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Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by slotmachine, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    The obvious move would be for Canavan to move in to the CEO role replacing Gardner when he steps aside.

    McKinnon is returning to assist Pezet in a role he won't be doing shortly. Must be staying on to assist Canavan?

    Any chance McKinnon is learning the ropes to take over as head of football once Pezet takes Gardners role?
     
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  2. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    With respect to Alex what qualification does he have for a scout let alone a management role. Good on the club for looking after him but it is what it is.
     
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  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    What qualifications does any scout have?
    ex player with a decent brain seems to be all that is required.
     
  4. R_A

    R_A Darren Albert

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    Yeah was going to say, lol. The only thing you can really have is experience. And you have to start somewhere.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And Alex's high profile with Fox will help him get access to kids much more easily.

    Good luck to the guy!
     
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  6. Jaybro

    Jaybro Keith Beauchamp

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    Didn't Alex scout and find most of our Harold Matts side from last year??? or is that just a nice story that was doing the rounds ?
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Troy Pezet probably found the halfback (Jonah Pezet) - possibly in his lounge room.
     
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    Still_Nutty Kade Snowden

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    LMAO --- best laugh I've had today Billy! :lol::lol::lol: :applause:
     
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    Simon Templar Matt White

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    Well done Billy, still laughing nearly lost my lunch when I read it.
     
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    Still_Nutty Kade Snowden

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    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/...et-to-be-offered-a-new-deal-for-2019/?cs=2503

    The uncertainty surrounding the future of Ken Sio is set to be resolved with the club ready to offer the Newcastle Knights winger a contract extension.


    Sio met with recruitment boss Troy Pezet last Friday and was told he was in the Knights plans for next season despite the signing of Cronulla winger Edrick Lee to bolster Newcastle’s depth in the outside backs.

    There had been suggestions Sio could be squeezed out but Pezet told the Newcastle Herald he is still in the club’s plans for 2019.


    "I caught up with Kenny Sio late last week for a chat and we will be making him an offer,” Pezet said.

    “He's a good pro Kenny. He’s a goal-kicker, a good finisher and a good fella and we'd like him to stay.

    "He trains well, the boys like him and he is well respected right throughout the club so hopefully, we can get something done there.”

    It’s understood Pezet was due to meet with Sio’s manager Sam Ayoub yesterday to kick off negotiations.

    Sio, who is just two games shy of bringing up 100 NRL games, has previously made no secret of his desire to remain at the club and told the Newcastle Herald earlier this year that even if he was forced to continue his NRL career elsewhere, he would bring his family back to Newcastle to live when he finished up.

    “Whatever happens with my footy, we’ll be coming back here to Newcastle to live when it’s all over,”he said back in April.

    “The family loves it here and my partner [Victoria] has a good job. This is where we want to settle down long-term. Hopefully, there will be no reason to have to leave.”

    It now appears there won’t be provided Sio and the Knights can reach a financial deal that satisfies both parties.

    After being over-looked for the opening four NRL games this year, a season-ending knee injury to Tautau Moga against St George Illawarra gave Sio his chance in round 5 and he played the final 20 games in the top grade.

    He finished as the club’s leading try-scorer and points scorer with 12 tries and 98 points.

    Meanwhile, young centre Cory Denniss’ future remains clouded with an agreement yet to be reached.


    The Knights made an offer to Denniss months ago but it was rejected with his manager Gavin Orr opting to test his value in the marketplace.

    "I met with Gavin last Sunday and obviously, we'd like Cory to stay,” Pezet said.

    "He is a good local kid that's come through Matts, Ball and Under 20's right through to first grade and it would be good for him to stay here and I'm sure Cory wants to stay.

    “We’ll keep talking.”
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sio is just taking up a place in reserve grade that could be used for Andrews, Musgrove or even Lauclan Walmsley who has been player of the year in the real NRL and is close to signing with a few Sydney clubs.
     
  12. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sio gets a lot of unfair criticism. He's no D Albert but he's pretty solid.
     
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    danknights Timana Tahu

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    Sio is the hard worker who does all the things you want from your winger. Might not be the classiest but can finish off quite well. I'd keep him.
     
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  14. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sio is OK, but he shouldn't get a game of firstgrade next year, and he is too old to carry in reserve grade.
    You could probably say the same about Ross, but he is already signed.
     
  15. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    I'm glad Sio is getting a contract. The guy isn't the flashiest winger but he gets the job done, is consistent every game and doesn't cause any dramas. Good club player.
     
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    Tubby Graeme Foster

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    He's only 27, surprisingly
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Sio is too old for reserves than what does that say about Clint Newton? :shrug:

    For your NRL side to have good depth they need the next best options in reserve grade and Sio is that, at the moment. May not be the flashiest winger going around but is solid overall and does his job 9 times out of 10.
     
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  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The top squad has been cut down to 30, which is just enough. You can't carry old guys on the books to play reserve grade now.
    Most clubs used much younger squads in reserve grade this year. We had 13 players under 20 at different times.
    The perfect mix is 30 guys with a genuine chance to play firstgrade and all other players guys who might improve enough to play firstgrade - no old guys on the slide.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Clint Newton

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    Unfortunately youth and experience don't go together, need a few old heads and backup
     
  20. Jaybro

    Jaybro Keith Beauchamp

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    Depth killed us this year and still people want to cut any player who isn’t in the round 1 side
     
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