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181Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Tue Oct 01 2019, 21:07

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Seems nuts appears in one of the supporters trust questions

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182Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Tue Oct 01 2019, 21:23

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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It's about time we got noticed but coming fifth behind LOV, Trotters Blog, Wanderers Ways and Burnden Aces is a bloody joke.

Then again, Bonce's zip up slipper fetish has most probably caused this. Mad

183Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Tue Oct 01 2019, 22:03

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It's about time we got noticed but coming fifth behind LOV, Trotters Blog, Wanderers Ways and Burnden Aces is a bloody joke.

Then again, Bonce's zip up slipper fetish has most probably caused this. Mad
Don't involve me. It's not a fetish.

I'm a fashion icon. You're lucky to have me. I've had offers from Europe.

Mind you, it's mainly that clinic in Switzerland. Neutral

184Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Fri Mar 26 2021, 17:54

Sluffy

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BWFCST Q&A - Meet the Trust Team

An hour an a half long!!!

I've not watched it yet, nor have even heard any feedback anywhere from the ST's meeting last night?

Maybe I've just missed seeing it or something?

..dunno..

Anyway you can watch it yourself if anybody wants too.

(Still waiting for their AGM video though!!!)


185Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sat Mar 27 2021, 07:17

Ten Bobsworth


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Its looking like they are not too keen on publishing the AGM video, Sluffy.

I gather (from another site) that someone was questioning the amount they spent on 'Website and social media support'. Its more than £20K over the last two years.

It does seem quite a lot in the context of subscription income of a meagre £6K p.a.

Any thoughts on who it might have been paid to?

186Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sat Mar 27 2021, 13:43

Sluffy

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Sorry, no idea Bob although I have now watched the whole of the video above and they made a great deal of making the point that the ST is deemed to be a 'commercial' organisation and responsible for things like data protection their members names, addresses, bank details, etc and thus it 'costs them a lot of money' to be responsible for doing this.

As far as I know (unless things have changed since I was involved in stuff like this) the law applies equally to everyone (individual or commercial organisation) and just so long as it is complied with it can be done by someone doing it for free, rather than a paid 'professional' - in fact that was the question that was being answered.

The ST's accounts (which finally have been published at the Mutuals Public Register - twice in fact!!) states the ST do not have any employees, so whoever is being paid is a contractor (or a friend or relative of someone from the ST).

To be honest £10K is not a fortune normally but if you consider their income last year was only £7k in total, then you would have thought they would have been looking for someone to do the job a lot cheaper or even for free.

And fwiw, whoever did it hasn't done a particularly good job, the ST's official website is utterly dreadful imo.

As I've mentioned I've watched the whole video now and would strongly reccomened no one else go through the same purgatory as I endured - it was dreadful.

They claimed 100 viewers were watching at the begining of the live stream but I would guarantee that only hardcore ST members were watching by the end - it was truly that bad.

I think a few of the ST board themselves switched off as well, as it was noticable to me that even the Chairman himself Rigby, who made an utterly dreadful and frankly dull and uninspiring early speech was never again seen on the live stream (thank God for that actually!).

It turned into the Ian Bridge show, who had certainly smartened his appearance up for the Zoom broadcast but certainly lacks the voice or charisma to hold anyones attention or interest for what seemed like endless hours of having to endure his monotone and rambling contributions.

Basically the ST's love in with FV continues and there was clearly a lot of hatred aimed at Anderson still.  Their big news was that they have started have ST affiliatives, one being the two kids from Argentina and another from a group in Norway!  Wow!  So what??? Who cares?

Anyway they say the advantages of joining the ST is a bonding together with other ST's to have a voice in football nationally (I kept thinking where were our ST when nextdoor Wigan needed help as they have???)

The more members our ST has they frequently claimed, the more say they believe they will have over the club - who I noted the ST informed us that FV have so far NOT shared any financial information with them whatsoever (it is none of the ST's business anyway!)

The questions asked to the board were utterly inane many of the questions being from two people, Shortland and Manning.

The sorts of questions included 'is the club going to sell the stadium because Gartside Junior mentioned an 'Asset Purchase Agreement' at the AGM - it had to be pointed out that 'purchase' meant to 'buy' something and not to 'sell' something!!!  Ffs are people really that stupid?

What Gartside meant was that FV 'bought' from the Administrator the 'assets' of Burnden Leisure (the stadium, the hotel, the car parks, etc) and not the 'shares' of Burnden Leisure - meaning the shareholders lose all involvement with the future new owners of the club.

Clearly social media has been buzzing since Gartside mentioned this as there were also several questions about is the ground being sold to raise the money to pay the creditors in August, will the ACV be renewed, will FV oppose it, will the BL shareholders get their money back, does Anderson still have a 'strangle hold' on the club and other ill informed and completely wrong assumptions all resulting from their lack of ignorance and no doubt a social media frenzy whipping things up rather than anyone checking the facts about anything.

Questions were asked as to why the board had no BAME on it and what is was doing to attract younger members, but to be fair I don't believe the ST deliberately excludes anyone.

All in all I thought it was a complete waste of time and that the meeting probably did far more damage to the ST's image and credability then enhance it!

