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Round 17 vs Cowboys

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by getsmarty, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. possm

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    Young was part of the process and he and Mary coached the players, selected the team and copy/pasted the game plan. I suppose that daddy has told him to play it safe, it is your job to lose Dean.
     
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    I don't even care about the team list as much as I care about the message. Young just told the team that last week was good enough with his actions.

    Pathetic
     
  3. Dragsters

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    Maybe as he was a hooker he thinks we need at least 3 hookers in the team to win???
     
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  4. Bring back John Fifita

    Bring back John Fifita First Grade

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    So, Aitken is gone at season's end; easy to test Feagai - no
    Black Red r needs to get a run - no
    Give Norman a message that not putting in won't be tolerated and give Sailor a full game - no

    Deano, I didn't want to lose respect for you but you are trying too hard to make it happen already.
     
  6. RedVDave

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    Hahahaha this is absolute gold!
    Well played good sir.
     
  7. Banjo2014

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    We were beaten by the Titans
    Lucky to beat the side coming second last - Broncos
    Not a great start for Deano

    I'm with you epDragon62 give the fringe players a go and let Aitken go.

    Really no difference between 13th and 9th is there
     
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  8. Old Timer

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    Today's team announcement is yet another clear indication that we are a go nowhere establishment that has no vision for the future and absolutely NFI how to get one.

    And to think some people think things are positive just because we sacked Mc Fookknuckle

    We are a club that is clearly behind the 8 ball and keep finding inexplicable ways to stay there.

    No doubt the presser will have straight talking comments which are delivered in a very forceful tone and even more players might be named and shamed but surely the guy "auditioning" for the job should have the answer to the question he himself poses which is "we don't know what we are going to get from the Dragons".
     
  9. George Dragon

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    One try(a forward) in the last 120min of footy against the two worst defensive teams in the comp. Changes to the backs zip zero none.
     
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  10. Dragon David

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    It just beggars belief that at the third opportunity, the Young gun has not tried something different. Merrin is no loss and Fui keeps dropping balls at crucial times. Frizell and Aitken leaving and are not match winners and should not be in the team. Norman getting paid to let the others do the work and so on and so on.

    What is Deano afraid of? Even if they lose but had several changes to the make up of the team, at least everyone would have first hand knowledge as to the new players' potential etc and we would be thinking that Deano is doing something dissimilar to Mary. Where is the use of juniors coming into the scheme of things or have they forgotten the criteria that they have promulgate?

    It seems that every week we wait with bated breath to find out who will be in the team and when the list is published there is this feeling of utter anguish and disappointment - nigh on 8 years same-same. No need for it now Dean - just let all of the guys in the squad take turns in the remaining games like trial matches. YOU DON"T HAVE ANYTHING TO LOSE!!
     
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  11. Old Timer

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    Having seen what DY's selections are this week I just hope he now sticks with them to year end.

    The so called easier 3 game window has now disappeared and the last thing we now need is for him to decide that Knights, Raiders & Storm all quality teams ramping up for the semis are the teams where we should blood the younger players.

    A couple of humiliating losses would be the last thing we need for young players have to deal with during the off season.
     
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  12. redv13

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    Dragons footy 101
     
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    Dean Young could very be a genius he obviously knows that Sharks will lose all there remaining games and we will win all of ours therefore taking their place in 8th spot and winning the grand final from there, onya Deano prove the haters wrong.
     
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    cant believe the team . Norman is being shopped around , young bags him in a presser BUT still he survives . And 3 hookers - dean if you want to give hunt a break MOVE cam from lock to hooker Better still drop norman hunt back to 5/8 cam to hooker - brittain to spell cam ...
    Hurry up and announce griffin - even pay the bugger to come in for the last 2 games we need something different to the last 7 years -- WHERE IS FLANNO AND SHEPHERDS INPUT ???? surely they have a different mindset ......
     
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    Looks like he is too close to players as well. Too hard to make decisions that need to be made and drop his mates.

    We'd all prefer an experiment with some younger blokes who might appreciate their place in the famous jersey.
     
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    Yes Deano does the selection well that is shit.
    Blacker Sailor and Fengai should have been on the bench just to give them an opportunity. Three hookers why put Hunt to 6 and McGuinness back to Hooker. Drop Hunt. Pathetic hope he doesn't get the Coaching job now just playing blokes that got flogged last week.
     
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    Grow a set young
    Pick the rookies
    What is there to lose
    We don’t want last weeks rubbish
    That had the stench of Mary all over it
    The young fellas need game time
    You pick that team you are no better than mary
     
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    TEAM LISTS


    Behind enemy lines: Round 17
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    Tue 1 Sep 2020, 04:02 PM

    The North Queensland Cowboys have named their mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Round 17 clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville on Sunday, September 6.

    Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (hamstring) returns on the wing for injured skipper Michael Morgan (calf). Scott Drinkwater and Valentine Holmes have been named at five-eighth and fullback respectively as a result.

    North Queensland Cowboys' NRL squad for Round 17 v St George Illawarra Dragons –
    1. Valentine Holmes
    2. Kyle Feldt
    3. Justin O'Neill
    4. Esan Marsters
    5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    6. Scott Drinkwater
    7. Jake Clifford
    8. Francis Molo
    9. Reuben Cotter
    10. Jordan McLean
    11. Gavin Cooper
    12. Mitch Dunn
    13. Josh McGuire

    Interchange:
    14. Daejarn Asi
    15. John Asiata
    16. Tom Gilbert
    17. Corey Jensen
    18. Shane Wright
    19. Jake Granville
    20. Peter Hola
    21. Ben Hampton


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/09/01/behind-enemy-lines-round-17/
     
  19. getsmarty

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    If only it were as simple as the coach making a few team changes. The coach must also come up with a team plan, work out the cowboys strengths and weaknesses, and figure out strategies to nullify the first and exploit the second. He has to work on any of the weaknesses in our team and figure out a way to motivate them.

    I'd rather see an improvement in motivation and evidence of strategy than some team changes that probably won't make a difference anyway.
     

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