General AUTEX Ownership - The New Chapter

How do you feel about our new owners?

  • Excellent

    Votes: 24 17.3%
  • Good

    Votes: 50 36.0%
  • On the fence

    Votes: 52 37.4%
  • Bad

    Votes: 9 6.5%
  • Tar and feather them!

    Votes: 4 2.9%

  • Total voters
    139
He has the passion, the question is do they have the cash and willingness to use that cash for the team. Downside Robinson looks like a shoot from the hip type. The stars have aligned where Uncle Gus can advise him there.
I don't even think it's all about the cash .
There is standards getting set.
The management is making tough calls .
Coaching ,training an playing staff have been moved on .
It feels like they are making the right decisions .
They took a bit of time to look at what's going on an are now moving towards the goal .
I think Gus is there to work with Mark an his team an I'm sure Mark will be soaking it up like a sponge .I don't mind the hands on approach ..
I like the fact they have expectations .An they have given us the tools to
Be successful .
I'm all in . Keeping the faith an loyal to the bitter end .
Next season can't come soon enough.
 
I’ve been impressed with Robinson this season. He’s blunt sure but he’s decisive and he’s picked his moments when to speak out and when to shut up pretty well in my opinion. Gould obviously rates him to work under him.

A nice reminder of the owners expectations for next year heading into to the off-season will keep our players on their toes which can only be a good thing in my books.
 
I'm too jaded to listen to any fool say they are going to do this or that with the Warriors.

Really dumb. The Storm or Roosters don't do it, because it is a trap for fools.

No one can predict where you will finish, and you can never say this is the best roster since anywhere.

The Broncos are proof of that. Every year some team looks hot on paper (and ours compared to the Roosters or the Storm looks warm at best after you do the magic sum of its parts). Every year some team predicted to go far into the finals fails to make the cut.

The depleted 2020 Warriors squad is the exception that proves the rule.

I wish this guy would shut his cake hole till he has actually done something.
 
What must be remembered and never forgotten was what was behind the consistency week in and out. It was attitude, mindset, teamwork, personal responsibility.

It meant that all players worked hard, never shirked work and made things simpler and easier for the players around them. It wasn't about stars. It is about everyone working to the common goal.

Now that attitude isn't what they should be reaching for, it should be the start point. They should be saying we haven't come this far to stay this far.

As an example, I love the way Peta Hiku attacks, his skills are out of this world. However, in all truth, is his defence up to the level required. I want to draw attention to Aitkens tackle on Papenhuizen, that is what is required.

Unless he doesn't want to stay, why are we cutting AK, apparently the hunt for a similar player is on?
 

playdaball

Heritage Member
I really do feel comfortable with the Autex ownership. They show considerable passion and bring strong business acumen Together with genuine grassroots RL involvement.

The club is now not scared to make big calls regarding the likes of Moses, Kearney, Green and have realistic goals in place as well as a new culture and new people in 2021.

Ive given Cameron George a serve in the past but I suppose he is part of the current success.

I’m looking forward to 2021 - bring it on.
 
I really do feel comfortable with the Autex ownership. They show considerable passion and bring strong business acumen Together with genuine grassroots RL involvement.

The club is now not scared to make big calls regarding the likes of Moses, Kearney, Green and have realistic goals in place as well as a new culture and new people in 2021.

Ive given Cameron George a serve in the past but I suppose he is part of the current success.

I’m looking forward to 2021 - bring it on.
I just watched the CG Mark Robinson interview .thanks who ever posted it .
But I definitely got a good vibe off what they had to say .
I'm thinking Mark R is going to have a lot to say over the next few years .
An I'm ok with that ..He is immersing himself in the NRL culture .
He's spending time with the Titans an Redcliff an that's something we haven't really tried before .But a good working relationship with other clubs in the league has got to be beneficial.An Gould will help that .

Also his style he publicly served Isac Moses an wrestled back his influence at the club off him .But he is still willing to do business with
Him if the right player comes up .This shows confidence an maturity.
All in all I think we are in the right hands
 

1995Warriorsfan

Player Agent
Contributor
Interesting comments from Mark Robertson re Peter O'Sullivan and the club in general

Rugby league: 'He didn't fit' - NZ Warriors owner Mark Robinson lifts lid on departure of recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan


NZ Warriors owner Mark Robinson's passion for his club is clear to see, and his message to the club for next season is crystal clear too: turn up to win.

Speaking to Newshub, Robinson drives home his desire to keep improving the culture of the club, and lifts the lid on recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan's recent departure, leaving for new side the Redcliffe Dolphins.

"I don't want to knock the guy, because that's not my style, but he didn't really fit our culture," Robinson tells Newshub.

"People were always a bit weary of him, but since he's moved on there's been another build in that area. Everyone's really starting to come close again.

"Now they realise probably what I saw is what they should have seen, but they didn't see it because I'm a bit more away from it, than there in it everyday."
Robinson, who owns Autex Industries, took over in 2019, and it's fair to say times haven't been the easiest since.
But his desire to see the club claim its maiden Premiership is unwavering.

"My investment isn't about making money, it's about winning a Grand Final for the New Zealand people."
The culture and personnel of those around him is paramount to Robinson - so much so, he was initially hesitant to see star halfback Shaun Johnson return to Mount Smart.

