General Co-owner Glenn calls Warriors circumstances diabolical

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Warriors co-owner angered by coach sacking
While Matthew Elliott isn't bitter about his Warriors departure, club co-owner Owen Glenn has described the former coach's sacking as "dishonourable" and says it was done without his knowledge.

Elliott, who parted ways with the Auckland-based NRL club following their 37-6 loss to Cronulla last weekend, says he wants to coach again and backs his replacement Andrew McFadden to do a good job.

"I'm handling it OK. In the grown-up world, you have to take this stuff on the chin," Elliott told Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

"Whether I knew it was coming or not, it wasn't going to change it, so the best way is to be respectful of that.

"It's not about wording around decisions and it's not about whether you agree or disagree. It's like on the field, the referee makes a call. You can moan about it all you like, but it won't change what happens.

"The decision has been made. It doesn't matter what I think. I'm getting on with the game.''

That includes harbouring a strong desire to remain involved in coaching despite the Warriors axing being his second job loss in three years following an early departure from the Penrith Panthers.

"I wouldn't rule out coaching again,'' Elliott said.

"I got involved in some strategic stuff here at the Warriors and I feel I've got a fair bit to offer there. I'm not limited in what I can do. I really feel I have a bit to offer this competition. In what guise that is, I have some time to think about that."

Elliott denied any suggestions that player power aided his demise nor was there a cultural issue of an Australian overseeing a New Zealand side stacked with Pacific Island talent.

"That is overstated really, I never felt having an Australian coach is an inhibiting factor. They are a great group of guys,'' Elliott said.

"That cultural stuff is not an issue. There's so many myths around the Warriors. One is the one (about Australian coaches), the other one is the talk around the massive Warriors pack.

"It's not a massive pack, it's nowhere near the biggest in the comp. It's a stereotype."

While results had been inconsistent during his time in charge (13 wins and 16 losses) Elliott believed he made "significant improvement" across the club.

"I hope Cappy (Andrew McFadden) gets an opportunity to build on that. He is ready to be a first-grade coach," he said.

"Every coach has a different approach. I will stick my hand up and say I could have done some things better. I won't be selfish or petulant. I have to pick myself up and get ready for the next chapter."

Glenn, meanwhile, reacted strongly today to the unexpected departure of Elliott, claiming it was a sacking made without his knowledge.

"I was sorry to hear of Matt's 'resignation'," Glenn said in a statement.

"I was sorrier still when I learned that he hadn't, in fact, walked away from the Warriors at all - he didn't jump, he was pushed.

"But what I am most sorry about is the dishonourable treatment of an honourable man."

Glenn conceded results hadn't helped Elliott's cause, especially last weekend's hiding by the Sharks.

"Saturday night in Sydney was worse than disappointing," he said.

"Since I am known as someone who deplores mediocrity, I guess I would have to concede that hard questions needed to be put in the wake of the Sydney debacle - not just to the coach but to the players and the Warriors' management team.

"However, a decision to axe a coach needs to be scrupulously considered and properly ratified. Instead, what we have here is a seeming knee-jerk decision conveyed to Matt immediately after the game, without ratification by the full board of the Warriors - or by this co-owner.

"Adding insult to injury, there appears to have been an effort to evade accountability for the decision by dressing it up as a voluntary resignation rather than calling it by its proper name. This was clearly designed to convey the impression that Matt Elliott chose not to stay.

"The Matt Elliott I know is not a quitter. And in view of the service he has given to the Warriors and the strength of his character, to suggest that he would walk of his own volition is disreputable."

Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah said it would be inappropriate for him to comment on Glenn's outburst.

- © Fairfax NZ News
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/9922010/Warriors-co-owner-angered-by-coach-sacking

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Lol.

Owen Glenn has just said Elliot was pushed rather than resigned, and was a snap decision that he wasn't even aware of until after the event!!
 
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Owen Glen has come out and said He is disgusted at Matt Elliots sacking.....he said that he is especially disgusted at MAtt Elliot resigning........

Owen : "He was Pushed "

Get this folks " I had no idea ..........Matt Elliot is an honorable man....he didn't deserve this treatment "

Glen is saying he will act or leave.....


Radio sport had to check Owens release over and over to confirm it is real.......It is.


Owen knew nothing people , he's come out swinging and is in a rage about the clubs lies !
 

ToiletDuck

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Warriors co-owner Sir Owen Glenn has described Matt Elliott's departure as "diabolical", saying the former head coach was pushed out of the club.

"I was sorry to hear of Matt's 'resignation'," Sir Owen said in a statement released today.

"I was sorrier still when I learned that he hadn't, in fact, walked away from the Warriors at all – he didn't jump, he was pushed. But what I am most sorry about is the dishonourable treatment of an honourable man."

Sir Owen conceded the quality of the Warriors' performances so far this season has been "disappointing".

