Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by thebigredv, Jul 4, 2016.
He just never learns from past errors
Nice one, ddeath,
You old fence sitter, you!
A motion and mary....two peas in a pod
Apparently looking at a possible 3 year extension going by a JA post.....FMFD.
If that happens how long would it take for someone to start a thread Bring Back Mary.
As a proactive person, l'd like to make a tentative block booking of posting space on this thread.
Why is this (if true) a suprise?
Well played by McGregor and our board. Waiting 'till basically no-one was left and so no choice but to.
Bennett, Seibold, Cleary, Hasler and Maguire all snapped up already, and now the race is on for Sharks coach. Just look at the contenders there.
Besides a bunch of rookies, like Morris, Ciraldo and Dymock, look at the "experienced" coaches available, Griffin and Barrett, Henry and Toovey.
Not an exciting list of options wirh pissibly Toovey the only stand out, but he hasnt coached at NRL level, for many years now.
Si as I said (if true) well played by all.
I will now watch my beloved club when they play,as a slapstick comedy, and laugh. It'll be the only thing to stop me from crying
Dont rule out Kimmorley for the Sharks Job
dont understand why coaches are not given deals like Brownie ... Rolling but performance based.
Let's get back on track , Sack Mary ......
In our case.....because of the old mates act
Must be some sort of verbal golden handshake between beer buddies that keeps McDunning-Kruger in the coaching role, up til now and beyond.
The decision should be left til the end of September this year to ensure that we reach the final 4 at worst, but of course this looks unlikely to take place as "players need to know who the coach is before June 30 blah blah blah".
Sweeping boardroom changes my arsehole...they're treating him like a friggin Bennett at Brisbane & he hasn't remotely earned the right.
The list of examples that prove this statement utter bullshit grows every year. Ugh.
If McIdiot picks Lafai and Aitken in round one it will show us whether he is a forward thinking coach,
They’re the Marsh brothers of the Dragons - no future/improvement until they’re finally gone IMHO
Move them on Mary, they’re your Achilles heel
If you do so ASAP, 90% of the heat will go from this thread
Yeah... so... ah...
Dragons kick off talks with McGregor over next contract
Discussions have begun about extending Paul McGregor’s tenure as St George Illawarra coach beyond the end of this season.
In a show of faith in the coach, NRL.com understands the Dragons have decided to begin negotiations with McGregor before a ball has even been kicked, with some at the club hopeful of finalising a deal before St George Illawarra open their campaign against the Cowboys in Townsville on March 16.
McGregor, who is off contract at the end of this year, was under enormous pressure following his team’s mid-season slump last season but he may have done enough in a gallant run through the finals to secure his future.
While the Dragons believe McGregor is the right man to lead the club beyond 2019, it has been suggested by some at the club that perhaps they should wait eight to 10 weeks into the season before extending his term.
It’s expected McGregor’s contract extension, and the timing of when it is signed, will be a talking point at the club’s next board meeting.
McGregor, who began his NRL coaching career with the Dragons in 2014, will eclipse Nathan Brown as the longest serving coach in the joint venture’s history if he remains at the helm beyond this year.
The former NSW and Australian representative has an impressive record when it comes to the first half of seasons, however the criticism of the Dragons coach has been a tendency for his team to fall away as they approach the pressure-cooker matches heading into the playoffs.
Last year wasn’t the only season the Dragons have capitulated after a strong start. They won six of their first seven games in 2017 (finished ninth) and eight of their first 11 games in 2015 (finished 8th).
The Dragons have lost a number of players over the off-season, but the acquisition of Corey Norman and Korbin Sims has them in a strong position to challenge for a premiership in McGregor’s sixth season in charge.
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