Gold Coast Titans Chief Executive Graham Annesley says the club’s comeback has been exciting but has not been without its fair share of speedbumps.
The Titans were a mess when Annesley agreed to join the franchise but after a strong 2016 showing, the club is ready for a legitimate crack at a top four place in 2017.
“We’ve bounced backed remarkably,” Annesley told EON Sports Radio.
“We virtually closed the doors one day on one organisation and re-opened with another the next day.
“To be in the position we are now, to have long-term security, to have the backing of the NRL – it’s very encouraging.”
Annesley added that the signing of Jarryd Hayne had helped propel the Gold Coast to another level on and off the field.
“The money that we paid Jarryd to play with us for the last few games of 2016 we’ve already recovered,” he said.
“Jarryd kicked the field goal that qualified us for the finals for the first time in six years and the prize money that comes with that.”