Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by ImTheMan, Jul 16, 2017.
The irony of a Parra fan asking what its like to be a knights fan......
At least we had the 1997 and 2001 premierships.
Has Parramatta had anything in your lifetime?
Have a chat to some Parra fans. Parramatta still hasn't recovered from the period that he coached them.
Embarrassed? I've seen my team win two premierships and many, many thrilling games over my time playing. This period sucks, absolutely, but how can I be embarrassed? A side that is trying to rebuild, kids that are having a dig most - for some every - week; where's the embarrassment? My skin is thick enough to handle the "creative and witty" (/s) remarks of most rugby league fans.
I dont mind it. It will make the later success that much more enjoyable....
my favourite years watching were 2008/09, partially because we were coming off the terrible 2007. We put together a rag-tag team no one expected anything of and put in some great performances.
i never got much out of the Tinkler/Bennett years, because we tried to buy success. I much prefer us developing juniors, bringing in journeymen. If a superstar just walks into the team and wins us everything, it feels like the premiership belongs to someone else.
But this is probably just me....
I think i could live with it tbh
I much prefer coaches who shape a game plan to the players they have, rather than force the same boring tactics on everyone. See; Bennett, Wayne.
The Smithy years were fun.
I remember one game against Penrith when Smith was in charge, and he'd named Houston at 5/8. This was back when Gidley was named at fullback but essentially given permission to do whatever the f**k he wanted. Pretty sure we smashed Penrith that night.
We got the spoon in 2005 but that run of wins at the end of the season were some of the greatest games I've seen. Not embarrassed by that.
No one expects you to win anything for a couple more seasons. You are playing pretty some good footy at times. Things will start turning about more seriously and for the longer term say 2019/2020.
It's a good journey to be on. We know all about that. Hang in there.
I was going to add that in the club games, i have watched live, I have only ever seen three players entirely dominate a game.
Regrettably none of them my Souths players (!) but one was an guy called....
And Souths got smashed, but i knew I had just seen something wholly remarkable and never to be forgotten.
Taree boy I think.
The talent will return.
If your players are of the quality and class of Trent, you should be very proud .
Keep your chin up. Get rid of that Brock Lam and work on some young halves, your young team will sprout. You have some great young forwards and speed/skill in the three quarters
Brown's Babes as in 1977-79 Baths Babes will emerge
If you had all the heroes and were playing badly, you'd have a problem. But you have a team of stragglers and kids playing their backsides off every week, punching well above their weight consistently. You are competitive. He's a bloody good coach.
I wasn't even going to buy into this BS thread...but then the story on Hokko came through and I thought I'd just reflect on reading that and say "what do you think?"
Exactly I think our sides of 2014-15 were worse than our sides of 2016-17
have to say being a NSW & knights supporter has been tough the last few years .. wins are hard to come by
Needs more Im the Man...
The best thing going for the knights is their fans,they stick pretty solid....the fact their young team plays with plenty of heart helps....true blue collar league town.
Our 2014 squad had a rough start with Mullen's preseason injury and McKinnon's injury and we didn't have a first grade standard hooker to fill Bedsy's role. But they still finished the season relatively strong with some amazing wins with only one real downer performance struggling to get up for the Rise for Alex round.
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