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The Lurker Politis to step down from Roosters top job

Discussion in 'Rumours' started by Vlasnik, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Vlasnik

    Vlasnik Immortal

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    I’m hearing that Nick Politis is poised to step down as Roosters chairman after completing one last masterpiece - the signing of Storm superstar Cooper Cronk.

    One of the richest men in Australia, Politis has been associated with the Roosters since the mid-1970s, when his company, City Ford, became the first corporation to sponsor a team.

    Now in his mid-70s, Politis has been boss of the Roosters since 1993 and now spends much of his time in his family homeland of Greece.

    The multi-millionaire played a huge role in luring Sonny Bill Williams to the Roosters in 2013 - a major factor in the club winning the premiership.

    He has poured countless dollars into the club over the years but those close to him tell me he is now ready to step aside and enjoy a less hectic lifestyle.

    Cronk completed his medical with the Roosters last week and his signing is expected days after the Kangaroos start their World Cup campaign against England tonight.

    Hope it's true!!! Nick can take his sombrero with him.
     
  2. Dogzof95

    Dogzof95 Kennel Enthusiast

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    How much more money does that free up??? Smith and Slater on the radar!!!
     
  3. Alan79

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    The skeptic within me is wondering if his potential resignation is going to coincide with a serious salary cap investigation. It already happened once with Andrew Gee walking away from the Broncos to avoid having to answer questions. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Politis was warned ahead of time that he's going to face some legal issues for fraudulent practices so he's arranged to do a runner to avoid that. At his age I could be wrong and he's just ready to have more free time, but nothing would surprise me.

    I really hope that he withdraws his financial support of the club if or when he leaves though. If you consider the fact that the club has probably always underachieved considering they always have a roster packed full of current rep players, imagine how poorly they will go if they step back to a level playing field.
     
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  4. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    If it's not that Alan, maybe something else *taps nose*.

    Then again Lurker is rarely right.
     
  5. Shanked

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    would be nice to be paid to be wrong all the time
     
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  6. Como Dog

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    Probably a distraction to deflect attention from their current roster and how it fits in with the salary cap. Also even if he does step down, as long as he continues to financially support the club, he would probably still have a major say in the key decisions.
     
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  7. heckler

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    Doesn't mean shit if he steps down. As long he is alive (May he live ling and healthy) he will always play a role as the ATM
     
  8. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    He will always have a (very loud) say in what goes on at the chooks. The only difference is whether or not he gets paid as an active Chairman. As long as he's sponsoring them via City Ford or whatever other company he owns, he will call the shots.
     
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  9. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    He's 76 now. Perhaps he wants to slow down (or has health concerns).

    Money might be able to fix a premiership, but it can't fix a stage 4 aggressive brain tumor that's spread to the lymphatic system.

    Watch the media report this lol.
     
  10. Kelpie03

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    Politis is to clever to ever get caught of any shady stuff, his biggest legacy for the rotters is getting Ch9 on board that will give them a leg up for along time to come.
     
  11. Lov_Dog

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    Translation: "Unlimited TPA's"

    ~c.
     
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    Looks like the roosters will have to send him out with another premiership.
     
  13. liljohny

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    Its the reason why John Lee (CEO for 18 months up to March this year) parted ways with the club earlier this year. He disagreed with Politis about operating outside of the cap. This is from the horses mouth himself.....
     
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  14. Vlasnik

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    Brother your preaching the NRL worst kept secret :)
     
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    Well done nick you have done a great job with your sombrero.
     
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    Shame he wasn't a bulldogs fan :p as much as I hate the roosters, you have to have respect for the guy. He has done his own thing for 25 years and never even had an allegation against him of anything. Ran a tight ship and must have kept everyone happy as its always the insiders that burst the bubble.

    Maybe he is even getting out (like what gee did) so any allegations down the line wont stick (like a 5th amendment type of thing) :p

    Anyways good luck to him. He was always a backer/supporter of our club (even though he gang raped up post 2004 with the recruitment of half our team), but I guess he did that out of respect knowing that our team and culture was strong and he wanted to instil that at the roosters.
     
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  17. Hacky McAxe

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    There's only one reason Politis would step down from the Roosters. That's if the NRL told him they can no longer take payments to look the other way.

    Expect to hear "Nick Politis steps down from Roosters" followed by "Roosters invested for multiple salary cap breaches"
     
  18. G.M

    G.M Est. 1979

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    Greece's new Treasurer? Its not like they have any money left to play with.
     

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