"Me and Shaun have had our differences, but I played golf with him one day and I asked him what he could bring to my club, because I never thought Shaun would ever be back at my club," Robinson explains
"I said 'tell me what you're going to bring', and he said 'I'm going to bring experience, not raw talent anymore, I'm going to bring experience to take the team around the paddock... I really want to finish on a high and win a grand final with the Warriors' and that was good enough for me."

That bullishness from Johnson is clearly appreciated. Robinson expects commitment and passion, coupled with the desire to improve, that matches his own.

"If you don't want to be here, go. But all I know is all the people at the club are better than they were two years ago... because they've learned a lot of stuff, going through what we've been through and what their families have."
Robinson, and the Warriors hierarchy, are demanding success next season, after ultimately falling short, for one reason or another, in 2021.

"We had the team last season to make the top 8 no doubt, but I don't think they knew how to win. I think they were a bit hung up in the situation they were in, everyone saying the Warriors this and that... without Warriors the NRL wouldn't be going on, and I think they bought into that a little bit," Robinson reflects.

"Not that they didn't try. But I just didn't think they realised they could have won those games."
'The games Robinson refers to are the numerous games they lost by six points or less.

"We've said to them you turn up to win this year. We've got a winning culture this year."
Rugby league's entrenched in his family history, and "Robbo" has certainly made his mark, no doubt saving the club during the dark times of Covid.

"Without a doubt without their support, we wouldn't be where we are today, both on and off the field. Mark has never once waived from his responsibilities," CEO Cameron George explains.
"He has been there through thick and thin in the past few years. I say this with respect to the other clubs, there is no other owner I would wish to stand beside me during this period than Mark Robinson."
The club's now entering a period they hope will be the start of a golden one.
 

Ever Hopeful

Contributor
I guess we will have to take his word for it, there is not really any reason not to.

I don't think that anyone was under the illusion that POS was 'Mr Nice Guy.'

One area that always makes me feel uneasy is the close culture of the club. On one hand it has been the wonderful fabric of the club in the past, on the other there is the feeling that our club has lacked a hard edge for years and is a bit soft. As long as it is closeness and not comfort I guess.

Whatever has happened, I hope accountability and competitiveness is a trait that held sacred by the management of the club.
 
Interesting comments from Mark Robertson re Peter O'Sullivan and the club in general

Rugby league: 'He didn't fit' - NZ Warriors owner Mark Robinson lifts lid on departure of recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan


NZ Warriors owner Mark Robinson's passion for his club is clear to see, and his message to the club for next season is crystal clear too: turn up to win.

Speaking to Newshub, Robinson drives home his desire to keep improving the culture of the club, and lifts the lid on recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan's recent departure, leaving for new side the Redcliffe Dolphins.

"I don't want to knock the guy, because that's not my style, but he didn't really fit our culture," Robinson tells Newshub.

"People were always a bit weary of him, but since he's moved on there's been another build in that area. Everyone's really starting to come close again.

"Now they realise probably what I saw is what they should have seen, but they didn't see it because I'm a bit more away from it, than there in it everyday."
Robinson, who owns Autex Industries, took over in 2019, and it's fair to say times haven't been the easiest since.
But his desire to see the club claim its maiden Premiership is unwavering.

"My investment isn't about making money, it's about winning a Grand Final for the New Zealand people."
The culture and personnel of those around him is paramount to Robinson - so much so, he was initially hesitant to see star halfback Shaun Johnson return to Mount Smart.

"Me and Shaun have had our differences, but I played golf with him one day and I asked him what he could bring to my club, because I never thought Shaun would ever be back at my club," Robinson explains
"I said 'tell me what you're going to bring', and he said 'I'm going to bring experience, not raw talent anymore, I'm going to bring experience to take the team around the paddock... I really want to finish on a high and win a grand final with the Warriors' and that was good enough for me."

That bullishness from Johnson is clearly appreciated. Robinson expects commitment and passion, coupled with the desire to improve, that matches his own.

"If you don't want to be here, go. But all I know is all the people at the club are better than they were two years ago... because they've learned a lot of stuff, going through what we've been through and what their families have."
Robinson, and the Warriors hierarchy, are demanding success next season, after ultimately falling short, for one reason or another, in 2021.

"We had the team last season to make the top 8 no doubt, but I don't think they knew how to win. I think they were a bit hung up in the situation they were in, everyone saying the Warriors this and that... without Warriors the NRL wouldn't be going on, and I think they bought into that a little bit," Robinson reflects.

"Not that they didn't try. But I just didn't think they realised they could have won those games."
'The games Robinson refers to are the numerous games they lost by six points or less.

"We've said to them you turn up to win this year. We've got a winning culture this year."
Rugby league's entrenched in his family history, and "Robbo" has certainly made his mark, no doubt saving the club during the dark times of Covid.

"Without a doubt without their support, we wouldn't be where we are today, both on and off the field. Mark has never once waived from his responsibilities," CEO Cameron George explains.
"He has been there through thick and thin in the past few years. I say this with respect to the other clubs, there is no other owner I would wish to stand beside me during this period than Mark Robinson."
The club's now entering a period they hope will be the start of a golden one.
Think the goodwill of O Sullivan, if there was will be over.
 
I don't like it.

Back seat driving owners saying someone does not fit with the culture of an organisation is just gobbly gook for I did not like him and I am butt hurt he left.

Best recruitment guy in the game. Got the Warriors its best roster in decades.

But he does not fit.

Whatever.

Even if he did not fit, this is the kind of thing you do not say about staff after they leave an organization it is highly unprofessional and a poor advert for your organization.