I am going to try and be objective here and adopt a wait and see for tahs. It has been a shambles in recent years but maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel and way forward.
We have hooper and hanigan back from Japan, appointment of Coleman, and other developments to look forward to. Key one is remind me when the tahs will have sfs rebuilt and ready for them as their home ground. Not having a home ground during this tumultuous period has certainly added to the pain and disconnect with fans…
I don't think they had a strategy, there may have been a line in a PowerPoint slide about "improved engagement" but ......................... nothing really, just platitudesYour suggesting they have a strategy - how is that western Sydney strategy also going I wonder
No, I was implying that a lot of sportspeople, celebrities and sundry famous people get into these situations in Sydney. Quite a few seemingly get off pretty lightly. And they shouldn't.Sorry to hear. I think Cyclo was saying ‘who hasnt already crossed Whetton off the list’.
I think the western Sydney issue is in the too hard basket for nswru and tahs so hence they do nothing about it. That is why for me something like the investment in the western Sydney Grr side made sense to me as have a team, organisation and investment focussed 100% on western Sydney and hence such a missed opportunity.I don't think they had a strategy, there may have been a line in a PowerPoint slide about "improved engagement" but ......................... nothing really, just platitudes
In retrospect they had the perfect opportunity to drive Western Sydney by moving all the games to Parra Stadium while Sydney was built, instead no one knows where they are playing next
Wow. Another thread complaining about the management of an organisation. Can we maybe seperate the threads from team news/ discussions and historical unhappiness with an organisation? FFS this is the Waratahs 2022 page. New head coach, new GM of rugby, new assistant coach all with club rugby ties.
It depends on whether the plan is to try to consolidate the current market or to develop a new market
all with club rugby ties.
I got the feeling that the consolidation piece was attempted a few years ago when they signed an agreement to play everything with the SCG Trust.
Results on the field are always going to trump whatever happens off the field. And it's a shame that the best stadium in Sydney is in one of the least desirable locations for "rugby people".
Regarding the Whetton thing: he's still listed in the squad (https://nsw.rugby/teams/nsw-waratahs) so I'm not even sure they're updating their pages correctly. Certainly the player information is scant, and I question if they're using the off season effectively to "Reset" for 2022.
These rosters should be constantly updated, photos added, and profiles fleshed out. Keep the fans interested.
The crazy thing is, I live about 12km from the SFS
It is quicker & easier now for me to get in and out from Parra despite it being 25km away (parking, the walk etc)
Whetton is on a 2 year deal so yes he would still be listed in the squad.
Tahs can't afford to pay out contracts to offload people.