- Full Time Gobber
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This is not a community club,no matter how they want to paint it as.That the share issue is second choice to buy a ground speaks volumes of their intentions and disregard for the very people they want to pay money at the gate and for other so called fund raising events. Do they really think the public of this town wil support a team in its current state. There are about 15 who regard themselves as hard core supporters and that is the stark reality. The wider public it seems are to be excluded in having a say of who runs the footbal club-its not just about the ground purchase. We might be wrong and it is hearsay at the moment from the spin doctor that the club feed their information through but with no official capacity. Any decent organisation would communicate its intentions or at the very least its options and plans for the future-the on field saga is making things worse and the perception of what the club is doing is mere guess work.
It seems that some people have to resort to abuse and if they are the type of people who masquerade as football suporters then we have a problem. the Northern League and local football is suffering from a society problem of bad language and abuse which has been wel documented elsewhere and it seems it is not just a problem on the pitch as we read wjhat is said above, if people have real concerns as to why their ground is empty.why they have a poor team and the future is uncertain they need to channel that anger and frustration at the very people who are making such a pigs ear of the current situation. Maybe a share issue would give people a real say in the running of the club but dont hold your breath because it seems its Plan B,does anyone know what Plan A is?
As for new signings no one is fooled anymore-they must be coming on the midnight plane from Georgia because, the same place the rest came from. this manager must have gone through 80 plus players in his time in a season and a half, you have to ask the question why
Thought Shields played well 1st half and just buckled in the 2nd half.
The main difference being Matty Moffat, he was tremendous .
Got to feel for Tom Courtney in goal, who is actually having good games. It is obvious what is missing on the pitch to us Shields Supporters that go to games.
Could not imagine being so sad as to sit in front of computer on Saturday afternoons waiting to post negative comments on games i was not even at.
Will be interesting to see Sungonein on his return to watching his beloved Mariners (if ever) after his recent personal cowardly verbal attack on fellow supporter.
It's ok to come on here and offer your £400 towards the share issue (thank you again =D> ) but do you know there were people at the game yesterday and who have attended every home and away game this season who have pleged ten times that amount and are also not pleased with the way things are going this season "me included" but instead of coming on here and making comments about matches and players that the pair of you have never even seen, are currently out there running functions, raising funds, selling raffle tickets , draw tickets, and putting their own money time and effort into saving this club etc etc =D> =D>
What have you two done? Dare I say sod all. It's about time you took a look at yourselves and did something to help, you would at least gain some respect, I doubt you will.
If you have any input that may help the current plight of the club please feel free to contact me we could have a two to one chat anytime or place of your choice, but please don't come on here and say anything that you would not say to my face. Look forward to your reply.
Chairman S.S.S.A. and S.S.F.C. Supporter.
I did my time at Sima Hall through the North Eastern and North Regional Leagues. I remember playing (the then) non-league Wigan Athletic in a cup-tie, and I was one of the 'official' 8000 (although it was many more!) crowd who saw Shields play Sunderland reserves on a midweek night under floodlights. I also remember clearly the dozen or so special buses parked in Wenlock Road for the end of most matches.
Although it is difficult for me to attend games as I live in North Yorkshire, I will certainly now make the effort to attend if I can.
People who criticize situations like these would probably form a different opinion if they were in possession of the facts. Obviously this is not possible due to the sensitive nature of the negotiations (of which I know nothing), and is probably born of frustration as much as anything, and so is understandable.
After all, as sanddancers, we all want the best for The Mariners.