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The Rumours Thread

Gareth67

First Grade
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Jasus H Chrust ! How many chances of redemption does that bloke require ? The man is a rotten egg , too easily loses control of his emotions for my liking .

I realize that Griffin just loves buying at the bargain basement section of the player market , however he needs to remember that when you shop there , you get what you pay for at that price tag .

Surely there must be some talent available from across the ditch , or even the islands of Fiji , Samoa .
 

BIG RIG

Juniors
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No from me.
IF true could this mean the Suli deal has fallen through or having second thoughts 🤔
One of the radio stations picked up on this aswell - he will only be signed as a backup cause in all honesty we need backdepth
If our starting backline for next year is
1. Sloan
2. Mat Feagai
3. Lomax
4. Suli
5. Rava

Other than Mbye and Bird who can play in the backs but are filling other positions our only other backs in our squad are legitimately

- Cody Ramsey
- Max Feagai

So I’m cool with the signing if it is a cheap 1 year incentive based abit like Burgess

But I really really hope we sign a backup dummy half and another first grade prop
 

redandwhite4evr

Juniors
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One of the radio stations picked up on this aswell - he will only be signed as a backup cause in all honesty we need backdepth
If our starting backline for next year is
1. Sloan
2. Mat Feagai
3. Lomax
4. Suli
5. Rava

Other than Mbye and Bird who can play in the backs but are filling other positions our only other backs in our squad are legitimately

- Cody Ramsey
- Max Feagai

So I’m cool with the signing if it is a cheap 1 year incentive based abit like Burgess

But I really really hope we sign a backup dummy half and another first grade prop
It could be argued that Rav is our only specialist winger and that should be the position we look to add depth- Ramsey is a manufactured winger and my assessment of the Feagais so far is that they probably lack the pace to play there long term. A speedster such as Charlie Staines might be useful or, as Dragonslayer has suggested, a tall winger like Edrick Lee to assist with aerial attack and defence.
 

thebigredv

Bench
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Saw the 2022 premiership winners odds were released this week.
Dragons longest odds at $51 behind Tigers at $41.
Betting agencies are saying we are the WORST team in the comp next year even with the additional signings we’ve made.
Bit harsh?

Let's no forget that the club has disgraced itself this year. On and off the field. Players and coaches. The most embarrassing year to be a Dragons fan and that is saying something on the back of McGregor years.

Dragons fans seem to think because 2022 is a new number it will automatically be a better year. The comp has gotten away from us and the signings thus far don't thrust us into the next tier of teams. You can maybe piece together a relatively strong team on paper but then comes injury, suspension and general disrespect for the jersey that even some of 'leaders' show.

Maybe we can wiggle our way closer to the 8 with a bit of hard work, consistency and our fair share of luck but I think if the market is putting us amongst the lowly it is more than fair enough.

The club will have to earn respect back.
 

BIG RIG

Juniors
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603
Saw the 2022 premiership winners odds were released this week.
Dragons longest odds at $51 behind Tigers at $41.
Betting agencies are saying we are the WORST team in the comp next year even with the additional signings we’ve made.
Bit harsh?
I wouldn’t worry too much into it - they only base that off current form and as of now technically we are the worse team in the comp due to our current 8 game loosing streak
 

Old Timer

Coach
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Let's no forget that the club has disgraced itself this year. On and off the field. Players and coaches. The most embarrassing year to be a Dragons fan and that is saying something on the back of McGregor years.

Dragons fans seem to think because 2022 is a new number it will automatically be a better year. The comp has gotten away from us and the signings thus far don't thrust us into the next tier of teams. You can maybe piece together a relatively strong team on paper but then comes injury, suspension and general disrespect for the jersey that even some of 'leaders' show.

Maybe we can wiggle our way closer to the 8 with a bit of hard work, consistency and our fair share of luck but I think if the market is putting us amongst the lowly it is more than fair enough.

The club will have to earn respect back.
A lot will depend on the draw especially around SOO time because if you are going to play Penrith, Souths or the Storm that’s when you want it to be.

A kind draw can do a lot to help us that’s for sure.
 

Gareth67

First Grade
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A lot will depend on the draw especially around SOO time because if you are going to play Penrith, Souths or the Storm that’s when you want it to be.

A kind draw can do a lot to help us that’s for sure.
We seem to constantly receive a draw that includes most of the previous years finalists , including the eventual trophy holders with their opponents .
 

denis preston

First Grade
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If we are going for Curtis Scott does that mean the Suli deal is off the table ? OR Lomax is going ? This is the rumours thread afterall !
 

Dragon David

Bench
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A lot will depend on the draw especially around SOO time because if you are going to play Penrith, Souths or the Storm that’s when you want it to be.

A kind draw can do a lot to help us that’s for sure.
We do need all the help we can get, however it doesn't always mean playing the "better" teams when they are reduced in strength at SOO time or when they have several star players injured or suspended, we need the help of the coaches to get our players themselves to play better footy. It's no use us having a big crack at the top teams and winning a few when we get done by the other also rans.

Fitness, durability, toughness, strength, better game plans and tactics, more second phase play and make sure they apply attention to detail all of the time. The head coach has to work out without any doubt how the team can beat the opposition. Look at their weaknesses and strengths, look at our players weaknesses and strengths in comparison.

The one thing that stands out is the need to strengthen our defence 100%. Defence wins games and the key to this is to ensure the guys are physically and mentally fit each week and I mean each week.
 

Dragonslayer

First Grade
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If we are going for Curtis Scott does that mean the Suli deal is off the table ? OR Lomax is going ? This is the rumours thread afterall !

Personally, I don't believe the rumour of Scott has any foundation or fact, just a wild one imo, and although (if true) he would come cheap, the disadvantages greatly outweigh any advantages.

As for Suli, I think the deals done imo, maybe some finite details to be agreed to.

Lomax is going nowhere.
 

Mojo

Juniors
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130
Also a no from me. The club doesn’t need more centres & need to avoid players with off-field concerns. That might be harsh, but it’s needed for recruitment & retention.
What’s it take for these guys to develop some common sense? I’d be a league playing Trappist monk for the money they get paid. Play well, get set up financially. In this sport there’s a long retirement when you can party and be a punchy drunk if you must.
 
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