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Ponga fails to impress in horror present

Ponga fails to impress in horror present


It’s no secret I’m very passionate in regards to the Knights. It’s extra than simply the Knights tattoo I’ve, all of the gear I put on to sport day and even all of the journey I do for my staff. It’s how a lot I like to again my staff and never simply watch them play, watch them win.

We’ve got misplaced 5 video games this yr and a draw. We had six video games (together with the tie) we didn’t win and each sport we performed from Rounds 1-8, we have been aggressive and if issues went our method, we might have entered Spherical 9 at 7-1. Sadly, it doesn’t work that method. 3-4 with a draw. 157 scored and 162 conceded. Higher than final yr after eight.

The Spherical 9 nightmare we endured. Going to Parramatta to get an additional two factors on high of the assured two factors we are going to get for the Magic Spherical bye seems like an ideal plan. The end result says all of it. Misplaced 43-12.

We performed such atrocious soccer from the onset with an error within the opening set of the match, failure to defend after the error and letting Parramatta run riot within the first half to guide 30-6. By halft-ime, we gave away 10 line breaks – that’s embarrassing. Within the second half, we confirmed a bit extra combat in a sport that was already misplaced.

An enormous concern we’ve acquired to resolve is Kalyn Ponga. I’m not attempting to bash the man, I’ve at all times been a fan however he was so rattling terrible and performed maybe his worst sport thus far. He was lacking tackles like loopy and didn’t present any required management.

I get it, he’s solely younger and nonetheless acquired an extended technique to be taught the ropes of being a skipper. To me, it appears the gamers are simply taking part in with the entire “let Ponga run the present” perspective and that’s not a great perspective.

Kurt Mann had a shocker tonight and his poor move which led to an error within the first set just about set the tone for the sport.

We’ve got the bye up subsequent and through that point, I actually hope our gamers are grinding it in. With that stated, I additionally suppose the entire perspective of letting KP run the present must cease. I keep in mind when he was set to return, there was discuss saying we play higher with KP and that to me is saying “let him carry us”.

Our staff must take away that mindset and concentrate on operating out on the sphere not simply to play, however to win. Everybody must convey their very own finest to the sphere every sport.

We didn’t appear to be the staff who took Penrith to the wire in golden level and even put up a preventing battle with North Queensland. We simply performed like a gaggle of men who didn’t need to be there. Us followers wished to be there, whether or not in attendance or watching the sport on tv and for some like me and others from the Hunter who traveled, it looks like they made extra effort.

We’ve acquired loads of time to show the season round and present extra competitiveness, compassion and the need to win so let’s do it.



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