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TheRonRaffertyFanClub
May 4, 2021, 2:36pm
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Quoted from KingstonMariner
You’re probably right RRFC. I think we’d vent our spleen whatever they did or didn’t say. But there could well be a difference to how we feel about it afterwards if there was an honest acceptance of responsibility. We’d have still been mad, but we’d cool down afterwards much sooner.

The other factor is it’s still all pretty mealy mouthed as Fenty is walking away with every penny he put in and £200k on top. Money the club could do with right now.


Sad though that is Kingston, we would have accepted that penalty months ago if we could have had this outcome.







“If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.”
― John Stuart Mill, On Liberty."
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Am I surprised? Not really...


'the poor and the needy are selfish and greedy'...well done Mozza
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The writing was on the wall when we were beaten in the FAC by 2 goals by a very poor NL team.  A team who had only just managed that number of goals in the league all season.

The fact that the Board decided, in their wisdom, to issue yet another statement explains why we have failed (again).  Talk about burying their collective heads in the sand.

If they were the owners of the Titanic they would have defended the ship saying it was fit for purpose and fully-seaworthy.  Saying that it met British Standards.  It still sank without trace.

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One amazing thing is they still don’t get it, they think people will listen to those mealy-mouthed far fetched excuses and think, oh right, they weren’t so bad then, we have been wrong to want them out of the club! A truly pitiful final act among so many.
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I'm not as agitated by that statement as others on here have been, but maybe that's because I didn't expect anything other than the usual list of reasons why nothing was the board's fault.

John Fenty walks away with £2.5m, which is £200k more than he put in.

If only we, the fans, had kept track of every penny we put into the football club over the last 17 years, and how literally none of us have ever demanded — or ever will demand — our money back.

We are the principle funders of this great, historic football club. We *are* the football club. And look where we are, and what we've been left with, because of the complete ineptitude of a small group of men calling themselves 'custodians'.

Their one role was to take good care of this football club. Like Poojah said earlier, this was them trying. Good grief.

That statement was their one last attempt to deflect the blame. I fully expected they would. Technically there were two apologies in there. Passive, as always, and with caveats. We're sorry, but it wasn't really our fault.

Except it was. Every last dirty bit of it.


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They (Fenty, Day or both) appear to try to to get some kudos from the fact that all the taxes, NI contributions etc have been paid. Surely that is a basic situation that any responsible business should do? I don't care what other clubs have done during this pandemic as regards finances, I only  care about GTFC's approach.


The Future is Black & White.
"The commonest thing on this planet is not water , as some people believe, but stupidity ". Frank Zappa
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Quoted from rancido
They (Fenty, Day or both) appear to try to to get some kudos from the fact that all the taxes, NI contributions etc have been paid. Surely that is a basic situation that any responsible business should do? I don't care what other clubs have done during this pandemic as regards finances, I only  care about GTFC's approach.


There's plenty of precedent in football for clubs not having done so. Possibly other clubs in our division. But there was still plenty of scope for us not to finish a lot higher than we did, even with the budget we had. The other clubs were a bit smarter in how they dealt with the same problems. We started the season in appalling shape, basic things like fitness were weeks behind where they should have been. That should have been a red flag that we had left the club in charge of an incompetent madman.


'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  
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maybe we should ask Hollowhead for his take on the statement - always 2 sides to every story.......
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Have read all the ‘spleen venting’ for the club statement - and find most of it very justifiable.
Going forward - as fans - we hope that, if the vote goes in favour of the takeover tomorrow, the chaps in control of the private limited company will make decisions causing a rapid upturn in Towns fortunes.
UTM


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Quoted from forza ivano
maybe we should ask Hollowhead for his take on the statement - always 2 sides to every story.......


No, there are 3 sides - yours, theres and the truth! To use a statement once used in politics "they (the Board) couldn't run a whelk stall".


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