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Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By www.kingstonian.com (fwpbot)4/4/2023 17:25Tue Apr 4 17:25:05 2023

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Ben Flatt joins the Kingstonian board with immediate effect

Read the full news item at https://www.kingstonian.com/news/kingstonian-fc-appoints-a-new-director/4323

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By malkay5/4/2023 01:30Wed Apr 5 01:30:55 2023In response to Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Grand openin', grand closin'

Will the next Jimmy Cochrane please stand up

I've started buying lottery tickets more regularly than I used to.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By reximus4/4/2023 21:19Tue Apr 4 21:19:58 2023In response to Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Is he old enough?

Asking for a friend.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Filipo4/4/2023 21:53Tue Apr 4 21:53:17 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Is he old enough?

Although this is a joke in reference to some of the pathetic remarks and scrutiny of the KBH members last week it actually leads me to make some further observations.

What is the role of the supporters club in all of this? Absolutely no scrutiny of this appointment yet scrutiny and condescending remarks about the KBH bid last week.

Surely there has to be some balance?

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Chas5/4/2023 13:35Wed Apr 5 13:35:30 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Question.

When the board make a decision is it done on a collective basis i.e. all four of them (now 5) or is it done by the director of football to get his mates in.
Is there any truth in the rumour that said director has invited Paul Gadd to run the Kids Go Free scheme.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)4/4/2023 22:05Tue Apr 4 22:05:16 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Here's some scrutiny:

Benjamin Justin Flatt
Born November 1974

Director : Grand Homes & Renovations Ltd
Accounts 5 months overdue
Co House sought to strike off, but received an objection

Director : Oak Manor Homes Ltd
Accounts 13 months overdue

Director: Rod Flatt Ltd
Company dissolved in Dec 2021

Director : Grand Openings Ltd
Accounts 8 months overdue
Co House sought to strike off, but received an objection

Director : Windows Direct2You Ltd
Company dissolved in Jan 2023

Director : Repton Building Services Ltd
Company affairs appear up to date

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Damo5/4/2023 10:54Wed Apr 5 10:54:04 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Sounds like a real businessman with a history that would make Donald Trump proud

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Gary (gekins)4/4/2023 23:01Tue Apr 4 23:01:10 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Wow. That’s quite some due diligence from the board.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Kingstonforever23 (Kingstontillidie85)4/4/2023 20:05Tue Apr 4 20:05:50 2023In response to Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Paper over the cracks the board are under pressure since the KBH came out publicly about the board poor dealings with them. Dnt know Ben personally but not sure what he is going to offer epically with our stubborn current directors, who seem to be very old-fashioned in their approach. They seem they can’t accept change and when they have there yes peps around them.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By BedfordshireK (BedfordshireK)4/4/2023 17:47Tue Apr 4 17:47:01 2023In response to Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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The club had a credible offer on the table from a group of committed Ks fans with a variety of skills and experience, whose only motivation was the future of Ks. All that was asked was access to some basic financial records.

The board have opted for a mate of a current director who during his time as a sponsor fell out with half the first team staff and threw his toys out of the pram when he didn’t get his way.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)4/4/2023 17:39Tue Apr 4 17:39:04 2023In response to Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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I have, at various times, been frustrated and unhappy as a K's fan. But this is truly the most embarrassed i've felt.

Ben Flatt.

Remarkably, this terse statement from the board does not mention that Ben Flatt is managing director of Grand Openings Ltd. Perhaps it was hoped that people would not notice that this was a former shirt sponsor who, halfway through a two-year contract, walked out on K's due to disagreements with the club hierarchy. This was ingratitude of the highest order after his company got national exposure during the FA Cup run.

Elements within the board said they'd never have Flatt anywhere near the club again - and here we are.

He is friends with a current director, Yiorgios, with whom he fell out. Presumably they are now close again.

The statement says he will become a "non-executive director" - as usual, we must read between the lines: he hasn't bought shares. At least that means the club will have avoided undergoing due diligence.

In the board's last letter to KBH, they stated: "As Mark has previously advised you, we are currently in discussions with new investors with considerable business and financial expertise to support and enhance the board and we remain committed to taking the club forward in this way."

Oh dear.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Korky15/4/2023 11:41Wed Apr 5 11:41:20 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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As usual Anderson and co are skirting the rules of companies House ,no due diligence non exec status does not require,be interesting to see what is behind it,bring back my old governor ,or make them offer they can't refuse, I'm sure someone can be found to do it .

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Alastair4/4/2023 17:32Tue Apr 4 17:32:14 2023In response to Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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This feels like really bad news. We know how this guy operates from this previous involvement with the club, when he upset pretty much everyone with his conduct.

I fail to see, and have failed to find, any evidence at all that he is a property developer.

This makes no sense at all - and I’m saying that just as a fan, not a part of KBH.

Edited by Alastair at 17:32:34 on 4th April 2023

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By reximus4/4/2023 21:06Tue Apr 4 21:06:39 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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I fail to see, and have failed to find, any evidence at all that he is a property developer.

That's perhaps a little unfair. He is a double glazing salesman!

rex

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Filipo4/4/2023 17:48Tue Apr 4 17:48:19 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Did he get to look at the club’s accounts?

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By MC4/4/2023 18:23Tue Apr 4 18:23:11 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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A truly terrible decision to appoint someone who has a track record of making himself unpopular at Kingstonian Football Club.

What on earth are the board thinking? What are their motivations?

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By Kingstonforever23 (Kingstontillidie85)4/4/2023 20:08Tue Apr 4 20:08:08 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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Didn’t he have fall out with the board? So why have brought him in it just makes them look more stupid after KBH offer was declined.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Concerned Fan (DM)4/4/2023 18:36Tue Apr 4 18:36:12 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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On its own merits, this is a very troubling turn of events given the track record of Flatt and Kingstonian. When you factor in the KBH decision (or lack thereof) I get a very uneasy feeling in my stomach about the long-term security of this club.

If the Board aren’t willing to stand in front of the fans and explain (and justify) their decision-making here, they shouldn’t be in post.

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By Filipo4/4/2023 18:25Tue Apr 4 18:25:20 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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A truly terrible decision to appoint someone who has a track record of making himself unpopular at Kingstonian Football Club.

Are you talking about the 2017 appointment or today’s?

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By Suom Ynona4/4/2023 18:26Tue Apr 4 18:26:58 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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That appointment allowed an utterly incompetent, arrogant and stubborn individual into the club and he will now do his utmost to keep that control. He's a chancer that needs to be removed before it's too late.

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By jon tolley4/4/2023 19:01Tue Apr 4 19:01:25 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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this seems surprising and disappointing all at once

people might feel reassured if the person who’s presumably putting in a considerable amount of money was involved in this statement, and then we could get a measure of the person that most in the dwindling won’t be aware of

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Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new director

By JD (JohnnyD)4/4/2023 19:16Tue Apr 4 19:16:18 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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I hope that you and the other fine folk of KBH aren’t deterred by this Jon.

To me KBH seemed like a wonderful way forward for the club & fans and to have that offer and opportunity knocked back by the board so dismissively after being strung along for so long is both tragic and peculiar.

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By Suom Ynona4/4/2023 19:48Tue Apr 4 19:48:30 2023In response to Re: Kingstonian FC appoints a new directorTop of thread

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It seems that a majority of the board have given up and only seem interested in treating the few remaining fans with contempt. That leaves us with our marketing wiz/director of football running the club into the ground to massage his fragile ego. Hopefully the fans let it known in no uncertain terms at the next game that we want KBH and not board members mates...

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