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Breaking News - Nathan Brown to depart Knights at seasons end

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by Still Nutty, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. perverse

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    I'd love the club to bring in Joey to have a word to the players at training about what the f**k they're supposed to be playing for at the moment. You could bring in a Chief or a Bedsy too - but there wouldn't be a player in the group that wouldn't have at least some respect for the 8th.
     
  2. PhilGould

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    This makes me think there's more to the story that we don't know about. The likes of Pearce, Glasby, Klemmer, Guerra, Buhrer have just completely turned on the coach for seemingly no reason? Doesn't add up for mine.
     
  3. NoSchitSherlock

    NoSchitSherlock Juniors

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    Gardner makes out he is Wests but he is the CEO of a NFP organisation owned by members with a board of directors. The club and Wests is much more than Gardner.
    He seems to think he is running the show and that's despite him publicly stating on acquisition that
    '"I need to be responsible for the financial success of this organisation and others will be responsible for on-field success....'
    It's like Tinkler Mk2 except he only assumes the power he has.
    Confidence in him has been eroded (watch the latest Presser).
     
  4. perverse

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    Oh absolutely there has to be a story behind it. I'd wager that every rugby league journo is desperately trying to dig it up as we speak. How we disintegrated is going to be one of the juiciest stories of the year.
     
  5. Woosh

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    I hate being right all the time.
     

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    Yep to this. Tear shreds off them like he did when he was on the field and a player wasn't performing. He wasn't there trying to make friends and someone needs to step up and tell it like it is.
     
  7. NoSchitSherlock

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    Word is Brown stepped down now because the players showed little interest at training. I don't think there is a strong rift between the players and Brown except that, given he would rarely get up them, they might now be reacting to him doing so. It could seem out of character.
     
  8. perverse

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    What was that in response to? The context of the post? Either way, you're clearly a genius.

    Everyone gather around. We have to applaud Woosh's efforts at being correct all the time. fmd... what is it with you and Spot On and your constant needs for validation of your opinions? Did your parents never tell you "good job"?

    There's a lot of people on this forum that are right about a lot of things going back 15+ years. If you're right all the time, and you're not a dick, people might actually take you seriously.
     
  9. alexwilliams_66692007

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    Deadset, with all the bullshit drama that's going on during the season, I can't wait to see what happens in the off season.. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Haffa

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    Just found out Weedla blocked me. Probably after I told him his suggestion that the knights contact the Johns brothers was more stupid than MG suggesting gould.
     
  11. Burwood

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    I think we’ll be hearing of Wests hiring a CEO for the club in the not too distant future. Gardner was only meant to be a temporary measure in the handover from the NRL to Wests?
     
  12. Knight Vision

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    From memory the leadership group is Pearce, SKD, Buhrer, Guerra, Glasby

    Emerging leaders are Klemmer, Gavet, Fitzy, Sione, Barnett and Slade
     
  13. perverse

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    Ah right. Well they're all clearly earning their pay at the moment. Good memory, too.
     
  14. Still Nutty

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    Just out of interest, does anybody know what happened to the 'advisory committee' Gardner set up when Wests took over???

    Weren't these the brains trust to steer Gardner and Wests on all matters relating to operation of the football team??

    https://forums.leagueunlimited.com/...all-committee-announced.468785/#post-13591472
     
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  15. Knight Vision

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    It struck me that theyd choose Buhrer who obviously wouldnt be in the first grade side very often ( immediately undermining any authority ) , SKD who doesnt exactly strike me as a leader ( and only a couple of years ago was involved in a court appearance for cocaine ) and of course Pearce as Captain I thought was astounding given his history , it sends the wrong message to youngsters in the playing group.

    Glasby and Guerra I understand - 2 cleanskin family men who speak well and lend confidence in the way they hold themselves.
     
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    Pearce as captain made sense in the whole come to Newcastle and be redeemed narrative he and the club were playing in the media. Had this year gone well, they would have even pulled it off. There's also the point of how Brown wanted Pearce and the team to play - it was to be his team. That vision is a part of what was sold to get him here in the first place, along with a big fat cheque.

    Brown absolutely did go all-in on Pearce, KP and Klemmer. What other choice did he have in all honesty? It was a dream to get players of their calibre to the club.
     
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    Your right he did put all his eggs in the Pearce basket (case) . No way in the world the next coach will go the same route. I'd be very surprised if Pearce is Captain next year and in 2021 the team will be a very very different one.

    Pearce is the "weak minds" Joey speaks of.
     
  19. perverse

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    Given the way they've reacted thus far, I'd say they all have weak minds. We'll see how they respond to all this criticism on the weekend, my gut tells me it won't be well.
     
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    You know that's not how stability workas right?
     

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