1. Round 7 Edition OUT NOW:

    The Round 7 issue of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine and NRL match programme for is out now!

    The ANZAC Round edition of The Front Row shares stories of rugby league's wartime heroes from a century ago. As always, we have the full program for the coming weekend's action across NRL, NSWRL and QRL with a wrap-up of the weekend just gone.

    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 7 - READ NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Round 15 Vs Broncos

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Gold_Coast Dragon, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Dragon David

    Dragon David Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,701
    Likes Received:
    3,154
    Just like the Roosters had 9 out I think when we played them last and we got done so we do not want to underestimate the Broncos this weekend. Injuries, suspensions, fines have hit them pretty hard so, will they only turn up or will they give 100%? I'm thinking we will win, and it will be Young's first as the head coach.
     
    George Sancti likes this.
  2. Smurf

    Smurf Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Thank you George Dragon
     
    getsmarty and TruSaint like this.
  3. Coreyzz

    Coreyzz Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    150
    I expect Norman to be at 6 for the rest of the year unfortunately. It wouldn't surprise me if he plays well these next few weeks as our next 3 games are against bottom 8 teams and are all winnable games. A winning team will be enough to keep him there.
     
    Kylez3 and Dragon David like this.
  4. RedV Resurgence

    RedV Resurgence Juniors

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2016
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    1,471
    Oh no. Seems as Young has been infected with the McCovis virus and has continued with Norman at 5/8 rather than Sailor.

    Its like McGregor never left!
     
    I'm Hornby, Smack, redv13 and 4 others like this.
  5. slippery5

    slippery5 Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    What did people expect ? Young has been part of the selection panel who has continued to pick Norman.
     
    getsmarty, I'm Hornby, Mjab and 2 others like this.
  6. Dragon David

    Dragon David Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2019
    Messages:
    1,701
    Likes Received:
    3,154
    It could very well start Norman playing better footy without Mary's game plans. Let's hope that we can put on some exciting tries in our last 6 games. Win, lose or draw, great tries from our guys always brings out that "you beauty" feeling. Of course the preference is to win all the remaining games.
     
    ALSGI, Mjab, George Sancti and 2 others like this.
  7. boardlumps62

    boardlumps62 Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,140
    Likes Received:
    1,097
    Playing to win the match with his job on the line. And an outside chance to make the 8 and the GF which would earn him a 10 year contract. Maybe next week a team change or two.
     
  8. SAP58

    SAP58 Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,178
    Likes Received:
    1,928
    While Aitken is playing a lot better this year than last, he is leaving so I would be picking Wiliame thinking of the future & allowing him to build a combination with Lomax.
     
    I'm Hornby, Mjab and Dragon David like this.
  9. LINESPEED

    LINESPEED Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    3,538
    The saving grace here may be an element of reward for a winning team I guess

    ....and Sailor has not been fully trusted in defence
    - and hasn’t resigned (probably because we have gun halves ready to blood next year)
    ... so may be on the outer despite good performances.

    We may regret losing him and Saab
    ...yet again history repeats - with juniors being given scant opportunity

    Aitken’s woeful retention tells us much of what we needed to know about Young

    ...who will probably now have the shortest honeymoon in Club history:

    1. Fans have already posted their suspicion & distrust in the likely jobs-for-the-boys manoeuvring of Albert’s son into the top job for years.

    2. He subscribes to the Fan-alienating fuc/king over of juniors - in the best McSacked tradition.

    3. Like McFail, Deano has dutifully retained the much-shopped-around-and-shafted deadwood Lovechild

    ...included as a fuc/k you to the Fans

    - over more skilled centres and juniors needing blooding for 2021

    4. Has failed to learn the lessons & benefits of Zac’s elevation

    5 He’s scared of losing - like Waterboy’s picking & sticking in the face of better option & renewal

    6. He exhibits no gift for the innovation & changes required for 2021 - to compete with the best

    7. No evidence of a coach on a mission with a powerful agenda that found immediate expression
    ... posters list superior & more creative teams with an eye to the future on a daily basis.

    8. He’s living in the bubble

    9. If Flanno wants his job he’s not intervening today - just giving Clone enough rope for 6 weeks

    10. He’s as conservative & blinkered as his failed mentor - exactly what 99% of us here on the Forum expected.

    11. His insipidly unimaginative innovation of ‘run hard’ forwards just parallels the failed power game of McSacked

    You’ll be disappointed Webby,
    as he’s fuc/ked a good deal of goodwill, predictably, in his first Teamsheet Tuesday

    ... compromising Fan trust

    ... and that essential but easily lost

    Respect for your ability

    As my grandfather would say:
    “You’ve done your dash Deano”

    But yet again, well done Turnstile
    .... in compromising another coach’s credentials.
    Brownie next

    Thankfully fellas we’ve only 6 weeks of this stasis & inertia to suffer

    It should’ve been the Shep & Flanno Show
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2020
  10. getsmarty

    getsmarty Referee

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    27,299
    Likes Received:
    20,539

    TEAM LISTS


    Presented By [​IMG]

    NRL team announcement: Round 15 v Broncos
    Author
    Dragons.com.au dragons.com.au
    Timestamp
    Tue 18 Aug 2020, 03:57 PM
    Share on social media
    St George Illawarra interim coach Dean Young has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 15 clash against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Friday, August 21.

