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Post by Griff on Tue 20 Jun 2017, 12:25 pm

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So, big changes are afoot at Dave Parade.  There's been loads of arguments about the best way forward, the pros and cons of regional v club rugby, and I'm sure there'll be many more to come.  But what's done is done and, for now, we have a pro team at Dave Parade to support next year.  A few weeks ago even that was in jeopardy.  So moving forward...

Ownership:
So the WRU has taken over the reigns.  I'll add updates here as and when we know them, but the formal split from Newport RFC should mean 'cleaner' or more straightforward to understand revenue streams.  

Pitch:
A new one is being laid as we speak.  This original pitch has been part and parcel of the problems at RP for a number of years.  A BBC report showed it to be up there as the most used pitch pro pitch in the UK.  Something had to be done.  A fully synthetic pitch was mooted and preferred by some, a al Blues, Saracens, Glasgow, et al.  However, FA rules state that football clubs cannot play on these surfaces (probably since the AstroTurf days of Luton Town, etc.).  So it looks like a compromise has been agreed with a 4g semi-synthetic pitch, like those used by many football clubs, Swansea City/Ospreys, Millennium Stadium, Aviva Stadium, Twickenham, Murrayfield, Cardiff City stadium, etc.  A weave of synthetic fibres and real grass meaning it's easier to maintain, less prone to weather damage, but still sort of like the real thing.  This will be a real move forward and should improve the product on the field.  A bit.

Personnel:
New coach - Huw Jackman.  Comes with a good reputation for hard work and attacking rugby.  Good stuff.
Gavin Henson - I'm happy with this.  Despite his knockers, so to speak, he is still a classy club player and performed well in the English Prem with Bristol, when not injured.  Which is the crux of the issue.  Hopefully we can keep him fit for an extended run of games.
Zane Kirchner - On paper a quality player but as with a lot of good players, when they are in the twighlight of their careers and join a 'lesser' club more often than not they do not perform as expected.  Let's hope he is an exception to the rule.  Did Jackman and Kirchner play together at Leinster?


Transfers In:

Bernard 'No Pudding' Jackman - coach
Gavin Henson
Zane Kirchner

Transfers Out:
Shaun Knight
Nick Crosswell
Tom Prydie
Geraint Rhys Jones
Darren Harris
Craig Mitchell


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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Griff on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 12:26 pm

GavinDragon wrote:All this Gwent talk makes me feel warm and fuzzy

Haha! Funny how things go, eh? Feels like yesterday that 'Gwent' was a swear word. No it's all that people want!

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Post by LordDowlais on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 12:28 pm

Anybody on here got any news on Dorian Jones ?

There is big talk up here that he is going to sign for Merthyr.

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Post by Griff on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 12:31 pm

LordDowlais wrote:Anybody on here got any news on Dorian Jones ?

There is big talk up here that he is going to sign for Merthyr.

Wouldn't surprise me. Since their dad left it must be difficult for them to get a look in! One has joined Scarlets I think. Dorian won't be far behind him (in leaving) I expect.

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Post by PhilBB on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 1:04 pm

Griff wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
ScarletSpiderman wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:

So why is the name Gwent being used then ?

I suppose Glamorgan Cricket should change it's name as well ?

If Gwent was being used, the team would be called Gwent. The marketing baloney, contradictory and disingenuous as it is, is not really a measure of truth, is it?

Would that be the Glamorgan who have always played home games outside of Glamorgan?

http://www.glamorgancricket.com/cricket/first-xi-fixtures.html

Erm they play about half their games a year outside of Glamorgan. Whistle

Eh?

Away games?

That's why I bolded the word home in my post he replied to.
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Post by PhilBB on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 1:05 pm

Griff wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:All this Gwent talk makes me feel warm and fuzzy

Haha! Funny how things go, eh? Feels like yesterday that 'Gwent' was a swear word. No it's all that people want!

* some * people.
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Post by Kingshu on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 1:09 pm

it's just not cricket

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Post by GavinDragon on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 2:02 pm

Griff wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:All this Gwent talk makes me feel warm and fuzzy

Haha! Funny how things go, eh? Feels like yesterday that 'Gwent' was a swear word. No it's all that people want!

