Round 7: Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, Jun 19, 2020.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jun 27, 2020.
  1. Knights 13+

    12 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Knights 1-12

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. Draw

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

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Cowboys 13+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. cowboyman

    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    Go get some better glasses. Every hit up results in him going forward after contact even if it’s directly into Klemmer and DSaf off a free hit at him from a kick return. Even the commentators were questioning on why the kick offs and drop outs were still going to him after he throws his body back into the defensive line.

    The second half he was making metres for fun and a whole lot of post contact metres.
     
  2. Treadly

    Treadly Tony Herman

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    And we are without our 9 and 14, 2 very important parts of our team design. Oh and our best performing backrower is still out too.
    Yes their first spell was poor but geeze get off your high horse or you are goona fall hard. Its one game in a year.

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  3. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Glad you have a good forward, your 6-7-9 are not first grade standard, and I'll throw Morgs in there who is past it.
     
  4. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Drinkwater, Clifford and Robson are all young but are definitely First Graders.
     
  5. cowboyman

    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    If we really want to go down the injury list then throw in Asiata who is crucial from the bench for us and has been for years...

    Just lapping it up. Like I said I sat here very quietly listening to the smugness and those poor old cowgirls etc etc. Pays to not go off too early as some have now found out.
     
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    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    Robson will play for Australia. He is class. The new rules suit his style to a tee. Drinkwater and Clifford are both better then Mann already although that’s not that big of an accomplishment.

    Morgan has been playing busted for a couple years now. His shoulder popped out 5 times in the first 2 rounds this year before going under the knife. Last time he was fully healthy for a run of games was the 2017 run and we all know how well he played during that finals campaign.
     
  7. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Bill Peden

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    I think Robsons good but won’t play for Australia. I think harry grant will be in his way

    I also think you’re better off with Drinkwater and Clifford as your halves. Don’t think Morgan has it anymore
     
  8. cowboyman

    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    Yea didn’t think about Grant to be fair. He has done his trade in the Q-Cup and killing it now. He might have Brandon Smith in his way when he returns to the Storm though.

    Interesting to note Robson and Grant are the same age but it was Robson that made junior kangaroos over Grant.

    Morgan to centre would be the dream.
     
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  9. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Talk about deluded, have you watched Mann? His been killing it.

    You caught us on and off day and out enthused us, well done, but I know who's more likely to be in the top 4 the next 2-3 years.

    Enjoy Lolo, he'll be about the only star in your team.
     
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    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    You won’t be winning anything or be a serious threat while ever Mann is the number 6. Throw Drinkwater into your 6 and we have a different story but sadly for you he is a Cowboy.

    We have the Hammer to go along with Thor that is Taumalolo :dude:
     
  11. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'll stand by my Mann!
     
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    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    You’ll fall by his side then.
     
  13. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Funnily enough Mann has more tries, line breaks, tackle breaks and try assists than Drinkwater.

    But by all means, please, continue to talk out of your arse.
     
  14. The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd

    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Ben Donaldson

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    Ive not been a fan men until recently. But lols, that’s a funny post if true.
     
  15. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Drinkwater runs around like a drunk bloke on the field honestly offers nothing.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Isn't it funny that central coast boy Drinkwater comes from a famous Newcastle sporting family, and Winton boy Kurt Mann comes from a few hundred kilometers from Townsville.
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Ben Donaldson

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    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    Yet goes into hiding when the going gets tough. Re Panthers game.

    Also has many years on Drinkwater. We shall revisit this by the end of next year.

    Drinkwater is a class above Mann :lol:
     
  19. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    You don’t have anything to back that up. I suppose we will see at the end of the year when Mann is playing finals football and Drinkwater isn’t.
     
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    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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    Drinkwater in his first season as a 5/8th second season of NRL. Mann is run of the mill journeyman.

    Lordy said over the next 2-3 years the Knights will be challenging. I said not with Mann. If Drinkwater was there over that duration you’d have a much better chance once he has a season of experience. The class is there for all to see. Something Mann don’t have.

    59 FG games of experience compared to over 600 or 700 I believe it was on the weekend. Drinkwater and Clifford controlled that game from the outset. They both got dally m votes I believe.
     

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