Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:10 am

Kasiano comes onto the bench no matter what. There is no way we go into the game with one average-performing prop on the bench.

Young should not be considered for a bench spot for obvious reasons.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:13 am

I know this is sacralige but do we really lose that much with Hughes at full back.

Maybe when Billy retires we can play Hughes at full back and spend the $1.2 million Billy is on per year on a gun half back

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:57 am

We miss Slater's experience and leadership. But we don't miss him when he's in the "over playing his hand" mode. If we got Hughes to do a little bit more ball playing I don't think we'd miss much the way Slater has played this season.

Salary cap is good but there are no gun halfbacks. The closest to a proven half on the market is Sezer. We either put faith in Croft being more like the 2017 and WCC version or we buy low on a guy like Kane Elgey. I don't see many other easy fixes.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:08 am

I think we at least need more options at HB.

Croft may succeed yet; but there are still big risks around him and we still have a window of opportunity for the next two or so years with the GOAT in his prime and Munster running riot.

If we don't find a decent HB, we will be a good team sitting about 4th. But if we can find a really good HB, we can play more like last year; virtually unbeatable.

Either that or we spend the money on a Monster forward to replace Tim Glasby.

Billy is almost done. Hamstrings (esp if you have never had them before) are old man injuries.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Storm Spirit » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:14 am

Cameron wrote:I think we at least need more options at HB.

Croft may succeed yet; but there are still big risks around him and we still have a window of opportunity for the next two or so years with the GOAT in his prime and Munster running riot.

If we don't find a decent HB, we will be a good team sitting about 4th. But if we can find a really good HB, we can play more like last year; virtually unbeatable.

Either that or we spend the money on a Monster forward to replace Tim Glasby.

Billy is almost done. Hamstrings (esp if you have never had them before) are old man injuries.


Sezer has re-signed with Canberra apparently...

i read that Chris Satae from Warriors has signed with Storm. replacement for Glasby ?
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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:28 am

We need someone a bit more powerful and intimidating than Chris.

He is a good back up but we need a Forward with a bit more presence.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am

Slater officially ruled out.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Itzbek the Purple » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:50 am

Storm Spirit wrote:
Cameron wrote:I think we at least need more options at HB.

Croft may succeed yet; but there are still big risks around him and we still have a window of opportunity for the next two or so years with the GOAT in his prime and Munster running riot.

If we don't find a decent HB, we will be a good team sitting about 4th. But if we can find a really good HB, we can play more like last year; virtually unbeatable.

Either that or we spend the money on a Monster forward to replace Tim Glasby.

Billy is almost done. Hamstrings (esp if you have never had them before) are old man injuries.


Sezer has re-signed with Canberra apparently...

i read that Chris Satae from Warriors has signed with Storm. replacement for Glasby ?


according to this he is staying in NZ.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/a ... d=12069970

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:52 am

Back to Newcastle.

Whats our plans for Ponga?

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:58 am

Maybe the journo has some inside goss but looking purely at Satae’s manager’s comments, nothing is finalised yet. If anything, he is talking up the benefits of moving...

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Very confusing headline.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Storm Spirit » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:42 pm

Agreed. Story starts by saying he is staying at the Warriors...but his managers says there 101 brilliant reasons to leave and join the Storm roster...
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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby NevilleB » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:19 am

There is a separate thread for signings

Back to Newcastle

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:39 am

This place is already all over the place so eh haha.

Fitzgibbon on the edge worries me. He's been good against us the last two seasons. Guess Ponga too.

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Re: Round 15 - Knights vs Storm

Postby Mattpoet » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:11 pm

Anyone seen a team update yet?


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