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post Oct 17 2014, 04:48 PM
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Has done a lot over the years for this club, and ended up making some hard decisions of late.

We could not have carried on wasting money the way we did, he steadied the ship and made the necessary but unpopular changes. I think he deserves a huge amount of credit.

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post Oct 17 2014, 05:00 PM
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QUOTE (Che Guevara @ Oct 17 2014, 05:48 PM) *
Has done a lot over the years for this club, and ended up making some hard decisions of late.

We could not have carried on wasting money the way we did, he steadied the ship and made the necessary but unpopular changes. I think he deserves a huge amount of credit.

Tony Durkin, Blue through and through bowdown.gif

Agreed. I suspect those who found every opportunity to criticise and make false accusations against Durkin may rue the day he decided that he had had enough.
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post Oct 17 2014, 05:14 PM
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What's going to change though, and I don't mean that in a bad way, all he has done is stand down from being chairman. Won't he still be here to make sure we don't go financially tits up?

He'll still be here fortunately, just read the board statement on the CFU website

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post Oct 17 2014, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE (Che Guevara @ Oct 17 2014, 05:48 PM) *
Has done a lot over the years for this club, and ended up making some hard decisions of late.

We could not have carried on wasting money the way we did, he steadied the ship and made the necessary but unpopular changes. I think he deserves a huge amount of credit.

Tony Durkin, Blue through and through bowdown.gif



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post Oct 17 2014, 06:10 PM
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Thanks Tony, CFC through and through bowdown.gif
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post Oct 17 2014, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE (Blueblister @ Oct 17 2014, 07:10 PM) *
Thanks Tony, CFC through and through bowdown.gif


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post Oct 17 2014, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the many, many hours of hard work Tony. The club is much stronger financially since you took over the reins.

And I'm really pleased you are staying on the board to keep up the momentum. bowdown.gif

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post Oct 17 2014, 06:50 PM
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Totally agree with Che. It's fair to say I wasn't impressed with certain parts of his reign but saying that we might not have had a club for much longer if the cash loss wasn't sorted when he came in as chairman.


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post Oct 17 2014, 07:19 PM
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Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.
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post Oct 17 2014, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 08:19 PM) *
Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.

Hence price increases at the gate and a reduction in playing budget I guess. Obviously I'm going off hearsay but if that's to be believed, there were short comings left, right and centre, coupled with a manager who liked to sign players daily. Mind you, this one likes a new arrival or two on a regular basis too!


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post Oct 17 2014, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE (mused @ Oct 17 2014, 08:35 PM) *
QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 08:19 PM) *
Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.

Hence price increases at the gate and a reduction in playing budget I guess. Obviously I'm going off hearsay but if that's to be believed, there were short comings left, right and centre, coupled with a manager who liked to sign players daily. Mind you, this one likes a new arrival or two on a regular basis too!

Thanks Tony for turning around a loss making business into a profit making business within 12 months. You have taken a lot of stick for doing so and ensuring we have a football club to watch still. All this as a volunteer. People may say you only did this by selling our only asset but without that asset would we have a club still?
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post Oct 17 2014, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (mused @ Oct 17 2014, 08:35 PM) *
QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 08:19 PM) *
Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.

Hence price increases at the gate and a reduction in playing budget I guess. Obviously I'm going off hearsay but if that's to be believed, there were short comings left, right and centre, coupled with a manager who liked to sign players daily. Mind you, this one likes a new arrival or two on a regular basis too!

The draft minutes of your AGM on the CFU site states that last seasons playing budget was 'further enhanced' after Sarcevic's transfer, so probably safe to assume a certain amount of the money received was used to increase NY's budget last year.
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post Oct 17 2014, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE (a view from outside @ Oct 17 2014, 08:51 PM) *
QUOTE (mused @ Oct 17 2014, 08:35 PM) *
QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 08:19 PM) *
Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.

Hence price increases at the gate and a reduction in playing budget I guess. Obviously I'm going off hearsay but if that's to be believed, there were short comings left, right and centre, coupled with a manager who liked to sign players daily. Mind you, this one likes a new arrival or two on a regular basis too!

