That’s not fully what Dorking have said. You’ve homed in on one tiny bit. I don’t have the inclination to explain it to you because I’ll just be banging my head against a brick wall, but there’s a lot more to what Dorking are arguing. And you know that anyway.lo36789 wrote:Agree. Rigid rules dont work now. But also rigid rules, potentially, bound their legal obligation.Darlogramps wrote: ↑Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:37 pmAnd that’s one of the big flaws here. The National League has treated each “offence” individually, apparently oblivious to the fact there’s a pandemic on. Sticking rigidly to the rules in the face of exceptional circumstances is moronic and bad governance. Their lack of flexibility is part of the reason they have failed so miserably.
As Dorking have called out. The articles of association say the rules must be applied. Directors must operate within the bounds of the articles OR they can be liable for any losses any party incurs if they don't.
I'm suggesting that could have been a factor in their decision. Not that it was the reason, not that it means it is still the only option available, just simply that when you are in an appointed role you cannot just do what you like because "common sense" there are real world impacts of doing that.
Moreover, it’s not as if the pandemic is a new thing. The league had a year to sort its rules out, or come up with emergency articles for the duration.
You seem to think they should be reactive, sitting around until a crisis happens and then go “Hey, how about that?”
Not reacting to something that’s been ongoing for 13 months now is the height of incompetence. For that alone the board deserves to be booted out. And yet you my defend this! It’s cringey and embarrassing to see you fawning over any authority figure to lick their boots.
Moreover, you’re willing to misrepresent the argument clubs like ourselves have made (according to you we argued playing v Boston would cause us to become insolvent), and suggest we were just seeking to keep costs down, when actually we were trying to keep the club alive.