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Any news on our new CEO

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by RedVDragon, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Eatons Hill Dragon

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    Best thing he could do is announce a monthly update to fans and members about the Club, Football department and have a section for Q&A with fans.
    Interaction from the Boardroom to the footy team to the sponsors and most importantly the fans will align and bring transparency, confidence and culture back to the Red V.
     
  2. SnowDragon

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    With his background in digital marketing I would hope for a better web site, regular updates and more engagement.

    I also hope he has the balls to make changes. It must be in his first 12 mo the, though typically you are judged by the first 90days (and likely quicker in this role).

    I’m definitely not upset by this engagement, and sit hopeful.
     
  3. FlameThrower

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    JDB case hanging over the Club, Coach in question, fans disengagement, a swag of players coming off contract, Frizell not resigned, on field team performance been below par for years. etc, Etc. Then the icing on the cake is Coronavirus where we have no clear picture of how this will pan out. The guy has a huge task on his hands.
     
  4. possm

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    1. Approach the NRL regarding the possibility of shorting Flanagan's suspension.
    2. Terminate Mary's contract and announce that Flanagan is the replacement head coach from 1 Nov 2020.
    3. The recruitment/retension/pathways staff to report to Flanagan from 1 Nov 2020.
    4. Arrange the retention of Frizell and recruitment of Suli and Fifita.
    5. Ensure SGI can compete with the top clubs with regards to TPA and digital marketing.
    6. Address the JDB compensation issue with teh NRL.
     
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  5. R&WTILLIDIE

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    Good luck to him. His predecessors didn’t make it easy for him.
     
  6. Objective View

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    Thoroughly unimpressed.

    All-encompassing process? What a joke.

    Straight Shooter
     
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    They're gonna need a bigger trough.
     
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    Precisely.

    Hope he doesn't employ social distancing from the fans.
    Hope he self isolates McGregor as the cause of much disruption and the thorn in our side.
    It will be interesting to see if he has the backbone to address the issues we currently have or whether he'll be another wall flower in the board room.

    I will allow him the opportunity to make good.
    Hope he delivers.
     
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    Why unimpressed. Who should of it been?
    Reading between his political lines he basically said it was all over for Mary...or is that wishful thinking fn my part. I am sure that is what he meant.
    Hand over..was a piece of paper with Sack mary written on it
    . "With our list we should be playing finals - this year".
    We wont make finals so Mary...tata
     
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  10. Objective View

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    Definitely reading between the lines.

    I'm not impressed with his experience.

    Straight Shooter
     
  11. blacksafake

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    It was only a short interview but he seems impressive. At least he doesn’t speak like a politician & just maybe he’ll be more assessable to the fans & media, unlike his predecessors.
    Happy to give him a chance to make his mark.
     
  12. The calm one

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    You are in dream land
     
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    FFS, i have been one of the critics of the Board , but jesus when the media judges us Dragons supporters as hard to please your comments sum it up completely. We got a bloke not tied by family relationship,has a better resume and some very varied experience & youth and without settling in you bag him ? FMD ?
     
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    It what capacity has he worked for the dragons previously?
     
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    I must agree here - we needed a street smart, hard nut like Shane Richardson or similar someone that knows how to move in and around the NRL political minefield and get shit done and be a real hard ass - this fellow seems very green - but I’m happy to be wrong..
     
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    In all seriousness though - the question I always ask myself is - Would Politis have hired him at the Roosters if he turned up for the CEO job at his club.. because if the answer is NO well we are not going to be making up too much ground on the bigger clubs.. we need to be making the same moves as the bigger clubs
    Same caliber Administration
    Same caliber conditional staff
    Same caliber coaching
    Same caliber Sponsorship
    Same caliber Player Amenities
    We are way behind in 4/5 of the above with at least 5-6 of the top clubs..
     
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    Not necessarily Mickey, as it sure never worked for the Titans when they poached Graham Annesley from his political career & links to being the former boss of the NRL refereeing.
    Sometimes fresh ideas & a change in direction can be a shot in the arm to an organisation that seems dormant and stuck in the past, not knowing how to move ahead.
    I hope Ryan can resurrect the sinking ship and is given the chance.
     
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    For such a critical role at such a critical time, I find his experience and achievements lacking.

    It's fantastic that he's not an old boy but the mediocrity continues.

    And the club can't comprehend why it has lost its DNA. I'll tell you why, it's because it has lost its will to win. Win big.

    Straight Shooter
     
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    An outsider. That's something I was hoping for. A step forward from the old mates and family approach we've become.accustomed to.

    Unless he's someone's mate....?
     
  20. _Johnsy

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    I had no idea you were involved in the selection panel.
     

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