Who will Bennett axe, retain & recruit for 2013?

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  1. Angelus

    Angelus Cory Denniss

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    After an initial euphoria,there's been lots of debate about how the Knights are performing as a team this year. Some say we lack quality players, others say our forwards are too soft. Errors, heart ,a lack of winning culture? Bennett will certainly cull and recruit for next year - who do you think will go and who will he pick to rebuild?
     
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  2. Sammyyy

    Sammyyy Knights 2013

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    Already thinking about 2013??? We're only in Round 10!!
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He did sack Wally Lewis as Bronco's Captain so no player should sign a long term renting agreement.
     
  4. Angelus

    Angelus Cory Denniss

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    Even Bennett is talking about a "work in progress". He is regularly moving players around (helped by injury issues for sure), but he must be assessing each player on they qualtities within the team and making judgements on their place in that team now and in the future.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Not counting Taia as he is already gone but these are the guys off-contract for sure.

    Sam Anderson
    Danny Buderus
    Ethan Cook
    Joel Edwards
    Richie Fa'aoso
    Marvin Filipo
    Chris Houston (has option for 3rd year)
    Daine Laurie
    Siuatonga Likiliki
    Willie Mason
    Kevin Naiqama
    Kyle O'Donnell
    Robbie Rochow
    Simione Sawene
    Will Smith
    Evarn Tuimavave
    Mark Wade

    Also Zero Tackle reckons Chris Adams & Rodney Mason are also off.

    So who do we keep & let go out of that lot?
     
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  6. Afro Zac

    Afro Zac Todd Bates

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    This is who i would want to resign...
    Bold is definates and underlined is the ones im not to sure about
     
  7. Angelus

    Angelus Cory Denniss

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    Some interesting choices.
    I'd retain Mason on an incentive-based one year contract for 2013.
    Edwards has been out of form to be sure, but does he warrant axing?
    I'd really like to see Daine Laurie given a run (maybe drop Cuthbertson for a few games) to see what he can bring to the game.
     
  8. Junior11

    Junior11 Moderator Moderator

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    For a bit of fun, this is what I'd do

    Release Edwards, Faaoso, Filipo, Taia, Tuimavave, Costigan, Stig, Laurie and Hilder

    Re-sign Anderson, Buderus, Cook, Wade, Houston, Likiliki, the Mason brothers and O'Donnell (all but Houston wouldn't be commanding too much)

    Sign Gagai, Bird, Segeyaro, Kasiano, Masoe, Packer, Sezer/Ray Thompson, Williams

    It's clear I think our forward pack needs a major transformation

    1. Darius Boyd
    2. James McManus
    3. Junior Sau/Wes Naiqama/Dane Gagai
    4. Timana Tahu
    5. Akuila Uate
    6. Jarrod Mullen
    7. Kurt Gidley
    8. Kade Snowden
    9. Danny Buderus
    10. Sam Kasiano
    11. Greg Bird
    12. Beau Scott
    13. Chris Houston

    14. James Segeyaro
    15. Russell Packer/Mose Masoe
    16. Tony Williams
    17. Willie Mason

    18. Aidan Sezer/Ray Thompson
    19. Alex McKinnon
    20. Korbin Sims
    21. Zane Tetevano
    22. Sam Anderson
    23. Kyle O'Donnell

    Now that's a team not to be f'd with :lol:
     
  9. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Steve Walters

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    Put Gidley at Fullback.
     
  10. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    No way could we sign all those star players with only releasing basically 9 fringe players! :lol:

    Another thing, i would be surprised if we could afford to release any more guys before their contracts like Costigan. Aren't we already paying out guys like Henry, Paterson & others??
     
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    Junior11 Moderator Moderator

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    Lol yeah I dont think we'll be releasing Hilder and Costigan a year early but it would be great to even get a few of those players. Sezer/Thompson would be great and a talented hooker like Segeyaro is exactly what we need, Bird and Kasiano would be my other 2 picks. If we can't get Kas, Packer or Mose would do. Theres a few cheaper options like Dayne Weston who I wouldnt mind here. Tony Williams is no chance lol but can dream.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Kasiano & Packer should be serious targets. I would like to have Bird or Luke Burt but can't see where we would play them.
     
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    Not Next we wont be, well at least not as much as we have paid the last two year.

    And Luke Burt? where did that come from.

    And Junior11, I think you are dreaming with that list :lol:
     
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    I would love to see us make George Burgess an offer. Stuck behind and established pack at Souths and may come here for a chance. Him and Mason coming off the bench would add some real seize and impact.
     
  15. josh2010

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

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    Only rd 10 and we have a Who will be axed and signed for next year thread :lol:
     
  16. roger88

    roger88 Tim Maddison

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    1 SALARY CAP INCREASE

    2 BENNETT HAS RELEASED PLAYERS EARLY

    Hilder maybe costigan a chance

    kasiano in Tuimavave out for sure
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Just personal preference, one of my favourite players.
     
  18. callumtear

    callumtear Willie Mason

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    I'd be keen to know how many of these guys posting desired players are the same people who ripped into Tinkler for not bringing in local talent...
     
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    Slacky28 Cory Denniss

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    Should sign sika Manu and kasiano
     
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    CORNER_92 Greg Hayward

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    Do we really need to sign more players. Wasn't the point of tinkler and Bennett taken was so we could use local talent. With people like Anderson, cook, Adams, Redman, Sims and the Mata'utia brothers coming through why don't we invest in them as opposed to wasting money on imports.
     

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