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  1. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    I've just sat with a coffee and digested some of the points from the meeting last night - and I'm fucking angry. The lies and disinformation distributed by Jim Ballantyne is utterly appalling. The mail regarding withdrawal of funds by the trust is desperate stuff from the club. It's actually quite difficult to think that he believes his own lies. The lottery situation need further scrutiny as does the share price. I'd urge one of the Trust committee to go to Ballantynes office - perhaps with a journalist in toe - to demand answers. We really need to ramp the pressure up now. How can JB possibly tell the Trust that he'll shut the doors for unless he get's £10K then in the next breath value the club at over £400K? Fuckers gone mad. As far as ZL Group goes - they've not issued many statements and the whole situation looks like a ruse to try and flush the consortium members into bidding stupid money for a worthless entity. The links with McGowan stink and it's not where I or any right thinking Airdrieonian wants the club to be. On a positive note, it was reassuring to hear from consortium members that they're in it for the long haul - if they don't get the club this time round they'll play the waiting game. So, where now? As Hendy suggested - there needs to be an organised show of force. I get the feeling that the tide is turning in favour of an organised boycott. Of course there are those who don't agree that is the best option and they shouldn't be abused for their opinion. Those that do want to boycott should set aside any differences with other fans and show the club we're tired of the lies. When the dust from last night settles, I hope the DfC lads discuss an action plan to move this forward.
  2. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    I was at the meeting tonight. Couple of things: Stuart Shields is a committed fan, who IMO has the best interests of the club at heart. I back him and the consortium he's fronting. We've a real a chance at a real 'Airdrie' consortium taking over here. Ballantyne has persistently and consistently lied. Repeatedly. Over and over. "Misled us" from a member of the trust. His time is up, we need real and proper change.
  3. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    ZL Group must have been interested at the same time the Trust did due diligence, which valued the club at a nominal fee. Presumably, that's still the case. One wee piece of fake news in there, as far as I recall, SS extended an olive branch to Holemasters, not said he'd contacted them..... "Despite public statements to the contrary, it was established during the meeting that no other group had made contact with Holemasters regarding their involvement."
  4. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    https://www.airdriefc.com/clubstatement-151117 JB's retaliation.
  5. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    I know it probably looks like I'm having a go, but I'm not. However, you're asking the wrong questions. A local businessman, supporter and current sponsor has come out and said he's part of the consortium, as have two other gentlemen one with real Airdrie credentials. Now we have the stadium company which is, IMO, an absolute necessity in order to foster a permanent link between the Stadium and the club. No more talk of Cliftonhill, Central park or whatever pie in the sky has been talked about on here. The biggest expediture the club faces, if JB has ever told the truth, is stadium costs. To have the club and stadium linked is invaluable. That, for anyone to get on board with this plan, should be plenty details for the moment, given that there are potentially individuals in the consortium who already sponsor the club and might not want to rock the boat right now. The questions we need to be asking are who the f**k is Seref Zengin, what does he want with our club and how can we as a fan base exert real positive change on the club?
  6. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    On the contrary, now is the time people need to make their voices heard. Who is this guy? What is his interest in Airdrie? What does he bring to the table? Why should we back him? Some folk asked these questions when TW came in, only to be silenced by the majority who were blinded by full time football. We need to be building a community based football club for the future, instead we're becoming the plaything of increasingly dubious individuals who's motives are unknown. We're the gangsters moll of Scottish football.
  7. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    So what, it's OK for a new lot of bidders to be anonymous, but the consortium, who've already put a face up need to put all their cards on the table? Perhaps our focus as a fan base should be the new "preferred bidder" and what his angle is.
  8. Airdrie v Stranraer

    #backtheteamsacktheboard Their time is up.
  9. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    Excellent news. I firmly believe that having the Trust on board will help facilitate fan buy in for the consortium - and they've issued a very strong statement. The Trust have done some great work and will presumably have a knowledge of all the names involved in the consortium, seeing them as a viable and credible option to take the club forward. We all now need to get behind this and not let the door hit the current regimes arse on the way out.
  10. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    Does anyone at the moment? Hopefully the gathering momentum of this announcement will bear fruit. We can't go on like this, we know it, they know it. It's time for a change of the guard. At which point I echo the DfC (I think) statement earlier in this thread, insomuch as the Ballantyne contribution to us having a club should be recognized in the future.
  11. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    This is good. The trust are now acting in accordance with previous votes and ratcheting up the pressure.
  12. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    People now see that there are faces to the consortium, and one of our current sponsors, who's done a lot for the trust too, fully behind a change in ownership. There is a strong Airdrie connection and the initial statement is as positive and bullish as can be expected. As a fan base, we now need to decide if we support the managed decline and the overt involvement of dubious individuals, or do we get vocal and give our backing to a diverse consortium with real "Airdrie minded" individuals on board. It's a no-brainer. #BACKTHETEAMSACKTHEBOARD
  13. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    I've not, can you write up a brief synopsis of what happened and what similarities there are with us?
  14. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    Now that the dust has settled from last night, it's become quite clear that Blubsy has been put in place to act as a hand off, so that JB does not need to deal with the Trust. What's slightly disappointing is that there seems to be an appetite within the Trust committee just to hand over cash, as it's "supporting the club". A case in point being that the apprentice money was to be withheld - voted by members - until a contract was in place. Yet we learn last night that further payments have been made despite no contract having been signed as of yesterday. Ballantyne's sides must be splitting. It's time we used our leverage. Hopefully in the coming weeks we'll ALL have something to rally behind and remove this shower of charlatans from the club.
  15. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    Mate, the alternative is what? Starve them of funds pre-season when we don't actually really contribute to the running of the club. Summer time is too late. Maybe that's the case, I guess we'll find out when all the smoke clears...