2017/2018 Knights Rumours and Signings

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So we now have 15 guys on contract for 2018.

    1 ?????
    2 Sio
    3 ?????
    4 ?????
    5 Ross
    6 Lamb/Mullen
    7 Hodko/Cogger
    8 Dan Saifiti
    9 Levi/Kosty
    10 Jake Saifiti
    11 Sione
    12 Buhrer
    13 King

    14 Pat Mat
    15 Chanel

    Not signed we have;
    Mitch Barnett
    David Bhana
    Brendan Elliot
    Jaelen Feeney
    Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    Dane Gagai
    Jacob Gagan
    Jake Mamo
    Sam Mataora
    Peter Mata'utia
    Mickey Paea
    Pauli Pauli
    Will Pearsell
    Dylan Phythian
    Tyler Randell
    Korbin Sims
    Josh Starling
    Jack Stockwell
    Luke Yates

    I assume we will spend 2017 giving all those off contract guys a chance to earn a new contract, and either sign them, or sign new players.
     
  2. dwyerboy3

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    1. Feeny
    2. Gagan
    3.Sio
    4.pete Mata Utia
    5. Ross/ Gagai


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  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    1 ?????
    2 Sio
    3 ?????
    4 ?????
    5 Ross
    6 Lamb/Mullen
    7 Hodko/Cogger
    8 Dan Saifiti
    9 Levi/Kosty
    10 Jake Saifiti
    11 Sione
    12 Buhrer
    13 King

    14 Pat Mat
    15 Chanel
    16 Wardle

    We also have Brodie Jones signed for 2018 and i'll be surprized if he is still in NYC by that time.
     
  5. Left Foot

    Left Foot Nathan Barnes

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    Pat and Chanel on the bench? Lol
     
  6. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Evan Cochrane

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    Honestly don't see Pat and Peter in our side in 2018 as well as Korbs and Gags.
     
  7. Left Foot

    Left Foot Nathan Barnes

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    Yeah where does that leave Sione?
    I don't think he would want to stay if his 3 brothers are asked to leave.
     
  8. danknights

    danknights Steve Simpson

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    You must really have a crush on feeney.
     
  9. Ethan

    Ethan Steve Simpson

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    Mitch Barnett Resign
    Jaelen Feeney Resign
    Jacob Gagan See how he goes
    Sam Mataora Resign
    Pauli Pauli Resign
    Will Pearsell Resign
    Dylan Phythian Resign
    Josh Starling see how he goes
    Luke Yates see how he goes
    Bhana ,Elliot ,Fitzgibbon ,Mamo , Pete , Paea , Randall , Stockwell ,Simms Who I think wants to go and Gagai too will sign elsewhere ...Let them all go ..
     
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    No way do Feeney & Pearsall get re-signed without seeing how they go, neither has proven themselves to be a valuable player for us yet. Phythian has to prove he can just stay on the field before he gets a new deal & Pauli needs to prove he's not lazy & have a big year. If he has a similar up & down year to this year, then big question marks.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We have done that too long signing for big bucks sight unseen. Ask Hages how much the brothers cost us, rumoured a cool $1million. Just not worth that much for the four of them.
     
  12. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I think Brown will have to start signing guys based on how well they train in the pre season if he wants to get them cheap.
    If we wait till late in the season to sign some guys because they are playing the house down, we'll have to get in a bidding war with other clubs, and end up signing all the guys who aren't setting the world on fire.
     
  13. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Evan Cochrane

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    Retains second row spot, Chanel would stay in my opinion.
     
  14. ryan.berger.56

    ryan.berger.56 Steve Simpson

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    By The MoleNovember 16, 2016

    WOODEN spooners Newcastle are preparing for a multi-million dollar raid on premiers Cronulla.

    In a move that will rock the game, the Knights have targeted Sharks stars Jack Bird and Valentine Holmes for 2018.

    Both players are under contract to the Sharks for next season and will play out their term at the premiers.

    But Newcastle has made the duo their top priority for the following season and will throw them long-term offers in the vicinity of $1 million a season each.

    Bird had a sensational rookie season in 2015 and backed that up with another great year in 2016, helping he Sharks to their maiden title.

    His ability to play almost anywhere in the backline makes him a valuable asset.

    Holmes is also adept at playing several spots, and while he starred at wing for the Sharks, prefers to play fullback and is likely to be offered that spot by the Knights.

    Under NRL rules, clubs were able to open talks with players for 2018 on November 1 and it is believed informal discussions have already been held.
     
  15. Tma1990

    Tma1990 Peter Malcolm

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    I posted this in the other thread before I seen this but where would we play bird if we got him ? Centre is a waste for a bloke we'd have to pay that much for , not sure about the halves with all the money we have tied up there plus lamb , and if we get him as a lock we suddenly have a heap of backrowers. Chasing Holmes will depend on whether or not we get ponga , he seems to be a bigger priority at the moment and we won't get both
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nothing will eventuiate other than forcing the value of top players upwards when scumbag managers say to the Sharkies. "We want more money as xx and yy Clubs are making them offers for 2018". The value of top players will soar whilst middle of the road and second tier players will get nothing from cap increases alas.
     
  17. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Exactly what has happened with the cap increase from $4m to $7m.
     
  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    This is the sort of thing we need to do for 2018.

    It looks like 2017 will be much like 2016, albeit the players will be a year older and a year more experienced.

    We haven't bought anyone that is an actual star, but we do have roughly 40 players who can develop into good firstgraders.

    For 2018, we need to keep the best 30 or so of those we have now, who will hopefully be 20% better players after another year of development, and sign a handful of stars.

    If these two don't come off, we need to keep trying.
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    1 Ponga
    2 Sio
    3 ?????
    4 ?????
    5 Ross
    6 Lamb/Mullen
    7 Hodko/Cogger
    8 Dan Saifiti
    9 Levi/Kosty
    10 Jake Saifiti
    11 Sione
    12 Buhrer
    13 King

    14 Pat Mat
    15 Chanel
    16 Wardle
     
  20. Left Foot

    Left Foot Nathan Barnes

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    Please explain Pat and Chanel on the bench?
     

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