The trouble with St. George Illawarra

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dennis Papaioannou, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Dennis Papaioannou

    Dennis Papaioannou Juniors

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    After reading another journalistic masterpiece by the Illawarra Mercury, it occurred to me that we have a coach who does not have a true grasp of reality.
    To my dismay, this is what I read.
    "It’s a scenario that seemed unthinkable even a month ago, but McGregor said his side’s belief hasn’t wavered despite the recent run of outs.

    “When you’re going great, probably not going as good as people say, and when you’re going bad, you’re probably not going as bad as people say. That’s how footy works,” McGregor said.

    “When you create what we did, we led the comp up until a month ago and we’re the only team that’s been in the top four [all season], I understand the [scrutiny].

    “It’s good because we’ve built that. No one else had built it for us, we’ve built in ourselves and we’ve proven to anyone and everyone that we can beat any side. It’s important we finish what we started, and we’re in a position to do that.”

    URL Link: https://www.illawarramercury.com.au...ragons-hit-reset-button-ahead-of-final-month/

    We are still talking about leading the comp and being in the top 4....
    I will avoid posting how I feel but rather open for comment.
     
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  2. hazzbeen

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    I dont know who Daniel Lacey is but he will be coaching the women's St George Illawarra team . Lets make a swap , Mary will be good there coaching the girls .....
     
  3. slippery5

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    His rating on success is, who leads the race for the most laps, not how many teams pass you on the last lap.
     
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  4. Drag Queen

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    Dear sweet jeezus. He actually said that?
     
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    Agree to all, my concerns since 2015 have not been addressed and the same of how he perceives where we are at. He relies heavy on what we have done or could do and stats as to how the team is going and like I said before the positives are enough to carry on as is... it is just he does not realise or see what the negatives are, or need to address them and their impact.
    Has he not worked out when we are winning it is when teams are building slowly into their season only to come home strong, so of course when you throw everything into early rounds with no injuries you get results. Yes we will be in the semis (that is a tick to most boards) but with what potency or element of surprise to challenge.
    This time of year in press conferences is when he looks outside for reasons for the losses as the we were bit hard done by attitude. After the Warriors 2nd half he believes all we need to do is take that form into the Parra game and will be sweet. We won 12-0 with a glut of possession and little errors, no claim to fame there.
     
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  6. Drag Queen

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    Please don't bestow Mary onto the girls team. I'm hoping this team will go places Hazz.
     
  7. Crush

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    Why not just post this in the sack mary thread?
    Do we really need yet another bag the coach thread?
     
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    It would almost be funny , but he is being sincere in his belief that there is a pot of gold lying at the end of the rainbow . Lawd help us !
     
  9. Drag Queen

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    May the Lawd hear his prayers :p
     
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  10. blacksafake

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    After reading these comments the more threads bagging him the better
     
  11. hazzbeen

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    Yep we keep bagging him he keeps on making excuses , so when he stops making up excuses Ill stop bagging him .....
     
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    No he wouldn't be
     
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    Disagree. I think one cesspit thread of negativity is quite enough for those that insist on dedicating their freetime to attacking and criticizing the bloke.
    It's great to have a whinge about stuff but IMO the quicker you look to the future and positives the better.
     
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  14. Dennis Papaioannou

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    No one's bagging the coach...
    This is a comment about the Illawarra Mercury article.
    They are not at all objective and lack any journalistic merit.
    Mainly highlighting that and by default the insensible comments our coach regularly imparts on the public.
    How does that fit into the burgeoning "Sack McGregor" thread?
     
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  15. Dennis Papaioannou

    Dennis Papaioannou Juniors

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    Been doing exactly that for the last 4 years...at what point do we wake up and poor cold water on ourselves?
     
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    "No ones bagging the coach" :joy:
     
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    When the season is over and you have missed out again. Thats when. Not when you are 4th with a month of footy to go.
     
  18. Drag Queen

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    Dennis, you'll always find subjective journalism in the outer metropolis. It's a given.
     
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    Sorry crush but we’ve been looking to the future for 4 years now. As for the positives they are only there for the first two months of every season.
     
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    4th with 4 weeks to go, no chance of missing the 8. I'm looking forward to the next month. If you want to give up thats your call mate.
     
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