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Backdoor Benny and his shenanigans.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    For all those out there who think we've got problems with our Leagues club and our board, they should take a peek at todays front page SMH story. Elias has been screwing Balmain Leagues club on a dodgy redevelopment of the Victoria Road site for some time. The stupid supporters were duped into supporting him in his battle against those who see the redevelopment as a gross overdevelopment on one of Sydney's busiest roads. Looks like no monies will be shovelled the Tigers way for some time. Benny's doing alright though.
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    RE: Backoor Benny and his shenanigans.


    It has a touch of similarity to what happened at Manly with the way the Leagues Club had massive debt and the resultant asset sales, but Benny's dealings are in a class of their own. It isn't a pretty read.
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    • Phantar

      Phantar Well-Known Member

      +273 /0
      RE: Backoor Benny and his shenanigans.

      Backoor Benny?

      He sounds like an Indian IT entrepreneur!

      (fixed :) )
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      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,875 /51
        Benny was tight with Max, and had circumstances been different it could have been us getting backdoored by Benny and not the poor old Tigers.
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        Didn't think he was on the Balmain board anymore since he's trying to get a team into the NRL with Sage (not the Pirates)
      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +4,877 /141
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

        Mona Vale
        +5,606 /117
        RE: Backoor Benny and his shenanigans.

        You need to be of a certain vintage to understand why Benny has this nickname. I can only imagine the scrutiny the incident would have received with today's media.
      • Phantar

        Phantar Well-Known Member

        +273 /0
        I understand the why TW. I'm the wrong side of 50!
      • Peter C

        Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +852 /19
        RE: Backoor Benny and his shenanigans.

        Shame that an ex Manly player was also involved in this incident.
      • manlyfan76

        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        Anywhere but Parramatta
        +6,381 /136
        Originally Posted by jdoodle
        tigers fans, can someone remind me why benny elias is called backdoor, was it just his playing style or did he do something bummy?
        I thought it was because of an 'alleged incident' in some country town where a team mate of Benny's was .... a girl, with her on top, and Benny snuck up without warning and tried to go the bac..or

        From in the mix dot com with ... For edits.
      • Utility Player

        Utility Player Well-Known Member

        +512 /5
        Shenanigans, love that word and have not seen it used for ages thanks DSM :cool:
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        Wests now asking the question is this the real reason for a push of one NSW cup team?
        Maggie Diehards must be pissing themselves at the moment
      • Shoe1

        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

        +5,362 /80
        I'd prefer Mario fenech to be handling the development.
      • Masked Eagle

        Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

        +976 /0
        Someone actually tried to tell me Benny Elias was actually a smart guy because he's made a lot of money in business ...
      • The Indian

        The Indian Well-Known Member

        +318 /9
        Yes agree with some earlier sentiments about how close we may have come to ending up with this bloke.

        Interesting to see what has happened to Balmain by allowing outside investors/businessman to totally run the show unopposed9 maybe they just had no other choice ) . Makes for quite an interesting comparision with our board who dont relinquish control too easily....seems in that case the Balmain football clubs and board etc lost out big time......things that make you go hmmmmmmm.

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