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Would think trust members care about ownership but the rest dont or care.
10th Nov 2018 15:41:26 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
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Mark because owners leave or sell up and next thing you know you’re being asset stripped. Silk agree with everything you said there. Whatever happens next season and one after I’ll be ST holder and going to games.
10th Nov 2018 15:41:21 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk: just playing devils advocate. Why couldn’t we have an owner who is either in our best interests or an owner who only takes control with certain stipulations eg name of club, place etc. Maybe people don’t get involved in the dons trust because they do not care about ownership
10th Nov 2018 15:37:47 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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Feedback for the live hustings much appreciated. Apologies to Nigel for timing issue - and then weather interruption - but thanks to him for taking it so well.
10th Nov 2018 15:37:44 
[89.lo.gg.ed] 
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MLD - would rather be playing in the Ryman League again than being at the whims of another owner. Also not bothered about the Championship or Premiership as you have to sell your soul to survive.Even with an owner we would be no better than Championship at best. We have shown if we get the recruitment right we can hold our own at L1. Not worth it.
10th Nov 2018 15:34:14 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
It is easier for me as I saw us win the FA Cup and have good times in the top flight but having an owner to advance is a hit or miss thing.
There is your consultant sorted then SB but the DTB needs representation and any candidate would want Erik there to provide insight and information.
10th Nov 2018 15:31:25 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
see you can name names :)
For all those that think Tom Elliot coming back in transfer window dream on
10th Nov 2018 15:30:56 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
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Became afcw fans that meant to say!
10th Nov 2018 15:28:15 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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Would sooner have someone with a more appropriate football skill set and experience like Barnard involved than any DTB member or Erik.
10th Nov 2018 15:27:07 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Wangle valley don: I know but I do think we need a discussion about it, like Portsmouth. I also think that some people presume people because AFCW fans because of the fans ownership model. I’m not sure that’s true in many cases.
10th Nov 2018 15:26:49 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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OI I’d expect the DTB to select the interview panel and set some key criteria for questions not all sit and do it
10th Nov 2018 15:24:33 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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WVD we are still semi pro in our structures with so much done via volunteers and part timers and multiple jobs per person, and that simply doesn’t function in key areas like player recruitment.
10th Nov 2018 15:23:28 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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You couldn't have all 9 DTB members conducting each interview, they would need to have 2 or 3 along with Erik and maybe an outside consultant doing the interviews then a recommendation and discussion within the DTB, with a bias to accepting the recommendation.
10th Nov 2018 15:19:43 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk I’d not disagree about that money but our problem was that squad got promoted a year too late for us to benefit from them.
10th Nov 2018 15:19:09 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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I said in the summer and will maintain this that I don't think that Neal's job should hinge on whether we stay up but if we look like a team. We do not look like a team at the moment and that is the big task. If we go down fighting so be it. It happens to most L1 & L2 teams. But looking like the strangers we did last night is not acceptable.
10th Nov 2018 15:17:04 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
IYSWIM
WVD snap, on succession surely the DTB should be involved in the selection process
10th Nov 2018 15:16:55 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk - "we can compete in L1 now and should be even stronger with NPL" - 1) L1 - Really? No sign of that under Ardley. 2) NPL - I doubt that will be the case if we are, as I expect, a mid-table L2 club when NPL is eventually completed - whenever that may be. And, that is, if we can even fund it.
10th Nov 2018 15:13:01 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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I just hope everyone who sees us in some kind of catastrophic existential crisis is signed up as a DT member, and intends to vote help bring in whatever change they want to see.
10th Nov 2018 15:09:56 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
I don't see it that way, if I haven't made that clear... We're creaking and groaning at limit of our current structure, in an unforgiving league with high turnover, 4 relegation spots and occasional premiership basket cases.... run be in our position than Sunderlands.
Just from my memory and looking at the table I think 11 of the 24 have been in League One since we have been a league club. I think that L1 & L2 are pretty much the same standard apart from a few teams and we can compete in L1 now and should be even stronger with NPL. The real jump is L1 to the Championship.
10th Nov 2018 15:07:37 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk - I've been checking similar... 12-24 Have all played at least 1 season in L2 in last 6 seasons. As have 5 of the top 12. So 17 of 24 have played in L2... Not sure of how many in L2 have played in L1 over the same time period.
10th Nov 2018 15:02:05 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
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WVD - looking at the current bottom 12 we have played 10 of the 11 in League Two recently. I am not too sure about Scunthorpe to make the full set.
10th Nov 2018 14:53:52 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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wvd - good question about the succession. I imagine the DTB would form an interview panel. I believe Erik declined an interview led process before taking over so it is untested. If there isn't a succession plan then there damn well ought to be.
10th Nov 2018 14:49:35 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk - but how many of those bottom 12-14 go up and down over a sustained period?
10th Nov 2018 14:45:53 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
wandle valley don
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As long as we are coached to play like crabs we won't score or win many..slows tempo down and allows oposition to have a solid bank to defend at the chance of a rare attack.
10th Nov 2018 14:44:36 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
Hasnt worked for 2 seasons and we are easy to play against.never look like a team under Ardley.
Whilst I think that possibly we cannot match the top six we can match the bottom 12-14 clubs if we get things right. Like Stanley this season we were more of a team in the first season. We are not this season and that, more than budget, will be the reason we could go down.
10th Nov 2018 14:43:33 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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