The draft minutes of your AGM on the CFU site states that last seasons playing budget was 'further enhanced' after Sarcevic's transfer, so probably safe to assume a certain amount of the money received was used to increase NY's budget last year.


The club invested money in a team that got relegated. Not good business in my view but what do I know.
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post Oct 17 2014, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 09:03 PM) *
QUOTE (a view from outside @ Oct 17 2014, 08:51 PM) *
QUOTE (mused @ Oct 17 2014, 08:35 PM) *
QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 08:19 PM) *
Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.

Hence price increases at the gate and a reduction in playing budget I guess. Obviously I'm going off hearsay but if that's to be believed, there were short comings left, right and centre, coupled with a manager who liked to sign players daily. Mind you, this one likes a new arrival or two on a regular basis too!

The draft minutes of your AGM on the CFU site states that last seasons playing budget was 'further enhanced' after Sarcevic's transfer, so probably safe to assume a certain amount of the money received was used to increase NY's budget last year.


The club invested money in a team that got relegated. Not good business in my view but what do I know.

And if we hadn't we would have been relegated by January low crowds and another loss making year!!
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post Oct 17 2014, 08:35 PM
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QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 09:03 PM) *
QUOTE (a view from outside @ Oct 17 2014, 08:51 PM) *
QUOTE (mused @ Oct 17 2014, 08:35 PM) *
QUOTE (Spider Mellor Scores @ Oct 17 2014, 08:19 PM) *
Selling Sarcevic for 100k made a massive difference to the finances. It remains to be seen on how we get on financially this season without that sort of cash injection.

Hence price increases at the gate and a reduction in playing budget I guess. Obviously I'm going off hearsay but if that's to be believed, there were short comings left, right and centre, coupled with a manager who liked to sign players daily. Mind you, this one likes a new arrival or two on a regular basis too!

The draft minutes of your AGM on the CFU site states that last seasons playing budget was 'further enhanced' after Sarcevic's transfer, so probably safe to assume a certain amount of the money received was used to increase NY's budget last year.


The club invested money in a team that got relegated. Not good business in my view but what do I know.

Clubs supply budgets, managers spend them - sometimes wisely sometimes not.
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post Oct 17 2014, 10:06 PM
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A shame to see you stand down Tony. Thanks for all the good work a true Blue.
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post Oct 17 2014, 11:52 PM
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Just wanted to add my thanks to Tony Durkin for the huge amount of work he's done for this club bowdown.gif


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post Oct 18 2014, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE (dfc @ Oct 18 2014, 12:52 AM) *
Just wanted to add my thanks to Tony Durkin for the huge amount of work he's done for this club bowdown.gif



Well done Tony big thanks for all your effort and hard work over the last few years!!I just hope you pass the Tin Hat on to Grenville rolleyes.gif


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post Oct 18 2014, 06:01 PM
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Congratulations to Grenville on his appointment and thanks to TD for his time as Chairman. You were elected at a difficult time for the club and I do believe you have worked untold hours for our club.
I was fortunate to watch Grenville during his playing days and he was a true model professional and if you review his playing record for CCFC he also faced many challenges.
I know from first hand experience over the last four decades that working on numerous Committees and in more recent times supporting the initial work of the ISA ,The Trust and the CFU is a thankless task.
However I was fortunate to hear the breaking news on Dee last night and I must say I was very impressed with what I heard from Grenville, particularly his response to the potential problems he will face and his great reply "that he doesn't see them as problems but as challenges" which I fully endorse.
I hope we can now all get behind the new Chairman and the Board and let's move our great club even further forward.
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post Oct 19 2014, 05:18 PM
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A lot a good work has been done to get the club were it is not least our fantastic supporters who follow the club everywhere, Tony has helped to get the club in a good postition financially we made a profit albeit a small one but that is better than nil profit or minus, So I would like to express my thanks to Tony.


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