2017/2018 Knights Rumours and Signings

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  1. Steven

    Steven Max Chapman

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    I thought Phil Gould was chasing him all his career to finally getting him to Penrith, then he gets released.
     
  2. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Evan Cochrane

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    Thought he was going to return to Townsville to play for the Cowboys
     
  3. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    We're saving up big money for marquee players, but we obviously have to buy cheap played between then. If we're going to sign cheap players, these are the kinds of project players that good clubs sign. Cheap, easy to get rid of, but possibly high potential mid-season type signings to try & prove their worth within a squad. Guys like Dave Taylor, Jackson Hastings, Liam Knight, Paul Carter, Suaia Matagi, Joe Burgess, Tony Williams, Hurrell or QCup & NSW Cup stars that are stuck behind a lot of people like Barnett, Carlin Anderson & Josh Addo-Carr.

    These guys are generally picked up off the scrap heap after some trouble & a lot of them actually come good. Some of them will be ****heads & continue on to their next club. Though it's better than signing cheap middle age guys straight out of Cup like Pete or Starling anyway.
     
  4. Ethan

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    Chris Grevsmuhl only seen him play a couple of times but seems like a tough nut , I'm with member 1 yr good behavior contract with an option our way and a pay rise in 2018 if he plays 1st grade in 2017 and behaves ...
     
  5. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm yet to see the hype around this bloke before I judge him on coming here.
     
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    cowboyman Steve Simpson

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    Grevsmuhl is a weapon. Has great leg drive. Regarded by Christian Wolfe the U 20's coach as being as good as Taumalolo when he was destroying every team in the competition at 16 and 17 years old.

    Certainly hope he comes home but would be a great pick up for the Knights.
     
  7. Kenny Powers

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    Kick Korbin in the arse and help him on his way to whereverwhogivesa****, and sign Grevsmuhl as a direct replacement for half the cost

    Does anyone know of his height/weight, attributes etc?
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If he doesn't like coaches who play mind games, I'm not sure Brown is his guy.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He is 24 mext month,168 cms (6'1") and 106kg.
     
  10. Defender1

    Defender1 Matthew Johns

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    13 Grevsmuhl
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    14 Buhrer / Barnett

    Sounds pretty good too me... backrow, centre and fullback are the areas we need to strengthen. I'm pretty happy with our frontrow stocks.
     
  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Gidley

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    The guy goes good, plenty of power and very good hole runner.

    As someone said above... not sure he would work in our system under Brown!
    But id rather have him here then not bother with him at all.

    Couldnt see it costing us much more then 150k and if he stuffed up then his lose and we can use that money for 2018 on someone better
     
  12. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Korbin goes, and Ponga isn't coming, we have a lazy 600k at least in the bottom drawer. I'd like to see us hold out for a 600k prop, and if one doesn't pop up, then we can look at still more fringe guys, although surely we have the market cornered for fringe forwards by now.
     
  13. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    wouldnt complain! Some half decent depth!! assuming he wouldnt cost us much
     
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    He's more than a fringe player though. He would walk in to nearly any pack in the NRL. QLD had massive wraps on him, and were grooming him for SOO in the next year or two. I have no doubt at all, he would instantly strengthen our squad.

    Browny has said we have money for two more 'decent' players already. That's without knowing what Korbin will do. So, the money is still there to jump on someone good if they become available.

    What's the point of sitting on cash now for 2018, if we can sign someone like Grevsmuhl on a cheap 1 to 2 year deal. It can only work in our favor.
     
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    to seek better contracts to pay off gambling debts
     
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    Sidenote. The noise that I make when I do a really hard sneeze sounds like Grevsmuhl.
     
  17. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Andrew 'Joey' Johns

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    If we dont make a player of his calibre an offer which I believe is fringe origin. Then he has massive issues and is a good thing we pass.
     
  18. rhugh89

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    From Fox Sports

    Don’t expect the Knights to go on a wild spending spree anytime soon.

    While the Knights could start the season $1 million under the salary cap as a result of Jarrod Mullen’s positive test to anabolic steroids, the club is in no rush to splurge in the player market.

    They also have an additional $260,000 to play with following the departure of Korbin Sims.

    Meanwhile the Knights have also ceased any interest in Valentine Holmes.

    While they have the cash to make a serious play for the Cronulla star, they bowed out of the race for Holmes when they snared Kalyn Ponga’s signature last year.


    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...d/news-story/3b3efd40d931522f6220fe558cc4761f
     
  19. mullenmagic

    mullenmagic Evan Cochrane

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    Ethan will be crushed
     
  20. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Gidley

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    Smart move,

    A winger chasing 500k+ is a lol for days.
     

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