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Agreed. We (of those I’ve spoken to) all said it would have been great to see the signing announced as the B4L signing with the shirt at the Brockville gate etc. at that time of the signing.

Lost opportunity until next time for both parties, although they did say last night that at an upcoming club event there would be a photo completed for such an occasion. Would have had more of an impact for both parties at the time though I think.


Whilst it’s brilliant that the money contributed to what appears to be such a good signing, personally think him being announced as a B4L signing would have been embarrassing. Just my opinion though.

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Whilst it’s brilliant that the money contributed to what appears to be such a good signing, personally think him being announced as a B4L signing would have been embarrassing. Just my opinion though.


Don’t see the issue tbh. Fan part-funded would have been a positive story all round. No different to the Rory Loy signing where the Bairns Business Club Paid a part of his deal.

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Why would they deliberately fail to publicise something that benefits them?
I don't know either way, but if I were guessing I'd put it down to oversight.
The person who's most switched on in terms of publicity - KK - was on a fortnights holiday at the start of the year. The person who does the input for the website / social media also doubles up as football admin and he was running about like a daftie at the time; seven new players came in during the space of two days.
I'm guessing (again) but I suspect McShane may have been "allocated" to BFL after the event. Particularly as he was third in the door and his eighteen month contract wouldn't be covered by the 16K donation, unless we're paying him an average of £222 per week.
With all the focus being on changing an entire team I suspect the publicity angle for BFL was simply forgotten about rather than deliberately omitted.  We'll know for sure when the next one's done in the summer.
Bairns Business were acknowledged when we signed Rory Loy so there should be no reasons for B4L not to get the same level of publicity, at least in a normal transfer window when staff have a bit more time to plan things.  


The fans involved put in 16k probably about 10% of the cost to sort the mess created. Well done to them. It helped McKinnon churn the squad. Not sure it really matter who the player was TBH.

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Don’t see the issue tbh. Fan part-funded would have been a positive story all round. No different to the Rory Loy signing where the Bairns Business Club Paid a part of his deal.


Was Rory announced as a Bairns Business club signing?

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3 hours ago, HopeStreetPieStall said:

If that is indeed the way its going, then hopefully it picks up a bit more momentum going forward, as the money used to bring McShane in is a great bit of business and one of them each January would be an outstanding boost to the squad. 

Don’t be so gullible. It’s all smoke, mirrors and spin.

A few different accountancy adjustments and the money could have gone to pay: off duds,; fines: legal and consultancy or agents fees etc. You’re just funding your Board’s mistakes.

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1 minute ago, Branch Ton said:

Don’t be so gullible. It’s all smoke, mirrors and spin.

A few different accountancy adjustments and the money could have gone to pay: off duds,; fines: legal and consultancy or agents fees etc. You’re just funding your Board’s mistakes.

Ok then. 

 

Away back to whatever YouTube channel you get your legal advice from. 

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Don’t be so gullible. It’s all smoke, mirrors and spin.
A few different accountancy adjustments and the money could have gone to pay: off duds,; fines: legal and consultancy or agents fees etc. You’re just funding your Board’s mistakes.



Branch Ton on our thread trying to make friends because everyone in Greenock knows he’s a fanny.

Maybe if you put as much effort into your own club then they would develop from being a tinpot club.

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I wonder if the Bairn for Life scheme could get a wee boost after this current share scheme.

Once that's all sorted and there is more involvement/engagement from the fans realistically it would only take 1000 people to give £10 a month to pay for between 3-4 championship quality players or 2 real top signings to help us get up. Given how cheap season tickets are, particularly in the south stand I think that would be achievable and a lot of people would be quite happy to chip in. 

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Was Rory announced as a Bairns Business club signing?


They were credited as part of the press release yes.

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11 hours ago, Crawford Baptie said:


Moreso from the club as opposed to B4L.

Kind of astounding it didn't happen - can only assume the club weren't keen / just went into the transfer pot

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7 hours ago, RC55 FFC said:

 


From what was said last night, B4L going forward (and may include the money donated so far) will be converted to shares. I know that issue held back a few of our group from contributing last year.

