2020 Top 30 Squad

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

  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles Evan Cochrane

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    It's been said already, but an in-form and healthy Moga could dominate one side of the field.

    Ponga and Lee are certain starters, Hunt would be hard to leave out after what he delivered last year and the fact he's been extended.

    The only issue we really face is experience, not talent.

    It's going to be an intriguing off-season
     
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    Frank McWilliams Timana Tahu

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    Not sure about article claiming Best at left centre just hope he earns it rather than given it.
    I would have gone for Moga and Hunt for centres with Lee left wing with right wing ??? Start with experience so Lino, if fit, before Crossland.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not fussed with who is picked, I am sure with our new coaching team spots will be given to best canidates.

    Not disrespecting Hunt, but his sort of like Sio in the mould his not bad but you'd like to see him pushed off his perch by younger players as they develope.
     
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    Ethan Matthew Johns

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    I think Hunt is twice the player Sio is and the way he has been playing nobody is taking his spot imo .
     
  5. KnightsUnite

    KnightsUnite Steve Walters

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    Do we know who returned from the xmas break on train and trial deals still?


    Tyrone Roberts-Davis
    Matt Soper-Lawler
    Zac Hosking
    Jack Cameron
    Brandon Russell
    Bayden Searle
    Toby Marks
     
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  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He says O'Brien sees something he hasn't seen in himself yet.
    I have to agree.
    Zac Hosking outperformed him by a long way last year, but Jirah is younger, bigger, more athletic looking and on a very steep improvement curve since he arrived at the club 2 seasons ago.
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    we still have to name 1 more top 30 player before the season starts and another 1 by june 30.
     
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    alexwilliams Tim Maddison

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    Who do you reckon will be named before the season starts?
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I look at the squad and think they have to name Randall as injury cover.
    The only reason I can think of that they haven't already is that they might be looking for someone with firstgrade experience at hooker.
     
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    alexwilliams Tim Maddison

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    Very disappointing.. Good luck to him though! He'll kill it up there if he can avoid any more injuries
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    At least we don't have to worry about how well he'll come back from a knee reco. His best assets are his step and speed off the mark - which may or may not come back after injury.
     
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    krustykraz Darren Albert

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    Is Mat Sopa Lawler still training with the squad? Any chance of him getting a spot or a development spot?
     
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  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If we are looking to promote another backrower from our squad it would have to be either Brandon Russell or zac Hosking, although they are both technically locks.
     
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    Owey Wayne Richards

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    That's a shame, right move for him though

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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Bummer. Kid has great potential and a bright future. Best of luck to him.

    Probably a good think we’re turning Jirah into a back-rower, we’re already thin.
     
  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm not really up on when contracts can be negotiated or players can be approached, but him leaving with a year to go on his contract for a 3 year deal for double the money seems a bit suss.
     
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    Same team that let Arrow go and signed Taylor for $1 million per season and Boyd for, what, $500k? Hope Fermor kills it up there, but risk is too great to compete with Titans' offer for him.
     
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    Wobbles Evan Cochrane

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    Maybe there are different guidelines for junior players? Toss of a coin as to whether Fermor's camp sent out feelers in an attempt to secure more money, or the Titans reached out first.

    Disappointed we won't get to see him in red and blue, but you can't keep them all.
     

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