Knights sign Kurt Mann on a 3 year deal

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  1. josh2010

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

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    according too barry Toohey we are after Mann and Jennings and have met with either the players or their managers with in the last week!
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Jennings would be the worst signing in club history.
    800k for a washed up pensioner.

    Kurt Mann on a fringe contract is good value. He won't be in the top 17 if all are fit, but he could fill in at any position from 1-7. He won an under 18s national title with the club, but all the guys he played with have moved on - Pat Mat was the last of them.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    At least they've realised Sione isn't a centre.
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Mann would be brought in to fill that bench utility role id guess, and jennings as someone who can be a back line utility. But he isnt one im fussed if we dont get
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Jennings isn't a back line utility, he's a centre.
     
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    He’s also well and truely past his best. As much as you hate Sione is a better option at this stage.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Cory Denniss for 200k is a much better option than Jennings for 800k.
     
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    You would think Mann is sick of being a utility
     
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    Every team needs a good one and Mann is that guy.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Mann is very similar at fullback and 5/8 to Connor Watson, but I doubt he could play hooker.
    We need another option for fullback and 5/8 - we have no injury cover right now - Lino is really just a 7.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not even close. At least Jennings can defend in the centres.
    As much as fans want to pretend Sione is a centre, the club isn't looking at these players because they think he's a long term option there. Especially with Moga to come back and Brown saying Sione is moving back to second row.
     
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    alexwilliams Robbie McCormack

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    Toohey has also said Knights will only be interested in him if Parra pay half of his deal
     
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    I don’t know why we’re after Jennings to be honest especially if Moga is good to go. He’s too expensive and well past his best. I think we’re all set for backs.

    We struggle because our opponents dominate us through the middle. Our backline (with the new additions) and edge forwards are fine. Surely Brown and co see this?
     
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    Jaybro Keith Beauchamp

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    Everybody calm down we wouldn’t be paying Jennings 800k

    Not keen on either player, what happened to saving money for three marquee players

    I’m still sulking we didn’t sign Matterson
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I assume the thinking is we have one, fit, first grade centre for round 1 2019, which isn't enough.
    Moga is due back round 5 and after 4 acls they don't trust him...

    Signing another centre doesn't preclude getting more middle forwards in.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BarryToohey/status/1048371714827071489

    Doesn't sound like toohey is confident of that big name forward for 2019 though.
     
  16. luke46

    luke46 Jake Mamo

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    I would have thought Watson, buhrer and Sione would be fighting over 14.
     
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    Hughburt6 Trent Hodkinson

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    Where would matterson fit? Give it up
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Watson is fullback unless they sign someone else
     
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    1 Watson
    6 Ponga
    7 Pearce
    9 Levi
    14 Mann

    Thats what id think we would see
     
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