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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:20 pm

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Vodka_Vic wrote:Am I missing something here? Why was MG allowed to be DFC manager for the last 5 years and a director at the MGFA? Isn't that a conflict of interests? Why would moving to York make any difference? Sorry if I've missed anything obvious.
It's more that Atkinson and Gregan were employees of his. Obviously it's not an issue if they're all at the same club.

But at different clubs, it risked undermining the competition. Gray could have used that relationship to his own advantage, hence why it was against rules.
Atkinson is listed as a director though.

By leaving DFC, surely Gray created the conflict. Atkinson didn't change his circumstances. He continued to be employed by DFC. Gray's circumstances changed. So surely he either has to forfeit managing a club that employs one of his employees, or he sacks that employee?

What would be your take on it if Atkinson had remained as our assistant manager to someone else?

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So you think Atkinson would have been happy to be removed from his better paid position prior to Gray moving to York, so he could then jointly manage us? I don't think so. He has chosen not to do so himself.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by lo36789 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:59 am

I suppose the difference is Gray potentially not conflicted by Atkinson in the same way. As far as I am aware MG is the boss and Atkinson is employed by him. It's is unlikely that Gray could be 'influenced' by an employee in the same way Atkinson can be 'influenced' by his boss.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by Darlogramps » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:59 am

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Darlogramps wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:Am I missing something here? Why was MG allowed to be DFC manager for the last 5 years and a director at the MGFA? Isn't that a conflict of interests? Why would moving to York make any difference? Sorry if I've missed anything obvious.
It's more that Atkinson and Gregan were employees of his. Obviously it's not an issue if they're all at the same club.

But at different clubs, it risked undermining the competition. Gray could have used that relationship to his own advantage, hence why it was against rules.
Atkinson is listed as a director though.

By leaving DFC, surely Gray created the conflict. Atkinson didn't change his circumstances. He continued to be employed by DFC. Gray's circumstances changed. So surely he either has to forfeit managing a club that employs one of his employees, or he sacks that employee?

What would be your take on it if Atkinson had remained as our assistant manager to someone else?

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So you think Atkinson would have been happy to be removed from his better paid position prior to Gray moving to York, so he could then jointly manage us? I don't think so. He has chosen not to do so himself.
Exactly. There was nothing stopping Atkinson resigning as a MGFA director if he wanted to remain manager at Darlington. I'd imagine Atkinson himself knew this was an option.

He didn't so has decided his future lies with MG. This is now the precedent meaning Atky can only coach at a club where MG is the manager.

What are you saying Spyman? The league should forcibly remove MG from his position at York for having a part-time business? I'm no fan of MG but that's ridiculous. Nor can the league start demanding MG sack his own employees. That's also ridiculous- the National League governs the division, not how MG runs his business.

Atkinson was his employee meaning there was a risk the competition could be undermined.

You can also argue we created the conflict because we allowed ourselves to become so intertwined with MGFA. Realistically, on Sunday we should have put this to Atky - us or MGFA, before announcing him as co-manager.

I'm surprised it's taken 5 years for us to consider whether there would be any conflict of interest regarding our relationship with MGFA.
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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by Spyman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:06 am

Darlogramps wrote:
HarryCharltonsCat wrote:
Spyman wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:Am I missing something here? Why was MG allowed to be DFC manager for the last 5 years and a director at the MGFA? Isn't that a conflict of interests? Why would moving to York make any difference? Sorry if I've missed anything obvious.
It's more that Atkinson and Gregan were employees of his. Obviously it's not an issue if they're all at the same club.

But at different clubs, it risked undermining the competition. Gray could have used that relationship to his own advantage, hence why it was against rules.
Atkinson is listed as a director though.

By leaving DFC, surely Gray created the conflict. Atkinson didn't change his circumstances. He continued to be employed by DFC. Gray's circumstances changed. So surely he either has to forfeit managing a club that employs one of his employees, or he sacks that employee?

What would be your take on it if Atkinson had remained as our assistant manager to someone else?

