Once again, not for the first time, we have a situation where the club fail to respond to correspondence and requests for meetings for over two months. I am sure that if the FLG were telling porkies over this, it would soon be found out. AL and Co have previous for ignoring such items, namely the Trust and the FCA. If AL was accepting of the Ts & Cs for last season, but sees them somewhat differently this season (apart from an admitted 4% increase), then he is, in my eyes, just playing silly buggers to fuel his own ego.
Since he arrived, there has hardly been a week/month gone by without him stirring up unrest within the camp and among supporters. Think back to these little nuggets:
players being made to train with the yoofs, this not allowed to be selected for the first team squad (unless completely unavoidable)
interference with team selection (don't anyone tell me it didn't happen)
numerous sackings of the backroom staff (they can't all have been rubbish at their jobs)
the shoddy way in which Clarke and Baxter were treated
Pete Wild walking away from his dream job with the team he has loved since he was a lad
Mick Priest and Chris Millington gone without so much as a whisper
Andy Rhodes similarly departed
Scholes walking after 31 days (yes, I know there are those who reckon it was because he wasn't up to it)
Other players apparently gone; De la Paz, Benteke, O'Grady without a mention
There's probably more if I could but remember it all, but just that little list tells me that there is a great deal of unrest in the camp since AL arrived, then made his bruv a director and re-recruited Detective Redfleece. Everything that happens tells me that the man is a megalomaniac who simply fires anyone who remotely disagrees with him and, in the case of the Joe Royle Stand/OEC twists the details (and often the truth) to suit his own agenda. I wouldn't trust the bloke an inch and, provided the FLG are acting in good faith and are honest and open about their full intentions at the meeting on 27th July, I wish them well. It might, just might, be a way of ending this dictatorship that is strangling our club and creating an ever increasing divide amongst the fans.
A final show of how poor communication is between club and fans is this; how many of us knew that the Forest Green Rovers tickets were on open sale? I didn't. I haven't seen anything on the fishal. I simply looked at ticket availability on spec and there they are. Available to everyone.