Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:06 AM
The hope is for 1000 x £250/yr = £250, 000
Woods' pie fund is significantly less than that and a one off.
It is possible that in the first year there may be meat and potato or chicken amd mushroom taken out of it due to the share money going into the club and the ginsters coming out of the club. But that isn't it's purpose.
The share issue wasn't created to pay for a steak bake - if you all think back, the club was founded on the idea of those shares with that exact price - all that's happened is John's started to feel abit stiffed by everyone who said they'd cough up but didn't. He first "mentioned" this idea to me about 3 years ago, and I doubt that was the first time it'd crossed his mind.
You have to remember that our players have always been paid, even though the pitch isn't watered, the locks on the bar doors get changed and Greggs do a pasty, crisps and coke meal deal.
The gate receipts don't even come close to paying the rent and the wages. I think at £14per head, the break even is around 1480 + a good bar takings assuming a loss. The shortfall come out of 1 family's pocket.
Yeah alright, he can be as big a pri ck as everyone on the terraces makes out, but there's no denying that he put a sh itlo ad plus assured a further sh itlo ad into the club before it started, then continued to put thousands a month into it for the last 11 years. With a 20 odd grand a month shortfall, it works out at alot more than those 14-quids-I-paid-to-get-in that so many have a whinge about.
I don't particularly feel comfortable knowing my own passion, my Sunday afternoon, the thing I put so much energy into depends on Sarah Guildford's inheritance. Forget the 6 yumyums for a quid, I just want a decent team out.
We almost have a top 6 team this year but its a little small -funnily enough, so is our salary cap. If we flogged those 1000 shares, that would be about 150k more we could spend on players, so we wouldnt have to rely on a bent knee, or a dodgy shoulder, or Jack Aldous being abit mental.
It is money that is the problem, not gt, not tansey, not the ref - money. Plain and simple.
The sausage rolls at 3 for a quid hasn't helped, but this is a problem as old as the club. In the beginning we were all like YAY now it's as if people feel owed a club. Thats not the way it is.
Think, pack of cigs or a pint n half or 3 cheese and onion pasties and an iced bun a week and we can be competing every game, running rings around most, hammering many - a few years time with a good ground we could be looking upwards instead of down.