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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by thebigredv, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

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    What a club we are:

    1st grade gets done 34 - 14

    CC team playing a team that has won 1 game all season down 14 - 6 with 15 mins to go

    JF team playing a team in 13th get done by 1 point

    It's hard to find words to describe the feeling of what was once a powerhouse turned into a shithouse.

    We need a head coach, and we need it now!
     
  2. j0nesy

    j0nesy Bench

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    Well on the general neck / head region at least.
     
  3. getsmarty

    getsmarty Referee

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    Because last bench selection always gets 5 mins to zero, unless there is an injury.

    One out = POWER GAME
     
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  4. Old Kogarah Boy 1

    Old Kogarah Boy 1 First Grade

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    Again, no reporter had the backbone to question his ability as a coach.
    They too are equally pathetic.
     
  5. to_ddeath

    to_ddeath Coach

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    To quote T.Rump, this club is full of stone cold losers. Joint is doomed in its current state.
     
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  6. Coffs dragon

    Coffs dragon Bench

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    I'm starting to believe that our half owner in WIN actually stands for: Wollongong Illawarra Nepotism
    The old boys club is alive & well with their noses in the trough and nothing changes or zero criticism from within the ranks.
     
  7. rednwhites

    rednwhites Juniors

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    Honestly his press conference is the stuff that sends people insane. Heard it all before. If I still cared half as much I'd be in tears but have had to detach to preserve my sanity.
     
  8. Dea

    Dea Juniors

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    The team lacks strategy. Has no game plan B or C and plan A isn’t working. The injuries and suspension haven’t caused the decline this season, but highlighted the deficiencies of our coach. Other teams have lost players but not lost the plot.

    Sadly, recent history shows that team performance does not impact the coaches contract.
     
  9. hazzbeen

    hazzbeen Bench

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    It sure is and a few of them have life memberships .... Coaching and board are all Dinosaurs .... The game has change but the Club and coaching are in a time warp ..... How sad , Maybe a divorce is needed from joint venture and if we fad away then be it .....
     
  10. Forster Dragon

    Forster Dragon Juniors

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    We need a clean out from top to bottom.
    This will not happen though and the long suffering supporters will just have to suck it up.
    Sad but true with our current board in place.They do not care. I the least
     
  11. getsmarty

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    Tax write off ???....LOL
     
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  12. Dragons22

    Dragons22 Juniors

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    I just love these press conferences:
    We played good in the first 20 minutes, we lost Cam, we really dominated in the first 20 and we played on the front foot, again the loss of Cameron, we never got into field position after the 20 minutes, they had a lot of possession, they are a very powerful footy team, they had all the possession to perform, we missed 5 today, and then we lost Cam, the Footygods haven't been kind to us, when we lose the next game is important, we came here to win, we have got to win 7 from 11.
    Quote of the stand up comedy show:
    "We are definitely playing not a complete game, but there's parts of our game that's good. Half time usually stops that. It can be a few things, without going too deep into it."
    Yeah Mary, I think going deep into it, you are the problem.
    Constantly said yeah it's not good enough. Where is your answer super coach? You have no answers.
     
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  13. Dragon set in stone.

    Dragon set in stone. Juniors

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    The Board of directors are ones to Blame .What other company would reward incompetence with a two year extension. Super club they said in 99?? .Now the real Illawarra steelers have awaken.
     
  14. Dennis Papaioannou

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    He is an embarrassment to the club he coaches.
    Why do they let him in front of the camera??
     
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  15. sco22

    sco22 Juniors

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    The coach is arrogant and ignorant nothing has changed since he was the waterboy in SOO
     
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  16. Paddles

    Paddles Juniors

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    It is hard to see where any improvement is going to come from at the moment.

    We rely on a mythical 'power game' but lose in the middle every week. Apart from Vaughan's first stints and the occasional burst from Korbin, our forwards are playing like plodders. They don't move up in defence, don't put any fear or doubt into the opposition forwards, and allow opposition halves to run amok.

    Our backs other than Norman and Lomax would struggle to make most first grade sides.

    The bench forwards offer no impact.

    Mary's bench selections have been shown up to be a completely inept sham. The back that 'he likes to carry on the bench' (ie Field) is clearly a waste. He will NOT be used unless either Hunt or Norman is incapacitated. Bringing Robson on for McInnes was fair enough, but when that wasn't working why did we not try Hunt at 9, and Field at 7 before the game was lost?!

    What is the strategy with the 3/4s? By sticking with Aitken over years of failure we have driven a crop of adequate replacements out (Jack Bird, Herbert, Garrick, Taane Milne...who else?). Why did we snap Pereira up for an extra year before the season started then pick Maranta?!

    It appears to be Norman playing out of his skin and single handedly winning the game, or nothing.
     
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  17. moes

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    Nailed it
     
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  18. Hardcore Dragon

    Hardcore Dragon Juniors

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    Under Mary:

    Regular season
    2014 11th
    2015 8th
    2016 11th
    2017 9th
    2018 7th

    Finals over 5 years
    1 win
    2 losses

    2019 season
    5 wins - 2 wins against Dogs, other 3 wins by 2 points or less
    8 losses

    Last 24 games

    9 wins
    15 losses

    How does any respectable, professional organisation extend the contract of the head coach with the above record?

    How are there no questions raised from supposed media experts?

    XXX
     
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  19. Paddles

    Paddles Juniors

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    And do any of the board, who signed off on a 2 year extension not 2 months ago, think that they would extend Mary now?

    Given there was absolutely no pressure or need to re-sign him at that stage, and no one else is in the market for his unique skillset, do they all agree this was an incredibly expensive error that curtails their options now?

    They have set up a choice: either lose more games, or lose money. Given their form, I assume that they will cowardly choose the former.
     
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  20. TruSaint

    TruSaint Coach

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    Year after year I have posted. Don't blame the coach. He didn't employ himself.

    If I were Mary , I would take a deal as well. Yes, he is not NRL standard, but he is one of our longest serving coaches in recent history. Let that f**king sink in.
     
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