Jeff King please come clean.
I am a Canvey Island supporter, not an occasional supporter but one of those that attends all home games and most of those away.
I have always supported the clubs management and think they have done a fantastic job over the years bringing us from obscurity to the top of the non league tree. While our support is small it is passionate, that has been demonstrated by the group walking to Dagenham & Redbridge on Monday.
Mr King has decided that his companies will not fund the club any further, that is very sad but that is also his prerogative and I like most fans would like to thank him for all he has done and wish him well in the future. We can all understand his reasons and the only real surprise could be why he carried on for so long, without sufficient backing from the local politicians and residents. My biggest disappointment about his announcement is that it was done at the wrong time of year, if he announced at the start that this was his final year we could have maybe come up with a sponsor, now things are very worrying.
I have a request, please put us out of our misery by making a formal public announcement of how you see the future.
Are you going to keep ownership, are you as you hinted going to hand over the club to the supporters, are you taking all the players to Chelmsford or where ever else you are going, these and many questions need to be answered and soon.
I have always seen Mr King as the type of man who likes to play straight and fair, we have been presented with a host of one liners on the radio and in the press some saying he will continue involvement others indicating the opposite. This is very confusing, frustrating and upsetting to all of us.
On Monday we were being told by players at Dagenham that some of the current Canvey squad are going with Jeff to his new club, we are suffering gossip and those real supporters who follow you home and away singing your name are being taunted, by other supporters and players.
We do not want to drop into the Essex Senior League, when we look at other clubs with small gates surviving comfortably in the Conference South, then that is where our aspirations must lie, without Jeff’s money.
We were told we need to get organised, all we ask is to be told what we need to do and the goodwill to be allowed to do it.