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Silver lining around Dugan's injury

possm

Coach
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The real issue is how will the Dragons do with Millward's anointed juniors replacing Dugan or won't they be used by Mary. It's one thing to plan using promising juniors but it is another thing to replace injured marquee/first grade players with a suitable player.

Mary has a one dimensional mind when it comes to blooding juniors and Millward has a one dimensional mind when it comes to his roster. It will be interesting to see how things turn out and who blames who for the potential losses.
 
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barry

Juniors
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Now all the experts on here get to see how good the team goes without him.

You are taking what the so called experts are saying wrong

I don't think anyone on here wants to lose Dugan. But to re-sign him for the million dollars he is after is ridiculous.

Don't take what people say the wrong way, read what they write properly before you take things out of context
 
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barry

Juniors
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Now all the experts on here get to see how good the team goes without him.
Oh and just on this we played 2 games without him at the start of the year and won both.

There's no doubt we are a better team with him on the field, but it ain't as dramatic as you make it out to be.

Also Widdop is a bigger loss then Dugan but obviously with both of them out we will be struggling even more.

Sooo yeah :)
 

Crush

First Grade
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Losing just Dugan doesn't dramatically affect the Dragons. Nighty to fb, Mann to the wing. BUT, losing widdop and dugan will be dramatic.
Also, we have now lost our goal kicker and reserve goal kicker. Who is the reserve reserve goal kicker?
 

ALSGI

Bench
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Losing just Dugan doesn't dramatically affect the Dragons. Nighty to fb, Mann to the wing. BUT, losing widdop and dugan will be dramatic.
Also, we have now lost our goal kicker and reserve goal kicker. Who is the reserve reserve goal kicker?
Field, Herbet, Lafai can kick??
How many conversions are we going to have on offer against the Sharks? Won't hurt to chance our arm for a try with penalties.
We need to get the police K9 sniffer dogs into their sheds before the game.
 

Dragon Revival

Juniors
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1,603
The team is ill prepared to replace Widdop and to a lesser extent Dugan.
Mac Gregor should have an understudy to both our halves but this does not seem to be the case which is worsened by the injury to Hutchison and the erratic form of Nona. We should have
both Field and Mann trained up to fill in at any time. The coach has few contingency plans as evidenced by the injury to both Widdop and Dugan. Also he did not improve the backline defence shown up against the Eels and re-surfacing agsinst the Storm , backup goalkicking capability or field goal ability. The coach is like an ostrich with his head in the sand only acting to rectify things when he has been bitten 2-3 times not just once.
 

Gandhi

Juniors
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142
The team is ill prepared to replace Widdop and to a lesser extent Dugan.
Mac Gregor should have an understudy to both our halves but this does not seem to be the case which is worsened by the injury to Hutchison and the erratic form of Nona. We should have
both Field and Mann trained up to fill in at any time. The coach has few contingency plans as evidenced by the injury to both Widdop and Dugan. Also he did not improve the backline defence shown up against the Eels and re-surfacing agsinst the Storm , backup goalkicking capability or field goal ability. The coach is like an ostrich with his head in the sand only acting to rectify things when he has been bitten 2-3 times not just once.
No team has an understudy to their halves. That is what nsw cup is for. Look at cowboys with no thurston. The back ups are the cup halves. How do you suggest otherwise backups should be prepared? Its called a salary cap.
 

Qdf

Juniors
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245
Losing just Dugan doesn't dramatically affect the Dragons. Nighty to fb, Mann to the wing. BUT, losing widdop and dugan will be dramatic.
Also, we have now lost our goal kicker and reserve goal kicker. Who is the reserve reserve goal kicker?
Nona.
 

Overseas dragon

Juniors
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2,250
Unfortunately Mary has proved time after time.He has no vision and he's not going to roll the dice .Its very frustrating knowing there are better options. Unfortunately Mary won't risk it .proving he hasn't learnt a thing in his coaching career
 
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