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Heswall Mariner
May 18, 2021, 1:50pm

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There's informative article by Mark Stilton on Cod Almighty on this.
Bit of a thicko - so don't know how to attach the thread on here.
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May 18, 2021, 1:51pm
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May 18, 2021, 2:03pm

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Nah, I'll pass on that thanks. Let's look forward not back.
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May 18, 2021, 3:27pm

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Sounds like a horror story....

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May 18, 2021, 3:32pm
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All in the past! Where we are next season is enough of a reminder to me - so will not read it.
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May 18, 2021, 4:14pm
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FFS let it rest will you!

The new owners have repeatedly said they are drawing a line under the last regime, it has gone, and the past cannot be changed, so it is a complete and utter waste of energy constantly bringing it up over and over and over again.

Why do you see the need to keep on depressing us all with the past going ons? We have enough on our plate as it is.

" You never go forward looking backwards"
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May 18, 2021, 5:06pm
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Wow - you forgot so much of the rubbish we've had to put up.

Fundamentally, I have a suspicion if John Fenty had never been involved we would be sat in a new stadium, probably in the Championship, perhaps having enjoyed a season or two in top flight.

For those who think thats a pipe dream, Barnsley are in the Championship play offs with Brentford, Swansea and Bournmouth -  we were bigger than all those clubs in the 90s.

Of the the hundreds of owners of ELF clubs in the last two decades, Fenty would make the top 5 of worst owners.
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May 18, 2021, 5:07pm
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From what I've read so far it brought to mind "The Prince" by Machiavelli

That was a work of fiction though.....  
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Regardless of what the new owners have said they want*, there is nothing wrong with having a retrospective. It’s good that it’s all being put together in one place. Until this is done and a full reckoning made, I don’t think we can fully leave the past in the past. Forget the past st your peril.

* none be of this will stop us putting our heart and soul into supporting the Mariners’ rebirth. Besides, 1878 have said they want to listen to supporters. So between what they want and what they’ll get, there’s going to be some give and take.

I have to say, the author of the article has done a lot of research into the early days. As a bit of a history nerd, I’d like to have seen him cite his sources for some of the stuff. 😁 He’s done a great job.

Through the door there came familiar laughter,
I saw your face and heard you call my name.
Oh my friend we're older but no wiser,
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same.
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May 18, 2021, 5:22pm
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I certainly think things will come to light over the coming months but it's important to understand too that you can't change the past but you can shape the future. For that reason, our energy should be going into what we can do to make sure our future is bright.
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