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Re: Kingstonian FC: an update from KBH

By Count Scarlioni17/2 20:53Sat Feb 17 20:53:31 2024In response to Re: Kingstonian FC: an update from KBH

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I don’t think they lied about it and I gather the club spent the money legitimately. The latter is the key point.

Presumably if they had not done so, we would have ended up with a crap squad far sooner and been relegated far sooner. How else could it realistically be funded otherwise than by way of shareholder loans?

Perhaps that would have been much better for us. We would have been exposed to the harsh realities far sooner and adjusted much earlier to a step four/five existence whilst retaining more of the blood money AFC put aside to assuage their conscience for enabling this to happen in the first place. Let’s be plain - Khosla and AFC Wimbledon are responsible for the mess Ks are in now, and I still find it the height of hypocrisy thst AFC Wimbledon should have it seen differently to this day,

In any event we heard this evening that most of the directors of that board are retiring. Of course we can say they made wrong decisions and the new chairman accepted they made mistakes but I don’t think this focus on using the blood money on supporting the club is going to reduce the toxicity of which Simon Lane spoke z

One has to remember that for some years the club believed it could develop the Lovelace Road site in respect of which the council seems to have led it down the garden path. I bet if Mark Anderson has a regret it is that Lovelace Road turned to dust.

It is entirely possible that when the club left Kingsmeadow it had too reason to think it had identified a site in which case maintaining the standard of the playing squad was a factor.

I also bear in mind the impact of the pandemic which must have affected the finances badly. We heard today that it seriously affects eroded Mr Anderson’s business which is one reason he felt unable to support the club financially in the way he did before

I am satisfied that the new board seem to recognise the need to communicate with fans much better. I am alarmed that so little progress has been made since 2017 although I heard this evening that the tender process with the athletics track is a serious proposition and that is due in 2026. I will be surprised if we find a new ground within that three to five year period but I am willing myself to back the new board to try.