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Today's protest

By Taimour (WeHateWombles)3/2 21:59Sat Feb 3 21:59:57 2024

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It was significant, i think, that such a wide range of fans (different groups, families and generations) gathered outside the ground to express their discontent with the club's trajectory, spending all of the first half on a bramble/litter-strewn knoll with only a partial view of the pitch. There were no K's fans in the terrace behind the goal. Absolutely none. (While there was a healthy Hastings contingent, the official attendance of 227 appeared rather optimistic.)

All in all, it felt like a new low for K's. But also at least an attempt at arresting the decline.

For there to be not a single Director at a home match is unusual to say the least. Let's hope they see the pictures and understand the message.

A big thanks to the Supporters Club for organising and mobilising. While not all K's fans may agree with the strategy, surely we can all share the same fears for the present and future. Sometimes i hear other fans say "well, we've got a team to watch, things have been worse, there'll always be K's". I don't think that can be stated now with any confidence. I also often hear an understandable sentiment that "the Directors have done their best" and thus criticism should be tempered. I agree that they have done their best - but their best has got us where we are today and i have grave doubts that Yiorgios is capable of running a football club in any direction other than down.

Plainly, there are moves afoot behind the scenes. The new chairman has yet to make any public announcements about his vision for the club, his plans for next season, the role (if any) of his fellow directors and shareholders, the budget shortfall and how to address it, communications, social media, fundraising, a groundshare (let alone a new permanent home).

There is silence. And, amid that silence, we can only look at the objective state of the club through attendances, the league position and the diminished AFC money in the latest accounts. Those numbers don't lie.

Oh, and K's lost. Again.

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Re: Today's protest

By FOLEY4/2 07:38Sun Feb 4 07:38:03 2024In response to Today's protestTop of thread

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Could not agree more tamiour

We all want the same thing at the end of the day.

Phil/ butler I found stuff out yesterday from you guys that I did not know so thanks for that.

Phil meet up like you said and you can explain more

We are going down and maybe in one way it's best as we can strip down and start again.

It's not ideal but think it is the only way forward

Yes and we lost again

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Re: Today's protest

By Gary (gekins)4/2 09:32Sun Feb 4 09:32:51 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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Could not agree more tamiour

So how come you actually attended the whole game?!?!?

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Re: Today's protest

By FOLEY4/2 09:55Sun Feb 4 09:55:55 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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Cause I wanted to Gary

My choice

Plus spoke to Phil/ and Ian at half time.

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Re: Today's protest

By Filipo4/2 10:53Sun Feb 4 10:53:50 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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Foley you did indeed speak to myself and Butler at half time, I am glad you have taken the time to start understanding the problem and the scale of it as you have come across as very misguided at times.

The scale of the problem is clear to see; playing in Mitcham, no clear plan for the short or long term, less than 100 fans, relegation a dead cert.

What I struggle with is the fact that a lot of the issues and solutions have been fully documented whether on here, from the KBH and their information on their site, from the supporters club through our meeting and updates or directly from concerned supporters.

As a supporter’s club we have tried to work with the board despite being warned by others it will not work, they will not actually be genuine. But we had to try. We shook hands on this in Bognor back in September to say we would work with them but they had to be transparent. They have not been. When I asked about their strategy which I Posted on here, it was a few lines pretty much about continuing with the same ways. That’s the strategy.

As I mentioned yesterday, a concern I have is the ever decreasing fan base and something I put to the board was that they need to engage with those fans that have stayed away or stopped coming. They haven’t done this. They are not able to attract existing fans or new ones. They have rejected investment and expertise and a year on we are seeing the results of their actions.

I spoke to you about the numerous meetings and discussions even over the past few weeks I’ve had with the board, the supporters and AFCW. Myself and a number of others are doing what they can to keep this club alive. So when I say you make a lot of misguided comments I do mean it. You have had ample opportunities to read up on the background and updates . Unlike the board the Supporters club and KBH are fully transparent.

I did agree with you though that we may need to start from the bottom if needed. Yes that would be a drop down but it would mean Ks fans working collectively, continuously looking to improve, considering new ideas to keep Kingstonian alive.

We can only judge the board on the hard facts as mentioned above; the product on the pitch, the ground, the double digit fan base. That’s all on their watch. But it’s the sheer arrogance of failing to engage with supporters, rejecting investment and support and inability to think differently that really concerns us. I missed the 2004 protests from being at uni, I never thought I would vote with my feet and stay outside for the first half of a ks game. But that is what the board have now driven us to!

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Re: Today's protest

By FOLEY4/2 12:38Sun Feb 4 12:38:31 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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I have taken it on board mate.

We are all supporters and have supported for long times.

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Re: Today's protest

By Count Scarlioni4/2 11:16Sun Feb 4 11:16:29 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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What are the solutions to which you refer?

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Re: Today's protest

By Filipo4/2 11:22Sun Feb 4 11:22:31 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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John you’ve been on the calls and read all the same informations. Why do you persist with the same lines?

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Re: Today's protest

By Mike (KsMikey)3/2 22:24Sat Feb 3 22:24:04 2024In response to Today's protestTop of thread

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Thank you to all who were there making a large number of fans’ discontent, uneasiness and plain frustration with the manner in which the club is being lead and lead to

As usual not able to attend the match, for one reason or another (laying a floor, actually) and anyway Mitchum seems so far away - plus I don’t like the ground anyway (not because we are there but haven’t generally before we decamped there)

And the k you to those who organised it

Whether it’ll make a Scooby doo or a difference is neither here nor there. Silence is acceptance. And no-one should accept the current rudderless direction- there may be a greater plan at board level but not communicating anything leads to a vacuum of judgment, theories and plain conspiracy theories

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Re: Today's protest

By Cardiff Ks (reximus)3/2 22:59Sat Feb 3 22:59:40 2024In response to Re: Today's protestTop of thread

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there may be a greater plan at board level

That's the scary thing - I don't think there is. The Directors don't even seem to have a shared vision of the way forward, with one of them telling us one thing, and others telling us another. And none of them you, the fans, anything.

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Re: Today's protest

By MaidstoneK3/2 22:06Sat Feb 3 22:06:19 2024In response to Today's protestTop of thread

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Well done to all for the protest. A low, but a necessary one

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