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If they only decide to tell fans that there will be no hospitality next season when someone actually phones up to enquire then they're hardly likely to come right out and tell us who has offered to do what.
As for the other options I know that since the seasons end there definitely was someone who was of a mind to approach the board with a view to taking over the hospitality suite. They seemed very keen to make this happen, and the fact that it hasn't happened then I'd guess they were either put off by what's going on or the board have decided their own idea (fans bar) is a better one. At the end of the day the board make all the decisions on what happens so ultimately it'll be them that decided on it.
As for open and transparent I actually think that in general they are as long as you know the questions you want answers to. What they aren't good at is telling us things off the bat, one director is always telling me that he'll answer just about any questions asked I as as long as it doesn't involve salaries or contracts.
Has anyone thought to email the club and ask for some clarification? I'm sure the fans representative would happily oblige.
Back to the subject of ash parks. Beechwood Park the home of Talbot spent a season as an ash park just after WW2 but it turned out to be a disaster due to drainage and they were forced into playing at Cumnock until the playing surface was rectified. When I was researching my booklet on Juvenile football in Auchinleck I came across a story where teams were complaining about the juvenile side who shared Beechwood with the Talbot. Seemingly there were telephone or electric cables that were strung above the goals at the Coal Road End and the Auchinleck lads had a habit of hammering the ball off the cables and dropping the ball on top of the visiting keeper. Whether it was true is unclear as the article was penned by the Cumnock Chronicle reporter of that time "The Glaisnock Lad" who liked to add a bit of mirth to his reports.