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Another one bites the dust??????????

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Saints is another club that has lived in dreamland for too long as far as economy is concerned.

There will be more clubs to follow shortly for sure,if one is looking at how the economy has been mishandled at many places.

It will really start to hit home close season and next season.

 

Saints have struggled ever since moving to their new stadium.

 

The club has been grossly mishandled by incompetent people at the top.

 

There might be a lesson to be learned here..somewhere.

 

 

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It seems if the club goes into administration they can't be docked points, as said above - One company owning the ground, another running the Club.

 

The fine though, could then be very substantial.

 

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Originally Posted By: Big J R
It seems if the club goes into administration they can't be docked points, as said above - One company owning the ground, another running the Club.
The fine though, could then be very substantial.


..........But both operating out of the same office? That sounds familiar!

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Hmmmmmmm !

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I know the feeling !

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The time to call the hand of BK is now IMO.

It is the hand that holds all the aces(money).

IF BK is ready to step in once again in order to save what is his local club..the time is now.

 

It can be done in an easy way via Fleet trust for example.

 

THAT would save the club short term..longterm though the club simply MUST come to grips with the way the club is runned.

Continue on the path of 60K+ monthly operational losses will be the death of the club somewere down the line...at best.

 

 

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Reading what goes on now makes one despair regarding the whole future of the football club Eufc.

 

Now,everyone knows that the situation for the club really is what I and others have said for months AND months AND not to mention..more bloody months!

 

People need to realise ONE thing here..the clubs entire existance is at stake here.The actions that needs to be taken IMMEDIATELY must aim LONG TERM.Forget all about next season with stupid moves like Friends of the Fleet and other imbecill things that everyone with any sense at all can see won

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Originally Posted By: Uncle Urchin
he didn't say he had a problem with them gaz...he merely stated an opinion which a lot of people agree with....

have you been stepford wifed...grin


I think it's in the water, Unc !

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Gaz,

The problem is that the heirarchy with EUFC and MyFC have waited until it is too late to do anything to fix the problem. Action should have started at the latest back in December to possibly correct the problems (even then it was 5 minutes 'til Midnight to find solutions to save the club). If steps were taken back then, possibly fewer of the 20,000 people who left in February would have left.

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HG's views have changed somewhat since the masters at Stonebridge decided to give him the heady rank of Moderator. Go back to last season and check out the number of times he criticised the Club and just about everyone who ran it, including Liam Daish, who's rearend he now chooses to kiss .Every team, Gaz criticised it, every tactic, Gaz criticised it!

Turncoats are ten a penny on the Ostrich Farm!

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Difference between you and me Les, I pay good money to see and cheer on the Fleet - which gives me the right to criticise where I see fit. You pay nix, sit and moan from 4000 miles away and live in the bygone era of the cloth cap brigade and the grassy bank of Stonebridge Road.

Haven't actually seen any useful and contructive from you, either, apart from endless bleating about MYFC.

They are our "owners", like it or not. Live with it.

Suggestions on a postcard?

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You continue to try and belittle me. You know I left England 9 years ago, so why all the cloth cap era, grassy bank [****!!****]?

 

Suggestions on a postcard?

I think you should change your moniker to RSlicker,seems very apt with your sucking up since becoming a moderator!

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Originally Posted By: Hempstead Gaz
We have made it easy for everyone - suggestions on the suggestions thread on the official forum. It is sticky for a while so no excuses!!


As Claudius says(and others which you choose to ignore), get your budget right,stick to it, then go from there. The last two owners have chosen to ignore this fact for their ego trips of glory hunting, now the Club is suffering! The Club is a business and should be run as one!

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Exactly what I have been saying for a while too.

The club cannot set a budget (although it needs to) because it now has no income during the summer.

Wait and see.

There was a lively board meeting Saturday moring to try and sort things out.

I'm unsure whether there were any quick solutions, but rest assured a lot of good people are working flat out behind the scenes to sort things out.

One problem is that there are too many disparate groups and committes all aiming for the same thing, but crossing over into each other's areas of responsibility - at times neglecting the areas they need to be addressing themselves.

 

Despite Claudius' predictions, we DID complete the season - finishing a creditable 14th - whilst other bigger, better supported clubs are facing life in the BSP south and North.

If we can refinance during the summer, perhaps with BK at the helm alongside JM, we will have a good opportunity to start afresh in July - with the prospect of some tempting pre-season games ,and some lucrative home games such as Luton, Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon - all of which promise to be 3-4,000 gates.

The time has coming to stop being destructive and negative.

If you truly do support the club, and from your recent postings you appear to gloat over it's pain, you will offer support and back those that are trying to resolve the financial issues.

BTW, what time did you get up????

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I see you still have blind faith in BK, think about it, it was his board that left the Club in bad debt, I haven't heard a thing from him that says the future under his stewardship would be any different. MyFC haven't done a thing to alleviate this, in fact they increased the budget without a guaranteed sustainable increase in income! Broken promises and a few big ego's lost them the majority of their membership!

I can not (honestly)see a way to massively increase gates

(and I haven't heard anyone else on any of the forums, that can)with all the opposition in and around the London area and live games on TV.

When Charlton announced free coach travel,(and I am not saying the Fleet could afford to do the same)what was the reaction, slag off Charlton for trying to increase their gate, instead of trying to find a way to do the same! Threads for asking for ways to help the situation is laudable, but think about it, who should be coming up with these ideas, the people supposedly running the Club, not the people who turn up and are keeping the Club alive as it is!

Putting prices up to 15 quid puts the Club up against Charlton(15quid) and Gillingham(19quid),yes they may increase their prices next year, where there is a better class of Football and far better facilities. I have never heard of putting up prices being a way to increase gates. In the short term , it will increase the income, until people decide it is too much, it certainly won't encourage new people to the Club.Realism has to take hold, the majority of the Gravesham area are not/ never have been interested in a non-league football and as a result is holding the Club back from becoming a League Club.

Ambition is all well and good, but there has to be affordability and accountability before ambition!

 

 

As for what time did I get up? Didn't your mother ever tell you "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise? Well it doesn't, it just gets you into Website arguements a lot earlier!

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