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post Jan 26 2018, 08:53 AM
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Much has been said about a call for £50,000. Assuming this money is raised, do we trust the current board to manage these funds? It is clear that the last 12 months have been nothing short of a disaster. Chairman Jonny Hughes has 'led' this mess and to go straight away. Someone else needs to take over and steer the club forward over these difficult next few months.

There is a CFU member on DC2 calling for an EGM. If you are CFU member agree an EGM needs to happen, then e-mail him with your name and membership number - stephen.wakefield@hotmail.com.

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post Jan 26 2018, 11:36 AM
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I don't think this is the time as we have no time

We need to raise the funds to keep the club alive and then consider the boards future



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post Jan 26 2018, 12:42 PM
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We need to do both, raise money and have a clean sweep so it will be used properly.


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post Jan 26 2018, 01:07 PM
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At the moment given we need to raise enough funds to complete the season I don't think this is the time and is a distraction.
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post Jan 26 2018, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE (paulus103 @ Jan 26 2018, 02:07 PM) *
At the moment given we need to raise enough funds to complete the season I don't think this is the time and is a distraction.




No, we will raise more money under a new board - or at least a new chairman to manage this crisis.
It's akin to the situation with McCarthy staying on at the end of last season. Such was the bad atmosphere it was always going to end badly. Same if this board stays.
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post Jan 26 2018, 05:56 PM
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the chairman must go , or is there really any point in getting the cash , to let it just be waisted .
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post Jan 26 2018, 06:08 PM
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I have to agree jonny hughes position is untenable
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post Jan 26 2018, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (3mm @ Jan 26 2018, 12:42 PM) *
We need to do both, raise money and have a clean sweep so it will be used properly.



Spot on. I give a regular DD like many others and I'm happy to add to that, but I'm also potentially able to donate a considerable amount more, it is just that I hold the current board and no one else responsible for our plight, the chairman has to go and some of the other faceless people that no one knows too. There are good and able board members from the past who I respect and would trust without question, had they have still been on the board I do not believe we would be where we are, if they can be quickly co-opted back on to it and Hughes goes then I would have hope we could survive and the money be spent wisely, but as it stands there is a chunk of the current board that either need to do the decent thing and go (and go now) or we have to push them (with an EGM) before they destroy everything. I have never been so angry with the board, too many of them appear to be useless and clueless, but I am angry with myself as a CFU member for not doing more to stop it and to to hold them to account. We are crying out for the likes of Mark and Banksy to grab the reins before the cliff edge.

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post Jan 26 2018, 07:44 PM
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First and foremost we must make sure we have the money to pay off any bills etc to keep our club alive. Diverting our attention to a asking the Board to resign will distract and let's not forget that everyone on that Board is a Chester fan too so wants this club to survive- I cannot believe any of them would want to see this club die. Therefore we need to put our short term trust in ours and their beliefs.

We know what we are donating so we can hold the Board accountable but when we know that the debts are covered we need to then turn our attention to the running of the club and what lessons have been learnt in the past seven years but more importantly in the last year.


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post Jan 27 2018, 03:25 PM
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there are a lot of fans saying that the chairman must go before they give money if not most of the board , Pauline

whilst loosing most of the board at this time I can see will do us no favours at present , the chairman in my mind
has to take responsibility , for what has gone on and step down with immediate affect , to restore some sort of credibility
to cfu and how it is run


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post Jan 28 2018, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (Pauline M @ Jan 26 2018, 08:44 PM) *
First and foremost we must make sure we have the money to pay off any bills etc to keep our club alive. Diverting our attention to a asking the Board to resign will distract and let's not forget that everyone on that Board is a Chester fan too so wants this club to survive- I cannot believe any of them would want to see this club die. Therefore we need to put our short term trust in ours and their beliefs.

We know what we are donating so we can hold the Board accountable but when we know that the debts are covered we need to then turn our attention to the running of the club and what lessons have been learnt in the past seven years but more importantly in the last year.



Disagree with you on this Pauline. Clearly lack of trust in the current board is preventing some people from donating. Having the board still in place is what's currently diverting attention away from fund raising. A fresh start is needed with a new figurehead. No denying the board are fans but that's not good enough. I would exempt Lawrence Kirby but the chair and vice chair definitely need to have a long hard think.

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post Jan 28 2018, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (AGL @ Jan 28 2018, 12:01 AM) *
QUOTE (Pauline M @ Jan 26 2018, 08:44 PM) *
First and foremost we must make sure we have the money to pay off any bills etc to keep our club alive. Diverting our attention to a asking the Board to resign will distract and let's not forget that everyone on that Board is a Chester fan too so wants this club to survive- I cannot believe any of them would want to see this club die. Therefore we need to put our short term trust in ours and their beliefs.

