"When I bought into the Warriors in 2001 things were pretty dire, not only on the field but also the running of the club. Buying the club wasn't an ego trip or for a financial return, the investment was because of the importance it held to New Zealand and more importantly, to the fans. There was also huge potential for the Warriors to be something all New Zealanders would be proud of. [Not happening]Still answerable to the top dog. Thats where your question should be directed...
The Warriors have the most amazing fans in the NRL. Their passion and commitment is unrivalled to the point that they are the envy of the competition. This isn't surprising when their biggest fan is a man who not only has dedicated a great deal of his life to rugby league but who goes beyond the call of duty to support the Warriors - Sir Peter Leitch, The Mad Butcher.
We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of Sir Peter and all of our Warriors fans especially given the inconsistency of the team on the field. This is something we hope we will address this year with a stable coaching staff and with Jim Doyle leading the club."
It's just a hobby for EW. Which is fine. It's just a hobby for me too. I'm not holding that against anyone.
But it's quite clear that JD is the boss who's running the club. I'm sure if Watson wanted to he could quit his other obligations and be the man. But as it stands, he's just a part time helper as far as operations go. JD is the boss.
This is his time to shine.