Official: The Wests Group buy the Newcastle Knights

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  1. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nah, not being good at tackling.
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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  3. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Scott Conley

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    Thats a lot of pressure on the club, top 4 result 4 out of 5 season on an ongoing basis is just not realistic. Putting pressure on the team and coaching staff to win every home game next year is a big expectation.

    It's clear Wests expect results, as stated in the article, they will handle the finance part, the rest is up to the others within the club.

    I'd be happy with top 8 4 out of 5 personally with a sprinkling of top 4. Each top 4 finish is a genuine shot at the premiership.
     
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    Volcom66853 Dan Tolar

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    Tbf he didn't say that was the expectation for next year. Just that he would be estatic if we did
     
  5. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Scott Conley

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    Well, he didn't go far off saying it was an expectation.

    I could be wrong, but my feeling of the town is to put in next year and climb the ladder, middle of the table result, knocking on the door of the top 8 would be a pass, making the top 8 outstanding. I don't think anybody is out there expecting us to win every home game.
     
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  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Go hard or go home.
    Wests should be going for top 4 every year.
    They won't get there, but if they aren't setting that as the goal, they are kidding.
     
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    listo Evan Cochrane

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    All I saw in that was they want to be top 4, 4 out of 5 years. Instead of too much pressure, I just figured we are now like every other team in the comp
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I reckon they should say we're going to win four premierships like tinkler. That worked out great.
     
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    R_A Todd Bates

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    Well, no one wants to hear 'we'll do our best and hope to make the finals", might as well aim high and be professional which is something the team hasn't done/been.

    I was tbh, hoping for hear of a full spread of things with their views on a variety of topics involving the Knights but I guess it's too soon for that considering they haven't done their due dilgence with the books yet.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don't think that will happen until they officially take over ownership come November 1.

    It would be wrong to suggest Phil Gardiner would go into any transaction without due diligence.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nice to be in it to win it even if we don't.
     
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    Ven Tea Ropati

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    Wests are a smart group of people, they don't do anything with a view to be average. It's in their best interests financially and reputation wise for the knights to be a top string side. They'll do everything in their power to make that happen
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Newcastle Knights Board update


    Fri 1st September, 01:30PM


    The nib Newcastle Knights wish to acknowledge the Club’s departing Board of directors, who have stood down as part of the transition process to full ownership by The Wests Group.

    After assuming control of the Knights, the NRL appointed a seven-person Board in November of 2014.

    The Board comprised of Chair Brian McGuigan as well as John Quayle, Mark Fitzgibbon, Eileen Doyle, Katie Brassil, Peter Shear and Philip Gardner.

    The Board developed and oversaw the Club’s 2015-2017 Strategic Plan, which delivered a number of key achievements including securing a new and stable long-term ownership model for the Club.

    The Board were influential in the Centre of Excellence project for the community and oversaw record investment into the Club’s junior development and pathway programs.

    The Board also improved the financial position of the Club with a profit forecast for 2018 and significantly enhanced governance and risk management frameworks and procedures.

    “We wish to thank Brian, John, Mark, Eileen, Katie and Peter for their valuable contribution to the Club,” CEO Matt Gidley said.

    “There is no doubt they each leave the Club far better and stronger for their influence and involvement as a board member.”

    An interim board of Tony Crawford (NRL) and Philip Gardner (The Wests Group) will be in place from September 1 until November 1. The Wests Group will appoint their own board following the official takeover on November 1.


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/08/15/newcastle_knights_bo.html
     
  15. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No doubt we've had some rough times when we've all wanted to reach for the razor blades (some more than most), but a big round of applause should be offered to all the office, Gids and the Board. Because there is zero doubt we are now financially secure evermore and arguably in the top 4, for most resourced and financially secure club in the NRL.

    #goknights.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Indeed Scaleybugs 100% correct.

    Even those of us who have always despised the maggots have to be over the moon with the way things have gone.
     
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    Kurriboy Scott Conley

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    Gidley has now officially announced he will step down when wests take over.

    This from sporting news

    "Outgoing Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle has been linked to the club after announcing her departure from Belmore earlier in the year."

    Surely thats a g up from sporting news.

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    Matt Gidley announces Club departure


    Fri 22nd September, 09:07AM


    nib Newcastle Knights Chief Executive Officer Matt Gidley will stand down from his position, effective November 1.

    Gidley began his commercial tenure with the Club in 2010 as Business Development Manager, before commencing as CEO in 2011.

    During Gidley’s tenure, the Club has successfully delivered a number of strategic initiatives that will deliver sustained long-term success.

    This includes a long-term stable ownership model, funding to deliver a Centre of Excellence for the community, increased investment and resources into the Club’s junior development department and profitability in 2018.

    With the Club transitioning to ownership under The Wests Group, Gidley believes the time is right to step down from his position.

    “There is no doubt the Club has faced significant challenges in the last decade and we have navigated our way through this period, which has required enormous change to be implemented across the organisation,” Gidley said.

    “The vast majority of this change is now complete and it is an appropriate time for me to take a break.

    “I would like to thank the Board of Directors, staff, players, partners, members and supporters for your patience and loyalty while we undertook the arduous task of rebuilding the Club.

    “I am very confident the foundations have now been established to deliver the Club and the team you all fully deserve.”

    Gidley will continue to assist the Club as it transitions to ownership under The Wests Group, concluding his tenure on November 1.

    “The scale of the challenges that Matt and his team have overcome cannot be understated," NRL’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Club and State Services Tony Crawford said.

    "Matt has made a wonderful contribution to the Club and community and needs to be commended for his tenure at the Newcastle Knights.

    “There is no doubt Matt leaves the Club in a significantly stronger position to deliver long-term success, both on and off the field.”


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/09/22/matt_gidley_announce.html
     
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    Cracking News!

    Great Result!

    Up The Mighty Knights!
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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