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Time to leave Zorba

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Eagle, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    We might need to burn a lower case t in the front lawn of Zorba for "time to leave"

    DEAL YET BE SET IN CONCRETE FOLLOWING GNOME JIBE

    IT'S the light-hearted barb that could cost Manly $2.8 million.

    We last week revealed a fresh outbreak of hostilities in the Sea Eagles' boardroom, thanks to newly-appointed director Peter "Zorba" Peters labelling co-owner Phil Sidney a "garden gnome".

    While some might have been chuckling, major sponsor Kaspersky was not amused.

    Sidney was instrumental in securing a three-year extension earlier this season, travelling to China with CEO David Perry to thrash out the deal with Kaspersky boss Harry Cheung.

    Cheung and his representatives just happened to be in Sydney when the news broke last Friday, and immediately made their disgust known.

    With the sponsorship extension yet to be signed off, they are now calling Peters to be brought to task before formalising the deal.

    Cheung is hosting Manly officials and backers at a breakfast in Perth this morning, but the main course will arrive when Peters and Sidney go head-to-head at next week's board meeting.

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    Source

    www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/melbourne-storm-centre-will-chambers-makes-remarkable-comeback/story-e6frexnr-1226436186967
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    Sponsor gives Manly ultimatum

    MANLY'S main sponsor has threatened to pull out of a $2.8 million contract extension unless controversial board member Peter Peters steps down immediately.

    The Herald understands that Harry Cheung, the managing director of Kaspersky Lab, has told Sea Eagles officials that the multinational antivirus software company will walk away from the premiers when its contract lapses at the end of the year if Peters remains a director.

    Kaspersky has agreed to terms on a new three-year arrangement but is refusing to sign off until the matter is resolved. Kaspersky executives believe Peters has been a divisive force since joining the board in place of Rick Penn and are concerned about the negative publicity he has brought their company and the Manly brand. The final straw came last week when the former club spokesman made an offensive remark about Sea Eagles co-owner Phil Sidney during a podcast with sportal.com.au.

    Other sponsors have complained about Peters since his return.
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    Sea Eagles officials must decide whether Peters's presence is worth almost $1 million a year in lost sponsorship revenue. Despite the threat, the Penn-aligned powerbrokers who appointed Peters as a director are vacillating on the issue.

    There are some sections within the boardroom who believe that Peters is trying to change the political landscape by unseating the football club directors.

    The Penn faction recalled ''Zorba'' to the boardroom despite the fact directors unanimously voted to make his position as media manager redundant at the end of last season.

    The tensions between the Penn and non-Penn aligned directors have escalated in recent months. The Penns are still refusing to sign off on a motion to install David Perry in the role of general manager on a three-year contract. However, they didn't have the numbers to block the move and it was passed 4-3 at the most recent board meeting.

    Even seemingly innocuous proposals - such as the induction of life members or the naming of corporate facilities - have sparked conflict between the warring factions.

    Board spokesman Sidney recently said he would buy out the Penns if it would restore harmony at Brookvale.

    Source

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sponsor-gives-manly-ultimatum-20120726-22v4w.html
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    Ratings:
    +480 /0
    We might need to burn a lower case t in the front lawn of Zorba for "time to leave"

    DEAL YET BE SET IN CONCRETE FOLLOWING GNOME JIBE

    IT'S the light-hearted barb that could cost Manly $2.8 million.

    We last week revealed a fresh outbreak of hostilities in the Sea Eagles' boardroom, thanks to newly-appointed director Peter "Zorba" Peters labelling co-owner Phil Sidney a "garden gnome".

    While some might have been chuckling, major sponsor Kaspersky was not amused.

    Sidney was instrumental in securing a three-year extension earlier this season, travelling to China with CEO David Perry to thrash out the deal with Kaspersky boss Harry Cheung.

    Cheung and his representatives just happened to be in Sydney when the news broke last Friday, and immediately made their disgust known.

    With the sponsorship extension yet to be signed off, they are now calling Peters to be brought to task before formalising the deal.

    Cheung is hosting Manly officials and backers at a breakfast in Perth this morning, but the main course will arrive when Peters and Sidney go head-to-head at next week's board meeting.

    * * *

    Source

    www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/melbourne-storm-centre-will-chambers-makes-remarkable-comeback/story-e6frexnr-1226436186967
    [hr]
    Sponsor gives Manly ultimatum

    MANLY'S main sponsor has threatened to pull out of a $2.8 million contract extension unless controversial board member Peter Peters steps down immediately.

