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View Poll Results: Do you any confidence left in the WST & CLub Boards?
Yes 61 26.52%
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Old 4th September 2019, 10.44:20   #41-0 (permalink)
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You said they were managing the finances well, I've pointed out they could and should be doing much better on that side too.

Dwindling crowds, reduced income to me would be not handling the finances well, nor the number of pay offs we've bad over the years, all the loan players who've never played who cost us even if we dont pay wages for them etc.
Well currently we aren't in danger of going bust which is a big positive financially. I'm not one to shout all is fine because we still have a club, but it's good to know that we aren't going to do a Bury any time soon.

Dwindling crowds and reduced income isn't handling the finances. That is down to the team's performance. Which, I agree, we need a change.
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Well currently we aren't in danger of going bust which is a big positive financially. I'm not one to shout all is fine because we still have a club, but it's good to know that we aren't going to do a Bury any time soon.

Dwindling crowds and reduced income isn't handling the finances. That is down to the team's performance. Which, I agree, we need a change.
To me it is as they go hand in hand, that's why Bolton in particular almost went bust, why Oyston left Blackpool and a lesser extent why Bury went under, fans stayed away in protest there too.

We've players on 2 year contracts, if crowds drop off will we afford them and crucially will players want to be moved on? The whole Bobby Grant scenario with his contract sounds a right mess, he shouldn't decide if he stays or goes.

How long can we sustain losses, more with people cancelling memberships, lapsed ones not being chased up.

It's going to be a spectacular collapse, you only have to look at what happened at Telford under fan ownership

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Old 4th September 2019, 10.48:59   #43-0 (permalink)
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If we weren't fan owned would people still be saying off the field he's (imaginery owner) doing a good job. Personally i dont think we would. We'd be saying this football is making my eyes bleed get out of the club.
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To me it is as they go hand in hand, that's why Bolton in particular almost went bust, why Oyston left Blackpool and a lesser extent why Bury went under, fans stayed away in protest there too.
The crowds have a major impact on the income, yes. But I am talking about how the club manages our finances. IE what they do with the club's income and expenditure.
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Just looking at the comments on here and those saying they do a GREAT job off the field a bit OTT maybe initially they did when we took over from the crooks but in recent seasons they are living off the back of that success with empty promises things like doing the Kop up was a smokescreen to divert attention from the playing side fiasco, at the start they lived off a fortunate cup run which paid off a large amount of debt.

Getting the lease on the ground they deserve credit, but 9acre and the promise of a new training ground does anyone believe that?

They have wasted money hand over fist with incompetence since the weasel Keates jumped off a promotion challenging ship.

90% possibly higher on here said giving the job to a man who's only experience was being sacked as a joint manager for losing every game at Scarborough...what was on his CV that made him the best for the job?

Also the lack of communication to the fans who travel across the country shows an arrogant attitude along with their never owning up to their mistakes.

Nobody forced them to volunteer so if they like the accolades for the reducing good things the do. Then they must accept the flack and criticism for incompetence like anyone on the board if we had private owners they would get a lot worse.
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The crowds have a major impact on the income, yes. But I am talking about how the club manages our finances. IE what they do with the club's income and expenditure.
Surely generating income comes under that too? Something that's keeping Ed Woodward at Manchester United and that's only just.
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I'm not actually buying the 'running the club well away from football' line anymore either.

We have no training facilities, its unknown if we're even training much at all at moment as 9 acres is a ghost town. We are currently in a worse position on the training front in many decades.

We are the only professional club in the country with a head coach working one day a week who has a role in picking his next boss (beyond belief)

We have bizarre overnight stays for away games that don't warrant it.

We offer deals to players with long term injuries in the hope they recover (Manny and Lainton)

We're not utilising the many windfall payments received in recent years (cup runs, Taylor, Ward)

The stadium is falling into disrepair, even basic maintenance is being ignored.

The whole club board not speaking to the trust board fiasco around the Barrow / Hughes appointment.

Wasting money on flames in the players tunnel (if this wasn't free it's bonkers)

Bizarre appointments like Newell, Flynn etc. A firmer stance needed for staff appointments.

Delays in publicising season tickets in the close season.

The patronising cringe that comes out of the boards mouths, especially SH and PJ. I actually felt insulted by the crap they spurted in that clear the air meeting earlier this year.

I could go on.....
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A genuine question without being a d*ckhead...

How much are the Stadium Manager and Commercial Managers paid? Are they full time positions?
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I'm not actually buying the 'running the club well away from football' line anymore either.

We have no training facilities, its unknown if we're even training much at all at moment as 9 acres is a ghost town. We are currently in a worse position on the training front in many decades.

We are the only professional club in the country with a head coach working one day a week who has a role in picking his next boss (beyond belief)

We have bizarre overnight stays for away games that don't warrant it.

We offer deals to players with long term injuries in the hope they recover (Manny and Lainton)

We're not utilising the many windfall payments received in recent years (cup runs, Taylor, Ward)

The stadium is falling into disrepair, even basic maintenance is being ignored.

The whole club board not speaking to the trust board fiasco around the Barrow / Hughes appointment
.

Wasting money on flames in the players tunnel (if this wasn't free it's bonkers)

Bizarre appointments like Newell, Flynn etc. A firmer stance needed for staff appointments.

Delays in publicising season tickets in the close season.

The patronising cringe that comes out of the boards mouths, especially SH and PJ. I actually felt insulted by the crap they spurted in that clear the air meeting earlier this year.

I could go on.....
The leak is still on the WST board and recently used his casting vote to vote in favour of his mate ie the status quo.

Yet people still lap it up.
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I'm not actually buying the 'running the club well away from football' line anymore either.

We have no training facilities, its unknown if we're even training much at all at moment as 9 acres is a ghost town. We are currently in a worse position on the training front in many decades.

We are the only professional club in the country with a head coach working one day a week who has a role in picking his next boss (beyond belief)

We have bizarre overnight stays for away games that don't warrant it.

We offer deals to players with long term injuries in the hope they recover (Manny and Lainton)

We're not utilising the many windfall payments received in recent years (cup runs, Taylor, Ward)

The stadium is falling into disrepair, even basic maintenance is being ignored.

The whole club board not speaking to the trust board fiasco around the Barrow / Hughes appointment.

Wasting money on flames in the players tunnel (if this wasn't free it's bonkers)

Bizarre appointments like Newell, Flynn etc. A firmer stance needed for staff appointments.

Delays in publicising season tickets in the close season.

The patronising cringe that comes out of the boards mouths, especially SH and PJ. I actually felt insulted by the crap they spurted in that clear the air meeting earlier this year.

I could go on.....
Don’t forget the abysmal centre of excellence which seems to have fallen behind those run by the likes of Chester and even Welsh premier clubs.

Then there are the blatant lies - telling us that Flynn is an assistant manager when he clearly isn’t. Or having a meet the manager evening for a manager who has already told them that he is leaving.

Or take your pick from the various statements which indicate that they are stubbornly against again other form of ownership. Pete Jones for example, using the Notts County situation to label all non fans owned clubs as failures.

They should hang their heads in shame at the way they are treating our club.
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