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News: Sorry to see a good boss go

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>Zorba - It is ironic that at 1pm on Thursday the NRL sent out a media release urging all clubs in the game to encourage qualified women executives to have more significant roles in the game. </p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/3997-sorry-to-see-a-good-boss-go.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the sledge hammer subtle part about those that did laps of honour with the team. It is true though
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Zorba's a tool.  Fancy quoting that moron Jones.  Urk.
     
  4. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Zorba didn't like that young fella Alex doing the lap of honour with the team ?
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      He's referring to glad-handlers like Phillip Deans.
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I knew where the point was aimed Mata ;)
     
  8. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Would have been pretty hard to do a bad job over the last 3 years with the success on the field.

    Increased media coverage - happens when you are successful
    Increased membership - happens when you are successful
    Increased crowds - happens when you are successful
    Increased sponsorship - happens when you are successful

    Unless the bloke had a major impact on how the side played then I don't know of anything he is directly responsible for. The only thing I can think of which has got a lot of attention is the season launch and that was a complete debacle from start to finish.

    If someone can enlighten me on the good things he did which did not correlate with on field success, please do.

    Mayer owes Hasler a huge thank you for making him look good.
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A bit harsh Bob. Jack Gibson always said that you need to have a strong front office in order to run a good footy club. I think that Des Hasler's opinion is worth listening to and he took the unprecedented step of intervening at a board meeting. He has spoken publicly about the role that Mayer has played in the success of the team. Sure, winning helps but give the guy some credit.

    He is not the messiah and again it is not the losing of Mayer that upsets me as much as the way that it has happened.
     
  10. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Probably harsh, but I'm sick of reading posts about this bloke like he is Bozo or Beaver. I'll stand by what I said, his success has more to do with right place, right time than anything else.

    How he left, I don't care, this sort of crap has been going on for a long time and it will keep going long after this.
     
  11. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and  therein lies to the sting to this tale, Hasler's loyal deputy, Geoff Toovey is a member of the FC board, which effectively sided against Mayer which ultimately led to his resignation.

    There has been a lot of vitriol here against Messrs Dean & O'Reilly but we have no option to accept that they were voting with the full consent of the FC Board, which of course includes Geoff Toovey, who many have suggested should be the next CEO?
     
  12. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I had many bad experiences when dealing with the club in the past. They were not big issues but they were annoying. I can say that anyone who hasn't noticed an improvement in the way the back office supporting our team has improved since Grant arrived just doesn't remember how bad it was and how poor the attitude was.

    Membership options were not available until the season was weeks away, now they are available in October. The official web site looks fantastic today and looked and worked like rubbish previously. The choice of merchandise has increased enormously. The closer involvement of sponsors, the success of Eagles Angels, the increased number of times that players are available to the public, even the attitude of players has improved. I can't think of everything now but we have a dramatically better club today.

    Of course I also believe that it is just a step in becoming an even better organisation and improvements can and should be made. But I can remember a very insular group that were not fan focussed and operated like a backyard operation. To say that he just walked into the place and rode on the tails of team success is just wrong. All the pieces started to come together by Grant and others stepping up in their leadership and directing the improvements.
     
  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and  therein lies to the sting to this tale, Hasler's loyal deputy, Geoff Toovey is a member of the FC board, which effectively sided against Mayer which ultimately led to his resignation.

    There has been a lot of vitriol here against Messrs Dean & O'Reilly but we have no option to accept that they were voting with the full consent of the FC Board, which of course includes Geoff Toovey, who many have suggested should be the next CEO?
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    An interesting observation indeed. Of course I have no idea how the FC nominees on the Sea Eagles are accountable back to the FC board, but it is reasonable to assume they act on the Sea Eagles board in accordance with the wishes of the FC board. I also have no idea if the FC board members are always in unanimous agreement with each other, probably not I assume.
     
  14. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Great! Thanks. Good to read something other than "we won a grand final" as an idication of his worth.
     

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