    The Herald understands that Harry Cheung, the managing director of Kaspersky Lab, has told Sea Eagles officials that the multinational antivirus software company will walk away from the premiers when its contract lapses at the end of the year if Peters remains a director.

    Kaspersky has agreed to terms on a new three-year arrangement but is refusing to sign off until the matter is resolved. Kaspersky executives believe Peters has been a divisive force since joining the board in place of Rick Penn and are concerned about the negative publicity he has brought their company and the Manly brand. The final straw came last week when the former club spokesman made an offensive remark about Sea Eagles co-owner Phil Sidney during a podcast with sportal.com.au.

    Other sponsors have complained about Peters since his return.
    Advertisement

    Sea Eagles officials must decide whether Peters's presence is worth almost $1 million a year in lost sponsorship revenue. Despite the threat, the Penn-aligned powerbrokers who appointed Peters as a director are vacillating on the issue.

    There are some sections within the boardroom who believe that Peters is trying to change the political landscape by unseating the football club directors.

    The Penn faction recalled ''Zorba'' to the boardroom despite the fact directors unanimously voted to make his position as media manager redundant at the end of last season.

    The tensions between the Penn and non-Penn aligned directors have escalated in recent months. The Penns are still refusing to sign off on a motion to install David Perry in the role of general manager on a three-year contract. However, they didn't have the numbers to block the move and it was passed 4-3 at the most recent board meeting.

    Even seemingly innocuous proposals - such as the induction of life members or the naming of corporate facilities - have sparked conflict between the warring factions.

    Board spokesman Sidney recently said he would buy out the Penns if it would restore harmony at Brookvale.

    Source

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sponsor-gives-manly-ultimatum-20120726-22v4w.html
     
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    • Jono

      Jono Well-Known Member

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      Time to go Zorba. If you being on the board is financially debilitating to the club you should disappear.
       
    • Jono

      Jono Well-Known Member

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      Time to go Zorba. If you being on the board is financially debilitating to the club you should disappear.
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      If he (Zorba) isn't removed rich toy boy should pay a million a year ontop of what he already does, it is him that is the source of this stupid garbage,this is really a no brainer and this fossil needs re-burying, speaking of berries he should go join his bosom buddy
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      If he (Zorba) isn't removed rich toy boy should pay a million a year ontop of what he already does, it is him that is the source of this stupid garbage,this is really a no brainer and this fossil needs re-burying, speaking of berries he should go join his bosom buddy
       
    • patorick2010

      patorick2010 Mr BPD

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      Hadley and Rothfield won't take this lying down.
       
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      • patorick2010

        patorick2010 Mr BPD

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        Hadley and Rothfield won't take this lying down.
         
      • manlyfan76

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

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        Zorba please please please F*** OFF!
         
      • manlyfan76

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

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        Zorba please please please F*** OFF!
         
      • Berkeley_Eagle

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        Sea Eagles officials must decide whether Peters's presence is worth almost $1 million a year in lost sponsorship revenue.

        Ummmmmm
        NO BRAINER
         
      • Berkeley_Eagle

        Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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        Sea Eagles officials must decide whether Peters's presence is worth almost $1 million a year in lost sponsorship revenue.

        Ummmmmm
        NO BRAINER
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        One Ownership faction is determined to make the other walk away :mad:

        Stand firm,for the sake of decency and don't be fooled by the boorish tactics.

        Manly is worth the effort:angel:

        Penn is not mightier than the Sea Eagles!
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        One Ownership faction is determined to make the other walk away :mad:

        Stand firm,for the sake of decency and don't be fooled by the boorish tactics.

        Manly is worth the effort:angel:

        Penn is not mightier than the Sea Eagles!
         
      • Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Maybe Zorba can make amends by telling Harry Cheung he's a good sort.
         
      • Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Maybe Zorba can make amends by telling Harry Cheung he's a good sort.
         
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        • 1952ripper

          1952ripper Member

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          Just F**K him OFF sick of this S**T
           
        • 1952ripper

          1952ripper Member

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          Just F**K him OFF sick of this S**T
           
        • Frogz

          Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          By Zorba.....get out and go to belmore. You are a knob and only care about yourself now. You do not have Manly at heart.
           
        • Frogz

          Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          By Zorba.....get out and go to belmore. You are a knob and only care about yourself now. You do not have Manly at heart.
           

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