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Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by Coby, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. The Axe of Druss

    The Axe of Druss Juniors

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    Cause we have Pearce for another year

    I think they are hoping to look at whats available at the end of 2022

    Off contract halves that are 1st grade ready for 2023:

    Nikorima
    Fogarty
    Clune
    Cody Walker
     
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  2. Yosh

    Yosh First Grade

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    That list is not inspired reading... Can't see where the answers will come from then.
     
  3. mozza91

    mozza91 First Grade

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    Nikorima is a really good player. If Clifford can do the kicking and organising that’d be a halves pairing I could get around.
     
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  4. Tony Morris

    Tony Morris Juniors

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    Brings me back to Clubs future plans. Would we heavily invest in a half now if plan is for Clifford and KP in the halves with Hodgson FB from next season?

    I was always in agreement of it been a couple of seasons away but looking at the young kids playing on the pitch right now could it be sooner?
     
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  5. Yosh

    Yosh First Grade

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    Apparently Clifford is more a runner with a good kicking game. I guess Nikorima would clash more than compliment.
     
  6. The Axe of Druss

    The Axe of Druss Juniors

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    Clifford isn't an organiser. Hes a big body and a runner. Decent passing game and short kicking game too
     
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  7. Mr_Knightside

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    The obvious big name on that list is Walker but he wouldn’t fix our dominant halfback dilemma. Nikorima I like as well but he’s also not what we need.

    Fogarty and Clune are both serviceable and steady halves but if we want to be up around the top 4 or at least top 6 in the NRL we need to be looking at someone with a bit more class.

    I’m still a bit annoyed that we haven’t gone after Reynolds for 2022 and onwards. He possesses all the qualities that Pearce has lacked over the last few years and he would compliment some of our more instinctive players so well. But I have a feeling he doesn’t want to leave Sydney which is understandable given he’s got 4 kids and probably feels settled so maybe that’s why we weren’t ever in the picture.

    Well at this stage we need to work with who we’ve got available and right now that’s Phoenix Crossland, hopefully he takes the reigns and comes up with some good footy.
     
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  8. Mr_Knightside

    Mr_Knightside Juniors

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    In terms of the Staggs discussion as well. He’s one of the best ball runners in the comp but my concern would be that he wouldn’t get enough early ball to be effective and we’d have to pay big coin to get him as well. I’d rather put that sort of money towards a halfback who has some actual match smarts.
     
  9. Tony Morris

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    Except for Reynolds they all look like make do options to me and Reynolds 100% will stay in Sydney.
     
  10. NoSchitSherlock

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    I'm wary about Clifford. I'm hearing his defence needs work.
     
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  11. Yosh

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    Sounds like a Knight already!
     
  12. Mr_Knightside

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    The whole Cowboys team’s defence needs work TBF. But also so does ours haha.
     
  13. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    Reynolds largely excels in almost all the areas we are lacking (goalkicking included) but the chance of us landing him is very low.
     
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    Have to assume Souths have serious doubts about his body holding up if they won't even give him 2 years.
     
  15. The Axe of Druss

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    He has a couple of deficiencies in his game but defence certainly isn't one of them
     
  16. Jono078

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    They're saying Bellamy isn't going to retire and is listening to offers.

    Do we try or even consider?
     
  17. Jono078

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    Joey is saying Widdop would be a good fit here.

    He's up there in age but he has some quality about him, more than what we have out of our halves.
     
  18. Yosh

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    Would Belle my want to take over his best mate's position?? Maybe he feels bad his mate is having such a hard time and joins the club in a similar position to Gus Gould at the Panthers and Warriors? That would be inspired!!

    I'd take any decent first grade half over what we have now. Would Widdop come right away?
     
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  19. NoSchitSherlock

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    Might work short term.
    Crossland has shown me nothing but he deserves a chance.
     
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    Not that he was probably ever likely for us anyway, but Staggs is staying at the Broncos.
     
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