Originally Posted by Rush
Yeah in Bennett's time they could win. First year? absolutely not.
This. I've been a Newcastle supporter my whole life, but not even I think they'll win the comp this year, and I know 99% of Knights fans realise that for any team, winning a premiership takes time. But last year, we had a very good side, which would've finished higher than 8th if it wasn't for the injury toll IMO (at one stage, 14 of the top 25 squad was out injured). I think top 6 would be the aim for this year, with top 4 a possibility. But I don't think a minor premiership/premiership is on the cards this year.
As for Weyman, he tries hard, and I wouldn't call him lazy, but he's probably not Origin good. Although, off the top of my head I can't think of many NSW props who knocked down the door last year.