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Lol is that it? A chairman moves on replaced by another. 
All that build up for that! Do you give it that much build up in the bedroom? Your wife must be thrilled......🤣


I liked that one I must admit. Unfortunately I have been know to promise her things on a mount Vesuvius scale.

I am just surprised that fans will read this and take it at face value, not thinking for a minute that things are not all what they seem. Sometimes it’s good to scratch beneath the surface.
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13 hours ago, Johnny Red said:

 


I liked that one I must admit. Unfortunately I have been know to promise her things on a mount Vesuvius scale.

I am just surprised that fans will read this and take it at face value, not thinking for a minute that things are not all what they seem. Sometimes it’s good to scratch beneath the surface.

 

You said you'd rather the news was put out on official channels, it's now out and you're saying there's a hidden message we need to figure out ourselves. Will we ever be told or should we hire a detective to question Dr Neil on his intentions? 

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5 hours ago, The Moonster said:

You said you'd rather the news was put out on official channels, it's now out and you're saying there's a hidden message we need to figure out ourselves. Will we ever be told or should we hire a detective to question Dr Neil on his intentions? 

The Supporters Trust have sent out a letter about yesterday's announcement, and reading that I don't think it is Dr Neil's intentions you need to worry about.

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7 minutes ago, Turnberry Fields Forever said:

The Supporters Trust have sent out a letter about yesterday's announcement, and reading that I don't think it is Dr Neil's intentions you need to worry about.

I haven't had sight of that yet, albeit a letter sounds so 19th century.

Could someone summarise the main talking points?

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9 minutes ago, Turnberry Fields Forever said:

The Supporters Trust have sent out a letter about yesterday's announcement, and reading that I don't think it is Dr Neil's intentions you need to worry about.

Like George Parr, I've not received a letter or an email to either of my email addresses, nor has there been a post on the Trust website since June 2020. In which manner was this letter communicated?

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Well colour me shocked that our new owners became involved for one reason and one reason only and that all the bullshit they tried to feed us about climbing the leagues and utilising Mr Norway’s extensive international footballing contacts was indeed bullshit. This is Brabco 2.0 and don’t anyone kid yourself on that they give a flying f**k about the best interests of DFC. The whole thing is just completely tiresome and boring now.

The fact they haven’t remotely tried to communicate with suppporters, bar the aforementioned bullshit about international contacts and full-time football etc, should have had alarm bells ringing from the start.

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8 minutes ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

Well colour me shocked that our new owners became involved for one reason and one reason only and that all the bullshit they tried to feed us about climbing the leagues and utilising Mr Norway’s extensive international footballing contacts was indeed bullshit. This is Brabco 2.0 and don’t anyone kid yourself on that they give a flying f**k about the best interests of DFC. The whole thing is just completely tiresome and boring now.

The fact they haven’t remotely tried to communicate with suppporters, bar the aforementioned bullshit about international contacts and full-time football etc, should have had alarm bells ringing from the start.

Nobody buys a club like Dumbarton unless its for 1 of 2 reasons:

- They're a local guy done good who wants to do something for his home town.

- Somebody sees the chance to make money.

Unfortunately for us we have too few of the former and football sadly has no shortage of the latter. In theory there's nothing inherently wrong with an owner making money form Dumbarton but we absolutely have to make sure that it's not done at the expense of, or harm to, Dumbarton. The previous incarnation of Brabco in general, and Ian Wilson in particular, never really bought into the idea that if they were going to make the move to Youngs Farm work then they'd need local support. Hopefully Henning Kristofferson doesn't repeat the same mistakes that Brabco made and takes on board that it's possible for a good outcome for both the owners and the football club. Engaging with the fans in a transparent and constructive way really has to underpin everything he does. Hopefully he realises that and we start to see some progress towards genuinely open and constructive relationships between the owner, the club and the fans. If we don't then our latest owners are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past decade.

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5 minutes ago, BallochSonsFan said:

The previous incarnation of Brabco in general, and Ian Wilson in particular, never really bought into the idea that if they were going to make the move to Youngs Farm work then they'd need local support.

“When it was put to Mr Kristoffersen that after almost ten-years of this project dominating the affairs of Dumbarton FC, there was very little residual enthusiasm either in the club’s support base or the wider local community for this project, he appeared unmoved.”

It doesn’t sound like he really cares about local support tbh and there is no evidence since he appeared on the scene to suggest that this will change any time soon.

8 minutes ago, BallochSonsFan said:

Engaging with the fans in a transparent and constructive way really has to underpin everything he does. Hopefully he realises that and we start to see some progress towards genuinely open and constructive relationships between the owner, the club and the fans. If we don't then our latest owners are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past decade.

They arrived during a global pandemic and since they have arrived we have had boardroom reshuffles and a manager change and we haven’t heard a peep from them. Once again there is nothing there to suggest that is likely to change anytime soon. 

The fact that Andy Hosie is heavily involved in the background is also a major red flag. Anyone working closely with him to make money is either stupid or as crooked as him.

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1 hour ago, BallochSonsFan said:

Nobody buys a club like Dumbarton unless its for 1 of 2 reasons:

- They're a local guy done good who wants to do something for his home town.

- Somebody sees the chance to make money.

Unfortunately for us we have too few of the former and football sadly has no shortage of the latter. In theory there's nothing inherently wrong with an owner making money form Dumbarton but we absolutely have to make sure that it's not done at the expense of, or harm to, Dumbarton. The previous incarnation of Brabco in general, and Ian Wilson in particular, never really bought into the idea that if they were going to make the move to Youngs Farm work then they'd need local support. Hopefully Henning Kristofferson doesn't repeat the same mistakes that Brabco made and takes on board that it's possible for a good outcome for both the owners and the football club. Engaging with the fans in a transparent and constructive way really has to underpin everything he does. Hopefully he realises that and we start to see some progress towards genuinely open and constructive relationships between the owner, the club and the fans. If we don't then our latest owners are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past decade.

He's not even said hello and has already started moving our assets around. He has no intention of engaging with fans. This is a complete shafting happening in front of us, no doubt about it. He's not repeating the same mistakes Brabco did, at least Brabco were honest in that they didn't give a f**k about the football side and would leave it alone. Henning has already gave us the "bullshit fans want to hear" stuff with full time football and global scouting networks.

Andy Gordon and Graham Casey leaving says much more about this to me than Steele leaving does. Both of those guys were not long appointed to those positions and have given the club an absolutely huge amount of time, effort, services and money. The fact that our board stuck it out against Brabco but are now jumping ship a mere few months after Henning took over suggests to me that we are already fucked. If it was just the intention to move us, why wouldn't these guys stay and fight against it like they did with Brabco? Something has already happened that has forced these guys out the door. 

Hosie having any sort of power down there is fucking criminal. Mind when folk told us not to worry because the Hosie's are a great bunch of lads? :lol:

 

 

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I never understood the whole notion of a "network of Scandanavian football contacts" anyway. It was almost like everyone either forgot Brexit happened or thought the town of Dumbarton was outwith the trade labour market restraints the rest of us now work to somehow.

We're not in the EC any more. You can't employ non British (or Irish) passport holders without a work permit which you are not easily going to get for non international standard footballers. It took Rangers about 3 months to get one for their reserve striker Juan Alegria (guy who scored twice at Alloa last night) and that's with all their resources and, with the greatest of respect, a far more prominent prospect than was ever likely to pitch up at Dumbarton.

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