Post by shottermiller on May 20, 2020 12:19:09 GMT 1
As an outsider who can only follow from a distance I was surprised and astonished to read about the 2 members of City's valued officers had jumped ship. I wasn't sure so I had to look on the Hungerford Town twitter to see for myself. Whoa!
I find that very strange that these 2 loyal supporters should take this action. Looking at the situation in true reality it's an insult towards Davo and the squad that he assembled and for their tremendous loyalty they have shown towards the club and it's supporters.
Maybe those 2 guys come from that area; I don't know but whatever the score it's a d**ned great kick in the teeth and it bloody stinks.
One would have assumed that everyone would have been pulling together to back Davo and his squad for another great push in the forthcoming season.
Knowing Davo as I do I just hope that he will continue his and his squad's loyalty towards the club but thereagain who could blame him if he decided it was time for new green pastures! I certainly hope not but I don't think anyone could blame him if he chose to move on.
I must say that I am most disappointed with the exits of both of them, I am very grateful to them both and class them as friends for all of their efforts for me and the club. They have their reasons to make the decisions that they have, both are very different in their reasoning, they are very close friends and often come as a pair, so on that basis it's not surprising they have both left their respective roles together.
I do wish them well, I expressed my feelings to both, however the fact remains that I am very grateful for their help and support in the last few years.
I debated saying anything in response to this thread, I certainly dont want them to be heavily criticised for their actions, I did want to provide an update on my opinion.
Lets hope for some positive news off the pitch as it is really frustrating what is going on, fact remains though that there are far more important things to worry about in the world than things like this, that is despite me wishing more than anything that we were back planning for a tilt at promotion via the play offs...
I too was disappointed to see them leave. Both seemed very much involved with the club's fundraising efforts and during their time at the club put in a lot of effort in and they will certainly be missed.
However he is not the first administrator to move from a Southern League Winchester City in order to try their luck at a National League club as Ray Murphy did so when he joined Eastleigh. Ray then later became secretary of Swindon Town and to my knowledge is still there and some members of the club still keep in touch with him.
I do not know if Mick and Matt have ambitions to become involved with a football league club at some stage, but they are a lot younger than Ray and I believe have a lot of potential. I hope that if they do that they will appreciate the opportunities they had at Winchester and the friendships they made while there.
It is sad to lose hard working people, but there will always be those who want to try their luck at a higher level and on the playing side Warren Bentley is a recent example. I have also mentioned previously that both Terry Paine and Ted Drake started their playing careers at Winchester before becoming full England internationals.
I note that Hungerford have made a lot of administrative appointments recently and I wonder whether the opportunity came out of the blue. I know Matt was intending to get married and I do not know how his work at the Winchester Royal Hotel has been affected by the lockdown, so there is likely to be factors behind the decision that I do not know about.