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#1 John Drake

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

PRESS RELEASE

Castleford Tigers CEO, Steve Ferres has made the decision to leave the club with immediate effect.

Ferres said, “In the short time I have been at the club, a successful membership scheme, fast approaching 4,000, has been launched which has seen season ticket sales increase on the previous year by 25%. It has brought in much needed revenue to the club and in doing so, provided a model which can and should be the catalyst to help sustain a viable business.
“As CEO I believe I have a moral obligation to everyone associated to the Tigers from its staff to the players and right through to its loyal fans. Since the board is not in a position to support the multitude of changes that I believe must take place now in order for Castleford to continue to compete at Super League level, I feel I have no option other than to offer my resignation.
“I am an extremely proud man and a proud Castleford man at that so please rest assured that this decision was not made lightly.
“I would like to thank the fans for their fantastic support and indeed the staff for their hard work in implementing the new membership scheme. The club requires significant investment in order to continue and I truly hope the board can secure the necessary financial support in the coming months.
“I have informed the board that I am willing to offer my support in an advisory capacity should it be required.”

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#2 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

Steve Ferres resigns from Cas. What's gone wrong now I wonder? Not looking good when the BOD aren't able to give their backing to their new CEO.
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#3 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

Steve Ferres resigns from Cas. What's gone wrong now I wonder? Not looking good when the BOD aren't able to give their backing to their new CEO.

I blame:
Dual registration*
Lack of P&R*


* delete as applicable.
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#4 Griff

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Steve Ferres resigns from Cas. What's gone wrong now I wonder?


I would imagine the same as before he arrived.
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#5 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

I blame:
Dual registration*
Lack of P&R*


* delete as applicable.

Combination of both I'd say and not enough money to sustain a reserve side
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#6 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

I blame:
Dual registration*
Lack of P&R*


* delete as applicable.


And licensing.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

Wonder if he'll end up at Fev. :ph34r: :lol:

Seriously, that's not good news for Cas. Sounds like his plans for progress were being hindered by a lack of cash/support from the board, so he's decided enough is enough and walked.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

I'd like to hear the full story before just taking Steve"track record" Ferres word for it.

on the face of it, it's not looking great at all for us now but time will tell.

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#9 gazza77

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

I'd like to hear the full story before just taking Steve"track record" Ferres word for it.


I see where you're coming from in that, however given the lack of info that has come out of Cas over the last few years, I suspect that it is wishful thinking that you'll hear the BODs side of the story.

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#10 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

I'd like to hear the full story before just taking Steve"track record" Ferres word for it.
on the face of it, it's not looking great at all for us now but time will tell.

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look forward to the RL family coming together once more (or a rich Doctor who likes horse racing)

Well I for one, genuinely hope they get it sorted Kenny. My wish is to see Rovers get the nod for SL and the Cas/Fev derbies back on the agenda. There's nothing I'd like more.
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#11 The Parksider

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Combination of both I'd say and not enough money to sustain a reserve side


Dual Reg and P & R are certainly not in any way problems for a Superleague club, but I'll take that as being toungue in cheek.

He said "I provided a model which can and should be the catalyst to help sustain a viable business. Since the board is not in a position to support the multitude of changes that I believe must take place now in order for Castleford to continue to compete at Super League level, I feel I have no option other than to offer my resignation".

So they don't see eye to eye making his position untenable.

Whatever the detail is to me it looks like the board should do what Wilko and Clague did and offer the club to someone who can do the job.

#12 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Dual Reg and P & R are certainly not in any way problems for a Superleague club, but I'll take that as being toungue in cheek.

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#13 EastLondonMike

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Wasn't Ferres an RFL employee before going to Cas?.. i always thought it was the RFL encouraging Cas to take him on to help get their house in order so to speak..

but maybe i'm wrong.

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#14 MrPosh

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

now Cas up ###### creek - please help


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#15 Ponterover

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I'd heard that there was some trouble darn t'lane, but this is a bit of a shock.

Let's hope it's only a disagreement and not something more serious, a la Salford and Bradford Northern.

Edited by Ponterover, 19 February 2013 - 01:21 PM.


#16 Futtocks

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

He said "I provided a model which can and should be the catalyst to help sustain a viable business. Since the board is not in a position to support the multitude of changes that I believe must take place now in order for Castleford to continue to compete at Super League level, I feel I have no option other than to offer my resignation".

So they don't see eye to eye making his position untenable.


Not necessarily; the wording doesn't make it clear if they are actually opposed to his plans, or they simply don't have the resources to put them into effect. I expect things will be made clearer in the next few days.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

I'd like to hear the full story before just taking Steve"track record" Ferres word for it.

on the face of it, it's not looking great at all for us now but time will tell.

Save our Salford
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now Cas up ###### creek - please help

look forward to the RL family coming together once more (or a rich Doctor who likes horse racing)


Even though you have consistently behaved as an absolute wassock whenever Bulls crops up, I have no hesitation in stating that - should a realistic proposition eventuate that is seeking contributions from outside the Cas fanbase - I would almost certainly contribute. Write that down someplace. If a club like Cas is struggling for a future, the game really is fekked.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

:D :D :D

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#20 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

What does it say? Twitter is blocked at work

Basically he thinks Cas and wakey should merge.
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