Communication Breakdown

This morning we wrote a piece on Danny Vukovic’s move to Japan in the hope that he can force his way into the Socceroos squad for the World Cup. (Vukovic’s Move Causes More Grief For Glory) In that piece we criticised the Perth Glory’s handling of this announcement.

Interestingly the club has still not sent out a Press release confirming the move and how it will work for the player and the club. They instead opted to take to Twitter to respond to our comment that it was reported that Vukovic may have the option to remain with the Japanese club at the end of his five month term.

The club have not confirmed or denied this to be the case although fans and media are expected to read the club’s website where there is no mention either way or as advised on Twitter to listen to the podcast of the CEO talking last night on the radio show “Let’s Talk Football.”

Is this really the way a professional sporting club handles media issues? Just last wednesday they faced a question about communication with their members at their members forum, is this how members are meant to find out about things at the club they invest in? Having to head to the internet or listen to podcasts? Surely the club should be the one driving this communication.

These are very sad days for Perth Glory Football Club, what it stood for, and for those fans who have stuck by the club. It is in a word embarrassing.

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4 thoughts on “Communication Breakdown

  • March 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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    I have just received a phone call from the club advising that a press release was sent out yesterday. I did not receive it, but did receive advice today about training, so somewhere along the line the email system of communication has broken down. The phone call was appreciated.

  • March 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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    I gather that but most clubs would clarify these details in an official announcement. Absolutely right if an acceptable offer was tabled and the player wanted to stay, a contract means nothing.

  • March 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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    He said there is no buy out option, but you and I know if Danny does good and they make an offer he will go. At least this time it looks like they may get money for a transfer if it happens. Its all about money for them now, trying to save it. Nice of them though to give my show a plug. LOL

  • March 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm
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    This does not surprise me at all. The club has no direction and their public relations have been a disaster for years. Fancy going on Twitter and responding that shows a lack of maturity.

    If they have a problem pick up the phone and meet you, but if you are going to do that make sure that you actually change the way you do things so you are doing things properly.

    I have nothing but contempt for the club

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