Rumour: Knights looking at Maloney and/or Cronk

Discussion in 'Knights signings and rumoured signings' started by Left Foot, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Watson is not much more experienced than Lamb, but due to circumstances, he's coming here on a deal close to 500k after being guaranteed a regular halves position. He will 100% be picked over Lamb. He'll only get dropped if he is having a shocking season while Lamb is killing it in reserve grade, if Maloney is signed on for halfback of course, otherwise Watson & Lamb could make a decent halves pairing.
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    They'll be training for 3 months. I'm told Lamb is a coaches favourite because he only needs to be told once and can pretty much run any play first time. Maybe Watson can do that too, or does other stuff that is impressive, but I think Lamb will hold his own on the training paddock.
     
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    Simon Templar Michael McKeirnan

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    Josssh, This is FG ,no one is guaranteed anything, I think you will find he has been offered the opportunity to start in the spine, from there it is up to him to maintain his spot.

    Whether his starting opportunity is allocated as a spot in the halves , fullback or Hooker that will be determined after assessment over the Pre season.

    Currently it appears as though the best combination in the halves is someone who is calculating and controlled , complimenting the other a dynamic opportunist who knows how this will pan out without the proper sounding board of a comprehensive preseason.
     
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    Defender1 Mark Hughes

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    Maybe he wasn't guaranteed a spot in the halves, but he was definitely promised one. ;)
     
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    Ven Peter Malcolm

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    i still don't think we'll get maloney (or cronk for that matter). I'd be happy with a watson & Lamb halves pairing if we got watson.
     
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    Kurriboy Adam Muir

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    Whatever happens with Watson, wondering where we will play a half is a good problem to have for a change. Especially if we get Maloney which I can't see happening.

    And I'd be happy enough not getting him to be honest, play Watson and Lamb with Cogger as backup. Spend the Maloney money on a decent Prop.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    That's what I meant. He's not coming here because Browny said yeah turn up & train well & you might get a spot in the halves. He's coming here because Browny obviously said the position is yours, that's what Watson wanted to leave the Roosters. Once he's here, he can obviously lose it through form, but I think it's his at least for 2018.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Kade Snowden

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    Me too.
     
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    bboy_555 Mark Sargent

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    1. Kalyn Ponga (19 years old)
    6. Connor Watson (21 years old)
    7. Brock Lamb (20 years old)
    9. Danny Levi (21 years old)

    Would have to be the youngest spine in the NRL, which is a lot of pressure for 4 young kids but how exciting will it be watching them play for 3+ years together and seeing what they can become!
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    They will be wildly inconsistent.
     
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    bboy_555 Mark Sargent

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    Very likely, but I see that spine winning more than 2 games a year so it's an improvement.
     
  12. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If we managed to sign Maloney, which is probably very doubtful, that would make it even more exciting.
     
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    alexwilliams James Goulding

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