Round 19 vs Newcastle

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  1. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    I agree with all those points, point 3 I have no idea what was going on positions wise. He was definitely hanging around the ruck in attack and the wing in defence. Lomax seemed to be either at halfback or backrow and no idea what Dufty was doing. Either way they are realising Ramsey is a weapon that needs unleashing. I would be very interested to see Dufty as a running 5/8 certainly less outside the box than JDB at 7. My issues are twofold, firstly I’m not sure Hunt or Norman have a good enough kicking game to accomodate Dufty’s possible lack of one and secondly Sullivan may do but Dufty and Sullivan are a small halves pairing. I have no issues with Dufty’s defence at 5/8 though, I believe he can tackle, it’s different tackling in tight than blokes coming full pace in the open like at fullback.
     
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  2. Old Timer

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    Good observation re point 3
    Lomax, Ramsey, Dufty & Feegai did some ad-lib and created much needed speed in and around the ruck.

    Re point 2 I like you can't wait to see their careers unfold.
     
  3. moes

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    if Cronk could make Lawrie into a first grader
    Maybe, but doesn’t look capable of doing any of those things you mentioned even with a good coach. Very very ordinary player. Love his heart and desire but no skill or upside
     
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  4. Inisai Toga

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    Agree Dragons4me, if that is indeed the instructions, it is ridiculous. Yet, despite his huge ticker his lateral movement and defence at the line is poor and he has been involved in some really bad defensive outcomes over the last month which the side just can’t afford. Has to improve in this area in the offseason or in my opinion he is a liability.
     
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  5. Bob

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    He’s never got over dropping that ball in the grand a few years ago final loosing it for the Broncos
     
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  6. Kylez3

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    Yep. One of the most mentally broken players of all time.
     
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  7. SEAT 1A

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    Again.
     
  8. thebigredv

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    Anyone watching the Titans carve up the team that smashed us?

    What does that say about the Young/McGregor Dragons?
     
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  9. BLM01

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    Dean Young said it
    We could not beat Dapto Under 8’s
     
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  10. possm

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    Young didn't say WHY we couldn't beat Dapto under 8s. There are three reasons:
    Mary
    Young
    Millward
     
  11. getsmarty

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    The Board should have been at the Top of your list.
     
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  12. hewi

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    You could run a course in universities on the Dragons. How to ruin a great brand thru incompetence. Start with the board, the old boys club of selecting coaches based on their former affiliation with the club, their failure to sack them until they have caused massive damage, their stupidity in signing an incompetent coach to a new contract without having any get out clauses. The coach himself sacking anyone who was better than him, Holbrook and Demetriou a classic back covering option. The constant recruitment of washed out players who offered nothing. The failure to have a plan of introducing youth into first grade. It defies the imagination but why oh why did it have to be my Dragons. I can suffer failure but not incompetence and we have had enough for a lifetime. Rant over.
     
  13. blacksafake

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    And a fine rant too :thumbsup:
     
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