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The Rumours Thread

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

  1. Gareth67

    Gareth67 First Grade

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    Yes I suppose that I must had , the poor bloke .
    And yes OKB1 has called me and we had a bit of a chat he is well , but disappointed that he is no longer on the forum . Unfortunately I cannot go into it any further buddy .
     
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  2. getsmarty

    getsmarty Referee

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    Old News Auntie Gerald...I believe flanno/young and mcGregor are on the panel...hence Clune starting..dufty back in the top grade..Kerr given a run etc... read between the lines...flanno definitely coaching attack....Just compare dufty to Barba 2016...

    https://www.nospam47.com/au/league/...line-up-matt-dufty/1ph9hnam1lxgw17nypjj7wka6i
     
  3. getsmarty

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    St George Illawarra Dragons' selection committee different - but working, according to Flanagan

    Written By Chris Danks 25/06/20


    With two straight wins under the belt, it appears the Dragons’ three-man selection of Paul McGregor, Shane Flanagan and Dean Young is producing results.

    Admittedly, those two results were a 30-16 win over a Sharks devoid of direction or devotion, and a 20-8 win over the Titans in James Graham’s farewell game for the Red V; but the joint venture club can only beat the teams in front of them on the park.


    “[A selection committee] not something I’ve seen before but something the board put in place a couple of weeks ago,” Flanagan told SEN on Thursday. “To Paul’s credit, he didn’t make too much of a fuss about it.

    “He’s been outstanding and just got on with this job. If that’s the way the club wants to go, he’ll work with it and just focus on doing his job. That’s rubbed off on everyone else; we’ve just to do our job and assist where we can. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had some good results go our way and just need to continue to do that.

    “It’s a credit to Mary for the way he’s handled it.”

    One of the perceived advantages of introducing the selection committee is the return of fullback Matt Dufty. After being dropped before the round 4 loss, Dufty was recalled for the win over the Sharks, scoring a try, setting up a further two and running for just short of 200 metres.

    His return against the Titans was, while less impressive in numbers, equally as influential.

    Was this all because the selection committee, introduced before round 5?

    “That’s speculation, what would have happened that week…who knows,” Flanagan said. “What goes on in that selection meeting stays inside there and won’t come out of the room, but that’s just speculation that Matt wouldn’t have been in that team.

    “Players pick teams, not coaches, really. Form picks players and we just need to slot them in and create an atmosphere where they can play their best footy.

    “If they play good footy, they’ll get in the team.”


    The Dragons will need Dufty to be at his unpredictable best on Friday night against the Roosters, with the back-to-back premiers’ defensive line speed still league-leading.


    “When Matt’s in the game, we’re a better football team,” McGregor said during Thursday’s press conference. “That unpredictability is vital to capitalise on fractured defensive lines, quick play the balls or six-again sets.

    “Matt’s past couple of weeks have certainly been his best for the year and, again, the more involvement, the more push around the footy, the better he gets our defensive splits right, we become a better footy team.

    “He’s getting the balance right at the moment; it’s just about consistency now.”

    https://www.nospam47.com/au/league/...line-up-matt-dufty/1ph9hnam1lxgw17nypjj7wka6i
     
  4. jak

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    thats ok just glad to hear he still out there, please say hi for me next time your talking to him i do miss his subtle banter, along with yours of course
     
  5. Dragon David

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    Yes, miss OKB1's posts and graphics. Give him our regards Gareth67.
     
  6. Dragonsamy

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  7. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    So Shepard isn’t on the panel?
     
  8. redv13

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    No he’s not. I thought it was McFlop, Flanno, Young and Haran.
     
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  9. Old Timer

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    100% correct and that's how it has been reported several times with no mention of Shep.
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    So we’re all 100% sure Shepard isn’t on the panel?
     
  11. redv13

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    He is NOT ON THE PANEL.
     
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    Something is brewing ...
     
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  13. redv13

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    It’s been brewing for 7 years now, surely it’s stagnant.
     
  15. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    And we’re all sure of this?
     
  16. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Coffee. You want some?
     
  17. redv13

    redv13 Juniors

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    Standard from you orange man.
     
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  18. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Why bring colour into the equation?
     
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  20. redv13

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    Being a jerk from the Illawarra, should you not be a red tomato?? More realistic than an orange you fool
     
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