Sack mcgregor

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  1. thebigredv

    thebigredv Juniors

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    Honestly, the fact that it is another 'review' is as soft and embarrassing as a McGregor Dragons performance. Just come out and sack the guy and give the fans some relief.
     
  2. Dragsters

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    Seriously though, the last time this happened after the dogs loss and we got our hopes up for the announcement of the end of this less than ordinary coach, we were disappointed.

    I can't help but get excited again at the prospect of an imminent decision, which would end this darkest time in the clubs history and usher in a new direction...

    Shaun Wane.
     
  3. hazzbeen

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    Review , review what ? He has to go this time , he is walking around like a dejected man ....
     
  4. Brutalitops

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    Webby coming out and straight up confirming they will be looking at Mary's position is damning to me. He would not use quotable language like he did to the media unless this was really it. He knows they will run with his words
     
  5. blacksafake

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    His last line was telling to me when he said they need to listen to the fans.
     
  6. Dragsters

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    Is there another article other than the NRL.com one as I can't see any reference to the fans from Webb in that one?
     
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    Dragons confirm McGregor's position under review
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    Brad Walter NRL.com Senior Reporter
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    Mon 10 Aug 2020, 07:57 PM
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    With St George Illawarra’s finals chances slipping away, the future of coach Paul McGregor will again be discussed at a meeting of the Dragons board next week.

    St George Illawarra CEO Ryan Webb confirmed McGregor’s position was on the agenda for the board’s regular monthly meeting next Tuesday.

    After holding an emergency meeting in the wake of the round four loss to Canterbury to consider McGregor’s fate, the board unanimously backed him to continue in the role and put measures in place aimed at helping to improve the team’s performance.

    The Dragons won four of their next six matches and suffered narrow losses to last year’s grand finalists Sydney Roosters and Canberra.

    However, they have lost their past three matches to Cronulla, South Sydney and the Roosters to now sit six points behind the eighth-placed Sharks with seven rounds remaining before the finals.

    McGregor is contracted until the end of next season but Webb said he was aware that his position would be reviewed once the Dragons fell from finals contention.

    “It is definitely a discussion that needs to be had and everyone has been pretty open about that at our end,” Webb said.

    “We had that meeting after round four and put in some areas of support. The team showed some good form for a few weeks but we still fell short of finals so you can’t just sit there, you have got to talk about things.”

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    Webb was unable to give any indication of whether the board would continue to support McGregor or look to head in a different direction for next season.

    He said McGregor was aware that his future would be discussed by the board.

    “I will chat to Paul during the week and see what he is thinking and where he is at,” Webb said.

    “It is a normal board meeting on Tuesday and as far as we are concerned Paul is contracted until the end of next year but it is something we will talk about.”

    If McGregor’s services were terminated after this weekend’s match against Parramatta, it is expected that assistant coach Dean Young would take charge for the remainder of the season.

    Fellow assistant Shane Flanagan is precluded from taking on a head coaching position until 2022 under the terms of a suspension imposed by the NRL for breaching a previous coaching ban while at Cronulla.

    Meanwhile, rookie five-eighth Tristan Sailor may start in the No.6 jersey against the Eels following the suspension of lock Jackson Ford on a tripping charge.

    Sailor played 50 minutes from the interchange bench in last Thursday night’s 32-24 loss to the Roosters as his only other previous appearance since the season resumed on May 28 was a brief stint against the Rabbitohs and the Dragons coaching staff wanted to preserve his energy.

    However, after gaining some valuable match fitness he is likely to play the full game in a move that would allow Ben Hunt to start at hooker and Cameron McInnes to play lock in place of Ford.

    The Dragons will again be without Australian prop Paul Vaughan due to a COVID-19 breach on the eve of the Roosters clash which required him to undergo a 14-day isolation period.

    New recruit Kaide Ellis replaced Vaughan but the former Penrith prop’s involvement was limited as he hadn’t played since March.


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/08/10/dragons-confirm-mcgregors-position-under-review/

    P.S thankyou @Dragon David
     
  8. ChocOConnor

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    How about when Webb said he has had angst since beginning this position

    Tells you something about the whole joint.
     
  9. getsmarty

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    McGregor's future back in spotlight at Dragons meeting
    Michael Chammas
    August 10, 2020 — 7.51pm
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    St George Illawarra will meet next Tuesday to discuss coach Paul McGregor's future as it grows increasingly likely he won't see out the final year of his deal.

    The Dragons unanimously backed McGregor at a meeting following a winless opening four rounds of the season, but the coach's future is again on the agenda as the club looks set to miss the finals for a second consecutive year.

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    Paul McGregor's job is back on the agenda at the Dragons.

    The Dragons shook things up after a meeting sparked by the round four loss to Canterbury, shifting McGregor from attack coach to defensive coach and swapping assistant coach Shane Flanagan from defence to attack. There was some initial success but results in recent weeks have fallen away.

