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Sack Don Furner

Post by afgtnk » June 30, 2018, 9:40 pm

Why no thread on this **** EDIT?

Why is that the CEO of every other organisation on the planet comes under the spotlight and he doesn't?

When is he ever responsible for anything? 10 years and what does he have to show?

Right now what he's got is a salary cap that we quietly know has been **** beyond belief and it has his incompetent finger prints all over it.

For the love of Mark **** Asbock sack EDIT and send him back to manage shifts at Queanbeyan Leagues where he belongs.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by -TW- » June 30, 2018, 10:12 pm

Burner Furner? Not quite as catchy as Oust Doust

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by mamando » June 30, 2018, 10:17 pm

Move On Don!!!!

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by mamando » June 30, 2018, 10:18 pm

And Flick Stick!

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Pigman » July 1, 2018, 8:30 am

He’s gotta go along with Stuart and Mulholland
The ceo picked to replace him needs a total clean slate
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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by chris83 » July 1, 2018, 8:35 am

I agree with pigman, the whole lot have to go.
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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Nadruku » July 1, 2018, 8:43 am

Pigman wrote:He’s gotta go along with Stuart and Mulholland
The ceo picked to replace him needs a total clean slate
100%


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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by T_R » July 1, 2018, 8:51 am

Is there another Furner son somewhere? Maybe a grandson who could be quickly groomed for the role?

Jong-un Furner 만세 !
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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by RTW » July 1, 2018, 9:51 am

It is no coincidence that the teams who are contenders year after year are the ones who have the best CEO’s. Burn it to the ground salt the earth!

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » July 1, 2018, 10:46 am

The whole lot, from the Chair of the Board down to the coaching staff, needs to be nuked and rebuilt. Quarantining Bonehead as much as possible from the process is a must if we're ever to get out of this crap-filled hole of mediocrity.

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Sack Don Furner

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 1, 2018, 10:51 am

Don is **** useless **** and should have been sacked 5 years ago.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by afgtnk » July 1, 2018, 4:11 pm

To me he's the very emblem of what's wrong with this club.

Came into the job under qualified and only by virtue of his surname.

Been here for 10 years and I can't recall a single signature achievement of his to note. No vision, no energy, no passion, no leadership. A nondescript bore who's level is no higher than to keep something ticking along without ever significantly improving it.

Clubs like the Cronulla **** Sharks, for decades a joke of the competition, stuck in a complete **** heap, go out and recruit one of the best sports administrators in Lyall Gorman who turns them right around. We still stick with old Teflon Don.

It seems no matter what happens to us, the guy manages to escape any kind of significant scrutiny or pressure.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » July 1, 2018, 4:52 pm

Certainly there's momentum building here, for what it's worth. But while membership numbers continue to rise, I think Don will have a semi-credible shield against any attempts to winkle him out.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » July 1, 2018, 4:53 pm

The board shouldn't be let off the hook either.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Grün Maschine » July 1, 2018, 4:59 pm

What's the link between rising memberships and expenditure on membership advertising

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » July 1, 2018, 5:13 pm

As in, have the Raiders got bang for their buck with membership numbers vs advertising dollars spent? No idea. Happy for figures if you or anyone else has them. I'd hazard a guess and say they've probably got a reasonable return, but that's based on nothing more than a gut feeling.

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Sack Don Furner

Post by LastRaider » July 1, 2018, 7:04 pm

I’ll tell you were I’m at. If there is no change to coaching and management next year, I’m voting with not renewing my membership. I’ll still support but won’t be a member and will probably attend less games


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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by afgtnk » August 12, 2018, 5:45 pm

Hahahaha hey hey! How's this guy travelling.

Old Donny Boy, ol' Teflon Don.

As long as he's happy and comfortable, receiving a nice wage, and carrying out the time honoured Queanbeyan tradition of changing the next born-to be CEO's nappies - that's the main thing, really.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by andymull72 » August 12, 2018, 5:49 pm

He is way past his expiry date and when he goes take the Defence coach with him
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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Azza » August 12, 2018, 5:50 pm

Nuke the site from orbit

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by gergreg » August 12, 2018, 5:55 pm

Guys guys. The way it seems to work in the NRL is as follows:
If you want to get rid of the coach you put pressure on the CEO. If you want to get rid of the CEO you put pressure on the Board. If you want to get rid of the Board the members have to vote them out.... hang on...
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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by afgtnk » August 12, 2018, 5:57 pm

You know who would've got the shock of their lives back in the day?

The lovely old patrons of the Queanbeyan Leagues Club (although my understanding is that it is still THE spot in town).

Would've rocked up one day to find that the lovely bloke behind the bar who had been pulling their beers for so many years was no longer, as he had just risen the ranks to become the CEO of the Canberra Raiders.

Poof, gone - just like that. How's that for career progression and ambition eh?

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by julian87 » August 12, 2018, 6:23 pm

Sadly I agree with this.

