Premiership this year ....

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  1. hazzbeen

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    Who on this forum thinks this year we can win the Comp .... If yes why ? If no why ? I say no why ? Mary .....
     
  2. Dragonslayer

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    Of course Yes.

    Then the realisation we are in endless replays of groundhog day.
     
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  3. possm

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    Rumer is that Barrett is coming as an assistant coach. Hopefully, Mary stuff's up and Barrett takes over for the rest of the season. We may even win the competition with a fresh face in charge.
     
  4. hazzbeen

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    If it another ex player to coach , and under Mary nothing will change ...
     
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    bhahahaha if you think Barrett is the answer or solution to anything other than more problems you are even more deluded than I thought.
     
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  7. RedVDragon

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    Yes but without Mary and any other affiliated Illawarra ex player or administration.
     
  8. possm

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    Not very nice RedVDave, even if I thought the same about a forum member, I would not come out and be so rude.

    My thoughts are that we are stuck in a situation where we are going to be lumped with Mary for another 2-3 years. If he was replaced by Barrett for the remainder of this year, it will give the Board enough time to hire a real coach.
     
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    Can we - YES
    What would it take - A leaked video with Mary/Aitken/Dufty involved in some kind of shennanigans
     
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    Add Barrett into that video please.
     
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  11. possm

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    No a car driven by Mary stopped by Police who then charge Mary for DUI. Hmm wait ………………..
     
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  12. hewi

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    Why can’t we have a process as Brisbane did to get a coach. According to the article I read Siebold turned up to his interview with a power point presentation, video presentation and statistics. He pitched for the job and was of Bennett and Walters by far the best and most professional. This IMO is what we need and want.
     
  13. Dennis Papaioannou

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    I think the window of opportunity has passed us by.
    Last year was the best chance we have had for a long time and we wasted it.
    The main issue was close games and closing them out. We just don't have the coaching nous or the on field general to snatch those close games.
    The semi against Souths was the classic example.
    This year our forwards are not as strong. LAM is a significant loss that will be hard to cover.
    Graham is past it - passion can only take you so far.
    So we added Norman to our roster - OK.
    Widdop to FB - seems very tentative with that shoulder.
    McGregor still insisting on playing Aitkin in the centres instead of Lomax.
    MacDonald will also be a loss in terms of carting the ball up.
    But I suppose the biggest issue is that even if we concede that we have a better spine than last year (which is contentious) if the forwards don't dominate, they won't have the latitude to exhibit their attacking prowess.
    Finally, McGregor is likely to trot out the same game plan he has for the last 5 years. Maybe there will be some tweaks but don't expect creativity or risk.
    Every coach in the NRL is now well versed in the way we play and can devise tactics to counter.
    So given all that we are worse off than last year.
    Fortunately we have Mary to guide us through the JDB trauma and maintain stability amongst the playing group.
    We will be a stable, content, close knit, middle of the table footy team in 2019.
     
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  14. TruSaint

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    @hazzbeen , no mate.

    To many unknowns and one known.

    Re-shuffling of the spine. How will Gaz do at FB? I think he's a great 6.
    How will Norman / Hunt combine ? Will Mary start using Hunt at 9 ?

    Having a specialist FB on the bench is a waste. He either plays FB or ISP.
    Our centres are average if he sticks with Aitken ( in particular ) and Lafai. Untested wingers, although Jordan deserves a crack.

    The one known, is Mary, and sorry I don't have enough confidence in his judgement / selection / game plan.

    We are one injury away from a depleted pack. JDB wont play, lost LAM, will have to rely on Host / Luc / Kerr / Lawrie etc which is fine for their experience, but lacking real depth.

    To me, on paper we are a fringe top 8 side.

    PS, as to replacing Mary with Barrett, well that is groundhog day.
    Price to Mary, then Mary to Trent... what could possibly go wrong there ?
     
  15. hazzbeen

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    Well said ... In one word Mary ....
     
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    I always start the season as a shining ball of optimism, so yes..



    Of course, nearly every season my shining ball turns into a lump of coal, it just depends on how many weeks in this occurs..
     
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  17. hazzbeen

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    So far no one thinks we wil win it .. ?
     
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  18. Alec’s-saints

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    Top 4 easy
     
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  19. hazzbeen

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    Yes Alec .... But will we win it ?
     
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    I think we can win the comp, but I am not confident that we will. If I got to pick my team, I actually think we have the second best roster in the comp.
     
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