Still reeling from the biggest loss in the club’s history on Saturday night, it was a sorrowful Jarrod Wallace that fronted the media this morning. Wallace was questioned on Darryl Kelly’s comments about his emotionally charged rant post-game, in which he stated that he was considering whether he still wished to pursue ownership of the club after last weekend’s Broncos drubbing. Wallace spoke of his hope that Kelly would continue to back the glitter strip club.
It wouldn’t be the first time Kelly has poured money into the Titans. In 2013, he stepped into save the club from financial ruin. Thankfully for Wallace and his fellow Gold Coast comrades, Kelly today calmed speculation over his comments. He stated that they were made in the heat of the moment and that he still aimed to pursue the Titans in what will likely be his last business endeavor.
Gold Coast edging toward the market
The comments today reaffirm Kelly’s interest in ownership of the Titans despite the NRL have not confirmed they are in a position to accept offers. When the Gold Coast finally hit the market, Kelly will be the front-runner to buy the embattled club – and Titans fans will be supporting him all the way.
Greg Florimo and the North Sydney Bears are the only other entity to declare interest in purchasing the club however they were significantly priced out of contention earlier this year.
Those relieving words from Kelly only took some pressure off the Titans with speculation arising over coach Neil Henry. Wallace rubbished claims that Henry had lost the dressing room and insisted the under-pressure coach still has the backing of all the players.
Wallace has been a warrior all year for the Titans, averaging just over 140 meters a game across 19 appearances in his first year at the club. In a year of struggles and hardship, Wallace has been a shining light. And the Titans will need him more than ever when they take on the Dragons on Saturday. Given the barrage of criticism they’ve been subject to, the Gold Coast side still have plenty to play for. Their chances won’t be helped, however, by the knee injury picked up by half-back Ash Taylor against Brisbane.
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