Staff Jim Doyle

Still answerable to the top dog. Thats where your question should be directed...
"When I bought into the Warriors in 2001 things were pretty dire, not only on the field but also the running of the club. Buying the club wasn't an ego trip or for a financial return, the investment was because of the importance it held to New Zealand and more importantly, to the fans. There was also huge potential for the Warriors to be something all New Zealanders would be proud of. [Not happening]

The Warriors have the most amazing fans in the NRL. Their passion and commitment is unrivalled to the point that they are the envy of the competition. This isn't surprising when their biggest fan is a man who not only has dedicated a great deal of his life to rugby league but who goes beyond the call of duty to support the Warriors - Sir Peter Leitch, The Mad Butcher.

We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of Sir Peter and all of our Warriors fans especially given the inconsistency of the team on the field. This is something we hope we will address this year with a stable coaching staff and with Jim Doyle leading the club."

It's just a hobby for EW. Which is fine. It's just a hobby for me too. I'm not holding that against anyone.

But it's quite clear that JD is the boss who's running the club. I'm sure if Watson wanted to he could quit his other obligations and be the man. But as it stands, he's just a part time helper as far as operations go. JD is the boss.

This is his time to shine.
 

mt.wellington

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So everything is being run exactly the same now as it was with scurrah as the CEO?
Everything in Jim Doyles control is running fine. The one disappointment is the on field results which is all on the coach and players. The players are contracted and the coach isnt his call. So what do you want him to do???
 
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This where a Psychologist outlines Owen Eastwood's approach to developing a challenge mindset and culture.

https://leadersinsport.com/performa...y/developing-a-challenge-mindset-and-culture/
That's really interesting.

My challenge to the players is to stop making so many fucken mistakes...

Extra practice on the basics from an early age should do the trick. Build up the skills with a solid foundation of repetitions so that its really hard to fuck it up. Work the drills until you forget how to do it wrong.

Or hit the fans with some psychobabble and get back to enjoying life with your mates?
 
I just dont find JD or management intense enough. They seem to see it as a job to show up to 9-5 and thats job done. Thats not how pro footy clubs work. Hes just far to distant from ownership for whats going on for my liking.
 
That would be Eric Watson. Sole owner = The Big Boss Dog.

Sorry to ruin yet another tangent of yours...

Yeah, JD is the boss at Mt Smart and he has EW's permission to say that, as the old joke about "who's the boss" goes...

EW might not be looking at the Warriors as a "I should get pretty hot profits out of this baby!" investment, but he's not just going to be all laissez faire, "Yep, Jim, paying Thursto double his market value for 1 year, go ahead. Kearney on Bennett's cash, smart thinking, that man!"
 

tajhay

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I just dont find JD or management intense enough. They seem to see it as a job to show up to 9-5 and thats job done. Thats not how pro footy clubs work. Hes just far to distant from ownership for whats going on for my liking.
Probably couldnt be further from the truth. Doyle has a reputation as being the first one at the club and the last to leave everyday long after everyone have departed for the day. I strongly believe that we have the off field side of the club sorted/going in the right direction but for whatever reasons it has translated into onfield performances.