Re: Official Rugby League & Rugby Union Thread
Bennett gave guidance to a team of great players who needed that experienced, level head to guide them to premiership glory. They were consistently making the finals and always a genuine threat for the title. Newcastle, however, have been utter tripe since 2001, and no injection of Boyd at fullback or Bennett being coach will rectify that as quickly as delusional Knights fans or Bennett cockriders would belive it to happen. The one 'good' player from the Hunter since that premiership is Kurt Gidley (and last year Uate), and the rest are just...trash.
There isnít much to rectify. Itís a pretty good team. They have a good 17 + depth, and players that can play various positions (a big strength of his Dragons teams). You make it out like they are perennial wooden spooners. Iím quite surprised that my selection of Knights as minor premiers is knocking your noses out of place. Gidley to push for Dally M.
:Weyman is a fat, lazy sack of shit who gasses out after 15 minutes and is highly ineffective (proven by his being embarrassed by Civoniceva & Scott in Origin). Justin Poore is a sorry excuse for a player, and proof that Parramatta have more dollars than sense when they paid big money for him. Costigan was always a solid player. Jamie Soward was a great U20's player and was always going to excel in first grade, regardless of his coach. I bet the Roosters are still ruing how they let him slip through their ranks, much like we do with Thurston & Hayne.
He was one of NSWís better performers. They should have persisted with him. Poore was injured and completely fell off.
:If Bennett wanted to prove how great a coach he is, then why didn't he take up the challenge of bringing a premiership to the Shire, which is akin to finding a needle in a haystack?
26/ 11/ 06