Round 14: Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jun 3, 2018.

?

What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jun 9, 2018.
  1. Knights 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Knights 1-12

    12 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Draw

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Roosters 1-12

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  5. Roosters 13+

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Posts:
    5,401
    I think we played great.

    Agree to disagree on the other parts though
     
  2. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Posts:
    6,781
    Occupation:
    Chairman of Marathon Stadium Forums.
    Location:
    Where I reside at.
    Not sure why you are coming at me lately, but if anything I lean towards the being too enthusiastic about our chances.
     
  3. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Posts:
    5,401
    Not coming at you mate :hug:
     
  4. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Posts:
    6,781
    Occupation:
    Chairman of Marathon Stadium Forums.
    Location:
    Where I reside at.
    Cool but if I am peanut, you have to be Cashew.
     
  5. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Posts:
    5,401
    Im more of a walnut tbh... bit think
     
  6. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Posts:
    2,046
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Penrith
    The game was good to watch, early try against us thought we were in for it, team held it together but always thought roosters were cruising thinking they had it in the bag but Knights kept coming and that try to put us within two gave them a scare over the last five or so, very happy with the effort.
     
  7. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Posts:
    6,781
    Occupation:
    Chairman of Marathon Stadium Forums.
    Location:
    Where I reside at.
    Thought after 10 mins we were goneski's.
     
  8. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Posts:
    2,190
    The roosters may not have played to 100% of their ability, but then again not many teams ever do. They were certainly playing well though, attacking our line with all sorts of decoy play, runners on the move all over the place and in weeks gone past we would have let them in practically every time they were down our end with that attack. This game though, we got our act together in defence. Turned up for each other and showed some commitment to keeping them out. And it gave us a chance to steal the game.

    No doubt the Roosters were the better team, but only in a few areas pf polish, namely the halves. We were equally as good in other areas.
     
    Frank McWilliams likes this.
  9. Joey1245

    Joey1245 Adrian Shelford

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Posts:
    487
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Jamie bruhrer played for 2 and half minutes on his cooked knee! That’s rediculous
     
  10. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Posts:
    2,046
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Penrith
    We came up short with Buhrers injury and Lillymans lack of playing time. We are short this week in props, start Lillyman and Heighinton and replace when they are done with Esee and King and get what we can out of Lillyman and Heighinton in second half or find another prop.
     
  11. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Posts:
    11,391
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New Lambton, Newcastle
    That'd be great if the goal was to get rolled in the first 30 & lose the game before half time. Ese is our only serious go forward at the moment.
     
  12. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Matt White

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Posts:
    583
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    Northern Suburbs
    Joshhh I agree with Frank if you use your “ let’s say draughthorses” early during the softening up period , the task is easy roll it up the middle , stop them going forward and you can also assess when they are spent and make calculated interchanges.

    Why use your “elite cavalry “ as canon fonder, Lillyman and Hiegno are pretty experienced campaigners and I am sure they can hold up the middle during the early charges at least till the sting is gone, then Esse can be used to full potential with out the burden of carrying the brunt of the work load.
     
  13. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Posts:
    2,046
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Penrith
    The other consideration starting Lillyman and Heighinton is they would be on the field with the bigger, stronger back row of Fitz, Barnett and Guerra before any changes such as Griff moving to lock when Levi comes on
     
  14. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Dean Carney

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Posts:
    740
    I was once with a young lady who said my old fella reminded her of a cashew!

    I said because it's small?

    And she said no.........
    .............it's salty!:)
     
  15. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Matt White

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Posts:
    583
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    Northern Suburbs
    Fair point,
     
  16. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Posts:
    11,391
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New Lambton, Newcastle
    I'm scarred from last week, all game we were stuck down our end because we just couldn't make any ground with our fowards, Ese'ese was the only one who made a dent & could actually get us moving. With Saifiti gone too, we have no go forward left after Ese so sitting him on the bench seems wrong to me.
     
  17. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Posts:
    5,401
    Only last week?
    It would be hard to say we have won the middle 15 times in the past 4yrs.

    I get what they are saying about using the old wood ducks though with momentum being so critical in the game it really isnt the best idea imo.
     
  18. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Posts:
    2,046
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Penrith
    Esee has been great but he only has so many minutes in him and with only Lillyman, Heighinton and King to go with it will take some juggling, one of those four will have to play a good strong 50-60min and likely use Barnett to make up shortfall when Griffin is relieved by Levi
     
  19. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Matt White

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Posts:
    583
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    Northern Suburbs
    Doesn't matter where you play them as long as they don't score.
     
  20. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Posts:
    2,190
    The only times in that game we really made any ground on them was when we spread the ball wide and got their D on the back foot. Otherwise we were going set for set with them, and losing ground each set.

    With Greenberg now telling refs to find a balance with penalties, we might see more flowing games which is going to expose our lack of forward power even more. With fewer penalties we will be going set for set for longer, and we tend to lose that battle, much like forcem backs game, we will end up back on our own line a few sets in and under enormous pressure again and again.
     

Share This Page