I've just re-watched the game. First off, Gus Warr was pretty much faultless. Every pass was made directly from the base of the ruck or set piece and every pass went to hand. With one exception every kick made ground and no scores were conceded from any of those plays.
As for penalties, 5 were conceded in the opposition half. Three were around the 40 metre mark two of which ultimately led to tries. Three were conceded in our 22 all of which during periods of sustained pressure. Two led to tries late in the game. Draw what conclusions you will.
As an aside, I assume references to exits here are some neolism dreamed up by the pundits. I've always believed them to be where you head when the bars close. 😁
The feed from Warr was slow, to the point of the receiver scrabbling to either pass or side step to avoid the inevitable tackle - the box kicks did not 1. clear the red zone by much, when kicked from within the 22. 2. Turn Sarries and put them under pressure - therefore our exits (escape call it what you will) from the red zone were, in my opinion, not of a decent standard shall we say..... Of the 5 penalties conceded in the second half how many had a subsequent offence / error that placed us in our red zone and back under the cosh?
Personally, I would rather we have Mitchell start at 9 next week and Sam P on the bench.
I do recognise that this is pre-season matches and there is ironing out to do, my observation are just that, wistfully thinking that if we had reduced the "error count" we could have won. That in itself is a positive, that I hope you can see from my musings.
Anyhow, this is only my viewpoint and you esteemed folk are entitled to yours. Stay safe, stay well and roll on to when we can all meet again under the stands or on the stands, accompanied with a beer or two but I will accept the chance of just being there first of all.
I can only assume you watched a different game to me, Martin. Having watched it twice, I have no qualms about the team. It wasn't a perfect performance but I'm not sure I've ever seen one of those. This may not turn out to be the best team we've had, but it's the far from the worst. Bring on the real stuff and let's show them what we can do.
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