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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brookvale2015, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    • SwornEagle

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      Good! I really like the look of Knight, he has a great motor. Had a great game in the Holden Cup GF and can't wait to see him in the first grade, whether as prop or maybe better suited in the backrow?
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        Geez I hope we keep this kid, seems we have lost a few young ones but he looks the goods.
         
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        • Loobs

          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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          Zorba said this in his column the other week.
           
        • Frank

          Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I've stopped trying to work out wtf our club does.
           
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          • Toddgothammered

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            Surely retention of top talent local juniors should be the no.1 priority - this is the foundation of all successful teams.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            The voice of the Sea Eagles, our only conduit to the club, if that's the case god help us.

            Despite it being the off season a members update would go down well, this is who we've shafted, this is who's next on the list, we've now employed X,Y & Z , and we announce the signing of the following players.

            Oh right, I forgot, we have to pay our membership first!!
             
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            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              The club posted it on the website yesterday lol

              Knight looking to build on 2015 season
              Wayne Cousins

              Tue 6th October, 10:17AM
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              Liam Knight : Digital Image by Robb Cox ©nrlphotos.com: :NYC Rugby League - Dragons V Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium, Wollongong. Saturday March 28th 2015.

              The season may be less than two days old but for Liam Knight, pre-season training can’t come quick enough.

              One of the real shining lights for the Sea Eagles in the Holden Cup competition in 2015, Knight has built a reputation as a quality young front-rower with a huge work-rate. He played 23 games and was known for his powerful runs and his tireless defence.

              The 20-year-old has spent the past three seasons in the National Youth Competition with the Sea Eagles and played a major role in the team reaching the Grand Final.

              Knight will now join the NRL squad for pre-season training from November 2 looking to impress new NRL Head Coach Trent Barrett. He is contracted to Manly Warringah for next season.

              “I will take a few weeks off first but I just can’t wait to get back into it,’’ Knight said.

              “This is a great opportunity for me to train with the senior boys. I know I have a lot of hard work ahead but I’m ready for the challenge.”

              Although disappointed to lose the Holden Cup Grand Final to Penrith, Knight said there was plenty his team-mates can be proud of. The match was played in a record 35 degree heat with Knight playing the full game.

              “Everyone was pumped for the grand final after beating the Cowboys in Melbourne last weekend. Penrith are a very good side but unfortunately, we couldn’t put a whole 80 minutes together,” Knight said.

              “The conditions made it very tough. I was exhausted at times but I didn’t want to let the boys down. We were all out there together in it. That’s the best thing about this team, we are all good mates and no-one ever wants to give in.

              “We were good in patches but we made too many mistakes and they punished us.

              “Everyone involved in this team can be very proud of what we’ve achieved. At the start of the year, there wasn’t much belief within this group that we could make the grand final.

              “But as the weeks went on, we started to become better mates and we started to play better. We had an amazing run in the finals and to make it right through to the end is an incredible feeling.”
               
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              • HappilyManly

                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                In April Manly lauded Gutho's signing with even more fanfare - so Liam better have a fallback option :wondering:
                 
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                • Terry Zarsoff

                  Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                  Indeed. Just ask Clinton Gutherson.
                   
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                  • weev

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                    So the speculation he's already signed with the Rooters for 2017 is definitely wrong. Good.
                     
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                    • weev

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                      With the caveat being there is no opportunity locally as the position is long-term filled, e.g., Ivan Cleary had no opportunity as Ridge was custodian fullback.
                       
                    • bob dylan

                      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Knight looks the goods to me. I have only seen him play half a dozen times but he is a talent.
                       
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                      • HappilyManly

                        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Cleary wasn't asked to 'look around', he did that of his own accord.
                         
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                      • Budgewoi Eagle

                        Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                        Feels like much smoke and mirrors. He was always signed for next year and Roosters rumour is for 2017.
                        I'm with @Frank Zero idea what the Club is up to.
                         
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                        • Loobs

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                          I think Knight is doing the smart thing and waiting to see what the Barrett regime looks like before committing for longer.
                           
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                          • lsz

                            lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            So no one is considering the fact that

                            - the player might be backing himself to get get bigger contract if he plays first grade than now
                            - the player / manager could be waiting for the new cap deal to kick in

                            The club, rightly so, should be criticised for a number of things (like the whole contracted players thing) but sometimes it is not as simple as "getting the player to sign"
                             
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                            • niccipops

                              niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                              The thing I liked best about Knight in the 20's GF is the emotion he showed when he and others made mistakes. This guy wants to win and puts his body on the line to do so.
                              Please keep him Manly.
                              FO rorters.
                               
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                              • MadMarcus

                                MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                He'd be mad to sign with anyone at this point in time, with FG begging next year.
                                 
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                                • bones

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                                  Who reads his dribble?
                                   
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