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Is anyone else getting worried?

Sep 22, 2004
Now I fully accept that this may well be down to my own paranoia but I am beginning to feel a little uneasy at recent developments (or perhaps lack of them) at Roots hall.........

Firstly, we have the incredible situation regarding the management team
Secondly, we have an apparent feeling of apathy and lack of effort from many of the first team players during matches
Thirdly, we have not heard from Ron Martin or any member of the Board this season, which seems particularly odd given the poor results
Fourthly, the refusal by the Club (we assume it was mandated) to not appear for a post match press conference after the Leyton Orient match
Fifthly, the plans for the new stadium are delayed once again, perhaps indefinitely, apparently with the clubs agreement
sixthly and perhaps most relevant, the Football League have announced new rules will be coming into place with regards to financing of member clubs

If you connect all of these dots, it might appear that the club is on an unsound footing, cannot afford to pay wages (again) leading to lacklustre performances from both players and management, cannot afford to commit to the finer details of the stadium plan and may well fall foul of the incoming regulations regarding solvency to remain a member of the league!

Yes some of this is leaping to conclusions and it is ALL conjecture but, it is possible and the silence from the club since Ron's return from holiday is deafening! Even Chris Phillips now seems to have gone to ground..........

I for one, am beginning to get a bit concerned