Brock Lamb suitors

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by Wobbles, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. BargeArse

    BargeArse Robbie McCormack

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    I really like Watson as a football player, but Lamb’s a better half IMO. I think it’s only a matter of time until Lamb finds himself in the 6 jersey. Even still, he won’t be quick to re-sign with us and will hit the open market to test his value. He’ll have plenty of suitors and teams throwing money at him. Whether we can match or will be prepared to, who knows.

    An outside thought; Watson could eventually be on the move again. He was signed to decent money to be our five-eighth. IF Lamb beats him out, outside of injury, Watson will likely be bench utility/hooker which is the exact same position he found himself in at Roosters and was unhappy. (That obviously opens up a whole lot of questions about Levi, less so about Griffin, but that’s another discussion.) IF that’s how things play out here, you’d be more inclined to look to move Watson on so he’s happy and can get a start somewhere and put his money towards retaining Lamb, because he won’t be cheap. Would love to keep both, and Levi, but I don’t know if that’s feasible long term.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Agree with a lot of what you say but putting my 1cents worth in, IF, Watson does not consolidate his spot in favoured 5/8 at this club he will be very restricted to who will want him as 5/8 so he might settle at Knights and resign himself to bench and/or backup especially if money is ok. That would leave Lamb at 5/8 with Levi and Griffin fighting it out for 9.
    Now if we could just strengthen up a few other positions such as centre and big forwards (mean nasty types)
     
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  3. BargeArse

    BargeArse Robbie McCormack

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    I don’t necessarily see it that way. Not every club has the likes of Pearce (one of the better halves in the game) and Lamb (one of the best up and coming halves in the game). A lot of clubs weaker than us in the halves.

    Besides, I’m of the opinion his best position is fullback anyway. That’s where Tigers wanted to play him. I don’t think there would be a lack of suitors for him, whether that’s to play five-eighth, fullback, or even hooker.

    He’s a good young player, just not a better genuine half than Lamb (IMO). That’s no slight to him. I think fullback is his best bet, but if Josh Reynolds can last as long as he has in this league as a five-eighth (played for NSW and got paid this off-season), there’s hope for Watson there.
     
  4. Wobbles

    Wobbles Steve Crowe

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    No matter where Watson plays it has to be the best position for the team he's in.

    Although he may prefer to line up in the halves, that's up to many factors.

    I'd prefer to have another inch or 2 on the old fella and be a porn star, but that'd be poor viewing and better off left to someone else.
     
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    Simon Templar John Crooks

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    Don't undersell Morgo , he is tough , smart and capable, if there is one player you need to pull a clutch play and win a game, its him.

    His only problem is he has been playing under JTs Shadow for too long.
     
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    It was sarcasm mate.

    Morgo is the most clutch player in the comp and consistently displays it over the last few years. Love the guy.
     
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    Is there a better utility option than Watson for the Blue's 14 jumper?
     
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    Bird?
     
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    Yeah Ill pay that.. Assuming though that Bird is selected in the 13, it seems to follow that Watson has a shot at the bench utility role, should Fitler see a need to carry one on the bench

    The result of that, imo, is that his market value wont necessarily be abridged by a failure to secure a permanent role in the halves for his club. Particularly if he finds himself rotating between fullback, 5/8th and hooker most of the year
     
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    Honestly still don't see the hype around Jack Bird, he's a solid player but I really don't see him having much utility value, seemed to struggle with kicking side of the game when playing in the halves for Cronulla, in fact if he didn't have Maloney alongside him I think he would struggled altogether, and I think his weaknesses will be seen this year should Brisbane play him in the halves alongside Milford.
     
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    I was thinking same about Watson, with HIA a new headache (excuse the pun) and probable need for more flexibility on bench versatile players will become more needed and the better ones, like all other positions, will become more sought after and in turn will add to market value. I think we will see a trend towards having a utility player or at least a back on the bench in the future.
     
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    BargeArse Robbie McCormack

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    When healthy, Bird is one of the best centres in the game. That’s where he’ll be playing for Brisbane. Milford and Nikorima halves.

    Bird has utility value because he’s a tough all-around football player. He won’t let you down. Can play centre, fullback, five-eighth, hooker, backrow.

    As for Watson, he has a lot to prove before being in the discussion for a Blues jersey.
     
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    Still_Nutty Scott Carter

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    Sorry we are still off the the thread topic...

    But I see Watson as the Craig Wing of the modern game and reckon he is likely to fit into Freddy's plans come May - speed, agility, versatility, a good motor and defensively punches well above his weight...I reckon he'd have to be a very strong contender for a Blues jersey this year
     
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    You know Cowboy , if ever there is an example of why Lambie should stay put and cultivate his game under the tutelage of an experienced Mentor , without the pressure of expectation, then the Morgo , JT senario is a perfect example.

    Not rushing into FG , it hasn't hurt Morgos value.
     
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    Morgan was a struggling half when he arrived in grade. In and out of firsts. Wasnt until he moved to fullback at age 23 that he looked like a good footballer. But to be fair he went straight from zero to hero almost instantly.

    So it shows that even class requires cultivation
     
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    Morgan? What forum are we on again?
     
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    Morgan only struggled because a) he debuted at 18. Next to no halves stay in the top grade at that age and b) he nearly gave the game away when he was 21 when his best mate committed suicide. I dare say he probably would of if it weren't for Paul Greens appointment.

    The cowboys have had massive raps on him since he was 17 and knew he would be quality.
     
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    I think the Cowboys will try and lure Lamb up North to replace Morgan in 2019!
     
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    Given Brisbane's terrible showing last night, highlighted by their lack of spark in the halves it's more likely than not Bird will see plenty of time in there this season.

    In saying that, I don't think he's best suited to a full-time playmaking role, I reckon his best footy will come playing at lock.

    Either way, it was great seeing Hunt get one up on the Ponies, Bennett will be filthy with that performance.
     
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    Wobbles Steve Crowe

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    Don't you mean to replace JT? Morgan isn't going anywhere, he'll play out his career with the cows.
    Lamb would be a good complement to Morgan's game though, he'd go great there I reckon.
     

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