 

Frankly would rather continue with B4L and have a rough idea where the cash is going than subscribe to Fan Ownership Scheme

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Why? Is it because a fan ownership scheme would only give you a rough idea of where the cash is going?

Edited by Duncan Freemason

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Frankly would rather continue with B4L and have a rough idea where the cash is going than subscribe to Fan Ownership Scheme


What utter drivel.

Money going into the club from any source just goes towards the whole pot no matter how it is dressed up. The more goes in the more gets spent with the vast majority of cash now getting spent on the first team.

So if BfL grows it will be more to spend in January to either sort out a mess or help push for promotion. If there is a fans buyout and the Contribution keeps coming when all the shares are taken up then it will have exactly the same impact. More cash - more to spend.

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I wonder if the Bairn for Life scheme could get a wee boost after this current share scheme.

Once that's all sorted and there is more involvement/engagement from the fans realistically it would only take 1000 people to give £10 a month to pay for between 3-4 championship quality players or 2 real top signings to help us get up. Given how cheap season tickets are, particularly in the south stand I think that would be achievable and a lot of people would be quite happy to chip in. 

 

That is exactly what the BtB scheme is proposing. If the 900 odd who have pledged keep contributing when the shares have been taken up then you have your annual cash boost.

 

If the share scheme happens then not sure why the need for both schemes. However if the BtB scheme doesn’t take off I will rejoin the BfL scheme as it is currently the only show in town that is actually up and running and if the club is going to progress it needs more cash. The MSG have stated they won’t put up any more so we will need to. Unfortunately by doing that you are doing it and getting no say.

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They were credited as part of the press release yes.


Slight difference to being announced as a B4L/BBC signing then.

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9 hours ago, GMBairn said:

I wonder if the Bairn for Life scheme could get a wee boost after this current share scheme.

Once that's all sorted and there is more involvement/engagement from the fans realistically it would only take 1000 people to give £10 a month to pay for between 3-4 championship quality players or 2 real top signings to help us get up. Given how cheap season tickets are, particularly in the south stand I think that would be achievable and a lot of people would be quite happy to chip in. 

Yes and it would only take those same 1000 fans 4 months to pay for Lang & Campbell's latest piece of incompetence - excluding legal fees of course.   

How are they still there?

 

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Yes and it would only take those same 1000 fans 4 months to pay for Lang & Campbell's latest piece of incompetence - excluding legal fees of course.   
How are they still there?
 
This.

When fans are being ask to dip into their own pockets, it would be wise for the club to show that our money can and will be used for the betterment of the club, rsther than paying for costly recklessness/incompetence.

Get them tae f**k. There must be a price for throwing 40k of the clubs money away.

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One thing about the BtB proposal is, like most, I pledged immediately it was announced. Only a nominal amount, £10 as I felt it was just important to show support for the idea. But as the proposal has grown legs and clearly has the support of a lot of fans, I'd be prepared to put in more than that and I wonder if there's a lot more than me would do the same?

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One thing about the BtB proposal is, like most, I pledged immediately it was announced. Only a nominal amount, £10 as I felt it was just important to show support for the idea. But as the proposal has grown legs and clearly has the support of a lot of fans, I'd be prepared to put in more than that and I wonder if there's a lot more than me would do the same?

I think a big factor in increasing the amount the fans put in is a genuine and visible reduction in the influence of the MSG and the Chair and CEO being held to account for their actions (preferably replaced).

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I'm not really fussed about having shares.  not really sure how it all works but i'd rather the money just went into a pot for the playing budget and other fan related expenditure that you actually see with your own eyes (beer tent,  half time entertainment or the like off the top of my head).

i don't care if we're owned legally by the 'fans' or Jim Radcliffe , i just want to see good football and the fans having a laugh.  one way or another it's not like 4000 people are running which pie company we should be going for.

i'm wavering whether to sign up.  I still think the objectives need to made crystal.

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