Round 9: Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Apr 23, 2017.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Apr 29, 2017.
  1. Knights 13+

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Knights 1-12

    7 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Draw

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

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Titans 13+

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. Battler

    Battler Kade Snowden

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    Hard to find anything positive to take out of that.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's the worst team in the top level of league in australia since parra in the 60s or Uni in the 30s.
     
  3. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    On a possitive i almost picked the score, 38-14 i had $20 on it.
     
  4. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Adrian Bubb

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    Sione only had 5 runs
    Not good enough
     
  5. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Anyone else think uninterested in the 2nd half? Honestly what are Browns half time speeches. Also we take way to long to bring back on our starting forwards.
     
  6. knights22

    knights22 Adam Woolnough

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    Standard knights, take the 2, die for rest of the game. What is brown saying to them at half time, not the first time we've been well into the game and not shown up at all in the second half.
     
  7. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Adrian Bubb

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    The way we attack we'd be better off taking a field goal every chance we get
     
  8. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yeah nah, what even is the bloody point anymore?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Oh well, the under sixteens and the under twenties both had smashing wins.
     
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  10. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm closing this thread for a while because there are a few people who need to calm down

    Pretty disappointed in some of the crap that is going on in here guys

    Opinions are welcome, Insults are not

    Sorry to all of those who have done the right thing
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    So I have watched the game (Had to record it because of work) and had a look at the stats

    - 9 players for the Titans ran 100m or more including 3 bench players
    - 3 players for the Knights made 100m or more (Dan Saifiti, Ken Sio and Nathan Ross)
    - Our halves made 30 tackles between them but missed a combined 9 tackles, The team missed 30 tackles in total
    - The only Knights player to average 10m a run was Danny Levi (2 runs for 24m)
    - Once again we got smashed in possession (63%-37%)
    - Really poor completion rate for us of just 68%
    - 117 runs for a lousy 984m whereas the Titans had 183 runs for 1,636m
    - 14 offloads for the Titans, Just 2 for us
    - Titans made 6 line breaks we made 2
    - Our missed tackles (30) weren't too bad considering we had to make 109 more tackles than the Titans
    - Penalty count was pretty even at 7-6
    - 12 errors from the Knights and 9 from the Titans
    - Once again we were incapable of getting repeat sets whereas the Titans forced 4 dropouts
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    37% possession and 68% completion rate is disgusting. We are our own worse enemy every week. It's inexcusable this year. No one else to blame here but themselves.
     
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  13. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Glenn Grief

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    I didn't watch it live, downloaded the game this morning and watched until we got to 8 - 0. Should have turned it off then and not watched any NRL for the rest of the year!

    At least then, I could have spent the year wondering if we got another win with some optimisms.

    Instead, I kept watching....

    What can be said, horrible!

    The Knights should just sit on the field at half time and wait from them to return. How many games this year have we been in it at half time, then played like a completely different side in the second half!

    I'm a Brown supporter in the vision they are trying to achieve. But it is on the coach not being able to motivate the team for the second half time and again.

    I'm sick of watching us squander opportunities.
    Sick of watching us make idiotic errors and hand easy field position back to them.
    Sick of our halves never getting a ball in to the in goal for a repeat set, yet every team that plays us seems to manage it multiple times a game.
    Sick of watching the weekly disappointment, followed by the mid week disappointment recruitment wise.

    We do practically everything wrong. How much of this is on the team experience, and general lack of quality cattle, and how much is on Brown!
     
  14. Quinny

    Quinny Paul Rauhihi

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    I only saw the first half hour before work but I thought Lamb looked good in that time taking the ball to the line putting Sione away but jeez it's disappointing as a team that has won 2 games since the start of last year to let half time leads slip in 4 of our first 8 games this year. The thing that has disappointed me most the last 6 weeks is two things we did pretty well the first fortnight which is completing the set after points and our overall completion rate which was in the mid 70s to around 80 percent the first two weeks and has now dropped into the 60s.

    On our second half I think we are just trying to do to much with the ball we have played our best this year when we have played simple football hitting up the middle and having halves take on the line and go to forwards or out the back to a centre or fullback running a good line.
     
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    Kurriboy Glenn Grief

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    I lol'd at Feeney a few times in the game. He did some good things, and in his defence he looked better than Hodkinson has virtually at any time on field for us.

    But along with that he brings a package that overall isn't NRL standard. Most glaringly shown by his response to the chip kick that ross tried to catch that lead to that try. He clocked off and left Ross to defend it unprotected. He should have ran in blocking the attacking runner, pretending he was going for the ball.

    When he got clobbered in defense he should have been looking around, not fixed on one spot. Then, he compounds that by putting himself in the defensive line right on our try line knowing he can't tackle. Of course, they knew it also and dived through him to score.

    Anyway, it's not on Feeney, our entire squad struggles to be NRL standard with the exception of a few players.
     
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    Tasgirl Tasgirl

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    As depressing as all this is....it's true.:newcastle:
     
  18. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Adrian Bubb

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    Where do you want feeney to go if not in the defensive line?
     
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    Kurriboy Glenn Grief

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    Not to the play the ball when he is busted and can't tackle if they run right at him. Which they did.

    The other time I lol'd was when he tackled someone and is yelling at the liney, "Voluntary tackle, voluntary tackle" as if refs actually give penalties for that!
     
  20. Beatell

    Beatell Trent Hodkinson

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    Atleast he didn't dog the boys and lay there not helping.


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