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Sack mcgregor

Willow

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"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.
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.

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.
 

R&WTILLIDIE

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I've always said that I'd support Saints through thick and thin. And have done since 1968. Well, this current crop of players, board and coaching staff are a little too thick for me. Frank Facer wouldn't p*$$ on a single one of them if they were on fire.

AFL resumes next week. Go Saints!

wait...you’re giving up on the Dragons and are now supporting the Saints in AFL? Are you a gluten for punishment or what?
 

possm

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We all call for the coaches head but how does Millward keep slipping under the radar all the time? seriously the bloke leaves train wrecks everywhere, has decimated the roster, cut deals, promised the world and continues to get away almost unscathed. shows how bad the coach is that a bloke like Millward slips under the radar after how many years!!! We know that the system at the Dragons was set up that recruitment was to be taken off the coaches hands and put into Millwards so surely this bloke must be on the chopping block also? interesting another case of jobs for the boys as I understand that Dousts resigned him as a parting jester when he left.. You couldnt make this stuff up.
I think you and I are the only members on here that understand how these Illawarra old boy imposters are getting away with murder. Doust did a deal with the Gordons which assured noses in the trough would not be disturbed.
 

LINESPEED

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Totally a disgrace the Gordons are in bed with mary . They are happy to stick with a coach that has 2 wins in 14 games. Refunds on memberships this year .


This man has no shame.

How can he look anyone in the eye & say he shouldn’t’ve walked last night.

The Gordons have just made themselves & their failed & floundering frontman the biggest targets in NRL history.

The next few weeks will be quite absorbing for the sadists!

Any truth in the rumour that Andrew flew out straight after the meeting?

“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."

The Dragons will be making no further comment regarding McGregor at this stage.”

The rank cowardice of the “no further comment” will sadly define your cringeworthy tenure as CEO Ryan

...and to use the words ‘coach” & “improve” in the same context & sentence bastardises both syntax & semantics in one foul hit.

Aitken would be caressing Waterboy’s balls ATM
... who now has free licence to totally fuc/k our once great Club
 
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HenryTatana

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After watching Pornhub until 3.00am trying to work out what went wrong with his team yesterday, I wonder what his inspiration will be for the changes he makes for the Sharks clash?
 

Old Timer

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Gould intimated that much of what he said to the BOD has not in fact been done.

Gould for confidentiality reasons will not out them, obviously they will not out themselves so the only person that could out them for ignoring important & long outstanding issues was the coach himself.

The BOD's action today have ensured no leaks and kept it all in club.

Anyone who thinks that the Gordon & their cohorts don't have a real agenda and pathway to get there is sadly mistaken and in fact delusional.

I suspect their cards will only be revealed after the 100 year mark is passed for St George as the outrage at doing anything to further undermine St George before then would have been heavily protested by fans and media alike.

Strap yourselves in for the next 1.75 years of Mc Fookknuckle and then make up your mind if the Illawarra Dragons is the team for you.
 

to_ddeath

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I’m done, put a bloody fork in this small, miserable, corrupt wretched joint.
Enjoyed coming into this thread for years...after Gordon’s spineless little ‘screw you supporters’ statement today, I no longer care what happens.
It can all burn in Hell FFS..
Loading up on any team playing them from now on...surest way to a profit.
 

Reflector

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I feel sorry for that hobo guy out west that wears his Dragons gear everywhere and gets hassled by that Vince Sorrenti sounding guy that'll drive past and yell "ST GEORGE IS SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!"

How much longer must he be subjected to the taunting? Surely there's a mercy rule in place...
 

Dragon David

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All the whinging that us supporters have written on this Sack McGregor thread and others on this Forum since 2016 have been a complete waste of time and energy. Good to get frustration off our chests but we just don't have any influence on what goes on with the BOD at SGI. We can scream and shout, not renew memberships and complain as much as we want to but it just falls on deaf ears.

I am wondering what the BOD has told him - get good results for the balance of this year or get the sack at the end of 2020.
 

Willow

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The contempt the board show for the fans is astonishing, talk about being able to read a room.

Make no mistake this is purely a penny pinching exercise by the Gordon's. no crowds, no hit to gate revenue. Sack him at the end of the year to save $ compared to a payout now. Purely a financial cost benefit analysis. Assholes, not sure about anyone else, but i am fkn furious.
Looking at the $$$ first was always on the cards.

It'll be cheaper to sack him after this season, that is if he doesn't cost them too much money between now and then.

It's apparent that they've already written off 2020, if we narrowly avoid the spoon they'll call it a successful season.
 

jeffdragon

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Mary Mary quite contrary.
How do you keep.your job.
By sucking up and whining
To the board a bunch of wankers sitting all in a row.
 

New Dragon

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Gould intimated that much of what he said to the BOD has not in fact been done.

Gould for confidentiality reasons will not out them, obviously they will not out themselves so the only person that could out them for ignoring important & long outstanding issues was the coach himself.

The BOD's action today have ensured no leaks and kept it all in club.

Anyone who thinks that the Gordon & their cohorts don't have a real agenda and pathway to get there is sadly mistaken and in fact delusional.

I suspect their cards will only be revealed after the 100 year mark is passed for St George as the outrage at doing anything to further undermine St George before then would have been heavily protested by fans and media alike.

Strap yourselves in for the next 1.75 years of Mc Fookknuckle and then make up your mind if the Illawarra Dragons is the team for you.
Nice OT I like the theory
 

getsmarty

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We all call for the coaches head but how does Millward keep slipping under the radar all the time? seriously the bloke leaves train wrecks everywhere, has decimated the roster, cut deals, promised the world and continues to get away almost unscathed. shows how bad the coach is that a bloke like Millward slips under the radar after how many years!!! We know that the system at the Dragons was set up that recruitment was to be taken off the coaches hands and put into Millwards so surely this bloke must be on the chopping block also? interesting another case of jobs for the boys as I understand that Dousts resigned him as a parting jester when he left.. You couldnt make this stuff up.

Sorry New Dragon....Many incorrect assumptions...
1/. Coach still tells Millward what players to get...I'll quote McGregor...This squad has my fingerprints all over it...
2/. No one wants to come and play for us..translates into having to pay overs...again buck stops with the coach...
3/. Millwards hands are tied.... This has been discussed on here many times...judge millward when we have a decent coach...by the looks of things that will not happen any time soon...

You should be aiming your arrows at THE BOARD.....they are solely responsible for the mess we are in....
 
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