In fairness Griff, I have always wanted Gwent, but saw the Dragons, which is they actual name of the team, as a compromise.

The fact that the WRU have come out and stated that we are a representative team for all 73 clubs is beyond what I was hoping for in terms of branding and message tbh.

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Post by Stone Motif on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 5:16 pm

PhilBB wrote:
Griff wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:All this Gwent talk makes me feel warm and fuzzy

Haha! Funny how things go, eh? Feels like yesterday that 'Gwent' was a swear word. No it's all that people want!

* some * people.

I can only imagine the rush to buy season tickets will dwarf any of the previous years. That is the acid test for the 'regional' brand. Well, that and Gavin's priapism. It will be really embarrassing if no f6cker from 'Gwent' buys...but at least one person will feel warm and fuzzy.
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Post by Stone Motif on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 5:17 pm

GavinDragon wrote:
Griff wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:All this Gwent talk makes me feel warm and fuzzy

Haha! Funny how things go, eh? Feels like yesterday that 'Gwent' was a swear word. No it's all that people want!

In fairness Griff, I have always wanted Gwent, but saw the Dragons, which is they actual name of the team, as a compromise.

The fact that the WRU have come out and stated that we are a representative team for all 73 clubs is beyond what I was hoping for in terms of branding and message tbh.

Shame they missed the part about sharing the bill 73 ways
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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 8:16 pm

Griff wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
ScarletSpiderman wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:

So why is the name Gwent being used then ?

I suppose Glamorgan Cricket should change it's name as well ?

If Gwent was being used, the team would be called Gwent. The marketing baloney, contradictory and disingenuous as it is, is not really a measure of truth, is it?

Would that be the Glamorgan who have always played home games outside of Glamorgan?

http://www.glamorgancricket.com/cricket/first-xi-fixtures.html

Erm they play about half their games a year outside of Glamorgan. Whistle

Eh?

Away games?

Yeah trying to bring a little humour to the occasion, sorry guys

(Also should've read it better to begin).
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Post by Stone Motif on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 9:42 am

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/15412199.New_look_Dragons_clock_up_the_miles_as_Jackman___s_plan_takes_shape

Loving the approach fair play. Lots of short sharp high speed sessions while we feed them up and deadlift like madmen....

Only concern is that we have the skills base to build on, fairly sure we had the same debate last year. We are talking about guys with a low talent ceiling for the most part, without disrespect.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 10:41 am

I like the approach. Previous coaches tried to play a forwards game without the personnel. The young players and academy graduates all stagnated - maybe Jackman is the right man to get them moving forward again?

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Post by GavinDragon on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 2:48 pm

Stone Motif wrote:http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/15412199.New_look_Dragons_clock_up_the_miles_as_Jackman___s_plan_takes_shape

Loving the approach fair play. Lots of short sharp high speed sessions while we feed them up and deadlift like madmen....

Only concern is that we have the skills base to build on, fairly sure we had the same debate last year. We are talking about guys with a low talent ceiling for the most part, without disrespect.  

That is why I am not expecting massive improvements in terms of results, but hopefully with the approach and the new pitch, it might be an easiery watch at times this season.

We have a few trialists from teams which are big units. We appear to have a lad from Pooler who is a tight head and 6'5. Didn't come through the academy system. Be interesting to see if any of these types come through.

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Post by GavinDragon on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 2:49 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:I like the approach. Previous coaches tried to play a forwards game without the personnel. The young players and academy graduates all stagnated - maybe Jackman is the right man to get them moving forward again?

Dixon is in this category for me. If he doesn't improve this season, I fear he could be moving down a level.

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Post by Stone Motif on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 6:11 pm

GavinDragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/15412199.New_look_Dragons_clock_up_the_miles_as_Jackman___s_plan_takes_shape

Loving the approach fair play. Lots of short sharp high speed sessions while we feed them up and deadlift like madmen....

Only concern is that we have the skills base to build on, fairly sure we had the same debate last year. We are talking about guys with a low talent ceiling for the most part, without disrespect.  

