There are certainly a few players within that list that I would like to see retained. Tom Hicks was quite good against Bedford on Saturday, not just because he scored a try, but in his improvement in getting around the field. Nick Civetta. Yes he will probably be playing away for the first few months come the next season, as will some of the other international, but his presence, skill, determination and desire to win is greater than most. Josh Tyrell is also a stand out player, capable of playing anywhere it seems in the back five. But back three is his strength. Both of these internationals would be sorely missed. Equally Dwayne Polataivao seems to have jelled into his position very quickly and his distribution and overall game management has been impressive. Matt Clark running in the centre with the new centre Roberts would be a sight to behold and would certainly give us the line breaks that we need, but fitness and injuries would be a risk. Creed would also easily play off either of those two in the centre offering a different attacking option. Mini Jarv is always a threat no matter where he plays and would like to see him retained...His defensive work rate and ability has certainly improved whist his attacking prowess from anywhere on the field will always have the opposition wondering...... For those I haven't mentioned, yes good players but injury/game time this year doesn't give an indication of future improvement and desired requirements by the club.
For what it is worth, I thought that that was the best game I have seen this season, the continued phase work using the rolling drive and mauls were very well executed. Maybe Kendo and his forwards were given their head for a change.
Crikey, Tyrell Stedman Pitman and Burrows...plus Ryan if needs be!!!
Burrows just falling in that niche between regular Premiership match day squad but being in team of the year in the championship, at his age it's a decision about money/playing???
No Pitman in thd squad again this week (sad face) maybe we've seen the last of him which would be a shame for us because he made a real impact, Burrows is of similar mould but from memory does his work closer to the ruck and from the base rather than rampaging through the centres like Stedman and Pitman.
A Burrows / Stedman 6/8 combo certainly would be strong in the Champo!!!
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
thomasmachin: I would support any reasonable suggestion to support the Club
Mar 26, 2020 20:03:51 GMT
lock: Hi, I'm new to the Knights Forum. Hello everyone!
Jun 4, 2020 10:15:57 GMT
Sir Spicious: Sorry, Lock. I think most of us forget to check the Shoutbox so it wasn't bad manners that we ignored you, more bad habits. Welcome to the chat. Look forward to your contributions. New voices are always welcome.
Jun 9, 2020 13:32:08 GMT