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WOZOFGRIMSBY
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I reckon we've probably got the only council that would want a ground somewhere, then turn it down when it came to the planning application


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And the timing, as usual, is impeccable. We don't hear from him (thankfully) for months and then at the first sign of positivity, enthusiasm and a sense of goodwill returning along comes JF, and is his usual ham fisted way tries to destroy it.
what a contrast with the 'can do' attitude of Jolley and the players, instead we get the negative ' this can't be done, that's not possible, nothings happening' negativity of Fenty. With Fenty there's always a reason not do something, and never a reason TO do something (unless of course it's his plan and only then is something doable)
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A complete farce - end of
I can't think I have ever come across so many stumbling blocks to a new stadium build
So much intransigence on both sides
We seem to have a 21st century playing set up and a 19th century board
As someone quite rightly alluded to - it is like Saturday's balloon of optimism has been slowly and depressingly deflated

Fenty sort of saying as guardians of the club we can't take risks blah blah
But surely a huge part of this is self interest - if a USA company wanted 100% control then no one on the current board would be retained so why would turkeys vote for Xmas?

Only thing we can do is get behind MJ and the boys - UTM!!!
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And the timing, as usual, is impeccable. We don't hear from him (thankfully) for months and then at the first sign of positivity, enthusiasm and a sense of goodwill returning along comes JF, and is his usual ham fisted way tries to destroy it.
what a contrast with the 'can do' attitude of Jolley and the players, instead we get the negative ' this can't be done, that's not possible, nothings happening' negativity of Fenty. With Fenty there's always a reason not do something, and never a reason TO do something (unless of course it's his plan and only then is something doable)


It would appear he's just found the 'self-destruct' button that he lent to old Shut-Up at the Fans Forum.
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There are councils & football clubs working together all over the country and still we have this apparent stand-off between NELC and John Fenty.

Michael Jolley, Anthony Limbrick are working their butts off to re-connect the football club with the fans and along comes JF with all the comedy timing in the world and blows it out of the water with an interview that basically says we're going nowhere fast. As for proof of funds, the last three sets of accounts shows the levels of directors loans being reduced which, whilst good in that it's reducing the indebtedness to JF, is also doubtless impacting on the playing budget. Is 'proof of funds' code for 'they won't pay my loans off'?

With regards to Estadio Del Freemo, if the Council are building the stadium/providing the land, why does it need an 'enabling development'?


Where is it said the council will give the land and build the stadium, I missed that bit
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There used to be an annual payout to all Freemen living in the area, a decent little amount at one time, but as Freemo and its commercial income has dwindled so has the money that supplied the payouts, it's probably a couple of quid now.




4 groats!


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With regards to Estadio Del Freemo, if the Council are building the stadium/providing the land, why does it need an 'enabling development'?


The council aren't building the stadium...that's the point!
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gawd bless him he does try.....

does seem to contradict a previous statement made by i am sure another GTFC rep regards a completely different site being looked at that wasnt PP or Freemo....wish i could remember who it was who said it.

also if retail and housing demand isn't there then why the fck are you hell bent on pushing for a stadium on a site that can only be developed with retail and housing partners to enable it !!!!  Reload and shoot your other foot off FFS.




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There are councils & football clubs working together all over the country and still we have this apparent stand-off between NELC and John Fenty.

Michael Jolley, Anthony Limbrick are working their butts off to re-connect the football club with the fans and along comes JF with all the comedy timing in the world and blows it out of the water with an interview that basically says we're going nowhere fast. As for proof of funds, the last three sets of accounts shows the levels of directors loans being reduced which, whilst good in that it's reducing the indebtedness to JF, is also doubtless impacting on the playing budget. Is 'proof of funds' code for 'they won't pay my loans off'?

With regards to Estadio Del Freemo, if the Council are building the stadium/providing the land, why does it need an 'enabling development'?


Is this true??

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After the highs of Palace, balloons bursting all over NE Lincs this evening. The guy couldn't sell a brand new Bentley for a fiver and who's he got to help him? A solicitor and an accountant..

Why was the statement needed? And what was the key objective the club was trying to achieve by doing so?

Loads of different phrases are used but he can't quite come out and say GTFC is up for sale. That little phrase would get far more local, national and international publicity in the press and TV than the zero achieved by the specialist they hired a few years back.

Let's face it, the current board haven't got a penny to put towards moving this club forward and they should be moving heaven and earth to find someone that can, above all else. None of these self promotion videos of trying to look presidential and wise when reading between the lines they make him and the club look like backward thinking heel draggers.

A paltry £70k is still substantial investment for a Football League club in JF's eyes, and he revealed that he's presided over years of the dressing room showers not working, reliable hot showers surely a prerequisite for any club wanting to be taken seriously in attracting players. The way he talks about big investment, he sounds like the chairman of a National League North club.

Peaks Parkway still his preferred option but in another sentence outlines that lack of demand for retail and housing which makes it a no go. And it's been six months since the council expressed their desire for a stadium yet the club haven't had enough conversations with them to know what's going on and worse still the owner is a councillor! You couldn't make it up could you?

JF and SM clearly have competence in balancing the books, (thank fook for the Bogle money by the way) but show a lack of competence in every other aspect needed to run a successful club. Yet again everything is put on Jolley's shoulders. You can't build the foundations of a football club on a manager, they all leave in the end and what are we left with? Where is the sense of urgency and enthusiasm in this statement to try and deal with the future foundations of the club?

An owner without a clear vision for the club, who demands to rubber stamp a buyer's clear vision for anyone else to take it forward. Self congratulatory nonsense once again on this video while attempting to look presidential. The guy hasn't got a clue. The elephant in the room is that the club needs cash to move forward with a new stadium in the offing with the backing of the local council and the current incumbents haven't got the funds to do so, so get on Radio Humberside, Look North, Sky Sports and talk about it, use social media, send press releases to the national press etc, because everything else is just pussyfooting around getting absolutely diddly squat done while trying to achieve some cheap point scoring based on ego.

GTFC is up for sale.. say those exact words John, not to 5k fans on a club website, say it to the world.. mean it and let's see what happens..

I want the best for my football club and these videos offer the same year after year, mundane old penny pinching, point scoring ego inflated clap trap while nothing ever gets done..

If any statement is to be made it should be made to the right audience. Not to the fans, to prospective buyers outlining the potential of the new stadium project and the club, not a list of excuses justifying the existence of the current owner..
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