Ten did bid for league as well. Lachlan Murdoch was ticked about losing to Kim Williams, then CEO of News Corp. Williams conveniently resigned not long later.
Williams arranged the Fox Sports/Channel 9 combined deal to usurp Ten. And he even reportedly turned in the "last reply" rights that 9/news corp had which was considered throwing the kitchen sink at it just to get a win over Murdoch at any expense.
Moral of the story as always is having 4 ppl own all the media in this country isnt great.
Atm he prob has. Last season was a massive egg laid. But to be halfway through and so well placed with far, far less talent than last year I think hes done a solid job.
Cant afford a second-half capitulation though.
Very interesting the board has been allowed to find the coach. Im sure theyll find someone good - NZ seems to be full of good coaches.
They need someone to continually keep them focused on the bigger picture and improve their mental toughness.