We know what we are donating so we can hold the Board accountable but when we know that the debts are covered we need to then turn our attention to the running of the club and what lessons have been learnt in the past seven years but more importantly in the last year.



Disagree with you on this Pauline. Clearly lack of trust in the current board is preventing some people from donating. Having the board still in place is what's currently diverting attention away from fund raising. A fresh start is needed with a new figurehead. No denying the board are fans but that's not good enough. I would exempt Lawrence Kirby but the chair and vice chair definitely need to have a long hard think.


Who are we going to call this time?....the A team?... Ghost busters? I think not its the same old Chester unfortunately to sum it up in one or two! a "Basket Case" torn apart by old farts stabbing each other in the back its like Groundhog Day every season ,
the club needs leadership from the very top to have any chance on the field .The Chairman or Chairperson has to be a supporter who has run a successful business semi retired and would make the club there passion/Vocation and be willing to put the hours in.

Also someone who has thick skin who isn't afraid to knock a few heads together and call the shots (too many cooks spoil the broth) ,if Accrington and Macclesfield can make a success of it I am pretty sure it can be done a Chester.






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post Jan 28 2018, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE (dr jekyll @ Jan 28 2018, 09:01 AM) *
QUOTE (AGL @ Jan 28 2018, 12:01 AM) *
QUOTE (Pauline M @ Jan 26 2018, 08:44 PM) *
First and foremost we must make sure we have the money to pay off any bills etc to keep our club alive. Diverting our attention to a asking the Board to resign will distract and let's not forget that everyone on that Board is a Chester fan too so wants this club to survive- I cannot believe any of them would want to see this club die. Therefore we need to put our short term trust in ours and their beliefs.

We know what we are donating so we can hold the Board accountable but when we know that the debts are covered we need to then turn our attention to the running of the club and what lessons have been learnt in the past seven years but more importantly in the last year.



Disagree with you on this Pauline. Clearly lack of trust in the current board is preventing some people from donating. Having the board still in place is what's currently diverting attention away from fund raising. A fresh start is needed with a new figurehead. No denying the board are fans but that's not good enough. I would exempt Lawrence Kirby but the chair and vice chair definitely need to have a long hard think.


Who are we going to call this time?....the A team?... Ghost busters? I think not its the same old Chester unfortunately to sum it up in one or two! a "Basket Case" torn apart by old farts stabbing each other in the back its like Groundhog Day every season ,
the club needs leadership from the very top to have any chance on the field .The Chairman or Chairperson has to be a supporter who has run a successful business semi retired and would make the club there passion/Vocation and be willing to put the hours in.

Also someone who has thick skin who isn't afraid to knock a few heads together and call the shots (too many cooks spoil the broth) ,if Accrington and Macclesfield can make a success of it I am pretty sure it can be done a Chester.


Bryan Burns ???
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post Jan 28 2018, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE (EltonblueS @ Jan 28 2018, 12:22 PM) *
QUOTE (dr jekyll @ Jan 28 2018, 09:01 AM) *
QUOTE (AGL @ Jan 28 2018, 12:01 AM) *
QUOTE (Pauline M @ Jan 26 2018, 08:44 PM) *
First and foremost we must make sure we have the money to pay off any bills etc to keep our club alive. Diverting our attention to a asking the Board to resign will distract and let's not forget that everyone on that Board is a Chester fan too so wants this club to survive- I cannot believe any of them would want to see this club die. Therefore we need to put our short term trust in ours and their beliefs.

We know what we are donating so we can hold the Board accountable but when we know that the debts are covered we need to then turn our attention to the running of the club and what lessons have been learnt in the past seven years but more importantly in the last year.



Disagree with you on this Pauline. Clearly lack of trust in the current board is preventing some people from donating. Having the board still in place is what's currently diverting attention away from fund raising. A fresh start is needed with a new figurehead. No denying the board are fans but that's not good enough. I would exempt Lawrence Kirby but the chair and vice chair definitely need to have a long hard think.


Who are we going to call this time?....the A team?... Ghost busters? I think not its the same old Chester unfortunately to sum it up in one or two! a "Basket Case" torn apart by old farts stabbing each other in the back its like Groundhog Day every season ,
the club needs leadership from the very top to have any chance on the field .The Chairman or Chairperson has to be a supporter who has run a successful business semi retired and would make the club there passion/Vocation and be willing to put the hours in.

Also someone who has thick skin who isn't afraid to knock a few heads together and call the shots (too many cooks spoil the broth) ,if Accrington and Macclesfield can make a success of it I am pretty sure it can be done a Chester.