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So you think Atkinson would have been happy to be removed from his better paid position prior to Gray moving to York, so he could then jointly manage us? I don't think so. He has chosen not to do so himself.
Exactly. There was nothing stopping Atkinson resigning as a MGFA director if he wanted to remain manager at Darlington. I'd imagine Atkinson himself knew this was an option.

He didn't so has decided his future lies with MG. This is now the precedent meaning Atky can only coach at a club where MG is the manager.

What are you saying? The league should forcibly remove MG from his position at York for having a part-time business? I'm no fan of MG but that's ridiculous. Atkinson was his employee meaning there was a risk the competition could be undermined.

You can also argue we created the conflict because we allowed ourselves to become so intertwined with MGFA. Realistically, on Sunday we should have put this to Atky - us or MGFA, before announcing him as co-manager.

I'm surprised it's taken 5 years for us to consider whether there would be any conflict of interest regarding our relationship with MGFA.
Of course I agree, just playing devil's advocate really. I think there's a far murkier situation which like you say, should have been cleared up much earlier and probably would've put both Gray and our dealings under the microscope.

Anyway, chance to move on and now start to operate like a 'normal' club with a 'normal' infrastructure.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:07 am

I think plenty of us thought about the conflict of interest and how entwined with MGFA we were, just easier to ignore it really, so most did.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:58 am

Spyman wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:Am I missing something here? Why was MG allowed to be DFC manager for the last 5 years and a director at the MGFA? Isn't that a conflict of interests? Why would moving to York make any difference? Sorry if I've missed anything obvious.
It's more that Atkinson and Gregan were employees of his. Obviously it's not an issue if they're all at the same club.

But at different clubs, it risked undermining the competition. Gray could have used that relationship to his own advantage, hence why it was against rules.
Atkinson is listed as a director though.

By leaving DFC, surely Gray created the conflict. Atkinson didn't change his circumstances. He continued to be employed by DFC. Gray's circumstances changed. So surely he either has to forfeit managing a club that employs one of his employees, or he sacks that employee?

What would be your take on it if Atkinson had remained as our assistant manager to someone else?

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Upon what basis could MG sack Atkinson from MGFA? It seems to me that any dismissal would be unlawful.

Atkinson has not done anything to terminate his employment with MGFA. Any problem has been caused by the change in role of MG outside the MGFA.

As far as MGFA is concerned, Atkinson has not done anything different to what he was previously employed to do and as such there could be no lawful basis to sack him.

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Post by MKDarlo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:02 am

spen666 wrote:
Spyman wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:Am I missing something here? Why was MG allowed to be DFC manager for the last 5 years and a director at the MGFA? Isn't that a conflict of interests? Why would moving to York make any difference? Sorry if I've missed anything obvious.
It's more that Atkinson and Gregan were employees of his. Obviously it's not an issue if they're all at the same club.

But at different clubs, it risked undermining the competition. Gray could have used that relationship to his own advantage, hence why it was against rules.
Atkinson is listed as a director though.

By leaving DFC, surely Gray created the conflict. Atkinson didn't change his circumstances. He continued to be employed by DFC. Gray's circumstances changed. So surely he either has to forfeit managing a club that employs one of his employees, or he sacks that employee?

What would be your take on it if Atkinson had remained as our assistant manager to someone else?

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Upon what basis could MG sack Atkinson from MGFA? It seems to me that any dismissal would be unlawful.

Atkinson has not done anything to terminate his employment with MGFA. Any problem has been caused by the change in role of MG outside the MGFA.

As far as MGFA is concerned, Atkinson has not done anything different to what he was previously employed to do and as such there could be no lawful basis to sack him.
thanks for the pedantry - the poster should have better expressed his point by saying "leave the employment of MGFA". Those without a legal background tend to use the word "sacked" to cover a multitude of sins. But you knew that..........................

