Knights extend the contract of coach Nathan Brown

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  1. danknights

    danknights Timana Tahu

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    Oh how I miss Martin Lang. What a ruthless bloke. That hair but! Looked like a racehorse when he got a gallop up haha
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    A Hodko/Mullo halves combination would have worked well, if we could have ever got the two of them fit at the same time.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    When they were both fit, we ran 16th.
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    Costigan was a great signing at the time based off the price, like 200-220k and that was before he had a barnstorming run in the finals. It was just unlucky (as others have mentioned) he had an unlucky bump with Petero's charging knee in round one. Declined but wasn't a salary cap thief like other signings.
    We probably got him cheap because Bennett didn't care what the Dragons cap was like once he left and they were pushing other players out to accomodate Gasniers largely backloaded contract.

    If we were to all state what our worst signings would be in recent times, I am sure most of us would say Boyd and Hodkinson.
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    I remember the forum was pretty divided at the time on Boyd.

    I just always thought he was overrated personally, even at the Dragons and it wasn't a player we needed. I would have rathered kept De Gois with that money or even held on to Beau Henry (I know he turned out to be a bit of a lemon, but we certainly didn't do our part to help)

    Turns out those that disagreed with the Boyd signing were right ;)
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Boyd is the most talented player we've had in the last 15 years until Ponga came along.

    Pity he gave about 20% effort in the games he could be bothered playing when not cruising the Mediterranean.
     
  7. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Gidley was absolutely killing it under Smith and arguably the best utility the game has seen, at fullback with his roving role was brilliant.
     
  8. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Didn't Bennett sack poor Beau twice lol?
     
  9. R_A

    R_A Darren Albert

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    Yes, told him to take the Knights offer because it was job security and $$$ security. Signed with the Knights just after and told him he wasnt part of his plans so he shipped him off to the Titans.

    #LeftTheClubInGoodShape
     
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  10. Lefty

    Lefty Daniel Smailes

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    Yes he did.


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  11. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Boyd got our player of the year and did it in second gear.
     
  12. nunnsy

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    Boyd was very good when he had a dig just didnt do it often enough , that was the most frustrating part.
     
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    Boyd got the award because he’s Wayne’s butt buddy. Mullen sh*t on Boyd from a great height in 2013.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not a lot's changed then with Barnett getting it last year.
     
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    Saifiti deserved it last year no doubt.
     
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    In hindsight, it was probably Bennett and the bad signings and salary cap mess that came on his watch.
     
  17. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I agree.
    Bennett couldn't have done a better job of stuffing us up if he were trying.
    Tinkler ended up dropping about 20 million on the Knights, and Bennett and his mates got most of it.
     
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    Boyd is about as one dimensional as they get. Sorry two dimensional. The sweeping Bennett play from 1990 and his runs from the back. Only looks good when a team is playing well and goes missing otherwise. The sign of an overrated player
     
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    Funny how what Bennett does comes back to a thread about Nathan Brown. If people were doing a list of recruitments in comparison between the two in the circumstances faced itd be a little embarrassing for one of them.

    Heck Rick Stone did it with literally zero pull power as a coach and limited resources and got an inferior team to 8th and 10th without two forwards. It’s a shame Bennett’s guys didn’t want to play for him when Bennett and Boyd left
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    We all know the telecrap is a terrible newspaper but here yet again proving they know nothing about the knights unless it’s copied off someone else reporting on stuff that is six months old making it sound breaking haha

    Thanks but we already knew this ages ago

    https://outline.com/zuBqYP
     
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