OFFICIAL Dave Donaghy Named New Broncos CEO

Thelmus

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I got to. agree with you there. At the end of the day the clubs are really only competing on the field. Off the field we are thousands of km's apart and both being run competently is to a mural benefit. The real competitors for the storm wear tight shorts and collectively laugh at us the way an adult "competes" with six year old.
By the storms way if thinking, it would somehow be better if he left them for say a hypothetical afl club that say lost their CEO over say a hypothetical racism inquiry.
After all why would the afl wish harm to the one sporting franchise that could compete with them for mainstream viewing?
 

nopatience101

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I don’t see it being enforceable when he’s working in a different city, in a different state. Commercially there’s very little overlap. Any Storm IP he may have now he would presumably still have in August. I just fail to see how the Storm can demonstrate it’s legitimately necessary to protect their commercial interests, which may be why the broncos have called them on their threat. It’s just petty & ego driven.
 

Kimlo

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I don’t see it being enforceable when he’s working in a different city, in a different state. Commercially there’s very little overlap. Any Storm IP he may have now he would presumably still have in August. I just fail to see how the Storm can demonstrate it’s legitimately necessary to protect their commercial interests, which may be why the broncos have called them on their threat. It’s just petty & ego driven.
They would know it's not enforceable, but they're petty enough to waste 100k-200k in legal fees just to delay him working for us.
 

Skyblues87

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They would know it's not enforceable, but they're petty enough to waste 100k-200k in legal fees just to delay him working for us.
He could work in the background from home and make all the decisions . Just put PW signature on any documents
 
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This decision will hurt them more then us in the medium to long term I'd think. If he had any friends at the storm, this may cause friction with them and they might be looking a little more often at job ads. Also, you're a valued and experienced backroom staff and 2 or 3 sporting organisations are going for you and storm are one of them. You remember they did this to an ex employee does it effect your decision? It would definetly come into my thinking....

Bitter, childish and desperate move on every level...
 
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Sproj

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Tripp and the Storm clearly have too much money, if they can waste it on a clause that is likely unenforceable.

I fucking hope that should Donaghy/Broncos win this they hit Tripp and the Storm for costs

This is the same organisation that sat idly by while this same club had two books operating for players and they had no idea about any of it. I don’t think they know what they legally can and cannot do or enforce, the whole administration is not smart enough or competent enough to even look into it.
 

lynx000

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This is the same organisation that sat idly by while this same club had two books operating for players and they had no idea about any of it. I don’t think they know what they legally can and cannot do or enforce, the whole administration is not smart enough or competent enough to even look into it.
A different club administration and different owners
 

1910

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Fucking NSWRL is a joke of an administration.

I know they're completely inept, but why would the NRL stand on the sidelines and allow one of their top administrators be held up by a bogus non-compete clause.

And if you believe the rumours Bellmay also has a non-compete clause... so I guess the NRL would be happy to sit idly by and allow their best coach to sit on the sidelines.

They should call up the storm and tell them to cut the crap and finalise a settlement... like the Broncos have been trying to do since December... and now he's completely off contract

I am not legally minded but why have a clause in a contract that isn't legal and why did he sign it. Surely he says take that out before I sign?
 

Kimlo

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I am not legally minded but why have a clause in a contract that isn't legal and why did he sign it. Surely he says take that out before I sign?
Because not everyone is a legal expert, and more significantly, when you're being offered a job you're usually not in a position to negotiate so most people will take it rather than risk upsetting the person hiring you
 

kooly87

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Because not everyone is a legal expert, and more significantly, when you're being offered a job you're usually not in a position to negotiate so most people will take it rather than risk upsetting the person hiring you
If you are legally minded, or at least advised by people who are, both of which are boxes Donaghy can likely tick, then you know they're largely unenforceable and it's basically irrelevant if they're left in or not.

Melbourne would only bother pursuing this out of spite and because with wealthy private owners they can comfortably afford a frivolous lawsuit. A company that had to answer to shareholders would be rightly scolded for wasting funds on something like this though.
 

007

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If Melbourne think that he will get amnesia and forget the clubs secrets and inner workings completely in a 6 month period, they are off their rockers.
 

007

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In saying that, it does smell of complete inept from the board. You dont go announcing a CEO starting when the legal ground hasnt been completely cleared. If you do, you must be sure 100000% theres no fallout and have the guns to shut it down immediately - for the sake of PR and reputation.
 

1910

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Because not everyone is a legal expert, and more significantly, when you're being offered a job you're usually not in a position to negotiate so most people will take it rather than risk upsetting the person hiring you

Surely at CEO level and having worked for the club before you're not sitting there all timid and shy and not wanting to upset anyone?

Wouldn't your solicitor read it as well and say that's crap get them to take it out?

Seems to me if its useless why is it there and if it's illegal why is it there. If someone had said something at the start what could now be a whole mess could have been avoided.
 

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