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Sack mcgregor

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

  1. getsmarty

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    Flanno in fashion?
    Shane Flanagan – ahead of Nathan Brown and Geoff Toovey – is the standout former coach without a first-grade job for next year and there are some Dragons powerbrokers who have been whispering his name as the club starts to look to the future.

    This column has never been critical of Dragons mentor Paul McGregor, but even he knows he will need a strong start to next year to keep the wolves from the door. The club has acknowledged they have issues with coaching. The Dragons don’t like to use the word sacked, but four members of their coaching set-up have officially been told to look around for other options. It’s a sign of respect for Dean Young and Ben Hornby, in particular, that the door has not been slammed in their faces.

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    Well regarded: There are clubs waiting on Shane Flanagan to be cleared to return to the game.Credit:Wolter Peeters

    Mat Head and Mick Crawley have also been told to explore other options. There is considerable discontent among that group that they have been singled out and McGregor has survived. But the club clearly thinks they need a refresh and the next obvious move is to change coach.

    There is some chance that Young could be reappointed.

    Flanagan knows he has some hoops to jump through to be allowed to return to the game. He was deregistered as a coach indefinitely in December 2018 for failing to adhere to the conditions of his suspension in 2014. He will jump as high as the NRL wants him to. Flanagan’s ego isn’t too big to accept an assistant job, but he is a premiership-winning coach who has outstanding man-management skills.

    Take it as fact that there are clubs waiting on the NRL to clear him to return.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/ni...football-in-next-tv-deal-20190824-p52kfc.html
     
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  2. St Georgio

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    Dean Young and Ben Hornby should look at going to the Melbourne Storm, Jason Rules off to Wigan or St Helens when an opportunity Arises.
     
  3. Objective View

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    A few points:
    - why has that column never been critical of the Dragons mentor, and why have a column if you can't objectively analyse and write on such issues?
    - if Mary is truly on the nose, why wait another half season to reassess? What if the Dragons go 5 from 10 to start the season, is his job safe again? Is not the measure of a coach the potential to win a premiership, not teeter on the 8? This question has already been well and truly answered.
    - I know he's not popular on this forum but I would love to get Flanagan.

    Straight Shooter
     
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  4. grouch

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    Exactly what i was thinking when i read it. What a stupid thing to write.
     
  5. getsmarty

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    Not if he knows that this is the Boards stance...McGregor is apparently safe for 2020....
     
  6. BLM01

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    Of course there is a chance Dean Young wont lose his job....wonder why that is
    and everyone around Mary has been told to look elsewhere...what the F... is going on
    Of course coaching is the problem so get rid of the coaches in 1 st grade...all of em..not part
    They are blind or keeping their head in the sand to the real issues
     
  7. getsmarty

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    Fittler again Defending his mate McGregor..( Sunday Footy Show ).saying we trained the whole preseason with JDB as link player and we haven't adapted....

    QUESTION...Who was the shadow player ( understudy ) training in case JDB got injured ? In other words what was the coaches contingency plan ?

    It is now Round 24.....The coach has had 23 Rounds to address this and has Failed....


    This is the excuse that the Board is using behind the scenes.....It just doesn't cut it.....
     
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  8. BLM01

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    Obviously rang Freddy this morning to make sure he got that in as a mate to help a mater
    IT IS NOT MY FAULT I REALLY AM A PREMIERSHIP POTENTIAL WINNING COACH
     
  9. getsmarty

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    And as others have stated, Head's side is 1st ? in the C.C cup.....same drill that happened with J,D....
     
  10. getsmarty

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    Yep...I have seriously had a gut-full of this nonsense....The club is treating the fans like idiots....

    Can someone please explain to me why Fans are still going to games...??? Why would you give your Hard Earned
    cash to this Club who just do not care about transparency and providing a quality product............
     
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  11. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    That is a good pickup, I hadn’t heard of him, but just read an article about him and apparently John Bateman credits him with turning him into an international backrower. Imagine what he could do with Ford. Also couldn’t be further from a boys club than not even from Australia. He will have no loyalty to any players and can just drop, release and purchase players without a second thought.
     
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  12. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    I’m feeling it, the media is turning and even the most diehard and forgiving fans like myself are turning and believe it must be done. Players are exploring their options and we are haemorrhaging. Players we need like Friz and Lomax want out and players that are being shopped around probably don’t want to leave and dig in. I have heard Widdop wants out but knows the Dragons won’t release him so he’s exercising his homesick clause, taking a gap year then returning to Wests to replace Benji.
     
  13. BLM01

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    There are always die hards and loyalists who follow them everywhere no matter what and good luck to them
     
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  14. getsmarty

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    Far enough...But the Board views this as a " Stamp of approval "....Maybe if these fans decided to make a stand until the current coach is gone, we would see change happen in a swifter manner....( surely they cannot be enjoying watching us play ? )

    And please don't get me wrong, If people want to attend games then that is their decision but they must take into account that the Board always quotes " membership numbers and crowd numbers are good therefore it is a small minority of disgruntled supporters ".
     
  15. Objective View

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    In his six years at the helm, is there any player who has credited Mary with developing their game?

    Also interesting that none of the key Knights players have come out defending Brown.

    Straight Shooter
     
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  16. BLM01

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    yeh true...they can quote what they like re crowds..we know the truth.
    Just look around what the cameras show on TV..tells you everything and the booing....and leaving at half time.......also speaks volumes
     
  17. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Yeah I 100% agree, I actually feel Brown would be going backwards or sideways at best. Dragons need a real freshen up and this Pom might be the answer.
     
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  18. Warabrook saint

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    Discontent that mcgregor has survived......yes yes yoooohooooo yes. About fu**!ng time !!
     
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  19. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    True that.
    You only have to look at George Pell.
     
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  20. West coast dragon

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    Actually Paul Vaughan in an interview about his origin debut credited He who shall not be named for getting him there I choked on my bourbon at the time but it did happen I’ve since given up drinking lol
     
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