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HenryVIII 21-03-2013 12:50

Greg Dyke new FA Chairman
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21877945

On that basis, I suggest Harry Rednapp as the next DG of the BBC.

Dan's Dad 21-03-2013 12:55

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Originally Posted by HenryVIII (Post 64905927)

Is that Mr Bernstein anything to do with the founders of Granada TV ....

if so, I can see a pattern emerging!

hendero 21-03-2013 13:02

I always suspected the FA were clueless. No sensible candidates with a career in football?

tedjrr 21-03-2013 13:11

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Originally Posted by hendero (Post 64906133)
I always suspected the FA were clueless. No sensible candidates with a career in football?

What on earth has football got to do with it?

mossy2103 21-03-2013 13:14

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Originally Posted by tedjrr (Post 64906256)
What on earth has football got to do with it?

Surprisingly, quite a bit: actually:

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"Dyke has had a long background in football. He was a director of Manchester United in the late nineties and since 2006 he has been non-executive chairman of Brentford Football Club, the team he supported as a boy. He will relinquish this role at the end of the season to take up his new post at the FA."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...of-the-FA.html


Now if Harry Redknapp has a background rooted in broadcasting, the first post in this thread might have a point to it.

exlordlucan 21-03-2013 13:21

What's this got to do with broadcasting?

ftv 21-03-2013 13:37

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Originally Posted by exlordlucan (Post 64906419)
What's this got to do with broadcasting?

After Brian Barwick, the ex-Head of ITV Sport, moved to the FA as supremo the TV rights passed from the BBC to ITV.
Watch this space.

mossy2103 21-03-2013 13:40

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Originally Posted by exlordlucan (Post 64906419)
What's this got to do with broadcasting?

Somewhere between "not much" and "nothing"

GeorgeS 21-03-2013 13:41

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Originally Posted by ftv (Post 64906688)
Watch this space.

Ok i'm watching...........:eek: When can I stop?


I suspect any deal will be done based on money, not favourism.

GeorgeS 21-03-2013 13:41

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Originally Posted by mossy2103 (Post 64906721)
Somewhere between "not much" and "nothing"

ex broadcaster becomes head of organisation with coveted broadcasting rights perhaps?

Bill Clinton 21-03-2013 13:43

Because Greg Dyke was once DG of the BBC itself so there is a connection with broadcasting, weird but not totally surprising that he gets the post as chairman at the FA, but I guess it shows top managerial skills with the history at the BBC. Life is strange like that.

On The Apprentice, Kate Walsh became a TV presenter and Nick Hewer Alan Sugar's advisor with no background in broadcasting before The Apprentice, got a job presenting Countdown.

hendero 21-03-2013 13:44

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Originally Posted by mossy2103 (Post 64906301)
Surprisingly, quite a bit: actually:



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...of-the-FA.html


Now if Harry Redknapp has a background rooted in broadcasting, the first post in this thread might have a point to it.

He was a non-exec at Man Utd for two years. He is apparently a lifelong fan, which is just what English football needs, someone senior to give Fergie and his players even more licence to flout the rules.

As you note, he has been non-exec at Brentford since 2006. He's never had an actual job in football, so I'd hardly describe that as a background rooted in the sport.

mossy2103 21-03-2013 13:48

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Originally Posted by GeorgeS (Post 64906744)
ex broadcaster becomes head of organisation with coveted broadcasting rights perhaps?

Maybe, but highly speculative at this stage

ftv 21-03-2013 13:49

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Originally Posted by Bill Clinton (Post 64906764)
Because Greg Dyke was once DG of the BBC itself so there is a connection with broadcasting, weird but not totally surprising that he gets the post as chairman at the FA, but I guess it shows top managerial skills with the history at the BBC. Life is strange like that.

On The Apprentice, Kate Walsh became a TV presenter and Nick Hewer Alan Sugar's advisor with no background in broadcasting before The Apprentice, got a job presenting Countdown.

I seem to remember when Richard and Judy were advertising for a reporter on their show, by then on satellite, out of hundreds of applicants the only one sufficiently experienced was......Chloe Madley who had never worked in TV.

