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Topic: Bob Andrews Interview
Posted By: Get real
Subject: Bob Andrews Interview
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2014 at 9:27pm
Listened to Bob Andrews on Touch FM today saying our position is down to the budget and bad luck! No mention of the absolute idiot he appointed who has managed to provide us with a season of absolute garbage which wouldn't be out of place on a Sunday morning playing field.

Bob wake up, smell the coffee and get rid of the worst manager I have seen at the Lamb in the last 10 years, thought Mark Cooper was inept but Belford has managed to top it one season!




Replies:
Posted By: bolehall man and son
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2014 at 9:36pm
You might be unlucky in a few games. You can't be unlucky all season. The table doesn't lie


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2014 at 9:47pm
Mr. Andrews plan comes to fruition. Alas, not what the fans and supporters and volunteers wished for!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 12:01am
Originally posted by Get real Get real wrote:

Listened to Bob Andrews on Touch FM today saying our position is down to the budget and bad luck! No mention of the absolute idiot he appointed who has managed to provide us with a season of absolute garbage which wouldn't be out of place on a Sunday morning playing field.

Bob wake up, smell the coffee and get rid of the worst manager I have seen at the Lamb in the last 10 years, thought Mark Cooper was inept but Belford has managed to top it one season!



So if even chairman admitted fault that was his fault by giving manager a sh*t budget , who else would you appoint given restrictions eh.

His name is dale Belford not Jesus Christ FFs


Posted By: Get real
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 8:01am
TFC completely disagree, Look at other teams, Chester were in the same boat, what happened appointed someone who knows about football in this league, being ex manager of Atherstone isn't a qualification!


Posted By: conors9
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 8:08am
I can't work out where the consistency is. ML was sacked about 3 points above drop zone, got us to Everton, in about 18th, and was sacked in January. Belford, got us to Bristol, and has been in the bottom 4 since christmas, now 10 pts adrift. Makes no sense, other than his name is Belford. Its hindsight, but Dale couldve gone in January and tried to convince Burr to save us like he will do at Chester. Got to feel for Law when he sees Belford is still in a job, that said, I heard he could be taking the Nuneaton job.


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 8:19am
Quite simply we have had the season that the people of Tamworth deserve.
Not the loyal match-going stalwarts, most of whom will be there next season in Conf North anyway, but the glory-hunting, rather sit in the pub watching dodgy streams of Villa or traipse around Ankerside while the wife shops, citizens of the town who don't give a about their local club.
 
Just an extra 500 on the gate every week would have provided a budget capable of keeping the club in this division, and in a town of 80,000 (according to Wiki and not including the surrounding villages) we should be able to manage that.
 
Apathy has led to relegation, and we deserved nothing more.
 
See you all at the relegation party!


Posted By: specky76
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 8:30am
Originally posted by Coops Coops wrote:

Quite simply we have had the season that the people of Tamworth deserve.
Not the loyal match-going stalwarts, most of whom will be there next season in Conf North anyway, but the glory-hunting, rather sit in the pub watching dodgy streams of Villa or traipse around Ankerside while the wife shops, citizens of the town who don't give a about their local club.
 
Just an extra 500 on the gate every week would have provided a budget capable of keeping the club in this division, and in a town of 80,000 (according to Wiki and not including the surrounding villages) we should be able to manage that.
 
Apathy has led to relegation, and we deserved nothing more.
 
See you all at the relegation party!

Clap



Posted By: bolehall man and son
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 11:24am
Whilst I agree about the apathy and amount of fans for a town of tamworth's size maybe the chairman should look at why. At the end of the day football is an entertainment business. If you had to pay £20 to watch a film at the cinema which had bad reviews and then pay another £20 a werk or 2 weeks later to watch the same rubbish film would you? And to watch it in a dilapidated cinema. And speaking as a season ticket holder I'm afraid to say if I didn't have the tickets I'd have found it hard to justify going week in week out watching what's on display


Posted By: specky76
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 1:45pm
I think people have to go the matches as they have a love for the club - it can't always be about how much it costs.  Which is easy for me to say as I don't have any family to bring to a match.  There will always be an economic argument that you're money would get you entertainment somewhere else, but the feeling that I get of a love for the club, which can't be quantified, even in hard times such as during this season, trumps everything.