(BTW feeling quite gumpy today)

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:05 am

MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:
Spyman wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
Vodka_Vic wrote:Am I missing something here? Why was MG allowed to be DFC manager for the last 5 years and a director at the MGFA? Isn't that a conflict of interests? Why would moving to York make any difference? Sorry if I've missed anything obvious.
It's more that Atkinson and Gregan were employees of his. Obviously it's not an issue if they're all at the same club.

But at different clubs, it risked undermining the competition. Gray could have used that relationship to his own advantage, hence why it was against rules.
Atkinson is listed as a director though.

By leaving DFC, surely Gray created the conflict. Atkinson didn't change his circumstances. He continued to be employed by DFC. Gray's circumstances changed. So surely he either has to forfeit managing a club that employs one of his employees, or he sacks that employee?

What would be your take on it if Atkinson had remained as our assistant manager to someone else?

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Upon what basis could MG sack Atkinson from MGFA? It seems to me that any dismissal would be unlawful.

Atkinson has not done anything to terminate his employment with MGFA. Any problem has been caused by the change in role of MG outside the MGFA.

As far as MGFA is concerned, Atkinson has not done anything different to what he was previously employed to do and as such there could be no lawful basis to sack him.
thanks for the pedantry - the poster should have better expressed his point by saying "leave the employment of MGFA". Those without a legal background tend to use the word "sacked" to cover a multitude of sins. But you knew that..........................

(BTW feeling quite gumpy today)

Call it what you want, MG had absolutely no legal grounds to end the employment of Atkinson


Think you are being the pedant - I was using the term sacking in the wider sense as you suggest. You cannot terminate the employment of someone without reason ( especially after they have served the necessary 2 year period to bring employment tribunal claims)

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by MKDarlo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:16 am

spen666 wrote:Call it what you want, MG had absolutely no legal grounds to end the employment of Atkinson


Think you are being the pedant - I was using the term sacking in the wider sense as you suggest. You cannot terminate the employment of someone without reason ( especially after they have served the necessary 2 year period to bring employment tribunal claims)

There are lots of ways an employment relationship can be brought to an end. The poster, clearly, used the wrong term. It isnt worth such pedantry. However, never miss an opportunity to express your legal knowledge and try to make people feel inferior eh ;-)

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:50 am

MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:Call it what you want, MG had absolutely no legal grounds to end the employment of Atkinson


Think you are being the pedant - I was using the term sacking in the wider sense as you suggest. You cannot terminate the employment of someone without reason ( especially after they have served the necessary 2 year period to bring employment tribunal claims)

There are lots of ways an employment relationship can be brought to an end. The poster, clearly, used the wrong term. It isnt worth such pedantry. However, never miss an opportunity to express your legal knowledge and try to make people feel inferior eh ;-)

So what basis is there to end the employment then?


There is nothing pedantic about pointing out that there is no legal basis to end his employment.

Atkinson has done nothing wrong. Atkinson has not changed anything. It is MG who has changed his position. Atkinson cannot be sacked because of something MG has done

Atkinson could not be made redundant as his post at the MGFA has not ended

The only way to terminate his employment, would be on notice and for a director of a company, that notice period is likely to be 3 or 6 months ( assuming there is such a provision in the contract).

Sorry if you don't like someone actually talking about something factual.

It may be helpful to look up what pedantry is! There is only one person being a pedant on here (and it isn't me).

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by lo36789 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:52 am

spen666 wrote:As far as MGFA is concerned, Atkinson has not done anything different to what he was previously employed to do and as such there could be no lawful basis to sack him.
Except taking on a role which had known conflicts of interest with his role?

Surely in most companies that is grounds for disciplinary if not dismissal.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:59 am

lo36789 wrote:
spen666 wrote:As far as MGFA is concerned, Atkinson has not done anything different to what he was previously employed to do and as such there could be no lawful basis to sack him.
Except taking on a role which had known conflicts of interest with his role?

Surely in most companies that is grounds for disciplinary if not dismissal.

The role at Darlington was a conflict for Darlington, but not for MGFA. Atkinson was already employed at Darlington before MG left Darlington.

