Round 11: Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, May 12, 2018.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed May 19, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Knights 1-12

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Titans 1-12

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  5. Titans 13+

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Dean Carney

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    I am expecting a vastly improved performance this week!
    If that happens we win comfortably!
    If not, Nathan is going to slap someone in the face!
     
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  2. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If we don’t win Nickwpearce’s head will explode.

    Honestly pretty confident we can shut this one out, just need to turn up from the opening whistle and cut out the ill-discipline.
     
  3. Ethan

    Ethan Mark Hughes

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    Maybe its time to give Saulo a shot 6'3" and 107 kg he is big enough only 19 but sometimes 19 yr olds can have a blinder in first grade . The Donkeys have an 18 yr old playing well .
    Maybe give him a shot and see how he goes but make him understand if he cant handle it , its not going to hurt his chances later.
    Whats the go with Stone does anybody know haven't heard much about him lately ..
     
  4. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

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    Said in another thread he is the forgotten forward, playing strong for 80mins in reserves, good stats every week,mouses he is a bit unfortunate that 2nd row is our strongest area, our top 3 going well,me is still young, he will get his chance.
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Saulo is struggling with injuries and his reserve grade form is still down on last years efforts.
    Stone is our next best forward, but as Frank said, a second row only - not a middle forward till he puts on another 10kg at least.
    Brodie Jones looks strong enough to play in the middle if he can get a good injury free run to develop enough match fitness.
     
  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yates dropped for Jake Saifiti is the only change.

    Yates not even named on the extended bench.

    Yates and Lillyman named in reserve grade, but no Buhrer.

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Ken Sio
    3. Sione Mata'utia
    4. Nathan Ross
    5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    6. Connor Watson
    7. Brock Lamb
    8. Herman Ese'ese
    9. Slade Griffin
    10. Josh King
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Mitch Barnett
    13. Aidan Guerra

    14. Danny Levi
    15. Chris Heighington
    16. Jacob Saifiti
    17. Daniel Saifiti

    18. Jamie Buhrer
    19. Jacob Lillyman
    20. Jack Cogger
    21. Cory Denniss
     
  7. Ven

    Ven Adrian Bubb

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    looking at the line up, why isn't yates getting a bench spot ? i'd have him on the bench personally. provides great aggression
     
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  8. krustykraz

    krustykraz Nathan Barnes

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    Titans team looks strong. Petes and Arrow back, Cartwright dropped.
     
  9. Nickwpearce

    Nickwpearce Banned

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    Yates for Chris...

    Strange team really, mostly attacking team now before it was defensive...

    Titans look much stronger, zero confidence in another win before Pearce comes back.
     
  10. JOJO82

    JOJO82 Andrew Hodge

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    Did I miss something but why is king in the team? I thought he was rubbish last week and didn't provide any go forward at all.

    Titans team looks strong, not confident for this one at all.
     
  11. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

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    I would have had Lillyman or Yates in for Heighinton but otherwise is as good a side as we can muster now up to them to perform.
    Understand Buhrer in add squad but not named in reserves, didn't play last week, might not play this week, understand they can still play him if want like Lillyman last week just don't understand why not named.
     
  12. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Big bench, maybe that will fix the problem.
     
  13. kurtsux

    kurtsux Tony Townsend

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    Flabbergasted Yates isn’t even named. Only forward we have who can take hard and puts people on their arse.

    Such a soft pack we have. I’ll be at the game on Sunday - better not be a miserable drive home!
     
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  14. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Our 5 losses have been against teams in the top 6. We’ll have too many points for the Titans I think.
     
  15. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    U a cleaner?
    Games 3pm Saturday lol
     
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  16. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    No Yates, no idea why, King in the squad, no idea why!
     
  17. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  18. Barry Crush

    Barry Crush Tony Townsend

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    I'm shocked does he have a dodgy shoulder? because that wouldn't be good for titan's to have him on that side of ground with Ponga running at him
     
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  19. Barry Crush

    Barry Crush Tony Townsend

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    Well his work rate wasn't what you would expect from him I understand the thought was having missed a few games as 18th man he needs to get his minutes up so he comes back stronger
     
  20. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    He should do that in cup. Yates should be there somewhere. I don't really understand Brown sometimes.
     

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