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What answers did he give for this? Was there any challenge or debate on what he said?

The question by a member was phased along the lines of

"we know you are the finance director what roles do the other directors fulfil"

BG explained they were all (except NP) non-exec directors and that as such they were very much in the overseeing/advise role.

The club is structured with a non-exec board and have for amny years operated with a CEO in charge of the day to day operations, the CEo acting under direction from the board.

He commented that he stood back from the finances/bank liason when NP/LS came in at their request and only stepped back in when lS left .

He said that KC was heavily involved in the community side and this was supported by NP who said that he was incorrect to suggest everyting was down to Spencer Taylor at the last meeting.

he said that GH had many years of expereince and although now 80 still offered the club alot. (I understand Geoff has always been invloved in team liason travelling with the team and representing swfc at away games)

Can anyone else who attended add anything here?

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The question by a member was phased along the lines of...

Cheers for that.

There were no murmurs of it perhaps being a good time to switch things around in the board room then? Or are people too comfy with their roles?

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He had registered to attend the meeting, but according to a friend of his decided at the last minute to go to Skeggy instead.

I think that just about sums up the SA.

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So we effectively have a board that does very little and has maintained that minimal level of input for far too many years...but appear to resist any request for change or for the expansion of the board to bring in people with the imagination, skill and enthusiasm to make significant changes...oh...hang on...except...LS, who was very effectively shafted for attempting the change things.........

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He commented that he stood back from the finances/bank liason when NP/LS came in at their request and only stepped back in when lS left .

[chokes, splutters and picks self up off floor]

BG (and the others) was asked to get out of the way of day to day operations as they all loved to interfere with the detailed workings of the club from non-exec positions. The specific agreement was that he carried on as FD when I became Chairman and NP became CEO.

The Finance team switched over to Nick from Bob late last summer (after the budgets had been done).

BG maintained direct dialogue with the bank throughout my time at the club.

Wonder how many more blatant lies were told last night...............

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[chokes, splutters and picks self up off floor]

BG (and the others) was asked to get out of the way of day to day operations as they all loved to interfere with the detailed workings of the club from non-exec positions. The specific agreement was that he carried on as FD when I became Chairman and NP became CEO.

The Finance team switched over to Nick from Bob late last summer (after the budgets had been done).

BG maintained direct dialogue with the bank throughout my time at the club.

Wonder how many more blatant lies were told last night...............

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Lee

You really should have attended. You are a supporter and free to join W'ite and come to these meetings.

Hearing BG and NP's side of the story made it very difficult to understand what the real truth is.

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I love Friday shitstorms

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[chokes, splutters and picks self up off floor]

BG (and the others) was asked to get out of the way of day to day operations as they all loved to interfere with the detailed workings of the club from non-exec positions. The specific agreement was that he carried on as FD when I became Chairman and NP became CEO.

The Finance team switched over to Nick from Bob late last summer (after the budgets had been done).

BG maintained direct dialogue with the bank throughout my time at the club.

Wonder how many more blatant lies were told last night...............

Regards

Lee

If this is the case, and I have no reason not to believe LS, then can we take it that NP is just a puppet of the Board seeing as he sat there listening to the bullshit BG was spouting (allegedly).

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If this is the case, and I have no reason not to believe LS, then can we take it that NP is just a puppet of the Board seeing as he sat there listening to the bullshit BG was spouting (allegedly).

NP is a club employee. Good at his job as far as I know but he will present what info he's told to by his bosses.

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If this is the case, and I have no reason not to believe LS, then can we take it that NP is just a puppet of the Board seeing as he sat there listening to the bullshit BG was spouting (allegedly).

Could it also be said that NP is as bigger puppet as what LS was?

As Donny says, NP is an employee.

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Could it also be said that NP is as bigger puppet as what LS was?

As Donny says, NP is an employee.

All I am getting at is that people tend to believe what NP says, but as it is quite clear that as an employee of these people he will tow the line and nod when told to nod, then maybe we should take what he tells us with the same contempt as we do the boards statements.

Don't get me wrong, I don't blame NP safeguarding his job, we would all do that.

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All I am getting at is that people tend to believe what NP says, but as it is quite clear that as an employee of these people he will tow the line and nod when told to nod, then maybe we should take what he tells us with the same contempt as we do the boards statements.

Don't get me wrong, I don't blame NP safeguarding his job, we would all do that.

Totally agree mate. Just hope he isn't made a scapegoat. No point in shooting the messenger.

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Totally agree mate. Just hope he isn't made a scapegoat. No point in shooting the messenger.

Have to agree. From the readings on here from posters like CGC, say NP put himself and his knowlege in a good light.

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For what it's worth - I didn't attend as I thought it would be a waste of time and nothing would come of it nor change.

Everything I've read so far justifies my apathy.

Not busy french-kissing George ? :wink:

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haha, why does none of this actually surprise me?

Pity I cancelled my membership, would have been worth going along too.

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My main questions to Bob were covered by members questions:

  1. When did you become a director and what was the debt then? and Now? - Covered by Joe Ashton......and to my memory ignored
  2. What is our current financial state(banks position) and what is the budget for next season - coverd by Nigel.........cant remember this question been asked or answered
  3. Investment update- had DA "signed up" or not? - covered by several questions......."yes but only in principal and not legally binding"...answered by NP
  4. Are we really a cash neutral club? - covered by nigel
  5. The £1.5m and Ls ? answered by NP...down to the shotfall in ST sales v target......although you have to question why LS would not have known this....not sure I believe the answer which was given by NP
  6. cash availability in Jan 10 ? - answered by NP
  7. Why can't we attract investment ? questioned by Ian....Bob didn't know so NP answered
  8. What roles do the current board play? answered by BG
  9. Will the club take(and continue) the postives from LS's involvement - communication etc? answered by BG
  10. Does the manager or the board choose the players signed? - Answered by bG
  11. Have they considered fan investment via right sissue ? BG answered - cost of over £250k - would need to be guaranteed over £2.5m income to justify cost, need someone to underright it.

For those that have asked for the answers given, some quick summaries above

You will see that Bob was very reluctant to answer, in fact I considered getting the mic and asking John Gath if this was a Q&A session or just a Q session

I even asked Bob a light hearted question to give him a break......he even swerved that one and so NP stepped in himself (an agent had asked for a promotion bonus if one of his players signed for us and when it was refused asked for an intro to Def Leapord instead....or failing that Michael Vaughan as he like Cricket!)

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If this is the case, and I have no reason not to believe LS, then can we take it that NP is just a puppet of the Board seeing as he sat there listening to the bullshit BG was spouting (allegedly).

I must admit, I am getting somewhat concerned about Mr Parker's constant praising and defence of the current Board.

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