    Dragons chief executive Ryan Webb confirmed the club would discuss McGregor's future next week, but said a decision had not been made.


    "We'll speak about it at the regular board meeting that's coming up next Tuesday," Webb said.

    "As we've just fallen out of finals contention, now is the appropriate time to talk about all things football. There's no discussion been had to this point. It is that first discussion that we will have at the board meeting next week.

    "In round four, the board supported Paul unanimously and put in the necessary support systems around him to help the team improve. There was obviously a change in our fortunes over a period and [that] gave us a chance to make a run to the finals. As that's dropped off now, it's time to have another look and reassessment of where we are headed."

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/mc...light-at-dragons-meeting-20200810-p55kf8.html
     
  10. hewi

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    Please Parra put 50 on us and finish the peanut off.
     
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  11. blacksafake

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    I read an article on Twitter, it was a Rothfield article. Sorry not clever enough to repost it in here. Maybe someone a lot smarter than me can do it.
     
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  12. Dragon David

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    This is extremely likely. I would prefer that the game is a tight one for the sake of the guys playing as a thrashing will lower their esteem further.
     
  13. VodkaSaint

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    Le them suffer some more :p

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  14. Dragonslayer

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    Although I believe Flanagan will take over (hence the talk last week of them going back to the NRL to try to have the suspension reduced), I think Wane would be a far better option. Besides a hard nut he also has excellent man management skills. There is also the added bonus of him having contacts in the UK, whoch would give us another recruitement avenue.
     
  15. Gareth67

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    Have often thought exactly that Dragon David , at the end of the day ( years ) it has been a complete and utter waste of money and resources catering to that blokes wants and needs .

    How many occasions have we heard him utter - “ Well I have finally got the team that I want “ . I realize that players were required to give the Dragons a shot at the title , however with the maestro’s golden touch everything turned to dust .

    As said , a waste of good money that has gone down the drain , given to him by a clueless board who seem to believe that Mary was the right hand of the great footy god .
     
  16. RedVDave

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    If true this will be his last game on Friday then he and Nathan Brown will tied on 151 games coached at Saints.
     
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  17. getsmarty

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    Dragons coach Paul McGregor reportedly set to be sacked at next Tuesday's board meeting

    Liam O'Loughlin
    2 hrs ago

    St George Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor is reportedly set to be sacked next week, with another board meeting scheduled after the club's clash against Parramatta.

    Some promising form after the previous board meeting in June kept McGregor in the good graces, the Dragons have fallen in their past three games despite either leading or level in all of them.

    McGregor has been stripped of some of his responsibility, with a selection committee put in place with the assistant coaches.

    The Daily Telegraph reported on Monday night that the club were set to part ways with the coach next week, with CEO Ryan Webb confirming the meeting would involve McGregor's future.

    “Paul knows we will be discussing it at board level now that we’re out of contention for the finals," he said.

    Speaking on NRL 360, Phil Rothfield said that there is a split at board level over the coach's future.

    “There’s a board meeting next Tuesday night. The directors are split – the Wollongong directors are supporting Mary, those at Kogarah aren’t," he said.

    "He’s won 8 of his last 31 games. Ben Hunt started at halfback, went to the bench for a month, then went to hooker, then went to five-eighth. There’s no continuity there.

    "It’s 2020 – tell me one NRL coach that doesn’t have final say over the team he puts on the park.

    "The Parramatta game will be his last game."

    McGregor has been in charge of the Red V since 2014, with the side winning just one finals game during his tenure.

    It is expected that Dean Young will take over as interim coach, but the Dragons are preparing to go to the NRL and ask for Shane Flanagan's head coaching ban to be uplifted.

    The likes of Jason Ryles, Craig Fitzgibbon, Shaun Wane and Geoff Toovey have also been spoken about as potential Dragons coaches.

    More to come...


    https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/new...ed-at-next-tuesdays-board-meeting/ar-BB17MpMv
     
  18. The Silverdale Phantom

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    Yep, not bad, Wane is unmolested by nrl standards, not a single modification. Comes in clean and factory. Owes nothing to anybody.

    I can’t back Flanagan because notwithstanding his contribution, the side just hasn’t been consistent. He’s a part of it, regrettably. He’s guilty by association.

    But I’ve got a bit of time for Tooves based on results and with what he had to work with. He’s got a ton of degrees ( like des) but doesn’t have to tell people about it ( like Seibs). But much much more important, he’s footy smart.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Bennett left Souths early as his underling looks nrl ready now. He’s going a bit senile though with his co vid antics and their forwards are paper thin other than the runt of the burgii litter.

    But I’ve always said, you also have to target top officials.

    Millward hasn’t brought a decent player to the club for years, lost too much talent...he’s out the door with Mary.

    All the parasites Mary has brought to the club, they have to go yesterday.

    Anyone on Marys payroll should apply for the dole now.

    Marykeeper payment is being terminated. Blame bloody scomo!
     
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    Thanks for your efforts GS. It makes it so easy for everyone.
     
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