Staff Jim Doyle

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For some reason people will only ever remember him and drag him over the coals for his failed Kieran Foran experiment. While it was most definitely a black mark on his time here it pales in comparison to what he achieved.
Jim will also be pocketing $1.8 million for the sale so I hope he doesn't have any harsh feelings towards the new owners and I don't think they owe him anything either.

I admit to judging him very harshly over the Foran affair but he has also done a lot of good things, saving MSS from the Auckland Council had to be one of the best, and signing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and trading in Sam Tompkins was in hindsight pure brilliance.

Apparently Watson made him pay for the Council deal out of his operating budget so I won't be thanking Watson for anything.

Sorry to be negative still but if he had appointed somebody like Brian Smith years ago I think the club would be better placed now. I doubt we have seen the last of him though. He is very popular in Sydney and the NZRL could sure so with him again.
 
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Jim Doyle returns to the NRL to lead the crackdown on player agents
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RESPECTED rugby league administrator Jim Doyle has returned to the NRL to help clean up the murky world of player agents.

Doyle, who previously spent 12 months as second in charge of the NRL before spending almost four years as CEO of the Warriors, has returned to League Central as a consultant.

He is working on several projects, but his ‘agent overhaul’ brief couldn’t be any more significant.

Under a new plan to regulate the game’s most influential movers and shakers, Doyle is working in conjunction with the NRL legal department to write the rule book which will ensure player agents face sanctions and bans the same as any player, coach or official.

As it stands, accredited NRL agents are bound to their own accreditation guidelines and independent committee.

It’s been suggested the current structure, in part, is one reason why the NRL has struggled to bring down the hammer on any agents found to have played a role in the Parramatta salary cap scandal.

Having obtained support and sign-off from the players via the Rugby League Players Association during the last round of CBA negotiations, Doyle has been charged with bringing the agent’s under the same NRL rules and guidelines which every other registered participant must fall under.

Doyle also has the full support of all 16 NRL clubs.

The NRL intend to set up a new accreditation committee and process which would force agent’s to register their accreditation with the NRL.

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Doyle was part of Dave Smith’s administration. Picture Gregg Porteous.

Just like a player, they would then be bound by the NRL’s code of conduct and ethics.

During the accreditation phase, agents would also be required to prove why they believe they’re a suitable representative of a player.

Should they fall foul of NRL rules, they would face a breach notice and or deregistration, similar to any player or official.

The NRL want Doyle to complete the body of work so that the new agent accreditation scheme can commence from November 1 this year.

News of the accreditation overhaul will undoubtedly cause great resistance from some of the over 100 agents currently accredited to manage the careers and lives of players.
 

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During the accreditation phase, agents would also be required to prove why they believe they’re a suitable representative of a player.

dont know that i like the sound of that. Seems like an easy way for the NRL to cheery pick agents that they like to deal with. The other responsibilities side i have no issue with.
 
Doyle has his work cut out for him dealing with player agents. They went through an accreditation process a few years ago which only seemed hurt family members or friends looking after young players. All of the cap cheating has usually turned into agents walking away with a slap on the wrist.

What bare the odds Doyle being called on to replace Greenberg when he gets sacked?
He would be good for the job. It would come down to how long for and if he was willing to move back to Sydney again. I put how long as the NRL might be willing to take the right man to fix things up for a short period. The moving to Sydney statement is mainly around his reasons for leaving his last role there to come back here and be close to family, that could of been diplomatic to not burn bridges as he may have had frustrations working with Dave Smith. I doubt the NRL and Sydney media are at a stage where they would have a CEO that would commute from NZ.

Greenberg and Beattie seem pretty chummy at the moment. This is rugby league so if Beattie gets under pressure he'll probably be fine giving Greenberg a push out the door.

Kent had a good quote on NRL 360 a few weeks back. "Greenberg is a manager not a leader". A good summation as If things were running smooth he'd probably be fine but giving directives on the referees and trying to protect them he has come off a bit lost.
 
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Greenberg and Beattie seem pretty chummy at the moment.
That is because they are both incompetent.
Kent had a good quote on NRL 360 a few weeks back. "Greenberg is a manager not a leader". A good summation as If things were running smooth he'd probably be fine but giving directives on the referees and trying to protect them he has come off a bit lost.
The NRL has a budget blowout of AU$30 million that they are having trouble borrowing apparently. Greenberg's job is to get that sorted, not the referees. If that isn't sorted soon there will be changes and one thing about Jim Doyle he knows how to keep the money in the till.
 
That is because they are both incompetent.

The NRL has a budget blowout of AU$30 million that they are having trouble borrowing apparently. Greenberg's job is to get that sorted, not the referees. If that isn't sorted soon there will be changes and one thing about Jim Doyle he knows how to keep the money in the till.
Can see a big lead in for Jim there... nicely set up for him to assume control sooner rather than later. I really do hope so. It would be excellent for us, and for the other out of Sydney clubs too. In other words, great for the game.
 
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It would only be good for the Warriors if Doyle got the big job.
The NRL is a snake pit of power brokers behind the scenes. It would be a tough job, especially for the money of offer. Doyle wouldn't harm the Warriors but doing anything to favour them might be a big ask.