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Son of Cod
May 4, 2021, 10:38am
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Surely that's 12th highest after PH came in and added players?
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“Directors have a fiduciary liability to ensure that a company does not trade insolvent and with no guaranteed income but known liabilities, difficult decisions had to be made.“

You also had a duty of care to apply proper diligence in dealing with a convicted fraudster and damaging the reputation of the company / club.

Proper due diligence should also have been applied when appointing Holloway and (allegedly) involving him in whatever (allegedly) dodgy deal that was being done behind the scenes.

You also failed to act in good faith (allegedly).
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Reads to me like

We kind of regret the fact that we've cut you to shreds but here's some very coarse salt to rub into your wounds  
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Quoted from Son of Cod
Surely that's 12th highest after PH came in and added players?


But weren't Town already at the top end of the salary cap before Hurst was appointed

I'm sure that's what Day said back in December

About the same time as he said we had money to spend if we had to

Who knows the truth..... they probably think we can't handle it  
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This is a fantastic case study in how to write your own guilty verdict. Finishing twenty-fourth on the back of the twelfth highest budget in the division. FFS.

Perhaps we should have challenged the manager’s decision on only playing one pre-season friendly, against such illustrious opposition as Cleethorpes Town? You think? Any alarm bells ringing at this point to suggest that maybe the manager simply couldn’t be àrsed anymore? No? FFS.

How about using our competitive budget to build a squad around completely unproven youngsters and players from several steps down into non-league? How about complementing that with chronically injured journeymen? FFS.

Do you know how many players Ian Holloway signed this season that weren’t over the age of thirty, under the age of 22 or recruited from clubs several steps into the non-league system? One. George Williams. The chronically injured George Williams to you and I. One player out of sixteen signings could be reasonably considered to be a proven EFL player in his prime. FFS.

Oh, the fans universally approved the appointment of the manager did we? I see, so it’s all our fault is it? Oh right. I’m not having that for a second - you were the ones who knew WHY he was here in the first place, working with him at close quarters and able to spot the signs that the charlatan had completely and utterly lost interest interest in his job (which you knew full well was never his interest in the first place). FFS.

This is our record for the season:

League Two: 24th (relegated)
Carabao Cup: Round 1 (eliminated)
FA Cup: Round 1 (eliminated)
EFL Trophy: Group stage (eliminated)

We have quite literally achieved maximum failure in every competition. As it stands, we are currently neck and neck for the league’s worst goal difference, with one game to play. Good job then that that’s away at 2nd place Cambridge who need to win to guarantee promotion. FFS.

Our top scorer this season remains a 19 year old centre half who has only made two appearances since January due to injury. He has four goals in all competitions. FFS.

The gross mismanagement of this football has been absolutely criminal. Negligent. In trying to sugar coat it, you’ve only gone and made it sound even worse. You could have gone out with a modicum of contrition - “hands up, we fúcked up, this is all on us and we are eternally sorry for our mistakes and incompetence”. But no, it’s always somebody else’s fault isn’t it. Covid. The manager. The fans. FFS.

All of you, clear your desks tomorrow and never come back. You will be gone, but not forgotten. This board will be forever remembered for the litany of failure that has taken the club to its lowest point in its history. And all that, from a leadership team that already presided over Braintree 5-0 Grimsby. Who even thought that was possible?

FFS.


A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
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May 4, 2021, 10:56am
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You utter male masturbators, your never ever at fault are you Phil, or John, Or any other pathetic waste of space on the board, ooo we paid our tax oo we had a 12th biggest budget, so intercourse, we went down.

for once, in your pathetic existence, hold your hands up and accept you got it so so wrong, just get out of our club the rotten lot of you

Words hand crafted by John, signed by Day

I’d expect most of our budget was spent in January on a new squad and manager after trying to get away with spending none of it in the summer

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May 4, 2021, 11:01am
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Sorry, here are all the reasons it’s not our fault.

Absolute flipping bullshit to now try and pin it on the manager. Who’s decision was it to leave the players furloughed so long? Vernam?

Their hands are caked in excrement and they should never be allowed near the ground again.


Questions should have been asked pre season when we’d failed to assemble a squad or play any friendlies in preparation.
Questions should have been asked by October when Holloway had clearly lost the plot and was seeking to have a mental breakdown in interviews
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May 4, 2021, 11:01am
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Just another typical Fenty statement that we've seen time and time again from this board. "Not our fault", yet the board is the only constant in all the years of failure and inability to turn those around before we are deeper in the excrement. How many different managers and staff will they blame before admitting they've got things very wrong?

There was no Holloway in all those years of relegation after relegation and constant clown shows in the boardroom. Holloway didn't fail to deliver on the new stadium project, Holloway didn't constantly take the cheapest options available time and time again. There are enough behind the scenes with football teams to know these days that the manager is not the sole person in charge of transfers and how much influence the Chairman has, after all they are providing the financing for transfers and all other manager decisions. When Hurst decided he wanted more coaching staff and better facilities did the board automatically go with his decision on what he felt was needed? I think not. You chose the cheapest option as you have time and time again.

Fenty has also failed to secure investment into the club, filling the boardroom with personal friends and creating a culture of cronyism that surrounded him with yes men, allowed for kangaroo courts that roast local journalists at fan's forums and allowed the club to fester for many years. Fenty has used the club for his own personal gain in his political ambitions, using it to suck up to various big name politicians in the hope of securing support not for the club, but for his own ends. The only actual person on the board Fenty bought in to invest money was a random lottery winner and that also resulted in a falling out and public embarrassment for the club, perhaps he knew that any real business savvy person would run a mile before coming near the club.
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May 4, 2021, 11:02am
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He just can't resist can he?

One day left until he's kicked out on his bottom and he has to use the clubs media outlets to voice his opinion.

The excuses don't wash with 99% of the fan base, they never will.

For once in your life, be a man and admit you copulated up (as you have with this club for the last 18 years).  

Boasting about the relatively healthy financial state we're in having had the begging bowl out to fans less than 12 months ago and now having overseen a rock bottom finish and return to non-league.  Absolute disgrace.  Over 40 players used during the course of the season, of course we're going to have a high salary.   Hurst had to clear some of the decks to bring his own players in, I don't anticipate that his January recruitment was significant enough to move us up the spending chart.  Holloway spaffed the budget up the wall and you let him.
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Also absolutely no mention of the attempt to bring a convicted fraudster into the club.

That alone is shameful.
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