Round 9: Newcastle Knights vs Canterbury Bulldogs

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, May 5, 2019.

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed May 11, 2019.
  1. Knights 13+

    16 vote(s)
    76.2%
  2. Knights 1-12

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Draw

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

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

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I wonder if Herman being on his old home ground is what got Him fired up?
     
  2. AlbertWillScore97

    AlbertWillScore97 Adrian Shelford

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    The dragons game was interesting, it had some parallels to the knights match as they were all over the warriors in the first half yet fell away completely in the second half. The knights have held solid leads the last 3 weeks at halftime and yet let their opposition get back into a winnable position, so to regroup and actually finish the job is a great step in the right direction (almost as good as Ponga's step today :p ). As much as I think Gould is a total muppet, he's always made the solid point that 'it's hard to win a game twice' but its something the Knights have done so well the last few games.
     
  3. knights22

    knights22 Sean Rudder

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    Lee got hurt with under 15 mins remaining, if they were going to bring Mann into the spine, they should of done it earlier then that.
     
  4. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    I was thinking Brown was seeing how Levi would go given the 80 minutes.

    He was gassed but still effective.

    Re dsaf better than Klem. Dsaf doesnt have the motor to be better than Klem.
     
  5. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    His done a few 65+ minute stints in the past few years when we had no ball.
    In short i think his got the motor, just needs the mindset to go with it on a weekly bases
     
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  6. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Maybe, we will see.

    Klemmer does stints like that every week, and churns out the meters and post contact.

    Dsaf has the potential, I am still far from convinced he is going to amount to anywhere near his proper ceiling. Nor his brother.
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Marty Crequer

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    Didn't say saf was better. He was only given 15 mins in the second half. Hardly a chance to prove you have the motor. Not necessarily saying that I think he does, klems just a proven performer.
     
  8. Rob

    Rob Marty Crequer

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    Those pcm aren't through making breaks or anything, he has 2 or 3 tacklers on him. Do you think that causes a slow ptb, stifles attack?
     
  9. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    That is what I was responding to, that he could be better.
     
  10. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Never said it was from making breaks, wouldn't expect Dsaf to make too many breaks either.

    No, I don't think it stifles attack at all. Especially this year with the length of time players are being allowed to hold down in the ruck.
     
  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Do you reply to post saying the same as the post you replied to just to say it in a way that makes sense to you?
     
  12. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nor did i, klem is way above Saifiti.
    I was just pointing out to you that his done some big minutes in the past under major pressure.
     
  13. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    You really have a hardon for me don't you!
     
  14. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No, i think your the type of guy that likes the sound of his own voice.
     
  15. Rob

    Rob Marty Crequer

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    I think theres a fair argument there as to the type of impact either player has...hard to get point across on a forum
     
  16. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Well it appears the posts I make really get under your skin eh.t that likes the sound of

    Funny in 6 months more than me on the site you have made some 3k+ more posts than me. Who is the one that likes the sound of their own voice again?

    So the quote you made above saying I replied to you (I assume) saying the same thing in my words. I did not do.

    What I said was, maybe we will see if Dsaf has the motor and can be as good or come close to Klem.

    I went on to also say, that I don't see it happening, that I don't see Dsaf reaching his full potential at all.

    I also said the Klem does those sorts of minutes every week, and churns out the meters also.

    Not sure where I said the same as your post I replied to, it seems to me I was making a point in counter of your personally.
     
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  17. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Sean Rudder

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    Think most played ok if not entirely smart but was disappointed more with Watson, Barnett and Gavet. Watson is all go go go but tend to make mistakes, give away penalties and stand with raised arms when things go against him/team. I know his tackle count was high. Barnett isnt making busts, again effort isn’t the problem just lacking something that makes him a first grader, bench maybe. Gavet is only an effort player if opportunity exists, goes missing in action at times and walks back on side when needed in line. Not smart, aggressive but a niggly player has many penalties in him
     
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  18. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Wayne Richards

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    I thought Watson was good today, he’s always around the ball. But I agree he doesn’t need play to the whistle and against titans we really payed for that
    Was evident again today
     
  19. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If barnett isnt the answer then who is? because his numbers are better than the bloke he replaced in basically every category
     
  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga isn't getting dally m points for doing one or two good things this year, but he is so much better than he was last year.
    Last year he'd do almost as many bad things as good things, but because the brilliant touches were so unexpected in a guy so young, everyone was raving about him and giving him dally m points for having a nice smile almost.
    This year his mistake rate is way down on last year, and his good touches are not getting the same glowing reviews because we have come to expect them from him.
    Last year he improved rapidly all season, and this year I think he has improved a lot as well.
    He is a genuine top class player this year.
    Last year he showed the potential to be one, but you never quite knew if he was going to do something brilliant, or an epic fail.
     
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