Brock Lamb set to leave the Knights

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  1. Joshhh

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    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5455183/brock-lamb-tempted-by-greener-pastures/

    Quotes from Brown:

    “We made it quite clear from the start that Brock is part of our plans, going forward,’’ Brown said.

    “From talking to his manager, Brock would like be a starting halfback, and obviously at our club that’s Mitchell’s position.

    “I’m sure they’ve had a look around, but what is out there and where that is at, I’m not quite sure … If Brock was to get offered a starting position at another club, that’s when it would become difficult for us.”

    “His manager would probably tell you we haven’t made him an offer, but the money that he wants to get paid, it’s probably not feasible for us to have our back-up halfback on that type of money,” Brown said.

    “We’ve made it very clear to Brock we would like him to stay, but they’ve also made it very clear where they’re at as well. Ultimately, these things come down to dollars and cents. It’s got to work for Brock and it’s got to work for the Knights as well.

    “Where he’ll be next year is anyone’s guess.”



    With how disappointing Lamb has been this year, I've come to care less about this. Watson is doing well within his role & Pearce is so influential for us. The only problem here is we're in trouble with injuries, Lamb & Cogger would be great backups for the years to come as they developed, but now we might have to buy some journeyman or use Feeney-like rookies who will never be up to it.
     
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    Hard to see Lamb being offered a starting spot at another club even for 2019 unless it was 5/8 at Manly, he couldn't be guaranteed his spot, not an out and out talent. If can't get a spot and money for back up/reserves is not good he might be best staying where he is, accepting what he is offered and be first cab of the rank to replace Pearce/Watson, play good football and be on the lookout over next year or so for opportunity, something will open up just needs to put in the hard work and develop his game further.
     
  3. Joshhh

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    How he's played this year might work in our favour. Without looking into it too deeply, can only really think Manly would possibly offer him a spot & punt Hokko back to reserves.
     
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    He might want to worry about his performances before thinking of how many 0’s he can add to his contract at a new club.
     
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    Lockwire211 Glen Miller

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    Not that what we think matters in all of it, but what do people think he would be worth being the 1st choice back up half? 250k?
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    His manager is pissing in his pocket and into the wind with that crap.

    Simply he is not an NRL grade half at this stage. Better course may have been understudy Mitch and bench back as in first couple of rounds.
     
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    Lol @ he wants to be a first grade half. Er yeah, go find another club offering him that and get back to us.

    He had a great chance to cement a spot in the halves this season when Watson was out, and when Pearce was then out and couldn't do it. The dogs took cogger over him.

    Last year he finish the year stonrgly but this year he has undone that work, so let him test his worth on the market.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He was bad, the amount of times play over ran him was embarrassing.
     
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    Yeah it’s hard to score a try when your halfback takes an age to put the bomb up and your 10 metres offside by the time he makes contact. He did make one really good tackle in the 2nd half. That was about the only positive I took out of his performance.
     
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    Lamb must be arrogant when it comes to his football experience. Does he know it only matters what you do with it in NRL. I've defended him for so long and gave him pats on the back but he needs to look at the real picture.

    Mitch Cornish made him look second rate because that's the honest truth. Footy is a grind and it could take 10 minutes just to try dominate to a position you want to be in then you HAVE to capitalize on it otherwise all that hard work was useless. Lamb CANT do it. His manager needs to **** in his own pockets before trying to get the knights to submit. 150K to 200k. That's it.
     
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    Lamb needs the ESL for 2-3 years, than try to come back.

    Been shown not NRL even in a below average top 8 team, only looked good when we were horrific.
     
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    Of course every half would like a starting position but lamb has not shown enough to warrant any club signing him on a starting first grade half contract.
    He seems to be massively lacking in confidence at the moment i believe he still posseses the skill set to be a decent half.
     
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    He has all the skills no doubt but the jump from juniors to men takes more then just the skills he posseses.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Our structure doesnt suit Lamb at all.
    We are playing the Pearce and Ponga show which is flst and deep into the line drawing players in and holding the pass until the last second before throwing it.
    Lamb likes to play deep with time to move and adjust on the play.
    Lamb cant adapt to that style after 10yrs of building he's own.
    Let the kid go and wish him all the best.
     
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    After watching the game live yesterday no wonder Lamb is in reggies. He was basically crap. Got ran over a few times, kicking was pretty average and lacked any creativity or structure.
     
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    Geez the forum has really turned on the former Golden Boy, he definitely hasn’t lived up to the hype he ended last season with but you can’t blame the bloke for wanting to be a starter in the NRL.

    He wants to be a starter and he wants decent coin what ever that might be, no hard feelings if he can get it then fair enough all the best. But there’s a good chance he won’t and he stays so I’ll refrain from laying the boot into him.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sure no hard feelings but really Jaybro he ain't ever been a golden boy, just a spoon quality half back and boy we have had some over the last dozen years!
     
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    To be fair to him he was brought in to the NRL at the worst possible time. Well for someone starting out. Team was losing, and used to losing and playing behind other guys who were also probably bought in too early.
     

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