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If Boyd Cordner makes that regulation tackle at the line, you wouldn’t have a column Matt..the same Boyd Cordner who missed Ponga on his famous run during last years SOO..that said, you’re right about Widdop.

Matt Dufty's a fullback and Gareth Widdop isn't - an Anzac Day story

Like I said in ‘modern history ‘..

Has the role of a rugby league coach ever been more important?

When I think of a Wayne Bennett side,lets keep it in modern history,I think of getting flogged by 40+
in consecutive semi finals and an ugly firing..
When I think of a Des Hasler side,its the ruination of the Dogs playing roster and a boring clueless attack..now at Manly because basically no one else wanted it..harsh,but keeping it real..

Has the role of a rugby league coach ever been more important?

Edrick Lee isn’t close to being the best performing outside back..the ONLY one he’s in front of is SKD…

The NRL quarter season report card

It does,perhaps its most significant on field role..it also among other things analyzes the physical demands on the player and periods of increasing vulnerability to injury..its then in the hands of the coaches,with the variables,to bring out the hook or not..
NRL wrote it up back in 2017..theres quite a bit of literature on it out there..

The Broncos' spine is broken

Its not the job of the GPS unit in the back of the jersey to track and monitor player fatigue to the guys on the computers sitting next to the coach ?

The Broncos' spine is broken

Think you’ve missed more than you’ve hit there Bunny..Guerra had an excellent 2018 and picked up 2 club awards last year..Heighington and Lilliman were brought in purely as mentors to his young props…wouldnt be judging their value on on field contributions.

Nick Meaney,caught behind Ponga, left to play NRL as a fullback, definitely not shafted..Cory Denis isnt NRL level,neither is Stockwell,Cogger,K. Sims or B.Lamb (playing for Norths didnt get a look in when Cronk was crook and not this week either with Keary doubtful).

Levi has been persisted with despite a poor ’18,cant say he hasnt been given a good shot..if you’ve watched them at all this year you’d know he’s still been a major disappointment..
You’d be off your rocker to prefer Cogger/Lamb even to an average playing Pearce..
As for your team,Gagai was part of 3 wooden spoons,Tapine,played 20 games for the Knights but a huge stretch to call him a junior, missed a quarter of ’18 and wont be back this year till round 19 with another injury,is that a surprise surprise ?
Watson on the wing..nah..

Which player forming the nucleus of the squad ie Ponga Pearce Klemmer Watson Ramien Fitzgibbon Ese Ese and Safiti is ‘massively over rated’ ?

Brownie has got the personnel,no doubt,but admittedly,hes done little with the available talent to assuage fans’ pain post Bennett..hes probably one more spanking away from cleaning out his desk..

I'm losing faith in Nathan Brown

It’s time for Brownie to tinker with his run on team..First punted is SKD,unbelievable lack of football
common sense..standing off side at the kickoff,you dont know whether to laugh or cry..give Moga a shot and push Hymel wider..
Levi is too costly,Gavet is soft and Glasby has shown nothing..the way Ramien was throwing off would be defenders yesterday is the kind of play they need in the middle..

I'm losing faith in Nathan Brown

Benny knows a slow ruck takes Cookie out..thats all hes saying..

"The worst I've seen": Bennett slams NRL over referee leniency

I’d be very angry if I were a Panether supporter but not at the referee..you were torn to shreds down the right by Johnson..and the inexcusable incidents of the w/s ‘s…

Paul Gallen blasts ref after Sharks' horror first half

Madge made DWZ captain of his country last year..

Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers: NRL Thursday night forecast

the ‘hilarious scorpion’ playing on the left is genuinely very very funny..great tackle.

NRL drops referees involved in Cowboys injury clanger

Just on some other points in the article Mary..Herman wasn’t signed in 2019… 2018.

In his 3 games at 5/8 K Ponga made 11 tackles, that’s 1 every 7 minutes….he made 8 on the weekend..how’s that fatiguing him ?

Is Nathan Brown's time up as Knights coach?

Herman Ese ese was one of the best if not the best forward at the club last year. Played every game and got a run for NZ in Denver.

Suddenly after a spat with Brownie he’s ranked below Josh King and James Gavet..there’s no doubt they’ve got a stronger roster it defies logic to see them going backwards..off field rumblings, is another matter.

Is Nathan Brown's time up as Knights coach?

Ricky’s made no secret of the fact that his main priority over the off season was stiffening up the sides defense and Wighton became the sheriff..a quick glance at their ‘against’ column shows it’s working..a few Eels will be aching today..on the other side of the ball,Jacks not so good..

Is Nathan Brown's time up as Knights coach?

Coach Pay cant ignore some of those performances today,he has to tinker..it wont happen but would prefer the best fullback in the club (Hopoate) to play fullback,Meaney to wing and Okunbor his center..dunno why he was dropped but RFM is surely better than a lot of the forwards pecking ordered ahead of him..Holland last chance..

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Totally agree..Glasby brought in apparently for factors other than on field skills, because he doesn’t have any of those..Gavet for power at the line, yet to see it..you’d almost be tempted to swap Sione and Ramien to get some real starch in the center and Barnett has to move back there too.

Levi’s been a let down again this year…
Disappointments galore in the back line..Brownie would have to have buyers regret on Lino, Hymel Hunt, Connor Watson (what happened here ?) and SKD is plain awful..not good at all..just about thru sticking up for him..

Has Newcastle's recruitment drive been flawed?

Do you reckon Uncle Wayne is laughing ?
Tom Turbo goes off and his side still can’t beat the Manly B team..
A Rey can’t ice under pressure,gets the thick red line thru him by Freddie..
The GI rumblings,not a good feeling about this one..
Kyle Turner in the centers..
Burgess boys are back dropping the ball again…
Walkers shoulder…dunno if the coach would be smoking cigars with this..

The 2019 Brisbane Broncos are struggling and it won't get any better

Couple of more quiet games,some bad press and the Broncos might be ready to throw Milf. back to where it all started…then,reinvigoration complete,they’d be a true contender…how good is Bateman going..

Pack of English giving Raiders the rub of the green

Had Parra lost their two main spine players Gutho and Moses (SJ and Moylan) and ultimately match winners, in addition to those backrowers ( Brown and Mau comfortably covered by Gal and Graham) you’d have reason to hurt..no excuses though,on the day Eels were far too good.

Knights havent begun to solve their halfs problem,terrible..Junior has been off all year and Lino was the invisible man..

Still a long way to go so stand by for the next team to get the ‘where has that been all year ?’

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

If that’s all he was ‘enthusiasm with limited skills..without nous ‘his peers wouldn’t have voted him best player in the game,his SOO coach wouldn’t have debuted him at lock and we’d be talking more about Jack Wightons equal disappointing opening 3 games at 5/8..

Is Kalyn Ponga a 1 or just 21?

Actually Matty Moylan did something similar in a game couple of weeks ago..but for some reason I couldnt pick up from the referees mike,it went against him..

Ferguson dusts off NRL rule book

Couldn’t agree more..

Nathan pinches two points from Ivan’s old mob after the Warriors trump the Titans

Which Penrith or Tigers run on players exactly do you think aren’t NRL level ?

Judging general ability on a poor game or two isn’t a good method of evaluation..particularly the current Blue/ potential national representative halfback..

Nathan pinches two points from Ivan’s old mob after the Warriors trump the Titans

Did anyone laud him..one camp critized from the start,the other said let’s have a look first..
Pretty sure this is the first week Lino’s been available for selection and Watson has had a dismal opening few weeks..so has Levi..so has Pearce..it’s not just Ponga who’s been off..

Keep the faith, Newcastle