Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.



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    Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter Beattie will stand down from his position in February and is expected to be replaced by NSW racing supremo Peter V’landys.
    Beattie told the ARL Commission on Wednesday that he would not seek reappointment when his term expires early next year, AAP understands.

    He is expected to make a public announcement as early as Thursday.

    The former Queensland premier has backed Racing NSW chief executive V’landys to take over and he now appears the clear frontrunner for the post.

    Beattie has been a highly-controversial figure in the game since taking up the job in February last year.

    He was widely pilloried for a series of gaffes including his failure to name the Cronulla Sharks when asked which team played out of the Sutherland Shire by league identity Phil Gould during an interview last year.

    However he has also spearheaded important reforms, including the introduction of the “no-fault” stand down rule.

    After a summer marked by ugly headlines, Beattie pushed through the rule - which allows for players charged with a crime which carries a jail sentence of 11 years or more - to be stood down while their legal case runs its course.

    V’landys received a ringing endorsement from Beattie when he met with his fellow commissioners and he is the odds-on favourite to become his successor next year.

    It’s believed Beattie’s decision to stand down is linked with his determination to push through constitutional reform as the commission seeks a replacement for Mark Coyne.

    Beattie is seeking to scrap the rule which prevents any person from being elected to the ARLC if they have been involved with a club in the last three year.

    It’s understood Beattie believes the decision will make him unpopular and the game needs a fresh start.

    V’landys, who was elected to the independent commission earlier in the year, this week said that if he took on the job, he would be capable of staying on as Racing NSW CEO.

    He has been credited with revitalising racing in the state and was the brains trust behind the introduction of The Everest, the world’s richest race on turf.



  • Beattie is an imbecile… Dont know how he became Premier of Qld, dont know how he became NRL chairman. If I had to guess his area of expertise, it would be the flavour differences between different colours of crayons.



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    @Blacknwhite said in Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.:

    Beattie is an imbecile… Dont know how he became Premier of Qld, dont know how he became NRL chairman. If I had to guess his area of expertise, it would be the flavour differences between different colours of crayons.

    He became the Premier of QLD because they are experts on imbecies…and crayons

    V’landys will be good an actual smart operator


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    Good take Todd with you, why wait for Febuary.



  • Good riddance. Take Todd with you.



  • @Geo said in Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.:

    @Blacknwhite said in Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.:

    Beattie is an imbecile… Dont know how he became Premier of Qld, dont know how he became NRL chairman. If I had to guess his area of expertise, it would be the flavour differences between different colours of crayons.

    He became the Premier of QLD because they are experts on imbecies…and crayons

    V’landys will be good an actual smart operator

    Yeah he’s done some good things for horse racing in NSW, definitely an upgrade on Beattie.



  • One down, one to go.



  • Ive heard a couple of people say that Vlandy holds people to account and doesn’t suffer fools. Nice knowing you Todd.



  • V’landys is a top operator and connected in all the right places. He has no problem getting his way when ever he wants something. Well connected to pretty much anyone that matters. Will be a top operator.



  • IMHO Vlandys is the best sports administrator going around. Great get if this is true



  • @the_third I knew him back in the Days when he was in charge of Harold Park Trots. He is a top bloke and will Make the NRL Great Again!



  • Good riddance to bad rubbish



  • @Geo said in Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.:

    @Blacknwhite said in Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.:

    Beattie is an imbecile… Dont know how he became Premier of Qld, dont know how he became NRL chairman. If I had to guess his area of expertise, it would be the flavour differences between different colours of crayons.

    He became the Premier of QLD because they are experts on imbecies…and crayons

    V’landys will be good an actual smart operator

    Hap would of given Beattie the seal of approval no doubt…no wonder the NRL is going backwards at a rate of knots…Vlandys is sure to kick some arse…



  • @LeichhardtTiger said in Peter Beattie to stand down as ARLC head.:

    @the_third I knew him back in the Days when he was in charge of Harold Park Trots. He is a top bloke and will Make the NRL Great Again!

    If he gets rid of the fraudster and his cronies at the NRL he will have more than earned the respect of the majority of all fans


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