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The arguments have been done to death so I'm not really wanting to venture there again.

However, this is one of the exact reasons that I am not an owner. How can such a devisive decision be (apparently) made and then this not be immediately conveyed to the ownership? Yet again it is something being spilled second hand.

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39 minutes ago, David W said:

The arguments have been done to death so I'm not really wanting to venture there again.

However, this is one of the exact reasons that I am not an owner. How can such a devisive decision be (apparently) made and then this not be immediately conveyed to the ownership? Yet again it is something being spilled second hand.

It’s why many owners are extremely unhappy. Communication to Owners and the support in general is very poor and in this case it’s caused consternation. It’s not “apparently “ it’s fact. A conscious decision has been taken by the Board to not take the player back on loan. He was not offered directly to any other club and the player was extremely keen to return.  
 

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The arguments have been done to death so I'm not really wanting to venture there again.
However, this is one of the exact reasons that I am not an owner. How can such a devisive decision be (apparently) made and then this not be immediately conveyed to the ownership? Yet again it is something being spilled second hand.


Normally I'd agree with this sentiment.

However, surely we don't expect decisions about "non-signings' to be explained to club owners. Do owners want input into recruitment of individual players? Do they want told of every player we knock back?

The Goodwillie situation is toxic in the press etc. The club are correct to keep shtum about the situation. Why bring the spotlight back onto Clyde?

I think the real scandal is the lack of comment over the past months by our Head of Football Operations about the poor quality of player we've actually signed.
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1 hour ago, David W said:

The arguments have been done to death so I'm not really wanting to venture there again.

However, this is one of the exact reasons that I am not an owner. How can such a devisive decision be (apparently) made and then this not be immediately conveyed to the ownership? Yet again it is something being spilled second hand.

I had an ownership for a year then didn't even bother renewing when the time came. 40 quid a year to be able to vote a MOTM and read a forum that's barely active.

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26 minutes ago, SLClyde said:

Why would owners be cited on a potential signing? Some people think they should be asked on every going on at the club which is just daft. 

This is a bit different, our best player and captain being offered back on loan at least until the end of the season, probably for free. This is obviously not just a football decision and deserved input from not just owners, but ST holders and supporters club members and well, all Clyde people really.

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3 hours ago, David W said:

The arguments have been done to death so I'm not really wanting to venture there again.

However, this is one of the exact reasons that I am not an owner. How can such a devisive decision be (apparently) made and then this not be immediately conveyed to the ownership? Yet again it is something being spilled second hand.

My concern too, is David's final point. 

We have 7 directors. They should be appointed to make decisions and stick to them.  This sounds like 1 or more of the 7 didn't get their way and blabbed. He or they should resign or deselected. 

Fu(kin amateur hour again from a "Director" without the critical faculties or leadership qualities to be in such a role

 

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46 minutes ago, JBJ said:

This is a bit different, our best player and captain being offered back on loan at least until the end of the season, probably for free. This is obviously not just a football decision and deserved input from not just owners, but ST holders and supporters club members and well, all Clyde people really.

It’s not any different just because he’s a better player than the rest. Are we going to go through a process of asking a few hundred people their opinion before making a decision? 
 

Like the decision or not, it’s been made and in the way it should be made. 

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Goodwillie is gone and isn’t and shouldn’t be brought back. It’s nearly 4 weeks later and people still can’t seem to get their head around this. 
 

The guy was very lucky to be in the situation he was in at Clyde and had the fans wrapped around his finger. He then choose to engineer a move away and put his victim and her friends, family and his own family through all this again as soon as he was released from bankruptcy. Him coming back is a non starter, the situation has changed dramatically in 4 weeks, he now is the pariah in the football world he probably should have been first time round. With the case also back in the headlines as it appears that a motion to private prosecution is on its way furthers the case of this being a non starter. 

Grown men chanting his name after he left is an absolute riddy. Saying “ we want our captain back” is embarassing. All this discourse about bringing him back is absolute cringe, owners and fans shouldn’t be consulted on such issues first and foremost because:

a) Why would they be consulted on every possible signing?

b) In this case the board  would take all the press, the flak and the abuse. Fans and owners would bare non of the responsibility.

Its time for everyone involved at Clyde from the fans to the board to move on from David Goodwillie. The club was around long before him and will be long after. The base is there to build on for next season.

 

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Glad the board have had the backbone to turn this down, DG is untouchable now.

Balatoni is no sad loss either and if he was one of our top earners that’s even better business getting shot of him. If we don’t manage to sign a replacement we could always pick someone out of the stand to perform to a similar level.

Lack of activity throughout January and during the loan window is very worrying. We keep hearing there is nobody available as other clubs snap up players. If only we had a recruitment team to identify targets…

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1 minute ago, Clyde01 said:

Glad the board have had the backbone to turn this down, DG is untouchable now.

Balatoni is no sad loss either and if he was one of our top earners that’s even better business getting shot of him. If we don’t manage to sign a replacement we could always pick someone out of the stand to perform to a similar level.

Lack of activity throughout January and during the loan window is very worrying. We keep hearing there is nobody available as other clubs snap up players. If only we had a recruitment team to identify targets…

The opposing view is being shouted angrily by many Neanderthals on the owners' forum. 

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Goodwillie was desperate to get away from the club throughout January so I'm not sure why he even wanted to return anyway 🤔

I fully expected that the board would sanction re-recruiting him, so fair play to them for making the sensible decision. Glad it's finally put to bed and hopefully we can now assemble a proper, balanced squad for next season rather than a dozen empty jerseys with Goodwillie up top.

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4 hours ago, JBJ said:

This is a bit different, our best player and captain being offered back on loan at least until the end of the season, probably for free. This is obviously not just a football decision and deserved input from not just owners, but ST holders and supporters club members and well, all Clyde people really.

Who approached who?

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