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News: Warringah councillor blasts Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MANLY Sea Eagles CEO Graham Lowe has slammed Warringah councillor Vincent De Luca over comments made regarding the club’s contribution to the local community.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4585-warringah-councillor-blasts-sea-eagles.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Guest

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    I would have thought that paying $350,000 for the hire of tip and the worst ground in the NRL by a mile is more than sufficient. 

    What does De Luca suggest would happen to the oval if Manly relocated permanently to SFS or ANZ? 

    There is no other sporting body on the northwern beaches who would pay anywhere near $350,000 pa and the ground would deteriorate to such a state that the council would have to pull it down.  Is that council's plan?
     
  3. Jethro

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    Gee I would hate to own a property in that council area if the $350,000 that the Manly Sea Eagles pay per year is less than what ratepayers pay.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Vincent De Luca sounds like he is out of the mafia
     
  5. DailyTerrorgraphHater

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    guys come on. its the start of RL season, and the guy is a 2bit pollie. His intentions are fairly obvious. He is a fame pig.
     
  6. Jethro

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    Isn't he involved in the same action group as that Kristina Kirch (or whatever her name is) to get Manly out of Brookie?
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The dogs are barking louder.  How much would the land under Brookvale be worth?
     
  8. Guest

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    Tens of millions if the council rezoned it high rise residential. 
     
  9. TokyoEagle

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    Tens of millions if the council rezoned it high rise residential. 
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    What does de Luca do for a crust?
     
  10. conanu

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    www.vincentdeluca.info/

    Vincent is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

    Vincent served as Chairperson of the Curl Curl Youth & Community Centre Management Committee for over a decade, has been President of the Dee Why Beach Sports Club since 1996

    President of Give Anything Prevent Youth Suicide (GAPS), a Member of the Curl Curl Sports Centre Management Committee, a former member of the Peoples' Council on Drug Prevention - High on Hope and was a delegate to the National Peoples' Convention on Youth Suicide Prevention.

    He has always fought for the needs and interests of people and the community and particularly over the selfishness of developers and the “Big End of Town”. Enter MAX DELMEGE De Luca's public Enemy No. 1


    Sounds like a knob who is trying to shift money towards the Beach Sports Club

    Must be a patron just incase he ever gets beached have you seen this bloke.

    I would say private boarding school educated and totally anti Rugby League.

    Ironically he is the President of Give Anything To Prevent Youth Suicide, I wonder how many young men have avoided depression and suicide through playing sport and Rugby League in particular. Anthony Watmough would probably still be cleaning windows had it not been for the Sea Eagles youth footy programmes. What a Hypocrite give anything to prevent youth suicide except money to Rugby League.
     
  11. Bradza

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    De Luca jumps aboard what ever band wagon will give him some limelight. He's a self proclaimed man of the people however those who have had dealings with him know him as an obstinate pratt.
     
  12. Matabele

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    To be honest, since reading about the Ballymore redevelopment plans I no longer see Kirsh and this other fellow as "enemies".  I wonder if there isn't a compromise to be had between their vision of a community facility, and our need for an upgrade.

    Maybe funding would be more forthcoming if we thought outside the box?
     
  13. Canteen Worker

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    The issue though is that the Sea Eagles brand belongs to the whole district, not just Max Delmege and the Penn family. Unlike some other teams, the team is identified with the Northern Beaches and is part of its character and story. Sure, people from outside the district support the team but its home ground, it's colours, emblem and history belong to the area. As a councillor to make these sort of value judgements, based on a personal involvement in another area shortsighted. The footy team is in many ways synonomous with Manly Warringah as the beaches are!!!
     
  14. Matabele

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    As an qualified economist I have to say it's pretty obvious this fellow is a solicitor.  The Manly Sea Eagles brand is worth millions to the region.  Really, Council ought to waive the rental on the ground because if they were to get a cost/benefit economic analysis commissioned they'd find the club is a major community asset - far more so than the lifesavers who are not "unique" to Manly (and regularly whaloped by the best and brightest from the Sunshine Coast). 

    I still think the club should consider the adage keep your friends close and enemies closer with Kirsh and this fellow.  Inveigle them into seeking grant submissions for their community utopia .............
     
  15. byso

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    Mata, Everyone has there price hey!
     
  16. Dan

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    I have to agree with Matas.

    Why not consult with them and work with them to see if they could make a compromise
     
  17. Duff

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    Because they're part of the noisy yet relatively small faction of wankers & trendies on the Northern Beaches that are anti-Rugby League & anything else considered popular.

    These are tree-hugging, cafe going, family atmosphere types who have no interest in or sympathy for the worlds of footy fans, rock music fans, car enthusiasts or anyone else that wants to have fun.

    These people can not be negotiated with, they're too dangerous because in an area that's as far up it's own backside as the beaches is, they aren't laughed out of town like they would be in other parts.
     
  18. Matabele

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    Because they're part of the noisy yet relatively small faction of wankers & trendies on the Northern Beaches that are anti-Rugby League & anything else considered popular.

    These are tree-hugging, cafe going, family atmosphere types who have no interest in or sympathy for the worlds of footy fans, rock music fans, car enthusiasts or anyone else that wants to have fun.

    These people can not be negotiated with, they're too dangerous because in an area that's as far up it's own backside as the beaches is, they aren't laughed out of town like they would be in other parts.
    [/quote] So you've talked to them to know this?
     
  19. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I know the type. I've lived on the beaches my whole life.

    If it looks like a duck & quacks like a duck.............
     

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