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@tiger_one:

There’s some big whispers that Saints are next stop for RF

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If this report is true Taylor can’t be solely responsible. The CEO’s Mayer/Moss must be accountable too… It does smell like a beat up, especially on the eve of pre-season…

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He looks chubby

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@Muffstar:

From Ninemsn :

Souths have no room in their salary cap to afford Burgess unless they shed a big name star and Walker, who was embroiled in a prescription drug overdose last month with teammate Aaron Gray, appears to be the player most likely to make way for the powerhouse backrower, according to a News Limited report.

The report claims the lightning-quick centre could possibly head to Manly with new Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett a fan of the 21-year-old.

Walker, who can also play five-eighth, shapes as a potential replacement for premiership-winning playmaker Kieran Foran, who has joined Parramatta.

We should’ve hired Manly’s Salary Cap Accountant

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@Eye Of Da Tiger:

Its official we have released Taupau to the Sea Eagles……

We are so soft!

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@Yossarian:

@fergiefurr:

LOL it seems to be legit too, email was sent to the wrong J Kelly (was meant for Manlys CEo Joe Kelly). Hilarious. Cant imagine Taupau will be too happy with his manager or whoever sent it.

Seems legit? Okay suppose I want to send an email to Joe Kelly of Manly and I have some experience with the NRL. Surely I’d know his email address would end with @seaeagles.com.au and not whatever this Canadian dude has for his email. It sounds like either breathtaking ignorance or it sounds like BS.

If the sender has J Kelly from the sea eagles and J Kelly the Canadian in his email address book….it will select the first J Kelly according to the sort selection…common error when sending emails…

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According to the contract with Manly Taupau is there from 2016-2019….so it appears we have released him to play with them for this year…poor form if true…

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Good luck to him….he should play 2016 off the bench as an impact player…as this is the best role for him and the WT.

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CEO Update – Justin Pascoe

Welcome to my first CEO Update since joining Wests Tigers last month. My name is Justin Pascoe and I’m thrilled to have been appointed as CEO of this great Club.

I’d like to provide an update to Members on the Club’s current position on a range of topics.
The Club has undergone a lot of change in the last 12 months, all with one common goal in mind – to create a successful and sustainable Wests Tigers both on and off the field.

This process of change is not an easy one but it is necessary if we all want different results across the Club. As a part of the change process the business will be undertaking a rigorous review of all our internal processes with the objective to improve our efficiencies and bottom line.

We want to ensure that you, our Members, are proud of the decisions that we’re making, not because they are the popular decisions but because they are the right ones.

You may have read a recent opinion piece questioning the Club’s future as it currently stands. Let me assure you of this, Wests Tigers is not going anywhere. We are a Club with a proud history and we intend to build a strong future over the next 100 years.

Over the past month we have begun to implement some very positive changes. We have engaged with an external auditor to come in and perform a complete audit of all our contracts, inclusive of staff, players, external stakeholders and suppliers. The completion of this audit and the execution of the recommendations will be another significant step in improving the overall governance of Wests Tigers.

I am pleased to announce that we will be welcoming two new appointments over the next month, a Chief Operating Officer who will drive the commercial strategies of the business and bring enormous knowledge and experience. We will also be adding a Fan Engagement and Community Manager, this role will be focused on developing engagement strategies that penetrate the communities where we have a footprint.

In the Football Department we have completed an extensive review of the football coaching staff and have made several changes. All of these changes are designed to give the playing group and Head Coach Jason Taylor all the support required to ensure this team is competitive on a weekly basis.
Wests Tigers 2016 Coaching Staff

NRL Head Coach – Jason Taylor
NRL Assistant Coach – David Kidwell
NRL Assistant Coach – Craig Sandercock
Head of Physical Performance – Marcus Kain
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Chris Dorman
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach – Alex Kertesz
Sports Scientist – Blake McLean
NSW Cup Head Coach – Paul Stringer
NYC Head Coach – Willie Peters

We are working hard to create an organisation that is sustainable across all areas of the business. The Board is working in complete unity and understand the challenges that existed when they arrived, and exist even today. The challenges are simply revealing opportunities and that is exciting. I want you all to know that tough decisions are being made every day, but let me assure you, these are being made with rigorous and ferocious interrogation to ensure that they are the best decisions for this Club.

All across the business there are positive signs. We recently announced our largest ever sponsorship deal, with Brydens Lawyers committing to a three-year multi-million dollar agreement. Brydens Lawyers have made a significant, long-term commitment to this Club and we look forward to working closely with our new major sponsor into the future

We’re also continuing on with our proposed plans for a Centre of Excellence to be based in the South-West of Sydney. The development of a Centre of Excellence will allow the Club to have regular access to the level of facilities and resources required to be successful both on and off the field. This facility will service the current and future needs of the Club, including football, administration and community programs. Community involvement is a key element, and these proposed facilities can be utilised by our local partners as well as being accessible to the broader community.

Our Membership numbers remain stable with Member retention at an all-time high. I’d like to thank you all for your ongoing support and commitment to the Club, it does not go unnoticed and will play an important part in our future success. We consider it a true privilege to represent the Members and we are humbled by the loyalty shown through what has been a very tumultuous period. Many of you have already committed to the Club for 2016 and we appreciate that support. Our 2016 Membership campaign went on sale to the general public this week and we look forward to providing additional value for money and benefits for Members over the coming year.

The situation surrounding Robbie Farah’s future with the Club has been difficult for all involved, and understandably it is an emotional topic for Wests Tigers Members and fans. Robbie is a Club legend and holds a special place in the hearts of all Members. The Club has always maintained that it intends on honouring the remaining two years of Robbie’s contract.

In regards to possible player movements the Club does not comment on these rumours. I ask that you treat these stories for what they are, rumours. The Club will ensure that Members are the first to hear news of any player movements when there is anything official to report. Until that time we intend to see every player contracted to the Club for 2016 take to the field.

I would personally like to extend to all Members the opportunity to write to me directly and inform me what you believe the Club should be doing to be better at this point now, or in the immediate future. I can be contacted via ceo@weststigers.com.au. Over the next six weeks we will collate all the feedback and comeback with a priority list and share that with you all. Our goal is to make sure that this is a collaborative approach to creating the resurgence of Wests Tigers. I will then personally update Members on the status of the list on a monthly basis.

I’d like to finish by thanking you for your ongoing support of Wests Tigers, and I look forward to meeting you all at Club events in the near future.


EDIT 117- Added some Carriage Returns/ceo@weststigers.com.au