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17 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

The bod seem quite happy if not desperate to take money from MR and SA so if I was in their shoes I think it would be fair to expect some sort of representation in return 

SA still owns more than 10% of the club entitling him to a place on the BOD, he could sit on or place somebody on the board at any time he wanted, however both him and MR have rightly taken a step back from the day to day running of the club with the rest of the former MSG moving on completely. Regardless of that I’m not sure why loaning a company money which will be re-paid (probably with interest as was done previously) would give a person a place on said company’s board. It would be different if that person was buying a significant shareholding obviously but that’s not what’s happening here. 

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1 hour ago, PedroMoutinho said:

My understanding is that there is acrimony dating back to the failed navy blue group bid for a stake in the club relating to the way that was approached by the NB’s negotiating stance with them allegedly immediately demanding removal of directors etc.

Well since either MR or SA were not involved in any discussions between the club or the NB Group your understanding is utter nonsense.  In fact MR would have been delighted if a deal could have been struck. 
If you are going to post get your facts together first. 

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4 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

Well since either MR or SA were not involved in any discussions between the club or the NB Group your understanding is utter nonsense.  In fact MR would have been delighted if a deal could have been struck. 
If you are going to post get your facts together first. 

If you read Martin Ritchie’s book he is very critical of the way the group headed by Kenny Jamieson at the same time as the Mark Campbell bid conducted themselves. That is the group I was referring to. I believe many of those involved in that bid are now patrons, if not on the bod.

The fact is MR and SA were considered persona non grata not long ago (rightly in some eyes) yet we now have the same individuals who publicly slated then for years having to go cap in hand looking for cash.

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3 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

If you read Martin Ritchie’s book he is very critical of the way the group headed by Kenny Jamieson at the same time as the Mark Campbell bid conducted themselves. That is the group I was referring to. I believe many of those involved in that bid are now patrons, if not on the bod.

The fact is MR and SA were considered persona non grata not long ago (rightly in some eyes) yet we now have the same individuals who publicly slated then for years having to go cap in hand looking for cash.

Martin Ritchie’s book was published long before the Navy Blue Group was formed. Kenny Jamieson was not involved in the NB Group, he and David White ran Back the Bairns. Yet again your facts are incorrect other than two of the NB Group being on the Board and in total there are 7 who are Patrons. 

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9 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

Martin Ritchie’s book was published long before the Navy Blue Group was formed. Kenny Jamieson was not involved in the NB Group, he and David White ran Back the Bairns. Yet again your facts are incorrect other than two of the NB Group being on the Board and in total there are 7 who are Patrons. 

The back the bairns group is what I was referring to as being mentioned in the book- I couldn’t recall the exact names of the different groups that have existed over the years.

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1 minute ago, PedroMoutinho said:

The back the bairns group is what I was referring to as being mentioned in the book- I couldn’t recall the exact names of the different groups that have existed over the years.

It would be hard to deny that there has not been conflict over the years. That, from both sides seems to have been parked for the best of the club.  From the limited conversations I have had with MR in the last year or so he and SA are supportive of what the new Board are trying to achieve. 

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1 hour ago, Reggie Perrin said:

This.

I was in the cafe on Friday morning and the blinds were drawn down at about 11 because of something happening on the pitch (according to the waitress) so clearly the management want to play things very close to their chest.

Then you get some desperate to be relevant brain donor announcing the team a full day before the match!

Just ridiculous.

Agreed. I'm sure the blinds being down in the cafe has been a thing dating back to at least Houstie being in charge time. It's obvious to anybody why it has to be that way, for somebody to come on here the night before the match and release the starting 11 is moron behaviour 

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Trying to pretend there was never any animosity between various fan led organisations and the former MSG would be crazy, fans were rightly angry at how the club was being ran which ultimately led to the the loss of our youth academy and us being relegated to league one. Change had to happen and we eventually got there, it certainly feels like all parties are on the same page now(or at least they should be) and the club does appear to be starting to turn the corner, I’m relatively confident that come the AGM a package of measures will have been put in place to address the short term funding gap. 

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The really important thing here is the AGM.

Someone mentioned December 15th but whether that is authoritative, Ive no idea.

The longer it’s delayed, the more concerned I become as to give the Accounts a clean bill of health, the Auditors will need to be convinced that the necessary funding is in place for the company to be rated ‘a going concern’.

They can, of course, qualify the Accounts but that would be a very retrograde step and would signal to creditors and the Football Authorities that things are desperate and, I would imagine we would be put on a ‘watch’ list of some sort.

I am, of course, just surmising here, but the consequences of not having the requisite financing in place are serious.

 

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1 hour ago, brokeville said:

They’ve no plans for any involvement or investment in the Club. I’d imagine they’d like to sell their shares. 

As far as I know he's not actively seeking to sell his shrares but I'm sure if a decent offer was put in front of him he'd probably offload them.

 

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8 hours ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

My moaning is only based on public information as I am certainly NOT itk.

Last Friday you posted that Lawal would be starting against Edinburgh. He did. You were the only one to post that information anywhere online as far as I can see, despite your inference in the post that it was nothing more than gossip. 

That would suggest that you're more ITK than you let on. 

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51 minutes ago, Bainsfordbairn said:

Last Friday you posted that Lawal would be starting against Edinburgh. He did. You were the only one to post that information anywhere online as far as I can see, despite your inference in the post that it was nothing more than gossip. 

That would suggest that you're more ITK than you let on. 

Happy to tell you from where that came.

I have a grandson at Larbert HS and he got it from one of his pals.

Where it originated from I have no idea but I can tell you that every FFC fan at Larbert HS knew about that.

I do agree that it is not acceptable for such information to be put out.

Must be from a player or ancillary personnel.

He also knew the team line up on Saturday exactly.

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