Friday, 10 June 2011

The Lunatics have taken over the Asylum (again)

So, following an emergency board meeting John Steele has, after all, been forced out of the RFU over his handling of Woodward-gate.

The blazers have flexed their flabby muscles and the power of the executive has been entirely emasculated. Who in their right mind would take on the CEO role now?

Sponsors Investec have already bailed out.

And all this 3 months before a World Cup.

Will Carling called it right in 1995 with his "57 old farts" comment.

Plus ça change (plus c'est la même chose).

3 comments:

tinlegs said...

Sorry Total Flanker but I have to disagree with you...the lunatics never left in the first place.

Gareth said...

Steele, Andrews, Ashton, Robinson, Woodward. The list of names who have been impacted over the last few years is telling. You don't have to like or agree with them to see a bad trend line.

If I were reviewing this as a business my first port of call would be to find a new chairman and re-org the board of directors. Then I would start on the exec team.

Without change at the mgt board level this merry-go-round will continue with the rest of the rugby world pointing & laughing.

tinlegs said...

Gareth, you're absolutely right, if we ran our businesses like the board run the RFU we would all have been taken outside and shot. Let's start again at the top and get people in who recognise that rugby has changed...

...and let's do it quickly...