Jump to content

Adverts are hidden for all 'Gold Members' - sign up for just £10 a year by clicking here | Advertise here for just 25p per 1,000 impressions - click here
Welcome to Fans Focus. You are currently viewing as a guest. Please login or register to post.    

Sign in icon Sign In Register Register Help Help Login with Facebook Login with Twitter

League section covering 2,000+ clubs - check out your division and club page click here!

Recent Topics

Recent Status Updates
(Update your status via the dropdown
to the right of your name (top left))

View All Updates

Upcoming Calendar Events

There are no forthcoming calendar events

Today's Birthdays ( 20-August 17 )

  • Photo
    Andy the Marsh Rat

    Age: 59

  • Photo
    ChorleyClaret

    Age: 36

  • Photo
    Roger Kint

    Age: 52

  • Photo
    skunkster

    Age: 46

  • Photo
    bomaya

    Age: 47

  • Photo
    Outback

    Age: 45

  • Photo
    I know the off side rule

    Age: 52


Photo

Unrest At Grays

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
regular view basic view
64 replies to this topic

#1
offline ronin

ronin
  • First XI - Permanent
    Offline
  • Posts: 2,963
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
Message from their owner/chairman/manager

Having read through several of the posts on this forum I am disheartened to find comments that are suggesting that I am pulling this club apart, I have been with Grays Athletic for 6 years and the club has always come first in everything I do, whilst I appreciate that people are entitled to their own opinion I am getting tired of the continual abuse that I see and hear from certain sections that believe that I am harming their club.

If this negativity and abuse continues it would leave me no other option but to resign and to close the Club down, obviously none of us want this to happen but I feel this would be the only option.

Mick Woodward.


http://graysathletic...opic.php?t=1770

#2
offline CIFC JACKO

CIFC JACKO
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 149
  • Joined: 8 May 2004
oooooooooooooooooo

#3
offline Ribbit

Ribbit
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,957
  • Joined: 14 Nov 2005
'Close the club down'. He's a having a giggle.

#4
offline Yellow Bungle

Yellow Bungle
  • First XI - Sub
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,100
  • Joined: 12 Jan 2004
I'm afraid it's part of owning or running a club.

#5
offline Ribbit

Ribbit
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,957
  • Joined: 14 Nov 2005
He could flog it to someone else. No need to destroy it.

#6
offline and1inthetree

and1inthetree
  • Youth Team Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 11,895
  • Joined: 18 Aug 2004
  • Location: probably at the bar
  • Supports: afc hornchurch, arsenal, england cricket & rugby, holland
  • Foes: spurs
this has happened before when he shut their forum down.

fella needs to roll with the punches imo. he's done everything he can for grays imo, and could probably do without the criticism of the new few.

#7
offline South Mouth

South Mouth
  • First XI - Weekly Contract
    Offline
  • Posts: 823
  • Joined: 7 May 2004
Couldn't give a sh*t really. Couldn't have happened to a nicer club!

#8
offline Diz

Diz
  • National Squad - 1st XI
  • rank
    Offline
  • Posts: 7,454
  • Joined: 12 Dec 2003
It does seem a tad drastic to "close the club down"
but perhaps they could be plying there trade in the ryman next season, or even the esl <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
As much as I dislike Grays, I wouldn't want to wish the closure of there club on anyone (except millwall)
Looks like the daggers will be the only representatives, in the conference next year then!

#9
offline Taking the Mick

Taking the Mick
  • First XI - Sub's Bench
    Offline
  • Posts: 337
  • Joined: 1 Sep 2003
Mate the problem with him is its the MW show.

No doubting what he has done but in praise and gratitude he has been repaid 10 times over. The fans can not do anymore.

What has happened thou is the club behind the scenes is a state, the club shop is poor, the bar is poor and the food etc is poor.

No one has got personal against him just made suggestions on how to improve the club, yet he takes it to heart and comes out with the above.

To be honnest anyone close to the club can see him for what he is, and I would prefer to be where you are and happy than where we are now and have a chairman like we do.

