Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by Billy, Sep 5, 2018.
Nobody wants to get rid of him because he's a good player.
I heard it. I understood what was said. I dismissed it as a stupid idea.
Leave Billy alone. Must be doing it tough with no local superstars winning awards.
What about a running 5/8 who is also an exceptional playmaker?
What about a running 5/8 who plays alongside an exceptional playmaker?
Kinda like having a sports car with a billy-cart steering system.
For me Ponga, Pearce, Guerra, Herman, Griffin and Fitz were clearly the best performers this year.
The next tier under that was Dan, Watson, SKD and maybe Sio.
The rest have plenty to work on.
You missed the ‘ne’ at the end of Sione mate.
Well we’ll have to move on and deal with it until the end of 2020 and possibly beyond, unless of course Brown shifts Ponga to 5/8 permanently and uses Watson elsewhere. But we were starting to see the ability Connor has, especially alongside Pearce, before groin issues hindered his game.
I think I like plan "A" better than plan "B", that is Ponga 1, Watson 6, Pearce 7, Levi 9, lets see how that works and move it around or replace if required, haven't really given it a real chance and with our improved backline and possibly new big forwards just might be ok.
Where's all these new big forwards you speak of?
Don't know where they are, if any just hopeful like many on here
Klemmer *praying hands*
Brisbane have one, so do the roosters. ^and bulldogs^
Combining the highlights of Sione and Sio's season would probably add up to a decent reel for a consistently performing player.
Both had plenty of memorable moments, but also too many defensive brain farts to consider this season as anything above a pass.
Hope they take some confidence into the offseason and come back more rounded players next year.
Sione's game improved once the ?? over his future was cleared. I think anyone who can't acknowledge the improvement during the back half of the season isn't fair dinkum.
His game improved when he stopped defending at centre.
Yeah pretty much lol
Luke Yates: ISP Player of the year Interview
Beau Fermor: Jersey Flegg Player Of The Year Interview
Danny Buderus Medal Winner: Kalyn Ponga Interview
2018 Awards Night Gallery
NRL AWARD WINNERS:
Rookie of the Year – Nick Meaney
Coaches Award – Aidan Guerra
Club Person of the Year – John Thomas
Players Player of the Year – Kalyn Ponga
Gladiator of the Year – Aidan Guerra
nib Inspiring Moment - Jamie Buhrer's kick to Shaun Kenny-Dowall for the match winning try over the Wests Tigers in Tamworth
Community Player of the Year – Kalyn Ponga
Player of the Year Nominees are: Aidan Guerra, Kalyn Ponga, Mitchell Pearce and Slade Griffin
Player of the Year (Danny Buderus Medal) – Kalyn Ponga
JERSEY FLEGG AWARD WINNERS:
Coaches Award – Kurtis Dark
Players' Player of the Year – Mathew Croker
Flegg Player of the Year – Beau Fermor
ISP NSW AWARD WINNERS:
Coaches Award – Zac Hosking
ISP Players' Player – Luke Yates
ISP Player of the Year – Luke Yates
PREVIOUS DANNY BUDERUS MEDAL WINNERS
2017 – Mitch Barnett
2016 – Dane Gagai
2015 – Kurt Gidley
2014 – Beau Scott
How on earth did Billy Slater miss out on an award?!?! These things are rigged...
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