Brock Lamb set to leave the Knights

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by Joshhh, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. BargeArse

    BargeArse Gary Wurth

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    His defence and being caught out on the edge has been his biggest fault this year IMO. His attack took a hit from last year too, after finishing the season off strongly. But still, Lamb’s second last game he played for us against Panthers round 10. He made a line break from nothing (nice footwork by him) then put Ponga over untouched. I couldn’t imagine Cogger doing anything like that. He never looks likely. At least Lamb has flashed some playmaking ability. Cogger hasn’t flashed anything first grade half worthy IMO.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's going to be tedious having to read about Watson getting on the short bus back to the group home he lives in because Tex Hoy or some other junior who had a good game when they were 15 should be playing 5/8th.
     
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    Hoy is young and short of experience but no doubt has lots of potential based on his years of development through the grades but is not our backup to Pearce and Watson. We have heard Brown say that Lamb came into grade too quick don't want the same for Hoy, let him have another year in 20's with the odd game in reserves for experience. Use current reserves Hazard and Johns along with current 20's halves Loughrey and Biirch if no one else comes along, cross fingers no injuries to critical positions 2019 and keep looking for suitable replacement/backups.
     
  4. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    No one is saying that Hoy is our next choice half, but just saying that now he's made reserve grade & seems to be doing well, we should be bringing him into the NRL squad & developing him for the next few years now. He's the pick of the bunch, don't have much faith in the other options. Definitively though, we need to sign someone from outside the club as an immediate back up & I think Brown/Mooney are well & truly aware of that.
     
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    Tubby Michael Hagan

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    Hardly a sook, i remember him playing 3/4 of a game with a pretty serious ankle injury last year. Put his head down? From all reports he was one of the best trainers in the off season. He's had a poor year no doubt, but he's always been a bloke that has ripped in for the club in pretty difficult circumstances. He wants to play consistent first grade and if he's not going to get that here then I don't blame him for looking elsewhere
     
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    cowboyman Mark Hughes

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    Not sure bringing Ponga up here is the wisest of choices... Lamb seems to be essentially doing the same thing Ponga did which was leave current club to go to a new club for promised starting role in favoured position. Ponga no doubt has more talent in his pinky then what Lamb has but that’s beside the point.
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hoy has played so few games in the halves you could literally count them on your fingers.
    He has not had a bad one, and a lot of them have been outstanding, including a great debut in the seniors, but he really is just a natural athlete who is showing a lot of potential.
    He really could still be anything.
    Most of his junior career has been as a ballplaying fullback.
    He has the speed and height to play wing.
    He'd probably need to put on some weight and strength to play centre, but he could do that.
    In recent weeks we've seen him develop a long, flat pass that isn't yet as good as Ponga or Mullen, but is as good as Kidley or Dureau or Stig for instance, and his kicking game is improving game after game, but his best asset is still his running game, which is probably why Brown seems keen on him all of a sudden.
    Reports are that we have signed him for 3 years, so he'll almost certainly get a firstgrade preseason next year, and I think they'll try him out in a number of positions, and maybe keep him as a utility. He could end up anywhere from 1 to 7 and maybe even a 9.
     
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  8. danknights

    danknights Sean Rudder

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    I'm meaning in terms of contract situations. In terms of his playing ability I think he needs to string together some decent games rather then mediocre ones to make a statement. I've been a lamb fan for a long time but he needs his footy to do the talking not his or his managers mouth.
     
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    danknights Sean Rudder

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    Beside the point? To me it's the point your trying to make here. In not talking about talent brains I'm talking being level headed and calm brains. Lamb needs to string together some consistent performances as I've stated above to be able to demand like his currently trying to do.
     
  10. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Dave Woods

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    If lamb leaves he will find himself in exactly the same position he is in here, back-up half!
    I can't think of one club where he walks into a halves spot?????
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Wobbles Arnold Krewanty

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    It is beside the point as Ponga was not a regular FGer when he signed his mega contract with the Knights. Lamb is essentially doing the same thing but has much less talent.
     
  14. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lamb made that linebreak aside from that was poor. Coggers woeful but atleast can keep up with play.
     

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