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Just a thought if the club advertised nationwide to recruit a volunteer to Head our DT Board... would we get applicants'...? They may not be Dons Fan ( being a Dons Fans, well that got us in this xxxt ) they may want the challenge on their CV ..and may believe in our community spirit and ethos ..a 4 year tenure ... give them ££££bonuses
22nd Jan 2020 20:09:22 
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I am 100% certain the PLB will pass £750k within the next two hours.....
22nd Jan 2020 20:08:01 
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Can't we pay Appiah in bonds?
22nd Jan 2020 20:03:47 
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0% in 20 years?
Treebs . Corporate Governance is a pillar to running a Fans owned club, we are too cumbersome .Dave Boyle talking on 9 years podcast talked about this...yes you are right we need to have a culture and a constitution that embraces a bottom up membership.. Erik did embrace the culture but i believe over the years a delicate shift of attitude grew.... Businesses and as an example Schools flail and slowly perform badly if those at the Helm are only paying lip service when following a culture... these challenging posts that are appearing now would have fallen on deaf ears whilst we were riding high...but the seeds of difficulties were sprouting..... If the people at the top don't believe in a Fans ownership model then they should not be there... i don't think i can get over Joe Palmers speech in December when he said he was an "agnostic" when he was asked his view on taking in investors....also the axis were in for investors.. Trig over to you ....😡
22nd Jan 2020 20:00:28 
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TF - it is our fault as the DTB has enormous power, they control 90% of the shares. If they are misusing or more to the point not using their powers then we need better people elected from the membership who are prepared to serve. If we can't find and elect such people, which I believe we can, then those who want to sell out are right.
22nd Jan 2020 19:57:01 
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Our 'figurehead' needs to be the Trust chair, representing the Trust members and therefore the club owners. Think of other Football League clubs. How many chief executives can you name? I doubt you can name more than one, if that. It is or should be pretty much a background role behind the owner. Now think how many EFL club owners you can name. Probably far more. That's how it should be.
22nd Jan 2020 19:56:55 
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A chief executive shouldn't be the decision maker: their job is to represernt the views of the board (and in our case therefore the Trust members), not to be setting the agenda. That's especially true if we're to grow as a club, where delegation will be key.
22nd Jan 2020 19:52:49 
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OI I feel like being a member of the DTB has the same weight as being a squirrel on the ISS. The elections for as long as I can remember have been akin to people running for school council. The structure of the club is such that the governor of the Bank of England on the DTB couldn’t have prevented this situation. We need a complete restructure and rebalancing of decision making power. And then some decision makers - not exactly JP’s forte it seems.
22nd Jan 2020 19:50:08 
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The bond may prove that the club did correctly predict the level of contribution from fans that would get us to an achievable and manageable loan, they just didn't know how to go about extracting it.
22nd Jan 2020 19:49:46 
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womble - If, for example, Charlie or Wiggo wanted to be on the DTB they had the recognition factor to have stood with a high chance of success. The fact that they didn't suggests to me they didn't want to and further the possibility that they don't want the long term commitment. It takes nothing away from the work they are doing right now if we respect that. If it isn't the case then there will be more elections, where I imagine they would be shoo-ins.
22nd Jan 2020 19:49:27 
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Old I - nominations to election closed before any of this became public knowledge.
22nd Jan 2020 19:43:42 
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Trebor - When Kingsmeadow was sold before the finance was fully in place for the new stadium was just one of them.
22nd Jan 2020 19:42:22 
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Still not sure when the members agreed Kingsmeadow could be sold with an £11m funding gap.
If the people now doing a fantastic job over a short period had wanted a long term involvement they had the recognition factor to have achieved it. I assume they have other responsibilities in life that they have put aside for a relatively short period and will return to them when the current situation has ended. If they do want a more long term involvement they can stand the next time there are elections.
22nd Jan 2020 19:41:12 
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Just noticed that the lesser spotted Roscrow and Appiah have been out and about, trying to get considered for the pecking order
22nd Jan 2020 19:32:17 
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I'm way too angry to even think about doing that. Angry at previous DTBs that seemingly didn't do enough to challenge/support the previous CEO over numerous years. Angry at a plc board that didn't fulfil its obligations. Angry at us as members: we all seem to have had a growing sense that something wasn't right that was growing over years but we didn't do much to challenge it. A lot of what we've achieved feels very hollow to me at the moment.
22nd Jan 2020 19:30:51 
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Respectfully totally disagree also!
22nd Jan 2020 19:29:06 
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keefy
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Respectfully totally disagree keefy - just because something has been done very very badly doesn’t mean it can’t be done at all. The PLB guys have shown that the skills and experience are out there - we just have a board that have bunker-arrogance and very little ability.
22nd Jan 2020 19:24:49 
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Change the structure, change the personnel, live within our means, AFC Wimbledon goes on forever.
Trig you may have twigged .. i may be more scathing about the axis then you ... can't have both us banging on about a clear out .. a lot of people i know are saying and feeling what you are writing here.. once we successfully achieve our finances, we will then need a regime change of "believers" and perhaps deliver a "socios" model like in Spain ..We thank past people for their services and start afresh...Our Wimbledon Way boys and girls need every support at this time...and are heading for glory ...👏👏👍👏👏👏😁
22nd Jan 2020 19:14:24 
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Lets put NPL in the back of the Net😃😃😃😃
Spit Also agree too many fans with their heads in the sand! Who's going to jump onto the board if we sack the existing members/ If we can't do any of the things Triggerfish mentions then surely Fan ownership has failed!
22nd Jan 2020 19:13:09 
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keefy
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Trebor - Hope you stand for the DTB again once things are sorted out.
22nd Jan 2020 19:11:48 
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Glad to see the plc board is now taking its function seriously by actually meeting. The corporate governance at the club had been absolutely shocking, and bringing in a more professional focus was one of the "behind the scenes" compliance things that I was urging the club to do, so I'm glad that's finally been addressed. Now we just need to think about composition of the board to make sure the fans remain dominant on it and at the same time bring in more professional people who nonetheless respect our corporate culture as a 'bottom up' membership organisation.
22nd Jan 2020 18:49:28 
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Spit-for once I agree with you
22nd Jan 2020 18:49:07 
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Why does mcnay have to stand down as he has a different opinion to some?im sure some support his way too.
22nd Jan 2020 18:46:52 
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A few raised hands and some support on here and dons fans ive spoken to also.
Sorry if I surprised anyone with that opinion :)
22nd Jan 2020 18:40:54 
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Clean sweep for me on the paid you don’t get rewarded for failure on this scale by keeping your job. Ivor deserves gratitude for what he’s done particularly in the early days but it’s time for fresh ideas and a fresh approach it’s clear that even without the NPL crisis (Ivor’s own word) that the club is not well placed to perform well commercially in the modern world. We can’t get a loan, can’t raise funds, can’t sell naming rights, can’t communicate with the fans, can’t buy or sell players well. Joe doesn’t exist so can be replaced easily.
22nd Jan 2020 18:40:28 
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Clean slate well overdue.