That is why I am not expecting massive improvements in terms of results, but hopefully with the approach and the new pitch, it might be an easiery watch at times this season.

We have a few trialists from teams which are big units. We appear to have a lad from Pooler who is a tight head and 6'5. Didn't come through the academy system. Be interesting to see if any of these types come through.

Yeah. Easier to watch might make you feel warm an fuzzy, me I'd prefer the W's...especially with the new owners only guaranteeing existence for three years...

Any front rowers out there want to comment on a 6'5" tight head? Sounds bloody useless to me.
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Post by Stone Motif on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 6:12 pm

GavinDragon wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:I like the approach. Previous coaches tried to play a forwards game without the personnel. The young players and academy graduates all stagnated - maybe Jackman is the right man to get them moving forward again?

Dixon is in this category for me. If he doesn't improve this season, I fear he could be moving down a level.

Don't agree. He was good when he was on the pitch last season.
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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 7:11 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/15412199.New_look_Dragons_clock_up_the_miles_as_Jackman___s_plan_takes_shape

Loving the approach fair play. Lots of short sharp high speed sessions while we feed them up and deadlift like madmen....

Only concern is that we have the skills base to build on, fairly sure we had the same debate last year. We are talking about guys with a low talent ceiling for the most part, without disrespect.  

That is why I am not expecting massive improvements in terms of results, but hopefully with the approach and the new pitch, it might be an easiery watch at times this season.

We have a few trialists from teams which are big units. We appear to have a lad from Pooler who is a tight head and 6'5. Didn't come through the academy system. Be interesting to see if any of these types come through.

Yeah. Easier to watch might make you feel warm an fuzzy, me I'd prefer the W's...especially with the new owners only guaranteeing existence for three years...

Any front rowers out there want to comment on a 6'5" tight head? Sounds bloody useless to me.

Ain't Rhodri Jones something like 6'2"+ doesn't bode well.

I think if the team put in some pretty loses (or tight loses) in the coming season against the bigger sides it will be seen as a movement in the right direction by the bosses, especially if there are some gritty ground out wins away to go with it.

On the subject of players needing to step it up or ending up in the semi-pros I think Jackman is the sort to give them a few weeks in the prem if they are not performing, and likewise call up lads from the semi-pros if they are going well down there. I'd honestly not be too surprised if there's a few moving up/down as the season progresses.
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Post by Stone Motif on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 7:35 pm

ScarletSpiderman wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/15412199.New_look_Dragons_clock_up_the_miles_as_Jackman___s_plan_takes_shape

Loving the approach fair play. Lots of short sharp high speed sessions while we feed them up and deadlift like madmen....

Only concern is that we have the skills base to build on, fairly sure we had the same debate last year. We are talking about guys with a low talent ceiling for the most part, without disrespect.  

That is why I am not expecting massive improvements in terms of results, but hopefully with the approach and the new pitch, it might be an easiery watch at times this season.

We have a few trialists from teams which are big units. We appear to have a lad from Pooler who is a tight head and 6'5. Didn't come through the academy system. Be interesting to see if any of these types come through.

Yeah. Easier to watch might make you feel warm an fuzzy, me I'd prefer the W's...especially with the new owners only guaranteeing existence for three years...

Any front rowers out there want to comment on a 6'5" tight head? Sounds bloody useless to me.

Ain't Rhodri Jones something like 6'2"+ doesn't bode well.

I think if the team put in some pretty loses (or tight loses) in the coming season against the bigger sides it will be seen as a movement in the right direction by the bosses, especially if there are some gritty ground out wins away to go with it.

On the subject of players needing to step it up or ending up in the semi-pros I think Jackman is the sort to give them a few weeks in the prem if they are not performing, and likewise call up lads from the semi-pros if they are going well down there.  I'd honestly not be too surprised if there's a few moving up/down as the season progresses.

That sounds regio-tastic, wonder if Newport RFC will get a few now.

We tend to drag the better teams into a sh1t fight or get bummed into orbit, it's the teams shuffling around us in the bottom half I'd be demanding improvement against. We seem to have a mental block against teams we should in theory have a better chance of picking up points from.
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Post by RiscaGame on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 2:18 am

6'5 sounds way too big for a prop aye.