    Friday night will be Young's first outing as coach of the Dragons following Paul McGregor's final game in charge of the club, a 14-12 win over the Parramatta Eels.

    "I consider the opportunity to coach the St George Illawarra Dragons for the remainder of our 2020 campaign as an absolute honour," Young said.

    "There were many positives to take out of the Parramatta win last weekend but it's important now that we compete against the Broncos as we did the Eels.

    "As a whole, I'm really looking forward to finishing the year strongly, with the process beginning this week to ensure we reach a level of consistency that will make our Red V members, partners and fans proud."

    Paul Vaughan (Covid hold) has been named on the bench after a two-week absence. The New South Wales and Australian representative will return to training for Thursday's captain's run where his final availability will be assessed.

    Question marks still remain over the availability of Tyrell Fuimaono, who will head to the NRL judiciary on Tuesday evening after being hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge.

    NRL squad for Round 15 v Brisbane Broncos –
    1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by EFEX
    2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
    3. Euan Aitken– sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
    4. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Floormania
    5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Nutrition Station
    6. Corey Norman – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
    7. Adam Clune – sponsored by Baytek Construction
    8. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by SMAI
    9. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
    10. Josh Kerr – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
    11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Modus Projects
    12. Tyrell Fuimaono – sponsored by CMG Audio Visual
    13. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Dincel Construction System

    Interchange:
    14 Jacob Host – sponsored by St.George Bank
    15. Kaide Ellis – sponsored by Bodytech Fitness
    16. Korbin Sims – sponsored by TripADeal
    17. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by Fox Property
    18. Trent Merrin
    19. Tristan Sailor
    20. Brayden Wiliame
    21. Eddie Blacker

    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/08/18/nrl-team-announcement-round-15-v-broncos/
     
    ALSGI, blacksafake and TruSaint like this.
  11. denis preston

    denis preston First Grade

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    5,289
    Likes Received:
    5,317
    I didn't think so , certainly not 40k a game 's worth.Missed at least 4 tackles but ran the ball more sure ,but didn't look like breaking the line.
     
    I'm Hornby and Dragon David like this.
  12. Blood Shot Eyes

    Blood Shot Eyes First Grade

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,007
    Likes Received:
    6,104
    Not complacent by any stretch.....Roosters had 9 out and we still got toasted
     
    blacksafake likes this.
  13. George Sancti

    George Sancti Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2020
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    523
    You make a very good point Dragon David, a different game plan, whether more sophisticated or simplified may produce a seriously improved performance. I believe we have good team, capable of outscoring the low and middle table competition.
     
    Dragon David likes this.
  14. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    6,505
    Likes Received:
    11,419
    Didnt really expect any changes other than forced.

    If Fui is rubbed out then Host to edge and Sailor in.
    Thats about it.
    Maybe some doubt over Vaughny's fitness, but @George Dragon can clear that up for us.
     
  15. Smack

    Smack Coach

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2017
    Messages:
    15,099
    Likes Received:
    7,138
    literally mary 2.0

    what the f**kity f**k man
     
  16. epDragon62

    epDragon62 Bench

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    4,366
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Huh? Centres don't have combinations these days.
     
    Dragsters likes this.
  17. Mjab

    Mjab Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2020
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    1,095
    And past it in my opinion

    Pretty much has done nothing this year

    I used to be a big fan in his first stint years ago but know I’d rather have a young up and coming than Merrin on the team list
     
  18. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    1,870
    And/or, if possible, Sullivan for Norman
     
    LINESPEED likes this.
  19. Crush

    Crush First Grade

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    6,990
    Likes Received:
    13,236
    I think this is probably the strongest team we can put out atm.
    Sailor a little unlucky.
     
    Como Connection likes this.
  20. Dragonssupporter

    Dragonssupporter Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    151
    As Ive said before-why the hell is Norman even playing.He's been rubbish all year so they still give him another chance. Ive watched Sailor play and seen a completely different team when he's on. And Aitken is leaving so why persist with him. I just feel in 3 weeks we'll have the forum back to calling for Dean Youngs head because we'll be seeing the same old rubbish trotted out every week. This was finally a chance to see a new Red V and I really hope it doesnt slip by. Ive given my hard earned money over to so far see 2 games at Kogarah- but if i see it wasted in the same old manner as previous years,I'm not so sure i'll be committing next year. So Dean-get cracking and give us a Dragons we can all be proud of
     
    Lord Teddy Goodwin, Mjab and SAP58 like this.

Share This Page