Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by slotmachine, Mar 29, 2018.
You shock me Billy.
Great at making plans work? After two spoons?
Played for every rep side possible and every coach loves him because they make a plan, go through it in training, and Lamb makes it happen during the game.
Everyone is raving about Fitz and his gap running - Lamb spent a long time perfecting that with Fitz in under 20s, and getting a guy with as poor hands as Fitz had in those days to catch a sharp pass at the line took some effort from Lamb.
I can give you a dozen other examples of partnerships he has had with players from Cogger to Marshall-Soper where he has got the most out of them.
You judge Lamb as a rookie with half a salary cap of players around him, but coaches in the NRL are fully aware that he has the organisational skills and abilities to run a good team around a field.
In the few games our forwards held their own last year, Lamb got us up for a win, and in several games where our forwards were smashed, he managed to get us close.
When his new coach let's him run a side next year, he'll do good.
Am I right in saying that Lamb should be in reserves this year unless replacing Pearce and that someone else, Watson when fit, Buhrer or Cogger should be 5/8 and that both sides 1sts and reserves would benefit.
The one thing that I see against that is that dropping him in cold if Pearce can't play would make it even harder for him to have any chance of giving us a win.
If Pearce is out, injured or SOO then his replacement comes in cold no matter who and surely he would train on a regular basis to keep up with plays and changes in case of emergency
I don't see Cogger as the answer. Starting to think change in the defensive line will help. Putting more reliable defenders next to each other. Maybe playing beside Pearce will help Sione's game and Lamb may be better for it playing alongside Fitz.
Cogger played well and Sione improved mozza.
I thought as Cogger made tackles on the right, it improved Sione's confidence.
Nah! Sack him.
you can see sione trusted cogger lot more than lamb
You are a hard man mozza for a Sunday arvo after the leg of lamb dinner and a great win!
Hard but fair. Look I like Sione and he was quite good last night but he needs to go. Why? I don't know.
Surprised he hasn't been blamed for Pearce's injury.
Setting the bar pretty low for a good sione game these days.
I was very suprised that he hung onto the ball when he dove on a loose one in our 10m
What about his take when SKD tossed it back when going into touch
Honestly a centres job is very simple.
Be in position to hit a hole at speed when the 5/8 or fullback is coming your way in attack and make your tackles in D.
Sione really hasnt done either consistently ever.
For a guy coming back to centre from second row, making 40m in 80 minutes is pretty poor.
Though 18tks for only 1 miss is great from Sione.
Pretty obvious that the Right side is getting worked over by the opposition attack which is understandable considering the left is a teams attacking side.
Just look at last weeks tackling figures 80 tackles attributed to right side under 50 to left, maybe this award should be weighted accordingly.
Teams attack weaknesses.
Every nrl half can pass left and right with a 30m bullet.
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