General Discussion Eric Watson

Discussion in 'General Warriors Discussion' started by ToiletDuck, Feb 17, 2013.



  1. mt.wellington
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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    Know more than you and your BF brucey lol. Eric Watson saved the club after bruce's mates nearly sunk the place. Prove otherwise...
     

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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    But you said there was enough cashflow???

    I did read and its all pro Watson. Whats your point? What happened before 2002 when the club was shit and the books were shit? Eric Watson's wallet is what happened...
     
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  3. Mr Frank White
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    Incorrect, hes told the IRS that he cant pay his taxes on the Manny fight until he fights Connor
     
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    Unlikely. Scratch a bit and it doesn't take long to find out the truth. Also I don't agree with plenty of what bruce writes, Kearney being a very good example of that. However that's better than disagreeing with pretty much all the crap you throw up on here. I didn't have a problem with it until you started calling everyone out that disagreed with you.
     
  5. mt.wellington
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    Well feel free to educate us.

    All my knowledge on the issue comes from the Warriors book Beleguered and all the media reports at the time about the shambles the club was under the Tainui/Lowe/Boyle era. How anyone can say their was sufficient cashflow through the place during that time is beyond me when every single account of the time says the exact opposite is beyond me.

    Why did Auckland Rugby League get the hell out of dodge? Cause they were bleeding money left right and centre trying to keep the Warriors afloat. Money that was meant to be for Aucklands provincial game, not the NRL team.

    Why did Tainui wipe their hands of the place despite having $170 million from their 1995 Treaty of Waitangi settlement? Cause the Warriors were a bottomless pit that needed monthly cash injections just to keep the lights on.

    Eric Watson got the place for an absolute steal cause he promised to underwrite the club. Its common knowledge that he wrote some very big cheques early on to keep the club doors open. To say the salary cap gate takings and sponsors paid for everything is a straight out lie considering the fact that our biggest sponsor in the history of the club DB Bitter had left the year before, crowd averages were only 1100 above the number needed to break even and at least 90% of the cap needed to be spent. These are all facts. Not some hushed talk in some incompetent organisations AGM. Who paid the CEO, coach, trainers, office staff and the fares for our reserve grade players who played for Wynnum-Manly?

    Eric Watson did.

    While his approach was controversial asf at the time we now all have a viable club that we can support because he gutted the place, hired a new coach, a new football manager and made players re-sign new contracts that removed the over inflated salaries players were getting post Super League wars. The fact that his methods saw them make the Grand Final, gain record memberships and sell a shit ton of merchandise means he no longer needs to put any new investment from his personal wealth. Remembering that he has never taken a cent out of the place.

    Whether he does in fact need to invest a lot more is another debate entirely but he did save this club in 1999. To suggest otherwise is just bullshit and probably comes from jealous individuals or Hanover idiots...

    A lot of disinformation from individuals who are so far removed from what actually goes on in the club it gets frustrating reading he retardness and rubbish that gets posted sometimes. Who knows, maybe Im the retard. Happy to be called out...
     
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  6. Jordan G
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    You forgot to ask for the door to be closed.
     
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    Pensioners whose lives will be shortened by what happened with Hanover should not be called idiots. Eric Watson hasn't built any organisation in his life, he is a corporate scavenger. Nothing wrong with that, it is a legal way to make a living, but if he hasn't built anything how come he has rebuilt the Warriors?
     
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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    My opinion is as above. Im just going to it at that cause you love to sidestep the real debate. If you want to have a real debate using real facts then do so. Enjoy yourself in this thread brucey...
     

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    You are moderating tonight. You are seeing the posts coming through showing what a mess the club is in, and that might be the least of it. Who owns the club? He is saving it? Yeah right, he will be too busy saving his arse over that court case. He probably wants out and the sooner the better.
     
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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    Eric Watson has always had a hands off approach to the club. Appoint the right people, Jim Doyle, and let them do their job. Jim Doyle's biggest recruitment seems to the biggest problem at the moment.

    But again you are sidestepping the debate and thats your statement that Eric Watson didnt save the club in 1999. Not 2017 like you are trying to turn it around to now. 1999 when Tainui, Graham Lowe and Malcolm nearly bankrupted the place...
     
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    bruce Warriors 1st Grader Contributor

    So how is that going so far, apart from selling a lot of Jerseys and paying the bills? Just asking like.:D