Why dosent anyone rate US

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by dino1, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. emack

    emack Juniors

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    It starts with C and ends with H and there absolutely nothing super about it, I think its more suited to the coackroach use of the word.
     
  2. Dr Fruitbasket Returns

    Dr Fruitbasket Returns Juniors

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    We're still rubbish. Our maximum ceiling is bottom half of the eight. We're still six or seven players short of a squad that could challenge for a premiership, even with a proper coach. And we don't have a proper coach. No team with a Wests Tigers calibre plank like Latimore is ever going to get near a Grand Final.

    We had a good win. Let's hope there are more of them to come. Let's hope we achieve that maximum ceiling and even scrape a play off win. But we're not going to win the comp and Easts, Melbourne, NQ, the Scum and even Brisbane when they get their act together will beat us if there are any real stakes to the game.
     
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  3. OzDragon

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    I prefer them not rating us.

    We don't seem to handle the favoritism tag well.
     
  4. gitano

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    Ignorance is bliss, as they say.

    If you're ever receptive to finding out how the game actually works, let me know.
     
  5. Objective View

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    You forgot the coach.

    Straight Shooter
     
  6. Objective View

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    Welcome back, Dino.
     
  7. Coffs dragon

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    Is this a trick question???
    Because the answer is so very obvious ...our current coach plus his inability to construct and utilise the bench for maximum impact!
     
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  8. dragonssamy61

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    Agree hazz.
    I'm going to wait untill after state of origin to see how were going.
    We have to be able to play all year not just the first few week or months.
     
  9. BigBoss

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    We only have to look back as far as last year to see why, but imo our mental toughness has basically been non-existent for years. Whenever we are under the pump we always fade away like the pretenders we are. 1 good game and our fans are thinking top 4 already.

    Our 'power game' will only get us so far until they are burnt out like last year because our backs aren't pulling their own weight. Our forward rotation and poor bench usage will come back to bit us again mid season and everyone will be having a good laugh at how we fell off the edge of the world AGAIN.

    As long as McUseless remains we can never reach our true potential which is kind of sad because under a competent coach we have the makings of a very good football team on our hands.
     
  10. latemail

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    Numbers 2-5 are slugs
    Pea hearts although nighty has been a legend for us but I reckon I would give him a run over 50m
    Ps just for the record everyone wants to tell you how bad the broncos played I’ll tell you something our forwards smashed them and made them look worse than they really were
     
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  11. jak

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    gee didn't see that coming.
     
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  12. Frank Facer

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    If ignorance is bliss, then you must be in heaven.
     
  13. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Precisely .................... We can win the first 6 or 7 straight but everyone will reflect back to the past two season, so probably fair to say, no one is interested at present ........... which is a good thing.

    The last thing we want is for the papers etc to talk us up.
    Lets say nothing & do plenty.
     
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  14. jeffdragon

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    Because in 2015 /2017 we started hot but when out softly.
    But let i remind all we have a decent halfback and mr Graham who might just make a difference.
    Also its hard to win the comp.
    We win we get hammered by some.
    No pleasing some people.​
     
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  15. Gomarchin

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    If comps were won after 10 rounds we'd be up there as title contenders.

    Unfortunately for us, we have a coach that hasn't yet realised the comp is a marathon not a 100 metre sprint.
     
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  16. RednWhite

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    In the Pre-Bennet years, the Dragons, especially under Brown, were notorious for being slow starters but grew stronger towards the finals. I like the stronger starts, just need to be more consistent.
     
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  17. RednWhite

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    Thank goodness! I thought we might have had to replace all the backs.
     
  18. hazzbeen

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    Ha ha smart boy ....
     
  19. BennyV

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    Oh thank god you clarified that. I was so confused for a second there.

    Now, to continue reading the thoughts and wisdom held within this thread.
     
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  20. Old Timer

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    Or he is the king pin in a packet of lolly gobble (he probably does) bliss bomb's.
     

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