Toohey's News

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

  1. knightime

    knightime Matthew Rodwell

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    Speak for yourself! Haha. Agree with your take on Bennett's signings as well. Luckily for us, Brown and Mooney seem much more astute with recruitment.
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles Shane Vincent

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    I think his contract was extended and upgraded under Bennett.

    I didn't have a problem with Uate, the issue was Bennett forced him to deviate from style of play that saw Aku play his best footy.

    Aku was a damaging ball-runner and prolific try scorer, but really went off the rails under Bennett's coaching.
     
  3. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The knee and strawberry milk buggered Uate.
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Uate is the last member of our 2006 Flegg minor premiers still playing, with Mullen, Walsh, Patterson and Jono Wright all calling it quits this year. He goes alright for an old guy. If he manages to play out his 3 years of Esl contract he should finish close to 300 games and 200 tries.
     
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  5. Lefty

    Lefty Justin Holbrook

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    There is no Toohey’s News this week, just an article by Robert Dillon about the boot camp.


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  6. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Clinton O'Brien

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    Barry’s on his annual holiday, so that’s the reason for no Toohey’s News this week.
     
  7. Lefty

    Lefty Justin Holbrook

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    Do you know when he is due back relicorange?


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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    2077 would be a great start Lefty!
     
  9. Lefty

    Lefty Justin Holbrook

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    Member, what do you mean by 2077?


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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey was a News Corp hack supporting the Mariners and I do not forgive lightly old mate.
     
  11. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Sean Rudder

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    To me a grudge is just a place to park your car.

    What was he supposed to do, his employer was news and they tell him what to cover. Clearly they will be told to cover the super league.
     
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  12. Jaybro

    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    Geez give it up mate some people here probably weren't even born during the Super League War lol

    You won't find many bigger supporters or better servants to the game in the Newcastle and Hunter region than Baz
     
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  13. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yep the borstord should be boared from this port of the broadcast area!

    ---I'll see myself out---
     
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  14. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Toohey is one of the good ones. He and Steve Mascord are pretty much the only Rugby League journos worth feeding.
     
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    R_A Sean Rudder

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    Mascord was showing signs of butthurt-tedness when the Roosters revealed the hidden injuries with Cronk after the GF on Nine

    The media are scum.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Toohey is not a journalist - he is a sports reporter.
    An example - when Tinkler was in charge, the Newcastle Herald reported on how dodgy Tinkler's efforts to raise money by claiming he'd build a privately funded 3rd coal loader in Newcastle were, and how the "Hunter Ports" company that was listed as the major sponser for the Knights was a $2 shelf company that Tinkler was trying to use to con people out of money with a pie in the sky plan to build his coal loader. Because the Herald was running that important news story, Tinkler stopped giving Knights news to the Herald and gave all "scoops" to Toohey - which seriously hurt the Heralds business.
    In short, if anything bad were going on at the Knights, the last person to tell us will be Toohey, but the club trusts him to release all the good news and do "harm minimisation" if there is unavoidable bad news.
    For all the good news - Toohey is the man.
    If there is something serious happening - ignore Toohey - he'll only give you the "party line", or what the club wants you to hear.
     
  17. Joel

    Joel Touche...

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    He's a journalist who is respected and since Newcastle is a one club town respect goes a long way, unlike the culture of Sydney media. When Brown had a crack at Robert Dillon I'm sure his heart sank. It's not like he can move onto the Rabbits or Dogs like Buzz.
     
  18. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Dillon is an idiot. Negative as. His book about the Knights had so many errors in it too. Whoever got paid to edit it should be shot.
     
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    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    Lucky we have you Billy to give us all the bad news
     
  20. josh2010

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

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    - Knights dont need to sack Moga to continue their tough stance. Could be 90k (25%) fine + suspension
    - some of the stories eg Pearce playing up are complete BS with mo players being investigated by Integrity unit
    - having a dig at media for writing about the Brown contract situation for the 100000 time as well as the Ponga all blacks comment
    - Knights to sit down at seasons end to talk with Ponga about extending his contract
    - Brandon Russell one to watch
    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/...ws-why-moga-doesnt-need-to-be-sacked/?cs=2503
     
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