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November 7, 2018, 4:18pm Report to Moderator
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There is nothing anybody can do Sam until somebody gets Euromillions up


And this might be half the problem, people waiting for a miracle and just accepting what’s happening.

Why can’t we think beyond acceptance and actually do something about it. If your idea is winning the lottery then wouldn’t it be better to suggest that the trust set up a lottery syndicate for GTFC supporters rather than hoping that one day someone is going to win and give to the club.

Don’t you think the fans could do something forward thinking rather than sitting back and hoping it’ll change on it’s own?

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Walk away, but with the proviso that you can be an honorary life time associate of the club. Would naming the Main Stand after you do it?


Even if you had an ego as big as Fenty's would you pay over £2M to have the Main Stand at BP named after you?

Two quid more like



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There is nothing anybody can do Sam until somebody gets Euromillions up


So perhaps you could explain the success of other 'supporters group' run clubs such as Exeter, Wycombe and Newport who are all harnessing the collective will of their fans?
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Quoted from jock dock tower
Let's look at it realistically. If you'd lent somebody a few quid ten years ago, expecting it back but it never being mentioned again, you'd have long since written it off.

I've said it before, whatever the value of that £2 million over the years John Fenty has had it back by the bucketload in terms of gravitas, free advertising, and a certain kudos that's allowed to him and others like him in such positions. That, spread out over the years would far outweigh the £2 million were you a top organisation looking for the kind of publicity he gets year in, year out.

Walk away from the job John, it's a thankless task, you know it is. You must be sick of the sight of Town fans posting on here day in, day out, about your management of the club. Walk away, but with the proviso that you can be an honorary life time associate of the club. Would naming the Main Stand after you do it?


Yes the "John Shuttleworth Main stand" has a nice ring to it.
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Worth noting that on Companies House today that the GTFC accounts have been lodged and will take 5 days to process.
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What a stupid thread, a load of bored retirees thinking they can club together to buy out JF. Not only is it never going to happen, nor should it. No one one here has any idea how to run the club. I mean I'm not sure that JF does either, but at least there's only one of him.


Most sensible quote on here today
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Why should he get a penny of his loans back??

It's his decisions that have cost the club that money, nobody else's.

Why should any new owner(s) have to foot the bill for one man's failed vanity project.

He's the one who decided on the direction of the club, he's the one who has cost this club millions, and yet somehow he things he should get that money back!  It's crazy!!

That man should not receive a single penny of his loans repaid, he should write them off - and give the Trust back the 200k of shares that he <insert your own version of how he did it here> the Trust out of.

It's like going into William Hill and putting all you've got on the favourite at Newmarket and wanting your money back when it doesn't come in.

No other business on this planet works like this.  He, and he alone should foot the bill for the decisions that he has made that has cost this club millions.

Fenty Out.

Nothing will happen though.

We have these rants year after year after year - nothing changes.

Everyone bangs on about starving the club of income by not buying season tickets in the couple of weeks leading to the end of the season, then when it comes to it the vast majority fold and cough up for yet another season of mediocroty under our wonderful saviour.
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Quoted from Paris Mariner


I put a twitter poll out to see how many - percentage wise - people would be willing to invest £350 in exchange for a fan owned club with one member, one vote policy. Cast your votes! via https://twitter.com/nousrembobinons/status/1060132835858833408


The problem is that such a takeover would still require many key people in key roles. Do we have sufficient fans with the business, finance, hr, football etc skills and time to keep the club in business, never mind to improve it.

Would I pay my bit to help the club, definitely. Would I force out a man who has at least kept us in business for all these years, without us having a plan that ensures we have the skills and resources to move forward? Never. It could end the club we love and it would be our fault.
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*drags hand across face*

Look, you’re all getting ahead of yourselves with the takeover plans.

We all agree that the club can be run infinitely better than it currently is.
We all know that Fenty wants out and to hand over to someone who’ll do a better job than him.

What we don’t know is what it’s going to take to get that ball rolling. We’re effectivly all being held hostage, it would be nice to know the ransom being demanded.

Now, Mr Fenty, if you’d be so kind - the price.  
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What a stupid thread, a load of bored retirees thinking they can club together to buy out JF. Not only is it never going to happen, nor should it. No one one here has any idea how to run the club. I mean I'm not sure that JF does either, but at least there's only one of him.


Nor do the personnel that run it now. This isn't just the board, yes 'they' (one man) put the money in (or don't) But it's more than that isn't it. Change has to come from all corners of the club. More than money, our club needs a Chief Exec who knows how modern football works, A forward thinking marketer with knowledge of the sports industry. The videography and PR lack anything at all engagement. The imagery etc all come from an outside agency, the same agency other clubs use...... Where is the originality, where is the originality in anything the club does. It's lacklustre and lazy everything seems copied from other clubs except other clubs were doing 3/4 years ago.

Other clubs with no money, make a success because they have the right people behind the scenes, this will always be more than JF in my opinion, he is just the figurehead of it all.
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