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maestro1

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I don't think he has made an error in both our trials. His defence has been outstanding. His kick returns aggressive. His safety under the high ball excellent. His goalkicking excellent. What are fans wanting from him. Seriously confused about why he isn't a fan favourite. Yes he doesn't smile on the field, but most of the true competitors don't. This bullshit about him being unhappy is another Buzz Rothfield/ Telegraph/ Fox dragons hating. Don't give these cxxts any oxygen. The sooner Buzz fxcks off and retires the sooner the Dragons will stop being the media's whipping boy
 

sammymills

Juniors
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99
What a load of crap in this article, the Cowboys were singing his praises last year, and the only reason they were happy/forced to let him go was because the Dragons were gunning for their younger star 2nd rowers. So the court suspended him for a month and fined him $300, big deal. The lack of info to the club should rest with his manager. Meanwhile TPJ gets punted from the Bulldogs to pursue a career in boxing, and hello he could be back at the Broncos this year, but nothing to see here, please spare me.
might i add he got done for drink driving at 0.051. the legal limit is 0.05. Thats an instance of having 2 schooners and driving too quickly afterwards and getting picked up, not being blind drunk and getting behind the wheel. Could happen to most of us to be honest.
 

denis preston

First Grade
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8,212
I don't think he has made an error in both our trials. His defence has been outstanding. His kick returns aggressive. His safety under the high ball excellent. His goalkicking excellent. What are fans wanting from him. Seriously confused about why he isn't a fan favourite. Yes he doesn't smile on the field, but most of the true competitors don't. This bullshit about him being unhappy is another Buzz Rothfield/ Telegraph/ Fox dragons hating. Don't give these cxxts any oxygen. The sooner Buzz fxcks off and retires the sooner the Dragons will stop being the media's whipping boy
For the money he is on I’d want to see him make a break or two each year. Way too slow for the salary & position. Good player for even 450 - 500k but not great value for 600- 700k.
 

TheRev

First Grade
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8,291
Even if Lomax was paid double his worth, until we can safely poach above average first graders for even close to market value, it's irrelevant.

We have to pray that this season goes well and we don't miss the next Taafe or Tracey etc.
 

Parko1310

Juniors
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1,132
Even if Lomax was paid double his worth, until we can safely poach above average first graders for even close to market value, it's irrelevant.

We have to pray that this season goes well and we don't miss the next Taafe or Tracey etc.
Tracey I wouldn't have minded, but Taafe is one of the worst players in the league. I don't understand some of the hype he got when he came into grade or gets now. I mean he turned down playing in the halves at a first grade level at 22/23 years of age because he couldn't handle it. He made 4 errors just in his last performance, one being a clean drop with no pressure. If Crichton didn't have a niggling injury, he'd be the fullback. Taafe will be out of Belmore and off to england rather soon
 

Mojo

Bench
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3,407
What a load of crap in this article, the Cowboys were singing his praises last year, and the only reason they were happy/forced to let him go was because the Dragons were gunning for their younger star 2nd rowers. So the court suspended him for a month and fined him $300, big deal. The lack of info to the club should rest with his manager. Meanwhile TPJ gets punted from the Bulldogs to pursue a career in boxing, and hello he could be back at the Broncos this year, but nothing to see here, please spare me.
100%
 

TheRev

First Grade
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8,291
Tracey I wouldn't have minded, but Taafe is one of the worst players in the league. I don't understand some of the hype he got when he came into grade or gets now. I mean he turned down playing in the halves at a first grade level at 22/23 years of age because he couldn't handle it. He made 4 errors just in his last performance, one being a clean drop with no pressure. If Crichton didn't have a niggling injury, he'd be the fullback. Taafe will be out of Belmore and off to england rather soon
I dont know how you can have such a strong view on the guy, I guess it will filter out at the dogs, but regardless we still tried to sign him and missed.. we tried for more specialised wingers like Khan-Pereira iirc also.. unless we can actually pluck genuine wingers out of other first grade sides, Lomax is still way in front of SFinau or Tamale.. I know fans want the speed, but there is a physicality to 1st grade that Lomax is all over.

Must say I was on the fence with losing Lobb, I didnt really understand why we were losing him given there isnt much else bar SFinau in the system.. and he seemed reliable, tall and strong though his goalkicking wasnt amazing.. I suppose we didnt want to give up a Top30 or Dev spot and the tigers were willing (which is how we got Marschke away from the storm btw)..... so we backed a different horse.. I'm thinking maybe Cooper Roberts or Benny Rumble possibly take the NSW Cup right wing position..
 
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Jeremy Dragon

Juniors
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'm thinking maybe Cooper Roberts or Benny Rumble possibly take the NSW Cup right wing position..
There's a guy called Christian Tuipulotu we signed might be in front of these two.
Again Rumble will play Flegg.
The cup game CT didn't play Sav was wing and Ben Johnson cente, Roberts nit even in the picture. Also Si has been playing right side
 

TheRev

First Grade
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8,291
forgot all about Tui!

Also I dont think we talked much about Lomax/Rava switching sides, sounds like lots of wingers switching around..
 

kit66

Bench
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I don't think he has made an error in both our trials. His defence has been outstanding. His kick returns aggressive. His safety under the high ball excellent. His goalkicking excellent. What are fans wanting from him. Seriously confused about why he isn't a fan favourite. Yes he doesn't smile on the field, but most of the true competitors don't. This bullshit about him being unhappy is another Buzz Rothfield/ Telegraph/ Fox dragons hating. Don't give these cxxts any oxygen. The sooner Buzz fxcks off and retires the sooner the Dragons will stop being the media's whipping boy

Yep Rothfield's a knob and The Tele and Fox suck balls constantly. I didn't even bother reading the article and I don't know why anyone else would either.

Lomax is playing great, the last two weeks are better than most of his performances last year. More commitment, more intent and even keeping his eyes firmly on the ball when leaping to contest a bomb and not a single error. It's a miracle. He's going to be an excellent winger, might even earn his spot back some day. In the meantime keep it up and do whatever it takes to help the team.
In Flanno we trust.
 

kit66

Bench
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3,620
There's a guy called Christian Tuipulotu we signed might be in front of these two.
Again Rumble will play Flegg.
The cup game CT didn't play Sav was wing and Ben Johnson cente, Roberts nit even in the picture. Also Si has been playing right side

Wow, seems the Feagai's have slipped so low everyone's forgotten they even exist. They might get a game in reserves as well, if they're still around.
 

BLM01

First Grade
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Field would be loving life in England, hes like Dufty only he also tackles.. and now he has all the trophies....

It's a bit of a shame we couldn't have kept him here, but I was commenting in another thread that it was 2017 when he ran the length in the NRL 9's, 7yrs man.. thats such a long time.. so many fullbacks have come and gone in that time.. theres atleast 2 new ones coming through every year from SG ball, that get added to the pool of JF & Reserve grade fullbacks..... plus any external recruits... and eventually only 1 bloke plays 1st grade.. 1 plays NSW Cup and so on...... and they need years to develop... so there is a huge opportunity cost given up for the ones you keep.. you have to be able to pick a winner..
Parra signed him and let him go too. Now they are searching for an elite fullback or supposedly so
He was not good enough for here but thats Ok too
 

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