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Michael Ashton

Member Since 20 Apr 2005
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#2978792 Todays Games

Posted by Michael Ashton on 17 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

We may have had a bad season but I don't think it's been as bad as the Indian cricket team lol.

#2978034 Rebuilding time

Posted by Michael Ashton on 15 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

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'

I stand by this comment.

#2976620 bobbie goulding

Posted by Michael Ashton on 13 August 2014 - 04:24 PM

I would think that Keith Nutter or Steve Andrews are the best to come up with stats for that Gary.

On the subject of the coach it's funny how opinions change. Only 2 or 3 weeks ago most people on this forum were pushing for a new contract for BG. Now views have totally changed.

#2974395 The board of directors

Posted by Michael Ashton on 09 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

I thought you meat me until I realized you meant Mr Sunderland. LOL

#2973630 AGM

Posted by Michael Ashton on 08 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

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.

#2973616 bobbie goulding

Posted by Michael Ashton on 08 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Not quite sure what you mean Jamie. What we would not want is the Club being held to ransom.

#2972604 Inelegible players

Posted by Michael Ashton on 06 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

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.

#2972232 Inelegible players

Posted by Michael Ashton on 06 August 2014 - 09:16 AM

I was the original one with tongue in cheek. lol


Needed cheering up the other day so watched Raiders beat Dewsbury in 2004 to get promotion.

#2971282 AGM

Posted by Michael Ashton on 04 August 2014 - 04:02 PM

I think the best thing is to phone Karen and she will send you a copy by email. Obviously for debenture holders only.

#2969803 bobbie goulding

Posted by Michael Ashton on 02 August 2014 - 11:14 AM

It is a very strange report. He spent a great deal of time in mentioning on 'the little things' but would not elaborate. I think everybody must be patient and attend the AGM.

#2968261 statement of intent

Posted by Michael Ashton on 30 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

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.

#2967433 Positivity Thread

Posted by Michael Ashton on 29 July 2014 - 09:17 AM

How about Golding and Schofield as half backs.

#2965294 New structure to usher in exciting new era for Rugby League

Posted by Michael Ashton on 25 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

I found the following article quite interesting. It was sent to me by somebody in an e-mail. Clicking on the link should work.


I know it's on an Australian Website but nevertheless I think it's worth a read.

#2962463 Fireworks

Posted by Michael Ashton on 20 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

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.

#2955732 AGM

Posted by Michael Ashton on 06 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

I'm very surprised that with various comments about a lack of AGM their is no comment on the Public Notices,page 31 of Saturdays Mail.


The AGM will be held at the Lisdoonie at 7.00pm on Thursday 7th August 2014. Official nominations forms for directors can be obtained from the secretary and must be submitted by 24th July.


Personally I hope that as many debenture holders and season ticket holders as possible will attend.