The football department is doing EXTREMELY well and no update is needed from that part of the club; the league position is evident of the work/progress/miracles being performed by all those playing and support staff & management.Morning all,
Met Ron this morning in London to go through several items on an agenda that I put to Ron and Tom recently.
I have nothing to do with the finances of the club, that's not part of my role or remit whatsoever, my role today was to outline what I feel is important in galvanising what we have ( passionate supporter base, excellent coaching staff, football department, CEO and competitive team ) rather than what we don't.
I haven't been as present in recent weeks due to family issues, taking a break and discharging commitments elsewhere but the emails, calls, meetings haven't stopped in order to help the Football Department when we can act. John and the coaches don't stop when it comes to watching and sourcing future players, and as I've said before, the work Tom Lawrence does daily will be worthy of acknowledgement some day, he really has our club's best interest at heart, alongside the day to day staff who are working incredibly hard to keep this club moving.
I've read the Trust updated statement and supporter group concerns and as someone who set out their when pitch with supporters in mind, it's been frustrating not to be able to meet regularly but you all know the current situation so a monthly meeting to be asked questions that I can't nor have the remit to answer would have been pointless.
But I'm offering to meet in the next couple of weeks to talk to supporters groups so that I can update everyone on what the Football Department is doing, despite the current situation, and some insight as to the Football Department's plan for the remainder of the season ( after consultation with John and coaches ) as we remain competitive in the league and trophy.
A large part of my role is to bring people together and that more than ever is needed at a crucial time of the season. Staff, players and coaches need to be appreciated for the work they are doing and so do you guys for the support you give us, so that's what I'm going to do, make sure however, whenever that everyone at our club knows they are valued, appreciated and can be supported as much as can be given. The first thing often to go when clubs go through off the field tough times.
Looking forward to the Trust and other groups reaching out to see when and where we can meet at their earliest convenience.
We are all far more interested in if there is going to BE a club on the 2nd of March. I should not have to take a day off work to be a court reporter because the club is not behaving in a transparent manner with its thousands of loyal supporters. We want the same thing from Ron as we have always wanted: honesty.
Glad to see you had a fun and fulfilling time in Barbados.