Mitch Barnett re-signs with the Knights until the end of 2020

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  1. Kim1ill

    Kim1ill David Thorne

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    He reminds me of one of my other favourite Knight via the Raiders - BK. both cranky animals..
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don't even care about losing Tapine anymore. I'm happy with Mitch and he's showing plenty of comittment and potential.
     
  3. Kenny Powers

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    Tapine is a strange prospect. Its looks as though he could be anything, but doesn't seem to have the motor or attitude to grind and compete the way the best forwards do on a weekly basis

    Its probably the reason he hasn't pushed his way into the starting side yet. Because there's no doubt he's got more ability than most of that starting backrow
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tapine came under the influence of guys like Scott, Boyd, BJ and Willie at the Knights and now only makes an effort if it ups his dollar value.
    The big difference is all those others have done big things before resting on their laurels, and Tapine is just getting away with exploiting his potential.

    The moment that sticks in my mind about him is at a reserve grade game he was sent out and after 10 minutes I heard Matt Lantry shout into his two way for the trainer to tell him that if he didn't have a go he was coming off, and the next hit up he actually tried and scored a 15 metre try. He has massive potential, but we are well rid of him.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Barnett's form will have him in consideration for a State of Convenience bench spot if he can stay on the field.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    I hope not member. We need him playing for the knights. He keeps form up and he will deserve to play origin but not just yet.
     
  7. Kenny Powers

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    Ooooh big call!!!!

    Personally I dont think he will get a mention, his form is good but not quite SOO. He will need to play as he did in rnd1 for the next 2 months straight. And that, I reckon, might be too difficult for him.

    But if he does manage it, then he definitely deserves to be considered
     
  8. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hmmm
    Didnt u claim this for Barnett and Sione in the pre-season?
     
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    Hunterstelvis Banned

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    if he was selected it would mean we're playing well. The team needs some rep players can only be a good thing for other players considering coming to the club.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Don't think that is 100% correct. Dylan walker got selected and manly were playing poor. Creating a successful side doesn't always include massive names.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Walker got a run because of Bob Fulton..... that is 100% the only reason he did.
     
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  12. Kenny Powers

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    I predicted that Sione would take his game to another level and be considered for origin--the opposite has happened.

    I claimed that Barnett was origin potential, but I didn't know he'd do it so soon
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Barnett is miles from Origin.
     
  14. Hunterstelvis

    Hunterstelvis Banned

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    Bob Fulton says hello. Yes the games politics helps.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    By memory ur words were that Sione and Barnett will be top 5 backrowers in the game this yr.... did u not?

    Id love it to come true but as i said then and now.... they are miles off a look in.
     
  16. Kenny Powers

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    No. I said that about Sione. Not Barnett.

    I said Barnett has a higher ceiling than Sione

    Get it right.

    So far, all I'm guilty of is predicting Barnett's rise, and being over enthusiastic about Sione. And that's not to say that Sione won't get better with each game as he adapts to the extra weight, which is a likely scenario. What's your point?
     
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    How did you find that out? Media? Or straight from the horse's mouth?
     
  18. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    My point is someone calls Barnett out as a SOO player u call it a (big call)
    3 months ago u shouted those same calls.... not sure why u now would debate that call?
    Seems weird to me.
     
  19. Kenny Powers

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    It's true

    My uncle has close links with the club, and the blokes running the show. It happened.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I know for a fact Walker got the call up due to Fulton.... it was a hand shake deal to get walker to Manly in the first place.
     
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