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Post  MartyrMann on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:13 am

Quoted from club website.

"The Board of Merthyr town FC have carried out a review of the current business model, as a result of the review the post of Chief Executive Officer will cease to operate.



The club would like to place record its thanks for all of the hard work and dedication shown by Robert Price over the last few years, in delivering the new building within budget and setting the foundations for the club to continue to grow within the community of Merthyr Tydfil and the wider area.



The board are working with all the staff to ensure a smooth transition to the new model. There is a supporter’s meeting on Thursday 3rd August at 7pm where the board will answer any questions.



Board of Merthyr Town FC
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Post  Twyn Jasper on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:26 am

This is a bold move by the Board, I thought the original appointment came about due to the increased workload requiring a professional in that position. There are obviously plans in place to now cover the duties of a CEO.
There has been many dissenting voices from numerous volunteers and supporters at the original appointment of a CEO probably to do with the wages, so let us hope they all now rally to make this move by the Board the right one.
Best of luck to Robert for the future.

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Post  Boz1964 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:52 am

Well 2017 continues to baffle me.

Brexit, Trump, May and now Rob Price leaving our Club.

I am sorry to hear it when any person who has worked hard for the Club leave whether they be fan, volunteer or Employee.

Nobody knows how difficult a job like this takes or the time effort and worry that goes with it.

I wish Rob every success in his next venture- and thank him for his efforts helping us in our transitional years.

I hope whoever inherits this 'chalice' can steady the ship through stormy waters and that any cracks or divisions within the club and its support can now be 'papered' over.

Shocked to be honest.

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Post  P45 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:48 pm

I'm not shocked regarding the removal of the CEO, I'll be surprised if certain members of the board don't stand down so that we can move forward as a" FOOTBALL CLUB"

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Post  Paul Thomas on Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:08 pm

Have to agree, I'm not shocked either. Sometimes decisions have to be made no matter how unpalatable they seem for the good of the Club. Time now for all supporters to back the Board and Gavin as they take the Club forward.


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Post  Old Sod on Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm

P45 wrote:I'm not shocked regarding the removal of the CEO, I'll be surprised if certain members of the board don't stand down so that we can move forward as a" FOOTBALL CLUB"

Anyone in particular?
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Post  rustic on Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm

No in fighting now please we need stability not hostility.

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Post  Boz1964 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Well said Rustic.

The stability of the Club is the most important thing.

Regimes change but Martyrs Fans we all are and will remain.

A tempestuous pre-season needs a period of conciliation and reflection by all.

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Post  douggolfer on Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:19 pm

I'm not getting involved in this one last time I quoted a board statement I was hung drawn and quartered !!enjoy your chat

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:38 pm

douggolfer wrote:... last time I quoted a board statement I was hung drawn and quartered !!

No - you quoted board minutes.

This one is a statement that's on the club website for anyone to see.
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Post  douggolfer on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:17 pm

Tomato tomto thought the club website was only for members

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Post  douggolfer on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:21 pm

I received the statement as a email as a owner
not from the club website.i think the website
Posted well after owners received the news

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Post  therovingsheep on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:46 pm

I would like to think that his substantive salary will be ploughed into the playing side now. Unless financially the club need to recoup. No idea what the cashflow at the club is. Its been stated that the playing budget is already up by 42 per cent.
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:47 pm

douggolfer wrote: thought the club website was only for members

Er, no. I don't know why anyone would think that.

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Post  douggolfer on Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:06 pm

R well we all make mistakes, perhaps that's why the CEO position is no longer

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:15 pm

douggolfer wrote:R well we all make mistakes, perhaps that's why the CEO position is no longer

Or perhaps it isn't why.
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Post  Mr Men 1969 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:02 am

Hoping to use a bit of common sense here as there seems to be more to this than meets the eye.

It's been well documented that the playing budget has constantly been increasing, even Gavin has a full time contract now. To have been able to pay for that, we have needed the income streams from the business side.

What I don't understand is after a 'financial review' the position of the CEO has been terminated which seems to be a cost cutting exercise. For a position to be terminated, that must surely mean that there will be cuts elsewhere along the line.

Have the board members past or present let certain finances go out of control?

The club has come a long way and the work behind the scenes seems to be going well. I wouldn't like to see the work that helps to fund our 1st team at risk because of some decisions that have been made.

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Post  douggolfer on Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:49 am

What I can't work out is why now , surely the business situation would have been realised when the accounts were being collated for the AGM we can all see the financial deficit showing ,this year's budget had been excepted by the board surely the CEO wage was incorporated if the budget was passed by the board why now is it not making business seance to continue with a CEO's position (Srtrange )

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Post  Paul Thomas on Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:35 am

Mr Men 1969 wrote:Hoping to use a bit of common sense here as there seems to be more to this than meets the eye.

It's been well documented that the playing budget has constantly been increasing, even Gavin has a full time contract now. To have been able to pay for that, we have needed the income streams from the business side.

What I don't understand is after a 'financial review' the position of the CEO has been terminated which seems to be a cost cutting exercise. For a position to be terminated, that must surely mean that there will be cuts elsewhere along the line.

Have the board members past or present let certain finances go out of control?

The club has come a long way and the work behind the scenes seems to be going well. I wouldn't like to see the work that helps to fund our 1st team at risk because of some decisions that have been made.

Good post, I would guess that our Actual Income to date has not reached the Budgeted amount forecast therefore our Expenditure going forward would have to be reduced to compensate. Everyone can Budget but it is achieving the actual budgeted figures that matters and possibly we have been over optimistic with our Income Forecasts.

This is only my best guess and of course I may be entirely wrong, but I don't think I'm far off the mark!


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Post  Mr Men 1969 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:05 am

I do tend to agree with you there Doug. It does seem very strange. To get rid of a CEO position is quite a drastic move regardless of whether you think we should have one or not. If this is just one of the cuts that are to be made then it does make me think how this position has occurred, if indeed we are in a tight position.

I've noted a few times that the playing budget has kept going up for many years. That seemed to be fine as players had been getting paid on time. Well, we probably would have heard if that wasn't the case. It makes sense that our first team overall is our biggest expenditure but with the budget increases that have been posted on here and Gav going full time for example, have we overdone it in that department?

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:17 am

Well, unless any further information is forthcoming before then, the meeting for all supporters on 3rd August in Romans when the supporter liaison officers will be available to answer questions will be an ideal opportunity to find out what it's all about - there'll be no need for guesswork then!
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Post  Merthyr Imp on Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:22 am

douggolfer wrote: why now is it not making business seance

Well it is a wet afternoon.
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Post  douggolfer on Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:38 am

Merthyr Imp wrote:
douggolfer wrote:   why now is it not making business seance

Well it is a wet afternoon.

God you can be a complete oxygen consumer on times, get a life

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:49 am

douggolfer wrote:
Merthyr Imp wrote:
douggolfer wrote:   why now is it not making business seance

Well it is a wet afternoon.

God you can be a complete oxygen consumer on times, get  a life

What do you mean? This IS my life.
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Post  douggolfer on Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:42 pm

What is current business model ! ?

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