The change in situation was that MG went to York. As he was concerned in management of York, this made the role of Atkinson as a director of MGFA in conflict with FA rules, not with his duties to MGFA.

MGFA could not sack Atkinson for this, but the FA could demand his removal from management role at Darlington

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Post by Mr_Tibbs » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:00 am

lo36789 wrote:
spen666 wrote:As far as MGFA is concerned, Atkinson has not done anything different to what he was previously employed to do and as such there could be no lawful basis to sack him.
Except taking on a role which had known conflicts of interest with his role?

Surely in most companies that is grounds for disciplinary if not dismissal.
Would it not have been a conflict of interest if he'd remained as assistant manager in temporary charge of first team affairs?

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Post by al_quaker » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:03 am

According to the Echo, Gray and York were faced with the same situation (i.e. a conflict of interest with manager of another club). Would've been interesting to see what would have happened if Atkinson had stood his ground, although of course it makes sense that he was the one to leave seeing as it's Grays academy.

No jobs at York for Gregan and Atkinson according to Craig Stoddart. With mates like Gray, who needs enemies!?

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Post by lo36789 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:03 am

Do we know that though if any part of MGs academy now has an interest in progression of players to York City FC then Atkinson will have had a conflict with the MGFA academy...

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Post by lo36789 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:04 am

al_quaker wrote:No jobs at York for Gregan and Atkinson according to Craig Stoddart. With mates like Gray, who needs enemies!?
Which is interesting. I remember at the forum people were suggesting he cut his backroom staff budget to support the reduction in budget overall and his response was along the lines of "I come with my staff"

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by MKDarlo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 am

spen666 wrote:
MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:Call it what you want, MG had absolutely no legal grounds to end the employment of Atkinson


Think you are being the pedant - I was using the term sacking in the wider sense as you suggest. You cannot terminate the employment of someone without reason ( especially after they have served the necessary 2 year period to bring employment tribunal claims)

There are lots of ways an employment relationship can be brought to an end. The poster, clearly, used the wrong term. It isnt worth such pedantry. However, never miss an opportunity to express your legal knowledge and try to make people feel inferior eh ;-)

So what basis is there to end the employment then?


There is nothing pedantic about pointing out that there is no legal basis to end his employment.

Atkinson has done nothing wrong. Atkinson has not changed anything. It is MG who has changed his position. Atkinson cannot be sacked because of something MG has done

Atkinson could not be made redundant as his post at the MGFA has not ended

The only way to terminate his employment, would be on notice and for a director of a company, that notice period is likely to be 3 or 6 months ( assuming there is such a provision in the contract).

Sorry if you don't like someone actually talking about something factual.

It may be helpful to look up what pedantry is! There is only one person being a pedant on here (and it isn't me).

You really are a boring dullard. I agree that employment could not be terminated ( in a prejudicial sense) and that there is no case for redundancy. However as you well know they are not the only ways employment ( or even a directorship) can come to an end. That is the point. I think you understand this but simply cant help being a smarty pants.

I will give you an example. I was the director of a small company. We decided as a business that we wanted to go in a different direction and my skills were focused in another direction. I transferred my interest in the company to another director for little consideration and ceased to work for that company. I could quite easily have transferred that interest for no consideration (as there was little value in the company) but the result would have been the same

Guess what? My employment relationship ( for that is what it was to all intents and purposes) with that company came to an end.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:28 am

MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:
MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:Call it what you want, MG had absolutely no legal grounds to end the employment of Atkinson


Think you are being the pedant - I was using the term sacking in the wider sense as you suggest. You cannot terminate the employment of someone without reason ( especially after they have served the necessary 2 year period to bring employment tribunal claims)

There are lots of ways an employment relationship can be brought to an end. The poster, clearly, used the wrong term. It isnt worth such pedantry. However, never miss an opportunity to express your legal knowledge and try to make people feel inferior eh ;-)

So what basis is there to end the employment then?


There is nothing pedantic about pointing out that there is no legal basis to end his employment.

