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Tyrone Shoelaces

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  1. They'll need to pay us the compo they owe us for the pitch cock ups first. The CEO we have has done a good job regarding our finances. In last weeks AGM chaos that fact that our debt as been reduced from £20,000 to £1,000 in one season seemed to go unnoticed. We'll need somebody with a good grasp of the finances even more next season.
  2. An official league game must trump a pre season run out.
  3. I think that tells me you weren't there. A lot of people had walked out in disgust by then. I would have thought they would have been the ones originally intending to vote for the 9 man board. There must have been 60 to 70 people at the meeting. What about all the members that weren't there ? They didn't get a vote at all. This is really a red herring anyway, it was totally against the rules to have a show of hands in the first place.
  4. That's a kind offer and I've enjoyed both my visits this season. It's a good club. Unfortunately I'm a bit " Rugby Leagued out " at the moment.
  5. That's my view also, maybe wiser councils will prevail. I always thought that 6 wasn't enough members given we are a summer game now and most people go away for at least a fortnight plus illnesses and all the other things that occur when you have other calls on your time.
  6. I don't think I'm the first and I don't think I'll be the last either.
  7. But it wasn't. The " show of hands " was chaotic, people had already walked out by then.The members who weren't at the meeting were totally excluded from having a say in the issue. The meeting should have been temporarily suspended, the issue put to another ballot of members, and the meeting reconvened at a later date for the results of that ballot to be announced. That is the democratic way to proceed with the issue. Peter Rush's " 32 proxy votes " and Paul Ormerod losing his cool and verbally brandishing his " £ 175 k votes " left a bad taste in my mouth and the mouth's of many other members there. That isn't democracy and it's not why I joined the members club back in the day.
  8. The low point for me was when the " chairman " was asked " Were you at the board meeting that endorsed the increase of board members from 6 to 9 ? " He answered " Yes ". He was then asked " Did you vote for the increase ? " Again he answered " Yes ". This is the same " chairman " who was busy using his 32 proxy votes to reverse the decision that he'd actually voted for ! I know, you couldn't make it up. That was when I decided enough was enough and it was time for me to find something better to do with my time.
  9. I won't be " causing trouble " any more. As things stand now I'm done. I was going to go to Widnes today, I'll go for a pint instead. End of an era for me. My first game - Hornets v Leigh in the mid 1960's. One game and I was hooked.
  10. Yes I agree with you Larry. Some of the people running the club at the time were also Hornets through and through and they lived for the club. In some instances I'm sure to the detriment of their own health and well being. Unfortunately they allowed their hearts to rule their heads. I suppose we were all guilty of that to some extent. They thought the " Build it and they will come " theory would work but sadly for us all it didn't.
  11. Unfortunately today's meeting only served to make the divide into a chasm. A can't see a way back to be honest.
  12. Your chairman is also a guy who enters into an agreement and then reneges on it. You won't know what I'm talking about but he will.
  13. Well somebody did. It didn't spend itself.
  14. There's not a chance of that. The new board have no legitimacy in most people's eyes. The people I spoke to outside the ground after the meeting were disgusted with the antics of the chairman. I spent most of my time talking people out of resigning their memberships.
  15. We all know the bloke behind TLCR for 80. If you cut him in half it would read " Rochdale Hornets". He was the ONE fan who went to Toulouse for that play off game when nobody else gave us a chance. He lives and breathes Rugby League in general and Hornets in particular. He's also a very smart, articulate and able man. I'd trust this guy with my life yet he wasn't deemed to be enough of a Hornet to be a board member instead of some of the no marks that got voted in today.
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