I have noticed a lot lately that people are referring to the Wests Tigers as an NRL run club both on the forum and in media. Its a pretty important distinction when trying to understand where the club is heading and its been really annoying me for no apparent reason, probably because i dont want to focus on how crap we’re going on field.
Please correct me if im wrong but under the deal negotiated with the NRL they loaned the club money under the conditions
A. The money is repaid in 2 years.
B. The board and management was restructured with the new board members appointed to be CHOSEN by the NRL.
Under those conditions i dont understand why people think the NRL is running the club. If i asked a recruitment agency to employ staff for me does that mean that they run my company?
These people that were selected are from all accounts well respected business people. Does anyone really believe they are the type of people that would be put in place to be NRL puppets? They are not employee’s, currently or previously, of the NRL so why would they have any loyalty to them?
I think that the club needs to make a point of this because a lot of rumours (like the Perth one) are based on the club being run by the NRL and obviously those things can be destabilizing for the club. For the record i saw M. Go correct the mole on twitter when he suggested it so why not make it clear to everyone?