Atkinson has done nothing wrong. Atkinson has not changed anything. It is MG who has changed his position. Atkinson cannot be sacked because of something MG has done

Atkinson could not be made redundant as his post at the MGFA has not ended

The only way to terminate his employment, would be on notice and for a director of a company, that notice period is likely to be 3 or 6 months ( assuming there is such a provision in the contract).

Sorry if you don't like someone actually talking about something factual.

It may be helpful to look up what pedantry is! There is only one person being a pedant on here (and it isn't me).

You really are a boring dullard. I agree that employment could not be terminated ( in a prejudicial sense) and that there is no case for redundancy. However as you well know they are not the only ways employment ( or even a directorship) can come to an end. That is the point. I think you understand this but simply cant help being a smarty pants.


Are you still banging on...why not state what theses ways are you allude to or is it the case you don't know.

We have established there is no basis for MGFA to dismiss Atkinson for his conduct
We have established there is no basis for MGFA to make Atkinson redundant
We have established as a director of MGFA it is likely that he has a 3 or 6 month notice period in his contract which clearly is not acceptable to the FA


So what is the basis for MG to legally terminate Atkinson's employment at MGFA?

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Post by MKDarlo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:31 am

spen666 wrote:
MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:
MKDarlo wrote:
spen666 wrote:Call it what you want, MG had absolutely no legal grounds to end the employment of Atkinson


Think you are being the pedant - I was using the term sacking in the wider sense as you suggest. You cannot terminate the employment of someone without reason ( especially after they have served the necessary 2 year period to bring employment tribunal claims)

There are lots of ways an employment relationship can be brought to an end. The poster, clearly, used the wrong term. It isnt worth such pedantry. However, never miss an opportunity to express your legal knowledge and try to make people feel inferior eh ;-)

So what basis is there to end the employment then?


There is nothing pedantic about pointing out that there is no legal basis to end his employment.

Atkinson has done nothing wrong. Atkinson has not changed anything. It is MG who has changed his position. Atkinson cannot be sacked because of something MG has done

Atkinson could not be made redundant as his post at the MGFA has not ended

The only way to terminate his employment, would be on notice and for a director of a company, that notice period is likely to be 3 or 6 months ( assuming there is such a provision in the contract).

Sorry if you don't like someone actually talking about something factual.

It may be helpful to look up what pedantry is! There is only one person being a pedant on here (and it isn't me).

You really are a boring dullard. I agree that employment could not be terminated ( in a prejudicial sense) and that there is no case for redundancy. However as you well know they are not the only ways employment ( or even a directorship) can come to an end. That is the point. I think you understand this but simply cant help being a smarty pants.


Are you still banging on...why not state what theses ways are you allude to or is it the case you don't know.

We have established there is no basis for MGFA to dismiss Atkinson for his conduct
We have established there is no basis for MGFA to make Atkinson redundant
We have established as a director of MGFA it is likely that he has a 3 or 6 month notice period in his contract which clearly is not acceptable to the FA


So what is the basis for MG to legally terminate Atkinson's employment at MGFA?
Goodness me. You seem unable to grasp very simple concepts.

I have at no pointed suggested there were grounds for dismissal, termination or redundancy. My point, which I am sure you understand clearly but chose to ignore, is that they are not he only ways of bringing an employment relationship to an end and that the original use of the word "sacked" was in a non legal sense and was incorrectly applied to this situation.

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Post by LoidLucan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:56 am

I wouldn't have offered the manager's job to Gregan. I think it would have been a massive gamble to have someone with no managerial experience in sole charge until the end of the season. I get that he is popular with the players and has been part of our success over the last few years and that there would have at least been some continuity but I think this would have been the wrong move.

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Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:56 am

MKDarlo wrote:
Goodness me. You seem unable to grasp very simple concepts.

I have at no pointed suggested there were grounds for dismissal, termination or redundancy. My point, which I am sure you understand clearly but chose to ignore, is that they are not he only ways of bringing an employment relationship to an end and that the original use of the word "sacked" was in a non legal sense and was incorrectly applied to this situation.

