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Young Guns poll.

What players have forum members seen play live.


  • Total voters
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RedVDave

First Grade
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5,186
Or the year before that , or the year before that ..... So its only what I read here on the forum .....

Lol I really enjoy going to the lower grade games my passion and motivation has extinguished over the last few years simply because a lot of them don't get a run.

But nothing beats going to North Sydney Oval or Henson Park on a Sunday arvo, I truly miss the old system of watching all 3 grades play I really felt like I was getting my money's worth when that was the case getting to Jubilee Oval nice and early.
 

hazzbeen

Bench
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4,617
Lol I really enjoy going to the lower grade games my passion and motivation has extinguished over the last few years simply because a lot of them don't get a run.

But nothing beats going to North Sydney Oval or Henson Park on a Sunday arvo, I truly miss the old system of watching all 3 grades play I really felt like I was getting my money's worth when that was the case getting to Jubilee Oval nice and early.
Yea defiantly watching the 3 grades was great , it had a different feel about it .....
 

True_Believer

Juniors
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1,318
Yes, you have a point.

That's why i rarely comment on our juniors because to be fair, I know SFA.
I glad you provide some good input though.

Exactly this. The notion that we just "throw them into first grade" without actually knowing whether they are ready or using first grade as a gauge seems ludicrous to me.

I suspect many are talented youngsters and some are potentially close but it does take time to bring them in and it needs to be managed carefully. Especially at the moment without the lower grades playing.

We may not seem to have the best development programs in place, but I still have to place some faith in the coaching team and their judgement on whether these players are ready or not.
 

not_all_there

Juniors
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47
Exactly this. The notion that we just "throw them into first grade" without actually knowing whether they are ready or using first grade as a gauge seems ludicrous to me.

I suspect many are talented youngsters and some are potentially close but it does take time to bring them in and it needs to be managed carefully. Especially at the moment without the lower grades playing.

We may not seem to have the best development programs in place, but I still have to place some faith in the coaching team and their judgement on whether these players are ready or not.
When it comes to bringing juniors into first grade we are the shittest.
Look at Bradman Best, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Dylan Brown, Charlie Staines, Stephen Crichton and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui. All teenagers or just turned 20 and well and truly established.

Apart from Lomax I can’t think of a player in the last 10 years we’ve brought in as a teenager and they’ve settled straight in.
 

Mjab

Juniors
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746
I don’t know the coaching setup lower grades TBH

Problem is and I may be wrong but we don’t seem to have decent lower coaches bringing the young ones through as well as other clubs do.
They need to be competently skilled in their position and taught the ropes
I thought Head was reasonable

if The head coach is a peanut and his assistants what hope do lower grade players have of coming thru

peanut couldn’t fix EA centre deficiency , he was a SOO centre FFS
Dufty needed a specialist FB coach eg Slater or Potter etc to mentor him
Other clubs pay A Or M johns to come in and mentor the halves
I’m sure this is what good setups do

all these juniors on friinge will Have gone backwards this year not have played CC etc And still part of a Fd up Dragons system

No opportunity given
Given 10 mins and dropped

it’s also easier to blood kids in a winning culture gradually surrounded by other good players ie storm chooks
Can’t happen here

I ca t really comment on individual players people are hoping to be our saviour That are regularly mentioned but Lomax is the only one in 5-7 years that would be good enough to go to another strong team I suspect

Dufty has now had a few year in and has big issues still

a few of these kids will HOPEFULLY make it thru Ok as we hope but most actually don’t in the real world . Only takes 1 big injury or lose confidence eg HutChinson

We can hope for the best at least
 

muzby

Village Idiot
Staff member
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44,429
Thread needs more Silverman, if I’m being brutally honest..
 

Forbes Creek Dragons

First Grade
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5,078
When I make it to games I always watch the lower grade games when they are on. I don’t live in Sydney though so pretty hard to watch lower grades in that case. I watch every lower grade that is televised though and in my opinion it’s easier to see what’s going on that way than live.
 

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