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The Rumours Thread

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

  1. Dragon Revival

    Dragon Revival Juniors

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    Great news about Tamou who is crap.
     
  2. Gareth67

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    Agree , at last the Dragons have made a good no-signing !

    We have had far too many journeymen over the last 7 seasons , enough to last us a life time .
     
  3. Como Connection

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    Good.
    CC
     
  4. Dragonslayer

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    Fox sports saying we are 1 of 3 teams interested in Asiata (Titams and Tigers the others).

    Would be a good pick up as I see him as a LAM type forward. Issue is he wants to play lock.
     
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    I like Asiata

    not sure how Tigers can fit him if they are getting Tamou and JAC
    not sure re the Titans salary cap as well
    so maybe we are functionally in the running as we are cashed up

    If JDB is playing we can always play JBD at 5/8 instead of Norman :)
     
  6. Dragon Revival

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    As Griffin and Young coached Tonga we might be in with a chance to sign Asiata.
     
  7. Mjab

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    we might have to look at Tonga and ESL
     
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    Great offload for second phase which we desperately need.
    Adam Cuthbertson averaged 4 offloads a game in 2011 coming off the bench for us. Although he didn’t make massive metres himself he did through effective offloads.
     
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    He sure did; great point! It’s why I feel the metrics around metres should be brushed or at least develop a new measure that recognises the value of this skill.
     
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    Report on Twitter by David Riccio that Flanagan, Shepherd and Pickworth have been told there services are not required next year.
     
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    Good.
     
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  12. Dragonslayer

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    Actually happy about this.

    We need a clean slate, especially with Pickers, he's been here too long.

    If other rumours of Young looking elsewhere are fact then it appears Hook and the CEO are really cleaning out our lethargy.
     
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    Report is that Jason Saab will be heading to Manly in a player swap that will see Reuben Garrick head back to St George
     
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    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...s/news-story/63901c06d8a78ada3659f1954fc44f68

    NRL 2020: Shane Flangan departs Dragons as Anthony Griffin’s overhaul continues
    David Riccio, The Daily Telegraph
    September 11, 2020 2:05pm

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    Shane Flanagan will become the most-qualified assistant coach on the open-market with the premiership-winner’s stint at St George-Illawarra over.

    Flanagan is among a number of staff to be told they will not be required next year under the new regime of incoming Dragons coach Anthony Griffin.

    The 2016 premiership-winning coach and fellow Dragons assistant coach James Shepherd will finish at the Red-V this season after being appointed this year to work alongside former coach Paul McGregor.

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    Shane Flanagan has been let go by the Dragons. Picture: Dan Himbrechts/AAP
    Dragons high-performance manager Nathan Pickworth has also been informed he won’t be re-signed beyond this year.

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    Caretaker coach Dean Young is contracted to the club until the end of 2021 and is expected to be part of Griffin’s staff.
     
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    Mate a bit harsh on Pickers I reckon without knowing all the inside info. I reckon he was between a rock and a hard place with instructions on who was fit and who wasn’t.
    Flanno/Sheppard - different gravy train, move ‘em on, clean slate.
     
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    The fallout for coaching assistants and “low performance” staff was inevitable.

    would have preferred it if Deano was also moved on. He needs external experience.

    Let’s hope the roster is cleared out and replaced by better and younger players.

    happy to see some juniors make the grade but we need some hard heads with mongrel for 2021.
     
  17. Dragon David

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    Oh no! Don't need him.
     
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    Welcome to CC Rueben
     
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    But It will be more likely Young is too young or to frightened to leave the safety net of the nest
    Flanno will go to Chooks
    Who in the NRL will want Dean anyway.
    Holbrook?
     
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    Flanagan and Shepherd were only employed by the Dragons to help Mary out and now that he has gone, goodbye to them. I don't think that they added too much to our overall performances and I think that towards the end of Mary's tenure, Flanagan started losing interest.

    I think that Dean Young should also get outside experience to see if he can be his own man without the Dragons influence.

    Griffin is capable of coaching without the ones going. A good attacking coach for us would be handy.
     

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