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
fizurg

fizurg

Isn't this becoming a theme for Mr Robinson? Bagging ex staff and players to the media.
As has been said. Pretty unprofessional behaviour.

He also made it seem like Johnson had to beg to come back. Which from all other accounts doesn’t seem to be the case and even if it is the case, why make your star recruit look bad?
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Didn’t like the line on the meeting with Shaun Johnson. “What can you bring to my team”. Although true, just feels arrogant to me.
Yeah I saw that too.

Basically he is a knob. Doesn't get it. Players do not play for your team mate.

They play for each other and themselves and their families. You gotta get that right from the outset....and when you have a good coach...they play for the coach...who tells them don't do this for me...do this for you....
 
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Vancent

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Another ‘sharing’ by our Team’s owner that has no upside to it whatsoever, has potential to unnecessarily agitate.

Very underwhelming if not plain ordinary Mark.
 
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defensivebomb

defensivebomb

described Kearney (who sacrificed a lot for the club) as boring

Described POS (who recruited well for us) as “didn’t fit in”

The ego on this man. And with that haircut to boot
 
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Sup42

Sup42

I wonder if the plays Golf like Donald Trump "Oooh look over there..what's that?" little puffy orange foot taps the ball closer to the hole. I hope Shaun Johnson kicked his ass.
 
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Ever Hopeful

Ever Hopeful

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Not great quotes, and for once more than just a sound byte. He may have the same perception as us when he reads them back. I'll judge him over an extended period rather than a one-off interview, but yeah pretty cringey.

Still, it is good to have an owner that invests and looks to move the club forward. I'd take that over what felt like purposeful stagnation in the later Watson years. The guy is stumping up cash in a pretty difficult period.
 
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ramraider78

ramraider78

I've never liked our current owner but some things he says about POS, has some truth to it, from my dealings with him when he first arrived - I thought he was weird TBH but I changed that perception when he started pushing out a player agent from the club, who had to many players on the books at the club lol. -
 
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Noitall

Noitall

That line let's us know his actual motivation of owning the team huh? Gross...
Will be interesting to see if calling the players out publicly demanding success will be a successful tactic. He sees this era as a successful period, here’s hoping. Wonder what Nathan Brown thinks about the comments, being a mate of Peter O Sullivan.
 
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Five&Last

Five&Last

This guy is a fuckwit. Any club that has an owner who undermines decision makers that know more about the sport than him is a recipe for failure.
 
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Rick O'Shay

Rick O'Shay

Geez. A lot of thin skinned people on this forum.

He's right about POS, the guy is a bag of shit. Walked without any indication and obviously couldn't give a fuck about our future. Forget the bullshit about chance of a lifetime. If he had any scruples he would have stayed.

Isn't it "his" team? He's passionate about it and had the wherewithal to make it happen. Never forget the position we were in when he stumped up the buck folding.

He's in the right competition for arrogance and ego. It's endemic in the NRL and not necessarily restricted to management.

As for the Shaun Johnson quote, playing golf with the guy (prior to joining I might add) and the comments obviously didn't affect Shaun Johnson otherwise he would have said see you later. It's a nothing, I've used the same question many times while recruiting.

I love him to bits. He's different, weird, has a funny haircut and shoots his mouth off . Not unlike the forum I guess.

If he's that bad and anyone feels like Jacqui Dean, maybe you start supporting the Dolphins.
 
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AlexM

AlexM

Sounds like he is really driving for success in the short term.
Hopefully it eventuates.
 
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snake77

snake77

Quite appropriate with the events this week sounds like he's doing a Collins and burning bridges.

I admire his passion for the club and wanting it to succeed. He's talked a lot about culture especially what he has built within his own company. I wouldn't be surprised if the key staff he deals with there feel looked after and are loyal. Just an assumption on my part in case an ex employee responds with a list of gripes.

I get the impression he was expecting staff to be here long term. Especially with POS talking about working with the NZ talent all be it impossible the last few years and also wanting to build the squad for the clubs first premiership.

Me personally it would probably be better to mention we wish him all the best and throw things out that there about a shame he didn't complete the job. That way there is always a chance to bring him back. POS is probably thick skinned but might think bugger working under him.

Having an owner whose outspoken will have its good and bad points. We just need to hope he doesn't put his foot in his mouth too often.
 
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the borg

Getting mixed messages here..

In the POS interview, it sounded like the dolphins came knocking on his door with an offer he couldn't refuse.
Yet the Mohawk interview gives the impression that he initiated the POS departure on the "didn't fit in" basis.
Makes you wonder what really happened, cause looks like one of them is publicly telling Porkies.
And IMO thats bad culture right there.. and not good look for the club.

Maybe that's the ruthlessness of being a successful businessman I suppose..
 
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bruce

bruce

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Having an owner whose outspoken will have its good and bad points. We just need to hope he doesn't put his foot in his mouth too often.
I know people who share your views. I don't know the guy personally, only that his father was one of the best.
 
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gREVUS

gREVUS

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That line let's us know his actual motivation of owning the team huh? Gross...
whats wrong with that line. He actually does own the team. Its not a bullshit statement like most of us make. Given the way things ended with Shaun Johnson they defn needed to have a conversation. Given the tone of his statement after saying he never thought Shaun Johnson would come back there must have been a lot of talk first. Probably put in place by POS

(Btw, everytime i see POS i think Piece of Shit. Just had to share that).
 
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Ever Hopeful

Ever Hopeful

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Getting mixed messages here..

In the POS interview, it sounded like the dolphins came knocking on his door with an offer he couldn't refuse.
Yet the Mohawk interview gives the impression that he initiated the POS departure on the "didn't fit in" basis.
Makes you wonder what really happened, cause looks like one of them is publicly telling Porkies.
And IMO thats bad culture right there.. and not good look for the club.

Maybe that's the ruthlessness of being a successful businessman I suppose..

The warriors hadn't offered him a contract beyond next year if I remember right.
 
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