Round 8: Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Sunday at 2:04 PM.
  1. Knights 13+

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Knights 1-12

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. Draw

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

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. Sea Eagles 13+

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    SUNDAY 5TH JULY, 2020 @ 4:05PM
    LOTTOLAND, SYDNEY

    OFFICIALS


    REFEREE: GRANT ATKINS
    SIDELINE OFFICIALS: DAVE MUNRO AND BELINDA SHARPE
    VIDEO REFEREES: JARED MAXWELL AND BRYAN NORRIE

    LOWER GRADES

    JERSEY FLEGG CUP: COMPETITION CANCELLED

    NSW CUP: COMPETITION CANCELLED

    KNIGHTS TEAM

    1. KALYN PONGA
    2. EDRICK LEE
    3. ENARI TUALA
    4. BRADMAN BEST
    5. HYMEL HUNT
    6. KURT MANN
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE (C)
    8. DAVID KLEMMER
    9. ANDREW MCCULLOUGH
    10. DANIEL SAIFITI
    11. LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
    12. SIONE MATA'UTIA
    13. HERMAN ESE'ESE

    14. TEX HOY
    15. JACOB SAIFITI
    16. AIDAN GUERRA
    17. PASAMI SAULO

    18. TAUTAU MOGA
    19. BRODIE JONES
    20. PHOENIX CROSSLAND
    21. JOSH KING

    INFO

    MATCH CENTRE
    STATS

    UPCOMING MILESTONES

    - HERMAN ESE'ESE REQUIRES 2 MORE GAMES TO REACH 50 NRL GAMES FOR THE KNIGHTS

    - AIDAN GUERRA REQUIRES 3 MORE GAMES TO REACH 200 NRL GAMES
     
  2. danknights

    danknights Tony Butterfield

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    Manly getting smashed. Next week will be interesting.
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The video session should be on last week's game, not this week's.
    Manly will bounce back, and hopefully, so will we.
     
  4. JOJO82

    JOJO82 Jason Temu

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    So manly got belted....can history repeat and we get flogged by them just like the cowboys game
     
  5. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Steve Simpson

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    As OB said, Manly, and really every opponent is irrelevant. Focus on your own performances.

    That's what the top teams do best, no matter who they are playing they turn out a consistent performance. They flog the lesser teams and compete hard against contenders.

    If we can't develop that mindset we are never going to rise above a club that sometimes makes the finals.
     
  6. alexwilliams

    alexwilliams Matt White

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    Best to slot straight back in.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Moga get a run either
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Moga doesn't get a run this week, after most of our outside backs had ordinary games, he isn't getting a run.
     
  8. cowboyman

    cowboyman Matthew Gidley

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  9. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Both us and Manly were awful to the extreme.

    I know we all think Ponga just puts it on not giving a crap, am I the only one wondering if its an act or not?
     
  10. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'd be happy to see Best and Moga straight into the Centre's with the other 2 being given a rest.

    Also drop a forward and give Psaulo a run as a wake up call. Not sure who but someone big to make a statement that sh!!!t attitudes wont be tolerated.
     
  11. danknights

    danknights Tony Butterfield

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    Pongas cool attitude doesn't fly with me......work hard every play you tosser. All good to be a "freak" at training but trainings not playing 80 minutes against tougher opposition.
     
  12. daniels

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    To be fair to all the play makers last week, we were dominated in the middle and its hard for them to shine when that happens.
    I don't remember Ponga being actively bad, he just wasn't good. The kick into the legs was a shocker though, our short kicking game is just bad in general, we have a dedicated kicking coach, that bloke needs to get sacked.
     
  13. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No, our million dollar half back just needs to take those kids, Mann is capable with the grubber as well.

    Leave Ponga for mid field bombs.
     
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    Kurriboy Steve Simpson

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    I don't buy the our forwards were dominated so our halves have an excuse.

    That is fine to an extent, but when we get down there, and attacking their line the forwards either did their job or we got a free pass with 6 again or a penalty. Either way that is the halves time to shine and they failed. The forwards aren't to blame when we are attacking within their 20.

    Same for getting quality clearing kicks away from half way etc. These were poor against Cows and generally Pearce kicks the ball on the full straight to a defender, literally the defender doesn't have to even move most times. Other quality halves you see splitting defenders, finding the ground etc.
     
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  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tex Hoy saying he went to 5/8 and Mann went to lock on the weekend.
    I wonder if Glasby stayed fit the plan would have been to take Mann off early and replace him with Hoy again.
    I think Hoy actually did OK as a running 5/8. I'd be happy to see him get that job for 80 if Mann was out for any reason.
     
  16. JOJO82

    JOJO82 Jason Temu

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    Mann looked to be our biggest running threat other than ponga in the dying stages.
     
  17. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Well you should, Joey is the only halfback to ever play well behind a beaten pack.
     
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    Ballsout Marc Glanville

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    Both our halves were muted the majority of the game due to the way Cowboys edge defenders were getting up so damn fast (Hess in particular)

    Add to that constantly kicking into touch on 5th put a stop to Ponga Lee and Hunt getting the set started on the front foot

    Cowboys just played smarter and Knights didnt really adjust untill the second half
     
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