EDITOR : Delayed letter? Why?, well a back-end overhaul, book writing, contracts, real work, lack of interest in a so-called ‘team’ that calls themselves SAFC and so on.
I sent this letter just before the season started and wonder why it was not shown. I believe it is good honest critisism and the predition that we will follow Shef Wed to the 2nd Div is valid. Have you now stopped printing letters that “go against” the SAFC Board and matbe been “bought off”. I sincerely hope not. Maybe you want to keep my letter on file and then pass judgement on it come the end of the season.
Lets make the SOL a fortress–so says Mick the new man in charge. Well what a load of crap, does he think we are stupid–silly maybe. When the place was full to the rafters with fanatical fans we were dished up gutless crap and conned by Murray & Reid. What has changed, apart from a new front man, McCarthy, nothing it is far worse. We now genuinely have a 2nd Division team and if our pre-season matches are anything to go by, this lot are more than happy to take us there. Phone Millwall Supporters and see how the real McCarthy manages a 1st Division team. They say the best thing about him was seeing him walk away from the club.
When your at the top, as we were 2 years ago and have money to improve the team but don’t, then spend all that money on absolute 2nd division crap, in a panic frenzy on players that we now can’t give away (only a few months after buying them) and then sell off the only half decent players we have, how the hell can anyone believe that we are ever again going to be serious about competing at the top level. What do the men in charge have planned–claw our way back to the Premier through maybe the play offs, then buy a couple of “mature” players with a big name (maybe Gaza) and con the fans into thinking we are going to be part of the Elite–what am I F****** stupid. Everyone knows deep down that we had our once in a life time chance 2 years ago and were cheated out of it by Murray and Reid with their greed and short-sightedness. They gambled with the loyalty and the money (yes WE paid for it all not Murray or Reid, they have put not ONE PENNY into this club) of each and every one of us and lost and we are the only losers. On the other side, you could say that football is being ruined for the normal fan by money and we are just part of that, but what has happened to us has nothing to do with this, had we not had Con men running our club we would be sitting very pretty now with the extention of the ground well under way and 58,000 season ticket holders throwing money at the club. The answer of course is for us all to forget the past and dig deep again and if we don’t then it will be our fault when we end up in Division 2. We should have boycotted the last home game of the season and just showed Murray and the rest what SAFC really is about. It is the fans and without them SAFC does not exist. Phillips & Quinn can come and go and we can live without them but without any supporters ??????????