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Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by Joshhh, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Ethan

    Ethan Clint Newton

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    There dad did tell me they would sign for life right now and don't want to play anywhere else ....But we all know money talks ...
     
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    Jaybro David Fa'alogo

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    After watching Gagai talk up how much he loved Newcastle and didnt want to leave I won't believe any player .....
     
  3. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Here's a good one for everyone. Nathan Brown is answering questions this week. Email your question to media@newcastleknights.com.au before 10am on Tuesday.
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    waits for thee copy and paste answers
     
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    danknights Clint Newton

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    "It's just where we are at, at the minute"
     
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    daverene Jake Mamo

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    "and where we will continue to be, while I am the coach" :brickwall:
     
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  8. Ethan

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    The NRL is on the verge of selling the struggling Newcastle Knights in a multi-million dollar deal that will ensure the club becomes a long-term rugby league powerhouse.

    The Daily Telegraph understands the purchasers — the thriving Wests Leagues club group which made a $23 million profit last year — will commit up to $10 million to new centre of excellence and a cash injection into grassroots football in the Hunter as part of the agreement.
    The deal is being finalised by lawyers and is expected to be announced before the end of the week.

    Wests Group is a flourishing business with a $143 million turnover that makes regular multi-million dollar profits with assets including six thriving licensed clubs and two accommodation hotels.

    With the NRL’s annual $13 million funding agreements to kick in from November, the Knights will relaunch under new ownership with no debts and with the opportunity to become one of the most powerful sporting organisations in the country.

    The Daily Telegraph understands the new buyers will support coach Nathan Brown and his long-term strategy for sustained success.
    Wisely, the NRL is trying to get the game strong in Newcastle rather than grab a large lump sum payment. It’s why they pushed for a sale model involving the centre of excellence and grassroots funding.

    Despite two years on the bottom of the ladder, the Knights still enjoy phenomenal support in the Hunter.

    Their average home crowd is 15,753 this year which puts them fourth in the NRL behind the Broncos, Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters, who are bumped up by the 40,000 plus crowd on Anzac Day.

    With funding of $3 million more than the salary cap combined with the management expertise of the Wests Group, they are certain to run a profitable business.

    Earlier this year with potential buyers reluctant to come to the table, even a relocation to Ipswich was one of the options considered.
    “We wanted to hold out for the right buyer for the club and for the game,” an NRL source said.

    “And we all want the Knights to be owned locally so there is community ownership of the club.

    “The deal is not quite done yet but this proposal will get the fans the strong club they need, on and off the field.”

    The Daily Telegraph understands the NRL rejected bids from other parties with more lucrative offers for the Knights. Instead it wanted a buyer who would strengthen rugby league in an old heartland......Sounds promising and sounds like if it happens Brown wont be going anywhere ........
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Also Ethan read the Chairman's release this is a long, long way away, if at all, as the Board is taking it to the members as a simple plebiscite 'Yes' or 'No' vote.

    Within the West Club/s opponents have begun working on a vote no campaign. I would be doubtful if it proceeds this year, but I sure hope so!
     
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    Chief Longhorn Darren Meredith

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    Taking this to the members is my only concern with this deal! It would be quicker and would definitely go ahead if the board just ratified the deal, I am not sure how alot of Wests members feel about the Knights???? It would be a crying shame if this didn't go ahead!
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Going to be interesting to see the what weirdos come out of the woodwork campaigning for/against the purchase.
     
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    BETTERTHANLEGO Jacob Saifiti

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    Gosh wouldn't it be great if Wests finally did something for the community as opposed to just taking its money (pokies etc)
     
  13. Ethan

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    I read that thing about the members not wanting to buy the Knights but also that the board can do it without a vote so it will be interesting especially if its done before the end of the week as it says ...1 thing about Wests they allways make money ...
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Really enjoyed the Brown Q&A. Provided some nice, in depth answers and didn't shy away from anything. Also got a bit of lower grade questions as well. Starling, Saulo, Meaney, Gibbs, McIntyre got a mention from him as players who we'd be further developing among some.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Highlights at work and can't watch.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If Brown was as good at coaching as he was at PR we'd be premiers already.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Heath Gibbs is a funny one. I see his tries on the weekend have taken him to equal with Matt Cooper as our top try scorer on 10 for the season, but the rest of his stats aren't that impressive. Having said that, you just have to see him play to see a bit of the Psycho Ronny Gibbs in him, and he is going to be a big boy when he fills out.
     
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    Nathan Brown is about to be on Talkin Sport. Interested to get his thoughts on old Lefty's bid for his job...
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    lol Defender that is a scream.
     
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