So WTF are you going on about

I never used the term sacked in a narrow legal sense as anyone with half a brain cell would see. I took the use of it in the first poost I responded to as the wider reference to termination of employment, not any narrow term

I have repeatedly stated there is no basis to terminate Atkinson's employment at MGFA


You seem to be banging on about something I have not got a clue about.

you appear now to be agreeing there are no grounds for the ending of his employment which is the point I made initially and which you took offence at.

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Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:57 am

LoidLucan wrote:I wouldn't have offered the manager's job to Gregan. I think it would have been a massive gamble to have someone with no managerial experience in sole charge until the end of the season. I get that he is popular with the players and has been part of our success over the last few years and that there would have at least been some continuity but I think this would have been the wrong move.

Did MG have managerial experience when appointed?

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Post by Spyman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:02 pm

spen666 wrote:
LoidLucan wrote:I wouldn't have offered the manager's job to Gregan. I think it would have been a massive gamble to have someone with no managerial experience in sole charge until the end of the season. I get that he is popular with the players and has been part of our success over the last few years and that there would have at least been some continuity but I think this would have been the wrong move.

Did MG have managerial experience when appointed?
We're in a very different situation now to the one we were in 5 years ago.
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Post by Comfortably_numb » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:14 pm

spen666 wrote:
MKDarlo wrote:
Goodness me. You seem unable to grasp very simple concepts.

I have at no pointed suggested there were grounds for dismissal, termination or redundancy. My point, which I am sure you understand clearly but chose to ignore, is that they are not he only ways of bringing an employment relationship to an end and that the original use of the word "sacked" was in a non legal sense and was incorrectly applied to this situation.

So WTF are you going on about

I never used the term sacked in a narrow legal sense as anyone with half a brain cell would see. I took the use of it in the first poost I responded to as the wider reference to termination of employment, not any narrow term

I have repeatedly stated there is no basis to terminate Atkinson's employment at MGFA


You seem to be banging on about something I have not got a clue about.

you appear now to be agreeing there are no grounds for the ending of his employment which is the point I made initially and which you took offence at.
a great example how legal folk make such a good living.

must be hard for Spen not to finish each post with "....and that'll be £250 please - plus other charges and disbursements"...

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:16 pm

For Spen of the Bailey.....

As pointed out elsewhere, Gray had had three separate spells as a caretaker manager, two full time roles as an assistant manager in the football league, and several years coaching full time in his academy before we hired him....

Different situation altogether to the Gregan one.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by spen666 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:35 pm

LoidLucan wrote:For Spen of the Bailey.....

As pointed out elsewhere, Gray had had three separate spells as a caretaker manager, two full time roles as an assistant manager in the football league, and several years coaching full time in his academy before we hired him....

Different situation altogether to the Gregan one.

I merely asked if he had managerial experience

I wasn't disputing the posters assertions

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by Secretspy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:51 pm

I see we still trained at Eastbourne this week. We need a clean break from MGFA. We do not want any connection with them that could be seen as a potential conflict of interest. This presumably means a new venue for reserve games as well.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by loan_star » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Secretspy wrote:I see we still trained at Eastbourne this week. We need a clean break from MGFA. We do not want any connection with them that could be seen as a potential conflict of interest. This presumably means a new venue for reserve games as well.
Why? Its a council owned facility which MGFA works from. Its doesn't own it. No reason at all to move.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by H1987 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:54 pm

loan_star wrote:
Secretspy wrote:I see we still trained at Eastbourne this week. We need a clean break from MGFA. We do not want any connection with them that could be seen as a potential conflict of interest. This presumably means a new venue for reserve games as well.
Why? Its a council owned facility which MGFA works from. Its doesn't own it. No reason at all to move.
Also, where would you move to? I'll assume that Blackwell's other pitches aren't really up to having football played upon them.

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Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

Post by don'tbuythesun » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:59 pm

Your worship....doesn't Spennymoor Town have it's own forum? On and on and on and as for your blog, well that's pretty boring too.

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