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I apologise if this has already been discussed but does anybody know why their match was postponed today?

I have heard a few rumours and I'm wondering if anyone can clarify the reason for this.

Thanks.

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I apologise if this has already been discussed but does anybody know why their match was postponed today?

I have heard a few rumours and I'm wondering if anyone can clarify the reason for this.

Thanks.

Only know what was said on the South thread .

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With no help I feel sorry for harthill a team I watched because my mate played with them for 11 year . Don't let a club like that fold . Fae the hoose

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The game i was at yesterday,i was told that the management tried to takeover the club by accusing the people at the club of mismanagement and trying to force them out,they wanted to change the club name as well.However this backfired and club officials sacked Morton and co.They then had a private meeting with the players to force them to not show up on saturday,thus is why Harthill had not enough players to field a team.Bad crack from Morton and co.I hope Harthill pull through all of this mess.

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I spent 14 years at harthill as a player/asst manager and then manager and its about time the people of harthill did something for the club. When i speak to people now they don't believe i won 2 league titles and 2 cups when i played there. Without backing from there own village it doesn't look too good for the royal.

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Exactly spud!!!

Myself and 3committee members were sacked by FORMER committee members who have never been near the club when it needed support at fundraisers etc!!! One man has run that club into the ground,when asked about missing funds,un declared donations and an AGM where he "made up a committee"(his words that I have proof of)held behind the committee and managements back. Instead of proving his innocence he brought in these so called former members to sack us!!!!

At a meeting with the players is explained the on goings over the last 12months and told them that they were contracted to the club,not me!!!!

At no point were they told not to turn up!!!!

Myself,my coaches,players and the committee that was sacked can hold their heads high as we went about out job with honesty and integrity and tried to do the right thing. There is no club,just one man....and there are reasons over the past 10yrs as to why that is the case!!!!!

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Exactly spud!!!

Myself and 3committee members were sacked by FORMER committee members who have never been near the club when it needed support at fundraisers etc!!! One man has run that club into the ground,when asked about missing funds,un declared donations and an AGM where he "made up a committee"(his words that I have proof of)held behind the committee and managements back. Instead of proving his innocence he brought in these so called former members to sack us!!!!

At a meeting with the players is explained the on goings over the last 12months and told them that they were contracted to the club,not me!!!!

At no point were they told not to turn up!!!!

Myself,my coaches,players and the committee that was sacked can hold their heads high as we went about out job with honesty and integrity and tried to do the right thing. There is no club,just one man....and there are reasons over the past 10yrs as to why that is the case!!!!!

This sounds very bad, I hope that it does not result in another Steelend scenario.

Surely common sense must prevail and manager and players are brought back?

Nobody is bigger than the club. The club must prevail, too much history to lose.

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I wasn't going to speak about it on here but I will not have people saying I must hang my head in shame!!!

The name change was a suggestion to open up other avenues for sponsors/player ls and committee as having "ROYAL" in the name seemed to be taken as bigoted as with the town it's in was not surprising.

And as the people of harthill,really didn't do anything for the club any longer,we thought we would go back to roots and call us polkemmet juniors,as the club originated from polkemmet amatuers!!

The club was already on it's knees and close to closing it's doors as so well advertised in papers,so anything was worth a try!!!

It was a suggestion to save the club...NOT TO TAKE OVER!!! And this was down by a vote!!!

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I wasn't going to speak about it on here but I will not have people saying I must hang my head in shame!!!

The name change was a suggestion to open up other avenues for sponsors/player ls and committee as having "ROYAL" in the name seemed to be taken as bigoted as with the town it's in was not surprising.

And as the people of harthill,really didn't do anything for the club any longer,we thought we would go back to roots and call us polkemmet juniors,as the club originated from polkemmet amatuers!!

The club was already on it's knees and close to closing it's doors as so well advertised in papers,so anything was worth a try!!!

It was a suggestion to save the club...NOT TO TAKE OVER!!! And this was down by a vote!!!

So what is the current situation, which as far as I can tell remains unclear. Are the club still in existence?

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That I can't answer,as of Wednesday I have no dealing with the club....but if it is then it is only for one persons gain!!!!!

We tried to do the honest thing and all changes etc were to better the club...we managed to bring in a great bunch of lads and got off to a good start,also with a couple of new committee members it's was moving in the right direction...

Unfortunately that has all been ruined and it's the players I feel most sorry for!!!

And I wish them all the best where ever they go.

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That I can't answer,as of Wednesday I have no dealing with the club....but if it is then it is only for one persons gain!!!!!

We tried to do the honest thing and all changes etc were to better the club...we managed to bring in a great bunch of lads and got off to a good start,also with a couple of new committee members it's was moving in the right direction...

Unfortunately that has all been ruined and it's the players I feel most sorry for!!!

And I wish them all the best where ever they go.

That seems very final which is a real shame. I thought the football you tried to play when I watched you a few weeks ago was very good.

I hope you decide to go back to the club should the offer of an olive branch be made.

As I have said, the club is important not individuals.

Dunbar United were on the verge of folding at the end if last season, but the local community came to their rescue. I hope harthill can do the same.

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Thanks for that...really don't see that happening but we will evaluate the situation if and when it comes.

Didn't play our best against Dunbar and we're still light on numbers from our squad,and got some great comments from Dunbar players and management,which was great.

Dunbar deserved the win and I hope the keep progressing as have a great set up and team.

Looked like the league is going to be very exciting this year,gutted we will not be apart of it,especially the way it has been done.

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well done to baz for telling the real story players last season were putting there own money in Aswell and as to the people of harthill not helping well ask the one person that runs every job in the committe why they wont help

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Always had a good welcome at Harthill from everyone involved in running the club so all this comes as a surprise. There's two sides to every story of course and it sounds to me a bit like an internal power struggle.

Hope it's sorted and we don't have another team fold.

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As a former player at harthill it's sad to hear these stories although if I am honest I'm not surprised. I played with harthill 10 years ago and there wasn't much if any buy in from locals but they did have a hard working committee.

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Cant see Harthill fielding a team this weekend with no players.Cant see them playing for a few werks until they rebuild a team as the current squad are reluctant to answer any correspondance from the club.I just hope the ersjfa committee are sympathetic with them and allow this to happen dont want to another team in South League to fold like last season.

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