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 2:19pm

I read the garbage/excuses by Andrews in the Herald two or three weeks ago and all he came out with  'we are pulling all the strings to get out of this mess and the players are too. They ain't bothered they'll jump ship at the end of the season and go elsewhere for better money etc.

Belford should have done the decent thing quit after Christmas and let someone capable come in and try to stop the rot. trouble is with him he has too big an opinion of himself and people have said this.

Also Andrews is to blame for giving him the job and keeping him on. He can talk a good game in the herald every week but when it comes to the nitty gritty Belford ain't got a clue!

It is heart breaking all the good work over the last few seasons in the Conf Prem has gone to waste thanks to Andrews and Belford!



Posted By: Jackhigh20
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by bolehall man and son bolehall man and son wrote:

Whilst I agree about the apathy and amount of fans for a town of tamworth's size maybe the chairman should look at why. At the end of the day football is an entertainment business. If you had to pay £20 to watch a film at the cinema which had bad reviews and then pay another £20 a werk or 2 weeks later to watch the same rubbish film would you? And to watch it in a dilapidated cinema. And speaking as a season ticket holder I'm afraid to say if I didn't have the tickets I'd have found it hard to justify going week in week out watching what's on display

Agree that it's the town that doesn't deserve conference football.

However, I would like to know what the club does to try to change this. Where is the marketing and promotion, the long term strategy to increase attendances, therefore the budget. That's clearly the killer for us, and rather than moaning about what money the board put into the club, I feel we should be scrutinising what actually gets put in in terms of marketing what we have and getting new faces in the ground.

A difficult job trying to market a struggling club, but I've seen us do very little about it off the pitch. Am I wrong?   



Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 7:26pm
I think that Dale has had to work with 1 hand tied behind his back by an unambitious and uninterested board. They are a shambles.
 
No visible signs of marketing to create revenue. Dale was forced to sack Thomas and Capaldi to fund Godden and MBH. If Andrews has put £2000 a week in from Christmas, that would have cost him just £26,000 out of his priceless pot of cash and maybe we would have won a few games with a better defence.


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Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 8:12pm
Why should Mr. Andrews sink his pension pot into Tamworth FC. I wouldn't if I had his money. Also at the moment, we don't have a commercial manager. The VIP club is still doing well in terms of numbers.
The problem is the unattractive football. Promised decent football and good discipline at the beginning of the season. Degenerated into hoofball and silly bookings.


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 8:20pm
All I would say is look at other clubs who are of a similar size, punching well above their weight with a similar budget and the only difference is experience at this level. Dale to be fair has got us out of trouble two seasons on the trot but that's because the managers barring Mills have been shocking in the 10 years.


Posted By: Tamworthian.
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 9:33pm
2010/11 Belford go us out of it, but that was an end of season run of 4 games without the opportunity to work in the transfer market.
Last season I think he took over when we were on 31 points from 27 games; this season after 27 games we were on 27 points. Having said that, the budget's likely to be different this season and I can't remember a season with injury problems as bad as this one, though a couple have been close...


Posted By: TFC ON TOUR
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 11:08pm
Got to say that of late we have played some good fotball and have been very unlucky not to of picked up some points.


Posted By: Shed-Frank
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2014 at 12:21am

Using the age old excuse of the size of our attendances being the reason as to why we're sh*t is rubbish. Alfreton are a smaller club than us with smaller attendances, they're still part time, have been in this division a fraction of the time we have and are sitting pretty at the top of the table.

When we got promoted back into the conference, Andrews said in the paper that he and the board had learnt from their mistakes from the last time in the conference, and they wouldn't happen again, five (?) seasons on and we're still absolute garbage, struggling week in week out and as much an established conference side as we were at the start. We've been let down as fans and been taken for granted. It would serve the board right if nobody walked through the gates next season. I don't have any numbers to hand but I wouldn't be surprised if this is close to the worst points tally we've had in the conference. Not to mention the constant revolving doors of below par not-giving-a- players, I recently seen a table on Twitter that said only Hyde had used more players than us, and that was without taking into account the last five or six, that's not far from the amount Gee used in our very first season in the conference.. seems to me like we've gone full circle!

