sculduggery wrote:ex-rmi wrote:Not been able to accept tickets...who do these guys think they are?
They have a Chairman who trys to look after his clubs supporters. Dont you think its an absolute disgrace that you have to learn of these decisions from the opponents first.
This is what I posted several days ago on Deva Chat and Igrapop corrected a couple of things as you will see at the bottom.
QUOTE (sculduggery @ Aug 31 2011, 07:56 PM)
I must say that this is from a guy I was talking to on Saturday who seemed to be in the Know (but I must stress its second hand info). He told me that Chorley were Quoted a price of 30K to police the Fcutd and Chester game using basically the Fc game as a trial run. Chorley told them to stuff it. Because Chorley did not play ball the police enforced these restrictions.
Also I have a friend who knows Andy Walsh the Fcutd chairman and he told me they are going to send the 500 tickets back and instead buy around 500 programmes. (Again that may change depending on fans views etc)
The £30k figure is not quite correct it was £35k, £10k for FC United & £25k for Chester plus all the other restrictions.
The reason given for not taking the tickets by Andy Walsh (not officially) is because our Chairman did not stand up or say anything. He would have accepted the decision but he is fuming with Chorleys ineptitude. The quicker we get rid of our clown Chairman before Gary leaves the better, for anyone who doesnt think so I will leave you to ponder these 2 thoughts.
Taking into account where Chorley where when Ken Wright took over and the huge decline in our fortune before Gary Flitcroft took the managers job which Pub league do you think we would be in now?.
When Gary leaves at the end of the season which pub league will we end up in?
Sorry Scully you are so wide of the mark with this it is difficult to guage how you came up with the theory in the first place. Understandably fans from both clubs are up in arms about this situation as are the members of CFC board but there is little that the club could have done differently to change things, FC have been contacted about the game but as the club have been working hard to try & get things changed there wasn't much in the way of information that could be given to FC regarding the organisation of the game until they were definitley finalised. OK this now makes it look like the club either aren't doing anything or aren't capable of doing anything but believe me people are working hard to find a solution. CFC didn't tell the Police to stuff it but haven't laid down & just accepted it, they can't afford the proposed policing cost, but likewise they can't afford to miss out on a bumper crowd either, atmosphere wise & financially or for the sake of non-league football.
One thing I think people should bear in mind before down crying the way any club at this level is run, we all watch non league football for varying reason but in the main I believe its the cheap & cheerful atmosphere that has been lost in the proffesional game that draws most of us in. Most of the clubs at this level are run by volunteers on what has been described to me as "Part Time Full Time" yet most people on most fans forums not just ours expect the clubs to be run like a premier league team.
Couple of other points
Ken Wright does a fantastic ammount of work for the club behind the scenes you really should take the time to talk to him after one of the games, unless you are a complete nob he would gladly chat to you also without him Garry would not be at the club!!
Mr Walsh wont be sending any tickets back because he didnt have any in the first place, FC have made some facilities available at Gigg Lane for CFC representatives to sell the tickets today! But by the sound of things they will be bringing most of them back.