I've read a lot of Dragons media releases over the years and by design they tend to be dry reading, but that looks like they are feeling the pressure."Although the board acknowledges the club's performances so far throughout 2020 have been unacceptable; we will continue to support Paul, his staff and the team through these tough times," Dragons Chairman Andrew Gordon said.
"We are committed to Paul as coach of the St George Illawarra Dragons and look forward to seeing him right the wrongs of the opening month of the current campaign.
"We are a club that stands by our people when under pressure. This is a time for loyalty, strength and commitment from the players, coach, board and staff to improve.
On the sales pitch front, it was par for the course. They of course fail to acknowledge that this just isn't about 2020. It is about years of failure. We narrowly avoided the spoon in 2019, but hey, don't mention that.
And as for "loyalty, strength and commitment"... this time the old party line looked double-edged to me. Partly it revealed a bit of a split amongst the players, Club personnel and hierarchy. But also, a little backhander to anyone who disagrees with the board decision. Sadly, the latter is where they'll dig their trench and wait out the barrage.