Sione Mata'utia may not be re-signed

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by Kurriboy, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Still_Nutty

    Still_Nutty Matt Hilder

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    I've got to think that Brown and Mooney clearly looked at Pete and consider he is at his ceiling and didn't adapt or develop to the playing style that they were looking for this year.

    I was happy enough to keep Pete as a depth player on appropriate coin for us but I guess they are clearly focussed and in control of what they want to do with the club. It would appear that younger players, yet to reach their potential (in the coach and football managers eyes) are a better investment for our club in moving forward than the known quantity that Pete was to them...and I'm happy with them making those calls at this stage because everything I have seen to date has proven to be an improvement on the club's capability.
     
  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Jason Moodie

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    Do you think Sione would have been rested as he has been this year, if not for the Mcmanus case against us? I can understand the club being overly cautious.

    I am hopeful now that we are a private entity, that we see a change in this regard both with knee jerk NRL sanctions, and in refereeing decisions. Harder to take action against a team you don't own, politically.
     
  3. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    They wanted to keep Pete, but Pete wanted a better deal than they were offering. If they are chasing Hawkins & Satini, then that gives you an idea of the kind of position in the squad they wanted Pete as, a cheap back who if he trains well enough, can grab a position, if not, then a depth player in Cup who won't be costing much.
     
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  4. beau

    beau Peter Malcolm

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    Sione back to the centres I reckon just has to have a very good off season.


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  5. Still_Nutty

    Still_Nutty Matt Hilder

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    I think the length of contract Pete was chasing was the other main negative for us
     
  6. Knighted

    Knighted Glen Frendo

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    Anyone know how many concussions Sione has had this year and which rounds?

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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Beaumont Paul the Chief Harragon

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    Where does it say "being tough" ? He says he tries to be too aggressive. That'll do me people bagging a young bloke for trying to be aggressive. If He does play again (I think he'll retire) I hope he goes to another Club. Mullen all over again ie bagged by our own supporters.
     
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  9. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Again we move heaven and earth for a bloke that has never been that good.

    Good to see people still drinking Bennetts coolade.

    Again name 1 game were he has been best on field.

    Even without the injuries send him and his brothers packing. Last of the overpaid/overhyped brigade with hodkinson.

    Reminds me of a poor mans Tyrone Peachy without any skill/ball playing.

    In the mid 90s early 2000s he would have been good but now with his size and build is built to be belted
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nothing tough about being punchy at 50.
     
  11. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Win against the Raiders this year :)
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Pretty sure there was several games he was voted best on this forum. Will have to look at the MSKOTW voting to see which ones
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Wouldn't put much stock in that tbh. Some people give him 3 points for lacing up the boots.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He is not suited to even being 'aggressive' playing with the big guys Beaumont. He is being knocked senseless year after year. If he is not moved out of the pigs he has a limited career.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    Might be better to be moved out with limited career than stay and have no career
     
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    Left Foot Mark Sargent

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    For mine he should’ve stayed on the wing for the first few years of his career then maybe shift him one in to centre later down the track.
    He’s just too small to be playing in the forwards and he’s going to have a very short career.
    I don’t think he’s going to learn much under Browny.
    At this stage of his career he’s better off going to Melbourne or the Broncos.
     
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    Or the Chooks. I'm sure they have the cash lying around.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Or........ Play players better in the position.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    And some give him none no matter how he played
     
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    Could give Sione a chance as sub. See how how he goes with his head knocks and his game go to another level, otherwise spots are filling fast and he could lose out.
     

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