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Zorba's lost another gig

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Frogz, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

    Sydney, Australia
    +1,359 / 36
    Zorba and Hollywood finished

    Sunday, 08 January 2012 05:59

    The longest sporting partnership in Sydney radio is over. Zorba and Hollywood, Peters Peters and Greg Hartley, will no longer be heard on 2KY's Sky Sports Radio on Sunday mornings. They started as rugby league commentators way back in 1982. Hartley has taken the news hard. He's been recovering from a heart attack.
    Peters say, "I'm not bitter it's been a great run." Zorba is now concentrating on an explosive autobiography, which will be published in September when a media clause in his termination agreement with Manly expires. Sky have handed the reins to Jimmy Smith and Stuart Clark.

    This should be "quality" journalism......Just what we will need in the lead up to another Grand Final
  2. Chip and Chase

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

    +6,263 / 44
    Time finally caught up with them. No surprise, they were a pair of dinosaurs.

    Jimmy Smith and Stuart Clark aren't too bad actually.
  3. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,640 / 25
    Jimmy Smith is an absolute tosser and Stuart Clark isn't too far behind. They carry on like 2 little school girls, giggling at each others attempt of humour.
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Wonder if he will balme the 2ky Board :dodgy:

    Time to exit left stage - he can enjoy his salacious writings undisturbed by the reality of the 21st Century :mad:
  5. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 / 16
    Does Peters realise the timing of the release of this must have book could have been better thought out?..what a dickhead, perhaps he will move and take up the position of bulldogs media officer.
  6. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +3,563 / 66
    Why would he care?

    He has been put out to pasture before, what he believes, is his time so he is going to try cash in while he can
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,337 / 125
    The Aged Pension pay about $260 per week.

    More info here Zorba, http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/age_rates.htm

    And i wouldnt get too many of those books printed, it will sell about as well as Matthew Ridges book and will be in the bargain bin for $5 within a couple of months.
  8. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +479 / 6
    Couldn't agree more. What can you expect from a bloke that follows both Souths and the Roosters and describes a game between those two teams as a win/win scenario. Turnip.
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,723 / 71
    I think Zorba will be back on 2KY on Sunday morning once the season starts with Jimmy Smith - that is what was said on Sunday by Smith - Hollywood has been given the shaft by the looks of things.
  10. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,126 / 126
    He already has another job with Barry Stewart

    DUMPED Manly legend Peter Peters has wasted no time finding a new business interest for next season - the former media man is becoming a butcher. Zorba has linked up with Barry Stewart, the father of Brett and Glenn, to start a company called Bazza's Mobile Wholesale Meats. Barry Stewart has been a butcher all his working life on the south coast. "I've got a lot of contacts in the restaurants and club industry," Zorba said. "Combined with Barry's expertise as a butcher, I think we can do well." As one Manly player quipped: "It'll do well as long as Zorba doesn't eat all the profits."
  11. WESTIE

    WESTIE Well-Known Member

    +299 / 9
    If Zorba is on the Manly football club board or leagues club board, and he comes up with a dump-on-everybody style book, wouldn't the club be best served to maybe severe ties with him now ? I can see another pay out ( whatever the size may be ) down the track when push comes to shove, and he refuses to resign from his position, should the book be just shyte hanging on the sea eagles. For a bloke who says they love the club blah blah etc, he surely will be biting the hand that fed him for soooo long ,should he bring such a book out. Maybe he should reconsider and be remembered for the service he gave , instead of someone who believes they have a job for life and that manly owe him. In effect he is choosing to make money out of possibly defaming the club etc...hope he has some of his payout money left, 'cause he is surely to get his big bottom sued should he not be able to substantiate his 'facts"
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +3,563 / 66
    Why are his 'facts' discounted so easily?
  13. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is a member of the Football Club Board, which is an elected position and as far as I know it is unpaid. Ergo.....no payout and no ability to sack him, only the Members can vote him out.
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    Crap on Zorba for what reason? Just because the article uses the word 'explosive' to announce his autobiography??? Please. He is hardly going to drum up interest by saying he's writing a tame autobiography. Zorba 'defaming the club', yes I'll believe that when I see it.
  15. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

    +258 / 4

    That's if he can con someone into publishing it.
  16. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,812 / 31
    I think we are dumping **** on zorba a little too quick. Maybe he has re written a few chapters after he found out Des thought he was incompetent.
  17. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

    +662 / 35
    Good post mate. People
    Round here find it very easy to put **** on zorba. Poor form if you ask me
  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +3,720 / 182
    It is unfair to judge a book by its cover .
  19. patorick2010

    patorick2010 Active Member

    +52 / 0
    I seriously doubt Zorba's book will be all that critical of the club.

    Perry and Reilly, yeah he'll give it to them, maybe even Des in a light-hearted way, but Zorb won't knock the club itself too much if at all.
  20. arty

    arty Active Member

    +31 / 0
    Zorba has had access to uncountable generations of successful and maybe less so Manly players, match incidents and officials over so many years, his book could give unique and entertaining insights of significance to all current Manly fans and future Rugby League historians. As reference material for those anxious to discover more gossip, unreported factual achievements and curiosities of their heros and football legends, some now not alive, it could become a huge nostalgia feast. Great RL moments may be seen with fresh eyes, closer to the action or anecdotally on the training field or inside the sheds. If, however, it becomes a spiteful response from a bitter frustrated insider distorting aspects of events, characters and achievements to satisfy some perceived injustices as some here have suspected it could become it would most certainly be a tragic opportunity lost for us all. We will wait and see if he can educate, amuse and/or interest . Or will he be merely political and partisan? Maybe neither, just vaguely personal and passionate to clearly present the facts of his life lived? Who knows? And i would hope he does outstanding justice to his Sea Eagles experiences which cover a very broad stretch of time and not focus unduly on the minutia of recent vexing but comparatively insignificant administrivia...And I hope above all, he is a very good writer whichever approach he adopts...This is Zorba's most important test...

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