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Round 7 v Roosters

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragon David, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. BLM01

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    Thanks Robbo
    Thats all our BOD need to hear
    St george were great tonight...we were ready to play
    They defended well..they attacked well
    "Mary should be proud of them tonight they way the played and the way he coached them"
    Keep you Mary idol doll to yourself
     
  2. getsmarty

    getsmarty Referee

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    Funny isn't it....while behind the scenes others likely had a lot of input..
     
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  3. BLM01

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    Yep..Robbo going into bat for someone who gifts him an easy 2 points
    What else would he say when asked.
    "Geez..they were crap..poorly coached...had no go forward or linespeed in the 2nd half"
    "Outside Dufty who was their attack weapon"
    "Geez that Flanno has made a difference'
    pfffffttttt.
     
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    Sims and Merrin were useless last night. Really sad to see how their game has crumbled in 2 to 3 years, and believe it or not i don't blame baldy for this. Part of the cleanout should include them . Pity we dont have Canterbury cup as some of our players are getting complacent . Blocker though had one of his better games. Thought McInnes take some bad options from DF and missed some vital tackles ( understandable when you make 40 others ! )

    Next week Sailor in for Norman, keep Ford ( how many minutes did he play ? ) and Host in and drop Simms and tell Merrin to pull his finger out.
     
  5. redVinme

    redVinme Juniors

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    I don't care what anyone says hunt and Norman are both shot mentally and can both be dropped and f**k off. Force them both into chasing a release and put a broom through the place.

    I know some posters are saying sailor but for me I'd rather just blood bud Sullivan now. We have a spot in the 30. Watching him play in the koori cup he can defend and will just need to find some confidence in getting use to the contact.

    I know a lot will say it will ruin his confidence but I'd be saying. Win, lose or draw work hard and it can be your team. We are here to support your growth as our long term prospect. This year is your chance to find your feet and grow.

    However Mary so why bother.
     
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  6. Dennis Papaioannou

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    Vaughan wouldn't have blown out a candle during that little chat with Young.
    Our most impactful front rower rotated at the wrong time while the Easts front rowers ran riot.
    Pre determined rotations with no feel for the state of the game.
     
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    Vaughan will ask for a release unless there’s a new coach announced soon IMO

    This Gordon game of Waiting for Godot is going to end badly for them

    ... & he ain’t no coach or frontrower
     
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  8. Mark D

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    Very disappointed with last night.. We should have come out in the second half with far more intent and will too win..

    Norman needs a spell and want to see Sailor in at 6 .
    Saab see ya at least JP plays with courage and will.
    Duff looking good
    Forwards all disappointing considering how wounded the Roosters were
    Tyson not giving much (has he checked out ?)
     
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    Mary staying in the job might mean that he keeps fitzy.

    From what Cordner was saying through the week, Fitzy would be a massive loss to their coaching staff.
     
  10. Dragon David

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    Yes come to think of it, Morris did play centre but on Saab's side. Gee he versatility showed last night and overall much more nowadays with all of the experience and the confidence by playing in the Roosters team.

    It just takes a player with great potential to shine if given the chance to play in a better structured/coached team.
     
  11. Dragonsamy

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    I agree with a lot of people here.
    Re Hunt and Norman
    My opinion is that Norman is not nrl standard any more. Give Sailor a go . Or go with Hunt and Clune.
    And Hunt playing of the bench as a 9 is a waste of time.
    Last night he did not have one run there.
    Put him back to 7 if he is not good enough for the 7 or 6 drop him.
    Give Ford more time he doing ok and will improve.
    Or even give young Hayden lomax a run he has play 9 and back row before
    Imo
     
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    If i were the dragons I would get on my knees and beg for Bmoz to come back and mentor our outside backs. Bmoz is not only naturally gifted he also has great vision and really knows what it takes to be an elite back over many years. 9th all time try scorer now says it all.
     
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    The biggest problem we have, besides our useless coach, is that we just don't have any good cattle. We play as caged animals rather than free range. Last night was the time the Roosters were ripe for a loss, but they guts it out and in the second half we basically played against only one player - Luke Keary. He beat us single handedly and our guys in Norman, Clune, Hunt - the three of them - just did not have the answers or ability to change the destiny of the outcome.
     
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    Lomax has to have an operation on his shoulder he hurt early this year
    He wont be playing this year
     
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    Number of the Beath Juniors

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    I missed the first half last night and was looking forward to a big finish from the Red V. However, too many dropped balls cost us - that and the fact that the Rorters are in great form at the moment,

    People at work were telling me that we'd get thumped by the Rorters and my response was that we would make a go of it and lose by 10-20 which, considering the shellackings Easts have handed out in recent weeks and our past form, is relatively good,.And we did make a real go of it, just ran out of puff.

    I'm enjoying watching Clune at 7 and Dufty at 1 - they give us a bit more of an attacking edge. Saab didn't impress me much - especially his "challenge"for that kick leading up the last Rorters try but he will get better. The forwards need a bit of mongrel. Unfortunately, the source of that mongrel is having his day in court and will then probably ditch us for the Warriors or Tigers. I say bring young Blacker in and put Sims and Merrin under notice.They're yesterday's men.

    And, for what it's worth, I reckon we might surprise the Raiders next week.
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    You mean Ramsey yeah?
     
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  18. Dragonsamy

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    That's what I thought Hayden is not injured.
    Mybe I'm wrong
     
  19. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Hayden
     
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    The only positives I took from last nights game where:
    Dufty, Lomax & RAV4 - seem to have found their place in the team & have been strong
    Laurie, Kerr & Ford - on the rise, but need far more game time
    Cam McInnes - continues to be our best & carries a huge defensive load

    The negatives seem too long to list, but the obvious are:
    Norman - reserve grader along with K.Sims
    Merrin - lost his mojo and ability to offload
    Aitken - a hog with the ball that runs sideways on the inside
    Clune - ignored with the lack of ball coming his direction
    Hunt - looks like he doesn’t want to be on the field & no confidence
    Bench Rotation - continues to be shit after 7 years
    Head Coach - confirmed f.ckwit & the catalyst to our major problem (Him)
     

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