OFFICIAL Dave Donaghy Named New Broncos CEO

Foordy

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p.s. From what I read in one of the many articles on this subject, it appears that Donaghy didn't just leave the Storm because he wanted to move back to Queensland ... apparently the Storm offered him the opportunity to do his job from up here, but he rejected them.

just thought that was interesting
 

Bull Shark

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p.s. From what I read in one of the many articles on this subject, it appears that Donaghy didn't just leave the Storm because he wanted to move back to Queensland ... apparently the Storm offered him the opportunity to do his job from up here, but he rejected them.

just thought that was interesting
Yeah that is interesting.. I couldn’t see how that would work, although it may have aided the Storm’s planned takeover of Queensland 😏
 

theshed

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I actually really hope Bellamy chooses to either go to the Sharks or he sticks with the Storm. Mainly because i don't like a director of coaching style role; the saying "too many cooks ..." comes to mind. if you hire a head coach that needs someone above him, then IMO you've hired the wrong guy.
Maybe but even if the role was just oversee and develop the junior pathways, scouting policies, video and data collection, etc which would leave the head coach to focus purely on the game plan.
 

Foordy

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Maybe but even if the role was just oversee and develop the junior pathways, scouting policies, video and data collection, etc which would leave the head coach to focus purely on the game plan.

Don't get me wrong, i'm all for something like that, i'd even add recruitment/retention to that list (with the head coach having veto power etc) ... but, i wouldn't hire someone like Bellamy in that role, IMO, it just has the potential to undermine the head coach and destabilize the club as a whole.

While i never thought Ikin would make a good CEO, he would be perfect in this type of role IMO. (it may actually be Nolan's role, if it is i'd move him on), you could call the role General Manager of Football Operations (or something along those lines)
 

kooly87

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This is all nonsense and is a very expensive warning shot to Bellamy. They are shit scared of losing him and this is there was of saying “you want this to be you?”
It’s much harder to implement a Non-Complete clause against someone like Bellamy. He’s an NRL Coach and has virtually no employment prospects outside working for another NRL club so it would be a manifestly unfair clause if it did exist in his contract and just about any Judge would likely come to the same conclusion in what would probably be the worlds shortest proceedings.
 
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kooly87

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I actually really hope Bellamy chooses to either go to the Sharks or he sticks with the Storm. Mainly because i don't like a director of coaching style role; the saying "too many cooks ..." comes to mind. if you hire a head coach that needs someone above him, then IMO you've hired the wrong guy.
I think that’s a pretty outdated mentality, it’s not 1986 and we’re recruiting out of the local footy carnival these days.

Footballs clubs are far bigger operations these days with millions of dollars in resources at their disposal and someone who’s priority is preparing 17 blokes to play on the weekend at the elite level in today’s game is unlikely to also have the time or even expertise to be across all the other functions that a Football Department needs to achieve on a weekly basis. I think it’s a role that isn’t going away and is likely to only get more and more common and someone like Bellamy would be an incredible acquisition.
 

Bull Shark

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Imagine if we finally got Bellamy.

It would be like marrying your high school crush when you're both in your 50's.
Having DD as CEO can only aid that cause given some of things he mentions in the above pod.. He’s quite close with Bellamy and his family.

I note the latest re Bellamy’s decision for next year and beyond is being delayed again as he apparently wants to think it over for longer. While it’s frustrating for those who want him here and want a decision, it can only enhance the Broncos’ chances of getting him imo, as his final call will be made at a time when Donaghy has had his feet under the desk for a few months and hopefully is the main point of contact for Bellamy at this end.
 
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Yeah that is interesting.. I couldn’t see how that would work, although it may have aided the Storm’s planned takeover of Queensland 😏
But the storm do so much for the game in Melbourne and are great at developing locals. Tonupaneai and 1 other maybe? After 20 years.... seriously....They've mastered it after 20 years of grand finals with aid of slaray cap cheating with a slap on the wrist punishment...
Punishment:
1.forced wooden spoon = we won won without the cheating premierships. A team wins won every year, give me a wooden spoon for 2 premierships and 2 minor premierships ANY DAY...
2. Premierships stripped = they tell everyone they are theirs anyway! And who cares! It's finished already, the good feeling from it has already been enjoyed!
3. This is the tough one... get their team UNDER THE CAP =Like every other fucking team (bar the roosters always, souffs if medical retirements were legitimate, and the titans when the NRL don't want them to sink after a new SEQ comes in). And again, the damage is done! They got to keep multiple players they wouldn't have been able to and build a culture of success that players would stay for a little bit less at anyway...

Off topic I know but.... **** the storm and what they have done to the game on so many levels. Half their team should be locals with the amount of success they've been helped to have. The flogs...
 

Cult3

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I expect the NRL will now be investigating reports of Bronco's management smoking illegal substances.
Roy Marsters will somehow link this to us being involved with drug dealers like he did when the Titans were caught with cocaine. It’s always the Broncos fault
 

Waynesaurus

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Jun 3, 2013
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Its bullshit tho..................sounds like Donaghy took a compromise at 6 months (from Nov when the Storm demoted him) non compete instead of 12, he should have held strong if only purely on principle.

*Edit* Should have pushed on and continued to expose the spiteful arrogant pricks.
 
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