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  1. Read the chairman’s report today. It appears Leese is staying. As a fan owned club that is nothing short of a disgrace. The fans have clearly voiced for Leese to be sacked, we have been ignored and the board have chosen to keep him on because he is cheap(doesn’t take a wage) and are clearly happy to watch us play boring long ball football again. They obviously have no ambition to take the club to the next league. I won’t be renewing my membership with a club that lacks ambition and ignores all its members in matters like these
  2. No pocket rocket you have not been clear because you are distorting the truth. The gambling call was made for personal reasons because he knew a prolific gambler, nothing to do with the story you just told. He even mentioned the reasons I stated before announcing it. It’s nothing to do with the specific firm in question. And the montel case was also nothing to do with protecting the player, the reasons given were to show we are a “family club” , protecting the player wasent even brought into it. At least if you are going to come back , get your facts right before making up stories that played no role in the decision
  3. The main concern I think is consistency. Do I have any real objection to this tournament? No, like it’s been said, the players took no part in the atrocities and many of the atrocities were years ago under different regimes. But I also believed Montel should of stayed on and we should keep the gambling money. I’m being consistent. The people on here who have said let’s keep politics out of football and allow the tournament, well you haven’t kept politics out of football. You have let them in and as a result we have less money and are minus our best player. Stop the hypocrisy
  4. Why should we move on when our club are turning down funds due to somebody’s personal motivations against bookies? This talk about good will and intention is rubbish, it was because he knew somebody who irresponsibility gambled his house away. I know an alcoholic who has drunk his family away but that’s his problem and like the gambler in the other case, that’s also his problem, our club shouldn’t lose out as a result. You want to play the moral high ground then you are consistent, gambling destroys lives, so does alcohol, So you turn down both or the sensible option, and you turn down none. Every penny counts at our level. Personal vendettas need to be kept away from financial decisions
  5. oh you have got to be joking me? Really alcohol banned from advertising? You never seen the “ if Carlsburg made xxx” adverts, or the adverts for Russian vodka, or the Budweiser adverts, or the strong bow adverts, they are on tv every single day. You obviously don’t watch tv. Amstel is the official sponsor of the champions league and is advertised before the start of each proggramme. Do your homework before coming back with an adsoulte joke of a reply. Google it, no in fact watch an hour of ITV tonight. In fact to make your argument even more of a joke , minors are allowed in most pubs where it is served and all restaurants were it is served. Minors are not allowed in bookies.
  6. I would like to get peoples real opinion on this, now they are away from the pressures of looking politically correct in front others at the AGM. That motion put forward was purely for personal reasons and cannot be because of moral reasons. If it was , I would like to declare on behalf of Paul Gascogne, on behalf of kenny Sampson, on behalf of the vast majority of the homeless in our borough, on behalf of all the battered wives out there, that we stop serving alcohol at the club. Now we won’t do this , and why? Because we accept people make certain bad life choices, we accept people enjoy a drink and we accept the vast majority of people drink responsibly. Exactly the same for gambling. And what just tops this farcical motion off is us. Now receiving money from a sponsership for a tournament from the organistions we have condemmed. Try and worm out of it any way you like but it the equivilant of turning down 50 quid from a criminal(which the bookies are not) who offers you it as a matter of good will but accepting his money if he wants to borrow your car! Lets be honest, there is no moral consistency here and financially the club is paying for somebodies “personal” motivton against a legit group of organisations
  7. This just shows how hypocritical the club have been regarding giving money way if gambling pay us prize money for man of the match awards. We are happy to throw away precious money because some people have chosen to gamble and can’t act sensibly with there money but are happy to serve alcohol at matches(which ruins far more lives financially, causes liver problems and is linked heavily to domestic violence) and also to host a tournament that is heavily linked to a gambling agency and includes nations that in the recent past have committed acts of genocide. We are really being consistent here with our moral values! This is an embarrassment
  8. I would just like to add my bit about the abuse the goalkeeper got. I thought it was shameful, there is banter which the keepers often give back and it's a bit of fun but then there is that. Every other word was the f word or the c word or sexual references to the keepers mum, and it was said with real spite and malice as well. Ok , I know we don't like Riccy but this keeper hasent set foot on our ground before so the level of abuse was totally out of order. It was shameful
  9. Another poor home result. It's becoming common now. Our last home win was against Grays in January. Since then there have been 3 defeats and 1 draw and 2 of those games were against relegation candidates. The inconsistency is strange because on our day we are the best team in the league. We showed it against Finchley, Harrow, Worthing and Havant away. Today's result just followed a recent pattern. Tried a lot but no cutting edge and ability to put it in the net
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