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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DUFFMAN, Sep 17, 2009.


    DUFFMAN Well-Known Member

    +481 /7
    Geoff Toovey has been asked by the board to take up the CEO position.
    Toovey is unsure about taking it up at the moment as it wont allow him to spend the time he would like with his daughter.
    If Geoff knocks it back pat Wilson is expected to take on the role.
  2. Stillman

    Stillman Active Member

    +8 /0
    Can't they look to someone with the background of CEO rather than to someone who has spent the majority of their adulthood on a football field? Toovey is still one of my all time heroes but surely we can find a more suitable candidate to take this business forward.
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +214 /5
    Interesting news Duffman? What is your source on this one???
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +782 /23
    Pat Wilson? Fcuk the candidates must be sh*thouse if that numpty's getting a look in.
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +287 /0
    Toovey has a bit of business experience Stillman, he's not just a footy head.
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    Going back to Pat Wilson is not a great move.  He didn't set the world on fire and has a union in his blood.  they're looking for a CEO for Queensland Rugby, he should try for that one as his mediocrity would sit well with the parlous Reds set-up.

    I'm currently available.  LOL
  7. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +327 /22
    this is after their global search? lol
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    They had 20 candidates and so far I am feeling underwhelmed with the leaks being made.
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    Toovey would be better than Paul Osborne.
  10. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,281 /74
    Well they certainly haven't cast the net far & wide
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +16,540 /323
    I have a bit of "nous" when it comes to business, havig owned and managed one since 1975.

    I think Geoff Toovey would be a backward step, NOT because he coudn't manage the job (he is a qualified accountant after all), and NOT because I don't like him (quite the opposite he's one of our legends I feel) but I think he is way to "close" to the current players and coaching staff to be considered for this job.

    It can be a tough job (I knew Grant quite well and he told me many times at the difficult nature of the negotiations / contracts etc etc) and he's (Tooves) far too connected with the current squad and coaching staff to be "independant".

    Surely someone outside of the industry would be better.
  12. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +290 /2
    There's a story on the Telegraph website about Toovs.  The job is his if he wants it.

    I agree with what Mark says, he's too 'in the family' as it were. 
    Won't go on because i know hardly anything about this kinda stuff, but i do know that Wilson being favourite outside of Toovey isn't a good sign.

    I hope it's a beat up
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,281 /74
    The problem being the free sandwich brigade (sorry Vid not referring to you..) who are on the CEO selection panel are hoping to appoint someone who has sympathies for the football club & its operation and business accumen or suitability will run a clear second.

    Tooves is a f/c director while I am guessing Wilson has ties from his time at the helm a few years ago.

    Personally I would prefer Tooves be our next coach and selecting Wilson who hardly set the world on fire last time is beyond reasoning.

    My suggestion would be to look to the AFL community - they do membership & corporate sponsorship very well.  Additionally an outisder would not be hamstrung by ownership factions & old school loyalities.
  14. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

    +1,359 /84
    Geez I thought this was a post about getting Toovey to lace up again so we can let Orford go.

    Disappointed  :mad:
  15. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    +108 /2
    Mayer was an outsider and still got caught up in the bs.
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    CW I have posted to actual article form the telegraph today
  17. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    Mayer didn't help his cause by not assisting the FC, and the CEO brief is to work with all areas of the club for the common good.

    Tooves, outside of his family considerations, would also have to drop his coaching aspirations - something that he has worked on since his playing retirement. A CEO can't be running around in a fluro green vest with a water bottle. In all seriousness, he would make more money coaching long term if can be successful than he would as CEO.

    I am a bit like Mark. I would prefer someone with skills at running a much, much larger similar business than ours and then having the vision to drag it up to a higher level.
  18. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,281 /74
    Mayer was an outsider and still got caught up in the bs.

    Mayer was closely or became closley associated with Penn
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +8,122 /369
    I won't be a season ticket holder of a club that is lead by Pat "Yes, Mr Delmege" Wilson.

    I'll downgrade to a normie member.

    Pat Wilson couldn't bring on a sponsor that went out ready to sign on the dotted line....and who in the end went with Souths.

  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
      The FC chose not to tie their membership to the Screaming Eagles packages.  they have only themselves to blame.  Now there are 6000 Screaming Eagles members and 600 FC ones.  Go figure. 

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