General Australian Oscar Winner Steps Down As Rabbitohs Owner

League Freak

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Russell Crowe has announced he will step down as an owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He has done a great job at turning the club around on an off the field. He has basically been the perfect owner and no doubt history will look on his time as an owner favorably.

I've actually written two articles about this:

Russel Crowe and Peter Holmes A Court Nothing Short Of The Rabbitohs Saviors:
https://www.leaguefreak.com/russell...-nothing-short-of-the-rabbitohs-saviors-3469/

George Piggins Plays The Bitter Old Man As Crowe And Holmes a Court Look Like Stars:
https://www.leaguefreak.com/george-...rowe-and-holmes-a-court-look-like-stars-3473/

Members of the club will have a say on what happens to the roughly 37% of the club Crowe owns which is good to hear.
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Bitter blow for the Rabbits losing the influence of Crowe but it looks like he's doing it for the right reasons and will leave the club in much better health then he recieved it in. You dont see that often and its a refreshing change to see a club owe the owner instead of the other way round (Tainui anybody!). Great article on Russell Crowes contribution...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/7968540/Rabbitohs-members-to-be-offered-club-back

Looks like the club is in really good health which shows on the field. As much as you'd want the players to be professionals and carry on even when the clubhouse is in disarray, we all know thats not how it works when players are worried whether they'll get paid next week or not or whether the club will even be around. We dont expect them to be like the orchestra on the Titanic.

As for Piggins, the word senile does come to mind.

https://www.nrl.com/piggins-fears-realised-in-crowe-exit/tabid/10874/newsid/70402/default.aspx

All in all, Im glad Russell got the club back fighting fit. There was far too much history there to go to waste. Sad that it took a Kiwi to do it but at least its done...
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Crowe is about as Kiwi as Phar Lap and Tony Carol
Oh god we're going to need another thread for this!!! Nice g up with the whole 'Australian Oscar Winner' banner thingy as well Freaky.
 
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ToiletDuck

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What I don't understand, because I haven't really been following it closely, is what Crowe and Holmes a Court did to turn the club into a profitable venture? And why the people running the club previously weren't able to do it? I understand they put up their own money to sign players, marketing etc etc..but was a cash injection really all the club needed to get back on track permanently? And now that he's gone...is it sustainable?
 
Pete

Pete

Im hanging out for Tinkler to go bellyup and then its open season on the New Castle roster...his coach first
 

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Im hanging out for Tinkler to go bellyup and then its open season on the New Castle roster...his coach first

Cant think of any players from Newcastle id want !!, im a big Jezza smith fan i must admit, apart from that...nah !
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Im hanging out for Tinkler to go bellyup and then its open season on the New Castle roster...his coach first
Been reading abit about the Newcastle situation. Apparently he has been late paying the stadium fees, hasnt paid super on the players wages and the office havent been paid on time? Losing money by the day. Taken to court because he cant pay a $AU28 million debt. 2010 he had an estimated worth of $AU1.2 billion! He still has other assests like the ports I think? Like the bunnies in the original thread, I dont really care. Eric Watson and Owen Glenn were doing fine last time I heard!
 
fanrrior

fanrrior

I'd take Uate in a flash. It would be nice to have a winger with speed.

But yeah, outside their coach I don't think we need anyone from them.
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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I'd take Uate in a flash. It would be nice to have a winger with speed.

But yeah, outside their coach I don't think we need anyone from them.
Akuila is as fast as Manu was afew years ago but they both have the same bumbling hands. No thanks.

I'd only take Jeremy Smith, Kevin Naiqama or the coach.
 
League Freak

League Freak

The Knights have $20 million in the bank and are insulated against any financial problems Tinkler is having. At worst they might lose Wayne Bennett but that is about it.

As for Souths, Crowe and Holmes a Court took the club from chook raffles to being a professional sporting organisation. They sold some property to bring more money to the club and streamlined its administration. Under its previous admin, well, they were so bad they got kicked out of the competition.

South Sydney are one of just two teams in the NRL to post a profit. With the new broadcasting deal on top of that, they are not anywhere near being in any financial trouble.
 
fanrrior

fanrrior

The Knights have $20 million in the bank and are insulated against any financial problems Tinkler is having. At worst they might lose Wayne Bennett but that is about it.

As for Souths, Crowe and Holmes a Court took the club from chook raffles to being a professional sporting organisation. They sold some property to bring more money to the club and streamlined its administration. Under its previous admin, well, they were so bad they got kicked out of the competition.

South Sydney are one of just two teams in the NRL to post a profit. With the new broadcasting deal on top of that, they are not anywhere near being in any financial trouble.
What's the other team? Broncos?
 
Pete

Pete

Went to Warriors vs Brisbane in Brisbane a few years ago. Awesome stadium. If you have to make a trip away to see a game. This is the one
 
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League Freak

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Yeah Broncos are the other one.

I agree on Suncorp Stadium. Ive been to a number of stadiums, been to Old Trafford too, and Suncorp leaves them all for dead.
 
mode81

mode81

The only thing I enjoy watching is Russell Crowe's sad facial expressions after every Rabbitoh loss to the Warriors hopefully get to see a few more before he departs
 
a.c.e

a.c.e

Aye, why would you do that Russ, poor form mate, get some rabbits into it!

Aresources1newscomau images 2011 05 04 1226049 734885 russell crowe
 
League Freak

League Freak

That was hilarious when he did that. The Rabbits were going off on the Roosters from memory and he gave the old thumbs down as a sign to put them to the sword!
 

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