AGENDA (Please see copy above)
The following are some of the key points raised along with other items of interest raised during the evening, there was certainly a feeling by those of us who were present that the Club are genuine when they say they want supporter opinion on a wide and varied range of topics and that they value those opinions. Certainly later in the evening there were some very good suggestions made by heads of departments to do with a whole range of aspects.
Tara Warren opened proceedings by welcoming everyone and gave a brief outline of the evenings agenda.
David Sullivan (DS) was very open, open as he could be by giving an update with the situation regarding the appointment of a new manager and any player movement for the upcoming season. The job of manager was offered to a candidate yesterday, the Board felt the person would be an extremely good appointment but that there were personal reasons why the candidate may not accept the job - DS thought the result would be known as early as the following morning. He also went on to say that they were “mindful of the ongoing process and the selection of the manager is of critical importance, the club are looking for someone with a proven track record in the Championship or higher and that the successful person would be British”.
Although the mention of the recently sacked Carlo Ancelotti brought a wry smile to his face
As these notes were being compiled No appointment has been announced.
There followed a short Q and A
David Sullivan said that the players left after the departures would not be strong enough to win promotion so there would be new faces arriving but not much is likely to happen until a new manager is appointed.
The new season ticket prices would be officially published tomorrow - the Club were keen to reward season ticket holders and there will be reductions on merchandise and other bonuses
Tony Carr gave an Academy update explaining the process from the very youngest team right through to Youth team level. Explaining the catchment area the club can recruit from and the stiff competition from other nearby club’s to find new local talent.
Ian Tompkins (Olympic Project Director) gave an Olympic Stadium update. Ian came across as being very knowledgeable about all things Olympic Stadium and is clearly the right person to take us forward.
Before the meeting we were asked to submit one question:
Tara Warren explained the Proposed format / Setting the agenda / Role of Board members
With four specific “Areas of Interest”, invitees were asked to rank the area of interest by assigning a number next to each subject group.
1 represents the strongest area interest and 4 indicates the area you are least interested in.