Unfortunately Andy Lonsdale has chosen to withdraw from tonight’s meeting, but the meeting will still go ahead at the clubhouse of Pegasus Juniors, beginning at 7.30pm.
The following is the email chain since Monday’s Court adjournment:
Dear Mr Lonsdale,Enclosed is the Meeting Agenda for tomorrow night.Yours SincerelyMartin WatsonVice Chairman.
Subject: Re: HUST Meeting ThursdayDear Mr Lonsdale,For the last few years, financial issues have blighted the club and hampered the football side leading it to drop three divisions in a very short space of time. It is fundamental to any on-field success that the club is financially balanced off it. Without the money, there is no football. We are all acutely aware of that.For that reason we are seeking a clear explanation of the future of the club in financial terms so that we can believe that the club has a sustainable future that will not require the supporters to embark on such dramatic fundraising frenzies as have been seen in recent seasons. Supporters are happy to raise funds to help the club, as they have done for its entire history, however some of the actions that the supporters have had to undertake in recent seasons have been above and beyond the call of duty.A lot of our members have questioned your motives, and your intentions for the club – as you have repeatedly acknowledged. We are, in effect, asking you to allay these fears – for you to demonstrate that you are a safe pair of hands for the club to be placed in so that it can exist for future generations of our families.I am sure you will be glad to be able to demonstrate this to our members, and then steer the club – united – to a bright future all round.Yours SincerelyMartin WatsonVice Chairman.Martin,I thought the meeting was regarding the way forward for the club.that means both on the pitch and offI don’t understand why you want to discuss the financial issues as long as the bills are paid according to you that ends the boycottOn 16 December 2014 at 12:32, HUST Liaison <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Dear Mr Lonsdale,I have put your request to the Board and they are in agreement that the financial issues are at the heart of discussions regarding the current boycott. We are unable to follow the logic of having four people from the football side of the club discuss these financial issues. We will happily extend the invite to a fellow Director, or the club accountant or other qualified professional, to assist you in detailing the way you will be meeting the terms of the boycott and therefore ending it by default.Discussion of footballing matters would follow the ending of the boycott – possibly as early as Saturday night in the Starlite Rooms following the Hitchin match presuming funds are cleared in time to see the end of the boycott.Yours SincerelyMartin WatsonVice Chairman.
Subject: Re: HUST Meeting ThursdayMartinSimon Pullen – Football Co-ordinator / DevelopmentAiden Whelan – Football AdministratorRegardsAndy LonsdaleOn 15 December 2014 at 16:22, HUST Liaison <email@example.com> wrote:Dear Mr Lonsdale,Whilst we are aware that Mr Taylor and Mr Phelps are the first team Manager and Assistant Manager, could you please clarify the roles of Mr Pullen and Mr Whelan?Yours SincerelyMartin WatsonVice Chairman.
Subject: Re: HUST Meeting ThursdayMartin,The people I am going to bring to the meeting are pivotal to the future of the club, which I believe is what you and other members wish to discuss.With regards to membership this is personal choice.RegardsAndy LonsdaleOn 15 December 2014 at 15:45, HUST Liaison <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Dear Mr Lonsdale,Thank you for the reply.In terms of the people you wish to bring, they would require to be members to attend the Members Meeting. You would not be required to become a member, as an invited guest, but I would suggest it would be good publicity for you if you were to join.Yours SincerelyMartin WatsonVice Chairman.Thank YouI shall be bringing the following people with meMr John TaylorMr Neil PhelpsMr Simon PullenMr Aiden Whelan.Please advise weather you require us to become members prior to the meetingRegardsAndy LonsdaleOn 15 December 2014 at 12:13, HUST Liaison <email@example.com> wrote:Dear Mr Lonsdale,I am pleased to confirm that Thursday’s Members Meeting will be still going ahead as planned, and we are expecting your attendance as agreed.I will forward the meeting agenda as soon as it is available.Yours SincerelyMartin WatsonVice Chairman.