I found it a very enlightening interview - although some areas were skirted around I understand there are political motives related to that. I was heartened by Steve's and Tony's ongoing commitment to the club, wish I could contribute more myself but I still have the mortgage and other life accoutrements that drain my cash reserves sometimes quicker than I can earn it :-). Irrespective of what happens with the next season I will not be asking for any reimbursement from my season ticket, if the season is shortened for any reason, which is the least I can do.
It was also cheering to hear that a whole squad is in place, either the lads on 2nd years of contracts or on retainers for when the season starts. Now all we have to wait for is PRL to sort their mess out, RFU to sort their mess out and COVID to do one - sadly we still have too many morons who don't think it is their responsibility to stay safe and practice social distancing, so I suspect this will not be quick in coming.
I agree that we need a 3rd loose head (remember the problems when we only had 1 fit one last season) and 2 locks (preferably young, tall and athletic, one of whom could also cover 6). I would also like to see 2 more backs, 1 a centre/wing and the other a 15/wing. I don’t agree that we need more cover at half back as we already have 3 scrum halves and 2 fly halves, plus Charlie Foley who can also cover 10. Regarding Isletonians comment regarding goal kickers, apart from Sam Olver, we also have Billy McBryde, James Kane and Charlie Foley that I know of.
My utility back wish John, was based on a desire for a more balanced bench - if we have a utility back that can cover one of the half back positions as well as centre / wing we don't end up with two half backs on the bench and no centre / wing cover. Agree with your numbers completely just wanted more scope for fast free flowing rugby.
A left footed wonder boot would be great too, but do we have the money...? I feel we never benefit as greatly when we get penalties near the right wing with our right footed kickers for touch and always end up falling short / shorter than we could with a left foot kicker.
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