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Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by ryana87, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. ryana87

    ryana87 Juniors

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    ok, years over, lets look forward to the wonderful world of next year!

    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    3. Hymel Hunt
    4. Tautau Moga
    5. Edrick Lee
    6. ??? (maybe crossfield?)
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Jayden Brailey
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Mitch Barnett
    13. Tim Glasby

    Interchange:
    14. Connor Watson
    15. Jacob Saifiti
    16. Sione Mata'utia
    17. Herman Esse Esse
     
  2. Old dog

    Old dog Juniors

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    Talk is Ese’ese is gone so likely Gavet, King or Saulo
     
  3. slotmachine

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    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    3. Hymel Hunt
    4. Tautau Moga
    5. Edrick Lee
    6. Mann/Lino/Crossland
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Jayden Brailey
    10. Daniel Saifiti
    11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    12. Luke Capewell/New Signing
    13. Tim Glasby

    Interchange:
    14. Connor Watson
    15. Jacob Saifiti
    16. Mitch Barnett
    17. James Gavet
     
  4. mozza91

    mozza91 First Grade

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    Needs more SBW.
     
  5. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

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    Lol
     
  6. Knight Vision

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  7. Old dog

    Old dog Juniors

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    Given two, Stone and Ross are gone and likely 3-4 from 2019 and a further 4-5 from 2020 we will have a big turnover and new faces come start 2020.
    Big part of our problem is too much spent on a few players and therefor a lot of players on little lacking quality depth. You can fill your 30 with cheap players who will never play 1sts along with young developing players from u20’s but you need at least 20 players who can play well enough to fill a spot, if not you end up shuffling players to cover deficiencies in some positions. In some areas we are well stocked but we lack in others.
     
  8. Yosh

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    1. Ponga
    2. Lee
    3. Hunt
    4. Moga
    5. Jordan Kahu

    6. Crossland
    7. Pearce

    8. Klemmer
    9. Brailey
    10 DSaifiti
    11. Fitzy
    12. Alex Glenn
    13. Glasby

    14. Watson
    15. JSaifiti
    16. Barnett
    17. Mata'utai

    Barnett and Mata'utai can cover both middle and edge.

    Some random selections in there... Just to see what people think. Or what could be.
     
  9. Knight Vision

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    works for the Storm, but they as well as the Roosters have a few 3rd parties.

    Little or no 3rd parties is the real problem
     
  10. Knight Vision

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    1. Ponga
    2. Lee/ Best
    3. Hunt
    4. Moga
    5. SKD / Star Toa

    6. Crossland
    7. Pearce

    8. Klemmer
    9. Brailey
    10 DSaifiti
    11. Fitzy
    12. Capwell
    13. Glasby

    14. Watson
    15. JSaifiti
    16. Saulo / Mamoisea
    17. Mata'utai/ Barny

    18 Fermor
    19 Saulo / Mamoisea
     
  11. Silent Knight

    Silent Knight First Grade

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    Alex Glenn...

    [​IMG]

    Why not SBW?
     
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    NK Arsenal Juniors

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    1. Ponga
    2. Lee
    3. Hunt (please re-sign)
    4. Moga
    5. SKD
    6. Watson
    7. Pearce
    8. D Saifiti
    9. Brailey
    10. Klemmer
    11. Fitzgibbon
    12. Capewell (hopefully)
    13. Glasby

    14. Mann
    15. Mata’utia
    16. J Saifiti
    17. Barnett

    18. Toa
    19. Best
    20. Lino
    21. Gavet
    22. King
    23. Guerra
    24. Crossland
    25. Saulo
     
  13. Burns

    Burns First Grade

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    We need to start preparing for no Pearce. We need juniors to develop in the halves or its another 5 years in the wilderness.
     
  14. macavity

    macavity Coach

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    We have the following quality players for next year

    1 Ponga
    5 Lee
    7 Pearce (hopefully)
    8 Klemmer
    9 Brailey
    10 Saifiti
    13 Glasby

    14 Watson


    Every other position needs a serious review.
     
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  15. slotmachine

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    Think you're being unfair to SKD, Hunt and Fitz.
     
  16. perverse

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    Has Fitz really done anything since his hot run last year running off Pongas hip?

    I mean, I'm not unhappy to have him in the squad... but if he's your first pick second rower then your club might have to have a look at itself for mine.
     
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  17. macavity

    macavity Coach

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    SKD is old.

    Hunt is a squad filler. There’s a reason we are his 4th club.
     
  18. aqua_duck

    aqua_duck Coach

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    Watching manly today and Sharks this evening there's one area that I think we're so far behind the top 8 teams is in the edge backrow position. We've got Fitz who runs a good line and Barnett who's best attribute his toughness, meanwhile Manly destroyed us with Joel Thompson and Curtis Sironen and Cronulla put on a clinic in that area with Graham and Nikora.
    There's absolutely no point trying to throw money at centres and wingers when we just don't have any edge backrowers with any ball skill, Fitzy can run a good line but neither him nor Barnett can ball play nor are they a threat to run over an opposition half one on one like Thompson did to Lino.
     
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  19. Knight Vision

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    This
     
  20. Spot On

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    Fitzy is fine. So that's one we have but edge backrow has been balls for years so nothing new there.

    We need to find players to fill the spine.

    Brailey looks good at Cronulla. We'll see how he goes here.

    But we are kidding if we don't find another decent half to help Pearce out.

    We seem to like having a lot of blokes good at no particular position, playing in very important positions.
     

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