Knights possible targets for 2020

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by krustykraz, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Ethan

    Ethan Matthew Johns

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    Josh Reynolds ….It is understood the Tigers are prepared to pay up to half of Reynolds’ $800,000 salary for the next two seasons if he can find a new NRL home. What do you think for $400,000.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey already said club not interested. Presumably because we have Watson.
     
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  3. Ethan

    Ethan Matthew Johns

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    1 Ponga 2 Skd 3 Ramien 4 Ramien 5 Lee ..lol
     
  4. Ethan

    Ethan Matthew Johns

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    Yeah fair enough too... I think we have 3 good players in Watson , Mann and Lino although Lino still has a bit too learn but that's what they brought him here for too learn off Pearce .
     
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    Tubby Trent Hodkinson

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    Reynolds is a slower version of Watson IMO. Gives everything, can do some pretty impressive things amongst the brain snaps that can cost you a game
     
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    Frank McWilliams Timana Tahu

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    Can’t believe some are talking about signing while so much doubt about cap, updating contracts and having to let some players go. Let’s get by with what we have, retain who we can fill any losses with our young up and comers.
    If we can’t find the right player, 5/8 etc then don’t sign a fill in, get by with Lino, Watson, Mann and Crosslands for 2020 and look for the right one.
    If we lose Ese’ese then no point in signing a fill in when we have JSaf, King, Saulo on books along with some young potentials.
    Let’s rebuild with a clear cut plan, our cap crisis is mostly caused by overpaying some or buying players with a record of serious injury.
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga will be a 5/8 as soon as we have someone else who can do an adequate job at fullback.
    If he were at roosters or storm, he’d already be the next big thing in the halves.
    He is basically our 5/8 now anyway.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Timana Tahu

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    It’s strange that things work out as they do, if Ponga was always considered a switch to 5/8 then why didn’t we keep Meaney. He would have played games at 1 when Ponga out, played wing when Lee out and then been No1 at f/b when Ponga moved to 5/8 in 2020. At the moment we don’t have a back up f/b specialist, Mann is a fill in, Watson is a 9, Gagai is ???
    So what is Mann on and what did we offer Meaney. Not nocking Mann but have we got it right.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don’t think we can complain about losing one like Meaney when we seem to have been blessed with getting guys like Pearce, Ponga, SKD, Lee, Ramien, Glasby etc, and missing out on Greg and Jack Bird, Matt Scott and a heap of others we went after and luckily missed out on.
    Over the years the Knights have had no luck at all with recruiting, but right now we’d have 4 or 5 of the best we’ve had, so losing one or two is fair.
     
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  11. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Jamie Ainscough

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    I don’t think Meaney is a solid first grade option. He is safe yes, but he has a weak kick return, which is crucial imo
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm with your Hugh, Meaney isn't going to be someone we regret losing. Very few of those running around the NRL tbh.
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Meaney will never play for Australia, but he’ll have a solid career and be as good as Hunt, Lee, Mann and half our squad.
     
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    Tubby Trent Hodkinson

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    Anyone?
     
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    luke46 Alex McKinnon

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    Angus crighton is warming the bench at the roosters. Does he play the opposite side to fitzgibbon? I know he would come at a price but we could get sione, Barnett etc off our books.

    I'd consider giving pheonix crissland the 5/8 position. Hopefully we can get rid of some of these "utilities" I'd love a bench of Watson and 3 props next year. One of which would be jsaf.
     
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    krustykraz Darren Albert

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    I agree that we have way too many utilities and a bench with Watson and 3 props would be nice.

    Apparently Critchton is on 1mil for 3 years though, so that's a no from me.
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Crichton is massively overrated. Would prefer Barnett.
     
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    Apart from trying hard, I don't see what so many people on here see in Barnett. I think we need a bigger player than him who is a better defender and attacker.
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Crichton is worse defensively than Barnett. He’s done nothing in his career other than a few good games in 2017. Overpaid and overrated he’d be a terrible signing for us.
     
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    I'm not saying sign Crichton, but surely we can sign or develop a better player than Barnett. Having Barnett as one of our first choice backrowers is a sign of the malaise this club is in.
     

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