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Grant Mayer to Wests Tigers.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bones, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Will be named this morning as the Wests Tigers new General Manager Of Commercial Operations.
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Well that sucks
     
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  3. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Smartest move the Tigers have made.
     
  4. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder how he will find the issues between wests and the tiger factions ?
     
  5. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I think he was over rated. When we had some funds available after Ben Kennedy retired and we chased about every off contract backrower in the game and he couldn't land anybody. Then Gift kicked on and he tried to big note himself for his role in developing the team. Also tried to play some funny games in the media with opposition CEOs and it burnt us most of the time.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree, we're much better off with the team we have now. Look at the results.
     
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  7. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My understanding is that Hasler and Cleal were responsible for player signings then and that it has only changed recently when Perry came on board.

    Mayer must have been doing something right because we won the comp in 2008 when he was CEO
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Time will tell if he is great CEO or a myth.
     
  9. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I reckon its probably somewhere in between. Winning a comp is a collective effort. Everyone played a role, yet everyone claims the credit individually when it suits them. I suspect he played a good part in a good team effort, as did des, crusher, tooves, the players etc etc

    You dont make beer without hopps but dont give me hopps on a friday arvo and expect me to be quenched
     
  10. Chip and Chase

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

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    Wasn't his last big signing Israel Folau ? That's worked out well.
     
  11. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I think you made that up.
     
  12. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Nah, that was more a recruitment out of AFL HQ and negotiated with Sheedy for publicity. Grant would have not been given the choice to accept it, or not.
     
  13. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    What that Mayer talked himself up? Absolutely he did.
     
  14. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Anecdotally, I've heard that behind the scenes he is a nasty piece of work. His time at Manly was characterised by 'I put the air in the football' type stuff.

    Will be interesting to see how long he lasts at Tigerpie Town.
     
  15. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    and dont forget,he was the one that denied Beaver his swangsong as well
     
  16. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good to see factions are alive and well even three years after a guy has left
     
  17. RL Gronk

    RL Gronk New Member

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    Incorrect. That was Desmond Hasler

    Reading isn't a strong point of some posters in this thread. The role like the GWs role is a commercial role not football department role.
     
  18. lovefooty

    lovefooty Well-Known Member

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    The dealings with Mayer I had were average. He got in with Zorba and Ritchie and used media to push himself and bag others. Delmege was a good example.
    In the end if he had stuck to his job and not played politics he may of stayed.
    For me as a sponsor and talking to those in office, I rate Perry well ahead of Mayer as a bloke and as a manager. maybe he has learnt from his mistakes.
    Good luck Grant and good luck to the tigers.
     
  19. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Yep, he also forced Fatty to go the Roosters, and didn't do enough to re-sign Fulton.

    Making up stories is pretty fun, I might do it more often.
     
  20. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure he was involved in that stuff up with Wally O'Connell's eligibility when he mis-interpreted the district rule. Left him off the field for 12 months during his prime. Bastard....
     

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