Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by rhugh89, May 5, 2019.
His goal kicking looks alot better also.
Has anyone had a read of the Bulldogs forum? They are so bitter and twisted after a loss, I know sometimes on here we get upset but they are almost psychopathic.
I also LOL at how much some of them hate the Knights because we have Klemmer.
Watson left the sheds last night in a moon boot and apparently has a heal issue.
Info from Toohey's Twitter.
We need to sign him up to a big long term deal. When he loses his step and agility in 8 years then he can become a half.
Hard to sympathise when the Bulldogs play like they did in the first half and we should have been up by twice as much as halftime. Should have never been a contest 70 minutes in.
The Warriors got lucky Ben Hunt had 2015 GF moments again which led to two of their tries. Dragons win that game if it wasn't for that.
Ponga is already playing in the halves.
2 line break assists
1 try assist
3 kicks for 54 metres
37 pass receipts
zero line break assists
zero try assists
zero kicks for zero metres
20 receipts (several of them were when he stood at dummy half when Levi was tackled)
15 passes (several from dummy half)
18 kicks for 440 metres
74 pass receipts
Well I said it would take half this season to gel and play good enough footy to be competitive , but the boys are starting to gel already .Earlier than I expected but it will still take a while to get to there best , the thing I like the most is playing for the whole 80 min and not giving up half way thru the second half .
Another 5 or 6 weeks of believing in them selves and we will be able to beat anyone ...
I see what your saying, I was more meaning turning him into the player we tried to in the first few rounds where he is the dominant half. 5/8 is still an issue, but in saying that Watson and Brown have probably finally realised he can’t ball play and credit to them he isn’t trying too any more. I think Watson is finding his role slowly, he will win us some games off his efforts but probably lose us some too.
I don't think Ponga will ever be the dominant half. He is a creative, play what you see in front of you player. He is always going to need a game managing half alongside that does most of the kicks and manages the game.
I would Leave Ponga at F/Back for 4 or 5 years and then maybe to 6 but not yet It was worth a go though , but there's a lot to be said for a Running , ball playing F/B with a kicking game.
Personally I like Watson at 6 a I would just leave him there as long as Danny is playing well (which he is ) . Watson does everything at 100% he tackles well he runs well and when need be he can and does pass well ..
I was a big Levi fan then for the last 12 months or so , not so much but he has come good and is thankfully making me eat my words and good on him .
Pearce is playing good footy too he runs hard and tackles hard but I wish he wouldn't throw that arm out like he did on the weekends game , that's how he got hurt before ..
Well he is 21 still, who really knows what kind of player he could develop into in 10 years. Some of the great halves like Thurston, Lockyer, Cronk etc. probably didn't come into grade with all their game managing skills immediately I would imagine.
Why does it need a time frame put on it? Ponga shouldn't be moved from fullback unless for good reason. Such as him slowing down or leg injuries.
Dally M Points
3 - Mitchell Pearce
2 - David Klemmer
1 - Aiden Tolman
Judge: Dene Halatau
Aiden Toman, good one ex bulldog
If Pearce keeps playing like he has been and doesn't play origin or get injured he could be a real contender this year.
Ese'ese out-performed Tolman and Tolman played alot more minutes, Not sure how Tolman was even in the conversation for Dally M Points
Minutes - 26
Runs - 14
Metres - 144
Post Contact Metres - 47
Tackle Breaks - 8
Tackles - 15
Missed Tackles - 0
Tackle Efficiency - 100%
NRL Fantasy Points - 53
Supercoach Points - 68
Minutes - 65
Runs - 16
Metres - 148
Post Contact Metres - 46
Tackle Breaks - 0
Tackles - 38
Missed Tackles - 2
Tackle Efficiency - 90.5%
NRL Fantasy Points - 50
Supercoach Points - 66
agree... the finding touch kicks is a good place to start him off, building confidence, vision and patience he could develop into a great half 5yrs time
Funny how people see the game differently. I thought Glasby was our best. Effective on both sides of the ball and came up with some tough carries when we on the back foot. Definitely his best game for us.
I reckon we probably need to watch a game about 3 times to get a good idea of who done what. You need 24 eyes and a slow motion camera to keep up in real time. A week or so ago watching the game live I asked myself is Fitzy out there. I then seen him getting points by forum members so I watched again and he was very good.
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