked with a knife while innocently travelling from school to footy training, after simply getting off a train at a station where an armed postcode gang was patrolling the platform.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the shocking incident that unfolded in peak hour last Wednesday afternoon at Cabramatta Train Station after the Polynesian gang noticed the teens’ school uniforms were not from the local area.

The group of six talented teens, who play for St George Dragons in the under-17s Harold Matthews Cup, had finished school at Patrician Brothers in Blacktown before taking the train southwest for their training session.

But within seconds of hopping off the train at Cabramatta they found themselves surrounded by a group of up to 15 local teenagers, who aggressively asked “What are you doing here?” before telling them “This is our turf”.

One of the postcode gang then landed a punch, before another slashed with a knife – thankfully missing.

Ex-NRL player and Samoan international Kyle Stanley, who manages the juniors for St George Dragons – a feeder club for his former first grade team St George Illawarra – said he was shocked by the incident which could have so easily seen a teenager killed.

“One of our boys tried to de-escalate the situation and he stepped forward,” Mr Stanley said.

“He was just saying ‘Yeah we’re from Mt Druitt and we’re from Blacktown but we’re just here to train, that’s it’.

“But the group of 15 boys took advantage of their numbers, escalated the situation and struck the boy in the face.

“He came out with a black eye and that was all thankfully, it could have been far worse.”

The team, which was training in Cabramatta because of a partnership with the local club, was due to return for another session on Friday night.

But that session was cancelled and all future training moved back to their usual Blakehurst home ground.

“We have moved all our training up until Christmas back to the St George region,” Mr Stanley said.

“The boys are doing well, but this whole postcode thing, it’s terrible.

“Just because they’re from Mt Druitt or Blacktown doesn’t mean they are, or they want to be, gangsters.

“Our boys are just going to school, going to training, trying to improve themselves and they’re confronted by this kind of behaviour.”

Mr Stanley called the players’ parents to tell them about the incident, before accompanying several of them as they spent their night making police statements.

NSW Police confirmed they were investigating the assault and attempted stabbing and appealed for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.

“Around 5.30pm last Wednesday (November 23, 2022), officers attached to Cabramatta Police Transport Command were called to a registered club in Cabramatta, following reports a group of teens were allegedly assaulted at a nearby railway station moments earlier,” the statement said.

“Upon arrival, officers were told that six teenage boys were approached and assaulted by another larger group of teenage boys, one of which, armed with a knife, attempted to stab one of boys.

“One of the young boys was treated for an injury to his eye.

“Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”



https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/t...k/news-story/b91ca07f169d939322e69aab8677b892
Unbelievably disgusting behaviour by those postcode gang. Get them off the street quick smart otherwise there could be far worse results.
 

justadragon

Juniors
Messages
896
The War: Young Blood - Attempted stabbing rocks St George Dragons teens in Cabramatta gang attack

Josh Hanrahan and Michael Carayannis

December 1, 2022 - 6:00AM


A group of junior rugby league players were attacked with a knife while innocently travelling from school to footy training, after simply getting off a train at a station where an armed postcode gang was patrolling the platform.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the shocking incident that unfolded in peak hour last Wednesday afternoon at Cabramatta Train Station after the Polynesian gang noticed the teens’ school uniforms were not from the local area.

The group of six talented teens, who play for St George Dragons in the under-17s Harold Matthews Cup, had finished school at Patrician Brothers in Blacktown before taking the train southwest for their training session.

But within seconds of hopping off the train at Cabramatta they found themselves surrounded by a group of up to 15 local teenagers, who aggressively asked “What are you doing here?” before telling them “This is our turf”.

One of the postcode gang then landed a punch, before another slashed with a knife – thankfully missing.

Ex-NRL player and Samoan international Kyle Stanley, who manages the juniors for St George Dragons – a feeder club for his former first grade team St George Illawarra – said he was shocked by the incident which could have so easily seen a teenager killed.

“One of our boys tried to de-escalate the situation and he stepped forward,” Mr Stanley said.

“He was just saying ‘Yeah we’re from Mt Druitt and we’re from Blacktown but we’re just here to train, that’s it’.

