2018 Knights Captain?

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by krustykraz, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Paul Rauhihi

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    Yeah I know, I'm the same. I don't believe in paying for news.

    Josh2010 was responding to a person who said he couldn't read it due to paywall saying to just google the headline and you can normally read it. I couldn't get that to work.
     
  2. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    hmmm its weird. normally works for me. try a different browser?
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sometimes if you open and close the link a couple of times or refresh it, it works.
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    If your referring to the article in the DT about the leadership guru I have already posted it on the previous page
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    captain in RL is just the guy who talks to the ref - so you want someone who can keep their cool, but also have a say if we are getting screwed by the ref. Not someone who will fly off the handle.
    Buhrer or Guerra I think.
    It's a very over rated position. The playmaker does all the important leadership things, captain or not.
     
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    krustykraz Brett Shore

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    Could certainly do worse than Buhrer, but the question remains as to what his role will be now that Griffin and Levi are likely to share the hooking duties.

    If he isn't a mainstay in the 2nd row, they'll need a co-captain because he could find himself struggling to hold his place.

    Sione would have to be in the calculations somewhere, but that depends on how well he settles in at centre.

    If it's not a co-captain arrangement with Sione, my guess is that it'll be Buhrer and Pearce to start the season.

    Long-term it could be almost anyone, this season will answer as many questions as it asks you'd think.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sione hasn’t even managed to lock down a permanent position and it still only 21, I think captaincy can come in time for him but not now.
     
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    Beaumont Paul the Chief Harragon

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    Sione doesn't remember being captain last year.
     
  10. Wobbles

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    You're probably right, but the gut feeling is that Brown will remain loyal to him in that role.

    Sione has already had the decision to move out of the forwards taken out of his hands, losing the co-captaincy would be another blow to his confidence.

    He's always shown a lot of maturity and natural leadership for a young guy and you'd expect that he has the support of the playing group no matter where he lines up.

    If Brown reckons he can handle the responsibility (albeit even a token role) then I'm backing that he's well in the mix.
     
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    The captaincy problem is that given all fit and well that the most likely Captains are players, Buhrer and Sione, who might not be in the starting side continuously, Buhrer mainly because of serious competition for forward spots and Sione due to problems with concusion, is an interesting dilemma.
     
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    For sure. Regardless of the likelihood either of these guys have in holding down a position with the abundance of competition or longevity around health concerns, they've proved themselves so far. Depending on how their seasons play out, the captains at the end of the season could be different than at the start.

    The only other serious candidate at the moment I expect is Pearce.
     
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    Happy with Buhrer and would like to leave Pearce running the plays on field without other distractions.
     

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