Jump to content

The Falkirk FC Thread


Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, FFC 1876 said:

Nope just Connolly and Carrol in the first half, but the other two would have had a game on the Saturday so that'll be why they didn't play.

Bo'ness play at home tonight and from what I can see Walker's started every game for them.

đź‘Ť

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Bairnardo said:

Seems like by far and away the most likely scenario to me.

Certainly the simplest that requires no conspiratorial speculation to back it up.

Well it definitely has hee haw to do with that in this case.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Zbairn said:

Playing devil's advocate here..... but if you have one or two directors forming a clique and getting their mates involved (who are not Directors), it might just p**s off the others who have been voted on by the FSS.  Then you have a hostile atmosphere that descends into chaos !

We have just come out from that scenario with previous BoD's.... let's hope we are not moving back in that direction !

 

I think you've got it spot on mate unfortunately.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We're missing some good NEDs (Slamannan boys -stand down). 

No idea what's happened with Doug Moodie but AL-FFC's attempt to go all Comical Ali on it is bizarre. 

There quite clearly is something to see  and it's important it is nipped in the bud now before the new board becomes too settled. 

Could be we are thanking Doug as a whistle-blower in a few weeks time. Better resigning than carrying on in a situation you aren't comfortable with. Let's see what explanations are forthcoming.

NEDs keep a board honest, and coach the less experienced members. We could do with a couple of really experienced ones from big companies. Not easy to get of course for a small company like FFC.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think the supporters deserve a truthful explanation regarding the reason for the resignation, after what we have been through with previous boards trust is paramount on the club going forward.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, FalkirkBairn2021 said:

We're missing some good NEDs (Slamannan boys -stand down). 

No idea what's happened with Doug Moodie but AL-FFC's attempt to go all Comical Ali on it is bizarre. 

There quite clearly is something to see  and it's important it is nipped in the bud now before the new board becomes too settled. 

Could be we are thanking Doug as a whistle-blower in a few weeks time. Better resigning than carrying on in a situation you aren't comfortable with. Let's see what explanations are forthcoming.

NEDs keep a board honest, and coach the less experienced members. We could do with a couple of really experienced ones from big companies. Not easy to get of course for a small company like FFC.

Not gone comical Ali I'm just looking at a different perspective, like I say if someone resigns from your work is there an alterior motive ? 

There might be a perfectly simple reason he stepped down but everyone seems tp wan t to go with the conspiracy theory on it

Edited by AL-FFC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not gone comical Ali I'm just looking at a different perspective, like I say if someone resigns from your work is there an alterior motif ? 
There might be a perfectly simple reason he stepped down but everyone seems tp wan t to go with the conspiracy theory on it
people love a bit of intrigue and conspiracy
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, FalkirkBairn2021 said:

We're missing some good NEDs (Slamannan boys -stand down). 

No idea what's happened with Doug Moodie but AL-FFC's attempt to go all Comical Ali on it is bizarre. 

There quite clearly is something to see  and it's important it is nipped in the bud now before the new board becomes too settled. 

Could be we are thanking Doug as a whistle-blower in a few weeks time. Better resigning than carrying on in a situation you aren't comfortable with. Let's see what explanations are forthcoming.

NEDs keep a board honest, and coach the less experienced members. We could do with a couple of really experienced ones from big companies. Not easy to get of course for a small company like FFC.

Totally agree. 

Read the Facebook page and someone was having a go at Doug for liking a post saying it’s concerning and not what they want to see in a director. If Doug has felt hard done by then he’s every right to like whatever he wants and under no obligation to state what happened. If he did he’d no doubt be slaughtered by the same people.

It takes a lot for people to come out and have a go against an establishment, such as the club. I remember it here when a fan was abused by a director and made it known. If people are acting inappropriately then more power to those for letting it known or at least indicating not all is well. 

For everyone saying we all need to pull together too, you can’t just expect people to follow if they’ve been treated unfairly and you can’t just expect fans to buy in if they don’t like what they’re seeing. Just like we don’t want poor manager after poor manager it’s the same with the board. They are the ones who make the important decisions. If all is not well then they have to sort it out as soon as possible. 

