Round 18: Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jul 2, 2018.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Friday at 3:42 PM.
  1. Knights 13+

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Knights 1-12

    7 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. Draw

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

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Eels 13+

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Still_Nutty

    Still_Nutty David Thorne

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    Welcome a-board...don't turn up on Friday :confused: and don't worry too much about what others say on here (including me:dude:):newcastle:
     
  2. krustykraz

    krustykraz David Fa'alogo

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  3. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Todd Bates

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    Realistically Ross replaces Dennis and Yates or JJ to bench, think it will be JJ because of the way things are going, this is crunch game/time and as long as Pearce and DanS are fit is only change you would make. Dennis in cotton wool, don't deflate him too much, JJ in, unleash the beast or at least the desire to show what he has. Can't believe it will happen any other way.
    And remember Parra played well last week, full strength and playing well
     
  4. Knightsobsessed

    Knightsobsessed Scott Carter

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    Welcome Mutey have fun
     
  5. Lefty

    Lefty Andrew Tangata-Toa

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    I hope your right Billy!

    Denniss is too much of a worry in defence.


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  6. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Dave Woods

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    Team will line up as named!
     
  7. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    What’s Brown’s logic? We’re getting monstered weekly in the forwards so to nullify that we’ll pick a winger on the bench.
    That’s Tim Sheens-esqe.
     
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  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I have no doubt that Ross would volunteer to do anything. I remember in one of the opposed sessions that Levi went off for a bit of treatment and the call went out who would fill in at hooker, and Ross was jumping out of his skin to give it a go, but they told him to **** off and got Buhrer to do it.

    It would be crazy to put Ross into the forwards - even though he'd jump in and do his best.
     
  9. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hahaha, it almost feels like Brown is conducting an elaborate prank.

    Guess he'll start picking his best 17 again in 2019.
     
  10. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    I reckon Rossy would be good as a pocket rocket off the bench running around the ruck. Whether there's any need for it though is another question, Denniss isn't setting the world on fire enough that he needs to be kept in the side. We'll see if it's successful or not this weekend.
     
  11. EASBay17

    EASBay17 Mick Jenkins

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    Could we see ross to centre sione to bench? browns made it pretty clear thats where he sees sione in the future
     
  12. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Todd Bates

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    Still no reason to play Ross on the bench if that is the thinking. A waste of an interchange when you can just replace Denniss completely in the squad. Sione may get a bit of hate here, sometimes from me, but he is better than Denniss.
     
  13. cowboyman

    cowboyman Mark Hughes

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    Could be a good experiment for Ross in future but only when the forward pack can consistently hold its own which this pack cannot do. Brown really needs to utilise a bigger bench instead of having 2 small forwards there. Even if it’s rookie big fellas told to go hard for 10 minutes at a time you had Griffen and Buhrer throughout the year to do all the dirty/cover work.

    His use of the bench has been baffling to say the least.
     
  14. kurtsux

    kurtsux Nathan Ross

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    Welcome Mutey
     
  15. EASBay17

    EASBay17 Mick Jenkins

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    I meant a possible switch pre match with sione starting on bench
     
  16. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Toohey did write the other day that at one point in training this week, they did Ross to centre, Sione to backrow.
     
  17. listo

    listo Jason Allen

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    I’ve just bought tickets for old boys day too. I’ve never seen the knights lose (only seen them twice), so hopefully my 100% will stay the same... otherwise it’s a long way to drive to be disappointed
     
  18. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Todd Bates

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    Your kidding right!!! Ross to centre ok but replacing Denniss, Sione stays, Yates or JJ to bench surely that has to happen
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Agree Frank.

    A bench of Ross, Buhrer and Yates would be very unbalanced.
     
  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Meaney has a great game I wonder if they'll put it on him to play wing in firstgrade for the rest of the year.
    He has really resisted playing any position other than fullback, but if the team needs him, we are paying his wages after all.
    I was surprized in the off season that they didn't make him play a bit of wing to see how he'd go.
     

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