Round 14: Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters

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

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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. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    I've actually noticed that in many of our games this year, we've often struggled to get out of our own end in games but a penalty let's us off the hook. Not a viable plan for games where there aren't many penalties & we're forced to have to make ground the traditional way.
     
  2. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    This is what we have been saying for years that we are a few pigs short up front to make this ground. You need a hard worker to play 50 to 80 minutes who always finds his front,quick play the ball and has an offload. Makes his tackles in d. Then you need the impact high metres, post contact fullback lingering prop who has no regard for the players his running into and wants to hurt them in d.

    Then 2 backups who can match them up front.

    Then at least another 4 up and comers/over the hill props who have either made a reputation for themselves or are within the top 10 props in isc, isp. Sounds easy yeah?
     
  3. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Dean Carney

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    That is because teams seem to be allowed to be a metre or two offside when they play us!
     
  4. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    Our backs need to be better at this but I’m not sure we have the right guys for this

    Ponga - can’t do everything and I certainly don’t want him getting bashed taking a hit up off his own goal line

    SKD - The best we have at it

    Sione - Needs to do more coming out of our own end

    Dennis - slow off the mark

    Sio - Not fast or powerful

    Ross - Probably second best behind SKD

    Need a couple of big Fijians like Suli Vunivalu
     
  5. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Sio easily has the best leg drive other then skids. Dunno what you have been watching. Sione needs to do more I agree. Denniss is a string bean so needs to run hard as speed = power.
     
  6. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    Really ??? I can't remember seeing Sio carrying defenders on his back I could be wrong though but that's how I see it.

    I'll watch him more closely from now on.
     
  7. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    early set yardage from outside backs i'd have skd, ross, sione then sio tbh.
     
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  8. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sione doesnt do any hitups inside our 20m zone... like ever!

    Skd and Sio are our top 2 meter makers inside our half no questions asked
     
  9. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    So they should be they’re our wingers that’s half their job !!!!

    Sione definitely needs to do more coming out of trouble that we can all agree on.
     
  10. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Whatever you say buddy.

    One post you write doesnt agree with the next you post but hey least in your mind it makes sense.
     
  11. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    Please explain ?
     
  12. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Read post 326 and 329.
     
  13. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    One post I said I don’t recall seeing Sio being a powerful runner

    The other post I said SKD and Sio should be our biggest metre eaters from our own end because that’s their job.

    You’re clutching pal
     
  14. Ethan

    Ethan Mark Hughes

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    IMO I would prefer Deniss at centre than Ross although they haven't quite got they're timing right yet I think when they do there will be more try's in them and Deniss is better defensivly at centre than Ross ...
     
  15. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We've stopped leaking points on our edges leave as is only possible change ross for sio
     
  16. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    I'll hold my judgement on Dennis' defence for now as he did make two crucial errors that led to tries on the weekend.

    His mis-tackle on Fergo led to the first try, whilst poor marker play on Fergo's second try left him 'one on one' with Sio, who also didn't get off his line.

    Rossy ain't a great defender either so I agree that I wouldn't be rushing him back especially since his attack has been down also this year.
     
  17. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Just watch Sio do some hitups when his legs are free he keeps them driving. Something our twin towers could adapt instead of just falling over the big bastards.
     
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  18. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

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    If our centres come from Ramien, Sione, Moga and Denniss next year then no need for Ross to play anywhere else but wing or reserves same for Sio if re-signed
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Denniss' defence is the same as last time around. Nothing has changed.
     
  20. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    I'm off to Europe Saturday morning so I'll be offline for 6 weeks, but I'll be watching Kenny and his leg drive closely when I return
     

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