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If you could ask Nigel Wood 1 question, what would it be?


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#1 DeadShotKeen

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Mine would be this, in response to his statement about the ongoing Super League talks yesterday:

"Given that licensing was born of the necessity to prevent the "boom and bust" of teams overspending to get to and compete in the top flight and also to prevent newly promoted sides from ritual humiliation when trying to quickly acclimatise to a new standard of competition, what has changed since licensing's advent to now enable us to confidently return to a promotion and relegation system without fear of the financial meltdown of a number of teams and/or the damage to the credibility of our elite competition that would be caused by a series of lopsided results?"

Just wondering if we're able to compile a good list, might someone with weight at Total RL be able to illicit some responses from Mr Wood? I know we all have our various frustrations with the sport at present and some kind of transparent communication I think would be most welcome.

Edited by DeadShotKeen, 25 June 2013 - 02:59 PM.


#2 Viking Warrior

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

why are you pandering to small yorkshire clubs with archaic stadia?
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#3 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

Are you tired of people continually moaning about the state of the game.


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#4 Gav Wilson

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

You could have asked him properly just a few weeks ago.


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#5 Northern Sol

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:34 PM

Wtf were you thinking about when you gave Crusaders a licence?



#6 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

Who would win in a fight, a lion or a shark?


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#7 Rascal Bongo Stork

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:51 PM

your place or mine?



#8 Pottsy

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

You could have asked him properly just a few weeks ago.


Wood is the master of asinine responses. His recent foray onto twitter was lamentable.

#9 Gav Wilson

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

Wood is the master of asinine responses. His recent foray onto twitter was lamentable.

 

Maybe he is RLMeltdown?


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#10 Railway End

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

Sadly I could ask him a million and one questions and I'm not sure I would believe any reply he gave.

 

Therein lies one of his major problems for me.  Everything he says or the responses he gives to interviews sound like well rehearsed sound bites and worse still "management speak".  Whenever he is asked a question on TV that is not covered on his "script" he starts stammering, panicking and usually starts to repeat himself.  Maybe if he answered a question in a straightforward manner as if he was talking to a mate in the pub, the RL public would have more faith in him.

 

For all I know, he may be doing a better job than anybody else in the country could do.  However,he just gives the impression of somebody who is not in control of the direction the game should take and is being swept along with the tide.


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#11 GeordieSaint

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

Why do you think you are suitable to run the game considering your time at club level was not deemed a success? 


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#12 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

Can you stop being head of the RFL?

#13 amh

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:11 PM

Who ate all the pies

 

We seem to be using our players more in PR via community projects, could we build on that and use them in marketing our product eg in tv adverts with companies like Nando's,  Costa Coffee and Herbalife, who have had free advertising on the back of the players continually mentioning them on twitter etc


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#14 Fax1978

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

Who would win in a fight, a lion or a shark?

:) :) :)
Now that would be a belter just to see the expression on his face.

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#15 Bomballey

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:49 PM

Sadly I could ask him a million and one questions and I'm not sure I would believe any reply he gave.

Therein lies one of his major problems for me. Everything he says or the responses he gives to interviews sound like well rehearsed sound bites and worse still "management speak". Whenever he is asked a question on TV that is not covered on his "script" he starts stammering, panicking and usually starts to repeat himself. Maybe if he answered a question in a straightforward manner as if he was talking to a mate in the pub, the RL public would have more faith in him.

For all I know, he may be doing a better job than anybody else in the country could do. However,he just gives the impression of somebody who is not in control of the direction the game should take and is being swept along with the tide.


That's the best post I've ever read on here. Well said RE.

Our game needs someone heading it up who mirrors it's core values. Honest, direct, passionate, earthy, pragmatic and proud.

Mr Wood will move into politics next.....

#16 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:59 PM

:) :) :)
Now that would be a belter just to see the expression on his face.

As we seem to be in a week of nostalgia, it's a TRL classic.


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#17 Red John

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:41 PM

"Hello Nigel. Where do you see the game in five years time, ten years and twenty years, and what is your plan for getting there?"

 

To make it a bit more difficult, I'd like the answer to be devoid of anodyne phrases like "leverage", "facilitate", "maximise potential", "revenue streams" and all the other clart managers like to use to make it sound like they've got their own special scientific language.



#18 JohnM

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:23 PM

Or I'd ask, Do you think that Charles Darwin was right?

#19 Brigg Rover

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

How the **** are you still in this job!



#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:42 AM

Should I be Bradford, should I be Leeds?


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