#10
offline Taking the Mick

Taking the Mick
  • First XI - Sub's Bench
    Offline
  • Posts: 337
  • Joined: 1 Sep 2003
Oh and he can not close the club it is very well safe guarded as he does not actually own the land itself, a family called the billings do who have ensured the clubs future, hence why that statement has been removed

#11
offline Ribbit

Ribbit
  • Reserves Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,957
  • Joined: 14 Nov 2005
It's a shocking thing for a chairman to say though.

#12
offline ronin

ronin
  • First XI - Permanent
    Offline
  • Posts: 2,963
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
Quote:
Frankie_Says said:
Mate the problem with him is its the MW show.


I did hear this was the main reason Stimson left.

#13
offline Taking the Mick

Taking the Mick
  • First XI - Sub's Bench
    Offline
  • Posts: 337
  • Joined: 1 Sep 2003
And it was

Well this is how it works.

Stimson produced the best at the club, not just in terms of performances but the income from them performances, i.e cup wins, cup runs, sky tv money.

All he wanted was the money to push that extra step and the infrastructure to catch up with the team, and he was promised it would happen.

It didnt so Stimmo knew that ultimately this would be flash in the pan stuff.

With Stevenage he has a solid background to work with

#14
offline YELLOW

YELLOW
  • First XI Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 14,658
  • Joined: 23 Jan 2003
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island, West Ham
  • Foes: Billericay, Concord, Southend, Spurs, Chelsea
  • Fav. Player(s): Mo Diame, Paolo Di Canio, Carlton Cole, Kevin Nolan, Jay Curran, Kevin Dobinson, Lionel Messi
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, drinking.
I remember Woodward threatening to quit last year if he didn't get full support at a meeting. Seems he doesn't take too kindly to criticism.

#15
offline Taking the Mick

Taking the Mick
  • First XI - Sub's Bench
    Offline
  • Posts: 337
  • Joined: 1 Sep 2003
but you have too, if the foods crap its crap, nothing personal, problem is he takes it personal

#16
offline YELLOW

YELLOW
  • First XI Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 14,658
  • Joined: 23 Jan 2003
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island, West Ham
  • Foes: Billericay, Concord, Southend, Spurs, Chelsea
  • Fav. Player(s): Mo Diame, Paolo Di Canio, Carlton Cole, Kevin Nolan, Jay Curran, Kevin Dobinson, Lionel Messi
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, drinking.
Agreed but we don't go threatening to quit and close down the club.

It seems he thinks he should have more respect for what he has done for Grays. At the end of the day it's not just him that has got Grays to where they are now.

#17
offline ronin

ronin
  • First XI - Permanent
    Offline
  • Posts: 2,963
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
Quote:
YELLOW said:
Agreed but we don't go threatening to quit and close down the club.

It seems he thinks he should have more respect for what he has done for Grays. At the end of the day it's not just him that has got Grays to where they are now.


Who else was it Yellow? He supplied the cash to employ the management/players and improve the ground, without him Grays would be in the same situation as us.

He shouldn`t be acting as he is but he should (and probably is) be respected by the most Grays fans for what he has done for their club.

#18
offline YELLOW

YELLOW
  • First XI Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 14,658
  • Joined: 23 Jan 2003
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island, West Ham
  • Foes: Billericay, Concord, Southend, Spurs, Chelsea
  • Fav. Player(s): Mo Diame, Paolo Di Canio, Carlton Cole, Kevin Nolan, Jay Curran, Kevin Dobinson, Lionel Messi
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, drinking.
Cash isn't everything. What I meant is that the cash had to be used wisely and whatever you say about Stimson he was shrewd enough to buy the right players.

#19
offline Largeone

Largeone
  • At the Turnstiles
    Offline
  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: 4 Nov 2006
Not been the same since they were turned over by the Mighty Greens in Pre-Season

#20
offline Diz

Diz
  • National Squad - 1st XI
  • rank
    Offline
  • Posts: 7,454
  • Joined: 12 Dec 2003
Stimson was the man, who bought well for them!
It will be interesting to see where they go from here. (here being if woodward actually does go)
If he does, can we have shotgun on Johnny Martin! (is he there still?)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

View New Posts

List of all CLUBS on Fans Focus