So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby Joe Bloggs » Sun 16 Jul 2017 10:20pm

Most posters on here two years ago said last year and this year would be development years with unexpected wins and bad losses ...have we forgotten or got ahead of ourselves as supporters ..there is no immediate gratification happening..
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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby stonecold » Sun 16 Jul 2017 10:33pm

Joe Bloggs wrote:Most posters on here two years ago said last year and this year would be development years with unexpected wins and bad losses ...have we forgotten or got ahead of ourselves as supporters ..there is no immediate gratification happening..


Too True Bloggsy!!!!!!!
'Cause StoneCold Said So'!!!!!
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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby thejiggingsaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 12:41pm

+me!
Dream the impossible dream: Go Saints! (to hell with the rest!) :D
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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby spert » Mon 17 Jul 2017 1:30pm

Looks like the Saints are in a continual development phase- the same old story once the excuses for failing have run out season after season.
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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby lewdogs » Mon 17 Jul 2017 1:33pm

spert wrote:Looks like the Saints are in a continual development phase- the same old story once the excuses for failing have run out season after season.


We currently sit at 9-7 so the season isn't a failure yet by any stretch. In fact if we can make the finals then I'd say it's a distinct success.
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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby whiskers3614 » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:02pm

spert wrote:Looks like the Saints are in a continual development phase- the same old story once the excuses for failing have run out season after season.


The reason we need continual development is the neglect thereof in 2008-2011.
Any then 18 to 19 year olds that remained from those drafts would be right in the peak age group right now, necessitating a more gradual phasing in of youth. In their absence we have had to rebuild in two phases (i.e Savage, Roberton, Lee and some others since delisted were brought in to ensure some sort of competitiveness short term whilst going to the draft for the medium to long term). The jury is still out on those drafted but all is not yet lost, remember Steven and Ross took a while to get going.

I for one do not consider either last year or this as a failure.
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Re: So it is a DEVELOPMENT Season now.

Postby WellardSaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:36pm

Other clubs seem to be able to unearth gems in the draft, they develop them nicely,
the players have composure, skills and fitness.
For some reason, we have guys who float in and out of the seniors, never really showing a lot

Siposs/Tom Lee/Eli Templeton/Minch/N Wright/L Pierce/DMack
There's a whole lot of others

We get guys from other clubs who do much better for some reason
Robbo/Mav/Koby/Skunk/Baroose/Jake Snake/Savage

Why can't our club actually develop players ?
There's exceptions like Seb, Stuv, Newnes, Billings- but they're too rare
The Jiggster has promised to sacrifice a fatted calf and a goat, to the Greek god of war, Ares,
in front of the Brewongal Stand of the SCG
to help the Saints get over the line.
Win or lose, at least he'll have kebabs to feed his hungry horde :mrgreen: :lol:
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