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Simon Hall

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#3095440 absolute shambles

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 March 2015 - 01:06 PM

Gav - before the 'pre-planned' meeting I didn't realise it was about individuals, but I honestly don't have a problem with anyone coming up with a plan to change who runs the club as long as its for the better, but I would question the way its been done and I would be very worried that the way it has been done might backfire and seriously affect us all

I'm going to leave it at that for now - and just hope I've got some Knights games to watch in the next few weeks and beyond


Pre-planned meeting? Of course it was pre-planned, we'd have struggled to get everyone there if it just happened on a whim.


The meeting had nothing to do with getting new owners, only to get some answers from the council, which we got, which then made anyone with half an ounce of sense realise we need new owners.


You stick with Jonny boy and you'll have no games at all Col, that's a given. Even the RFL and players are now aware of that.

#3095393 absolute shambles

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 March 2015 - 11:28 AM

Don't need to name name's Simon - face to face conversation started by me with ''What the ###### is going on'' and got a high level overview of the situation as it was 2 months ago


So you're entire argument is based on what John has told you then?


For your information, mine is based on what John Guildford, Tim Atkins, Sarah Tanburn, Neil Wilford, Jason McGill, Jason McGill's accountant, Ralph Rimmer at the RFL, The RFL legal department, every single councillor in York, MP for York, Companies House, HMRC, the Police, ex-employees of the club including coaches and players, ex-players fathers, ex and current sponsors, ex-fans and vice presidents, ex-employees of Guildford Construction, family members of Guildford, people who've been involved in land deals with Guildford, 3 separate solicitors, York RUFC and finally a friend of his late mother has told me. Oh yeah and there was a bit in the Press.

#3095376 absolute shambles

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 March 2015 - 10:53 AM

By someone who knows the details 


That someone being John Guildford. 

#3095370 absolute shambles

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 March 2015 - 10:34 AM

Fine Simon - what if I said I was told the figures put forward were verified by independent accountants and there was nothing to hide - but if you are not even prepared in the slightest to listen to other peoples views due to taking the whole issue past the point of no return then I'm wasting my time aswell


Who were you told it by? 

#3095362 absolute shambles

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 March 2015 - 10:20 AM

Just please forget JG out for just one minute - lets just concentrate on the way Atkins & the council are handling this and judge them


What if I told you the council had merely asked for audited proof of income for the Knights last 5 seasons so they could offer the right amount of compensation for losses incurred by playing at Bootham Crescent, as per the October deal, that Guildford wouldn't sign. What if I told you one of  the new directors said "Well that isn't going to happen is it", knowing full well the figures put forward by the Knights couldn't actually be proved (£80k pa profit on Bar13!!!).


Total waste of time me replying to you though to be honest Colin, you can't see what's in front of you.

#3094874 Interview with Jason McGill

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

"The new board are working with the council to agree to the terms of the contracts and are hopeful they can come to an amicable agreement in the next 24 hours."


Honestly, don't hold your breath.

#3093524 Interview with Jason McGill

Posted by Simon Hall on 23 March 2015 - 08:11 AM

NO CLUB AT ALL - and after all, the stuff you lot are putting on here is not damaging the club is it?

Some of us bothered to turn up Friday night and support the players & coaching staff - not sure about the JG out people, but we want to continue doing so

We won't have no club at all, that's not going to happen. I'd say the person running the club is doing a lot more damage with his actions than a few realists posting words on the Internet Colin. Nothing we do or say will ruin the club, they've done that all by themselves.

#3090732 Interview with Jason McGill

Posted by Simon Hall on 18 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

Blimey - hope it doesn't get personal !!


Personal or not, none of it is untrue is it?

#3090718 Sunday 19th April

Posted by Simon Hall on 18 March 2015 - 11:00 AM

On the Knights' site it's stated that the venue for our first home game and indeed all our home games, is Bootham Crescent.


Yes, that's what they told all the sponsors too. Doesn't make it true.

#3090327 Interview with Jason McGill

Posted by Simon Hall on 17 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

To be fair Peter, a lot of that was actually in the Press recently.


No it wasn't.

#3089824 New Stadium.

Posted by Simon Hall on 16 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

A good example of Guildford being a liar is when he said he has backers for a new stadium on the bypass where the new fire stadium is to be built,then a month later said he had made it all up, the man is an idiot and so are the brown nose followers of his.


What gets me John is all these lies and lunacy have been played out in the media yet people still back him. A simple name search on the Press website archive pulls up numerous articles and contradictory statements. Mad as a box of frogs and the club is only going one way with him in charge, people who can see this really need to start canvassing the RFL and get them to step in and stop this before its too late. Fact is he'd rather see the club go bust than sell it to McGill for him to make a success of.

#3089626 New Stadium.

Posted by Simon Hall on 16 March 2015 - 09:29 AM

Simon - hope you are right about still been keen & the funding etc - if not reckon we could be in serious trouble
Me & you aren't going to agree on a lot of this, but if it comes to a head & the full facts come out then others can judge for themselves


Has anyone actually wondered why loyal and diehard fans like me have turned so vociferously against the current regime? It's not a personality clash or something petty like that, we were there buying washing powder when the club couldn't afford any to wash the kit, following home and away every week and watching poor sides put 98 points on us, travelling to France and paying for flights twice after they changed the game date, raising money by working every single weekend evening for a year, still giving money and work despite being told it was inadequate. Yet now I can't bring myself to go to a game?


I honestly can't wait for the full facts to come out. Although I reckon if and when they do, someone could be in some serious trouble and you'll all wonder why on earth you supported them.

#3088096 Cup draw

Posted by Simon Hall on 13 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

No - surely not!!



Yeah, don't know why they'd do that. Maybe they think it'll stop me letting everyone know what a total and utter shambles the club has become or something. 

#3087974 Cup draw

Posted by Simon Hall on 13 March 2015 - 09:09 AM

Club website says Millpond stadium K,O, 2pm on the 21st.


Club website says James Haynes is awaiting a sponsor...

#3086538 Cup draw

Posted by Simon Hall on 10 March 2015 - 05:02 PM

Their choice - or maybe all John Guildford's fault...


Even I couldn't blame him for the layout of the United Kingdom, try as I might.