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Round 9 vs Dogs

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by getsmarty, May 2, 2021.

  1. Dragon David

    Dragon David Juniors

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    As I have said in another thread, McGuire was a loser at the Cowboys (lost 3) then came to us and started playing after we beat the Eels. We have lost 3 in a row with him in our team. Is he a jinx?
     
  2. getsmarty

    getsmarty Referee

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    No...the whole team ( bar a few ) are playing badly...
     
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  3. Reddragon

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    McGuire is actually one of our better players.
     
  4. redv13

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    In his 3 games so far with us, McGuire has been in the top 2 or 3 forwards each game. Just silly nonsense being thrown up on social media. He was busting his guts out in the 2nd half vs the Tigers along with Vaughan trying to make something happen defensively
     
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  5. Reddragon

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    Totally agree with that. Those two were only forwards making a dent against the Tigers while the rest of the entire team were dropping the ball all around them.
     
  6. Maddragon99

    Maddragon99 Juniors

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    Remember his really strong first carry right after halftime? Then we made an error right after which lead to a try. Moose is going well he’s the least of our problems.
     
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    Vaughan and McGuire can hold their heads high. A few of the other forwards need to take a look at themselves in the mirror and pull their fingers out quick smart
     
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    Kerr in particular has been terrible
     
  9. redv13

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    He’s definitely 1
     
  10. Dragonslayer

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    I think Kerr is trying and maybe trying too hard, however, I think that experiment should be closed down and he moved bavk to the middle.

    One is Sims, a good game followed by several average ones, and average is being nice.
    Another is Alvaro who is starting to plod a bit too much for my liking.

    The rest are ok. Fui is really come slive this year, Blocka doing ok and even Ellis has some good moments. Have to remember Ellis is only 24, younger than Kerr and Poasa.
     
  11. redv13

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    Fui has been fine this year, definite step up from last year. Sims I’m willing to stick with.
    My issues up front are:
    Kerr, Alvaro, Ellis and to a lesser point Burns. Burns hasn’t shown me anything to get excited about and has butchered a certain try by not passing in the last 2 games. Has zero impact with ball.
    Faamausili has been out for a few weeks but he gets another chance this week, needs to step up and step up quickly.

    Vaughan, McGuire, Lawrie, Fuimaono are doing their job every week and trying their guts out. Sims too except for last week but you can see he’s trying.
     
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  12. BLM01

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    Wish the media would POQ....with their favouritism 5 out of 6.
    Go analyse someone else...stop putting the jinx on us
    They did it with the Tigers bashing through last week
    That is a sort of stat Mary would talk about at a presser
    I still remember halfway through 2011 when we were leading the comp the TAB?? offering to pay out on all bets for us to win the minor premiership as we were unbackable favourites supposedly
    Look what happended from there..we limped into 5th.
    See if they do the same for Penrith
     
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    Faamausili was treated harshly. With ball in hand he has looked as threatening as any forward. He couldn't stop a big man near the line and suddenly became the scapegoat.

    Alvaro, Burns and Ellis would probably go alright at their previous club if they were back there now because these types of fringe first graders can coast on the work on a well oiled machine. But at the Dragons they have a greater workload which they just can't handle.

    Kerr just needs another spell in reserves. We've seen his potential but he just can't get it together and his errors are proving costly. His career is at a crossroads. I don't know his best position but at the moment it's left right out.
     
  14. redv13

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    Faamausili was going well then injured his shoulder when we played Newy. Hopefully he brings his A game back, some very solid runs in the first month. Good solid bench player to come on after 25-30 mins to rip in and lift the intensity
     
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    Faama has had 1 game back in reserve grade last weekend, his stats weren't inspiring imo.

    Played 59 mins
    11 runs 98m
    29 pcm
    1 TB
    1 offload
    89.7% TE
    26 Tackles
    3 missed tackles
    2 errors
    1 handling error
     
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    Didn't know about the shoulder. Makes more sense now.
     
  17. redv13

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    Have faith, he’ll come good. Need him on the bench. Better numbers than both Alvaro and Ellis. Adds more grunt than those 2 as well
     
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  18. redv13

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    I’d like to think that if our forwards fire up we should belt the dogs by plenty. Feed Kerr and Sims some raw steak b4 kick off, the pack together need to send a message that were far from done for 2021. Belt the bullgrubs back to Belmore
     
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    It's time to give the young guys a go in the right positions not put forwards in the backs give them a chance and see how they go.
     
  20. Lindsay Moss

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    We play the cards that we are dealt it's all experience in the long run.
     

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