Playing their semi final on our pitch. They win, town turns green again and every kid in Northwich under 12 goes to Wembley. What the f*** were we thinking? They were ready to die and we gave them the kiss of life......
Easy to say that but in essence we Witton Albion really need the income from our asset to balance the books in the league we play in! And it's not a big issue really as short term success does not usually last that long and certainly wont develop an army of young fans in my experience! It just means we can expect the rental income for a longer period but ultimately, we are in charge as the landlords! Football is changing and finance is even more key to survive in the long term. UTA
In my defence, I live 3500 miles away but I always get to a home game when I am in Northwich. Helping the shit was stupid, regardless of how much money they give us. We'd have survived if they had died.
No Knutsfordian, I'm afraid you're wrong. if the people running the club last season knew anything about running a business or the last 30 years of history we wouldn't need these Tenants is the accurate description.
I'm still in disbelief and disgusted that a lot of people have worked there asses off, scrimped and saved to keep the club alive for 20 years plus since the mid 90's debacle.Then when we had a windfall a few years ago the money got spunked away in less than 2 years WITHOUT paying what we legally owe off.
THATS WHY WE NEED TENANTS! Financial Mismanagement and Nepatism and why we now laud anyone with a paintbrush whilst slating our own!
As for V*cs they've got the town name, fair play to the people who have now remembered they used to support them they've played a blinder and the Trojan Horse strategy has paid off! JOINT OWNERS OF WP before you know it!
Money has been mismanaged in my view also and I am gutted we are where we are again, it is not the way I would have managed our windfall but we are there again! We do have a new Chairman now with no other offers for the job or to join the board even! So just as a volunteer with a paintbrush and anything else I can manage to wield for the club to do all we can to improve things. Just see the revamped social club done on an absolute shoestring budget to try and raise income further to help the cause. But the big thing is we are still struggling and withour the rental/extra income generated from having tenants then we would I am sure be relegation fodder. We are two leagues higher than both our competitors holding our own and we do own our own stadium, so it's not too shabby but week to week is a battle.
I doubt we will ever sell even a share of our stadium to any other club, a tenant is much more preferable! and certainly not to NV or Winsford lot and as it would almost certainly demand a shareholder vote to allow this (most actives are Witton Albion fans), this it would IMO get voted down easily, that is a bridge too far and I would personally fight it tooth and nail.
So yes, still big issues and shortage of money but it's still My club and I dont see how not watching or supporting it helps in any way shape or form. If you really care, and I know many of you do ask yourself is there anything I can do to help the club! There are some great Wittoners out there who could help the club but don't for whatever and many reason but if You do care then consider this and get back involved and see how we can improve things, looking in from the outside will not change anything. If you particularly don't want tenants then let's see how we can possibly raise the funds required to go on our own again but it needs Circa £25-30 K of income just to standstill.
Do we need a special fan meeting to try and clear the air and bring some great Wittoners back into the club?