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Well that came out of the blue...

Not.

Surely the only way this is not a pre-planned stich-up is if the job is so carp, and the prospects so dire, that no-one else in their right mind would take it on?

Never mind, after a few years of screwing it all up, and if there IS any RFL left by then, he can collect HIS £300k pay-off on the way out to some international junket sincecure.

ps. Lost any remaining hope now.

 

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4 minutes ago, interchangeofficial said:

unfathomable piece of negligence from the RFL board. 7 months to come up with one of the main influencers of the shambles we have had over the last decade.

Well Barwick and his fellow superstars HAVE been very very busy you know.  It is damned hard work staying invisible all the time you are collecting your salary.

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The final nail in the coffin of R.F.L. in the U.K. Super League now will get everything they ask for under this clown.

R.I.P rugby league.

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Maybe the actions of the Junta become even more clear now?  Make the announcement, start a war with the RFL and the rest of the game that they know they have the funds to win, and ensure that the RFL CEO job is SUCH a poisoned chalice that only Rimmer would ever want it?

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Repeat post from the Sally Bolton Thread, but my view:

 

Feels like a real lack of appreciation of their perception by the RFL board. Rightly or wrongly, there is a 'jobs for the boys' perception of the RFL and they have now promoted both of the last two CEO's through the same methods. I don't think it is an entirely fair perception as Lewis, Foster, Draper plus others have joined from partly outside of the RFL structures at least.

There is also a negative perception of the RFL overall at the moment, that they have lost the battle with the SL clubs over control, and promoting somebody who as part of the Senior Management Team has been part of that loss of control seems perverse. 

It will be interesting to see whether he just goes down the route of continuing Wood's strategy or wants to make his own mark.

Either way, it isn't a very exciting or inspiring appointment.

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 After what the governing body call a “thorough and robust recruitment process” led by an external and independent recruitment consultancy attracting a field of “exceptional” candidates from inside and outside of the sport. 

 

I am struggling to believe this statement. 

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38 minutes ago, Adeybull said:

Well that came out of the blue...

Not.

Surely the only way this is not a pre-planned stich-up is if the job is so carp, and the prospects so dire, that no-one else in their right mind would take it on?

Never mind, after a few years of screwing it all up, and if there IS any RFL left by then, he can collect HIS £300k pay-off on the way out to some international junket sincecure.

ps. Lost any remaining hope now.

 

have faith!!! SL is breaking away with Elstone at the helm...so its not all dire...right?

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Top appointment. Great candidate. Will go well. Will move the game forward

 

Unfortunately none of this applies to the appointment of 'recking Ralph by the RFL

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It looks like Hetherington has made his demands clear and got what he wanted, a continuation of the same old, same old!

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The problem is Rimmer has had a top job in the RFL for a long time now. He has been part of the team that saw the game fail to tackle it's existing problems, create a whole set of new ones, force through this structure which was wrecked league 1, was such a disaster in SL, and as during his tenure as interim Chief Exec saw the game descend in to civil war and stayed pretty much silent and has offered no leadership on those issues

If he couldn't make that positive impact as COO, and if his time as interim CEO has been poor at best, what possible reason could anyone think that he has the tools to good job now when he couldn't before?

The only saving grace I can see regarding this unimaginative and unambitious appointment is the expectation that this role will be much much reduced given the transfer of powers to Elstone at SL and hopefully a strong more centralised international game at the RLIF

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