Talk about dire what are the back room staff doing we had a pack that was feared nolonger, there was no passion ,late to line outs. The directors should be thinking about changes all round either that or season ticket holders should be getting a refund.
I think the lads that played showed lots of desire and effort, without it we'd have been on the end of serious hidings this week and last week. A largely young pack with players out of position and Calladine playing through injury have defended well both weeks in the circumstances. Across the pitch we were knocked backwards in most challenges today but still kept trying. It's hard for the backs to create when we're in our own half defending for almost 2 full games. I'm far from happy and would still like to know what went wrong with the new head coach situation but cannot criticise any lack of effort in recent weeks. I think we would have a feared pack with the front rowers we have and a back 5 of Smith/Chall - Steadman/Calladine/Pitman but until they are fit and firing we have to make do..
Despite the match itself being fairly dire Knights performed well given injury crisis against a team assembled at great cost by millionaire Trailfinders upmarket travel company owner. Defence was great. Hope all players fit for Carnegie match so we can give them a thoroughly deserved thrashing.
I do agree that the defence and spirit was very good, but we did let in three tries... My concern is our attack - do we have an attack coach? If I recollect right, we only got into their 22 once in the second half (and butchered that). Not once did we look as if we could score a try. That's worrying. I accept that there are lots of injuries but our squad is professional. They have to be good enough, or let go.
Post by BaronVonGreenback on Nov 18, 2019 16:10:22 GMT
Francis Cummins has done a cracking job with our defence and without it we would be losing by alot more , to concede only three tries on Saturday was a testament to that , the lads worked very hard indeed but we aren't going to score any tries until we sort out our attack , we might score one or two by individual brilliance but thats it at this present time . Thats the first block of 6 out the way , we must sort it by the time the next block starts , at this moment in time i have complete faith in the squad and coaches , this can be turned around. IMO.
martinc: Enjoy your trip to Jersey lads. COYK! COYK! COYK!
Sept 1, 2017 13:34:49 GMT
kenner: Just a Question if I may? Why after a season and on to the second can we not get an actual picture of Aaron Carpenter on the players site? Did not someone just take team photos?
Sept 21, 2017 19:35:08 GMT
Sir Spicious: I fear there are rumours that Aaron may, in fact, be a vampire and as such his image does not reflect in mirrors nor can it be captured in a photo. I should, however, warn you this may be fake news.
Sept 27, 2017 10:35:26 GMT
davinor: What's happened to the back ex Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then no more
Oct 6, 2017 10:34:59 GMT
davinor: What happened to the back brought in from Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then nothing ddavinor
Oct 6, 2017 10:38:07 GMT
Sir Spicious: Played at the RAG last week. Due to play at Hartpury tomorrow.
Oct 6, 2017 20:37:48 GMT
thomasmachin: Interesting C V on wikopedia
Nov 13, 2017 16:24:14 GMT
thomasmachin: The venue for the Cardiff match appears to have changed for the third time.Unbelievable
Dec 15, 2017 11:14:49 GMT
iiiii: Should I be worried re trip to pirates ?will pitch dry out in time?
Feb 11, 2018 8:39:42 GMT
funches: How come there's only 3 games this weekend? Is it just scheduling or?
Mar 10, 2018 10:24:11 GMT
thomasmachin: It would appear that if we are to replace the departing players we had better be quick or all the available players will be signed by Ealing ,Coventry and Cornish Pirates!
Apr 20, 2018 8:14:16 GMT
barbelhunter: What a great re signing that is.
Apr 27, 2018 10:38:07 GMT
donnyknightsfan: that was absolutely dire today almost from start to finish apart from a spell in the 2nd half when we looked OK. players don't look motivated enough to me. they need a kick up the backside. the next two games v Bedford and Irish look a tough ask now.
Oct 6, 2018 21:04:32 GMT
thomasmachin: I don't think a Vera Brown tribute singer will sell the Forces Lunch as well as a Vera Lynn tribute singer !!
Oct 22, 2018 10:24:33 GMT
rodders: A bit random this one but are any Knights fans travelling to the Jersey game on Friday 1st March flying from East Midlands on the 10.55 flight out. 2 of us are looking for a lift to East Midlands airport unexpectedly. Happy to share costs of travel
Feb 17, 2019 19:52:21 GMT
donnyknightsfan: after yesterday's showing a new attacking coach and structure is needed ASAP. our attack is really poor. why don't we ever look to create space?. you're not going to beat championship defences by just running straight at them.
Apr 21, 2019 8:19:53 GMT
Ampthill vs Knights Saturday 25th January 2020
Doncaster Knights Team & Replacements
KNIGHTS XV: 15. Cameron Cowell 14. Howard Packman 13. Lloyd Hayes 12. Charlie Foley 11. Tyson Lewis 10. Sam Olver 9. Tom James 1. Robin Hislop 2. Ben Hunter 3. Colin Quigley 4. Morgan Eames 5. Matt Challinor 6. Tom Calladine 7. Wian Conradie 8. Ollie Stedman
Replacements: 16. George Edgson 17. Andrew Foster 18. Joe Sproston 19. Rory Pitman 20. Fotu Lokotui 21. Sam Pocklington 22. Kyle Evans 23. Jack Roberts