Round 11: Newcastle Knights vs Canterbury Bulldogs

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jul 26, 2020.
  1. Knights 13+

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Knights 1-12

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Draw

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Bulldogs 1-12

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Bulldogs 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    SUNDAY 26TH JULY, 2020 @ 2:00PM
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  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Steve Simpson

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    This is a game we should put 30+ on them and win by 16+ easily.

    Contenders don't struggle to put away **** teams.
     
  3. krustykraz

    krustykraz Clint Newton

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    I wouldnt mind seeing Toa get a run in this one.
     
  4. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    I’ll be happy with a win, we’re not a contender yet.
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Unchanged side from last week.

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Enari Tuala
    3. Tautau Moga
    4. Bradman Best
    5. Hymel Hunt
    6. Kurt Mann
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Andrew McCullough
    10. Jacob Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Aidan Guerra
    13. Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange:

    14. Connor Watson
    15. Mitch Barnett
    16. Pasami Saulo
    17. Sione Mata'utia

    18. Tex Hoy
    19. Josh King
    20. Phoenix Crossland
    21. Gehamat Shibasaki
     
  6. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No Dan, best not to risk him, if we are ever going to rest players now is the game as well.

    Last we've seen of Glasby in a Knights jumper?
     
  7. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yeah I'd Roosters, Storm, Parra in that order as the big 3, than us, Raiders, Sharks(they are coming good) as among the chances than forget about the rest.
     
  8. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Justin Ryder

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    Apparently Dan is out for 4 weeks.
     
  9. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Would have to put the Panthers in that top 4 as well at the moment. We are coming 4th but from what we've shown so far, I would have to say we're not quite the same level as those 4 just yet, next rung down. Raiders & Sea Eagles were specials but without Hodgson, their year is over, Tommy Turbo missing sets Manly back big time. Tigers, Sharks & Rabbitohs are fringe 8 sides, the 6 remaining sides after that are all rubbish. Strange comp this year.
     
  10. TheBatman

    TheBatman Max Chapman

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    Surely you've missed Penrith?
     
  11. cowboyman

    cowboyman Adam MacDougall

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    That team coming outright first at the moment? Nah they are no threat :lol:
     
  12. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Our team is miles ahead of theirs. We have a way better forward pack, possess far more of an attacking threat and are much better defensively.

    On top of that they have a new coach and a fair bit of turmoil plus it’s in Newcastle.

    All that considered I can absolutely see us losing this game 12-10.
     
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  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The reason I think we'll win is because Watson and Barnett will both be out to make a statement and rip in for long minutes. The other guys will follow.
     
  14. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Both are massive inclusions with their playing intensity. I only became a diehard fan in 2009 so I haven't watched a lot of successful Knights sides & one of the things that I've realised in that time is that it's all about intensity at this level. You need to find players that will fight for every inch & cut loose anyone who isn't willing to do that. Some blokes naturally have it, but a lot don't & they need the right senior players around them to learn that. I feel like we're gradually finding that formula now. We've got a good core of older guys from other successful systems who know what it's all about & the young boys in the squad have an example in front of them now that they can follow & become leaders themselves.
     
  15. Frank McWilliams

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    Not surprised at full squad of 21, expect 1-17 to start with a change or two, possibly Barnett to 13 and Ese’ese to prop with JSaf to bench or Guerra to 13, Sione his replacement and Ese’ese to prop and JSaf to bench. Hope Watson is used to replace 1-7 + 9 only and our big men drive us home
     
  16. alexwilliams

    alexwilliams Mike McLean

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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    I know most of us have made up our mind on him already, but I was just thinking today, he'd have to be fanging for a run. He's off-contract, hasn't had a run yet, no reserve grade, new coach to impress, he will be ready to make every moment count if he gets a go. Can just imagine he'd be giving his all at training every day.
     
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    alexwilliams Mike McLean

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    "Kingy can't do much more than he is right now," O'Brien said. "He's been training the house down, doing extras every day and been real impressive.

    Sounds almost criminal to not give him a shot
     
  19. R_A

    R_A Steve Simpson

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    Whenever I hear a player described as ‘training the house down’ I automatically expect disappointment.
     
  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If they are resting someone to get King a game, I'd imagine they'd rest Guerra and put Sione or Barnett in his spot. That would just about mean that only Klemmer hasn't had any time off.
     

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