I consider myself lucky not to be able to attend most games at the moment, although I can't comment on overall performance of the players watching us get f@@Ked over almost every week would have put me off a long time ago.

Bring back Des Lyttle!



Posted By: glynn
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2014 at 9:18am

My own personal opinion is.. I think we have been spoilt in making it to the conference. Maybe some(not all) of the new generation supporters (past 10 year) see it in a different light though.

When we made the first round of the FA cup against Colchester 1987 I would have never imagined some 20 odd years later we would be competing against the like of ..Grimsby, Luton etc in a national league let alone competing against good teams in the FA cup.

I don't know about anybody else but I think a good local derby back in the 80s was against the adders, especially the boxing day ones where the gate would be around 2500, nowadays we're lucky if we can muster up 1400 for a boxing day clash against the boro in a national division.

It will be disappointing if (when) we go down but when I look at where we've come from and where we are now it tells me I've dreamed the dream and lived the dream.....and still living the dream.....

Smile



Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2014 at 6:22pm

I read Andrew's excuses in the Herald a few weeks ago, we are all pulling together pathetic excuses. This current squad will jump ship at the end of the season they ain't bothered whether the club goes just move to pastures new,

Have to blame Andrews for giving Belford the job in first place worse manager we've ever had I'm afraid. All the hard work and progress is all for nothing now, expect a very long sojourn in the North Division unless Andrews sells up it will the same old stale negativity, budget, budget budget! 



Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2014 at 8:14pm
Think the message is pretty consistent from fans, you can't polish a turd even if you roll it in glitter!


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 8:04am
5-0 on Saturday is nothing short of a disgrace!

Hold your heads in shame, do the the right thing Dale and walk!


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2014 at 8:59am
Too late now, keep hoping for a miracle, start again next season with a new manager & coaches, & new players.

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Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 8:55pm
I'm sorry but I cant get excited about The Conference North. Vauxhall Motors, Barrow, North Ferriby etc.
 
Well done to Andrews and the board.


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Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by CG RED CG RED wrote:

I'm sorry but I cant get excited about The Conference North. Vauxhall Motors, Barrow, North Ferriby etc.
 

Well done to Andrews and the board.

So at what point did you get excited this season, and if I'm not mistaken VM have will have been dissolved at the end of this season, I for one will be happy to see us win more than we loses for a change.


Posted By: Bringyourdinner
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 10:44pm
Tamworth have always been the same, to good for conference north not good enough for conference ! Will never change apart from now, due to the fact that the conference is and will become more like league 2 every year as we'll established clubs fall out of the football league and spend season after season trying to get back up. Players will filter down the leagues which will drive up the cost for quality. What you are left with is either big name players who have jumped from club to club that for a short while will put a few more numbers on the gates until people see that they are past it or a bunch of inexperienced youngsters who potential does not outweigh there reality in the league that they are in. Both outcomes get you relegated !!

Look at the teams that were successful for tamworth over the last 10 - 15 years and every team you can think of had more passion and desire to want to win for tamworth no matter what league they are in, what I see now is a group of players looking to use tamworth as a stepping stone to get them somewhere else.

The simple facts are that unfortunately a senior cup final does not replace the fact that the club over 40 weeks and 40+ games have not been good enough from the kit man right through the club to the board


Posted By: TFC ON TOUR
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 12:44am
Originally posted by Bringyourdinner Bringyourdinner wrote:

Tamworth have always been the same, to good for conference north not good enough for conference ! Will never change apart from now, due to the fact that the conference is and will become more like league 2 every year as we'll established clubs fall out of the football league and spend season after season trying to get back up. Players will filter down the leagues which will drive up the cost for quality. What you are left with is either big name players who have jumped from club to club that for a short while will put a few more numbers on the gates until people see that they are past it or a bunch of inexperienced youngsters who potential does not outweigh there reality in the league that they are in. Both outcomes get you relegated !!

Look at the teams that were successful for tamworth over the last 10 - 15 years and every team you can think of had more passion and desire to want to win for tamworth no matter what league they are in, what I see now is a group of players looking to use tamworth as a stepping stone to get them somewhere else.

