I dunno. I like Hynes. We would have ruined his career. I hope he does well.Nicho Hynes leading the Sharks to a grand final qualifier..
If only we had the foresight and balls to move an ageing Pearce on and put ourselves in the running for Hynes (or Reynolds).
Trying to hold onto Pearce for an extra year has really set us back. One of the worst decisions the club has made in recent times.
I know, it’s like as Knights fans we’re continuously locked out of the cool kids club. As in the teams that actually play positive and entertaining footy. It really is like we’re playing a different sport.Watching the finals makes me even more angry. Rugby League is such an amazing sport. Why the £*#k do we have to be so crap for so many years.
I mean, the game was thoroughly entertaining but it had little to do with the skill on display. I don't think either team played that well really.I was thinking similar. Look how hard those players ran and tackled today. That was a brutal game.
Very sadly, the Knights are so far behind their pace ... and these were 2 teams that finished in the lower half of the top 8.
I am really hoping the club is watching Rohan Smith closely over in the UK. What he has done with Leeds is pretty incredible. Apple has not fallen far from the tree. Has old man Brian’s tactical nous. That club were an absolute rabble when he took over. Running second last mid season. They have now made the finals and are the form side of the comp.
Exactly. I don't need the Knights to be showy, flashy, or skillful. We never were in the pre-Johns era.I mean, the game was thoroughly entertaining but it had little to do with the skill on display. I don't think either team played that well really.
I wish I could not care about the team until we start getting good, then just jump back on the bandwagon. Unfortunately all of us here, I’m sure, just can’t do that.I know, it’s like as Knights fans we’re continuously locked out of the cool kids club. As in the teams that actually play positive and entertaining footy. It really is like we’re playing a different sport.
I’m born and raised in Brissy and only ever visited Newcastle 4 times in my life, yet I’ve got more passion for the club than most of our players.Now, the Knights players are mostly there because they're being paid to (not because they want to represent Newcastle) and a lot of them wouldn't get a run at any other NRL club. Newcastle doesn't intimidate anyone anymore, and the main reason other clubs want to beat us is because, really, they don't want to lose to the Knights.
Same. I remember a quote from -somewhere- at about that time. It said that Newcastle (up to that point) was "everyone's 2nd favourite team ... until they thumped you!"What I do know is when we start winning again and being successful, I will not be feeling sorry for any of the other 16 sides when we beat them. I want to feel that expectation of victory when we in our golden era of 1997-2001. Could be a while but man I miss that.