I get the impression that Clibbens is trying to control the news flow so that for a change the club's pr is better handled.
We didnt get progressively worse under Gregg but we did keep him past his sell by date.
All looking quite exciting then if Carwashes theory is correct.
Don't know what the set up will be but Nixon and Pattinson will be uncomfortable if they are forced to engage with the fans more and not be allowed to hide anymore.
You can't buy success but it would be nice to see a well run club with people running it that create that buzz that makes people feel that they are welcome back, they may even improve the catering - just little things.
And lets not forget, we are only two promotions away from being in what I believe is one of the most exciting leagues in Europe due to its unpredictability.
All sounds good, a bit like the Berlin Wall being smashed down in footballing terms
Let's not be getting carried away, a takeover yes but to improve catering would be inconceivable!
Does Phillip Day live in the UK full time or is he a non dom? If hes a non dom and his time in the country is restricted I imagine he would need someone running the club on a day to day and his own involvement would be limited. In which case I worry that Jenkins is simply going to be replaced by Day as Mr Emergency Loan and Nixon/Clibbins end up staying where they are.
PD is a UK citizen living in Cumbria. There is no way he could qualify as a non dom under the current tax rules.
Ok, wasnt sure as id heard it mentioned that he possibly lived overseas and only came back to Brampton at certain times of the year. Made me wonder how much of that time hed be prepared to spend on cufc.
I don't know but I think EWM feel a moral responsibility as the wealthiest company which will be based in Carlisle to support us. The arrangement so far is entirely commercial and lacking in any 'benevolence. Clibbens has said he is working to extend the relationship however I would interpret this as meaning borrowing more money beyond the value of the existing security and relying on the good will of EWM.
Where the relationship will take the Club is unclear but at the moment it is ensuring our survival after Curle spending money like water.
Doesn't everybody see what is happening? We tried the big spending approach with Curle which brought us a top 10 position, an annual loss of £700k, no young players of our own being developed, dull football and falling attendances. Clibbens with the tacit support of EWM has said we need to have a different approach.
They have looked at the figures and seen if they take £750k out the playing budget and play attractive football the Club might expect to finish say 10th to 14th but importantly break even. With a good manager we could do much better as Accrington have proved. Add in the prospect of future football fortune from selling on players like we used to do and suddenly the Club looks a much more attractive proposition for new owners/investment.
People are wrong to say EWM are simply keeping the Board in place. They are actually working with Clibbens to bring about change.
When it goes tits up you mean. This season is gonna be make or break. I fear the latter is the most likely. I hope I'm wrong
...the other thing about EWM, they are not one's for spouting. Day is never quoted, and at best, any other quotes from EWM are from "a Company spokesperson"
They tend to get on with it....
When I was a kid we went on holiday to St Andrews and the Edinburgh Woolly Mill shop had a cafe on the first floor that overlooked the last tee on the old course AND gave out free pop to kids
It's this kind of largesse that has led to it collapsing on its arse
Though if they owned the freehold on that site they could probably sell it and clear whatever financial difficulties they've got
Arse, just checked on google maps and it's now a golf shop
This is why we need socialism. Unemployment is soaring, more and more people are being pushed into poverty as a result of this pandemic but the fat cats and the businessmen continue to get rich.