"Saturday night in Sydney was worse than disappointing. Since I am known as someone who deplores mediocrity, I guess I would have to concede that hard questions needed to be put in the wake of the Sydney debacle – not just to the coach, but to the players and the Warriors' management team."

Sir Owen went on to say that Elliott's dismissal was not approved by the full Warriors board - including himself.

"A decision to axe a coach needs to be scrupulously considered and properly ratified. Instead, what we have here is a seeming knee-jerk decision conveyed to Matt immediately after the game, without ratification by the full board of the Warriors – or by this co-owner," Sir Owen said.

"Adding insult to injury, there appears to have been an effort to evade accountability for the decision by dressing it up as a voluntary resignation rather than calling it by its proper name. This was clearly designed to convey the impression that Matt Elliott chose not to stay.

"The Matt Elliott I know is not a quitter. And in view of the service he has given to the Warriors and the strength of his character, to suggest that he would walk of his own volition is disreputable."

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https://www.3news.co.nz/Warriors-ow...5/articleID/339452/Default.aspx#ixzz2yLyLPa62
 

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Warriors co-owner Sir Owen Glenn has described Matt Elliott's departure as "diabolical", saying the former head coach was pushed out of the club.

"I was sorry to hear of Matt's 'resignation'," Sir Owen said in a statement released today.

"I was sorrier still when I learned that he hadn't, in fact, walked away from the Warriors at all – he didn't jump, he was pushed. But what I am most sorry about is the dishonourable treatment of an honourable man."

Sir Owen conceded the quality of the Warriors' performances so far this season has been "disappointing".

"Saturday night in Sydney was worse than disappointing. Since I am known as someone who deplores mediocrity, I guess I would have to concede that hard questions needed to be put in the wake of the Sydney debacle – not just to the coach, but to the players and the Warriors' management team."

Sir Owen went on to say that Elliott's dismissal was not approved by the full Warriors board - including himself.

"A decision to axe a coach needs to be scrupulously considered and properly ratified. Instead, what we have here is a seeming knee-jerk decision conveyed to Matt immediately after the game, without ratification by the full board of the Warriors – or by this co-owner," Sir Owen said.

"Adding insult to injury, there appears to have been an effort to evade accountability for the decision by dressing it up as a voluntary resignation rather than calling it by its proper name. This was clearly designed to convey the impression that Matt Elliott chose not to stay.

"The Matt Elliott I know is not a quitter. And in view of the service he has given to the Warriors and the strength of his character, to suggest that he would walk of his own volition is disreputable."

3 News

https://www.3news.co.nz/Warriors-ow...5/articleID/339452/Default.aspx#ixzz2yLyLPa62


Wow.

Just Wow.

This is an absolute joke of a club, run by amateurs and a lying, deceitful prick who should be 'resigned' immediately.
Scurrah, surely even you cannot slime and slither your way out of this. Along with the Chairman.

Dear god this is an absolute disaster.
 

Jordan G

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Why is everyone blaming Scurrah? he wasn't privy to any of this........Lol

Burn Scurrah burn. Surely all these lies have to come back to hit us hard at some point.

Right now I'm thinking of a phoenix rising from the ashes, but not this year, there's still some burning to do first.
 
Buck told us Glen and Eric don't get along yesterday when he spilled the inside oil on Mannering.

Well honestly my first shock reaction is to acknowledge Buck777 for alluding to the reality we are now faced with.

Buck Posted Watsons " Tough day at the office questions need to be answered " tweet

Well no shit. Erics gone and behaved like he is still exclusive owener of the Warriors.....a board exists for a reason Eric.

My advice to Owen. Buy the club out right or walk mate, take your league experiment to Wellington and deliver us from this evil.

I would jump on the badwagon of another NZ franchise tomorrow
 

Danpatmac

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Why is everyone blaming Scurrah? he wasn't privy to any of this........Lol

Burn Scurrah burn. Surely all these lies have to come back to hit us hard at some point.

Right now I'm thinking of a phoenix rising from the ashes, but not this year, there's still some burning to do first.


What clear thinking, professional man, with a desire for success would EVER, EVER agree to work with Wayne Scurrah now?
He is going to be the most hated man in nz rugby league.
 
Are there meetings being held/decisions being made around a table where on each chair is a mirror so each chair nods back at the one person present?

At this rate, there's going to be more blood than "Felina", the last "Breaking Bad" episode.

I wonder if Owen will invite people for coffee and slip some ricin in...
 
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LOL Wayne Scurrah will be lucky to escape with his life, let alone his job.

Seriously though what a fucking joke and it shows why Scurrah will not last long at all. At least someone at the Warriors organization has the balls to stand up for whats right and true. Scurrah thinking he can get away with pulling the wool over our eyes haha. God what I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall when those two are next in the same room.
 
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