Round 23: Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Aug 18, 2019.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Aug 24, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

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

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. Draw

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

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Tigers 13+

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Scott Dureau seemed disappointed with Best's 3 tries on the weekend - said he should have got 5 if they'd played a bit smarter.
     
  2. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Dean Carney

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    Billy, No disrespect but League is a team sport , did he do it himself or was there work on the inside ??
     
  3. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Moga has a hamstring strain. Toohey says Best in for him.
     
  4. Wobbles

    Wobbles Evan Cochrane

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    Moga with a leg issue, surely not :shrug:
     
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  5. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Sean Rudder

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    Our lack of depth in centre/wing is a concern, lack of reserve graders allowed to play firsts.
    Would we be better with Hunt at left centre and Mann on wing with Buhrer on bench to cover 9 or Best on wing with Mann on bench covering Best and Levi?
     
  6. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Rod Shoesmith

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    Mann isn’t a winger and surely teams know to target him there after the eels game
     
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    Owey Max Chapman

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    What?!? This isn't a lack of depth thing. Once Best is given his chance, he will demand selection week to week. Think Bronson Xerri. This guy is the future of the club. He may have been playing this week regardless.

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    Frank McWilliams Sean Rudder

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    Tough game to debut, a must win, extra pressure for 18y/o but the bits I’ve seen he is very good.
     
  9. danknights

    danknights Ben Kennedy

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    Best has the body shape of Yates but runs like a damn bullet. Should go ok in attack. Haven't seen much of him defensively.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The dodgy hamstring should be the only issue with Best.
    He basically has the build and power of a prop forward and the speed of a winger.
    Pity he s only good for 10 games a year and rarely finishes a game, all because of injury.
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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  12. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Any idea what the kid's like off the field ?
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I know his father, Roger Best, played for Manly and London and Bradman was a champion beach sprinter before he played RL.
    It was reported in the pre season that he left school and moved to Newcastle to train fulltime, so he's giving it his best shot. If I remember correctly, he said leaving school was no big deal because he has always been more into sport than school anyway, so footy player seems to be all he is working towards.
     
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    -Patrick- Dank memes n' big screens

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    Hopefully Bradman is actually as good as people are saying he can be. Far too many Newcastle juniors have been hyped up beyond belief, only to flop because the club doesn't know how to nurture juniors properly.
    Look at Roberts, Stig, the Naiqamas (Wes was a Dragon I know) the list goes on and on.

    I don't want to buy into Best too early, he could be a superstar in the making, but he's only 18 and a superstar isn't made at 18, if he can have a really good crack this week or until Moga is fit, I'm happy for him to then bide his time in CC until seasons end and fight to impress the new coach next year.

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  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hughburt6 Rod Shoesmith

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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If a 6'4 110kg Fitzgibbon cant make it happen, i struggle to see how a 18yr old will.

    Best thing I've seen all year from Ponga was last week running at the line in the right side, the rest is predicted easy by nrl coaches and players.
     
  18. krustykraz

    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    Best will go better than Moga.
    Moga was ordinary on the weekend and isn't very good in defence.
     
  19. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tigers side shouldn't get anywhere near us on paper but I said that last time.
     
  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    former Knight Sam McIntyre is in the Wests extended squad. Might be the first time for him.
     

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