Knights possible targets for 2020

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  1. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Barnett is the least of our problems.

    The halfback who gets a million a year to play crap most of the time is a bigger issue. Our lack of outside backs. The coach’s inability to select the right squad or handle a bench rotation. Our badly regressing defensive efforts.

    But by all means let’s blame it in a bloke who actually has a go.
     
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    Lefty Todd Bates

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    Our issues with Pearce, Brown, our lack of outside backs and poor defence are genuine issues. But I think we need to find a better player than Barnett as well.
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The squad Brown put together is good enough.
    If we had a coach who could make game plans and get the most out of a squad, like a Mal Rielly or a Michael Hagan, this squad could go pretty far.
     
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    daniels Robbie O'Davis

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    We have shown the side is good enough at times, it's lacking confidence and a bit of mental toughness is the big issues. Not sure if Brown knows how to turn that around though.
     
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    MisterLevy Scott Carter

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    I would say our squad is Top 6-8. We need a better 80 min Hooker, decent 5/8 at least and probably another decent 2nd rower to be Top 4. And we need to be a Top 4 squad to be a chance of a premiership.


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  6. R_A

    R_A Ben Kennedy

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    Michael Hagan LMAO

    Give Brownie Joey Johns and he'd probably have a premiereship too.
     
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  7. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    3rd time lucky for Hages? Bring back him and Reegan Tanner and a premiership awaits.
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hagan was very successful when he had a good squad.
    He was bad at cap management - partly because he had to keep Johns, no matter how much it cost.
    He was a huge part of Qld being successful for a decade, and is currently assistant coach for Australia.
    In short, He is a winning coach at many levels because he can make a game plan that works and get players working to their strengths.
    He wouldn't take on a club role now, but you can bet they'll never be asking Brown to work with NSW or Australia.
     
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    cowboyman Jarrod Mullen

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    No coach was the reason for QLD’s success no matter which way you want to try and put it.

    Smith, Cronk, Slater, JT, Inglis, price, Civo and Scott were the backbone to that dynasty.

    Any joe blow could of “coached” that side to the series wins.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Michael Hagan. Game plans. Pick one.
     
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  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I pick the one where we beat the Brian Smith coached Parra in the 2001 grandfinal with a much weaker side, but a much better game plan - or maybe about 20 SOO games where Qld had all the answers and NSW had nothing.
     
  12. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    There’s no way we had a weaker team than Parramatta in 2001. Forwards were relatively even with theirs slightly better than ours. Our backline was way better than theirs though.

    If Joey didn’t hurt his knee and miss 8 weeks mid season we’d of gone close to getting the minor premiership off them.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    You might not have seen the game if you think the knights had the weaker side. Everyone in the starting 13 other than Rudder, Parson and Peden played Origin.

    Robbie O
    Tahu
    Midley
    Hughes
    Mad Dog
    Rudder
    Johns
    Perry
    Buderus
    Parsons
    BK
    Simpson
    Peden

    versus

    Hodgson
    Burt
    Lyon
    Vaealiki
    Moodie
    Buetner
    Taylor
    Cayless
    Drew
    Vella
    Hindmarsh
    Hindmarsh
    Wagon

    Parra better, LOL.
     
  14. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'd take our pack for sure. Just for BK (the real Clive Churchill medalist).
     
  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Parra were close to the most dominant side I've ever seen.
    In the last rounds of the comp Brian Smith was deliberately playing 12 men on the field just to practice winning if they got someone sent off.
    We were long odds to make the final, and a million to one to win it.
    You guys are re writing history.
    Parra fans were already celebrating the win before the kickoff because they thought all they had to do was show up.
    Parra ended the season on 42 points - 9 points above us and 5 points above second placed Bulldogs. They had a for and against of +433, which meant they averaged more than double the score of their opposition, and they rested a heap of players and played around with their on field line up, just because they could and still win at a canter.
     
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  16. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Billy's right guys you have short memories, we were expected to get flogged, Parra were Melbourne like they were considered that good.

    Fortunately for us they were asleep for 40 mins and we piled on the points and they never recovered.
     
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  17. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    It’s not rewriting history it’s true. With Joey we were a better side than Parra that year. We played them twice with Johns in the side and won both comfortably (I consider the GF comfortable as we clocked off with 10 to go as we were never going to lose).

    Not saying that Parramatta weren’t a great or dominant side but we were better.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Either way I still giggle when I think of Peden and Kennedy using Taylor as a speed hump.
     
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  19. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Couldn’t of happened to a nicer bloke.
     
  20. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hey another giggle.

    David Faolongo. (You all know who I mean!)
     
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