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Statement from Delmege/Penn

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    We are writing to you today to give you a first hand perspective of our vision for the future of the Sea Eagles. Unfortunately there are still some Members of the Manly fraternity that are hell bent on trying to stop our positive momentum. I think you would agree that the last 4 years under private ownership going from 13th to 8th to 5th to 2nd have been outstanding results and without the $6,000,000 that has been invested in the club by the Delmege and Penn families this would never have happened. In fact we may not even have a team to support.

    There following rumors are currently being circulated:

    * The private owners want to move to the Central Coast
    * The private owners are trying to take over the Football Club
    * The Football Club are the only party lobbying for the upgrade to Brookvale

    Our response to these rumors is simple:

    * If we wanted to take advantage of the $8,000,000 on offer from the NRL then why didn’t we do it 4 years ago and save ourselves the $6,000,000 we have invested. We love the Northern Beaches and are here to stay
    * We have no intention of running the Football Club. We believe it is being run effectively under the President Bob Reilly and just want a seat at the table just like both the Football Club and Leagues Club have 3 seats on the Sea Eagles Board
    * We want to keep the Preference Share as we want to protect the heritage and history of the Sea Eagles colours and home ground for future generations.
    * The Sea Eagles Board has led the whole lobbying effort with the Private Shareholders funding the lobbying effort to the tune of over $50,000. Why would we spend that kind of money if we wanted to move?

    Our vision for the future is simple:

    * We will work tirelessly to find the $18 Million we need to upgrade Brookvale Oval
    * We would like to work with the Leagues Club to look at possible relocation of the Leagues Club premises including the potential of Brookvale Oval as a site.
    * We will field the most competitive team possible whilst playing by the rules
    * We want to increase Membership to 10,000 Members by 2010

    Scott Penn
    Chairman & Co-Owner
    Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Ltd Max Delmege
    Co-Owner & Major Sponsor
    Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Ltd
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I believe what Scott Penn is saying, both Delmege and Penn have shown that they at least have respectable business ethics whereas some of the other parties have shown quite the opposite.

    This is a business and we need businessmen to take it forward and into the future. A safe vote is with Scott Penna donkey vote I think is giving it to Phillip Dean
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    and that's being kind .....
     
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    So you like Delmege now Mata?
     
  5. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That puts my mind at ease !!,For now ,anyways..
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    You'll make your obvious point whether I answer your question or not.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    TBH my faith lies more with Scott Penn than anyone else
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Eagles takeover `lies'
    Jason Avedissian

    14Dec07


    Max Delmege: forced to defend himself.
    MANLY co-owners Scott Penn and Max Delmege have been forced to publicly defend themselves following accusations the pair is attempting to take total control of the Sea Eagles.


    Penn and Delmege, who own a combined stake close to 80 per cent in the Sea Eagles, have been nominated to run for a place on the football club's board.

    The Manly Warringah Rugby League Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday night.

    Penn yesterday held urgent talks with board president Bob Reilly amid fears the powerful pair was attempting to take over.

    ``The propaganda that's been sent out (to members) has been nothing but lies,'' Penn said last night.

    ``We are working with the football club and will try to find a resolution. We don't need to be on the board.

    ``We just want to make sure there's transparency.''

    The Sea Eagles' 1900 members were sent a letter this week informing them of Penn and Delmege's alleged desires.

    ``We have had positive discussions and we'll resolve the issues very soon,'' Reilly said.

    The meeting followed a public statement from Penn and Delmege, dismissing a number of rumours, including a possible move to the Central Coast.

    ``We love the northern beaches and are here to stay,'' the pair wrote to supporters on Manly's official website.

    ``We have no intention of running the Football Club.

    ``We believe it is being run effectively under Bob Reilly and just want a seat at the table, just like both the Football Club and League's Club have three seats on the Sea Eagles' Board.''

    Manly-Warringah Junior Rugby League president and football club board member Peter O'Dwyer said he would not support the Penn/Delmege ticket.

    ``It's important that the current board is retained,'' he said.

    Penn and Delmege are among nine candidates nominated for election on the football club's board.
     

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