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  1. Chief Longhorn

    Chief Longhorn Graham Settree

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    Maybe Jeremy Smith! None of the others would know that a 70's porn star even existed, let alone what one looked like!!!!:shock::dancing:
     
  2. Joshhh

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    True News: Cory Denniss

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    As Newcastle Knight Cory Denniss gears up to play his fifth game in the NRL on Saturday against the North Queensland Cowboys, he has answered questions from Newcastle Knights Members and fans.

    Kellie Davis via Twitter: You’ve got great speed and are strong in defence. What do you think your biggest strength is as a player?

    Cory Denniss: I try to be an all-round type of player. I try to be strong in attack and defence as well as with my communication. Overall I am trying to be the best I can.

    Daniel Hill via Twitter: What’s it like to be an NRL player when two months ago you were just a regular person?


    Cory Denniss: It’s still very surreal and I’m still getting the hang of it. It’s very different.

    Hull Kiwi via Twitter: If you weren’t on track to be an NRL star, what would you be when you grow up?

    Cory Denniss: I would probably still be doing my telecommunications traineeship fixing up phone lines.

    Nathan Ross via Twitter: Do pelicans live in Pelican?

    Cory Denniss: Pelicans do sometimes come around and live in pelican.

    Robert Crosby via Twitter: Are you surprised by how quickly you’ve risen from Lakes U19s last year to first grade? When are you contracted until?

    Cory Denniss: It’s a big shock and a big change. Every step is a new adventure and it’s exciting. Until the end of next year.

    Dylan MacLean via Facebook: Hey Cory, have you ever thought of playing in the second row?

    Cory Denniss: Maybe in a few years if I put on a bit more size. It could well happen.

    Paul D’Aquino via Facebook: What are your long-term plans? Do they involve staying in the red and blue?

    Cory Denniss: I hope so. It’s a great place with great people. If that could happen it would be great.

    Melissa Keeton Simpson via Facebook: Hey I reckon you’re having a great start to first grade. I bet you were nervous?

    Cory Denniss: I was very nervous and it was a big shock. When I got the call up I was nervous and excited. I still get nervous before every game, but I will get used to it I guess.

    Adrian Kelly via Facebook: How are you finding the change from NYC to NRL. Is it what you expected?

    Cory Denniss: It’s very physical and a big physical change. It’s always a lot quicker which has been the biggest difference.

    Anthony St. Pats Atoni via Facebook: Any pre-game superstitions?

    Cory Denniss: I like to go for a swim before a game. Either at the beach, or if we are away, just in the pool.

    Ben Arnott via Facebook: How is the pace of first grade and what is it like to run out to the home crowd?

    Cory Denniss: The pace of first grade is very quick and you have to be switched on for the whole 80 minutes. I Iove running out in front of a home crowd. It gives me goose bumps every time. It’s a great feeling as I used to go and watch the Knights’ games when I was younger.

    Brendon Cross via Facebook: Can you drive a manual?

    Cory Denniss: Not very well. You had to push start me on a 40 degree day one time. (Brendon is one of Cory’s mates from work).

    Andrew Murray via Twitter: Do you ever consider shaving your moustache?

    Cory Denniss: I sort of started growing it and am going to keep growing it, it’s not coming off.

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  3. member 2299

    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ahhh RossDawg you are a scream. Is it a mo? I thought it was a shadow on the photo!
     
  4. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Worst insider ever.
     
  5. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Matt Gidley is answering questions this Friday, tweet your questions with the hashtag #TrueNews or email media@newcastleknights.com.au before 7pm tonight.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    [FONT=&amp]TRUE NEWS: Matt Gidley
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    This week the NRL announced a Divestment Committee to assist with the sale process of the Newcastle Knights.

    Following the announcement, club CEO Matt Gidley invited questions from Members and supporters.

    David Wilson: What new things are you hoping a new owner will bring to the club compared to our current NRL ownership?


    Matt Gidley: The committee will agree on a criteria for the preferred ownership model moving forward. I presume financial stability and community engagement will be a key focus in any ownership discussions.


    Adrian Kelly: Hi Matt, what is the timeframe for the committee to advise of the best option for the new ownership of the club?


    Matt Gidley: There is no set timeframe Adrian. The NRL have made it clear that long term stability and community engagement are key and will delay any decisions regarding ownership until they are satisfied they have achieved both.


    Warren Sterling: Will we consider the South Sydney model of 20 per cent member ownership?


    Matt Gidley: Hi Warren. The committee will consider a variety of ownership models before deciding what is in the long-term best interests of the game, the Club and the community.


    Simon Mortimore: Matt, what learning’s can be taken away from the progress Cronulla has shown from 2013 to now?


    Matt Gidley: Hi Simon. Interesting you mention Cronulla. Darren Mooney is our new GM of Football and he has spent the last six years building the current Sharks roster. Darren has a very clear strategy in terms of our roster management and is in the early stages of implementing it.


    Les Haynes: Is it true that the NRL has knocked back an offer from the owner of the Salford Reds? If so why, because that would make a joint venture which sounds like good business. It would also lift the profile of our club overseas.


    Matt Gidley: Hi Les. I am not aware of any ownership propositions to date. This will now be considered and managed by the Divestment Committee that the NRL announced this week. Once the committee completes their part of the process, they will make a recommendation to the NRL Commission.


