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    Wanderers Season Launch At Riverside Theatre


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      The Parramatta Riverside Theatre was the location for the Western Sydney Wanderers Season 2012/13 Launch Function.
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    At Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre, the Western Sydney Wanderers 2012/2013 season was officially launched last night at an exclusive VIP-only function attended by politicians, sponsors, stakeholders, media, players and staff associated with the club. WestSydneyFootball.com’s correspondents were there to take it all in.

     

    Various people gave speeches, including Frank Lowy, Lyall Gorman, State Sports Minister Graham Annersley and the head of the NRMA on an evening hosted by Ian “Dicko†Dickson.

     

    Of the many things talked about on the night, one highlight included the official naming of the inaugural Wanderers’ board, which will consist of Lyall Gorman, Benjamin Chow, Warren Mundine, Paul Lederer and Elliott Rusanow. The hundreds of people and the players mingled and had a good evening.

     

    Benjamin Chow – a leader of the Australian Chinese community with extensive business, community and political links

     

    Warren Mundine – a high-profile advocate of Indigenous employment with a long career in corporate, community and political affairs

     

    Paul Lederer – a prominent businessman with major manufacturing interests in western Sydney

     

    Elliott Rusanow – a senior corporate finance executive

     

    Finally the season is here.

     

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    There was one other board member named.

    Three were on stage, Paul lederer was absent.

    Can't remember who the other guy was though.

     

    Was great to be in a room full of football folk.

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    Hmmm, not one business woman in a population of 2 million, worthy of a board appointment.

     

    NGE!!! :nono:

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    Correct me if im wrong, but what the **** has "Dicko" got to do with football? He claims all this bullshit in our members brochure but despite all his t.v time ive never seen him involved with the game in the past? If theres one person who grew up in west sydney that should be using his stature to help promote the wanderers its Bozza

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    Haha. Gotta love Dicko. He gave energy to what would have otherwise been a pretty boring night.

     

    Got a photo with Uncle Frank :)

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    Nothing against dicko, i know about his family history in england, but i think to a casual fan thinking about following the wanderers they could have used someone more marketable

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    Dicko is a pom, has some team he calls his own in the EPL (Birmingham or something) - thus he is linked to WSW.... :unknw:

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    I might just do that Jowel...

     

    LOL then make sure you are at the Woolpack in the thick of it :)

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    I will be, you know what? Id even shout dicko to do a few shots with me, cause im a nice guy sometimes lol

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    If my memory serves me correctly, wasn't Dicko a Melbourne Victory fan, i remember seeing him in a victory top on foxsports.

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    Ive offered to shout a few beers to some forum members i speak to more regularly, so your more then welcome to ask me 2morow mate if u dont feel like paying for grog lol With the amount of fans expected to show up at the woolie 2morow i wonder if there will be any alcohol left come 6:30pm

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    He came and talked to us yesterday, said he had some mates that were part of the bwb, that he used to tagalong with but that WSW was his team :good: Also said he may make some appearances in the North Terrace and some away trips!

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    If my memory serves me correctly, wasn't Dicko a Melbourne Victory fan, i remember seeing him in a victory top on foxsports.

     

     

     

    That would be.....awkward!

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    OK, I've just updated the list of board members in my first post :)

     

    They are: Lyall Gorman, Benjamin Chow, Warren Mundine, Paul Lederer and Elliott Rusanow

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    He came and talked to us yesterday, said he had some mates that were part of the bwb, that he used to tagalong with but that WSW was his team :good: Also said he may make some appearances in the North Terrace and some away trips!

     

     

    Well good on him then lol Didnt he have an alcohol problem in the past? Id be the one trying to shout him Jack Daniels!

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    OK, I've just updated the list of board members in my first post :)

     

    They are: Lyall Gorman, Benjamin Chow, Warren Mundine, Paul Lederer and Elliott Rusanow

    i have heard of one of them

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    Lederer is the owner of Primo Smallgoods and was approached by Lowy at the start of this year to fund the new club (this was before the club was announced in April), however Lederer pulled out due to concern over the financial model the FFA was proposing.

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    Amazing what exclusive events Speccy can get himself into if wearing a suit and tie :ninja:

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    Lederer is the owner of Primo Smallgoods and was approached by Lowy at the start of this year to fund the new club (this was before the club was announced in April), however Lederer pulled out due to concern over the financial model the FFA was proposing.

    thanks i dont really know who that many people are :P its nice to see there are a few people out there who have faith in the club(apart from us)

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    Glad to see the event wasn't gatecrashed in any possible way at all.... :ninja:

    Amazing what exclusive events Speccy can get himself into if wearing a suit and tie :ninja:

     

    He was even prepared to be Abba's biatch, just to get inside the VIP launch function. :rofl:

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    Dicko is a pom, has some team he calls his own in the EPL (Birmingham or something) - thus he is linked to WSW.... :unknw:

     

    Yes he is a Birmingham fan....and when he mentioned that over at the park, I couldn't resist calling out being a Villan myself....But I had a chat with him afterwards and I have to say he genuinely sounded like he is throwing his support being the club, and that this is his team now. Happy to have him aboard!

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    Nothing against dicko, i know about his family history in england, but i think to a casual fan thinking about following the wanderers they could have used someone more marketable

     

    Dicko's ok, he'll have a chance to prove his committment and worth over the course of the season.

     

    Bozza is employed by Fox Sports and when hes not working, he's at Star Casino. :pardon:

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    From http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/wswanderersfc/news-display/Wanderers-Launch-Season-in-True-Community-Style/49594

     

    The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC also announced a five-member independent Board of Directors to guide the club in its inaugural season in the Hyundai A-League. Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman will be joined by four prominent people drawn with a diverse range of business skills. The four new directors are;

     

    Benjamin Chow – a leader of the Australian Chinese community with extensive business, community and political links

     

    Warren Mundine – a high-profile advocate of Indigenous employment with a long career in corporate, community and political affairs

     

    Paul Lederer – a prominent businessman with major manufacturing interests in western Sydney

     

    Elliott Rusanow – a senior corporate finance executive

     

    Mr Gorman said the establishment of the independent Board was another significant step for the Wanderers.

     

    “When FFA made the decision to retain ownership of the Wanderers during the start up phase, the establishment of an independent Board became a top priority,†said Gorman.

     

    “We have carefully assembled a group of Directors with vast experience in business, finance, community and political affairs. I’m humbled to have such high-calibre people make themselves available to serve in these honorary positions for the good of football, western Sydney and the Wanderers.â€

     

    The constitution of the Western Sydney Wanderers FC also allows for two member-elected directors to join the Board.

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    Dicko has supported Victory, Sydney FC and now Wanderers in a near past lol.

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    Dicko has supported Victory, Sydney FC and now Wanderers in a near past lol.

     

    '..he works hard for the money, so hard for the money...'

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    Fans who attend majority of the fan forums should of had the opportunity to attend that special event last night...

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