Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Joshhh, Oct 24, 2012.
And they make great pizza lol lol lol
Anyhow I am glad we only lost by 4 rather than the whoop *** Norths were given.
I went along to it as I stayed in Sydney Saturday night. Really surprised there wasn't more knights fans there as I'm sure some would have stayed the night in Sydney.
Even had the 'our town our team banner' there.
Unfortunately there never is a huge crowd - shame for the boys.
I think that social media ( sorry ) has a lot to do with it. Why go to a game when we have instant updates via Twitter, Facebook and this forum. It turns all of us into armchair experts.....HAHAHHAHA. BTW - many thanks to all who have posted these updates. Another factor is the multiple ovals / fields that the NSW cup team calls "home". The NRL and each team must continue to push NSW Cup as a major draw card as these players deserve to play in front of decent crowds.
I've been to Leichhardt about 4 times the past 6 weeks and I don't usually complain about facilities and I eat before or not at all but the food is just terrible, parking is dismal and the overall place is just crap.
Only Tigers fans enjoy it because they're used to it.
They need to play games before NRL if they want to boost crowds, it's as simple as that.
geezus i have watched game twice more and i still cant believe we lost thei game...4 of windsors tries had an element of luck involved............they just cant win final..
All credit the team that won the defence was outstanding..against the bears and then windsor who played their final last week.
I think we could have beaten both those sides if we had Kev Naiqama and Matt Hilder - but I suppose making the top four in firstgrade and giving it our best shot to reach the grandfinal was far more important than a reserve grade title.
Very impressed with Penrith's Fijian winger. He will be a firstgrade star next year, and ironically he might keep Kev Naiqama in reserve grade - Kev can't catch a break.
The best team all year won just like in first grade.
The Sharks/Melbourne side were way better than anyone else early in the season, but as injuries in the two firstgrade teams took out most of the firstgrade quality players they had they came back to the pack. They still had access to quality development players from two clubs, and got a few back when their firstgrade teams were knocked out, but by grandfinal day they were far from unbeatable. Our best side would have tested them.
I beg to differ. Your side could of put in another crap performance and get done by more then what Windsor did, we will never know.
The best team in each of the 3 comps won yesty and all thoroughly deserve their premiership.
I don't think we'd have won, Cronulla bet Windsor comfortably and Windsor were equally comfortable over us.
We just lacked the consistency this year, we'd be great one week and average the next. On our day we could beat anybody, but you have to do that three or four weeks in a row to win the grand final, and we weren't up to it.
We beat them in Newcastle fairly comfortably, but as i said earlier, the difference was that Kev and Hilder were pretty key players for us, and they were both out because we were still alive in firstgrade. Kev spent the last month of the comp causing havoc by linking with AJ, Pete and Chanel down the left side, and Hilder's workrate was crucial to keep our pack together.
Admittedly the absolute standout player for us when we beat them in Newcastle was Cuthbertson, and he wasn't available, but I'm pretty confident that if Cronulla and Melbourne had both made the top four in firstgrade and we didn't, it would have been a completely different ball game. A few of our best in, and a few of their best out would make all the difference, which is why reserve grade can be a real lottery towards the end.
That's just a cop out. What players out of this side would of been in the Sharks/Storm line-ups had they made the final 4 sides in the NRL?
1. Nathan Gardner
2. Nathan Stapleton
3. Kirisome Auva’a
4. Stewart Mills
5. Young Tonumaipea
6. Penani Manumalealii
7. Chad Townsend
8. Siosaia Vave
9. Pat Politoni
10. Mark Taufua
11. Junior Moors
12. Tupou Sopoaga
13. Tyrone Peachey
14. Junior Roqica
16. Michael Lichaa
17. Tim Robinson
18. Matthew Wright
19. David Fifita
20. Rodney Coates
22. Daniel Moroko
My guess would be Peachey and Taufua at an absolute stretch, both likely to of missed out on the top 17. Carney would of been back for the prelims if the Sharks got past Manly so Townsend wouldn't of been in the FG side.
Our team changed to much to often even the stupid selection of will smith and not playing vai vai for the last match baffles me.
should have made the final and would have been 40% chance imho....but strange things can happen in finals..
I'm gonna miss Will Smith. He set up so many tries for us this year. They were usually for the other team, but still.
lol lol quality
NSW Cup Coach's Award goes to Mitchell Frei
NSW Cup Players' Player Award goes to Matt Hilder
It's an old cliche, but Frei only knows one way to run - never take a sideways step - just runs straight forward every time - and in the game against Wyong where we were down to 11 players for a while and had a prop sent off in the first 10 minutes he played 70 minutes and never shirked a hit up once. I think he is just a Dan Tolar type footballer, but he gets stuck in.
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