Mid season Dally M predictions

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  1. Noname36

    Noname36 First Grade

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    It’s just the usual scenario where opposition fans are incredibly salty that another club has a talented player so they feel the need to try and make supporters of the club he’s at feel shit without having any f**king idea themselves what will happen. Most of them probably the same people that were calling him an idiot for going to the Knights to begin with to “ruin his career” rather than stay in NQ where he’d be successful LOL.

    But yeah, at the end of the day he’s signed to the Knights for a long time anyway so either way we’re going to have him longer than the majority of the other clubs in the comp and after that who knows. NQ, the Sharks and Parra all highlight how quickly clubs can become contenders and then fall again unexpectedly.
     
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  2. Vic Mackey

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    Lol what? You think people WANT him to leave the knights? Who the f*#k wants to see the best young player in the past decade go to the Broncos/Roosters?

    Mate look at every Knights game day thread they play, people want the knights to do well. They deserve it.
     
  3. Haffa

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    That’s a different club you’re talking about tbh. The club will never have a whole team on third parties like the Brisbane’s and Roosters etc but with Wests in charge they be using NIB etc to call connections for players like Ponga. He will be an advocate for McGuigans wines and sponsored by a mine site or two.
     
  4. billygilmore

    billygilmore Juniors

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    Dally M award ? I’m thinking after Slaters Wally Lewis medal last night that Thurston is in with a shot at dally M
     
  5. Haffa

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    Billy Slater a shout to win the Dally M now?
     
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  6. BranVan3000

    BranVan3000 First Grade

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    Want to shout out Adam Doueihi for rookie of the year. He has played in the halves, fullback, center and even in the forwards a bit this year and done well in all. And will likely spend time at hooker this week. Very versatile

    Only issue is lack of game time as a rookie
     
  7. perverse

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    I get that perception, but it clearly comes from those unfamiliar with our new owners. They are sharp football operators with deep pockets. They're not stupid, they will know his value already, and will have an extremely competitive offer ready for Kalyn... other clubs will be lucky to even see him hit the market. As much as many players do say it, Kalyn is a country kid who is very happy in Newcastle with his family.

    The only reason I can see him leaving the Knights is if he doesn't think he will win a premiership here, and there's a lot of water to go under the bridge before that's evaluated. I don't believe we'll lose him for financial reasons, nor do I think he'll particularly want to move to a big city unless he feels he has to to bring home some silverware. Maybe that is the case, but it's waaaaaay too soon to know either way.
     
  8. Dave_

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    Lol @ all the sooky pricks in here.

    "Waaaaaaaahh, Ponga doesn't play for my already star studded team"

    EAD, a win for the good guys for a change. He's here for 4 years at least so get used to it. Newy would be in the 8 if Pearce and everyone else didn't get hurt.
     
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  9. dogz08

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    lachlan lewis roty!!
     
  10. BennyV

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    I actually think that if Ponga has half a brain, he will stay with the Knights as long as they offer him fair offers (i.e. Comparable with other clubs) which I reckon they very much will. I'm struggling to think of a time when leaving Club A to win a premiership at Club B has been successful and a club like the Knights has every chance of making their way to the top and staying there over the course of Ponga's career.

    But if he leaves, his marketability goes through the floor. Imagine if JT left Cowboys in 2011 to go to the Broncos or Roosters? Leaving a small-town (by comparison) club that he's effectively built his career on nearly carrying in order to chase cash and a premiership. He'd go down in everyone's mind as a mercenary - yes, a f**king talented mercenary but a mercenary all the same. Ponga is in the same boat now whether he wanted to be there or not.
     
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  12. Captain Apollo

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    He won't win it as he's now ineligible for it due to his second suspension this season.

    As other people have asked about it, apparrently, this is the criteria to be eligible to win rookie of the year -

    Source: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/ra...nd-two-with-taupau-looms-20180721-p4zssn.html
     
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    Isaako will get it.
     
  15. Spot On

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    Billy Slater.
     
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  16. aqua_duck

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    Will be between Isaako and Jesse Ramien I think. I think they'll probably give it to Isaako as he's received way more publicity and kicks goals as well
     
  17. Albert Rosenfeld

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    What is Isaako's ethnic heritage?
     
  18. Whino

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    According to wikipedia

    Samoan descent.
     
  19. T-Boon

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    Sounds Japanese. So that would be my guess.
     
  20. T-Boon

    T-Boon First Grade

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    I want to know who people think would get the defensive player of the year?
    I think they should award one. It is half the game. I want to make some suggestions but I cannot think of any and don't make it some f**king second rower.
     

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