Staff Jim Doyle

Stone

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May 19, 2012
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Auckland
It's still very early days, but is new Warriors CEO Jim Doyle the long awaited missing piece of the Warriors puzzle ?

Like I said it's still early days, but there is no denying Doyle has made some exceptionally strong moves since his highly anticipated arrival at the franchise & has seemingly hit the ground running, especially in regards to recruitment

From my perspective it's just hugely refreshing to finally see a Warriors CEO who has genuine mana, isn't afraid to own his position by being The Undisputed Boss & seemingly puts a far higher premium on the actual playing roster than profit & merchandising

Imo so far so good & then some Mr Doyle :D
 
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Freddie Futler

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Jun 10, 2013
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Tauranga
I was so impressed when we got Doyle as CEO which was a major coup and was so pleased to see the end of the Scurrilous Bell era, who were just a bunch of back slapping pissheads.
We are now on a steady track to follow the likes of the Breakers in being a genuine threat to the likes of Manly and the Rorters
 
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jonno

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So far Doyle has recruited two genuine marquee spine players from the RL mecca that is Sydney, and has done it without any news of it leaking out at all beforehand (giving the NSW media no time to run a preemptive counter attack).

And he's also played a major roll, I think, in getting the council to postpone their Stadium reshuffle plans... Well done indeed.

Next on my shopping list for Doyle is to pick up one genuine Aussie blockbusting front row forward from a Sydney club. An Arron Woods or Andrew Fifita type player. That would really put him in the Super CEO category IMO...

I'm not too fused if he doesn't as we have more than enough Kiwi forwards who can win the battles for us, but it's just another level of recruiting difficulty for him to achieve...

Also I'd like him to get our club focused on turning all our amazing talent and potential into real premiership points year after year. We're a top 8 team if we can get our shit together... So let's all get in behind Doyle and get this club humming...
 
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surfin

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May 9, 2012
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I was so impressed when we got Doyle as CEO which was a major coup and was so pleased to see the end of the Scurrilous Bell era, who were just a bunch of back slapping pissheads.
We are now on a steady track to follow the likes of the Breakers in being a genuine threat to the likes of Manly and the Rorters

Is that a fact or opinion, there is no doubt things appear to be absolutely rocking under Sir Jim, but a statement like that without any proof is pretty damn slanderous. After all have you even met either man
 

Freddie Futler

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Jun 10, 2013
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Is that a fact or opinion, there is no doubt things appear to be absolutely rocking under Sir Jim, but a statement like that without any proof is pretty damn slanderous. After all have you even met either man
I know Schurrah personally
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
I was so impressed when we got Doyle as CEO which was a major coup and was so pleased to see the end of the Scurrilous Bell era, who were just a bunch of back slapping pissheads.
We are now on a steady track to follow the likes of the Breakers in being a genuine threat to the likes of Manly and the Rorters

Is that a fact or opinion, there is no doubt things appear to be absolutely rocking under Sir Jim, but a statement like that without any proof is pretty damn slanderous. After all have you even met either man
From what Ive been told Scurrah liked to discuss things with management over a beer and gather input. Jim Doyle has meetings and says we are doing this, this and this. Two completely different styles of leadership. Scurrah went for the popular consensus. Jim isnt afraid of calling the shots.

Was also told one of the first things Doyle did was move Dean Bells recruitment and Duane Manns Pathways team out of the main floor and replace them with the Marketing and Membership teams so he could work closer with them...
 

Freddie Futler

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Jun 10, 2013
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Tauranga
Fair enough, still don't know if that justifies the other statement,especially about Bell, unless of course your'e also in on the board meetings, if that's the case then all good.
And a fair enough response, as I don't know Bell but we normally hire in our likeness, so maybe my assumption of Bell is incorrect but the behaviour that I noticed in The Warriors Box when I was hosted next door in the Fuji box was what I based it on. Not to mention the record.
 

Navigator

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May 19, 2012
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With Doyle it seems cut n dry, this is the line we walk don't like it pick a door and leave he's going balls to the wall to make this the club that we all have been wanting it to be and he is still chasing another player in a key position.
he seems to be a man that knows his job and doesn't rely on others. this just may be our wake up call 2016 could be our last year at Mount Smart but if we have to leave it would be nice to have a Grand final trophy to pack as well......;)
 

surfin

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May 9, 2012
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From what Ive been told Scurrah liked to discuss things with management over a beer and gather input. Jim Doyle has meetings and says we are doing this, this and this. Two completely different styles of leadership. Scurrah went for the popular consensus. Jim isnt afraid of calling the shots.

Was also told one of the first things Doyle did was move Dean Bells recruitment and Duane Manns Pathways team out of the main floor and replace them with the Marketing and Membership teams so he could work closer with them...

I look at it this way, ^^^, different styles, doesn't mean the less successful manager is only there for the piss up. Even under Scurrah the Warriors was financially one of the best run clubs. Eric Watson has his shit together so if the previous management group was so fucked would they have lasted so long. Like the playing squad you can only work with what's available so at the time, may be Scurrah was the best they could get. Because he has now been replaced by someone that is looking immensely better doesn't mean he had no clues.

And a fair enough response, as I don't know Bell but we normally hire in our likeness, so maybe my assumption of Bell is incorrect but the behaviour that I noticed in The Warriors Box when I was hosted next door in the Fuji box was what I based it on. Not to mention the record.

Over the years I have been in Corporate boxes many times, and although I have gone to watch the games I have seen many people indulge in a way that may not have been that good of idea or look, that did not mean they couldn't do their job properly.
 
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InsideBall

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Oct 24, 2012
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Was also told one of the first things Doyle did was move Dean Bells recruitment and Duane Manns Pathways team out of the main floor and replace them with the Marketing and Membership teams so he could work closer with them...

Very interesting. I imagine one of Doyle's biggest mandates when he was appointed, was to improve (significantly) membership and attendance. Which is why these two signings are so, so significant - not only are we gaining two world class players, but two very popular KIWI players, who'll no doubt have a massively positive effect on both those areas. There's no coincidence Doyle made mention of exactly that fact in the press conferences he's had post-signing.
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
10,196
Auckland
You hear you need to get your front office right to be successful. Some NRL clubs can perform while being in turmoil but generally you need to have your shit together.

Since he arrived listening to him being interviewed we are in dam good hands.

He said he's seen how other clubs operate especially their cap and will use some of those methods. Since then he's managed to recruit two big names and we could be in for a few more signings. A successful team will make the rest of his job easier.

Similar to the salary cap he said he's seen how important membership numbers are and will take a keen interest in the clubs membership packages. It will be interesting to see our membership packages and numbers the next few years.

Besides recruitment probably the biggest benefit we have seen since signing him has been his dealing with RFA and the Council over the stadium. We got the extra seats from the concerts retained (hopefully our form later in the year sees them full). We won't be moving from Mt Smart without a fight; RFA now need to

Before Doyle arrived the club probably would have got pushed out of Mt Smart a lot easier; probably bullied by RFA and the Council. They still might leave but the club won't be moving without a fight and RFA now need to deal with someone who will question them pretty thoroughly.

If he turns the club around and we get some success on the field my biggest hope is he turns it around for good and it doesn't fall apart after he leaves.
 
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Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

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Over the years I have been in Corporate boxes many times, and although I have gone to watch the games I have seen many people indulge in a way that may not have been that good of idea or look, that did not mean they couldn't do their job properly.

The fact that I am incompetent at work has nothing to do with my behaviour during corporate hospitality.
 

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