The last message on the 'bobby goulding' was as follows
I reckon the Mail have been trawling this web site and having seen all the pro messages for Cresta thought it would be a good idea to give him a ring. What he has said is probably 'off the cuff'. I'm pretty certain he doesn't read this Forum. It said in the Mail it's something he hasn't seriously thought of but he did say 'never say never'
There is a full report of the AGM in tonight's Mail. Just to enlarge on the figures a little. They are printed correctly and as David Sharp said but to give some idea of the progress that has been made. The o/s debts at 2013 are £290,250. 2012 £377,521 2011 513,986. 2011 was the year that the Board changed and the debts were at their highest.
The regime of the Club changed in 2006 and the debts from then until 2010 were £441044, £537996, £503523, £508012 & 439,179. The figure at the end of the disastrous playing season in 2005 was £168,322. Hopefully from these figures can be seen that the Board are well on there way to getting back to the 2005 level.
I must mention that very few professional football or rugby clubs are free of debt and cash flow problems. These problems are therefore likely to continue. Prior to 2005 the club were obliged to sell 3 houses and obtain loans from some directors to obtain funding. For this reason all club expenditure (including players) must be very carefully budgeted and checked against income.
Well remembered Graham. 2004 gave us a lot to cheer about but 2005 was awful. Little did we know that DJ was to become involved in 2006. We still had a fabulous season on the field in 2009 but at what future cost. Easy to be wise in retrospect.
About Casson the report said that he met David Sharpe and John Spoor. He played in the same school football team as John. Casson stated that the meeting was one of a number of courtesy meetings in an effort to enable local clubs, groups and schools to work together for the benefit of the local community. I think this is an excellent idea.
I think it's a great pity. I have always enjoyed reading it and just ignore messages and streams that don't mean anything. I think it's a great way of communicating and expressing serious views on performances etc. A lot of stuff is now on Facebook but I can't follow FB and overall there is more rubbish that FB than anywhere.
Nice to meet you today Ron and put a face to messages. Hope you had a good trip back.