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Kaspersky likes Eagles and scotch

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, May 27, 2012.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Manly players were granted a rare audience with the NRL's richest major backer, Yevgeny Kaspersky.

    Having recently extended his sponsorship deal with the Sea Eagles, the eccentric Russian tycoon - believed to be worth $900 million - wined and dined players and officials at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay during the week.

    He regaled the players - including Jamie Lyon, Keiran Foran, Jason King and George Rose - with some cracking yarns in his broad Russian accent.

    Legend has it that when his son was kidnapped, Kaspersky - a former security specialist with the KGB - rang the Russian president and son Ivan was returned unharmed the next day.

    Onlookers were amused to find that the 46-year-old's drink of choice was a double-scotch on ice. ''We all expected him to order vodka,'' an attendee said.

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/storm-salary-cap-scandal-sends-top-players-scarpering-from-banned-agents-20120526-1zbow.html#ixzz1vzBadTk5
     
  2. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Haha Mad Russian security specialist in the KGB, now that's a sponsor :)
     
  3. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In Russia, Manly sponsors you!


    I like scotch, may I have some Mr Kaspersky?

    I'm also 'close' to your home at the moment. Anyone you want me to visit? Just PM away!
     
  4. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

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    Now all we need to do is fill him full of scotch and convince him that building us a new stadium is a good idea.
     
  5. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Mad Russian billionaire (OK I added a few mill) owners have done wanders for other teams globally - please sir will you adopt us?
     
  6. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Interesting the pulled out of the melbourne demons after one contract but decided to stick with us. But then again we have given them some great exposure with battle of brookie and a premiership.

    If we do go back to back we should push to have the game played in Moscow that would be great for the games development, it's already very popular there also imagine going on the WCC tour it would be a drunken vodka vest :)
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Jesus, we've got our very own Abramovich. Hopefully Perry was able to exude a few more $$$ out of him.
     
  8. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    true Cam, I see Melbourne are at the bottom too!! Great signing for our club! 3 Years is alot of peace of mind plus we are breaking even now.
     
  9. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    No wonder the players are staying...there not game to leave....lol
     
  10. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    I'm amazed. This guy is worth 900 million and he's personally meeting with the players and officials from our club.

    I thought someone else with authority within Kaspersky would have set up the sponsorship we have now but he himself seems very much involved with it. Really glad to have him on board until 2015.

    I wonder how much of a fan he is of Rugby League?
     
  11. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Does anyone else find it high amusing that a week after the club announced this there has been no mention of this in the telegraph. Funny that
     
  12. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    They are working hard to find a negative spin to put on the story.
     
  13. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Didn't you see the article in the DT "Manly extends ties with communists"?
     
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  14. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How good is it, hope he sticks around for another 10 or 20 years. Maybe some older off contract players can go finish their career in Russia where there is no salary cap. Just thinking out aloud. :)
     
  15. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Worth $900 million, you think he can have a word to a few KGB mates and get them to ADVISE other clubs CEO's to back off on Manly players.
     
  16. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Excellent result for the club. All the people involved should be congratulated.
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Perry is outstanding in my opinion. Makes the really tough decisions, previous management may have not done, and turned around the $$$.
     
  18. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    CSKA Manly.

    Russian Millionaires really seem to love Sydney. Long may it continue.
     
  19. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can see it now..... Brookvale - Kaspersky - Fortress
     
  20. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Moscow Eagles RLFC has a nice ring for a Russian team.

    Btw for those asking Russia has a descent following in league 20k for a game (I **** you not).
    A mate of mine has said if your a league player you can earn up to $200k a year at some clubs but you have to play both codes.


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