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Round 6 v Titans

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragonslayer, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. RedVDave

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    Don't be ridiculous,!

    Let's wait 3 rounds into next year before we do that.
     
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  2. Crush

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    Nice. Well done.
     
  3. George Dragon

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  4. Crush

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    So he's slower than a 46 year old Morris?
    That's embarrassing.....
     
  5. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Wonder what he clocked in tonights game? That was R1 where it rained.
     
  6. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Righto mate calm down ffs.
     
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  7. Crush

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    Lol
     
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  8. jak

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    lomax does like suncorp
     
  9. The Badger

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    Lomax's defence was great again today.This defence will give him confidence in attack.We also saw enough from his try that he needs to get some clean ball which is not likely to happen with Norman uninspired and Tyson one dimensional without an offload.Frustrating to watch forwards that can't pass jarring attacks.Oh for the days of 2 class centres next to each other.
     
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    McFlop celebrating the win against the tits
     
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  11. Old Timer

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    So I shouldn’t ask if your disappointed then?
     
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    Probably more amazed that they didn’t OT.
    However I’m not surprised they didn’t. The opportunity was there for them to run a few tries in but the fact they took the two on offer at the death says it all.
     
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    Well dragonsteve2, you’ve predicted the drop balls, luckily we played pretenders so it’s all good we won anyway we all feel warm and fuzzy, which is a good thing, I’m enjoying another win. Like you I feel Ravs inconsistency should have seen him relegated to work on his game, but I’m not surprised (look whose coaching) I do also share your opinion that the changes have reflected positively on the team and agree we have been less shambolic, winning can really project belief and transform a side, however the unrelenting errors continue and that concerns me, to me the errors are foreshadowing a return to another a series of losses and from next week we face 3 contenders. Hope amongst hope I’m wrong, how good would it be to beat the rorters. Enjoying another win anyway
     
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    Why did you need to put that pic up he caught that one.
     
  16. thebigredv

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    See you again Titans in the grand final.
     
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    You are correct Lomax is definitely not slow.

    Providing they don't bulk him up like they did Dugan he will get faster over the next few years.

    He saved several situations today with speed and awareness of where he had to be. All the speed in the world is useless if you don't know where to be.

    He is very professional in what he does on the field and he has tremendous strength whilst not yet full developed.

    His defence front on is exceptional and his ability to turn and tackle around the legs is 1st class. His leg drive in attack and also when he tackles is great to watch.

    In time his inside and outside men will learn they don't have to move in or out they can stay on their own man as Lomax is extremely dependable and able to comfortably make correct decisions during opposition attacking raids.

    I see he is now starting to direct his inside and outside men in defence and if they take notice of him that side will stiffen up considerably.

    Definitely an asset and seems to be overcoming all the chopping and changing he had to endure from Mc Humptydumpty.
     
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    One of my observations of Lomax (that often gets unnoticed) is that he does a lot off ball especially defensively and (ps - I’m mostly not a big Norman fan) but I noticed a few times that Lomax and Norman worked well together defensively. See how that goes this weekend???
     
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    Belta, firstly I agree with you that in the Mary era every win must be cherished without too much quibbling over its details because we don't know when the next one will come. Neither of us knew what to expect yesterday - well what did we get? For me, a decent first half carrying on from the Sharks victory but an ordinary 2nd half in which the attack showed some of the disjointed movement of the Warriors and Dogs losses. Some shocking passes and generally too much dropped ball. There is very little point Mary throwing chairs around the coach's box when he continues to pick Rava. I have always liked Rava's strength but at what point do you say his dropsy is too costly?

    Turning to individuals, it's great to see development in players like Lomax and Kerr. Lomax's goalkicking seems to be the best we have had in my memory - at the very least as good as Widdop at his very best. I think Clune is continuing to settle into the team. It's so good to finally have a kicker who lands the ball where he aims for. McInnes has surprised by displaying a running game. Dufty again showed why he must be picked and Graham showed for a 2nd week he is better suited to the bench. Of the positives I have just mentioned all were changes Mary could have implemented last season except for Clune. But he has neither flair for innovation nor an eye for the obvious.

    Finally for the Rorters: The four straight losses to start the season have lowered my expectations to the point where I will be happy if our boys are reasonably competitive for 60-70 mins. Having said that my long memory of this club alerts me to the fact that the most surprising performances have come when the team knows anything less than their very best could result in a thrashing. You may recall the 2016 victory over the Sharks, the eventual Premiers, as one example.

    We can always hope!
     
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  20. dragon thomo

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    Lomax has plenty of potential, He is a centre full stop.
    Not a fullback or winger.
     
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