Great post and let's hope that the advisory board is disbanded and someone with real rugby league knowledge is employed in its place.Couldn't agree more, end of the day when it comes to rugby league Doyles just a fan like the rest of us. He's well versed in compliance, governance and the commercial side of the business, but in terms of the role of the CEO, overseeing the football department should be a separate role from the commercial one because it requires more than a cursory understanding about rugby league.
Doyle's business sense for a bargain deal made him pursue Foran, but all he really knew was A. He's a good player and B. He could use his connections at NRL HQ to get him to the Warriors where a quality operator as head of football might consider a few other variables like seeing the need to address the balance of the roster as more important, the distractions that would come with Foran for the rest of the players etc.
I'm not certain Cameron George is an ideal candidate in that regard either but happy to be proven wrong. I think as someone mentioned he has at least played the game, not that that makes him suitably qualified.
I'd feel more comfortable if we had someone with real rugby league knowledge in that role.