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Raiders game.

dungay dragon

Juniors
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Lol, Lol what a classic 🤣. We will win another I am sure of that. Hopefully our fortunes will turn for the better in a few years time, starting next year. The better clubs will come down a peg with ageing players and we will have the new crop of newbies grown and bred to win in the red V.
Dave
The better Clubs , unlike us and others, are too professionally run .
They make astute buys when needed , like for like replacements and continue on their successful way
Look at Storm ...everyone said they would fall over when the big four left , but they are still a major force , with astute purchases and systems in place
In my opinion we desperately need someone to take over the WIN side of the partnership and pour funds into us once again becoming a major force...
Those at WIN bought out the Steelers as a novelty , a play thing and have contributed stuff all since....
To be successful and competitive you must be ruthless in your endeavors to get there
You get your front office set up first , with the best personell available .Our CEO Webb appears to be dedicated to the cause but is obviously hamstrung by the old boys brigade
Astute player purchases
Look at how the better Clubs do it
They have 2 or 3 800k plus genuine players as the nucleus and build the squad around them .
What do we do .With the exception of Hunt , we throw copious amounts of cash at players like Norman , Simms, Graham , McGuire , lomax etc etc
Continued poor player signings are killing us..Yet those who have been responsible are still there with cheque book in hand .Answerable to no one
You have to have the drive to get down n dirty to survive .
There are definite glimmers of hope shining through , but these could also be lost through poor management and inept coaching staff
Once you get all your ducks in order , the fruits of success will follow.
 

Dragon David

Bench
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Dave
The better Clubs , unlike us and others, are too professionally run .
They make astute buys when needed , like for like replacements and continue on their successful way
Look at Storm ...everyone said they would fall over when the big four left , but they are still a major force , with astute purchases and systems in place
In my opinion we desperately need someone to take over the WIN side of the partnership and pour funds into us once again becoming a major force...
Those at WIN bought out the Steelers as a novelty , a play thing and have contributed stuff all since....
To be successful and competitive you must be ruthless in your endeavors to get there
You get your front office set up first , with the best personell available .Our CEO Webb appears to be dedicated to the cause but is obviously hamstrung by the old boys brigade
Astute player purchases
Look at how the better Clubs do it
They have 2 or 3 800k plus genuine players as the nucleus and build the squad around them .
What do we do .With the exception of Hunt , we throw copious amounts of cash at players like Norman , Simms, Graham , McGuire , lomax etc etc
Continued poor player signings are killing us..Yet those who have been responsible are still there with cheque book in hand .Answerable to no one
You have to have the drive to get down n dirty to survive .
There are definite glimmers of hope shining through , but these could also be lost through poor management and inept coaching staff
Once you get all your ducks in order , the fruits of success will follow.
All very true dungay dragon. The hardest thing as I see it is getting all of the "ducks" in order for the fruits of success to follow. We have written volumes about "getting the front office set up first" and to me it was unfortunate that Paul Smith of Total Sport and Entertainment "lost out" to the WIN Corp to buy out the Steelers. Having a guy like Smith in the "penthouse" a couple of years ago would have had us set up nicely for the future by now.

Whatever the future holds for this club, I hope that it comes with great success.
 

Blood Shot Eyes

First Grade
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5,506
Im up for a win in this game....then again Im not playing......

Ps congratulations Getsmarty on your Immortal status on here now....30,000 well deserved messages.....talk a lot of sense and enjoy your informative posts...keep racking em up bud
 

SEAT 1A

Bench
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The lads were up for McCullough's 300th and did the job as it's a special milestone for him and the club.

Big game again and it's worth more than two point. Do the job again, get momentum in the back end and hopefully go a few weeks into the finals.

No excuses, Hook needs the team to move forward or finish same as last year.
 

redv13

Juniors
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2,483
The lads were up for McCullough's 300th and did the job as it's a special milestone for him and the club.

Big game again and it's worth more than two point. Do the job again, get momentum in the back end and hopefully go a few weeks into the finals.

No excuses, Hook needs the team to move forward or finish same as last year.
This game is huge. Looking at other games a win here could potentially put us 7th, 2 pts clear of 8th and 4 pts clear of 9,10 and 11 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻. f**king fire up Saints and get the job done. No excuses, nice and fresh with a 17 day turnaround
 

Dragon David

Bench
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4,395
Look, I think that we are at the crossroads with this game against the Raiders. We win it and we head in the direction of being in the top 8 at seasons end. We lose it and we go in the opposite direction and possibly languish with the also rans.

We had a great win before the weekend of representative games and SOO 2. Our efforts against Souths cannot be wiped away and we need to bring that same attitude we had against the Bunnies into the game against the Raiders. Come on Dragons - let's do it!
 

Dragon David

Bench
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4,395
This game will come down to our forwards, if they have a crack we are a chance
Our forwards have to lay down the foundations and have big games to enable our full team to have better structure in attack and defence. We can't rely on Hunt's boot to kick us up field most of the time. The forwards have to gain metres by running and hitting hard and doing off loads as much as possible so that we can advance up field and apply pressure.

The best team wins by being better in defence. We have got to be that team.
 

justadragon

Juniors
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655
yes our forwards will have to do the job in this game. no if's, or but's or excuses, start the way they did last game and keep the intensity up for a full 80 min, switch off and we are done for, WIN holds no fear for the raiders and usually they get good support there as well. I'm still not happy with the team selection, especially woods, but here we go its on Hook now lets see what the back half of the season brings for us this year compared to previous ones. This is a must win game !!!!
 

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