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« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2021, 05:57:55 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2021, 07:40:02 PM »
What the devil is going on in here ?? All this digging and griping at each other, seems likes its turned into a Have a Pop at everybody and anybody forum, what must casual visitors to the forum think?  Can't we get back to the serious issues like glass glasses not plastic ones
Sorry Blue Moon but this is a far more serious issue than plastic glasses and that is what is wrong. We are again on the downward spiral and actions need to be done urgently. We now allegedly have a new commercial manager. I think he has been with the club more days than the several previous ones put together.
Just read back programme notes  over the reign of SC and they are full of BIG News, BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS, big new sponsorships etc etc. You name one sponsorship that SC has managed to bring to the club that has been successful.
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« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2021, 08:56:32 PM »
What the devil is going on in here ?? All this digging and griping at each other, seems likes its turned into a Have a Pop at everybody and anybody forum, what must casual visitors to the forum think?  Can't we get back to the serious issues like glass glasses not plastic ones

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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2021, 08:34:16 AM »
I should be going this evening so if anyone has anything specific (and sensible) then feel free to pm me and I will do my best.  As I have said previously, I hope all parties attend tonight being prepared to listen, with it being time limited we can't afford to get sidetracked or for it to turn into a moaning session with no real positive steps forward.

Whilst I appreciate some who have been watching for years / decades may not like and/or trust SC, the fact that he is prepared to front up at these sort of events puts him way ahead of Bobbins etc from previous regimes imo, so lets see what is said this evening.

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« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2021, 09:15:42 AM »
I can tell you now, tonightís forum will be a complete and utter waste of time.  Of course fans are going to moan, gripe or criticise, call it what you will, because they are dissatisfied with way the club is run.  Cleeve has said in the past itís his club and he likes to run it his way.  Do you honestly think he is going to take any notice of the fans now when hitherto he has ignored and alienated them in way only he could do. In any event, in my view itís too little too late.  The writing is on the wall, I fear itís when not if.
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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2021, 09:40:45 AM »
Maybe SC will turn up with a different attitude and genuinely will reach out to the fans for help.   

Have things gone that far that they canít be turned around ?  Iím
Not so sure.  I have advocated for a long time that the owner needs to bring in fresh investment  and people to share the load.

Hopefully this 1 hour meeting will be a step in the right direction.

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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2021, 10:02:59 AM »
Mallard, I wish I shared your optimism.  Investors in a sinking ship are very hard to come by especially when you consider Cleeveís colourful background. Of course, I might be totally wrong and everything will be hunkydory after tonight.  Iím already getting excited, we should have a fantastic crowd next Tuesday night for sure!!!!   

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« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2021, 10:05:47 AM »
As long as it isn't a "use it or lose it" session. Been there and heard that before.
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« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2021, 10:32:20 AM »
The success ( or failure) of the Club is in one personís hands.  If SC cones in with a different mindset then Iím sure fans and the like will respond accordingly.    Tonight shouldnít be about playing the blame game.   That will achieve nothing.    What we need to hear is plans on how the missing fans and new fans can be attracted back to The Walks.

Hopefully there will be some realistic plans and the usual Ďbig storyí event that never materialised.

Over to you SC.   Letís see those wheels set in motion.

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« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2021, 10:58:02 AM »
Mallard, I disagree.   You have to apportion blame so those who are to blame learn by their mistakes.  Those who are so arrogant that they think they are infallible are very dangerous people.  Recognising ones mistakes and making efforts to put things right is a trait to be desired.  Something lacking with a certain person in my opinion.

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« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2021, 11:06:44 AM »
Won't be there but think Chairman could start putting  things right by having Tuesday night Kids for Quid and reduce all other ticket set att £15 to include seating and terrace.We need to get atmosphere back at the walks. Saving petrol for Tuesday so can't make tonight.

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« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2021, 11:13:15 AM »
NW.  With a sole ownership MO it doesnít take any working out with who got things right or wrong.   Both sit with SC

Yes people can sit at a forum and hammer into SC, but does that really achieve anything ?

To me and IMHO itís about putting some structure in place to save the club.  SC is sitting on a 500k loan.  Under the present conditions I feel he could burn through that pdq. Then what ?

I really hope the meeting is constructive and that baby steps are taken to start righting things.


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« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2021, 11:38:46 AM »
You have to apportion blame .......................................

I'm quite sure that will happen anyway!
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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2021, 11:39:51 AM »
Mallard, baby steps are definitely not the answer. We need bloody great strides.  You and I both know the current situation is dire.  The business is insolvent with unmanageable debt.  Revenue is below expected and likely to fall even further during the winter months.  Going full time is a colossal drain on funds and coupled with ever increasing costs such as travelling, power etc., the financial future looks very bleak indeed.  My background is financial and Iíve seen this scenario played out many times and is somewhat prevalent with one man bands.  Their ego surpasses reality and they plough on regardless of what is going on around them, generally headlong into the abyss.  Instead of seeking help earlier when the business might have been salvageable, they donít. They listen to no one. This in my opinion is where we are now.  It might be that Cleeve has something up his sleeve but I would be amazed if he managed to find another investor.  He has already said he would not put anymore funds in.  In my view, he cannot make further extortionate demands on the fans.  Maybe he has some fantastic solution he is going to enlighten you with tonight.  As Iíve said previously, optimism is a wonderful thing in the right circumstances. Iím not sure this is it.




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« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2021, 01:47:02 PM »
Mallard, baby steps are definitely not the answer. We need bloody great strides.  You and I both know the current situation is dire.  The business is insolvent with unmanageable debt.  Revenue is below expected and likely to fall even further during the winter months.  Going full time is a colossal drain on funds and coupled with ever increasing costs such as travelling, power etc., the financial future looks very bleak indeed.  My background is financial and Iíve seen this scenario played out many times and is somewhat prevalent with one man bands.  Their ego surpasses reality and they plough on regardless of what is going on around them, generally headlong into the abyss.  Instead of seeking help earlier when the business might have been salvageable, they donít. They listen to no one. This in my opinion is where we are now.  It might be that Cleeve has something up his sleeve but I would be amazed if he managed to find another investor.  He has already said he would not put anymore funds in.  In my view, he cannot make further extortionate demands on the fans.  Maybe he has some fantastic solution he is going to enlighten you with tonight.  As Iíve said previously, optimism is a wonderful thing in the right circumstances. Iím not sure this is it.

He needs a few more of these anonymous 25k main stand sponsorship deal.

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