Glasby calls for consistency, Brown talks pressure

There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

After a loss to Manly at home, the nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of the best in case you missed any of the news.

Consistent challenge

He’s come from a different environment; the Melbourne Storm.

Tim Glasby told Triple M’s Sunday NRL show he’s still getting used to his days as a Newcastle Knights.

But the veteran forward loves the challenge.

“I’m trying to help out as much as I can but at the same time, I’ve just been focused on performing the best I can,” Glasby said.

Although the biggest challenge so far it seems is consistency amongst the group.

The weekend’s disappointing loss against Manly, a tell-tale sign, players are still working out their connections on field.

The Knights left scratching their heads, Glasby included, about what went wrong.

“Everyone is looking at themselves at the moment trying to figure out what each and every one of us could have done better to start the game better,” Glasby admitted to Triple M.

“Our first 20 minutes was what killed us, and it was probably a lack of intent early on from the group and we need to fix that up.

“These things happen, players have off nights, but you wouldn’t expect as many people to have an off night as they did.

“We performed reasonably well for the second half which goes to show we can perform well, we just needed to do it at the start of the game, and we didn’t do that, which was really disappointing.”

The Knights forward believes their combinations are feeling a little clunky.

“It’s a bit back and forth and inconsistent,” Glasby added.

“It is difficult when you get a lot of new players into a squad.

“The players already in the squad are fairly young, we get some new coaches and we are learning new systems.

“Probably expected a bit of inconsistency but certainly not this much that’s for sure.”

Brown on coaching pressure

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown knows pressure comes with the job.

With four losses in 2019, the Knights are under the spotlight and Brown says that comes with the territory.

"There are four or five of us coaches who are all on one win, and with that mounts pressure," Brown told reporters on Tuesday.

"That's the nature of the job that we sign up for and you've got to accept that. The criticism is not personal, it's just what happens when you're losing games as a rugby league coach.

"We know as a club and a team we're very close and we could have quite easily won another one or two games and the scoreboard looks a lot better.

"But the reality is we didn't so with that comes a kick up the bum, which you've got to accept."