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The Rumours Thread

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

  1. Phantom V

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    Milford and Norman have had parallel career paths. He’s been the next big thing for years. No from me
     
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  2. Old Timer

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    Swap deal for Kurt Mann?
     
  3. jak

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    please wait till everyone else has left the church,concrete is only so strong.
     
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  4. redVinme

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    Could just sell your soul and save some coin?

    Cmon do it for those in need
     
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  5. jak

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  6. Gareth67

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    :relaxed: Well your undoubtably right there Jak , but I will tell you something that is not as strong - the poor box . It had a hole in the bottom which I covered over with some good old P.K. chewing gum , just in case I needed to make a withdrawal sometime in the future .
     
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  7. Dragonsteve2

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    I have not been as critical of Norman as most on the Forum. I certainly agree that his performances haven't warranted his salary rather than blaming him for many of our defeats. But after yesterday's performance I am joining the Sack Cory mob - what is the point of being experienced if you can't use that experience to play better?He had a few nice touches like his take on Ramsey's ball for his try but made some dreadful errors: dropping a simple pass early in the tackle count when the Dragons were already under pressure, putting the kick off over the dead ball line, racing out of the defence line to let in another Knights try but what had me screaming at the TV was the replay of the Knights' 2nd try, the one from a bomb. As the ball was coming down he was positioned under it but he made no effort to challenge for the ball, instead he ducked his head away from the collision thus taking himself out of the play.

    This selecting of players based on what they are earning or their reputation rather than how they are playing must stop right now, even with only one round to go.
     
  8. Crush

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    In all seriousness, why would the Knights want Corey Norman? He's washed up.
    He was good in his early 20s when he had speed.
    Now he's merely a speed bump.
    Dragons should pay 80% of his salary next year for him to go to another club. But who'd be stupid enough to take him?
     
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  9. jak

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    set the alarm at 4pm crush, what time do you get up ?
     
  10. Gareth67

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    If only there was a crack in the ground - I would had pushed the beggar into it .
     
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    I gave Corey a try assist for that one
     
  12. George Dragon

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    Don't know about him getting dropped but none of the rest happened.
    Norman was on the bus with the other players
     
  13. Kilkenny

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    Good luck with his one?

    No disrespect intended, but there is not a coach in the NRL who would be pursuing Corey Norman even allowing for the fact the Dragons would be prepared to chip in a large proportion of his contract.

    Anthony Griffin and the Dragons are stuck with Corey Norman so better hope Griffin can get the best out of him, that is the reality.
     
  14. Gareth67

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    Yes you are right about that Kilkenny . I am afraid that he will be there again next season.
    The only motivation that I can see which may - and it’s a big may , is that Griffin points out to him that season 2021 will be his last paycheck - ever in the NRL .

    He wil need to improve dramatically if he is to : -

    A - Have other clubs interested in him for 2022 .

    B - Hold his position in the top grade . If his form continues to be crap then Griffin will have no qualms about dropping him for good to the C.Cup and promoting one of the younger Dragons . (Griffin will have nothing whatsoever to lose if he does that .)

    All I can say is that I will be glad to see the back of him .
     
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    Thanks George :thumbsup:
     
  16. BIG RIG

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    TBH I thought the rumour was sketchy but I just thought I would put it on here and se what everyone else had to say

    I pray it happens but I very much doubt it
     
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    I already have Dragons membership by Dragons membership.
     
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    B
     
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    Newcastle don't need Norman, they have Tex Hoy coming through and he has lots of potential, just needs to fix his defence.
     
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    Angus Chrichton anyone?
     

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