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News: Television deal in focus as club chairmen have Gallop in their sights

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>CLUB chairmen are considering asking NRL chief executive David Gallop to a meeting to discuss comments he made earlier this week about the independent commission.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5341-television-deal-in-focus-as-club-chairmen-have-gallop-in-their-sights.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Chip and Chase

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

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    Perhaps they can ask Gallop for his resignation while they have got him there. Surely the clubs must realise by now that this muppet cannot continue in the game .
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I couldn't be bothered putting it up as he says nothing, but if you want a laugh - here is an 'in-depth' interview by the one leading our game:
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/david-gallops-recipe-for-a-rosy-future/story-e6frexnr-1225998330287

    Too bad that Walters doesn't name the 'Club Chairmen'. I'd like to know who is looking into Gallop and the joke of a game that he is turning it into.
     
  4. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Gallop's day are becoming numbered.
    There is no longer a place for him, particularly with the new direction the game is to be heading.
     
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Gary Pemberton's involvement can only help, he looks like he has the runs on the board for TV negotiations.
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    the snake will worm in there somehow.
     
  8. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds promising.Maybe the clubs,through the commission,can take back more control of the game off news.Gallop's probably worried because after the way he has handled the NRL,no one else will hire him!
     
  9. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    I am sure this will be the dissenting position here, but I would think tons of people would want him. He has done a great job at tons of stuff (From the perspective of his employer) , especially the under pressure dealing with disaster management that is day to day life in the NRL. His failure however has been in the fact that he has had to lead. He has taken the NRL nowhere, and for two reasons, firstly he is a lawyer not a leader, and secondly he is NewsLtds man and not the NRLs.

    A lot of the things we hate him for I would guess News would be thrilled about, ie. keeping the cost of the TV deal down and even the B.Stewart incident, I would love to know how many extra newspapers they sold because of the whole beat up.
     
  10. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I thought that once the independent commission move really got going early last year New Ltd immediately extended gallop's contract by a few years.  We will be stuck with him for a while yet or have to pay a massive severance bill.
     
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    It is heartening that club bosses have decided as a group that Gallop is not approved to do any negotiations that affect the ''broader interests of the game'', leaving them instead to the independent commission. 

    And the article linked by MB above, quoting Gallop, gives many extra examples of why this is a very good decision.
     
  12. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    A heap of complications for the upcoming negotiations are listed in article in the SMH today.

    more @ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/plenty-of-complications-in-the-quest-for-progression-20110203-1afiv.html

    The most interesting might be the scenario where Packer and Murdoch look to again control RL tv rights through their Ch 10 ownership and partnership. That might actually generate a huge bidding war if that is in their plans.
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    And a bit more on News Ltd and the supposed dollars being ripped from the network coffers by the AFL
    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/club-chiefs-are-putting-commission-cart-before-milliondollar-tv-horse-20110203-1afir.html
     

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