Dixon shouldn't be 12 for me. If we are all out attack, then it's Henson at 12, or Beard. Need a distributor and not a Roberts clone.

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Post by Griff on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:12 am

Unfortunately for Dixon a) the crash ball inside centre has gone out of fashion a bit and/or defences are very clued up on how to stop it, and b) for a Roberts clone he is tiny in comparison which makes him pretty ineffective as a crash ball player. By comparison Roberts is 6'4" and 17 stone 5lb while Dixon is (edit) 6'2". Certainly not a crash ball one." and only 14 stone 2lb. That's really not big for a modern pro centre. Certainly not a crash ball one. He's basically the same size and weight as Dan Biggar.  Fine at U20s but not now at this level. I think he needs to find a different way of playing more in line with his size relative to others at this level. Hitting gaps and distributing more rather than taking contact. Does he have the pace for that though?

Edit: sorry I was using wiki as a referred. Dragons site lists Dixon as 16st 5lbs, so that's a bit like it for his position and 'role'.


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Post by Stone Motif on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:20 am

He's never been a crash baller for me, he's not explosive enough. What he is is an excellent defender and breakdown operator, in a way I'd say more like Foxy without the pace than Jaw? That extra forward in the line will always come in handy when our pack is getting torn to shreds - think the way the game is going you have your strike players on at the start and forgo impact subs for closers, in which case, a Dixon/Warren combo could be a useful pairing to bring on to finish a game. Few mistakes, strong in contact, might steal you that valuable bit of possession in the eightieth minute...
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:21 am

He's not 6'4 either. Dixon is big enough for a crashball centre but as you said it's not very effective any more. Henson at 10 with Beard at 12 for me.

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Post by Griff on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:24 am

Agree that he's a fantastic defender, Stone. I guess the issue is that a player who is both an awesome defender AND attacker is pretty rare and would be worth big £££. He would have been snapped up by someone else if he was both I suppose. Definetely need to use him correctly though. Maybe as 'finisher', like you say.

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Post by Griff on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:25 am

mikey_dragon wrote:He's not 6'4 either. Dixon is big enough for a crashball centre but as you said it's not very effective any more. Henson at 10 with Beard at 12 for me.

Sorry that one was a typo! 6'2". Bloody small iPhone buttons.

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Post by Stone Motif on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 9:35 am

Griff wrote:Agree that he's a fantastic defender, Stone. I guess the issue is that a player who is both an awesome defender AND attacker is pretty rare and would be worth big £££. He would have been snapped up by someone else if he was both I suppose. Definetely need to use him correctly though. Maybe as 'finisher', like you say.

The player pool for Wales is too small to jettison players who aren't the complete article, let alone in our corner of it. In the national team there are only a handful who I would say could do the lot - Taulupe, obviously, Warburton, Halfpenny...mist of the better Welsh players have glaring weaknesses Biggar being a great example. It's the job of the coach to come up with a way to hide those weaknesses and pass on a plan that allows them to play to their strengths.
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Post by GavinDragon on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:21 am

He was pretty poor defensively against Leinster last season

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 11:25 am

I'm not sure where the idea of Dixon being a good defender comes from. He's very strong in contact yes, but half the time players just glide past him.

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Post by Stone Motif on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 4:58 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:I'm not sure where the idea of Dixon being a good defender comes from. He's very strong in contact yes, but half the time players just glide past him.

Thus shizzle again. Half the time he's covering Dorian Jones in the ten channel.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 6:52 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:I'm not sure where the idea of Dixon being a good defender comes from. He's very strong in contact yes, but half the time players just glide past him.

Thus shizzle again. Half the time he's covering Dorian Jones in the ten channel.

It's been an ominous trait of his through his pro career, regardless of whether or not he has to babysit an out of their depth 10. I've alluded to it before only for you to keep denying it so nothing has changed on either front it seems.

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Post by LordDowlais on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 8:20 am

Who will be playing 10 for Dragons this season ? If it one that does not need babysitting then it has to be Henson, surely.

