a very Disturbing article Delmege says name your price By James Hooper | February 22, 2009 http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,25088211-5006066,00.html MAX Delmege has accused co-owner Scott Penn of trying to sell out Manly fans by moving the premiers to the Central Coast. Delmege has made a "name-your-price'' offer to buy out Penn's 42.5 per cent share of the club. He also said the head of high-profile media manager Peter Peters must roll at the next board meeting on March 6. Delmege holds the numbers 5-2 at board level. His son Brett Delmege, Michael Smith, Kerry Sibraa, Peter Bryant and Phillip Dean form the Delmege faction. Co-owners Scott and Rick Penn are the rivals. "We didn't start this, but we'll certainly be looking to finish it. If you're going to fire some cheap shots at someone you're going to have to expect retaliation,'' Delmege said. "Our chairman started this by hijacking a press conference to announce our new major sponsor. Then, because of family relations between the media manager and the chairman, they've attacked me. "I don't see why I should have to pay somebody's wages when he's biting the hand that feeds him. If you've got somebody working for you as a media manager, surely his role is to try to introduce positive media about Manly. Not negative media about one of the owners.'' The next board meeting is scheduled for March 6, after the premiers return from the World Club Challenge in England. Delmege suggested the play for control of the club was designed to ultimately move Manly to Gosford, where the NRL continues to dangle an $8million carrot. "I've heard that there has been some talk within our ogranisation that certain parties were looking at the idea of moving to the Central Coast,'' Delmege said. "The reason behind that, I believe, is the significant amount of money on offer from the NRL. "I believe that they've registered the name the Central Coast Eagles without the permission of the board. "If that's the case, there's a fairly clear assertion that they're looking at the Central Coast. Not on my watch. Not us, we're Manly through and through. "For us, it's about the supporters - not commercialism. "You don't buy a share of a rugby league club thinking you're going to make money.''