I responded on here against my better judgement . That appears to have been the wrong decision . Like Colin said some people wanted some comment etc ,
So I gave an honest one gave details to the best I could , I got slated with usual smart remarks . And then you try to deny that you said them , ,ok I thought no problem I replied to that . . In response I've been told to get out of the kitchen etc etc . Fine .
We can go to and fro for ever .agueing the toss But let's hope for a few good results coz that what it's about , it's amazing what that can do and all this stupid falling out can stop .
He did give you his reasons-Carl interviewed better and presented a better plan with a fresh approach and new ideas, personally I would have gone for Pritch - irrespective of interviews and I fully understand the loyalty to him and anger at him not getting the job ? but based on the 5 man panel Carl was selected I dont agree - but he is the new manager of my club and he will get my full support until I feel different about it as I did with Sully, as I did with Dundas but when it goes wrong I will challenge his decisions as you are here ! but I will give them a decent chance Carl is gettng pilloried on here before he has started -it is not his fault he was selected so I am behind Carl and despite them making mistakes I support the board as well - because I think they make decisions which they believe are for the best and commercially we are improving, they now need to get the football right by supporting Carl, if it goes wrong again then maybe if we have an alternative as a shareholder and fan I am open to consider it but we have not ! so we need to support our club through this crisis and move on surely.
In response to ADD and his comments regarding a dictatorship - this club is run by an elected board of directors on behalf of WAFC Ltd. If you don't like what they do, then go to the AGM and exercise your rights as a shareholder. It isn't a democracy (and never will be under the current company status) where every decision is put to a supporter vote. You might not approve of some of their decisions, but remember without many of the guys currently at the helm, this club may not exist at all. Go and talk to Mark Harris, I am sure he will have a rational discussion with you.
In the mean time lets ALL get behind the team on the pitch
Up the Albs , I think my original post explains my decision .
I cannot give out interview details on a public forum . We would never get any applicants for future positions again if we did that . Imagine you going for interview and the reasons you did or didn't get the job being made public .
I explained why Carl convinced me so please read back .
Carls record at Marine wasn't good but neither was Brian's in the last season , I recall bottom 6 until March that season. And fans venting to sack him back then ! Both had valid football reasons for those hiccups and that was taken into account .
This was my own choice . I'll stand by it , if I'm wrong I'll hold my hand up . I was put in that position to make a choice . So when that happens you go with what's put in front of you , they all say and promise the same it's very difficult believe me . It's not X factor .
Like I said I've explained how important and vital it was so the decision was not made lightly . I'm a supporter first and foremost so it does effect me .. I'm was disappointed no signings were made before Radcliffe , but if you dig deeper it really isn't as easy as that with the admin rules regulations etc etc . I'm not falling out with anyone . My original opinion was some criticism regardless of you pay your money etc etc. It doesn't help at this time that's all . You think I don't feel it because I do
The decision not to appoint Mr Pritchard was apparently taken because he did not interview as well as the man appointed which in my view is fair enough but there has to be more to it as Mr Pritchard is so annoyed he has left the club he loves as have several others. The Board made an awful decision concerning Tuck and I understand there was even talk of bringing him back. Then it made an even worse one in allowing Vics to share our ground, supposedly for financial reasons. A deal with the DEVIL (Rushe.) as far as I am concerned that appears to have done us no good but as predicted as helped our enemy immensely.
This club had a wonderful reputation for honesty and integrity, of being a family,a fans club. Sadly that is simply no longer the case and I for one regret that deeply. So we save ourselves from relegation, so what, when it is a club with no soul like Vics. We now have Rushe at our ground but not Pritch, something is BADLY wrong.
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.
Getting away from the politics side of things,I've only been a wittoner for five years.
I took my son to wincham Park for an afternoon out after his mum and I split up and we instantly fell in love with the place.
There was such a good vibe and atmosphere around the place at the time we couldn't wait for the next game.
Since then I've worked the turnstiles, my lad has been mascot, I was even witton willy one afternoon. But now with what's happening on and off the pitch he doesn't want to come to the game with me anymore.!
It's a sad state people and it needs sorting sooner rather than later!!
Decisions need to be made at a Football Club. Thank you Trevor for putting the time in to help the club do this, amongst other things. And very honourable to try and defend yourself on here. The facts are, you have Witton at heart and you try to make difference. The opinions are was this the decision correct. Let's see. I hope it works. Trevor, keep doing what you do. If we had 10 of you, no matter what the decisions, Witton would be a better club. I also respect differing opinions on the appointment. Healthy debate but we all just want what is best.