[Resurrected] Penn reveals emotionaly draining rebuild

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He is the Colin Robinson (the energy vampire from ‘What We Do In The Shadows’) of rugba league. Colin sucks the life out of people just by being near them.

Scott and his family (secretly in the employ of the North Sydney Bears) have done the same to a once powerful football club.

Colin:
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Scott:
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He looks like a vampire.
 
Rugby League, like all businesses, is about the bottom line and outcomes. As a businessman he knows that. I'm sure his heart is yearning for success with the Sea Eagles. However the last nine years have been among the least successful years in a row Manly has experienced. As a businessman, he must realise that his efforts have been at best disappointing. He's had the chance to sell off the club but has resisted, and I wonder if its more through pride than business common sense. I dont doubt he loves the club. I just think he's become a square peg in a round hole for the Sea Eagles. Perhaps he'll turn it around, but outcomes so far suggest little progress and just as with Schuster, at some point you have to throw the towel in.
 
Lets add a bit of balance of Penn Power to this thread ....
At the end of the day Mr Penn has the last laugh
He has Beautiful Woman at his fingertips
and the Legendary Manly Club at his Door Step
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Loved Paul Lynde. A favourite comedian. Hope Penn isn't also one of that ilk. Like to think he takes it more seriously.
 
Penn should get out, if it’s been emotionally draining for him, we haven’t enjoyed the success we’re use to, it’s time to sell up and let someone bring the money, the energy and the ability.

In stark contrast, just finished ready a piece on old Mr Politis, his been involved with the chickens for 48 years, loves the place, been chairman for 32 years, taken the chook pen from near bankruptcy in the 90’s to being one of the most powerful clubs in the league.

The chooks have a property portfolio of over 200m, which the uncle no doubt assisted from his own personal wealth said to be 2.8 Billion. We need big business to get behind our club or a benefactor like the uncle, if Penns drained he should put the club in front of his personal motivation, as a life long supporter, I’m becoming a little drained myself trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel, maybe a win tonight could cheer me up a little, but the underlying facts remain the facts and we need more than Penns able to offer the club.
 
Why would the Penns get out? This has been a very profitable investment for them
I guess that is half (or most) of the problem. Middling clubs like Manly do not have much on field success, yet still rake in cash. There is little incentive to achieve much when you are profitable with few recent trophies.

Sadly unless something changes, clubs like ours will be like the Tigers, Dragons and maybe one or two others. Hovering around positions 10 and lower, occasionally getting into the 8 and thinking it is a great success.

The rivers of television cash and associated gambling revenue mean there is little motivation to climb the highest mountain of premiership success. Or am I being too pessimistic?
 
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I guess that is half (or most) of the problem. Middling clubs like Manly do not have much on field success, yet still rake in cash. There is little incentive to achieve much when you are profitable with few recent trophies.

Sadly unless something changes, clubs like ours will be like the Tigers, Dragons and maybe one or two others. Hovering around positions 10 and lower, occasionally getting into the 8 and thinking it is a great success.

The rivers of television cash and associated gambling revenue mean their is little motivation to climb the highest mountain of premiership success. Or am I being too pessimistic?
Honestly no

The perceived benefit v the risk is not there for some owners
 
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10 9 1 124 20
10 8 2 81 18
10 7 3 70 16
10 7 3 69 16
11 7 4 59 14
10 6 4 -10 14
11 6 5 107 12
11 6 5 -9 12
10 5 5 -56 12
11 5 5 30 11
10 4 6 15 10
11 5 6 -12 10
11 4 6 -7 9
10 3 7 -103 8
10 2 8 -81 6
10 2 8 -91 6
10 1 9 -186 4
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