Favourite recruit?

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by luke46, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    That's it. I can't wait to see our front row rotation have at it. We're gonna have one of the better ones going around I reckon. They'll make Ponga and Watson' jobs much easier aswell.
     
  2. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar George Mann

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    Good to hear Josh, cause Guerra doesn't excite me either but he is becoming a Favorite and who I believe was undervalued by the Roosters but I think we will reap the benefits.

    While we are on players who excite , heard a great story from and Electrical Engineer mate of mine up in Townsville , when I asked him what he thought of Ponga ( I don't have an opinion on him yet ) he said that his young bloke wrote a story on Ponga for a school project and not only did Ponga give a great story he also followed up by going and watching his junior league and Touch games and even single him out at Cowboys home games to say gidday , needless to say this made the Kid feel special and elevates Ponga in my estimations.

    There just aren't enough feel good stories reported on with footy players involved although there are heaps.
     
  3. Aidos

    Aidos Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Ponga and Watson are the obvious ones. Both will add some much needed flair to our attack and I'm very keen to see how Lamb work with them also.

    One I also can't wait to see is Ese'ese. The guy is a very good prop but also athlete. He hits the line with speed, has good leg drive and doesn't surrender in the tackle. Our prop rotation is very very good next year.
     
  4. Battler

    Battler George Mann

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    It's really hard to say. I'm excited with all our recruits for different reasons, which is something I have never said in the past. Ponga gives us a strike we haven't had, Connor could be brilliant with Brock, Moga should be a beast in the centres. Agree with others that our front row rotation looks genuinely strong - we actually have four first graders to pick from. I'll also say that I watched Guerra closely after we signed him and thought he was very, very good for the chooks.

    Brown & Mooney have done a tremendous job with our recruitment, can't see how anyone could say otherwise.
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    SKD was surprisingly good.
    If he keeps it up next year he will be a real asset for us.
     
  6. Beatell

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    Just have to keep our fingers crossed he doesn’t have his brain farts and do something stupid


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  7. Wobbles

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    Absolutely. Having a point to prove plus looking for redemption make for very strong motivators.

    If he plays outside of Moga I'm hoping his experience will help Moga's gameplay expand to passing, otherwise he'll have to go looking for the ball.

    Guess we'll have to wait and find out
     
  8. Simon Templar

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    Watched Moga play after we signed him and he is a "beast " usually breaks the first tackle , if SKD can position himself there will be heaps of second play off load chances available to the supporting players inside and out.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Most excited about Watson then Ponga closely in second. But I’m very pumped about all our recruits thus far so it’s a big year to look forward too.
     
  10. Still_Nutty

    Still_Nutty Matt Hilder

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    I agree with your summation of dynamic players being over reliant on trying to beat the man every time and I don't have unrealistic expectations of them being anything but a work in progress in 2018.

    What I am really keen to see is the combinations and playing style develop as this young group play together over time under a structured game plan that suits the combined strengths of our squad and a that rests with Brownie and the coaching staff.

    If they can develop and build a confidence in each other and develop the discipline of sticking to a game plan (which is what our older experienced players need to bring to the younger playing group), I think our capacity for this to be a developing team genuinely competing for a top 8 spot in 2019 and a top 6 spot 2020 should be showing by the last 6 rounds of 2018
     
  11. Wobbles

    Wobbles Rod Whitaker

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    So I shouldn't be putting everything on them clinching a Minor / Major premiership double next season?

    In hindsight that bet might have been a bit hasty... :lol:
     
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    Still Nutty , you echo the voice of reason.

    There are better times ahead that is certain.
     
  13. Aidos

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    I can't wait to see Lamb next year and him working with Watson and Ponga. He will be the conductor of the spine obviously. Hopefully his kicking game continues to improve as he'll most certainly be the only real kicker in the team.
     
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    Wobbles Rod Whitaker

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    Assuming Hodko is overlooked in 1st Grade, does Lamb shape up as the first-choice goal kicker?
     
  15. Aidos

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    Yep.
     
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    Wobbles Rod Whitaker

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    That makes me a little nervous. If Lamb gets demoted to reserves as is being tossed around, unless we recruited another great goal-kicking half that leaves us pretty vulnerable to dropping those close matches.
     
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    krustykraz Scott Carter

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    Lamb shouldn't be dropped. He has more experience than Wattson.
     
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    Wobbles Rod Whitaker

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    Couldn't agree more, and Watson won't be dropped either.

    Maloney to play reserves? :giggle:
     
  19. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga kicks goals.
     
  20. Aidos

    Aidos Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Lamb's goal kicking percentage this year was pretty decent, wasn't it?
     

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