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Ritchie trying to deflect focus on the bullscum

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly's Clubman of the Year ditches club

    Dean Ritchie
    The Daily Telegraph
    October 11, 2012

    A MANLY football club volunteer staff member who was named this year's Clubman of the Year has left the Sea Eagles, angry at the club's "dysfunctional board".

    Sam Rahme has walked away after 12 years at Brookvale, claiming he could not work at a club with so many agendas and vendettas at board level.

    Rahme's former company was major sponsor of the defunct Northern Eagles before he became the club's dressing room guru, attendant, gear steward and confidant to the players.

    Manly's boardroom has degenerated into a vicious farce through petty bickering, arguments and opposing agendas.

    Rahme, a volunteer for 12 years who claimed the Steve Menzies Medal at Friday night's presentation night, admitted Manly had changed - for the worse.

    "I understand when employees of a club leave for other paid jobs but it's a shame when volunteers are leaving," he said.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/manlys-clubman-of-the-year-ditches-club/story-e6frexnr-1226493133798
     
  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well he has been hiding his fat empty cowardly head for the last 10 days or so.

    He was bound to surface eventually.

    But wow, is he getting desperate!
     
  3. RL Gronk

    RL Gronk New Member

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    Please what a laugh.

    Best job going round, pretty much chief hanger oner and you resign over the board. See ya Sam don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    Not like Peter peters puppet to throw in a board taunt.
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Is it true?

    I don't care about Ritchie or the bullscum but this doesn't read well. Why are we a continuing joke and when will the adults show up?
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think, if as reported, when the Penns go things should settle down. At the moment the power struggle betweens all the parties is causing some angst. Having said that this has been going on for years. Ritchie flogging a dead horse.
     
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    • Frogz

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      What a joke....Volunteer of the year leaves because of the board.... Ive heard it all now Zorba. Ricthie u are dead set nuff nuff of a reporter.
      Slow news week.
      1. Dogs in trouble
      2. ARLC have no balls and have no CEO
      3. Warriors have no coach
      4. Tigers have no coach

      Please pull your head out of Zorbas @rse and have a look around....Try and be a journalist, just for once and report on something that people actually care about.....Rahme, should fit in to the Dogs.
       
    • lsz

      lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Or we could acknowledge perhaps there is an issue
       
    • RL Gronk

      RL Gronk New Member

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      How would a volunteer be effected by board issues, when its well known the playing and football group are kept well shielded from the board room ruckus?
      To answer your question you would have to live on or mars or perhaps Queensland if you didn't know there are issues at board level.
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      I don't know the guy concerned but I'd agree with Gronk....he would have virtually zero contact or anything to do with the board. He's a volunteer, not on the payroll. so it's not as though he'd have to "front the board" for any reason.

      I would suggest he's in "one camp or the other", doesn't agree with what's going on and probably whinged in his old mate Zorba's ear...and we know where that information goes don't we??

      By the way I am in Queensland and I DO know!!
       
    • Mals

      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Cry me a river. Where do i apply for his job? :D
       
    • lsz

      lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      How do we know?

      As stated in the article

      Sam Rahme has walked away after 12 years at Brookvale, claiming he could not work at a club with so many agendas and vendettas at board level.

      That is his personal experience. We now just need to wait for a story in the SMH for the "other" side
       
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      • bones

        bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        If there is nothing in the SMH then I'd guess it's not newsworthy, like most of the DT.
         
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        • DSM5

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          How does one get the excellent gig to hang out with the players? What a goose to walk away from that. He must be a total idiot, and best kept away from the playing group.
           
        • Berkeley_Eagle

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          I didn't even know he even existed before this week
           
        • MadMarcus

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          I'm really concerned. Anyone who knows anything about the club knows that all of our success since 1947 has been pretty much built on this guy.

          Does anybody know how many players have get out clauses triggered by Sam's departure? DCE, Foran and the Stewart brothers will go for sure. Tooves won't stand for it and we will end up with Peter Sharp back as coach.

          I hear Ritchie is also working a scoop about a Manly player having a full strength beer on Mad Monday. If that story gets out it could destroy the club's reputation completely.

          Maybe we should all start thinking about what we want to do after Manly's imminent demise.
           
        • The Indian

          The Indian Well-Known Member

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          Poor old Deano's next major calamity story is probably the pending resignation of the little kid who takes out the kicking tee's for the goal kickers.

          Every days a slow news day for Deano- keep it up champ your the best.
           
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          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            Oh no not the kid as well???

            Manly imploding again.....oh no Bourbon Beccy will be next (can't wait for her to slag us again on her Sunrise chat tomorrow morning)....."Manly is self destruct mode due to the resignation of the Ball Boy due to Board issues"

            Dean Ritchie...you are a complete wanker and don't you know it's cricket season now SO STOP making up stories
             
          • Dikefalos

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            What a m*laka well done Ritchie great story
             
          • Volley

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            If the Seabirds bra fitter resigns due to boardroom issues, then I'll be concerned. Concerned, and applying to fill the gap.

            Seriously, what a dunce if he really has quit because of the Board.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            Can I be the backup???

            And you are right, jeez you'd almost kill to have that job....if I lived on the Northern Beaches I'd put my hand up for that gig in a heart beat....some sort of sacrifice to make just to make a statement!!
             
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