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The Old Codger
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I can only speak personally, but that feeling of Nathan Arnold's goal at Wembley was worth every single second I put in voluntarily during Operation Promotion.


Accept that, but I still get a lump in the throat, a tear in my eye and goosebumps every time I watch it on repeat. Sadly, I can't give the time you guys give but seeing what you do and the excrement you get in return makes me wonder if the Trust is achieving what it should be for the magnitude of the time invested.
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Lots of questions for the Trust.

Maybe they could set up a Q&A session for people to better understand what they do and why. If people can't make it then perhaps they could e-mail questions in?

How about 11th Sept 2017???
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What is the point of a seat on the board?  Mr Meglomaniac will do what he wants no matter what.  Surely it would be a better idea to stop wasting £30k a year and accumulate sufficient funds to launch a sustained campaign to get rid of the stranglehold on the club.  Let's face facts, operation promotion was a solid effort firstly by the trust for organising in the first place and the massive generosity shown by fans and friends of.  However, let's look at what has happened since.... the main asset of the club which was funded by the campaign has been sold and part of the funds used to pay off the very same person who strangled the club in the first place.  The main reason behind the clubs decline and continued lack of investment is still in place, spending 30 grand a year to become a puppet doesn't strike me as a wise use of funds.
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Let's fund the takeover ourselves then for a fan run club. Is it Possible?
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will need a lot of money, 1 to pay for his benign loans and the rest to pay of his shares, is that right?




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I think the trust do an amazing job and are fantastic at what they do. I don't know any by names but see updates regular, see bax on here being as honest and fair as he can whilst being careful.. But I feel I have to 2nd everything people have said previously on this thread. Nothing against the trust at all. But where is this 30k going? Why is it they have to pay it? Are the rest of the board members? So many questions. I live away so can't commit to anything locally but would happily help and get involved in anything through social media or any other way I could realistically help with. But as someone has previously stated, is it worth looking at coming off the board and look at a tale over of some sort? We raised 250k to a risky cause to try help get promoted, imagine how much we could raise if the people and fans of Grimsby (and other places etc) knew we was raising for a take over.
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Is there an organisation that looks after supporters trusts? If so our trust could ask if it's the norm that clubs charge for a trust member on the board. I would of thought that the EFL (that marvoulous organisation) would want to encourage trusts being involved.
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The reality of fans raising money to buy out JF is as likely as winning the lottery, it would also need a lot of "annual £30k's" from the Trust to be able to afford it. It is completely true that our decline is due to debt and the lack of investment but just getting JF out of the way though would be a breath of fresh air may not necessarily mean investors would flock to put money in. If buying out JF and investing large amounts in GTFC was a good investment then someone would have done it before now especially after our return to the league.  

The situation is not great and the worrying thing is that what appears at times to be apathy with regard to generating any form of feel good factor is dividing some sectors of the club. I personally would feel a bit better about things if JF and the powers that be just showed a bit of fukin enthusiasm towards the club, the fans and our general betterment.

If he insists on being our leader maybe he should stand up and be counted for a change rather than being the quiet man scheming in the background, if we are to progress we need figureheads not as one egg chaser once said "old farts".  


"Crombie you would have got to that if you weren't such a fat ba%$@rd" - George Kerr, inspiration from the dug out 70s style  
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Is there an organisation that looks after supporters trusts? If so our trust could ask if it's the norm that clubs charge for a trust member on the board. I would of thought that the EFL (that marvoulous organisation) would want to encourage trusts being involved.


There is. It's called Supporters Direct. There's probably no standard model for trusts being on the boards of clubs. And the League probably don't want anything to supporters organisations. Our role to them is to be passive consumers.


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There is no way that a seat on the board, given the power that single seat has and the restrictions placed upon the Trust board member about what he/she can disclose about what happens in board meetings, is worth £30,000 in fact it is a total waste of Trust funds. Unfuckingbelieveable! (The board should be paying the Trrust member to be there after all if he / she wasn't who would make the tea and sharpen the pencils? )

Seriously that £30,000 could surely be put to much better use somewhere in the club with the Trust retaining the control on how and where it was spent. Like many on here I thought the arm twisting and the resultant place on the board in exchange for the huge share holding was a once off payment.

The Trust is in good hands I'm sure (Hi Bax, Rog Swindells here Paul - we worked together if I recall) but I fear membership will fall even more if £30,000 a year 'seat rental' is handed over to JF and Co.
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