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TonyM

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Latest SC podcast with James Blower (Wroxham)
« on: October 13, 2023, 10:14:07 AM »
Just caught up with SC's latest podcast with Wroxham's chairman James Blower as the guest.  First part is how James got involved with the club and Wroxham focussed then, around 35 minutes in, James asks SC what he thinks of the future and in between the ranty bits there are some real SC gems, including
   *  the Crouch review is great for Labour (ignoring the fact that Tracey Crouch is a Concervative MP and the review was commissions by a Tory government and legislation is now being brought forward by the same/different Tory government)
   *  also again gets the wrong end of the stick with fan involvement and fan ownership when talking about his idea of a debt/equity swap of the DCMS COVID loans
   *  some interesting comments about commercial income and the cost/benefit of having someone selling the commercial side of the club which again smacks of short termism
   *  perhaps most interesting were comments about player 'trading' and how SC sees this as an opportunity for us (maybe explains some of the slightly strange signings over the summer)

The last 15-20 minutes are an update on the current situation at Lynn including an update on the TW saga and also that he sees an expansion of the academy internationally as a potential money spinner and that the gigs thing looks like much harder to raise substantial cash than he originally thought

All in all an interesting listen and can't doubt his interest in 'the business' of football but equally that his inability to truly understand what other clubs are doing and how they are doing it in terms of how they engage with their various stakeholders massively hinders us at times



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Re: Latest SC podcast with James Blower (Wroxham)
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2023, 04:58:23 PM »
It is certainly an ‘entertaining’ listen again from SC.   Not sure how much he says you could actually hang your hat on.

It comes across like he was forced to take out that Gov loan that was offered.  I seem to recall SC choose to take that loan to bolster his ultimately failed attempt at staving of relegation.  Now it seems it wants that debt wiped out by exchanging it for equity.   Love to see how the EBITDA would come out in terms of % with the Clubs accounts. 

Talk of the only interest of investing in the Club has come from overseas.  Really can’t see em queuing up for that one.

Only SC handling Operations and Commercial side at the Club.  So nothing changes there. 

Anyone who has a spare hour it’s well worth a listen.  The new Wroxham Chairman comes across very well and you get a good insight into how a step 4 Club, who are punching, operates.   Seems a real community and fan run Club. 
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Re: Latest SC podcast with James Blower (Wroxham)
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2023, 12:07:35 PM »
I always find them interesting and entertaining but this one i found to be particularly ironic. Thought provoking but....Such as enthusiasm, delusion, community, trust and Trust, delegation, realism, cutting your coat according to your cloth and the end game.....all came readily to mind.

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Re: Latest SC podcast with James Blower (Wroxham)
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2023, 01:37:58 PM »
I always find them interesting and entertaining but this one i found to be particularly ironic. Thought provoking but....Such as enthusiasm, delusion, community, trust and Trust, delegation, realism, cutting your coat according to your cloth and the end game.....all came readily to mind.

Maybe you've hit the nail on the head, and the aim of them  is to be entertaining.   :dontknow:

As you say, ironic.
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