I know some on here thinks I'm completely biased against the ST, well to those that do I challenge you to watch the whole ninty odd minutes of this debacle and tell me you come away from it better informed and inspired.

Go on I dare you!

187Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sat Mar 27 2021, 15:23

Ten Bobsworth


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
I reckon you deserve a Blue Peter Badge for spending your time watching that, Sluffy, but thanks for the resume.

When I heard Megan Markle claim that she and Harry were married in secret three days before the actual wedding at Windsor Castle, it reminded me of the last time I listened to the ST Chairman, so implausible were his claims and his commentary.

188Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sat Mar 27 2021, 15:55

Sluffy

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I reckon you deserve a Blue Peter Badge for spending your time watching that, Sluffy, but thanks for the resume.

When I heard Megan Markle claim that she and Harry were married in secret three days before the actual wedding at Windsor Castle, it reminded me of the last time I listened to the ST Chairman, so implausible were his claims and his commentary.

Thanks Bob.

Fwiw I do actually try to practice what I preach, I'd be as bad as those I constantly condone if I didn't listen to both sides of the story.

I've been in an awful lot of meetings in my time, even dropped off to sleep for a few seconds in a few of them but I can honestly say that for me, this was the worst meeting I've ever sat through - and I had the luxury of knowing how long it was right from the start - God knows how those listening live at the time managed to get through it, I suspect many/most give it up as a bad job long before the end.

Rigby's presentation was utterly, utterly dreadful, I would have thought in his profession he would have been able to present himself far better than what he did here.

Fair enough for the others who are just people off the street so to speak and did their best presumably like anyone else would but clearly the only one with knowledge to answer most of the questions was Bridge and his delivery, conciseness and brevity were woefully lacking and in need of the MC (Dearden) to 'manage'/keep him on track much better than he did for the good of everybody there/watching.

I thought it was wrong for the ST to still show hostility/hatred towards Anderson and clearly haven't moved on from it.  Not a good look to be so clearly bearing grudges/hatred to those they don't like, considering you are trying to build up new relationships, is it?

I mean, if you didn't agree with the last bloke and ended up showing all this vitriol and malice, then will you do exactly the same to me when I do something you don't agree with?

Anyway there seems to be a love in certainly on the ST's side, with FV and I guess FV wants everybody kept 'sweet' for now, so let them get on with it.

There were talks about future ST elections coming soon - I'll believe it when I see it though!

I mean who would want to join this lot after watching that video???

Good win for us today which is the main thing!

Onwards and upwards.

189Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sun Mar 28 2021, 10:20

Ten Bobsworth


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
The problem with some supporters is they might give you a pat you on the back when things are going well but will pelt you with bricks when they are not.

According to KA, Uncle Eddie spent £185million supporting the club. I reached the same figure from my own calculations and that is out of capital. It doesn't include the unpaid or re-invested interest on his loans.
I was reminded of posting this (post 45) when a close neighbour of mine died of COVID a fortnight ago.

John once told me his father had been Chairman of Morecambe FC when the club won the FA Trophy at Wembley in 1974. Carried shoulder high by fans at the time, only a few months later, he had to make his escape from a baying mob by climbing out of a toilet window at Christie Park.

Anyway well done to the Shrimps yesterday. Did us a favour too methinks

190Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sun Mar 28 2021, 10:37

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
I was reminded of posting this (post 45) when a close neighbour of mine died of COVID a fortnight ago.

John once told me his father had been Chairman of Morecambe FC when the club won the FA Trophy at Wembley in 1974. Carried shoulder high by fans at the time, only a few months later, he had to make his escape from a baying mob by climbing out of a toilet window at Christie Park.

Anyway well done to the Shrimps yesterday. Did us a favour too methinks
I remember standing in the Lever end chanting 'Ridding out, Lofthouse in', with the rest. Then came our follow up single, 'Lofthouse out'.
Such is life. Very Happy

191Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sun Mar 28 2021, 12:30

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyway well done to the Shrimps yesterday. Did us a favour too methinks
Talking of Morecambe doing us a favour, they’re playing Cambridge next week at the same time as Tranmere play Cheltenham.

We’re at home to Colchester so what an opportunity that is!

192Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Sun Mar 28 2021, 13:05

Ten Bobsworth


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
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Talking of Morecambe doing us a favour, they’re playing Cambridge next week at the same time as Tranmere play Cheltenham.

We’re at home to Colchester so what an opportunity that is!
Lets hope they do a bit better than they did in their home game against Cambridge.

I was chatting to a Shrimps fan on the morning of that match. I'd commented on their good start to the season (away win at Cheltenham) and he was telling me how they had a good manager.

They lost 5-0 to Cambridge that afternoon. Michael's actually quite a clever bloke. I suspect he's right about Derek Adams.

193Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Thu Aug 05 2021, 13:43

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Must be a big deal...

...it was signed in the changing room ffs!!!

194Supporters Trust Newsletter - Page 7 Empty Re: Supporters Trust Newsletter Thu Aug 05 2021, 14:03

Ten Bobsworth


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Must be a big deal...

...it was signed in the changing room ffs!!!


As Olive Oyl would put it, ''Oh dear"

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