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Souths want James Packer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Jethro, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    John Lehmann takes a look at why South Sydney need gaming mogul James Packer

    JOHN LEHMANN EDITOR AT LARGE
    The Sunday Telegraph
    January 25, 2014 10:00PM


    KERRY Packer always said you'd have to be mad to put your money into football clubs or racehorses.

    But if his son, billionaire gaming mogul James Packer, ends up doing a deal to buy Peter Holmes a Court's stake into the South Sydney Rabbitohs, he won't be doing it to line his pockets.

    Like those racing tragics who chase the dream of winning the Golden Slipper with a horse they picked up for nix, he'll be doing it for the thrill of the chase.

    The truth is that Souths is at the crossroads. If the Rabbitohs' revival is to continue, the club needs to find a well-heeled owner, sooner rather than later.

    Click here to read the full article.

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    It's funny how Manly is continuously always being portrayed by the media as the only club that is supposedly so in debt and dysfunctional so it was interesting to read about South's dysfunctional owners being barely on speaking terms for at least four years and of their club's current debt problems.
     
  2. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You're not trying to diss the pride of the league are you........
     
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    • Las Vegas Blvd

      Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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      Wasnt it Holmes a court and Crowes idea to pull all pokies from the leagues club ??
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Aren't all the Packers in jail? Or is that just Russell?
       
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      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Struggle Street gives way to riches from Gambling Addicts :dodgy:
         
      • MadMarcus

        MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        The odds of a Sandow return to South must be shortening...[/i]
         
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        • mozgrame

          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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          If James Packer could steal Miranda Kerr off Orlando Bloom, he could do anything!
           
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          • globaleagle

            globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            lol, too right!

            And a little sad at the same time.
             
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            • mickqld

              mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Yes but he'll never change the fact that the majority of Souffs supporters have never heard of a dentist.
               
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              • Moondog

                Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                It's all to do with the size of your bank account...size does matter...
                 
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                • Frogz

                  Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                  When did Kerry jump off the Eagles bandwagon and go to Rorters...I remember being at a lunch in which Wally Lewis spoke of the time Kerry tried to sign them to Manly.
                   
                • Moondog

                  Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He wanted to sign Wally and Gene Miles too.
                   
                • Peter C

                  Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He was never really a Manly fan, it was because of his friendship with Bob Fulton, I think Packer helped set him up with a chemical company that he now owns.
                  I think they did sign, but because the NSWRL wanted to expand into Brisbane etc, it allowed them to get out of their contracts.
                   
                • Las Vegas Blvd

                  Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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                  He may have a head like a beaten favourite but gee - cant he pull a good sort ?
                   
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                  • TokyoEagle

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                    It's not his head doing the pulling.
                     
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                    • Hamster Huey

                      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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                      They wanted to sign but their QRL contracts required that League to only match the offer from a NSWRL club, to retain them in Brisbane. As the deal with Packer/Manly involved more dollars than just the clubs sign-on fee, the QRL only had to offer a much smaller amount (Manly contract value) than Miles and Lewis would have received in total (incl additional payments allowable with no Cap at the time) to play in the NSWRL.
                       

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