LLD Posted November 17, 2008 Share Posted November 17, 2008 There are probably a few who could step in to keep the club going alongside the 'normal' fans chipping in. I'm thinking of Ged and his ilk who have a bit of money but also, crucially, business acumen. I think the first step would possibly be to go part time because there's no way we are taking in enough to be a full time club at the moment. It would be a brave move but I think neccessary. The "Supporter's Trust" that's in place would need to be scrapped and started again by people who are interested in the club and not just on ego trips and free tickets for themselves. Part of the deal when they took over http://www.liviforlife.co.uk/PDFs/LFLSharesAgreement.pdf was 6 free tickets for every game to be used for sponsors and potential sponsors in the local business community. As a local businessman I've never been offered free tickets in return for sponsorship. I don't know of any other local business that's been offered them either yet my sources within Almondvale tells me that free tickets have been issued to the "Trust" (sic). I suppose it saves the board from buying season tickets Nice to know the member's money is going to a good cause For me, the Trust is certainly the vehicle on which a fans takeover would be built. That's not necessarily an endorsement of the current board (although I have no problem with them), more that there is a legal structure to acquire the club which would be easiest. I would say that we should already be a part-time club anyway given our size of support, although that goes for most of the rest of the First Division as well. It would make sense to have a full time manager who could do promotional work etc., and maybe a couple of players who could double as youth team or community coaches. Based on what I know the Under 19s at Livi earn, you could also possibly keep a full time youth team on the go. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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