Paul McGregor - contract extension

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  1. Old Timer

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    I thank you for that because if left to people like you it will probably end up there.
    By the way do you not think the club is in a fairly parlous state compared to its former glory?
    Not sure how old you are or what you know of this once mighty club but today it is a poor imitation of its once great self.
    It's great history is etched firmly in my mind and TBPH I hate it when I look how lacklustre it has been in recent years and it is annoying when apologists say that it is all ok.
     
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  2. duck

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    lol wtf seriously?
     
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  3. MilanDragon

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    It's fine to criticise when it's warranted. I actually think you make a lot of valid points at times.

    No one is questioning your loyalty to the Red V but the frustration is in my personal opinion you can't even concede the club is making progress. If someone always picks out the negative it loses affect because that person is always seen as pessimistic. However I believe your points would get across more if at times we were to see you also point to some positives.

    Short of winning a premiership, what do you see as a successful season? A team predicted for the wooden spoon being top 4 wouldn't be a vast improvement to you?
     
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  4. dragonssamy61

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    I agree good luck mary win us a premiership and keep us a competitive team.
    Don't rest till you have achieved the ultimate a premiership.
     
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  5. GC Dragon

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    I have no problem with Mary for another 2 years mainly because there is no better option . But I agree The fear of failure approach now needs to be buried for good.
     
  6. Crush

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    I am 41 years old. Probably 20 or 30 years younger than you.
    The fact that we have been so lacklustre over recent years is all the more reason to be exciting about where we are now and where we are headed.
    OT, you are only going to be happy with a complete dominance because that is the era that you grew up in.
    I am happy to be playing finals footy more years than not and challenging for the premiership. I also accept that its swings and roundabouts in the nrl with the current modern day salary cap.
    Its a different expectation we have. And perhaps that is our age difference, a different generation of supporter?
     
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  7. Como Connection

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    Correct
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  8. Old Timer

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    You obviously don't read all my posts perhaps you should and then get back to me.
     
  9. Old Timer

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    You may be partially correct re the generation thing if you had of been around then you may very well feel the same.
    Unfortunately many misunderstand the essence of what some of the older people say.
    We want the club to be successful and that doesn't mean we have to win every year but in recent years its efforts have been appalling and it has lurched from crisis to crisis.
    We want the club to be professional and its actions in recent years have been anything but professional in respect of its coaching, recruitment, pathways, management of the members assets etc.
    One moment in the sun like now is not enough to convince us we have turned the corner and it is all going gangbusters as many of us have seen all this before several times over.
    I hope we keep on our uphill climb but don't be surprised that I think the jury is still out at the half way point of a season after what we have put up with in recent years.
     
  10. Mickthedragon

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    Im torn on this one but can't see any better suitors at this stage and with how we have gone so far this year.
    The problem is that there is still a lot of work to be done and surely it could of been resolved at seasons end with a full review. There was nowhere else Paul was going to go so why the rush?
     
  11. BringTheNoise

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    LOL bless your cotton socks!
     
  12. Objective View

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    Haha, lols indeed.

    As of today and after 40 years, I have officially stopped supporting my beloved Dragons.

    This is a sad day for the club and for most of you muppets who either support or remain ambivalent to this horror signing.

    I've never given up on anything in my life until now. And I depart a broken man.

    Farewell BTN, OT, grouch et al.

    We, on this forum, have had some good times during these dark days.

    Farewell.

    Go Storm.

    Straight Shooter
    (the last time you'll see this iconic sign off)
     
  13. Old Timer

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    Come on OV as I said to Ronnie Dobbs some time back don't give into the bastards keep on fighting and be a dog with a bone.
    FMD I said similar to you when they gave the Capt Coach to Walsh in 65 and they ultimately let Ryan go in 66 because of it.
    Well that brought about the end of the great run and there was no darker day in my footy life and today's decision is minor lesion compared to the autopsy of 1967.
     
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    Yes go and say hullo to Kevin Ryan at the narwee hotel you might catch his mate rocket reddy there
     
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    See ya
     
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  16. getsmarty

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    Paul McGregor re-signs with St George Illawarra Dragons
    Andrew Parkinson
    7 Jun 2017, 5:32 p.m.
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    St George Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor. Picture: John Veage

    St George Illawarra are expected to announce on Thursday morning they have re-signed coach Paul McGregor.

    The Dragons have extended McGregor’s contract, believed to be for a further two seasons, after the club’s impressive start to the season.

    News Corp have reported McGregor announced the decision to his players on Wednesday.

    St George Illawarra are in third place after 13 rounds. The club will formally make the announcement tomorrow ahead of their clash with Canterbury at ANZ Stadium on Monday.

    http://www.theleader.com.au/story/4715887/mcgregor-to-re-sign-with-dragons/?cs=3833
     
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  17. getsmarty

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    Dragons commit to McGregor with new two-year NRL deal

    Tim Barrow@@TheBarrow

    7 Jun 2017, 5:57 p.m.
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    Way forward: Paul McGregor (right). Picture: Adam McLean

    DRAGONS coach Paul McGregor has been rewarded for one of the most remarkable transformations of the NRL era, signing a new two-year contract extension at the club.

    After their dismal 2016 campaign where St George Illawarra struggled to fire a shot in attack, McGregor’s extreme makeover has led to them rising to third on the NRL ladder halfway through this season.

    By committing to McGregor, the Dragons have now effectively already painted a picture of the future, with Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt signed on a lucrative six-year deal from 2018, captain Gareth Widdop staying on, but representative fullback Josh Dugan heading for Cronulla.

    However, McGregor can now firmly fix his focus on a finals campaign, with an 8-4 record heading into Monday’s battle with the struggling Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

    The Mercury was on Wednesday night told the deal had been close since the days before State of Origin I, before McGregor told the players at WIN Stadium on Wednesday.

    The new deal continues an extraordinary personal journey for McGregor, who was St George Illawarra’s captain in the inaugural joint venture season in 1999, where they lost the grand final to Melbourne.

    Having made his playing debut in 1991 with the Illawarra Steelers, McGregor was the club’s performance and conditioning coach when cast aside by Wayne Bennett in 2009. As Bennett won the drought-breaking title the following year, McGregor won premierships with Wests in the Illawarra competition.

    He then returned to the Dragons to work as an assistant to Steve Price, eventually replacing him midway through the 2014 campaign.

    McGregor’s coaching future looked in doubt at the start of this year, after the Dragons managed only 14 points per game to miss the 2016 finals.

    But Widdop’s form reflects McGregor’s overhaul, the Dragons now the second-highest scoring team in the NRL. Widdop is one of this year’s leading pointscorers with 99. McGregor’s new two-year contract will be officially announced at St George Leagues Club on Thursday morning.

    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/...-mcgregor-with-new-two-year-nrl-deal/?cs=3713
     
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  18. R&WTILLIDIE

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    Definitely a good thing...you weren't really a true supporter...
     
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  19. dino2170

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    This is a dark day in Saints illustrious history, The fact that Mcrone is in the team is justification of marys tunnel vision. Oh our misery.
     
  20. Dorothy the Winowhore

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    Hallelujah!

    Storm huh? Straight Shooter to Poo Shooter
     

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