troyk

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  1. Team NZ has ZERO chance because serial failure Grant Dalton is still boss.
  2. Why only 6 teams? So dumb. And one is just a Oracle puppet team. Sad. Stupid.
  3. Campbell live show is posted on the TV3 website. Will look out for it.
  4. Ideally if you could define the two roles within the team successfully with two people you might have a successful strategy. I just don't think this is possible given grumpys ego and team politics, which seems to be the bane of this team over the past decade. Grumpy's autocratic management style seems to be the crippling factor in their AC34 loss - belligerent about being on the boat is a key indicator GD's management style is not necessarily a problem IF they had won. But when they lost AGAIN, he should have voluntarily gone down with the ship. But it's that same belligerent attitude which compels him to stay on, in which case he should have been forced to walk the plank by the board.
  5. Yep the main problem with Team NZ is that it's a closed shop. Very little fresh blood and new ideas. IMO after a decade of losing an entire clean out starting from the top is needed.
  6. There's a problem with your logic. BB is a sailor. The only time he headed up a challenge, he lost. Granted, he hasn't lost as many times as GD, but then he hasn't been hired as many times either. BB is only a Sailor? What additional skills does Dalts have that has contributed to his ZERO America's Cup wins?
  7. Had there been one more win for ETNZ in AC34, I suggest even you would have thought GD's $2 million salary was a cheap deal. You might not have even bulked at a big fat winners bonus as well! Correct, and I would demand his salary be doubled to $4 million. But unfortunately Dalts has been in the game for over a decade now and his America's Cup wins total up to ZERO. Zero wins just like all the other challenging team CEO's, it would appear. (Unless EB is back - but then TNZ is not for sale this time around.) So what exactly is your point? You'd be right in thinking GD has come closer than anyone else too. Nobody said winning the AC was easy. What is my point? Sack proven losers (e.g. Dalts), and hire proven winners in their place (e.g. BB). I don't blame Dalts for staying to be honest. If some board of directors wants to keep him on gravy train so Team NZ keeps the losing formula then good for him I guess.
  8. Had there been one more win for ETNZ in AC34, I suggest even you would have thought GD's $2 million salary was a cheap deal. You might not have even bulked at a big fat winners bonus as well! Correct, and I would demand his salary be doubled to $4 million. But unfortunately Dalts has been in the game for over a decade now and his America's Cup wins total up to ZERO.
  9. Very sound and impeccable reasoning Barny. What's more, Dalts has a proven track record of zero America's Cup wins. Team NZ would be utterly nuts to replace him with Butterworth who's racked up 4 America's Cup wins. Come on Team NZ, stick with Dalts, keep that losing streak going. You are dreaming if you think that Butterworth's achievements can compare in the smallest way to Daltons .. You got a point there. Dalts may be the most successful loser in professional sport. Not sure Butterworth would have any hope of topping that. The fact that Butterworth was a member of a winning team does not qualify him to be a team leader when fund raising is an essential part of the job .. with your kind of logic the person who cleaned the toilets for Oracle would make a better CEO for ETNZ because Oracle won with multi hulls . According to your logic. Losing qualifies you to be team leader and the essential part of the job is not winning but fund raising so you can take a percentage to fund a lavish lifestyle. I hear Dalts recently purchased a $100K Ducati. Awesome!
  10. Very sound and impeccable reasoning Barny. What's more, Dalts has a proven track record of zero America's Cup wins. Team NZ would be utterly nuts to replace him with Butterworth who's racked up 4 America's Cup wins. Come on Team NZ, stick with Dalts, keep that losing streak going. You are dreaming if you think that Butterworth's achievements can compare in the smallest way to Daltons .. You got a point there. Dalts may be the most successful loser in professional sport. Not sure Butterworth would have any hope of topping that.
  11. Butterworth is a prize A-hole winner. Dalts is a prize A-hole loser. I prefer the prize A-hole winner over the prize A-hole loser.
  12. Very sound and impeccable reasoning Barny. What's more, Dalts has a proven track record of zero America's Cup wins. Team NZ would be utterly nuts to replace him with Butterworth who's racked up 4 America's Cup wins. Come on Team NZ, stick with Dalts, keep that losing streak going.
  13. Why would Team NZ hire a winner like Butterworth when they can keep a loser like Dalton? Derp!
  14. Do you think Coutts or Elison might pull some cash out of their bloated wallets and give Team NZ a Cash Loan to keep them afloat like Ernesto did back in 2004? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/catherine-masters/news/article.cfm?a_id=49&objectid=3581493 Saturday Jul 31, 2004 Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli has dipped into his own pocket to make sure New Zealand gets to the America's Cup. ...
  15. Bad luck Dalts but the Government wont give Team New Zealand an immediate cash injection - they want to see the sponsors front up first... p.s. it's Election year in NZ.