2020 Pre Season and Trial Games

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  1. alexwilliams

    alexwilliams Adrian Shelford

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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    moga is a big unit.
    all the guys who are heavier than him in our squad play prop forward.
     
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    If he stays fit he will be instrumental for us! *Touches all the wood*
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So, on the Knights site they are doing depth lists for different positions.

    I assume they are listing them in order, but it might only be the opinion of whoever wrote the article, or it might be informed by discussions with the coaching staff.

    Anyway, so far we have;

    Fullback;
    Ponga
    Star Toa
    Kurt Mann
    Conner Watson
    Tex Hoy
    Edrick Lee

    Outside backs;
    Edrick Lee
    Bradman Best
    Hunt
    Shibasaki
    Tuala
    To'a
    Moga
    Mata'utia
    Mann
    Hoy
    Roberts-Davis

    Middle forwards;
    Klemmer
    Dan Saifiti
    Glasby
    Jake Saifiti
    Josh King
    Eseese
    Guerra
    Saulo
    Momoisea
    Matt Croker
    Connor Watson
    Barnett
     
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    KnightsUnite Adam Cuthbertson

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    New article saying best and lee confirmed left side... the others fighting out spots on the right
     
  6. Ethan

    Ethan Tony Butterfield

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    4 Moga and 5 Hunt I wouldn't want to be running at that side of the field lol. If that was to be picked .
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    a few teams have named their reserve grade squad.
    Zac Woolford is training with Newtown.
     
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    Simon Templar Dean Carney

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    Makes for a formidable defensive and attacking right side combination, Moga is a monster and if he can find an off load Hunt will certainly finish off.

    Questions which need to be explored is what is Mogas lateral mobility like and can he stay injury free ?
     
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  9. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/01/15/brailey-to-take-pressure-off-pearce/

    Interview with Brailey. Just says he's keen to play well really.
    The interesting thing about the footage is that it shows the team getting the team photo taken for the year.
    33 players in the photo.
    All the guys on contracts including development contracts, except Levi is out and Chris Randall is included.
     
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  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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

    Eseese article.
    O'Brien is quoted as saying that Eseese has good footwork and he wanted him to stay because he has "a point of difference" to the other forwards.
    Eseese says over and over that he wants to play the best football of his career and gives reasons he will - lost confidence under Brown - trained really hard this year - gets good vibes from the coach - loves it in Newcastle etc etc.
     
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    Owey Brett Grogan

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    Well spotted about Levi and Randall, I didn't even think to look

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    Moga would do well to spend time working on his offloads. Probably not suited to the sleight-of-hand no-look flick passes, although that's something he can develop.
    His strength and likelihood he'll draw in defenders will open up a passage for his winger to exploit.

    For the sake of his knees I hope he cuts out sidestepping, but his build means that he doesn't really need that in his game.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Eseese finally got to start a game last year the result ? Long minutes and MOM performance. His reward from coach Brown ? Back to bench and given the impression he needs to find a new Club. I don't apologise for bagging Brown ad nauseum the more you hear from the players it's easy to see why last year went the way it did.
     
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    One thing I like about Obi over Brown is that as good at recruiting as he was, Brown was forever making wholesale changes to the squad. Every year we'd have a fairly significant inflow of new players in key positions.

    It would have been easy for Obi to come in and indicate that more changes are needed to make the team that he wanted. Instead, he insisted that we are already a top 4 side and the players added are mostly to round out the squad without huge changes. I'd expect if Brailey wasn't coming in, Levi would be our hooker. The phone call with Herman to reassure him he's wanted is a good sign.

    Obi seems like a through-and-through coach who is confident of getting the best from players with training. Brown seemed very reliant on players coming in from already well-coached systems and mimicking what others had coached them to do.
     
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    Owey Brett Grogan

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    Very well said. Obi has indicated already that players who have contracts will have those contracts honoured and that players are human first. May be a lesson from the Storm system?

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    Contrast that with what Adam Douhei(sp?) is going through a month out from the start of the comp. Initially he was told by Bennett he would be 5/8 when it looked like Walker might move, then he was told he would be fullback, now he's told he can look for another club.

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    In fairness, Latrell is a massive upgrade on Doueihi, and Walker ended up re-signing. I'd take Doueihi over Lino or Mann though if that became a possibility.
     
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    relicorange94 Justin Holbrook

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    Pass, plus he had suffered from an ACL tear in 2018 and we’ve learned our lesson in signing players who have had ACL injuries. (Moga, Griffin, etc)
     
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    I don't want to go buying him, just pointing out how he is being talked about by Souths. Even if Levi does go to Manly, the stories about him, his attitude etc have stopped.

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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So, on the Knights site they are doing depth lists for different positions.
    I assume they are listing them in order, but it might only be the opinion of whoever wrote the article, or it might be informed by discussions with the coaching staff.

    Anyway, so far we have;

    Fullback;
    Ponga
    Star Toa
    Kurt Mann
    Conner Watson
    Tex Hoy
    Edrick Lee

    Outside backs;
    Edrick Lee
    Bradman Best
    Hunt
    Shibasaki
    Tuala
    To'a
    Moga
    Mata'utia
    Mann
    Hoy
    Roberts-Davis

    Middle forwards;
    Klemmer
    Dan Saifiti
    Glasby
    Jake Saifiti
    Josh King
    Eseese
    Guerra
    Saulo
    Momoisea
    Matt Croker
    Connor Watson
    Barnett

    Playmakers;
    Pearce
    Mann
    Crossland
    Lino
    Sasagi
    Ponga
    Watson
    Hoy
    Searle
     

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