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Re: Bottled it

By BedfordshireK (BedfordshireK)25/3 11:42Mon Mar 25 11:42:38 2024In response to Re: Bottled it

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I’ve kept quiet on this, but the below is what happened: after I offered to conduct the interview with the chairman, there was some back and forth. He asked for questions related to the AFC Wimbledon money in advance of the interview, which I was reluctant to provide, but went along with to try and make it happen.
12 hours before the interview, I sent over this message:

Questions for later

The afc money. What was agreed? How much has been spent on the playing budget? How much of the playing budget did this represent? Why wasn’t this more fully communicated? Could we have been smarter with the original money (invested etc) or did the deal not allow it?

Other topics - current board make up; strategy moving towards; likelihood of our own ground (do we have enough money, how many options are in play)

I then had a message (I won’t post his messages, they’re his to share) saying that the interview would no longer take place that day as he was busy during the day (the implication being that he didn’t have time to prepare), I replied saying:

That’s disappointing. I’d told you the areas to discuss, so there’s no surprises there and nothing you shouldn’t have an answer to, and I’d moved things around to make this [time]work.

I then received a long reply explaining why 12 hours wasn’t enough time to prepare for the questions above and that we could do it the next week with all the directors.

To be honest, I didn’t reply to that message, and I’m not going to chase it. I felt a bit messed around, if the board want to do it, they can ask again, but I’ve been at our two games since those messages, and no one from the board has asked me about it.

I don’t think there was anything in my questions that the chairman of Ks, who has been on the board for 7/8 years should need more than 12 hours to prepare for, or that they shouldn’t know off the top of their heads. Surely the details of the deal with AFC are, if not immediately known, easily accessible.

So I’m left with a few options of what’s happening : a chairman without the requisite knowledge to do the job; a board dodging anything resembling a tough question; or a board needing a week to come up with any kind of decent answers as to where the money has gone.

None of which fill me with immediate hope. Apologies to those who were looking forward to the interview, maybe it’ll happen soon, but sorry to say I’m past the point of spending my time chasing and nagging to make it happen.

Edited by BedfordshireK at 11:44:45 on 25th March 2024

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