Rumour: Kalyn Ponga set to re-sign with the Knights

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by mullenmagic, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd

    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Leo Dynevor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Posts:
    1,179
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Asset Manager
    Location:
    Sydney
    I think credit for Kaylyns attitude and gratitude is owed a lot to his parents. I think he says so himself. Everyone knows what a grounded and hard working kid he is. That usually reflects on the parents for mine. Maybe Kaylyns Dad is living a bit through his son. Why not enjoy the ride so long as your heart and interests are with your sons future. The Dad should just look after Kaylyn’s interests. Most managers are pigs anyway so I see no drama keeping more cash in the family. One of the hottest commodities in Australian sport. Would be very lucky to keep him. Until we know otherwise let’s hope he lights the NRL up with the Knights for a little bit longer.
     
    Wobbles, Beaumont and Lefty like this.
  2. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Posts:
    8,171
    Occupation:
    Chairman of Marathon Stadium Forums.
    Location:
    Where I reside at.
    Aren't you taking the cowboys forum poster as gospel? Pot, Kettle lol.
     
  3. The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd

    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Leo Dynevor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Posts:
    1,179
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Asset Manager
    Location:
    Sydney
    settle now Sally. You’re a touchy little muffin on this matter. Your opinion is of sour grapes, the others are of optimism. Both understandable given history with the player.
     
  4. cowboyman

    cowboyman Tony Butterfield

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Posts:
    3,630
    Occupation:
    Hospitality
    Location:
    Hunter/UK
    My opinion is based on someone with years of accuracy within the Cowboys ranks. Not some gospel media article. Like I said whatever floats your boat.
     
  5. danknights

    danknights Ben Kennedy

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Posts:
    3,548
    Gender:
    Male
    B.smiths father...... Wouldn't know too much inside cows territory nowadays would he?
     
  6. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Posts:
    7,857
    Location:
    N/A
    Barry Toohey probably has more of an idea about Ponga’s current situation than an insider at a club he hasn’t been part of for 3 years.

    But whatever floats your boat.
     
  7. cowboyman

    cowboyman Tony Butterfield

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Posts:
    3,630
    Occupation:
    Hospitality
    Location:
    Hunter/UK
    This is a different poster I’m talking about. B Smiths father rarely posts on the Cowboys forum now.
     
  8. danknights

    danknights Ben Kennedy

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Posts:
    3,548
    Gender:
    Male
    M
    Must've joined up the the purple army. Funny that. As for Ponga.....all the knights can hope for is playing finals keeps this kid around. Will be getting scouted from various codes for big $$$$
     
  9. cowboyman

    cowboyman Tony Butterfield

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Posts:
    3,630
    Occupation:
    Hospitality
    Location:
    Hunter/UK
    No idea what you’re on about in regards to the purple army. But this guy called Ponga’s debut well before any media outlet got a sniff, also said Drinkwater was on his way to Townsville well before any media outlet had a sniff. Was nailed on certain Holmes was a cowboy 2 years before arriving, he had no intention of ever staying at the Sharks and tried to force a move north in his last season for the Sharks which didn’t happen. Coincidently had his best season there at fullback so thanks to the Sharks for living in hope and trying to convince him to stay and play him in his desired position.

    As for Ponga well of course he is going to get a lot of money in his next contract. Media hype and ability does that. Did he back up that hype in 2019? For the most part I’d say no. Especially in the back end of the year he threw the towel in and got found out somewhat by other NRL teams as he has only, so far got one pet play which was easily defended for majority of 2019.
     
  10. KnightsUnite

    KnightsUnite Adam Cuthbertson

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2019
    Posts:
    33
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Can't disagree he really did throw in the towel , but he is young so hopefully he can party a bit less this year and play some footy not everyone is joey johns and can combine the both ;)
     
    Still_Nutty likes this.
  11. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Dean Carney

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Posts:
    745
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    Northern Suburbs
    We have so much riding on this kid, his opportunities and ability will go a long way towards our ladder results, sure , but this is a team sport everyone needs to put in to make it successful.

    Look I don't want to get onto the KP band wagon , but one thing for sure he needs to - not read the papers or Listen to head noise about how good he is, show us how good he is on the Paddock work hard and keep a level head not get a big one.

    Lattrel should be a good example of what can go wrong.
     
  12. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Timana Tahu

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Posts:
    3,058
    I reckon we finish top 4 or looking like it this year or KP is gone. He will want to be with a contender.
     
  13. R_A

    R_A Mark Hughes

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Posts:
    2,949
    Location:
    Sydney
    I don't believe anything anyone says because no one really knows what the Ponga's will do. That much is probably true.

    But I guess if people throw enough s**t on a wall something will stick I guess.
     
  14. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Posts:
    5,832
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Muscle checking and manipulation of greyhounds.
    Location:
    Windale
    You wouldn't think they'd build a nice new home if they didn't plan on sticking around for at least the duration of his contract. The Family is very happy and settled and with Brown gone that increases the chances of him staying. Anyone close to someone within the team will know how that relationship went South.
     
  15. cowboyman

    cowboyman Tony Butterfield

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Posts:
    3,630
    Occupation:
    Hospitality
    Location:
    Hunter/UK
    What if he has a falling out with the new coach? Is he going to throw the towel in again?

    Guys earning his money can build and sell houses at the drop of a hat these days. It’s not that big of a move on the go when you’re earning as much as him and young like he is.
     
  16. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Posts:
    8,171
    Occupation:
    Chairman of Marathon Stadium Forums.
    Location:
    Where I reside at.
    Every chance hey!

    Can't blame him, his a super talent and I'd hate to see him kill his career if we can't stop being a basket case or "rebuilding".
     
    Kurriboy likes this.
  17. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Timana Tahu

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Posts:
    3,058
    I wouldn't blame him at all. We nabbed a superstar no doubt on the promise we were on the up, can't blame him if we don't keep our end of the deal.

    This is a very important season coming up for the Knights. Plenty of talent coming off the books after next year and if we look like basket cases again we are no chance of attracting any decent talent to join Pearce, Klemmer, and Ponga if he stays. And if O'Brien can get the team firing he will be a coach players want to play under.
     
    Wobbles likes this.
  18. Ethan

    Ethan Ben Kennedy

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Posts:
    3,593
    People talk like its the end of the world if Ponga was to leave ...Its not . there are a few good F/backs here in the grades .
    Best would be a good f/b and already is really , Lee would be good there as is Watson so it wouldn't be the end of the world and Best at 1 leaves a huge amount for else where ..
    I want Ponga to stay he is a talent but the team wouldn't die without him .
     
  19. Owey

    Owey Rodney Howe

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2018
    Posts:
    376
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    AU
    I think it is Toa's best position, probably Tex Hoys as well

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
     
  20. cowboyman

    cowboyman Tony Butterfield

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Posts:
    3,630
    Occupation:
    Hospitality
    Location:
    Hunter/UK
    Lee would be a good fullback? I’ve heard it all now. Would be an absolute disaster if Lee ever had to spend any time at fullback.
     

Share This Page