Trent Merrin

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by Ethan, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Ethan

    Ethan Steve Simpson

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    No idea how true this is I read it on a Knights supporters group on facebook

    The Newcastle Knights are very interested and keen on signing Penrith Panthers forward Trent Merrin for season 2019 and beyond!.

    They have him on their radar and the Penrith Panthers have no issue in releasing him as long as both clubs reach an agreement.
     
  2. knightime

    knightime Robbie O'Davis

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    Not much of a rumour though. Pretty well-known we’re after some forwards. And of course no player would be released to another club without mutual agreement.
     
  3. Lockwire211

    Lockwire211 Nathan Ross

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    Him and TPJ into the forward pack and we’d be ready to roll!!
     
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    krustykraz Daniel Abraham

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    He'd be a good upgrade on Heino.
    He's on reportadly 750k, would the Panthers pay part of his freight if they want him gone?
    I hear they need to relieve some cap pressure to try and upgrade Cleary and Waqa Blake.
     
  5. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    Force the issue make a good offer for Cleary and Blake, force the issue
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Never poor old plod he is well past his best, like me!
     
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    R_A Adam Woolnough

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    If the Bulldogs can pay for $150k for four years of Woods then I'm sure Penrith can pay $150k, us 600k of his salary for next year.
     
  8. luke46

    luke46 Tony Kemp

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    I like Merrin and we need middle forwards but my concern is how much we pay him. Did he sign a back ended deal around the time he was playing for NSW, Australia? If we are taking on that contract I'm not sure that he is still worth that value forwards like ese might be a lot better value.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    $750,000 for that tired, worn out, mediocre prop?

    He ain't even worth the minimum pay of $110,000 for mine. What we have is better though we do need a nasty prop or two.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Mooney has an incredible strike rate in picking up players who have something left to give despite looking finished.
    Guerra was in not too much better form when we signed him.
    I wouldn't pick Merrin as a guy to sign, but if Mooney thinks he is worth a go, i'll be optimistic about him, at least until I see how he goes for a month or so.
     
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  11. Jaybro

    Jaybro Lenny Beckett

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    We need guys with aggression who can up in the opposition's faces, Merrin isn't really that guy but he's an upgrade on what we have.

    I'm really holding out for Napa *fingers crossed*
     
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    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    If we look at what we have we definately need a couple of middle forwards, if not two big strong robust types then at least one plus a steady type better than what we have, for example Napa and Merrin, although I'm not a Merrin fan.
     
  13. josh2010

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

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    Definitely wouldnt say no to Merrin. Especially if we can get TPJ here!
    8 Merrin
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    10 TPJ
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    12 Fitzy
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  14. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Yes to Merrin. He offers some 2nd phase play which is something that we lack big time.
     
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    Levil Kinevil Slappin the bass mon

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    He brings something we lack in the forwards with a little bit of flair with offloads and a late step at the line. Merrin plus any of the others would be incredible for our pack( TPJ, Napa, Klemmer (dreaming i know))
     
  16. Lockwire211

    Lockwire211 Nathan Ross

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    His form dropped when he moved to Penrith and consequently split up with his mrs. Maybe getting back to the coast (surfer I think) will get him back playing the use to.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Splitting with his wife might explain the beergut this year.
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    It’d explain this year but what’s his excuse for the past 10 years?
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He's blessed with a "wombat" like physic, but he is definitely carrying a bit more round the middle this year.
     
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    Would be very happy with Merrin as a signing. His been quieter this year than previous years but his still only 27 so has plenty left in the tank and even this year his still averaging 108m and 26 tackles a game.
     
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