At least a chairman is responsible and most importantly accountable  for the way the club is run. Without a chairman it can all be hidden away and no one is the wiser as to who is making good or bad decisions. 

Ofcourse there could be other reasons Doug left but reading between the lines it doesn’t sound great and with the other resignations or people leaving their jobs, it doesn’t look good. 

As for the hours, it was said Doug was working hard behind the scenes before he was appointed on the board. He was lauded as much by the club when appointed so any suggestion that he wasn’t up to it seems way off the mark. 

Hopefully the FSS can provide more detail and stick up for Doug if he was poorly treated as we don’t want that happening to any other rep. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

FSS DIRECTOR

FSS members would have been disappointed to see the news that Doug Moodie had stood down from the Falkirk board of directors earlier this week.

Doug was elected to the board by FSS members March this year, having served previously as a volunteer helping rebuild the club behind the scenes.

Since his appointment as director, Doug did a great deal of good work upgrading the finance systems and operations, delivering many other club projects as shared across the board/club volunteers, as well as recently taking on responsibility for data compliance.

Doug regularly attended FSS committee meetings alongside Nigel, answering questions frankly and keeping us informed. He also participated enthusiastically in the numerous fans’ events organised by FSS as well as the club’s information evenings earlier in the season.  Doug had also taken on Presidency of The Stirlingshire FA with a view to re-invigorating the tournament across a wider level of participation including youth, womens’ and other groups.

There is bound to be speculation about the resignation of a board member. Out of respect to Doug and to the board, we don’t want to add to that speculation as everyone is working so hard to bring success back to the club, not least all our members who contribute in many different ways. We do however owe our members as much transparency as possible.

Doug has told us to pass on his thanks to FSS members for their support, encouragement and friendship, and would like us to record his warmest thanks for all the various messages of support and thanks he has received the past few days since the announcement was made. He will continue to be a staunch supporter of the club and of FSS’s aims, and looks forward to potentially playing a more active role in FSS moving forward. His experiences and insights into how our club can be successful again will be taken on board by FSS.  Doug looks forward to seeing many of you in the stands this season at games home and away, and is always open for a natter on all matters football related as we get behind John, Paul and the team this season.

We hope to have a meeting with the Board soon where we can discuss any lessons we can all learn from the first 6 months of fan involvement. It’s clear that we need to think carefully about how our model can succeed. We are however determined to ensure fans’ retain an effective voice at the heart of the club, achieved via democratic elections. We will seek a replacement fans’ director for Doug as soon as possible.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Springfield said:

FSS DIRECTOR

FSS members would have been disappointed to see the news that Doug Moodie had stood down from the Falkirk board of directors earlier this week.

Doug was elected to the board by FSS members March this year, having served previously as a volunteer helping rebuild the club behind the scenes.

Since his appointment as director, Doug did a great deal of good work upgrading the finance systems and operations, delivering many other club projects as shared across the board/club volunteers, as well as recently taking on responsibility for data compliance.

Doug regularly attended FSS committee meetings alongside Nigel, answering questions frankly and keeping us informed. He also participated enthusiastically in the numerous fans’ events organised by FSS as well as the club’s information evenings earlier in the season.  Doug had also taken on Presidency of The Stirlingshire FA with a view to re-invigorating the tournament across a wider level of participation including youth, womens’ and other groups.

There is bound to be speculation about the resignation of a board member. Out of respect to Doug and to the board, we don’t want to add to that speculation as everyone is working so hard to bring success back to the club, not least all our members who contribute in many different ways. We do however owe our members as much transparency as possible.

Doug has told us to pass on his thanks to FSS members for their support, encouragement and friendship, and would like us to record his warmest thanks for all the various messages of support and thanks he has received the past few days since the announcement was made. He will continue to be a staunch supporter of the club and of FSS’s aims, and looks forward to potentially playing a more active role in FSS moving forward. His experiences and insights into how our club can be successful again will be taken on board by FSS.  Doug looks forward to seeing many of you in the stands this season at games home and away, and is always open for a natter on all matters football related as we get behind John, Paul and the team this season.

