Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:31 PM
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Hi everyone , as you have noticed I have not been on here for a few days . The reason being in that I was awaiting a phone call from Jim Hoffman the chairman . I need to put down here what that phone call was about
Jim rang me the other day and started having a go at me saying that I had told people that leigh east was going to fold . I said to Jim that I will swear on my grand children's life's I never said those words . What I did admit to was saying I was worried about the open age section of the club . Jim raised his voice and said " as long as me and david Coyle are in charge of this club you and janet Pendlebury will never have nothing to do with the open age " I said that's fine Jim , after a few more words were said Jim said " what I want is for you and your compatriots to come and help the club raise £28,000 . It took me two seconds( despite the insult about not being involved at open age ) to agree to help . Jim said he would ring me after the committee meeting on Tuesday .
I have just received that call and Jims words were , the committee have decided tonight that they do not want keith latham to help this club in any way wether that be with open age or to help raise the £28, 000 , in fact he said that if I was to come back to the club they would walk away from it . In my 1st phone call with Jim he said what have I ever done for this club in the last 3 years . Well Jim after looking after my mother who as deme ture and his very poorly as well as trying to get my head round that I had lost my remission for leukemia and just three weeks ago being diagnosed with heart failure , I think my family deserves most of my time .
Thank you to the committee and Jim Hoffman for treating someone who as been at leigh since 1977 like a lepper . I'm devastated , feel sick and can't think straight . Jim said that I and others have been posting negative comments on the forum that was opened a few weeks ago . I denied that and stand by what I have said
Thank you very much to the hundreds of people who have patted me on the back for raising the issues I have . Thanks for all the nice people in this world who have wished me well over the tough last 12 months . It won't be my last post and it won't stop me watching my beloved leigh east . One day I will speak to these people who made this decision , some were once friends . What goes round comes round