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News: Hunt switch no cause for panic: NRL boss

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    <p>Karmichael Hunt's switch to Australian Rules "doesn't mean the sky is falling" on rugby league, says NRL boss David Gallop.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4135-hunt-switch-no-cause-for-panic-nrl-boss.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Phew. Thanks dave. I feel so much better now.
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Lozza, on Fox NRL, said that the game would get stronger under Gallop - despite this latest defection. Once again, the idiots are coming out of the back shed. Gallop will just lurch from one disaster to another giving the direction that the captain of the Titanic provided.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Loz is a complete idiot.  Sort of complements Gallop.  The danger in Gallop moving on (something I'd prefer) is that the next CEO would come from one of his sycophants, Warren Smith, Loz or some dickheaded club CEO.  The game needs a visionary.  Someone like Ribot would be good.
     
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    You had me up until that idiotic/tongue-in-cheek comment. :p
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  7. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    The sky fell when the fool banned brett the four games.
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    DSM5 - good comment but Ribot had his go and nearly destroyed our game. This stupid New Ltd compromise and Gallop as a CEO is what we got as a result. The quicker we get back to the game running the game for the game rather than a media company, the better. Vision - yes! Long term view - yes!! Media savvy - yes!!

    Ribot - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Get back to work.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wouldn't mind seeing the Dogs CEO running the game at some point, seems to be a very smart operator
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    One less human headline for League, one more problem for ladies in toilets on the Gold coast of all places.
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Now, this is what you call a good CEO

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    TITANS chief executive Michael Searle launched an astonishing attack on the new Gold Coast AFL franchise following the Karmichael Hunt coup, labelling the move ‘‘desperate’’ and destined to fail, and calling yesterday’s events a ‘‘circus’’.
    Searle said the move to make Hunt the franchise’s first signing had the potential to be the ‘‘most expensive media stunt in the history of sport’’ and would open the new club to ridicule, predicting it would turn out to be a ‘‘great thing’’ for the Titans.
    ‘‘This would have sounded like a really good idea in Melbourne, but anyone who knows the Gold Coast market, and the Queensland market … if the AFL wanted credibility, the first player they should have signed was Nick Riewoldt or Kurt Tippett,’’ Searle said. ‘‘That would have been a really good message. But what sort of message does this send to every AFL player?
    ‘‘It reeks of desperation if you’ve got to recruit a rugby league player to play AFL.
    ‘‘The first person we recruited was Preston Campbell, and as soon as you say that, you set the culture for the club. What has this recruitment done - when, no offence to Karmichael, but they concentrate their recruitment on a gun for hire, a mercenary.
    ‘‘Now the monster’s out of the bag, they’re not going to be able to put it back in, and they’ve paid top dollar to do it. It’s the worst decision they could have made. Rest assured, the Gold Coast region won’t tolerate a circus.’’
    Searle said the decision would create ‘‘irreparable damage to their credibility in this market’’.
    ‘‘Every Gold Coast person will be saying, roll up, roll up, come and see this act,’’ he said.
     
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Is that the best you can do
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Searle echos what I said about the signing yesterday.  It's a high price to pay for an average league player who will be lucky to rise above reggies.
     
  15. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    That's the thing, he may have played for Australia and QLD, but he is nothing more than a first grade standard league player. There are a half a dozen better fullbacks in the comp than him.
     
  16. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I'm tipping he will actually go well at AFL. He was earmarked as a potential AFL player when he was younger. It's not a hard game to pick up, the Irish players have shown its possible.
     

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