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Clubs at our level, and often above, charge each Director with a specific task, therefore negating the cost of a CEO. The issue in freeing up funds in the immediate for players, may rest on any contract settlement made if applicable.
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Whatever people’s views on Laura might have been, I also think that finances have triggered the decision. Shahid was clear that he wanted Directors to be less hands-on and I doubt that has changed - but perhaps one or more on the BOD may have freed up time to drive the ship for a while? Hopefully something will be found in the savings to help GW bolster the squad.
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sgibbs wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 pmI would second the above without hesitation if I thought that the club could afford it. Maybe Shahid could make some changes with the part time staff? Steve is Aldershot through and through, as is Mark B. However this option might not be viable at this time. As others have already sensibly stated the priority right now is to stay in our current league,so all available funds should be aimed towards the playing staff. Nice idea though. P.s. I am not related to Gibbo, am I dad?
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This post very much sums up my views, circumstances have changed a lot from 2017 when the appointment was made so utilising the experience on the board for now if they can commit the time along with the reliability and capability of the staff should make this change smooth and seamless.chimpster99 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pmWhatever people’s views on Laura might have been, I also think that finances have triggered the decision. Shahid was clear that he wanted Directors to be less hands-on and I doubt that has changed - but perhaps one or more on the BOD may have freed up time to drive the ship for a while? Hopefully something will be found in the savings to help GW bolster the squad.
One thing that I would like to say though is good luck to Laura. She has had to put with some pretty grim comments about her role not just on social media but on occasion even in her presence and in a way that she will never have experienced before in business and I hope for her sake that she never has to face again. I may not have any official capacity at the club but I assisted her on a couple of projects as a volunteer and I found her easy to work with, honest and open and determined to do well for the club and to deliver improvements not just for the benefit of the business but also for the fans.
The current situation may have made this change necessary but I thank her for what she has tried to do while with the club and wholeheartedly wish her well for whatever she does in the future.
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I understand that Mark Butler does a very good job on his side of the marketing?GWRBA wrote: ↑Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 pmI doubt she will be missed, but where does that leave other staff? If she was "running the club day-to-day" (as I think the Chairman said at the Forum), who is now taking that responsibility?
We need investment on the pitch but surely we also need to increase our off-pitch income too, with marketing, sales, etc.?
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