On another thread it's been pointed out that the BBC1 series The Syndicate, written by Kay Mellor, seems to employ most members of her family in one role or another.

GeorgeS 21-03-2013 13:49

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Originally Posted by mossy2103 (Post 64906847)
Maybe, but highly speculative at this stage

true but the rights are up quite soon so that will be one of his tasks as it is their main source of income

hendero 21-03-2013 13:53

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Originally Posted by ftv (Post 64906688)
After Brian Barwick, the ex-Head of ITV Sport, moved to the FA as supremo the TV rights passed from the BBC to ITV.
Watch this space.

And we all recall fondly what a triumph Barwick was in the role. However, given Dyke's departure from the BBC I'm not sure his appointment gives them much more chance of getting the rights to England matches. Sports programming is becoming increasingly valuable to advertisers due to reduced fast forwarding through the ads, so I'd be surprised if the BBC outbid their commercial rivals.

mrblank 21-03-2013 14:34

no one could say this move sexes up the FA lol

Judio 21-03-2013 15:28

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Originally Posted by HenryVIII (Post 64905927)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21877945

On that basis, I suggest Harry Rednapp as the next DG of the BBC.

Greg Dyke has been involved in the game

He has just had to finish a stint as Chairman at Brentford to take up this new role

http://www.brentfordfc.co.uk/news/ar...13-727180.aspx

Greg has a long background in football.
He was a director of Manchester United in the late 1990s and was appointed non-executive Chairman of Brentford in 2006.

Tassium 21-03-2013 15:41

Nothing much "qualifies" a person to be the boss of any organisation.

You could point to a hundred things in their background, but the only way to access a persons suitability for a top job is by letting them have a go.

On that basis I wonder why any of these ex broadcasting executives ever get employed again in the same (or similar) capacity. I mean, who keeps giving Jay Hunt a job?

Greg Dyke excepted, he did pretty well at the BBC.

ftv 21-03-2013 16:13

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Originally Posted by Tassium (Post 64908574)
Nothing much "qualifies" a person to be the boss of any organisation.

You could point to a hundred things in their background, but the only way to access a persons suitability for a top job is by letting them have a go.

On that basis I wonder why any of these ex broadcasting executives ever get employed again in the same (or similar) capacity. I mean, who keeps giving Jay Hunt a job?

Greg Dyke excepted, he did pretty well at the BBC.

Greg offered his resignation from the BBC confident the governors would reject it. Unfortunately for him they didn't:eek:

HenryVIII 21-03-2013 16:15

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Originally Posted by Judio (Post 64908368)
Greg Dyke has been involved in the game

He has just had to finish a stint as Chairman at Brentford to take up this new role

http://www.brentfordfc.co.uk/news/ar...13-727180.aspx

Greg has a long background in football.
He was a director of Manchester United in the late 1990s and was appointed non-executive Chairman of Brentford in 2006.

Then that sounds like a reasonable justification. Thanks.

joshua_welby 21-03-2013 16:23

Greg Dyke new FA Chairman
 
I hope Greg Dyke introduces new technology to the game like Goal Line sensors or something to tell us and the referee if the ball passes the line for example or maybe not

hendero 21-03-2013 17:00

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Originally Posted by joshua_welby (Post 64909244)
I hope Greg Dyke introduces new technology to the game like Goal Line sensors or something to tell us and the referee if the ball passes the line for example or maybe not

Already in the works at FIFA and the Premier League. Not sure about the other leagues in English football, it's apparently very expensive to install and operate. Why they don't just rely on TV cameras, which settle the debate in 98% of instances, I really don't know, but that's for another forum.

degsyhufc 21-03-2013 17:29

One line they keep trotting out is that they want the same resources and technology to be available at every level of the game from Sunday League to the Premier League.


Pretty sure though in the past they have used video evidence to retrospectively ban or rescind a card so not sue how that argument works.

Object Z 21-03-2013 18:47

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Originally Posted by ftv (Post 64906688)
After Brian Barwick, the ex-Head of ITV Sport, moved to the FA as supremo the TV rights passed from the BBC to ITV.
Watch this space.

Of course Dyke also `worked at` LWT, so his loyalties may lie with ITV.

I expect money will be the key to where the rights end up.


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