So Henson at 12 is a non starter if this is the case.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 11:28 am

It's Angus O'Brien's shirt to lose, I'd have thought. Although I'm sure Jackman's not going to be sentimental about things. If he thinks someone's not up to it, they won't be playing (unless the alternatives are worse!).

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 5:28 pm

Any news about the captaincy yet? I've seen ads for season tickets with Lewis Evans centre stage, so I'm not hopeful of a change.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 8:25 pm

Henson should be at 10 with McLeod as back-up. O'Brien was a bit out of his depth most of last season but I guess that happens when you chuck a youngster into a crap team.

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Post by ScarletSpiderman on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 10:03 pm

How is Macleod doing with his recovery? I forgot about him until just now, I assumed at his age it was a career over thing, which would've been a shame as he was looking decent before the injury (not pushing for international honours, granted, but a solid influence on the side)
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:03 am

mikey_dragon wrote:Henson should be at 10 with McLeod as back-up. O'Brien was a bit out of his depth most of last season but I guess that happens when you chuck a youngster into a crap team.

I think he did well given the circumstances. But I know we don't see eye to eye on O'Brien! OK

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:06 am

ScarletSpiderman wrote:How is Macleod doing with his recovery?  I forgot about him until just now, I assumed at his age it was a career over thing, which would've been a shame as he was looking decent before the injury (not pushing for international honours, granted, but a solid influence on the side)

I was underwhelmed when they announced we'd signed him, but I was really impressed by him in preseason and until he got injured - he was just always making the right decision, kicking well, 'putting us in the right areas' as they say. A steady hand on the tiller.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:11 am

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Henson should be at 10 with McLeod as back-up. O'Brien was a bit out of his depth most of last season but I guess that happens when you chuck a youngster into a crap team.

I think he did well given the circumstances. But I know we don't see eye to eye on O'Brien! OK

True but I also agree he did okay given the circumstances. It remains to be seen if he can kick on. There was a lot more structure to how we played when McLeod was starting, IMO. He was less error-prone too.

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:37 am

I don't remember Macleod putting a foot wrong.

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by GavinDragon on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:27 pm

Angus, Gav and Dorian have been the three playing in training. You then have Arwel Robson too.

I like Angus, but I would only play him if Gav is at 12 because he can't kick for toffee.

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:28 pm

Wasn't he top points scorer in the league last season? Headscratch

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by GavinDragon on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:38 pm

I meant his kicking out of his hand

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:39 pm

Okay. Well I've seen worse.

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by GavinDragon on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 5:50 pm

I think back to the Ospreys game last year where we lost the kicking battle big time.

Anguss' biggest strength is his distribution.

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Stone Motif on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 8:28 pm

GavinDragon wrote:I think back to the Ospreys game last year where we lost the kicking battle big time.

Anguss' biggest strength is his distribution.

Biggar and Davies just fielded better. Meyer was the receiver/returner most of the time as they kicked long. So, horsesh1t in other words
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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by RiscaGame on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 9:09 pm

I find Angus a better kicker out of hand than Dorian. Well probably better at every facet of play, but seeing as we are on about kicking specifically Wink

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by munkian on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 9:51 am

Renewed my ST with the usual sense of dread and anticipation.

Also got a free Jnr one for my mate's kid. Good offer that.
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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Stone Motif on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 1:58 pm

RiscaGame wrote:I find Angus a better kicker out of hand than Dorian. Well probably better at every facet of play, but seeing as we are on about kicking specifically Wink

Actually to give him his dues I'd say tbfhtcootgvsdw (tm) was probably our best in terms of gainline threat.
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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by RiscaGame on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 2:56 pm

I'm never convinced by that personally, but I know a few people say that a fair bit.

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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by munkian on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 3:12 pm

I think if he wasn't the coach's Son there would have been a lot less criticism of him.
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Re: Dragons Season Thread 2017/18 - New Beginnings

Post by Stone Motif on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 5:11 pm

RiscaGame wrote:I'm never convinced by that personally, but I know a few people say that a fair bit.

Probably also true that a running game is less of a requisite for an effective ten than in days of old. Gain line threat tends to be the scrum half's job these days.
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