    Danny Millar: I am enquiring about the movement of players to and from the Knights. There seems to be a quantity of top line players eager to leave the club. These players then become regular first graders and stars with their new club. Can you explain why this is happening?


    Matt Gidley: Nathan Brown has a very clear philosophy in terms of our team moving forward. Nathan has a focus on giving young local players an opportunity to play NRL. The emerging players will require quality, experienced players to support their development. Nathan and our GM of Football Darren Mooney are in the early stages of developing our team for the future.

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  7. Ethan

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    Simon Mortimore: Matt, what learning’s can be taken away from the progress Cronulla has shown from 2013 to now?

    Matt Gidley: Hi Simon. Interesting you mention Cronulla. Darren Mooney is our new GM of Football and he has spent the last six years building the current Sharks roster......This bit is interesting (Early stages)..... Darren has a very clear strategy in terms of our roster management and is in the early stages of implementing it.

     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    As per usual Midley nothing of any interest. Man should enter politics. They all have a 'very clear stategy and plan' real business talk.

    And as per usual, committees keep minutes and waste hours.
     
  9. Mr Goanna

    Mr Goanna hung up on the glory days

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    fantastic centre, probably the best we've ever had but...i'm sure he didn't use 'management speak' until he got this job...
     
  10. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    dont understand the point of Gidley, Brown or any other staff doing these. Its always the same basic answers that tell us nothing,
    Stick to giving these to the players imo
     
  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Adam MacDougall

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    Agree josh... its very pointless to even answer the questions if he isnt going to answer with some real points.
    His definitely leant how to speak in backwards riddles since putting on a suit.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I ask a question every time. A question that would at time take some thought to answer. never had a reply.Says it all really.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ditto Beaumont Ditto. He did answer one I allegedly asked but it was all changed, the guts pulled out with no mention of how much we are into the NRL for, which is a pretty important question as they are trying to 'divest' is to ten to twenty mill!
     
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    TRUE NEWS: Jarrod Mullen

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    Newcastle Knights' five-eighth Jarrod Mullen is set to make a long-awaited return to the field after being cleared to play after recovering from a hamstring injury.

    The veteran half is eager to be back on the paddock alongside his teammates to take on the Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium this Sunday.

    In the lead up to the Round 19 match, Mullen has answered questions from Knights Members and fans.

    Adrian Kelly via Facebook: Which youngster has impressed you this year for the Knights?

    Jarrod Mullen: Definitely Sione (Mata'utia), he's a player who we will build the Club around in the future. He's one of those players everyone wants to play with and he's still only 20 years old.

    It's freaky how good he's going to be, so he's definitely a player who keeps impressing me.

    @tomryutwitch via Twitter: If you weren’t a footballer, what other dream would you have pursued?

    Jarrod Mullen: It's hard to say because I've always wanted to be a football player from a young age and was always really passionate about it. There's not much else that I've ever thought about doing.

    @rossdog4 (Nathan Ross) via Twitter: If you could swap places with one teammate for a day, who would it be and why?

    Jarrod Mullen: Nathan Ross, because I want to know what is going on in that head of his.

    Bilal El Hage via Facebook: How long do you think it would take Newcastle to become premiership contenders?

    Jarrod Mullen: In the next couple of years with the younger players coming through. At the moment it is looking good for the Knights and I look forward to the future.

    @RussBear82 via Twitter: If you were Adam MacDougall, what would you name your biceps?

    Jarrod Mullen: (Laughs) Good question, but I really don't know.

    Leslie via email: Who was your biggest influence when you were a young player?

    Jarrod Mullen: It has been pretty well documented Joey (Johns) has had a lot to do with my career early on, he has helped me a lot with my skills and stuff like that. All the players help each other out and have different ideas and ways to help, so I suppose everyone here is influencing my game.

    Damien McFarland via Facebook: What was it like putting in the time to get back out and play with the boys after your injury?

    Jarrod Mullen: It was pretty torturous. You do a lot of long hours behind the scenes. It is tough going but it's all worth it to get back out there.

    @rossdog4 (Nathan Ross) via Twitter: Who is the funniest team member?

    Jarrod Mullen: I think Trent Hodkinson is pretty funny.

    Don't miss out on Jarrod Mullen's return when the Knights take on the Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium this Sunday!

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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's interesting that Mullo still rates Sione as our best young player.

    I suppose that's fair, because the next best from last year, Levi, hurt his back in the 9s and hasn't had a really great game this year yet.

    The two I think have come from nowhere this year to be our 2nd and 3rd best 20 or unders are Daniel Saifiti and Jack Cogger, neither of whom had played a game of seniors before this year.
     
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    I think Sione is the obvious choice. He's not really starring, but he's playing well above his age. He's looking more & more like a seasoned first-grader & is basically one of our most experienced players now. Daniel Saifiti has had a few absolutely freakish games & is still learning his way. Everyone else has held their own, but Sione easily has the title of best young player at the club right now, Daniel coming in second.
     
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    Nathan Ross is taking questions this week, tweet your questions with the hashtag #TrueNews or email media@newcastleknights.com.au before 11am tomorrow.
     
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    Jeremy Smith is taking questions this week, tweet your questions with the hashtag #TrueNews or email media@newcastleknights.com.au before 11am tomorrow.
     

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