Round 2: Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Mar 16, 2019.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Mar 23, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

    7 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Knights 1-12

    13 vote(s)
    61.9%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Panthers 1-12

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Panthers 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. packo

    packo :) (:

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    I thought Raiders looked good. They will be tough this year.
     
  2. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Yeah I wouldn’t be shocked if the Raiders beat Melbourne. I think they’re in for a decent year.
     
  3. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hoping storm bashes the crap out of them, typically trips down the highway don't go well for us.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Frank Tim Glasby was brought here to play 13, and the way he played last Friday it is the correct decision.
     
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    Jaybro Daniel Smailes

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    Expect Penrith to be much improved this week
     
  6. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Agreed,

    Last week's game between them and Parra was in poor conditions which led to a massive 30 errors all up

    Penrith only completed at 62% and had 40% possession

    If they complete at 80% or better and get close to 50% possession they will be tough to beat
     
  7. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Mike McLean

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    I am happy for Glasby to play 13 , it is our bench which needs to be considered, we need "like for like" players, commensurate with Players you Sub off or get injured - this will not leave us weakening spots when rotations are initiated.
     
  8. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If we win the middle vs Penrith we will win.
    We will 1000% smash Canberra in the middle and have way to much skill out wide for them, id target the chit out of BJ with banter and attack his side all night, he cant help but explode when under the pump and getting tormented which will end in us scoring points once he cracks it.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Darren Albert

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    I was replying to prop scarcity due to injury, I like Glasby at 13 but if further injuries happen before Saifiti boys are ok then Guerra to 13 is better than King playing.
     
  10. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Mansour ruled out for this clash!
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The prop injury list is crazy.
    Josh King will probably sit out this weekend because we have to plan for what we do if there is another injury.
    I notice Sam Stone had a run at prop in the trial and is now a bench prop in reserve grade. He looks too skinny, but he'd have a similar build to Chris Housten I suppose, and he went well enough.
     
  12. The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd

    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Logan Campbell

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    Being belted

    Which is a shame because I have Raiders in my multi
     
  13. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Game day! Strong feeling we win this 1! Several key injuries and they're down on form and off field dramas. A win against a potential premiership favorites + last weeks win over a top 8 contender to make it 2-0 for the season would be a perfect start!
     
  14. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    Whatever happens today, it's great to have a team we can say the same about.

    If we can complete at 80% and get our fair share of possession, we are a good chance to beat any side.
     
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  15. Joel

    Joel Touche...

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    Seeing Stone close up in the trial at Maitland I thought he was a different player. The dude was jacked.
     
  16. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I’m confident of a win but I also know Penrith are going to be much improved on last week and will make us work for it. If we can hit them early, keep Maloney and Cleary at bay and defend just as well as last week then we’ll give ourselves a shot. Let’s hope Klemmer activates beast mode again and Ramien sees more ball.
     
  17. Joey1245

    Joey1245 John Allanson

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    I think from round 9 they reckon we have one of the hardest draws
     
  18. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yep plenty of good teams in the back half of the year
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Moga is out of reserve grade - replaced by Heath Gibbs - that could mean anything from him being sacked to starting in firstgrade.
     
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    nunnsy Matt White

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    He has been stood down for two games. Due to his taxi incident.
     

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