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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bones, Oct 29, 2012.
Will be named this morning as the Wests Tigers new General Manager Of Commercial Operations.
Well that sucks
Smartest move the Tigers have made.
I wonder how he will find the issues between wests and the tiger factions ?
I think he was over rated. When we had some funds available after Ben Kennedy retired and we chased about every off contract backrower in the game and he couldn't land anybody. Then Gift kicked on and he tried to big note himself for his role in developing the team. Also tried to play some funny games in the media with opposition CEOs and it burnt us most of the time.
I agree, we're much better off with the team we have now. Look at the results.
My understanding is that Hasler and Cleal were responsible for player signings then and that it has only changed recently when Perry came on board. Mayer must have been doing something right because we won the comp in 2008 when he was CEO
Time will tell if he is great CEO or a myth.
I reckon its probably somewhere in between. Winning a comp is a collective effort. Everyone played a role, yet everyone claims the credit individually when it suits them. I suspect he played a good part in a good team effort, as did des, crusher, tooves, the players etc etc You dont make beer without hopps but dont give me hopps on a friday arvo and expect me to be quenched
Wasn't his last big signing Israel Folau ? That's worked out well.
I think you made that up.
Nah, that was more a recruitment out of AFL HQ and negotiated with Sheedy for publicity. Grant would have not been given the choice to accept it, or not.
What that Mayer talked himself up? Absolutely he did.
Anecdotally, I've heard that behind the scenes he is a nasty piece of work. His time at Manly was characterised by 'I put the air in the football' type stuff. Will be interesting to see how long he lasts at Tigerpie Town.
and dont forget,he was the one that denied Beaver his swangsong as well
Good to see factions are alive and well even three years after a guy has left
Incorrect. That was Desmond Hasler Reading isn't a strong point of some posters in this thread. The role like the GWs role is a commercial role not football department role.
The dealings with Mayer I had were average. He got in with Zorba and Ritchie and used media to push himself and bag others. Delmege was a good example. In the end if he had stuck to his job and not played politics he may of stayed. For me as a sponsor and talking to those in office, I rate Perry well ahead of Mayer as a bloke and as a manager. maybe he has learnt from his mistakes. Good luck Grant and good luck to the tigers.
Yep, he also forced Fatty to go the Roosters, and didn't do enough to re-sign Fulton. Making up stories is pretty fun, I might do it more often.
I'm pretty sure he was involved in that stuff up with Wally O'Connell's eligibility when he mis-interpreted the district rule. Left him off the field for 12 months during his prime. Bastard....