He was CEO at the Adelaide Ramshow bizarre he gets punted by the Warriors and then scores a job at Super League HQ.
Passing away is a very polite term. He was driving with a blood alcohol level 3 times over the limit. If he had survived the crash he would have been vilified by the Press just the same as Greg Inglis recently, whose level was only 1.7 times the limit. So it is very sad, but nobody else's fault and he was just lucky he didn't kill anybody. My main gripe is that Ian Robson paid Greg Alexander his full contract with about a full season remaining. That is unheard of, and showed the loony side of Robson.Also interesting to hear the full back story around Greg Alexander and his brother passing away, wish he'd brought his brother in law MG to Auckland with him!
A lot of died in the wool league fans were horrified about the entertainment. Graham Lowe was one I recall. One of the most pathetic examples was when they got the Village People as pre match entertainment. They arrived late and hadn't finished their set before the game was due to start. They objected and I remember one guy almost had to be dragged off stage so the game could begin. Sort of funny, except that the club is still paying for it.It was stupid to spend all that money but I wonder if I would look back so fondly on those first few seasons if they didn't.
There was one agenda. The Australians were terrified at the strength of the game in Auckland and were determined to hobble it. Looking back at the highlights from the opening match that was a very good Warriors side. If John Monie hadn't cocked up by sending Joe Vagana on we would have been in the FIVE team playoffs. The Australians would have filled their pants, because with a team that talented anything could have happened. I don't think they ever wanted to kill the club though, I am sure of that, it was Super League that did that.Kept trying to remind myself as I watched it that maybe some people were pushing their own agendas - unfortunately I don't know who!