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Heard a rumour that money is being invested into the club from an outside source, maybe this has something to do with it and new investment has meant a place on the board. Like I say just a rumour.

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This seems bizarre timing for any chairman to step down. Doesn't mean there isn't an entirely reasonable explanation obviously, but I expect to see Hearts fans predicting administration in the next few nanoseconds.

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Just when we seem to look like we’ve finally got our shit together, our chairman resigns completely out of the blue.

Thanks to Bill Clark for his work through a testing period, I guess.

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I imagine the last 4/5 months will have seriously taken its toll on him. He stated on one of the BBC podcasts he would have swapped places with Falkirk if he had known the fall out that would have followed.

Now whilst that is obviously an exaggeration for effect I think it highlights how much it has taken out of him. He’s done a very good job on the whole and will be a big loss but I’m hopeful it’s just a personal decision by him rather than anything deeper to cause greater concern regarding the club.

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24 minutes ago, raith1974 said:

Heard a rumour that money is being invested into the club from an outside source, maybe this has something to do with it and new investment has meant a place on the board. Like I say just a rumour.

If that’s true then the owner has learned f**k all from our history of the last 20 years.

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That's confirmation that Bill Clark has stepped down, with immediate effect, but with no reasons offered. I wonder if Bill might utilise his new pals in the media to offer an explanation. 

I wouldn't be at all surprised, however, if it is as alluded to above. It can't have been easy being the lightning rod for everything that's gone on recently, and with it all finally settled, now might be the right time for him to step away. 

John Sim in as interim chairman, too. He really does hold a lot of cards. 

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Purely conjecture, but it's been a difficult few months for the guy and I do wonder if there is some underlying thing with the eventual vote change over reconstruction. I wouldnt be surprised if Clark's previous public enthusiasm for reconstruction was genuine, but that Sim had over ruled him.

Again, nothing in that but my own baseless conjecture.

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2 minutes ago, Raith Against The Machine said:

That's confirmation that Bill Clark has stepped down, with immediate effect, but with no reasons offered. I wonder if Bill might utilise his new pals in the media to offer an explanation. 

I wouldn't be at all surprised, however, if it is as alluded to above. It can't have been easy being the lightning rod for everything that's gone on recently, and with it all finally settled, now might be the right time for him to step away. 

John Sim in as interim chairman, too. He really does hold a lot of cards. 

In fairness, no more now than he did before. Clark's job was alway s just to run Sim's club on a day to day basis. 

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I wish Bill the best for the future. I thought he was a brilliant chairman and showed a lot of enthusiasm. 

I can only hope the next chairman can be half as good as the guy. 

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Reading between the lines I would say there's been a rare up at the meeting and Bill has gone f**k this.

 

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Bill Clark is sound as f**k and Kens the Streets was on same stag do wi um in Liverpool 7 years ago.
Didn't realise Bill Clark hung about with Musicians

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17 minutes ago, Raith_Rasta said:

Bill Clark is sound as f**k and Kens the Streets was on same stag do wi um in Liverpool 7 years ago.

 

3 minutes ago, Raith_Rasta said:

 


Mike Skinner told me and Bill where to go for the sniff 🤝

 

Has it come to this?

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Aye, like everyone I’m shocked at this. Bill was a good guy, and done brilliantly leading the club back to the Championship and giving us such a good voice during the pandemic. He also done wonders with the club engaging with the fans again. He’s also spoken in interviews fairly recently about the up and coming season, which also makes this even more out of the blue. So maybe he is just burnt out from the last 4-5 months, and had enough of it. Hopefully nothing too serious health wise either.
Cheers Bill, all the best!

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