2020 Top 30 Squad

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by slotmachine, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Soper-Lawler was in the Melbourne system a few years ago so would have worked with O'Brien.
    He was a late bloomer at the Knights. I don't think he played till the under 20s when he was picked up after being top try scorer in the real NRL as an 18/19 year old (if I remember correctly). He was a prolific try scorer at the Knights, then in the Qld cup, and got a pre season for Melbourne.
    He's like a slightly smaller version of Nick Meaney, only Meaney is not really a try scorer for some reason, and Soper-Lawler sniffs out a try most games. He has a real knack of getting on the end of kicks.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hooker, Wade Egan has signed with warriors, I'd say that means we are stuck with Levi, doubt there is any other suiters for him so looks like we are stuck with him?
     
  3. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Titans apparently semi interested.
     
  4. Ethan

    Ethan Ben Kennedy

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    It says a lot about Levi's game when he cant get an offer from an NRL club but it says heaps more when he isn't even getting offers from English teams .
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    I think it’s an attitude thing. He’d be an upgrade on what several NRL teams currently have imo.
     
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    danknights Ben Kennedy

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    It's Danny's ego that lets him down. I had a good chat with him up in Maitland one day and I asked about browny. His words were pretty much pfffft what would browny know about the hooking role.
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lino being encouraged to leave according to article in the herald today.
    Article says his manager was contacted before the June 30 cutoff last season to say the club would release him if he got another deal, and the manager was told again even when Lino was playing well.
    Article says Lino is determined to stay and his shoulder isn't as bad as thought and he should be fit by the start of the season.
     
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    What is the club's plan then? Sure Crossland & Sasagi might be the long term plan but O'Brien won't be playing them the whole season & we can't afford to be transitioning the five-eigth role all year especially if we're going out to compete for top 4 straight off the bat like he's said.
     
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    My guess is Watson will be at 6. If only he had a kicking game, he'd be threatening I think.
     
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    Klemmer at 5/8
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don't like talking down Lino because he is clearly doing his best every game, but he is just better than Crossland and Searle right now and he is 6 years older than them and has done about 5 firstgrade off seasons.
    I don't know if Sasagi will end up at 5/8 because he seems to have a lot of possible positions from wing to hooker, but if he turns into a big 5/8 like a Sutton or even a Weighton, he might go past them all.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Remind me again of the strong position Brown left us in. No top flight 5/8, too many hookers and cap pressure.
     
  13. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    We’ve got Kurt Mann though.
     
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    What cap pressure are we under? We have 4 spots to fill and the budget to fill them.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Find a 5/8th from the 10% of the cap invested in Watson, Mann and Crossland I'd say.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga had a field day at 5/8 for the junior Kangaroos.
    3 try assists
    second only to papenhuysen for fantasy points
    121 run metres
    only 1 kick for 10 metres, but it wasn't a kicking sort of day when your team runs in 12 tries.

    I'd have given him 4 or 5 try assists looking at the highlights.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    Playing against France is not a good indicator.
    I'd be worried about his defence at 5/8 after watching him in the 9's.
     
  19. mozza

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    The Nines isn’t a good indicator for judging his defence.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Let's meet halfway and say not reading much into performances at nines or against a bunch of French cab drivers.
     

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