Disciplined and dumb at the same time.
Especially where he says “Year 3 starts next year [ie. 2023] and Year 5 starts in 2024”
Sign andrew John’s to work on the attackHave we ever won in that all red shit away strip?
It’s jinxed and just too much advantage to the opposition, along with our dumb play and sideways running.
Surely our attack coach can just emphasis the basic need to run hard in a forward direction and support the ball carrier…..it’s not rocket science.
Caps $9.2M plus 3rd partiesThrow in Hunt and Lomax and that's almost half the cap on six players, so how do we pay the other 24 and stay under the cap?
No quick fixes.
It's hard to believe. I love how he tries his guts out for them but he just can't seem to be able to come up with the match winning plays or direction when needed most. He does plenty of good stuff but then does crap like that.IMO opinion, Hunt can't manage a game. His good games are only when the whole team plays well. In golden point when we started a set on about the half way line (i think Tino dropped it on the first tackle), any decent halfback would have steered his team towards the posts for a field goal. We play boring 1 out runs all season, which is what this moment called for, 5 good hard straight runs and set yourself for the field goal. But no, in this instance Hunt decides to take the line on and loses the ball on about the second or third tackle.
everyone yourself included probably cried to bring sloane back he waited until after we played the storm not his fault it pissed down all week the guy can't kick the goals make the tackle's and all the on field decisions if Lomax kicks the goal after the Suli try this hole forum talk is completely different. The team had a great dig in my opinion especially the first twenty odd minutes with all restarts i am not happy with the lose like everyone else and we have things to fix up we all wished for all the young guys to be in the team some times you need to be careful what you wish for.Our dickhead coach decides to bring Sloane back on a wet track.
He can't use his speed or evasion skills. It was not the right week to bring Sloane back, it has just f#### his confidence more.
For this game Mbye should have stayed back at fullback and Sullivan to start at hooker.
Our coaches late changes never work.
I had similar thoughts about Sullivan , the young bloke is a footballer , a smart one at that and certainly the best out of Sloan and Amone .I agree with everything you've written here except lumping Sullivan into the "patchy" category.
The moment he came on we started looking like an actual NRL team, he completely changed our game.
The only thing you can criticise him for is being run over the top of by Wallace ... But if you are going to criticise an 80kg 20yo rookie for getting steamrolled by a 115kg seasoned prop, then you are looking to blame the wrong thing. The try came as a result of Lomax missing a conversion from 5m to the left of the posts, followed up by Sloane trying a Hollywood pass on halfway which turned possession over for the try scored off the very next set.
Sullivan needs to be starting half next week. Amone on bench as utility. If McCullough is back he plays hooker for 55 minutes and then Amone comes on.
Very sadly I have to agree.I didnt watch the match tonight but ive read enough comments on here to make a few comments.
After watching the Melbourne Panthers match it seems apparent that the split from the top teams to the bottom teams is now quite wide and were definately one of the bottom ones. I never thought as a Saints/Dragons supporter that i would ever see it or have to say it. It also seems to me that this sort of split may now be permanent.
I cant understand how our coaches cant watch videos of the top teams and replicate what they do. Seems to be that the difference isnt necessarily all about how they play-its the intent they put into it. Watching the Panthers still driving opposition players back 5m in tackles with 2 mins to go. We seem to have lost that intensity quite a few years ago. Now the top teams have massive pride in wearing their jerseys. Its something that was always associated with the Dragons jersey but not anymore.
Each week we hear a different reason for why we lost, but its now become each year we hear it, and now its past a decade and were still hearing it.
Im getting more interested in watching A and B grade or U20 and U18 park footy every year. I see guys trying and doing it for free, with a crowd of people who love the game. Sadly now there is almost no St George junior football left. I have to go to Cronulla every week to watch matches. Theres maybe 1 or 2 U18 matches in our area at Cahill Park. To me it represents everything that is now wrong with St George. I think like a few other original clubs were a relic of the past and the modern game has moved past us.
And what pisses me off the most with our dumb side is that this point called for boring and one dimensional, yet Hunt tried to be clever. I can bet you any Dragon's supporter watching would have said "5 strong hit ups and field goal" yet we f'ed it up.It's hard to believe. I love how he tries his guts out for them but he just can't seem to be able to come up with the match winning plays or direction when needed most. He does plenty of good stuff but then does crap like that.
He should be hooker, there's no doubt. But the coach is one dimensional and boring.
We keep him there , Sloan ,Sully, Amone ,they all need to be there , mistakes will happen they are playing in key positions ...... Dropping them wont help their development , we will be lucky to make the 8 with them or without them so give them every chance to make it ......Went to the game, I think my 8th dragons game at suncorp, and still yet to see a dragons victory in person which sucks.
On the topic of our juniors, Sullivan should 100% be in the starting side ahead of Junior. We need someone who can manage our forwards and direct them around the park. Junior only seems to be threatening 5 out and is otherwise easily marked. Sullivan has vision.
I was surprised with Sloan for how small he is was able to poke his nose through the line a couple times and almost create. Errors killed him though. Rookie errors. I don't know if we keep him there to get experience or drop him to ressies, his confidence would be shot after tonight.