For way, way too long it’s been a boys club seemingly happy as long as their spot in the competition isn’t threatened.

I have the biggest disconnect with the club (and the game really) that I’ve ever had.

The thing that has really irked me into a solid apathy has been the rise of Brett White. Coaching staff and assistants are now more important than they have ever been and the club just handed the role to the local nice guy. Like Furner before him I guess. But seriously (I won’t mention his days as a player because that has me at odds with most here) to me has has no credentials. The NYC team absolutely bombed under his coaching. Structure was deadset non existent in games I saw towards the end of his tenure. That was pretty much the final straw for the current set up for me.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Pigman » August 12, 2018, 6:39 pm

He's gotta go. Him and everyone else who got their job because of connections to the McIntyre family.
The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers & Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by edwahu » August 12, 2018, 6:53 pm

16 years in charge I believe.

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Post by T_R » August 12, 2018, 7:09 pm

You don't just sack a guy with a BA from the University of New England! They don't just grow on trees, you know!
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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Schifty » August 12, 2018, 7:14 pm

T_R wrote:
August 12, 2018, 7:09 pm
You don't just sack a guy with a BA from the University of New England! They don't just grow on trees, you know!
You do when you have an elected Queanbeyan member of council ready in the rings to take over...

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » August 12, 2018, 7:17 pm

andymull72 wrote:
August 12, 2018, 5:49 pm
He is way past his expiry date and when he goes take the Defence coach with him
Nah man, it's Mick Crawley, one of the best attacking coaches going, but for reasons known only to the Raiders heirarchy, has been slotted in as defence coach. Put him back where he belongs. The rest can go.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by bonehead » August 12, 2018, 7:41 pm

Leebola wrote:
andymull72 wrote:
August 12, 2018, 5:49 pm
He is way past his expiry date and when he goes take the Defence coach with him
Nah man, it's Mick Crawley, one of the best attacking coaches going, but for reasons known only to the Raiders heirarchy, has been slotted in as defence coach. Put him back where he belongs. The rest can go.
Mick crawley is leaving apparently

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by TongueFTW » August 12, 2018, 8:03 pm

julian87 wrote:
August 12, 2018, 6:23 pm
Sadly I agree with this.

For way, way too long it’s been a boys club seemingly happy as long as their spot in the competition isn’t threatened.

I have the biggest disconnect with the club (and the game really) that I’ve ever had.

The thing that has really irked me into a solid apathy has been the rise of Brett White. Coaching staff and assistants are now more important than they have ever been and the club just handed the role to the local nice guy. Like Furner before him I guess. But seriously (I won’t mention his days as a player because that has me at odds with most here) to me has has no credentials. The NYC team absolutely bombed under his coaching. Structure was deadset non existent in games I saw towards the end of his tenure. That was pretty much the final straw for the current set up for me.
Could not agree more with this. The appointment of White, with no clear recruitment process, is the perfect embodiment of everything wrong with the club. We could get away with having Stuart if we had two great assistants picking up the slack. The other loss which really hurt was David Hamilton.

Doing things in a professional manner where people are accountable and hired on credentials does not guarantee success, but it clearly maximises the chance. The administrators and management need skin in the game. There is currently zero downside for poor performance.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Pigman » August 12, 2018, 8:14 pm

Leebola wrote:
August 12, 2018, 7:17 pm
andymull72 wrote:
August 12, 2018, 5:49 pm
He is way past his expiry date and when he goes take the Defence coach with him
Nah man, it's Mick Crawley, one of the best attacking coaches going, but for reasons known only to the Raiders heirarchy, has been slotted in as defence coach. Put him back where he belongs. The rest can go.
THIS. Yes this.

And more of this. Crawley is the only bloke i'd keep.
The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers & Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by papabear » August 12, 2018, 8:51 pm

T_R wrote:
August 12, 2018, 7:09 pm
You don't just sack a guy with a BA from the University of New England! They don't just grow on trees, you know!
tbh i turned down ANU to go to UNE, good fun uni.

in any event, I agree with thread title, just not with T_R's lovely charmer of a post.

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » August 12, 2018, 8:55 pm

bonehead wrote:
August 12, 2018, 7:41 pm
Leebola wrote:
andymull72 wrote:
August 12, 2018, 5:49 pm
He is way past his expiry date and when he goes take the Defence coach with him
Nah man, it's Mick Crawley, one of the best attacking coaches going, but for reasons known only to the Raiders heirarchy, has been slotted in as defence coach. Put him back where he belongs. The rest can go.
Mick crawley is leaving apparently

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Leebola » August 12, 2018, 8:58 pm

Also, comments are open on this one: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zwzz.html

Get in and have your say, I don't recall many Raiders related CT articles being open for comment (happy to be corrected though)

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Re: Sack Don Furner

Post by Roger Kenworthy » August 12, 2018, 8:58 pm

Nobody beyond Canberra fans would know who our CEO is. So everything just trucks along and Don keeps cashing those cheques.

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