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Match Discussion: Round 25 vs Panthers @ Panthers Stadium

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Sep 1, 2019.

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Who will win? Round 25: Panthers v Knights

Poll closed Sep 8, 2019.
  1. Penrith Panthers 13+

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  2. Penrith Panthers 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. perverse

    perverse Referee

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    Our best got better, and our worse got even more abysmal. It was a season of extremes. Ultimately our shit attitude sees us finish where we belong. I'm not surprised, I predicted we could finish as low as 12th... I'm just disappointed.
     
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  2. Jono078

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    I have serious concerns about the club.

    I really thought this year would be a real reflection of the past 3 years efforts to rebuild and remould the club.

    Now I feel like we are back to dot one and a re-build will be necessary.

    IT's going to be the same blokes lining up next year. We now know mentally how quickly they crack. You can't just change that with a new coach.
     
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  3. NoSchitSherlock

    NoSchitSherlock Juniors

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    Insult to injury. They can't even get woes and commit to doing better next game.
    A long break, lots of rests and vacations then ease into the pre-season.
    Next year will be rinse and repeat.
     
  4. turdo

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    Hope Pearce gets an ESL offer too good to refuse and O’B puts a rocket up these forwards
     
  5. Jono078

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    How does one team have a defense line like this over the past 4 games!

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    We are like bipolar or something.

    in 2 games we concede a total of 10 and then another two we concede 100. That's a f**king 100% increase from best to worst.
     
  6. slotmachine

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    Wouldn't get too worked up over a completely meaningless game away from home.
     
  7. Bartwah

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    This reflects the piss poor attitude the team has. So which of the 17 were you today? Just because it’s a meaningless game, doesn’t mean you should let in over 50 f$&@ing points
     
  8. Yosh

    Yosh First Grade

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    Thank God that's over... I don't mean the game, I mean the season because that was atrocious...
     
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  9. Mr_Knightside

    Mr_Knightside Juniors

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    While it’s true that this game didn’t mean anything in the context of the season it’s still a big slap in the face for all the fans. Biggest problem at this club is that the players seem to be ok with being embarrassed every second week.
     
  10. newyboy

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    Then they should be donating the pay to charity.
     
  11. Sydney Knight

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    Hate to be one of those people but 10 v 100 = 1,000% increase

     
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  12. Sydney Knight

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    As a fan I don't expect win every week and if we get physically outmuscled by top teams on occasions I could have accepted that as part of where we are but getting outenthused and completely outmuscled by other bottom 8 teams like Penrith, Tiger's x 2 and the Bulldogs is hard to take.
     
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  13. Knight Vision

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    spare a thought for Star Toa, his debut game in the NRL. A dream come true for the young fella and his team mates introduce him to first grade in that manner.

    Not only do they have no respect for themselves no respect for the club but no respect for their team mates. The clubs leadership and culture must suck.
     
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  14. Sydney Knight

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    Same type of debut that was dished up to Bradman Best

     
  15. Knight76

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    Yeah, and his mother out to Australia for the first time.

    As above, Best got the same dished up for his.

    This team has no heart.

    Should do what Bellamy does, but make the mongrels go work for a living doing brick laying for the first month of the pre-season.
     
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  16. Knight Vision

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    The culture needs to change - this is obvious.

    My guess is this O'brien fella will make a bold statement on attitude through some shock selections when he arrives.

    Regardless of position, pay grade or reputation if you dont put in you dont get to wear the jersey.

    I'd rather us get flogged with a kid out there giving his all and busting his gut for the jersey than us getting flogged with an over paid primadonna.
     
  17. Yosh

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    At least Toa got that awesome intercept try.
     
  18. newyboy

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    This.
     
  19. Reflector

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    What I'd be doing is researching what the average Newcastle 1st grade player got paid a season in the clubs' formative years. Then share that with the team, let it sink in that those guys were (virtually) all part-timers who also worked a regular job. Get some of those "old boys" in to share stories about the culture of those early teams and how it manifested on the field (like that story Matty Johns told about the player with the shattered testicle who stayed in the defending line the full set). Get, say:

    Joey Johns
    The Chief
    Tony Butterfield
    Mark Sargent
    Danny Buderus
    Billy Peden

    Have players like that on a rotating roster, and through the season they take it in turns to spend a week with the team- at training, speaking with them after training, before the game etc. talking about the culture that was instilled in the team, sharing stories from their playing days that reflect that culture, explaining how and why the home ground was a fortress etc. Because along with St George, I can't think of another team in the NRL who appear to have strayed further from the original values that once made them a successful and relevant club.
     
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