Posts Tagged "Dave Smith"

The Australian pubic have spoken, and it seems that we have no faith in any particular political party to run our great country.

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Almost five months to the day after Dave Smith announced he’d had enough of the greatest game of all, Todd Greenberg – effectively Smith’s No.2 – has been announced as the NRL’s new CEO.

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Todd Greenberg is expected to be officially rubber-stamped as the NRL’s new chief executive officer in the coming days, ending a five-month search to replace Dave Smith.

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Interim NRL chief executive John Grant says it will be impossible to fill the position permanently before the new season begins and it could be several months before the successful candidate starts.

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Despite what Clint Newtown and the RLPA think, the NRL does care about player burnout. That is, unless there’s a massive wad of cash involved.

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Todd Greenberg says he’ll “have a look” at the vacant NRL chief executive role when a formal job description is completed.

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In the Australian Rugby League Commission’s great impetus to modernise the governance of the game in Australia, it neglected to sell its admirable vision to the stakeholders and invite them along.

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Dave Smith will leave rugby league next month. I won’t miss him, I won’t feel sorry for him, and I won’t feel like he’s been hard done by in his past three years.

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With Dave Smith gone, it seems that the power-brokers and the media finally got their wish with CEO’s departure. From the beginning, Smith had an uphill battle to gain support from the rugby league community because he wasn’t a ‘league man’.

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On Tuesday, ARL commission chairman John Grant proudly told the Australian sporting public he’s going to “scour the world” to find a replacement for departing CEO Dave Smith.

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From the very beginning Dave Smith was a stranger in a strange land.

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NRL heavyweights Todd Greenberg and Shane Richardson head the list of potential successors after Dave Smith on Tuesday called time on his three-year reign as a rugby league “change agent”.

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David Smith unexpectedly called full-time on his three-year NRL career at 11am on Tuesday. The banker-turned-NRL CEO made a few significant marks on the code during his tenure, but he will hardly be remembered as an Immortal.

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NRL CEO Dave Smith has quit as head of the league after three years in the job. ARL Commission Chairman John Grant will take over as interim boss until a replacement can be found.

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Players, clubs… podcasters. Rugby league is going through what I optimistically regard as ‘growing pains’ right now, and no one is being spared anguish.

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Attending the elimination final between the Rabbitohs and Sharks last Sunday made me think back to this 2013 article, outlining the then-new NRL CEO Dave Smith’s vision for the game-day experience, calling it “E-squared”: engagement and entertainment.

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Fans are in for a confusing time as they try to digest the significance of the NRL free-to-air television deal in comparison with the massive $2.5-billion contract signed by the AFL.

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Show me the TV money. That’s what Canterbury coach Des Hasler is saying to the NRL, after the AFL trumpeted a $2.5 billion broadcast deal earlier this week.

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It looks all but certain that the NRL has got the final figures for their new broadcast deal to commence in 2018, with all eight games live. But eight games only allows for 16, or maybe 17 if a team has a bye, teams. Why don’t the NRL want to expand?

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During the 1980s, rugby league – under astute management – expanded and created the most watched code of football in Australia.

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