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Charlie Haggett

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagle9413, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. SeaEagle9413

    SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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    Former Sea Eagles player, lower grade coach and incoming Football Operations Manager Charlie Haggett has been quietly working behind the scenes in an attempt to usher in the club's new era as smoothly as possible.

    With Trent Barrett preparing for his first season of coaching in the NRL, Haggett is looking to ensure both the former Dally M Medallist and his squad's comfort as the club continues to work past their huge turnover of staff and players alike.

    Having officially started in the last week Haggett has been busily working away for the past month at home in Port Stephens to ensure he could hit the ground running upon commencing his role.

    Haggett said he was excited to rejoin the Sea Eagles – who he played 175 games (25 in first grade) for during the 80s and coached in the lower grades for much of the 90s –after almost 34 years in the police force and more recently as the Storm and Maroons' security liaison and security manager during football's AFC Asian Cup last year.

    "I have to make sure everything is right for the players and everything is set up for them, that and looking after anything the coaches need," Haggett told NRL.com.

    "I have to ensure all the registrations and everything involved in that are set so they're right to be on the field, as well as anything else I can do to help as far as any equipment they might need.

    "It's a real manager's job in the sense I'll be co-coordinating the careers and welfare side of things – it's everything. Once the season starts it'll involve co-coordinating games and making sure everything's in place, and of course assisting Trent on game day.

    "Manly have been very good over the past month or so, even though I haven't been officially in the position I've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes and doing budgeting and getting all those things set up.

    "They've been helpful in the information they have been able to supply me so I've been able to do a lot from home. Now I'm here I can move forward without having to research things I already know."

    Content with his knowledge of the modern game and confident in specialising in player security, Haggett plans on drawing from his time spent as President of the now-defunct Port Stephens Sharks and on the board of the Newcastle Rugby League in previous years.

    His work with the Storm in recent seasons also saw him forge a bond with his now Melbourne counterpart Frank Ponissi.

    "From what I understand there's a good connection between all the managers in the NRL. They call upon each other for help and advice from time to time and certainly I'll be tapping into Frank on a regular basis," Haggett said.

    "Frank's been very helpful this year and when I talked about coming here, he's giving me a bit of advice so he's been very helpful and I'll be making use of his connections to help me out if I need it.

    "[On top of that] I've always had an involvement with rugby league so I've kept up to date with where everything's going and where it's heading.

    "Having people like Trent Barrett, Anthony Seibold and John Cartwright around now, they are very experienced as coaches and any knowledge I'm lacking I'm sure they'll give me a heads up on."

    Haggett is also expecting a fairly more relaxing time than his time spent previously as a superintendent in Newcastle and surrounding areas.

    "The experience I had in the management perspective of my police work is very transferable in this role. It certainly makes it easier to communicate with people which is a big positive," Haggett said.

    "This role is a real people management role and my experience with so many police officers and with the community puts me in good stead.

    "It's a very different role [comparatively] but it's more laid back compared to the police force with all the government issues and politics which go with it. Certainly I have a similar level of responsibility, but not the level of scrutiny as such."

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  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    BREAKING: @SeaEagles sack their second football manager in 3 months. Charlie Haggett follows Steve Gigg out the door @7NewsSydney #7news
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did he eat zorba's lunch?

    Whoever hires and fires people at Manly must be the busiest person in australia these days
  4. Budgewoi Eagle

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

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  5. maw

    maw New Member

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    .@SeaEagles sad to see Football Manager Charlie Haggett quit due to health issues in his family. The club continue to support him. #9news

    9news reports different...
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Another recruitment fiasco - Joker has the goat photos for sure :D
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So Josh Massoud says he's sacked and Ch9 tweet it's health reasons
  8. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    The Penns are the health reason
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  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Charlie let slip in one of the corridors at Narrabeen that he thought not resigning Glenn Stewart was a good move. #careerkiller
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  10. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was because he was mates with the fellow police officer who headed up the Fridgegate investigation?
  11. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They will have trouble hiring people soon.

    No one with ability will want to work at this organisation. All we will attract will be the dregs.

    Another example of the lunatics running the asylum.
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  12. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    Are you guys for real? 2 totally contradictory reports of the same thing and you decide to latch on to the negative one.
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  13. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow this thread was a hell of a ride.
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  14. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    he showed no respect having eaten the 10th last pie
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  15. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Don't worry, Scott will come out with an article soon saying DCE wanted him gone >:)

    Jokes aside, If it is health related hoping that he and the family get through it whatever it may be.
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  16. lulubelle

    lulubelle Active Member

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    He was sacked. Poor guy out of his depth. Was mate of Bozo. Zorba and Jackie McCaulley now the football managers. Great to see Zorba put in charge of a job role that requires extreme organisational skills and hard work! Very funny indeed.
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  17. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    LOL. "Health issues" or "family reasons" are often cited as a nice and fuzzy way of saying they didn't work out. Allows a little bit of face saving on all fronts

    Zorba was football manager for a few years before he promoted himself to media manager wasn't he.
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  18. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    yep, not long after he was sacked for the nice sort of a fridge we started making money.

    Then that guy was sacked because this is a results driven business and we are doing much better losing over $2M a year because of the councils hiring fee of 400K.


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