McGregor wants answers
DRAGONS coach Paul McGregor says the club must be held accountable for their poor season and claims Phil Gould could be the answer.
St George finished their season with a 26-14 win over the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium last night to farewell veterans Gareth Widdop and Jeremy Latimore on a positive note.
With an impending review coming for the Red V, McGregor admitted the club needed to come to terms with their awful season.
Gould has agreed to assess the Dragons’ football operations and will start interviewing players and staff on Tuesday.
The Dragons were knocked out of week 2 of last season’s finals but this year wallow in second-last spot. McGregor said the off-season would give the club some chance to reflect and learn from the past season.
“Just to learn from what didn’t work this year and just as a group of men understand we’ve got to be accountable.
“In life, you get obstacles in your way and you just have to work through them. This year has just been one after another.
“We’re looking forward to the guys having a break. We’ve got some very good players in this team.”
He said had relied on people for advice but believed an external review was needed to address the issues they faced this season.
“I just feel we needed a full review — an external review. That wasn’t only my thought but the club’s thought.
“When teams don’t finish in the top eight and finish in the bottom eight, your reviews go a lot deeper.
“Last year we obviously had a review but that was just internally.
“We all thought this one needs to be done externally.”
The pain hasn’t only been down in the Illawarra, with the Titans claiming the unenviable title of this year’s wooden spooners. Incoming coach Justin Holbrook can’t arrive on the Gold Coast soon enough.