Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jul 19, 2020.
I wrote a big rant but upon reflection it could all be replaced by one word. Pathetic
Every single one of the dogs tries came from our mistakes. High completions wins games in the wet. Something we couldn't do.
Watson i wouldnt resign? or much less?
2020 is over our attack is inept with massive attacking players...
Losing to that team like we did last year shows how mentally weak we are.
I can not see us making the finals... Way too many injuries
No excuse for that rubbish from Pearce and ponga. Some of the spiral passes Pearce was throwing to a bloke 2 metres from him was so stupid. Just end over end the ball softly into his chest....
Ponga continues to look extremely lost and doesn’t know where or when to chime in. That can only be put down to the coach because last year he was as dominant an attacking player as there was in the entire competition.
Pearces inability to build any pressure whatsoever on his opponent also is a massive problem. We need repeat sets to wear them down and tire them out. Pearce kicks it straight into the defenders legs every bloody time.
huge disappointment for guys like Mann, klemmer, saifiti, Barnett, Hunt, tuala and best who give 150% every week but the highest paid players in the team can’t Ice those big moments.
Should’ve been 2 points and put us firmly in the top 4. Instead at the backend of the season we will be fighting for a spot in the 8
Mann was better than Pearce in just about every aspect, and Ponga had one of his better games.
Herman had a shocker - which doesn't surprize me. He is one of those guys who will not put in 100% now that he is signed for someone else.
of pongas better games? He had 2/3 mistakes and did nothing in attack
It will be interesting to see the difference as the Panthers have many injuries as well, Guarantee they play better than us
PLAYERS MISSING FOR PENRITH
Lol, 2020 is over? This is round 10 of 20, is it not? Jesus, people on here need to relax a bit. Absolute shocker of a game by us, and well played by the Dogs. That said, we’ve beat quality outfits this year and we can bounce back. We lost 2 hookers in a match and lost by a converted try.
Yep, pretty much me for the past couple of years!
Don't agree - he was very solid under the high ball in terrible conditions and our most threatening player in attack.
Nah we will win we are a weak on week off.
We can’t beat the worst side in the comp. We’re no hope.
Broncos are the worst IMO and we beat them. Higher on the ladder than the Doggies now but that won’t last.
Its the fullbacks job to catch the high ball, I’m not judging his performance on him basically doing his job. He offered very little in attack and looks lost when he’s on that right side good ball
Well done, you’ve just put an exclamation mark on how ****e we are at the moment. We’ve just promoted the worst team in the comp to second worst with today’s effort
Well done, you’ve interpreted my comment so as to draw as much negativity as possible from a close loss in poor conditions. The hysteria is strong with this one.
Pearce is copping it on here and he did have a poor game, hard to remember him having a good one. Me thinks his injury is not good and could do with a rest, nice way of saying drop him. Has had that knee/leg strapped for a while and not played well with it, think it might also be effecting his kicking.
Our injuries are bad, 9 a problem, think we need Randall in rather than Mann at 9 and need Crossland or Lino on bench need a bit of variation. Back 5 were pretty good with Moga the least good. Injuries, players out of position, lack of subs didn’t help in heavy conditions. Forwards were ok to good except for Ese’ese who had a bad day.
Not hysteria, we’re just not mentally up to it at the moment. I don’t know how it’s fixed, but we’ve got the cattle for the job but not the smarts.
You say it was a close loss, but last place out performed us in nearly every aspect in poor conditions, that’s not close to me, just my opinion. A good team, injuries or not would have given it to them today. We need to take the next step
What the hell is wrong with Pearce. I'd like to see him dropped for a week but against the Storm that would be suicide. His kicking game against the Dogs was terrible, his running game non existent, and his half organisation in attack was a couples of steps then turn a player under him, over and over again.
I wonder if these highly paid players would dish up that rubbish if they were being paid by win/loss.
I'm just watching Cleary in the rain kicking the Titans out of the game. Something Pearce can't seem to do.
I can only put it down to his knee injury affecting his game. His kicking game today was woeful.
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