Match Discussion: Round 12 vs Sharks @ McDonald Jones Stadium

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Who will win? Round 12: Knights v Sharks

Poll closed May 27, 2018.
  1. Newcastle Knights 13+

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  2. Newcastle Knights 1-12

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  4. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 1-12

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  5. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 13+

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  1. slotmachine

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    Brown seems comfortable to keep picking sione and starting the game at -6 or -12
     
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    There’s not much to say really is there?

    If it was just a couple of players hurting us all the time then they could easily be dropped (not that that we have anyone decent to replace them with) but unfortunately at the moment the majority of the squad is just not up to standard.

    I don’t really know what Brown should or could to do to be honest.

    When Pearce went down I said we wouldn’t win another game and I can’t see that changing...if anything I’m just more convinced.

    They’ve just completely shat the bed since he’s been gone and it really shows just how much composure he was giving the side.

    It was obvious early on that we didn’t have the talent to compete with the top sides but we were at least good enough to compete and score some wins against the other lower teams but they’ve completely lost the plot without Pearce. You can coach teams during the week as much as you want to make the right decisions, not drop their bundle under pressure, etc. but at the end of the day if you’ve got no composure or leadership on the field it’s going to be ugly.

    Just really disappointing but I don’t know where we go from here.
     
  3. slotmachine

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    He bought three quarters of the players that took the field today.

    What he should be doing is coaching them to be better but that seems beyond him.
     
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    How would you even know what is being or not being coached?

    I would be very surprised if what we are seeing come out on the field in the past 4 weeks is what is being coached.

    The players we’ve bought in have been the shining lights this season.
     
  5. Spot On

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    Pearce isn't saving this mob. Yes he would make a big difference but the problems are much bigger. Pearce may have been able to guide us to a win against the Titans but that's it.
     
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    Then it is time to flick a few for whoever is in reserves because they can not be much worse. Something has to be done.
     
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    Let me clarify: I’m not saying Pearce will save them. What I’m saying is that while still obviously not good enough to compete with the top sides, we were at least able to win against the other lower teams. Hell without Pearce we couldn’t even keep our shit together long enough to stop the Titans with 12 men.

    We were obviously never going to suddenly come out and be world beaters this year, but it was clear that we had improved a lot, but now without Pearce we’re clearly a different side to the one from the first 8 rounds.
     
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    I’m fine with that, but the problem is 80% of them deserve to be dropped at the moment which is just not realistic.

    At the start of the year when we were going well I thought it would help to drop Sione and Ross because they seemed to be the worst but now they’re all making similar errors. Hell even Ponga for all is talent comes up with some clangers.

    I really just don’t know what we should do and I really think that anyone that says they know is just guessing. I don’t envy Brown. He had the right idea with Pearce and he certainly helped the squad but there’s nobody else that can offer that...hence why I was so f**king depressed when he went down.
     
  9. Spot On

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    Gotta start somewhere. 4 changes at least for next week. That's close to a quarter. Maybe one more depending on the fitness of the reggies players.
     
  10. slotmachine

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    Not happening. Brown said in presser the side out there today plus King and Dennis (LOL) are it for next week.
     
  11. Spot On

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    Just lol then.

    Deserve everything we get.

    How is Buhrer playing firsts anymore? He was gased after 5 minutes.
     
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    Who would you guys bring in?
     
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    Did Yates kick Brown's dog?

    Denniss is woeful but I would have brought him in for Sione after he made the same defensive error for the 15th time 2 months ago. Naden a chance also.

    You cant have griffin, levi and buher in the same side.
     
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    If that's the best we can do we're f**ked
     
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    So basically we have nobody? I’m not trying to make a point btw, I don’t watch reserve grade much so I was hoping we’d have a forward or two deserving of selection. I know we’re f**ked for halves and outside backs.
     
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    NSW Cup is coming last and they are a bad bad side.
     
  18. Spot On

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    Any of the back 5 in todays reserves, Yates, Amey, Saulo.

    Why not?

    Brown already said King will be back.
     
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    Firsts are a bad, bad side and will be coming last after Parra get us twice.
     
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    Wtf does he see in King?? I have never seen it.
     

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