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Round 13 vs Roosters

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by getsmarty, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. rasaint

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    That’s true St Phil but he also defended very well including a fabulous inside driving leg cutter stopping an almost certain Teddy try. He also is one player who has looked dangerous with ball in hand.

    You are correct in noting he got nospam29 and should have passed to Jordan. Again rocks and diamonds. Zac dropped the ball at the get go with a low ball play and then was easily stepped by Aubusson when he scored. Zac recovered to then do some very good plays including a great bollocking run to score and like Aiken saved a try.
     
  2. Old Timer

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    In trying to find some glimmer of hope or a positive I simply take the point of view that we have to be honest in how we appraise that and as I say if Flanno is in charge at this point in time (which is what people are saying) then I don't see any hope for the future as what I am seeing is shit and unacceptable.

    Therefore what I am saying is if people think we have improved and Flanno's hands are all over it then best they think again because they are seeing "individual" improvement (hard work by certain players) but as a team we are still shocking.

    Now if he is not in charge and is just there as a jock strap for Mary then I look forward to seeing what he brings to the table.

    You and I both know we have seen some of this before but the good things was it never lasted for long and we never really had "bludgers" in the team so that's what makes this so hard is the duration of it all and the shit players on big $$$ milking it for all its worth.
     
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    Aubusson lost his 50th 100th 150th 200th and 250th milestone game.

    Enter P McGregor.
     
  4. R&WTILLIDIE

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    I’ve been following Saints all my life...trust me...I’ve seen dumber
     
  5. Dragon David

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    I would have been happy this year for us to have been on a winning streak like we did in the years preceding 2019 and with the usual fade in the second half of the comp than what it has been from 2019 to now. At least then there was the glimmer of hope. Last year and this year there have not really been any positives and even with Flanagan coming onto the scene, after the "Clayton's" review late last year, we have virtually achieved diddly squat.
     
  6. Dragon Revival

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    If Aitken refuses to pass he should not be in the team. Bring Ramsey in to centre and drop
    Aitken. The team is a mess as few of the combinations work in defence or attack. Mc Gregor and Young had a success rate of 29% in 2019 and 30.7% in 2020 with four coaches. We waste a lot of money on incompetent coaches.
     
  7. thebigredv

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    The only reason you'd fork out 1.2mil a season is for a game breaker, match winner type player.

    Hunts form and mentality issues have been well published but how many games has he been what you'd describe as ' the difference' or a match winner.

    I'm struggling to find more than one or two.

    That's not a bad signing. It is a tragedy. I think it says it all about our last 9 seasons - it's scary bad.
     
  8. Dennis Papaioannou

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    I also find it amazing that we have so many coaching crutches for McGregor.
    Just pay the right amount of money to the very best coach and job done.
    Any of the top 6 coaches would not need an entourage of clipboard jockeys to get results.
     
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  9. blacksafake

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    Loved the bit where he hasn't even spoken to Vaughan yet! but comments in a public forum.
    Any decent coach would not comment before talking to the player.
    The blokes a deadset knob.
     
  10. Datramp

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    I am gonna go with the dumbest thing is Inglis trying to kick a field goal when down by 2.
     
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  11. TruSaint

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    You win.
     
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  12. Wolfgang ofihd

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    Sailor was ok. He overplayed his hand and meant dufty hardly saw the ball in the 2nd half. His kicks were ok, nothing special. Clune had a great grubber to force a goal line drop out and if Sims was quicker or JP more aware then it would've been a try. Clune has to be our primary kicker going forward. Sailor needs to be less hands on and pick his moments better. Dufty is our main running and passing threat and he needs to get the ball more often. If you're continuing to play sailor then start him and let clune be the dominant half with dufty playing 2nd receiver and sailor playing off the back of dufty.

    Aitken never had a pass and it costs us during numerous games. He's not a center but a backrower. He's only helpful with his strong running game. The sooner the coaching staff and he realises, the better it'll be for his career.

    Kaide Simpson had a solid debut for us.
     
  13. SaintPeter

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    Honestly feel like giving up after 60 years with the Dragons.
    I know I wont, but jees we are an embarrassment.
    Seriously getting laughed at behind our backs.
    Don't know all the answers, but we need some tough hard mongrel forwards desperately.
    This team is SOFT.
    Rant over.
     
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  14. Old Timer

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    If not mistaken Terry Lamb actually did kick one when down by 2.
     
  15. Wolfgang ofihd

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    Na mate, don't give up. This time will pass. We're doing it tough at the moment but better days ahead. Just got to stick through it! Something that I do which helps is trying to identify which young player traits/skills we can utilise in the future. Imo j.ford could become a great lock/2rf due to his leg speed/drive and strong defence.
     
  16. getsmarty

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    @ st phil, Although correct in some way, I don't think it cost us the game...Roosters had 9 Players out...9 !!! and we still couldn't jag a win.

    In regards to aitken, I have been one of his biggest critics, but I have really like what I have seen in the last few games...flanno must be working overtime with him because he has been a different player.

    I would even say that he is worth another year on an incentive deal and make him into a backrower who can also cover centre...He is as strong as a ox and has good leg drive....It's a pity that our coach couldn't improve him in all the time he has been in charge.

    Have a good weekend st. phil
     
  17. qld redvee

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    AND dont forget guys they will all be moved on at the end of the year because they couldnt help supercoach !!!!!!!! - Hows our meditation guy going at the moment
     
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    Any underwhelming performance from a side that has become accustomed to losing.

    The time approaches games with a mindset of attempting not to lose.

    The attack is generally boring and predictable as the players pass the ball from side to side.

    Very little straight running

    No second phase ball.

    The defence is slow moving up.

    The players seem to be in a trance, ball watching.

    Most of the team seem to be waiting for Dufty or Lomax to ignite the attack.

    Dark days at present.

    The silver lining is that each loss brings us closer to the demise of McImposter.

    Until he goes we will not sign a marquee player.
     
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    no doubt its already been mentioned but how come we changed all our attack through sailor last night ?? Duffty became "lockedout" of the attack Clune got less ball AND every set ended with sailor hoisting a bomb ... How does supercoach just blindly ( probably just answered my own question ) sit there and not get messages out to change things up . also thought his use of the bench was once again pathetic
     
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