Originally Posted By: Iron Webbo
As you would expect Laz, I find it difficult to agree.
My view is that John's chairmanship of your Club will be seen by those in the future as a success. He completed the CVA that I put in place in late 2001 to secure the company and has (I understand) since put a substantial amount of money into the Club to bring stability and then take it forward. Don't forget that you've had a promotion and enjoyed a year of Conf National football. So many of us are envious of that.
Although John may have chosen to put his support for the Club in as loans (as did I) he will, I'm sure, be realistic enough to accept that he is unlikely to receive a return on his investment any time soon (you will remember that I wrote all my loans off and gave my shareholding away to assist John in 2002). I believe John has a desire to bring success to your club. Where would the club be now without John? Would you have been winning 3-1 at Kidderminster last season? - I don't think so!
As to the managerial appointments, there have been successes and less so. Your progress made under Lippiatt was excellent and I do sympathise with the lack of patience shown so far this season. Despite your current difficult playing position, I do believe your hopes of avoiding the drop are best served by sticking together. By all means have the post-mortem in May and June, but 'united you stand and divided you'll fall' sums it up for me until April 26!
Laz, I really do hope I am able to come to t'Park next season for a League match and hope you can all do the necessary to escape the bottom three. People like John and you deserve it. Gibson on the other hand seems to want (and enjoy) failure and I find it difficult to understand or accept that.
Good luck to you all from me.
you really havent a clue have you lee harding.
i thnk your confusing me with gibson, its the fact that I dont want failure that has led me to constantly question his "chairmanship" something that you and he quite clearly have failed to grasp. he has made some truly awful and glaringly obvious mistakes not least his managerial decisions
kidderminster eh, not Clapton away? where there was more players than saints fans or any of the countless others over the last 30 odd years.
knowing that gibson/castle arent good enough for this football club isn't just my opinion but countless others/directors/sponsors/kids who have seen sense and walked away
i'll leave it to more knowledgable others to question my 100% support for this football club.