Official: Brendan Elliot leaving the Knights

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by rhugh89, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. danknights

    danknights Clint Newton

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    NO!!!!! He can't go! I'll accept it if we get a ridiculously good centre but if we don't I'll be pissed!
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Lefty Wayne Richards

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    We really need to sign a good centre.

    I wonder if they are planning to play Sione there.


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    krustykraz Cory Denniss

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    I'm disappointed he didn't get more game time this year and a contract. he must have rubbed Browny the wrong way.
     
  5. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Scott Conley

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    A shame I thought he showed enough to get a contract.

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  6. Beatell

    Beatell Charlie McAlister

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    I think he played well and I don’t think Browny felt differently but obviously wants to free up cash waiting for a big fish to bite. Same thing happened with Pete M


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  7. Lefty

    Lefty Wayne Richards

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    I thought Elliot played well this year and deserved more opportunities in first grade.

    I'm sorry to see him go.


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  8. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Steve Linnane

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    If rumours are right 1.5mill in bank to buy then money to retain Elliot is not the problem. Maybe the same problem as Pete, terms not suitable, asking too much? Or the coach didn't like or want him.
    Hard to believe we have lost both Pete and Elliott with Gagai gone thought we would have at least kept one especially with no other centre signing at this time.
     
  9. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Steve Linnane

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    So do we know where he has gone, thought Titans were interested.
     
  10. danknights

    danknights Clint Newton

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    Brown is officially bonkers. If we don't sign a class centre then I'll be pissed off.
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We have let a few guys go who I won't be surprized to see playing firstgrade for someone else. Elliot, Pauli, Heath Gibbs, Sam McIntyre - all guys who still have improvement in them I think.

    We have a lot of depth next year, so hard decisions had to be made I suppose.
     
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    Battler Kade Snowden

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    I like Brendan Elliot and would have been happy for him to stay, but I trust the process. We can't keep them all I suppose.

    Perhaps he received a longer term deal elsewhere, like Pete..

    Given our astute recruitment to this point it is hard to be too critical.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Pretty bummed about him leaving as he improved out of sight this year. Wish him well, but gee I hope we’re searching for a quality centre cause the stocks are quite low now.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Likewise Matty but our centre stocks have been low for years if we needed Peter, Wardle and company.

    Roll on 2018!
     
  15. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Steve Linnane

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    Should have stuck with what we had until we were sure we could improve on it, no point in our forwards busting the opposition and no one to finish it
     
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    Wonder if now that his stint as CEO is come to an end, Gids might contemplate a comeback.....

    (closest thing I could come up with as a Friday Funny, I'm totally not serious) :giggle:
     
  17. Jekk

    Jekk Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    I'm annoyed about this too. I love Belliot and I think he should've stayed and gotten more game time this year. :fist:
     
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  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We have a lot of backline talent to squeeze into the team.
    4 of the 5 spots are already allocated to Ponga, SKD, Ross and Moga.
    The other spot comes down to Sio, Chanel, Tom Hughes, Meaney, Denniss, maybe Gagan is still here.

    If we sign someone else, there is no point signing a reserve grader or an old guy - we have plenty of them. If we can sign a quality backline player - do it - but a player of equal value to Elliot would be a waste of money.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Don't think I've ever seen such hand wringing over a couple of reserve graders like Elliott and Pete.
     
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    Elliot has signed with the Titans on a 1-year deal.
     
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