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04-07-2017, 11:41 AM
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Edmonton Eskimos Thread | preseason | Don Matthews has passed away

http://www.tsn.ca/eskimos-fire-gener...ervey-1.718178

other thread nearly at 1000 and as this news gets out we will need a new thread shortly

WTF is my response. this is like Roy on Colorado--this kind of change now?

Something went wrong somewhere

http://www.tsn.ca/sunderland-to-be-n...os-gm-1.731371

Brock Sunderland to be named GM

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my last post from the other thread.

I went over to riderfans.
there is a guy the Rider_Stronson that seems to be a legit insider, with the info he often has.
he said
"Multiple sources: Hervey's impossible to get along with in a long term situation. I think Len Rhoades had enough to be honest. "
Believe me, there's a ton to this. But I think the Esks will minimize it to "irreconcilable personal professional differences."


If this was a long time coming, makes me wonder why they didn't fight to keep Jones and let Hervey go.
must be some serious back stabbing and clashing of egos in the management team.

just bizarre

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haven't tried linking a tweet but...

Arash Madani‏Verified account @ArashMadani 23m23 minutes ago

As per CFL sources: Eskimos have quietly been identifying potential GM candidates as far back as January. Wheels long in motion to axe Hervey.


From Lawless;
Ed Hervey @EdmontonEsks was in last yr of contract. Board wanted more control, accountability. Hervey had success but worked on island #cfl

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my last post from the other thread.

I went over to riderfans.
there is a guy the Rider_Stronson that seems to be a legit insider, with the info he often has.
he said
"Multiple sources: Hervey's impossible to get along with in a long term situation. I think Len Rhoades had enough to be honest. "
Believe me, there's a ton to this. But I think the Esks will minimize it to "irreconcilable personal professional differences."


If this was a long time coming, makes me wonder why they didn't fight to keep Jones and let Hervey go.
must be some serious back stabbing and clashing of egos in the management team.

just bizarre
I didnt realize all this nonsense was going on but when they released Jones I was pissed and thought that Hervey should have been the one to go.

Not a fan of Len Rhodes either. This organization is becoming a total embarrassment.

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haven't tried linking a tweet but...

Arash Madani‏Verified account @ArashMadani 23m23 minutes ago

As per CFL sources: Eskimos have quietly been identifying potential GM candidates as far back as January. Wheels long in motion to axe Hervey.


From Lawless;
Ed Hervey @EdmontonEsks was in last yr of contract. Board wanted more control, accountability. Hervey had success but worked on island #cfl
The board, the ******** who know nothing about football are all fat cat business execs and all loved the likes of Maciocoa, Tillman and Lelacheur.

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I didnt realize all this nonsense was going on but when they released Jones I was pissed and thought that Hervey should have been the one to go.

Not a fan of Len Rhodes either. This organization is becoming a total embarrassment.
They're just supplanting the Oilers.

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They're just supplanting the Oilers.
Lets hope not. Fortunately they have a long ways to go before they match the Oiler level of incompetence.

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Press conference has started: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/edmonton-1260

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Lets hope not. Fortunately they have a long ways to go before they match the Oiler level of incompetence.
Well they're not far behind. 10+ years of not even coming close to being competitive in a 9 team league.... Thank God for that one Grey Cup win.

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Baffling...I don't like Len Rhodes

he's part of the problem

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They fired him because of media/fan access. Jesus.

**** Rhodes.

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Well they're not far behind. 10+ years of not even coming close to being competitive in a 9 team league.... Thank God for that one Grey Cup win.
Not even close to a valid comparison yet IMO.
The Oilers were an embarrassment at every level for 10 years.

The timing of this firing is extremely suspect though. Training camp is only about a month away.

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They fired him because of media/fan access. Jesus.

**** Rhodes. What a joke.
I missed that part of the Presser....Rhodes actually used that as the reason for firing Hervey? 1 month away from Training Camp and thats the reason?

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President sounds like an idiot
Lots of contradicting comments

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I missed that part of the Presser....Rhodes actually used that as the reason for firing Hervey?
Yes, although he stated that product on the field was #1 priority, the team has to grow. Also they couldn't come to an agreement in regards to a contract.

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Baffling...I don't like Len Rhodes

he's the problem
I adjusted it for you, this is what I always seem to circle back to.

I understand that fan/media access is important, but that's a smoke screen for whatever real reason Rhodes has.

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Attendance/interest is down because these guys are charging $42 for nose bleeds. That's not the GM's fault. Get a better marketing department.

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They fired him because of media/fan access. Jesus.

**** Rhodes.
That is interesting. However. CFL is on the decline and access is part of marketing.

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Yes, although he stated that product on the field was #1 priority, the team has to grow. Also they couldn't come to an agreement in regards to a contract.
Contract I can understand but why was there contract discussion 1 month before training camp? As for the "product on the field has to grow"...I have no idea what that even means.

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This move was all about marketing and sales and off field stuff

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This would've been nice news in any other hockey season than this one. At least it would've deflected from our ****** hockey club.

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I adjusted it for you, this is what I always seem to circle back to.

I understand that fan/media access is important, but that's a smoke screen for whatever real reason Rhodes has.
This is becoming more obvious with every passing minute he talks.

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So what "Yes man" are they planning to bring in, because it seems the Board is in the market for one of those.

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You could also look at it from the perspective that allowing access to the room and marketing your players better was the sticking point in negotiations for Ed?

Basically, Ed would not budge on that and other things like the mic on the coach, etc.

Doesn't seem like something that he couldn't work around...

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Eskimos are community owned and there looks like the was conflict with the eskimos philosophy and harveys philosophy

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