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Just had a phone call from Alun Armstrong.

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:37 pm

Re the situation etc!

A very impressive move by the club :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by quaker4life » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:40 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Re the situation etc!

A very impressive move by the club :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
.... And what move would that be?
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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:50 pm

The move of communicating directly with the fans, are you on a wind up?
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by HarrytheQuaker » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:16 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:The move of communicating directly with the fans, are you on a wind up?
Are you on the wind up??

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:47 pm

Other larger clubs have been doing this for a while. I guess it wouldn't take Ainsley very long to ring all the supporters at Spendy. :lol:

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:55 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:16 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:The move of communicating directly with the fans, are you on a wind up?
Are you on the wind up??

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Are you on a wind up? I'm not!
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by quaker4life » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:20 pm

I've clearly missed something here! :lol:
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Post by The Golden Hairclip » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:27 pm

Club Officials, including Alun Armstrong, are currently calling supporters to check if they’re ok, to see if there’s anything the club can do for them and give them the opportunity to ask questions about DFC.


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Re: Just had a phone call from Alun Armstrong.

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:22 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:16 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:The move of communicating directly with the fans, are you on a wind up?
Are you on the wind up??

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Are you on a wind up? I'm not!
I apologise FatImage

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:34 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:22 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:16 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:The move of communicating directly with the fans, are you on a wind up?
Are you on the wind up??

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Are you on a wind up? I'm not!
I apologise FatImage

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Accepted.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by e4sby » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:39 am

theoriginalfatcat wrote:Re the situation etc!

A very impressive move by the club :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I got a call Thursday from Graham the Safety Officer... gutted mine wasn’t from Alun!


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Post by polarbear » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:04 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Other larger clubs have been doing this for a while. I guess it wouldn't take Ainsley very long to ring all the supporters at Spendy. :lol:
Correct. it would't, 300 less supporters at Spennymoor

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Post by Darlogramps » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:33 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:Other larger clubs have been doing this for a while. I guess it wouldn't take Ainsley very long to ring all the supporters at Spendy. :lol:
They could do all the fans at once by putting him on speakerphone.
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Post by HarrytheQuaker » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:15 pm

Darlogramps wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:Other larger clubs have been doing this for a while. I guess it wouldn't take Ainsley very long to ring all the supporters at Spendy. Image
They could do all the fans at once by putting him on speakerphone.
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Re: Just had a phone call from Alun Armstrong.

Post by The_Ozzman_Cometh » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:53 pm

e4sby wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:39 am
theoriginalfatcat wrote:Re the situation etc!

A very impressive move by the club :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I got a call Thursday from Graham the Safety Officer... gutted mine wasn’t from Alun!


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Re: Just had a phone call from Alun Armstrong.

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:35 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Re the situation etc!

A very impressive move by the club :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Anyhow what did Wor Alun have to say?

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:49 pm

super_les_mcjannet wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:35 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Re the situation etc!

A very impressive move by the club :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Anyhow what did Wor Alun have to say?
Quite a lot really, he was chatty. he talked of the virus situation, what he's tried to get in place this season, about how this season might play out, about the players he would like to sign and about how nobody knows for sure anything about next season - how the leagues will be put together/clubs maybe going under etc. If I remember right he doesn't like this points per game idea, he would ideally like to get the season finished or failing that just stopped with nothing riding on it.

It was a good conversation, I was cheered up by it in fact.

You can hear some of his thoughts on the new podcast, it's called something like a "socially distant season review".
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by super_les_mcjannet » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:07 pm

Cheers fatcat

Yeah listened to the podcast, I found Armstrong very engaging on it and sounds like he was similar on the call. He is really easy listening and can tell he puts those who he talks to at ease.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:32 am

I have previous form here!

A drunk teenage me was picked up by Jackie Charlton whilst hitch hiking back home from a late night booze up. He spotted me wobbling about on the side of the road, pulled up in his S reg Cortina mk 4, then made the effort to ask where I lived and take me all the way home.

We had a brief chat.

I asked him if he was Jackie Charlton, he said “yes” and at that point my beer ravaged brain went into standby mode.

I obviously thanked him....
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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