Match Discussion: Round 13 vs Eels @ ANZ Stadium

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Who will win? Round 13: Eels v Knights

Poll closed Jun 2, 2018.
  1. Parramatta Eels 13+

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  2. Parramatta Eels 1-12

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  4. Newcastle Knights 1-12

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  5. Newcastle Knights 13+

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  1. Loose Cannon

    Loose Cannon Juniors

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    Re Sione, Yes, Yes, Yes.

    Good game last night (his first in months). He could wear the 15 (if he gets signed) when Ramien gets here. And will be much better for it. If he can’t stand up to the backrowers load, there is no spot for him. Don’t wish any further harm from his brain bouncing around his skull, but he isn’t a turnstile infield, and we can’t afford to cater to his deficiencies for his personal wellbeing.

    And before the apologists claim he was moved to fill the teams weaknesses, I am aware of our problems in that area, but defensively he is hardly better than leaving the 3 empty.

    He scored last night, and came close a second time, from the same play. It was Levi to a battering ram, near the posts. Seems like a forward play to me.
     
  2. Old dog

    Old dog Juniors

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    Not sure anyone is making complete sense of Sione, Ross, Denniss etc but changing a winning side does not reward the team. If Ross had been playing brilliantly then, if fit, he would be given his position, same would go for Sione if out injured. Denniss played well, not brilliant but as good or better than Ross, Sione played better than Ross has been doing so team should stay. Circumstances would be different with others, Ponga would be an automatic return as will Esee because his game is much better than some of those that played.
     
  3. Hit and Spin

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    Denniss must stay. He is a bigger body and Rossy just doesn't break the line any more and gets monstered by the opposing Centres who now all run at him. Simple decision. No room for Ross Dog.
     
  4. Noname36

    Noname36 First Grade

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    I did think he was injured but then you kept going on about how he was dropped so I assumed I must have missed something and he was dropped for poor form or something.

    I don’t understand why you’re crying then if he wasn’t dropped.
     
  5. Mr_Knightside

    Mr_Knightside Juniors

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    Had the game recorded and just watched it. Good win by the boys, I was most impressed by our attitude and intent.

    To be fair we were probably unlucky not to have another 3 or 4 tries to really blow that scoreline out, Buhrer’s pass to Cogger and Denniss’ “forward” pass to Sio etc.

    That being said I hope this win doesn’t come as fool’s gold. Parra we’re dead set toothless and injuries during the game didn’t make it any better for them. We were definitely more enthusiastic and deserved to win comfortably but I want to see that sort of attitude and agression against a good side and we’ve got two of them coming up in the Roosters and Storm. I’m not necessarily expecting us to win either of those games but we need to start pushing these teams a bit, so far against some potential top 4 sides we’ve been thrashed and the difference between our best and worst is still pretty big.

    If we can pull out a spirited 80 minute performance in our next couple of games and stay with these teams then I will start to believe we’ve turned a corner because at this stage we were still terrible for 4 straight weeks and one win where we beat up an under strength Parra side coming last doesn’t do enough to convince me that we’re a good team all of a sudden.
     
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  6. K-Man

    K-Man Juniors

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    What were people's thoughts on that Buhrer pass no try ruling? I know the ref called held, but imo there is absolutely no way a held call would have been made if, for example, Buhrer was reaching out for the try line, or was inside the in-goal area struggling to get the ball down, where we see players given an eternity to wriggle around long after their momentum has ceased. Jamie had only just made it down to ground level and immediately got the pass away.

    I'm cynical, but to me it just screamed of the type of play that's given a try if it's one of the big teams. It was too spectacular to be a legitimate play by the Knights.
     
  7. PhilGould

    PhilGould Juniors

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    He still had momentum and the ball-carrying arm hadn't touched the ground. Should've been a try. Ref called held because his view was obstructed.
     
  8. Spot On

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    Try everyday of the week. Wouldn't have happened that way for the 'big' clubs.

    The 2 refs in that game are of pretty poor standard tbh.

    Ivan Cleary must be getting fed up with some of the stuff his side has to put up with too. How the hell they didn't blow off side penalties against the Roosters in the last few minutes when Tigers were camped on the try line yesterday was a joke.
     
  9. slotmachine

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    Tigers were robbed against the broncs too. They should be in the top 4
     
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