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Wined and dined by Catalans at the weekend. Here with Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret. Maybe the goods days will be back when Superleague was played in five countries (2009) when Lewis was on the bridge.

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19 hours ago, audois said:

Wined and dined by Catalans at the weekend. Here with Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret. Maybe the goods days will be back when Superleague was played in five countries (2009) when Lewis was on the bridge.

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I'm sure I can see Lenegan behind him working his mouth.

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8 minutes ago, Loiner said:

I'm sure I can see Lenegan behind him working his mouth.

I'm sure Leneghan would love to have some more control over SL, unfortunately he can't get a word in because he doesn't want to interrupt Gary Hetherington.

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1 minute ago, Jim Prendle said:

I'm sure Leneghan would love to have some more control over SL, unfortunately he can't get a word in because he doesn't want to interrupt Gary Hetherington.

I think Jim it's the other way round now. With McManus and Moran by his side it's a matter of time before they take over.

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4 minutes ago, Loiner said:

I think Jim it's the other way round now. With McManus and Moran by his side it's a matter of time before they take over.

Just think what it will be like to have successful business people running the game. 

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45 minutes ago, Loiner said:

I'm sure I can see Lenegan behind him working his mouth.

Have a look at the roles and responsibilities of a CEO and Board of Directors.


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23 minutes ago, Mark S said:

Just think what it will be like to have successful business people running the game. 

I know, it's crazy isn't it?

Or we could just continue to allow little tin pot know-alls like GH run it from the shadows.

 

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It keeps coming back to the same thing, is Elstone going to be his own man or someone who is aligned with people who have shown themselves incapable as Rugby League administrators?

I'd like to think the former but his initial media outing was ill advised to say the least.

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7 minutes ago, M j M said:

It keeps coming back to the same thing, is Elstone going to be his own man or someone who is aligned with people who have shown themselves incapable as Rugby League administrators?

I'd like to think the former but his initial media outing was ill advised to say the least.

Bearring in mind who his employers are it is more a case of the man he is allowed to be

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An off-the-wall thought. Answerable to the  BoD, maybe he is supposed to execute the Directors orders.   


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10 hours ago, Loiner said:

I think Jim it's the other way round now. With McManus and Moran by his side it's a matter of time before they take over.

Hopefully. Hetherington has had far too much influence for far too long. 

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Elstone will do what his remit and instruction allows him to do - he is an appointee of a board of directors - there are rules about trust and following the party line - if he doesn’t he is out just like any other appointee

If you want to see what he is going to do look no further than the utterances of Pearson Moran lenigahn et al

the will of the board defines the actions of the man i am afraid

in reality its about commercialising the top table and garnering more revenue which starts with what there is now - the next tV deal, if there is a TV deal, will be very interesting indeed - the time to strike is then and only.  Then and at that point i would have expected Elstone to lay his traps, make his plans and grease the wheels where required so its a seamless coup - top administrator with a vision - but remember he is a paid man so its not his vision, but one he has to be seen to buy in top and sell 

Interesting times

 

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12 hours ago, Jim Prendle said:

I'm sure Leneghan would love to have some more control over SL, unfortunately he can't get a word in because he doesn't want to interrupt Gary Hetherington.

   I'm just surprised that in another sport Lenagan wants a 'whole game solution' and the 'complete interests of all clubs' and 'any changes would need the agreement of 90% of all clubs'.

  https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/aug/02/ian-lenagan-football-league-fa-premier-league-chairman-efl-trophy


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I suppose im having a moment here but when was the sl represented by 5 different countries and which countries were they ?

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Just now, jpmc said:

I suppose im having a moment here but when was the sl represented by 5 different countries and which countries were they ?

France, Wales, England, Yorkshire and ?


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England, France, Spain, Wales and Scotland

Elstone talking up the French experience here.

http://www.catalansdragons.com/articles-45/171-6201-autour-du-match-castleford-2018/


"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."  - Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

Si tu( Remi Casty) devais envoyer un fax au Président Guasch? " Un grand bravo pour ce que vous avez fait,et merci de m 'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure"

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6 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

Rob Elstone is interviewed on today's Whippets and Flat Caps podcast: https://whippetsandflatcaps.podbean.com/

 

Fantastic show! Really looking forward to the back chat later this month with Elstone.

For Parky he said that they will be doing due diligence on Toronto so it's not anther PSG @ 50:42.

For everyone out of SL he said that funding will be kept at the same levels going fords so long as the new TV deal is the same or higher that the current one, 1:06 into the interview. earlier on he mentioned that they cant cut the other divisions adrift because they aren't strong enough to get their own TV deals and they are needed in the grand scheme of the sport.

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On 7/4/2018 at 8:27 AM, Jim Prendle said:

I know, it's crazy isn't it?

Or we could just continue to allow little tin pot know-alls like GH run it from the shadows.

 

At least he's not trying to take money from the smaller clubs by keeping all the TV money. Are Wigan so skint they have to take £75,000 off league 1 clubs ?

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6 hours ago, Krzzystuff said:

For Parky he said that they will be doing due diligence on Toronto so it's not anther PSG @ 50:42.

That's a bit rich coming from the man who actually failed at PSG.

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Aside from what has been mentioned above, here’s what I remember from listening to the podcast this morning.

Elstone says his main objective by a street is getting an improved TV deal.

He’s met with the head of Sky Sports this week to ask if they get VFM and what Super League can do about it.

Wants Sky to improve their presentation.

Wants half a dozen stars who would be household names.

Number two priority is getting a handful of wealthy types to invest in clubs.

He called international rugby league ###### about face because it waters down the leading nations. Keen on a new tournament involving Great Britain.

Thinks Super League starts too early and would like an early year Nines tournament in the Middle East.

Would like to see a Magic Weekend at the football ground in Toulouse.

Wants more kids coming to games but OK with Thursday nights because Sky like them.

Doesn’t like the freeplay rule. Thinks it’s confusing for fans. 

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1 minute ago, clogdance said:

He's a football fan from Barnsley. Has good business/accounting pedigree, but like Dick Lewis, knows very little about RL.. 

Give him a chance!

I’m sure he doesn’t have a collection of 10,000 programmes or whatever like Nigel Wood but we need someone with commercial acumen like Elstone.

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1 hour ago, Loiner said:

At least he's not trying to take money from the smaller clubs by keeping all the TV money. Are Wigan so skint they have to take £75,000 off league 1 clubs ?

Yes, agreed. Gary is only ever altruistic, and is in it for the good of the whole of RL, and not for himself.

Is that better?

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It was a fascinating interview, which I think will bear a second listen to really absorb some of the radical things he was saying. I thought the interviewers gave him easy balls to hit and avoided the difficult questions but it didn't matter - Elstone brought all the controversial issues up himself anyway and didn't pull his punches.

He's wrong about international rugby league though - I'm surprised he can't see that some of what he wants achieve can only be achieved through building up the international game and Tonga at the World Cup became a major story. Nobody cared where the players were born, they could see they were proud to wear the shirt. Is Elstone not watching the soccer World Cup?  Can't he see how international sport reaches parts that club sport can never reach - even the Premier League?  

But that was my only gripe. Everything else sounded spot on to me, and perhaps the biggest take away for me was that I think that some of the weaker SL clubs need to get their house in order quick because it sounded like if you can't get with the program, there'll be no special favours under his regime. He won't be the chairmen's patsy, he's here to lead and lead he will and if you can't keep up, well...   

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