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The Ipswich Knights

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Arnold, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Arnold

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    Discuss...
     
  2. Patorick

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    I thought they were the Jets...
     
  3. Cumberland Throw

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    Strange one this, obviously NRL want to sell, Wests LC is the only real buyer...

    Wests are stuck between the fact that this wont make money, but their reason for being, writen on the front page of their charter, is to propegate RL in Newcastle.. but not the knights..

    But wests can just sit and do nothing,

    Surely NRL has to get to table with wests, and give them a cheap deal..

    Waiting for a $10M payday, is a joke by the NRL.. as wests are just looking at the numbers.. not much emotion there..
     
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    According to Rothfield the NRL "discussed" it... apparently as a sales tactic to force Wests to buy the club. It would never ever actually happen.
     
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    Isn't the Wests CEO on the knights board?
     
  6. Cumberland Throw

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    Nope

    Newcastle Knights Limited (ABN 86 003 363 228)

    BOARD

    Chairman Brian McGuigan AM – Director Global Vintners Pty Ltd
    John Quayle – Chairman of Venues NSW who is a former CEO of the Australian Rugby League
    Katie Brassil – General Manager of External Affairs at Centennial Coal
    Eileen Doyle – Director Newcastle Ports, Bradken, GPT and Boral, Chairman Hunter Valley Research Foundation
    Mark Fitzgibbon – CEO of NIB Health Funds
    Peter Shear – NRL advisor and former Lloyds Banking Group executive
     
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    Resigned last year, reckons Wests won't pay $10m.

    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4105124/knights-board-games/
     
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    I agree with Wests how is NK worth $10 M ??

    Bit disgracefull by NRL to discuss moving Newcastle, when they basically have the most passionate and highest % fan base / population in probably the whole RL world.. only NQ would rival it..

    Its like NFL saying Green bay is too small for a team..
     
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    Yep, but it's Rothfield, "discussed" could be used very loosely.
     
  10. AJB1102

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    Buzz: any chance of moving the Knights to Ipswich? *hicc*
    NRL employee: No.

    Discussion was had.
     
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  11. no name

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    Will this become the new Perth Sharks thread every 3-6 months?
     
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    knights must stay in newcastle
     
  13. T-Boon

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    So the NRL will shift the Knights if they don't get $10m but they will gift Fox 2016 rights for free?
     
  14. DC_fan

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    Moving the Knights to Ipswich will be the day the game dies.
     
  15. Disco

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    I hate Newcastle, but you cannot move the Knights
     
  16. POPEYE

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    Moving the Knights when Sydney teams are on top of each other is akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic . . . better to dispose of one of Wests/Parramatta and send the players to Newcastle
     
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    Will never happen. There would be mass protests, marches etc. Without a NRL team I doubt anybody in Newcastle supporting the Knights would transfer support to other clubs and the NRL can't afford to throw away that many fans.

    Nice media beat up though.
     
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    A story from Rothfield o_Oo_O
    Hold the fort it's fact not fiction, our flushed face friend has never Bull Sh*tted in his life.
    Does anyone honestly believe with Quayle and McGuigan on the Knight's board, there would be a ghost of a chance of even thinking about moving the Knights.
    There's as much chance of moving the Knights as there is of moving the surf to Dunedoo.
     
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    Beetroot head to Ipswich I can get behind.
     
  20. soc123_au

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    Moving the Knights would make the uproar over booting Souffs look like no one gave a shit. Dumbest idea in the history of dumb ideas.
     

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