Dusk Dragons have not had a season of pure success, so to speak. On their arrival into V.95, out of the 9 games that have been played, the Dusk Dragons were victorious in only a single match. However, the underdogs as they are, the Dusk Dragons manager, Hilgrad, made it clear in their last press conference that they would fight to avoid relegation at any cost. However, plans have been revealed that the manager is in the process of moving up to Queensland, in fact, moving out of the house within the next 48 hours. Some speculation placed the manager as ‘running away’ from the team and giving up on them. Some particularly superstitious fans call it an ill omen; the manager’s move a metaphor for the relegation and a league move back to VI for the Dusk Dragons. An emergency press conference was held, and the manager had this to say.
“I have been very busy over the last two weeks sorting out the logistics of this move, as well as just being generally swamped with stuff to do. I was intending to make a formal announcement when I was next able to attend to the club, but the only free time I’ve had. In fact, I’ve still got boxes I need to pack.” – Hilgrad, Dusk Dragons manager
The manager thanked his staff for ‘holding down the fort’ in his absence. Regarding the allegations of giving up on the club,
“My move is, by no means, a signal for me to give up on my team, nor is it a sign for things to come. I am just as committed to staying in V.95 as I ever was. It is for strictly personal reasons why I am moving up to Queensland. I’m considering moving the team up with me at the end of the season, but they’ve classically been a Canberra/ACT team, and that’s the way the players and fans remember them. This is a matter still under discussion between myself, the staff, and the fan club. Regardless of the outcome, I leave the team for a few weeks in the hands of my capable staff, and wish them the very best over the next few matches.”
A few hardcore members of the fanclub have made clear their intention to drop out should the club move, declaring the Dragons ‘a Canberra team, and that’s the way it should always be’. However, most of the fan club remains dedicated to the decisions made by Hilgrad; despite managers commonly coming under fire after an 8-game losing streak, the fan club is accepting of the performance of the team and its staff, considering the difficulty of the opposition.