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Is the Catalans Dragons project running out of steam?

Since 2006 the Dragons have been a Super League side, but, recently the club seems to be heading on a downwards spiral.
Catalans Dragons - founded in 2000 - have been a Super League side since 2006. In that time, the club has grown both on and off the field to the extent that the Dragons are widely thought of a top eight club that should be challenging for a top four position. Even more impressively, Catalans, since their disappointing bottom-placed finish in their first season in the top flight in 2006, have made the play-offs eight times. To put this in perspective, the Dragons have finished in the play-offs eight times out of 12 - a feat that any potential expansion side would be envious of. But, in 2017, the French side finished tenth - their lowest position since 2010 when they finished bottom. And, with the Dragons again faltering in 2018 with no wins from their opening four matches, the rot seems to be firmly setting in. Managerial appointments In 2008 when the Dragons reached the lofty heights of third - their highest ever Super League position - Mick Potter was the head coach. Named Coach of...