We hope to have a meeting with the Board soon where we can discuss any lessons we can all learn from the first 6 months of fan involvement. It’s clear that we need to think carefully about how our model can succeed. We are however determined to ensure fans’ retain an effective voice at the heart of the club, achieved via democratic elections. We will seek a replacement fans’ director for Doug as soon as possible.

Quite disappointed in this statement, actually seems to fuel the rumours of discord rather than clarifying the situation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Quite disappointed in this statement, actually seems to fuel the rumours of discord rather than clarifying the situation.

Had to read a couple of times, not really sure what to take from the statement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, AL-FFC said:

Not gone comical Ali I'm just looking at a different perspective, like I say if someone resigns from your work is there an alterior motif ? 

There might be a perfectly simple reason he stepped down but everyone seems tp wan t to go with the conspiracy theory on it

WTF is an alterior motif?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Quite disappointed in this statement, actually seems to fuel the rumours of discord rather than clarifying the situation.

Especially that last paragraph. I hope I'm just being paranoid but reads to me like the issue is with FSS as a concept rather than a grievance between directors.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Quite disappointed in this statement, actually seems to fuel the rumours of discord rather than clarifying the situation.

I tend to disagree….maybe it’s a very personal reason? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Springfield said:

FSS DIRECTOR

FSS members would have been disappointed to see the news that Doug Moodie had stood down from the Falkirk board of directors earlier this week.

Doug was elected to the board by FSS members March this year, having served previously as a volunteer helping rebuild the club behind the scenes.

Since his appointment as director, Doug did a great deal of good work upgrading the finance systems and operations, delivering many other club projects as shared across the board/club volunteers, as well as recently taking on responsibility for data compliance.

Doug regularly attended FSS committee meetings alongside Nigel, answering questions frankly and keeping us informed. He also participated enthusiastically in the numerous fans’ events organised by FSS as well as the club’s information evenings earlier in the season.  Doug had also taken on Presidency of The Stirlingshire FA with a view to re-invigorating the tournament across a wider level of participation including youth, womens’ and other groups.

There is bound to be speculation about the resignation of a board member. Out of respect to Doug and to the board, we don’t want to add to that speculation as everyone is working so hard to bring success back to the club, not least all our members who contribute in many different ways. We do however owe our members as much transparency as possible.

Doug has told us to pass on his thanks to FSS members for their support, encouragement and friendship, and would like us to record his warmest thanks for all the various messages of support and thanks he has received the past few days since the announcement was made. He will continue to be a staunch supporter of the club and of FSS’s aims, and looks forward to potentially playing a more active role in FSS moving forward. His experiences and insights into how our club can be successful again will be taken on board by FSS.  Doug looks forward to seeing many of you in the stands this season at games home and away, and is always open for a natter on all matters football related as we get behind John, Paul and the team this season.

We hope to have a meeting with the Board soon where we can discuss any lessons we can all learn from the first 6 months of fan involvement. It’s clear that we need to think carefully about how our model can succeed. We are however determined to ensure fans’ retain an effective voice at the heart of the club, achieved via democratic elections. We will seek a replacement fans’ director for Doug as soon as possible.

That just will not do, sadly. Hard to all “pull in the same direction” when something seems wrong. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To me the “out of respect for the board” line is all wrong. The FSS shouldn’t be here to show respect to the board, the purpose is surely to represent and advocate for the interests of the club, in particular the supporters. If that necessitates being critical of the board, so be it.

Its another reason Imo why we need a genuinely balanced board- i.e. one not composed entirely of patrons.

There will be points when the perspectives of the patrons and the FSS are not aligned and current model creates a conflict of interest when that happens.

Edited by PedroMoutinho
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Quite disappointed in this statement, actually seems to fuel the rumours of discord rather than clarifying the situation.

Major coverup that. How can telling us what happened add to the speculation for god's sake?What's the point in having a fans organisation of they wont tell you anything. What next? The clubs going bust but with respect to the board we didn't tell anyone. Feck me.

Edited by Jackie Myles
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Ă—
Ă—
  • Create New...