Bryan Burns ???

It needs to be someone who is well connected and has clout and the respect of the majority someone in the Tony Durkin Mould, I've never met Bryn Burns or know his background so I can't comment, the club has to be run commercial basis with a hands on
Chairman/Person who acts as the CEO as well as many other unpaid roles and has full control on the finances and the first team manager.


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post Jan 28 2018, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (dr jekyll @ Jan 28 2018, 05:33 PM) *
QUOTE (EltonblueS @ Jan 28 2018, 12:22 PM) *
QUOTE (dr jekyll @ Jan 28 2018, 09:01 AM) *
QUOTE (AGL @ Jan 28 2018, 12:01 AM) *
QUOTE (Pauline M @ Jan 26 2018, 08:44 PM) *
First and foremost we must make sure we have the money to pay off any bills etc to keep our club alive. Diverting our attention to a asking the Board to resign will distract and let's not forget that everyone on that Board is a Chester fan too so wants this club to survive- I cannot believe any of them would want to see this club die. Therefore we need to put our short term trust in ours and their beliefs.

We know what we are donating so we can hold the Board accountable but when we know that the debts are covered we need to then turn our attention to the running of the club and what lessons have been learnt in the past seven years but more importantly in the last year.



Disagree with you on this Pauline. Clearly lack of trust in the current board is preventing some people from donating. Having the board still in place is what's currently diverting attention away from fund raising. A fresh start is needed with a new figurehead. No denying the board are fans but that's not good enough. I would exempt Lawrence Kirby but the chair and vice chair definitely need to have a long hard think.


Who are we going to call this time?....the A team?... Ghost busters? I think not its the same old Chester unfortunately to sum it up in one or two! a "Basket Case" torn apart by old farts stabbing each other in the back its like Groundhog Day every season ,
the club needs leadership from the very top to have any chance on the field .The Chairman or Chairperson has to be a supporter who has run a successful business semi retired and would make the club there passion/Vocation and be willing to put the hours in.

Also someone who has thick skin who isn't afraid to knock a few heads together and call the shots (too many cooks spoil the broth) ,if Accrington and Macclesfield can make a success of it I am pretty sure it can be done a Chester.


Bryan Burns ???

It needs to be someone who is well connected and has clout and the respect of the majority someone in the Tony Durkin Mould, I've never met Bryn Burns or know his background so I can't comment, the club has to be run commercial basis with a hands on
Chairman/Person who acts as the CEO as well as many other unpaid roles and has full control on the finances and the first team manager.



citysign.GIF whilst all these people have the club at heart , the next chairman MUST put the owners first not just run the club and tell us what they want us to hear.


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post Jan 28 2018, 06:21 PM
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Thing is, the board must have known how our club is supposed to be run, but they seemingly ignored the basic principles.

Every year we have 'x' amount of money to spend, and ok, that figure does involve some speculation. But we must never over-speculate. We can't ever spend 'x + £50k'. If the team suffers because of that so be it.

We can't risk the future of the club gambling on on-field success with money we haven't got.


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jonny hughes , neil bellis and anne salmon have stepped down from the board with immediate affect.

Now I think the fans can get behind the fund raising that has already started , and at least feel we have people coming into place that
will put things straight by doing the right thing


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post Jan 28 2018, 07:48 PM
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citysign.GIF

jonny hughes , neil bellis and anne salmon have stepped down from the board with immediate affect.

Now I think the fans can get behind the fund raising that has already started , and at least feel we have people coming into place that
will put things straight by doing the right thing


http://www.cityfansunited.com/the-news/541...-statement.html
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QUOTE (paulus103 @ Jan 28 2018, 07:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Ean @ Jan 28 2018, 07:20 PM) *
citysign.GIF

jonny hughes , neil bellis and anne salmon have stepped down from the board with immediate affect.

Now I think the fans can get behind the fund raising that has already started , and at least feel we have people coming into place that
will put things straight by doing the right thing


http://www.cityfansunited.com/the-news/541...-statement.html


Regardless of what you might think of them, I think there were three very dignified statements.


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QUOTE (kishonadish @ Jan 29 2018, 12:23 PM) *
QUOTE (paulus103 @ Jan 28 2018, 07:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Ean @ Jan 28 2018, 07:20 PM) *
citysign.GIF

jonny hughes , neil bellis and anne salmon have stepped down from the board with immediate affect.

Now I think the fans can get behind the fund raising that has already started , and at least feel we have people coming into place that
will put things straight by doing the right thing


http://www.cityfansunited.com/the-news/541...-statement.html


Regardless of what you might think of them, I think there were three very dignified statements.


three very dignified people
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