2020 Pre Season and Trial Games

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  1. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lets hope his shadowing Pearce the next 2-3 years.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    De Gois, all heart, no tools, poor bugger.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Why are they laughing?

    Must be reading these forums .. top four .. Mann at 6 .. teams eating our dust ..

    Ohh the hopes of another pre-seaxson.
     
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    Owey Brett Grogan

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    I'd say the laughing is on purpose. Obi (through both Robbo and Bellyache) is very big on body language and not showing the opposition you are hurting. Wanna play like that? Train like that. It will go as far as guys who have their hands on their knees during games will be playing reggies next week. It gives the impression to the opposition that you are never tired and never beaten.

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  5. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    For a while there he was very steady, was doing some good short kicks, wasn't hopeless in defence and was distributing the ball to our backs at good times.

    He wasn't a whirlbeater, but we don't need a star half we have Pearce, Ponga and Brailey is very good at hooker.
     
  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Barnett was asked in his interview today if there was a chance he might play more of a "middle" role (asked by Toohey, who probably knows something). He said he might, but at this point the coach was trying different things, so wasn't sure.
    If we are looking at a smaller, more mobile forward pack, we might be looking at some smaller, faster second rows like Fermor and Jones and moving guys like Barnett and Guerra into the prop rotation - or maybe the coach is just trying everyone out in different roles to see what they can do.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    latest training photos show Simi Sasagi, Tyrone Roberts-Davis, Tex Hoy, Jirah Momoisea and I think one out of focus player in the background might be Matt Croker.
     
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    The be-the-player videos contain such fantastic content. I'm not aware of other clubs doing similar things, but I hope it catches on. Really well done videos which give a great insight into preseason.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The production values this year are much higher. The cameraman is getting some fantastic footage with drones and some really great angles and a good, steady hand with the hand held shots.
    I don't think we are getting much information though. Just a lot of broadcast quality footage.
     
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    Think you'll find it's enari tuala
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    could be.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/...bsite&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=latestnews

    Article on Luke Huth.
    it points out what a good dummy half he is, and he is the best young dummy half I have seen. His good decisions and crisp, accurate passing means he controls under 20s games from dummy half. The team looks heaps better when he is on the field.
    The article also covers his health issues and how small he is.
    It's a very good article because it fairly covers all the positives and negatives that Huth presents.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Mark Hughes

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    Is size a problem, we have had that previously where player good enough but small in the hooking position
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    we'll know if his size is a problem after about 10 games of reserve grade.
    Plenty of guys in the past have looked great in juniors and haven't been physical enough for seniors.
     
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    Wobbles Evan Cochrane

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    If he can be left to play in a single position and get some consistency I expect he'll fit the Sean Rudder mould. There to do a job, not flashy but you know what to expect.
     
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    Geez don't wish that on him!
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The great thing about Rudder was he knew his capabilities and limitations. His best moment was saving a try in the 2001 GF.
     
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    From memory it was Rudder who put up the bomb that led to BK's match winning try against Cronulla in the GF qualifier that year. He later joked that it was the first one he'd ever kicked that high that didn't end up in the grandstand somewhere.
     
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    I've always thought that, if Kennedy passed Rudder the ball and he scored under the posts when BK ended up scoring after the Johns surge, he would have been almost impossible not to be the Churchill medallist after already having a hand in a couple of tries.

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