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Who is this chap called Perry?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by weev, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

    +849 /22
    Who is this new CEO chap? How responsible is he for this mess? Can he be gotten rid off?

    He said he is here to 'commercialise the business'. How is that achieved by losing the most successful coach in the game and a passionate ex-player?

    Below are some quotes from David Perry from a month ago about the Sortgate affair:

    "We are restructuring the whole business and he [Zorba] doesn't fit into it. I played a role in the decision. I take accountability for the decision.

    "Part of my mandate when I came here from the board is that I had to make tough decisions.

    "Not everyone is going to be happy with them and today is a classic example of that.

    "The business needs to be financially more viable and I have come in to commercialise the business."

    ... Please explain!
  2. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member

    +2,445 /46
    This bloke was actually doing an ok job apart from the Zorba handling although i think he made the right call but timed it attrociously and messed up because he listened to the wrong people. Perry has done more good since he came on than harm. He wasnt even around when the board were offered to extend Des's contract. He probably made us more dosh in 4 months than the rest of them did in 4 years. I wont lay blame at his feet.
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Active Member

    +27 /0
    Exactly the deal hadn't be done, Perrys first job should of been re-sign the coach. Integral part of a football team, no?
  4. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,068 /174
    Where did Perry come from?
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    A 41 year old who has spent almost 4 years at the Dragons.
  6. Northern Rhino

    Northern Rhino Active Member

    +65 /1
    Perry wasn't even on the sub committee that was established before he arrived here to resign DES. The only thing I can see that he has done wrong is move zorba out of the media position. He stated he wanted to wait till after footy season but zorba blew up and pushed his hands were tied, and the whole board voted to remove zorba not him.

    DES is pissed at him cause of this decision alone, zorba blew this up not him he even stated there would be another role for zorba just not involving the media managers one. Before u go shooting the innocent ones he also restructured memberships and brought us Larissa and we all know how valuable she has become for us dans. Imagine another very capable Larissa type looking after the media side of the business how much better would they be running.

    He is also responsible For all of the good initiatives that we saw in the finals like more info merchandise advertising etc. He helped turn a 1.4 limm deficit into a profit and the real size won't be know till the cash registers stop ringing. This guy will do amazing things at manly i just know it. Be careful we don't vent our anger a the wrong people. Remember he doesn't get a vote at board level so isn't in on the important decisions.
  7. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,383 /74
    Fair enough, I don't think there is not enough info out there to justify laying the blame at his feet so I will give him the benefit of the doubt for now. But equally I don't think it is fair to give him the credit for the cash we have been raking in lately. I think DES and the players had a fair bit to do with that!
  8. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    Perry did wonders with the Dragons!! Getting rid of long time employees is always difficult.
  9. Northern Rhino

    Northern Rhino Active Member

    +65 /1
    Mad Marcus we made and won a gf in 2008 and missed the boat this time we were ready to cash in cause perry put everything in place early to do so. Make now bones about it the players played their hearts out to get us there but perry and his staff did a lot of hard work preparing and ordering the merchandise, marketing the club, designing the new membership campaign, think about it the business side of things is moving forward to where everybody who wanted zorba and lowe sacked should be, give him a chance so far he's kicking goals where he can

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