“But the group of 15 boys took advantage of their numbers, escalated the situation and struck the boy in the face.

“He came out with a black eye and that was all thankfully, it could have been far worse.”

The team, which was training in Cabramatta because of a partnership with the local club, was due to return for another session on Friday night.

But that session was cancelled and all future training moved back to their usual Blakehurst home ground.

“We have moved all our training up until Christmas back to the St George region,” Mr Stanley said.

“The boys are doing well, but this whole postcode thing, it’s terrible.

“Just because they’re from Mt Druitt or Blacktown doesn’t mean they are, or they want to be, gangsters.

“Our boys are just going to school, going to training, trying to improve themselves and they’re confronted by this kind of behaviour.”

Mr Stanley called the players’ parents to tell them about the incident, before accompanying several of them as they spent their night making police statements.


A group of junior rugby league players were attacked with a knife while innocently travelling from school to footy training, after simply getting off a train at a station where an armed postcode gang was patrolling the platform.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the shocking incident that unfolded in peak hour last Wednesday afternoon at Cabramatta Train Station after the Polynesian gang noticed the teens’ school uniforms were not from the local area.

The group of six talented teens, who play for St George Dragons in the under-17s Harold Matthews Cup, had finished school at Patrician Brothers in Blacktown before taking the train southwest for their training session.

But within seconds of hopping off the train at Cabramatta they found themselves surrounded by a group of up to 15 local teenagers, who aggressively asked “What are you doing here?” before telling them “This is our turf”.

One of the postcode gang then landed a punch, before another slashed with a knife – thankfully missing.

Ex-NRL player and Samoan international Kyle Stanley, who manages the juniors for St George Dragons – a feeder club for his former first grade team St George Illawarra – said he was shocked by the incident which could have so easily seen a teenager killed.

“One of our boys tried to de-escalate the situation and he stepped forward,” Mr Stanley said.

“He was just saying ‘Yeah we’re from Mt Druitt and we’re from Blacktown but we’re just here to train, that’s it’.

“But the group of 15 boys took advantage of their numbers, escalated the situation and struck the boy in the face.

“He came out with a black eye and that was all thankfully, it could have been far worse.”

The team, which was training in Cabramatta because of a partnership with the local club, was due to return for another session on Friday night.

But that session was cancelled and all future training moved back to their usual Blakehurst home ground.

“We have moved all our training up until Christmas back to the St George region,” Mr Stanley said.

“The boys are doing well, but this whole postcode thing, it’s terrible.

“Just because they’re from Mt Druitt or Blacktown doesn’t mean they are, or they want to be, gangsters.

“Our boys are just going to school, going to training, trying to improve themselves and they’re confronted by this kind of behaviour.”

Mr Stanley called the players’ parents to tell them about the incident, before accompanying several of them as they spent their night making police statements.

NSW Police confirmed they were investigating the assault and attempted stabbing and appealed for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.

“Around 5.30pm last Wednesday (November 23, 2022), officers attached to Cabramatta Police Transport Command were called to a registered club in Cabramatta, following reports a group of teens were allegedly assaulted at a nearby railway station moments earlier,” the statement said.

“Upon arrival, officers were told that six teenage boys were approached and assaulted by another larger group of teenage boys, one of which, armed with a knife, attempted to stab one of boys.

“One of the young boys was treated for an injury to his eye.

“Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”



https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/t...k/news-story/b91ca07f169d939322e69aab8677b892
this is just disgraceful, to have gang warfare over RL teams, the people's game, i have to ask where did this learned behavior rear its head from, the parents of these boys need to be asked some serious questions, god forbid if one of them was killed.
 

Ghostrider22

Juniors
Messages
434
Webby,S latest love letter claims 3 players required to make up the 30 and they are looking at the ‘ player movement’ over the next 3 months. Also mentions that Martin Newman is a new board member. Is he of Newmans motors ?
I believe so Denis, I don’t know what he could offer the club today, back in the day he was at all the functions. He was heavily involved. Newmans down rocky pt road.
 
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