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Re: New CEO
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2022, 02:50:50 PM »
No one will care about his investment more than he will. No matter what their job title or salary.

Doesn't guarantee success of course but should help eradicate the sloppy, carelessness that has been consistent through Ken and Li tenure here.

To be honest, I doubt it will make much difference, it's not as if they're coming in with a fresh look, they were both involved with the appointment of VI.
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2022, 02:51:06 PM »
Sounds familiar......

Yup, definite similarities between us and Reading.

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2022, 02:51:50 PM »
To be honest, I doubt it will make much difference, it's not as if they're coming in with a fresh look, they were both involved with the appointment of VI.

Time will tell. Nothing changes when nothing changes.

What we had was not working, it was a disaster and i'm not talking only about VI.

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2022, 02:52:00 PM »
I suspect his guy will be preparing the club for sale.
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2022, 02:55:22 PM »
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Also (and arguably just as significant) Ron Gourlay has been appointed Albion CEO & Guochuan Lai has assumed the role of chairman.
Xu Ke ('Ken') remains on board but effectively pushed aside. Hard to draw any conclusion other than he carries the can for Ismael appointment. #WBA"

So Ken is still there but with little say by sounds of it. Managed out.

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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2022, 02:56:55 PM »
"Steve Madeley
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Also (and arguably just as significant) Ron Gourlay has been appointed Albion CEO & Guochuan Lai has assumed the role of chairman.
Xu Ke ('Ken') remains on board but effectively pushed aside. Hard to draw any conclusion other than he carries the can for Ismael appointment. #WBA"

So Ken is still there but with little say by sounds of it. Managed out.

The old sideways shuffle.
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2022, 02:59:48 PM »
The old sideways shuffle.

Been a while since i had one of them Dan

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Re: New CEO
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2022, 03:14:11 PM »
Li Piyue gone completely.

"Joseph Masi
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Understand Xu Ke has been moved aside but remains at the club as a non-executive director. Li Piyue, who was chairman but has been replaced in that role by Lai, has left completely. Looks like those two men are carrying the can for Ismael and his four year deal... #wba"

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« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2022, 03:17:42 PM »
So we appoint a guy who was here last year advising the club on footballing matters. Eg- appointing the manager and summer recruitment of players … that didn’t turn out well so what do we do … promote him. He should had gone along with Val … the club is rudderless
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2022, 03:35:01 PM »
Reading fans hate this guy

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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2022, 03:39:06 PM »
From his Reading days he seems universally hated - reportedly didn't communicate , upset most of his staff and mad a mess of the club - you can see why Lai thinks he'll fit in on the Albion board!!  :P

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Re: New CEO
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2022, 03:39:31 PM »
Will give Gourlay a chance, but disappointed there's nobody for this incredibly important post with more of an Albion pedigree. He sounds a bit like the equivalent of a journeyman CEO.  The most stable clubs tend to have football directors who have lived and breathed for the club over many years. 
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2022, 03:45:11 PM »
Will give Gourlay a chance, but disappointed there's nobody for this incredibly important post with more of an Albion pedigree. He sounds a bit like the equivalent of a journeyman CEO.  The most stable clubs tend to have football directors who have lived and breathed for the club over many years.

It wwould be a good thing to have someone with Baggie heritage on the board, it will be interesting to see who he appoints.

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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2022, 03:46:47 PM »
Blimey, someone in China has woke up and smelt the coffee........

Or the Baijiu!
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2022, 04:49:31 PM »
Now then, this makes sense, at last.

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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2022, 04:52:02 PM »
Or does it?

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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2022, 05:15:29 PM »
I suspect his guy will be preparing the club for sale.

Fingers crossed
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2022, 05:27:39 PM »
At last some positive news and we have a man with a wealth of experience, the Steve Bruce whisper is getting loader I think.
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2022, 05:33:18 PM »
Hope he's in it for the club and not for his own CV. Having players jumping from club to club is one thing, but this post is strategic because you are planning for the long term. He needs to have the long term interests of the club at heart.
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2022, 05:44:17 PM »
Joseph Masi Tweeted

Gourlay: I intend to appoint directors with a wealth of football and business experience, who will have the knowledge and commitment required to take the club forward. In my conversations with Guochuan Lai we agreed the club needs to make significant changes to succeed #wba

Great news if it proves to be
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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2022, 06:23:26 PM »
If he can appoint us a director of football and a manager to actually have some term of long term plan and stability then fantastic.

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« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2022, 06:30:02 PM »
Says he will listen and reconnect with fans … and then goes to appoint Steve Bruce … in less than a hour all what he said is rubbish
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Re: New CEO
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2022, 06:34:24 PM »
Can't wait to see the increase in director's wages in the accounts with his new appointees.

Every £1 million in directors wages would buy us a player on £20k a week.
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« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2022, 06:43:38 PM »
Says he will listen and reconnect with fans … and then goes to appoint Steve Bruce … in less than a hour all what he said is rubbish
A lot of fans are ok with Bruce.

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« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2022, 06:45:59 PM »
A lot of fans are ok with Bruce.

A lot of fans are not ok with it
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