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On 26 Oct 2009 at 5:46pm Rookie wrote:
Things have been a bit tough recently for the ol' club. No money. The main benefactor with problems of his own to worry about. So it's been left to volunteers to run the show. The manager is unpaid and is doing a fine job with basically a bunch of local teenagers in a semi-professional league. They got their first win on Saturday with a superb showing.
Anyway, this Wednesday the club have another home match at 7.45pm against St Albans and KIDS WILL GET IN FREE. The same goes for the game after that on November 7th. So bring the little 'uns down to the Pan for a great evenings entertainment.
I thank you.
On 26 Oct 2009 at 8:50pm Maria wrote:
The bar will also be under new supervision, ditto the food. Come and support the Rooks, dress up in (Bonfire) costume and keep the kiddies entertained during half-term (as Rookie mentions, under-14s get in free). As said above: Steve Ibbitson and numerous others have put such dedication and hard work into keeping the team afloat!
On 27 Oct 2009 at 9:00am eres a laugh wrote:
I hear the players are putting on a pantomime this Christmas, Cinderella. She had a pumpkin for a coach as well.
On 27 Oct 2009 at 9:35am Eh wrote:
Just so you know, we admire the supporters efforts, but many of us will not touch the Rooks until the charming Mr Elliott has no association with it. Sorry, but good luck to you anyway.
On 27 Oct 2009 at 11:56am Rookie wrote:
Mr Elliot doesn't have any association with the club any more, apart from one of his companies "loaning" a sum of money which has no chance of ever being repaid unless someone buys the club, which is highly unlikely. A management committee runs the club now and money at the turnstile goes towards running costs and paying HMRC, and doesn't go anywhere near Mr. Elliots pockets. If you "won't touch the Rooks" now you never will do. Anyone who really wants Lewes FC to survive would be there supporting the boys NOW.
On 27 Oct 2009 at 11:05pm S Holmes wrote:
Rookie, your loyalty is commendable. However isn't Martin Elliott, as the only club director (and largest shareholder/owner?) the one negotiating with HMRC. Somebody paid HMRC 30K a couple of months ago and somebody (so we're led to believe) is paying 10k to them this month (as they did last month and are supposed to do again next month as well).
Where do you think this money has come from? Do you really think it is the gate money from 300 people every other week?
Seeing as how £1000 could buy you 1% of the club a few months back when Elliott was trying to bring in money, the person(s) coughing up 60k to pay HMRC would own 60% of the club by the end of next month. Wouldn't we know who this person, who would now be the largest shareholder, is if it was someone unconnected to the present owner?
Where is the 60k coming from if as you say "Mr Elliot doesn't have any association with the club any more"?
On 28 Oct 2009 at 1:49pm Whinger wrote:
If Mr Elliot is in such Dire straits why does he not sell his 80K car he drives around in??
On 28 Oct 2009 at 6:58pm Rookie wrote:
My point is that people who don't like M.E. seem to be under the impression that when they pay their admission money it is going straight into his bank account. It isn't.
On 7 Nov 2009 at 11:21am Ali wrote:
Get down and watch your local side, they need YOUR help
Lewes F.C vs Hampton and Richmond (today)
Lewes F.C vs Newport County (28th Nov)
Under 14's go FREEEE

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