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The Rumours Thread

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by John moz, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Forbes Creek Dragons

    Forbes Creek Dragons Juniors

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    Now they say JDB could be headed to the Warriors and Josh Kerr won’t take up his option. WTF is going on at the Dragons?
     
  2. redv13

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    Where did you hear this FCD??
     
  3. denis preston

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    Well first tell us who "they " are and we can then take it seriously or not.
     
  4. Forbes Creek Dragons

    Forbes Creek Dragons Juniors

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    I just googled Dragons and it popped up. Hopefully they are full of it but the more these stories leak the more I wonder what is going on.
     
  5. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    They are the Illuminati.
     
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  6. redv13

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    I think Jack has a few other things on his mind other than “going to the Warriors”. He could be going to Long Bay or Silverwater on a lot less $$$
     
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    Sydney Morning Herald
     
  8. Dragon David

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    Yes right on Gold Coast Dragon. So far Mann is going great guns at the Knights. His pairing with Mitchell Pearce has been very good. Mann plays with good vision in attack and can defend well.

    The way that Mann is playing he is ten times better than Norman. He is settled in the five eighth position and we had him mainly on the bench as a utility so could not put in consistently as it would have been very unsettling.

    Good luck to him. Playing for the Knights, particularly this year, he will be in the finals for sure. When Tyson gets there for next year, the Knights will be grand final material if not this year.
     
  9. George Dragon

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    Graham all but gone from Dragons and de Belin and Kerr could follow

    James Graham's imminent departure could be just the beginning of a shake up of the St George Illawarra pack, with the Warriors set to table an offer for Jack de Belin contingent on him being acquitted of rape charges and prop Josh Kerr baulking at taking up his option for next season.

    Graham's 185-game NRL career is poised to end after the Dragons confirmed they will release him to the English Super League as soon as a suitable replacement is signed. St Helens approached the Red V about the prospect of the 34-year-old finishing his career back at the club where it began and the joint-venture outfit won't stand in their way.

    The club's forward pack could soon have a very different look about it. De Belin's rape trial is scheduled for a motion hearing in Wollongong Local Court beginning on Monday which could determine when the case will be heard. An outcome isn't expected to be reached in time for the NSW representative to be selected in the team lists for the clash against the Roosters in round seven, although his exile could end in coming weeks if the result is favourable.


    The Warriors aren't prepared to wait for the matter to be finalised in court. They have been in talks with de Belin's management about the terms of a contract which could take effect from next season if he is acquitted. The offer, which would be voided if a guilty verdict is delivered, is an indication of how keen they are to lure the 29-year-old across the Tasman.

    The Tigers are another club keeping an eye on the situation after earmarking de Belin as a potential target.

    Fellow Dragons forward Kerr is also considering his future beyond this year. The Indigeous All Stars representative has also attracted interest from the Warriors, while the Sharks are also circling. Kerr has an option in his Red V contract for 2021 in his favour, but won't be taking it up in its current form given it doesn't represent his value as a starting prop. While his preference is to stay, Kerr would require a significant upgrade for that to happen.


    Should Graham, de Belin and Kerr all leave it would represent a huge turnover of forwards for a side that has won just three of its past 15 games.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/gr...in-and-kerr-could-follow-20200618-p55413.html
     
  10. Outlaw Pete

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    It’s Proszenko whose journalistic skills make Rothfield approximate Bob Woodford and Carl Bernstein.
     
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    Hopefully not for he and his families sake. Let’s just hope it was all one big misunderstanding.
     
  12. redv13

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    Total crock of $hit. Of course Kerr will want an upgrade especially as a starting prop. He deserves one 100% and Saints will give him one. Kerr’s preference is too stay and when he is upgraded it will be locked in. Nothing to see here
     
  13. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    Yeah he will, knowing us though we’ll get into a bidding war and 900k a season. I think he and Saab will get top ups and I strongly doubt JDB would leave after all that has happened. He would have to have some contingency plans in place though should we not offer a contract.
     
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    Just remember who didn't rate Mann............
     
  15. Dragonsamy

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    Spot on denis
     
  16. BLM01

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    It has taken a (so far) good rookie coach to show him faith..but also note they have replacements lined up..not like previous years nor our club so he has to play well or else
    Knights are looking solid without looking brilliant and may be building to at least a solid top 8 side.
    Frizz must be smiling right now...inside
     
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    I hope you’re wrong DS but if consistency in picking the wrong coaches means anything, it’s a done deal I’m afraid
     
  18. jak

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    but they both no who our coach is.
     
  19. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    That’s the issue with any player. But Billy is playing under an L plater himself and can’t get a run so maybe he would come over for a shot. He’s a very skilled player. I can’t see Jacob coming, Newcastle are on the cusp of a premiership and he’s finally regained his early form. I would say he will sign on unders to stay there.
     
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    Probably so but knowing our mob they'll play hardball with Kerr by saying "we"gave you an opportunity so it's only fair you repay us by taking a lowish offer.Lol
     
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