The simple facts are that unfortunately a senior cup final does not replace the fact that the club over 40 weeks and 40+ games have not been good enough from the kit man right through the club to the board


So you would get rid of club servants like buster and deggsy wtf you on man


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 2:04pm
TFC worst season I can recall in 10 years, who's responsible then?

The board, players, manager or coaches, I honestly believe 7 year old could have done a better job!

If that means a clear out then a clear out it should be after a disgraceful season, DB is clueless !


Posted By: SCAMP
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 8:50pm
A few quotes from his Tamworth Herald interview today...

"So, obviously, the key for us now, as a board, is to sit down and work out  ways of how we can generate more income.

"We are not sitting idly by. We are working hard to come up with fresh ideas and ways in which we can boost the budget here.

"We need to look at what we can do to make ourselves a more attractive proposition and I want to ensure fans we are looking at everything from the facilities we have to the whole matchday experience.

"We have to look at ways of making the most of the facilities that we have at our disposal.

"It's been a difficult period for us as a club and we need to stabilise now and build ourselves back up again.

"To achieve greater success we have to look at the ways we generate extra money and it's something that we will be working hard to achieve."

Why all of a sudden now?

What have they been doing for the last 5 years?

"We are working hard to come up with fresh ideas" 

No confidence In any of them....

That's even more comical than the results / league position this season.... LOL Utter disgrace 

apologize to the supporters!!!



Posted By: Alan TFC
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 9:28pm
Piss poor from Andrews again. All good talking a good game we need to see changes and quickly!


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 10:02pm
And........Dale would like to stay. Tamworth diehards down to 14..........


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2014 at 10:20pm
Andrews and Co hold your heads in shame..not a single apology to the fans for the absolute dross served up to loyal supporters some of which have even paid players wages.

You should be ashamed !


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 7:10pm
Come on BA, do another interview and this time explain yourself...the fans deserve some honesty and treated with integrity..and soon


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 8:00pm

Did anyone read Andrews excuses in last week's herald? he's finally realised the ground ain't making no money! Is an astro turf pitch going to rake in the cash?? No of course not. The ground is a joke a two sides of it a 'tin shed' from the 1960s behind the other goal no stand at all! The guys a liability the club is stuck in the past and thanks to employing clueless Sunday league manager Belford we are in a league we shall never get out of only through the trapdoor which Andrews would love! The club is stale and rotten from the top down!! He has done nothing to move the club forward all the hard work in staying in the Conference Prem has been wasted.


Thank you very much Mr Andrews!!!!





Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 01 May 2014 at 7:01pm
Our Board are a shambolic disgrace.
 
My Dad has been watching Tamworth for well over 50 years. He took over £100 per week when the letter tote ran and has been a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember.
 
When he told Mr Lathbury that he wouldn't be renewing it next season, Lathbury turned round and said "You are just a glory hunter".
 
This is the disdain they hold the fans in.


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Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 01 May 2014 at 8:54pm
If he said that we have no choice but to vote with our feet, utter disgrace!


Posted By: Shiny Disco Balls II
Date Posted: 01 May 2014 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by CG RED CG RED wrote:

Our Board are a shambolic disgrace.
 

My Dad has been watching Tamworth for well over 50 years. He took over £100 per week when the letter tote ran and has been a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember.

 

When he told Mr Lathbury that he wouldn't be renewing it next season, Lathbury turned round and said "You are just a glory hunter".

 

This is the disdain they hold the fans in.

That really is disgusting. I've genuinely not seen such bad feeling towards the board in my 30+ years of watching. Just seems to get worse.
I think I know the individual you're referring to and he's far from a glory hunter. Disgraceful.


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 01 May 2014 at 10:13pm
Well Bob Andrews and cronies will reap what they sow! 50 years a fan and they treat someone like that. t**sers


Posted By: Let's get real
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 12:42pm
Originally posted by CG RED CG RED wrote:

Our Board are a shambolic disgrace.
 
My Dad has been watching Tamworth for well over 50 years. He took over £100 per week when the letter tote ran and has been a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember.
 
When he told Mr Lathbury that he wouldn't be renewing it next season, Lathbury turned round and said "You are just a glory hunter".
 
This is the disdain they hold the fans in.
 
Would be nice to get a club response to this!!


Posted By: Get real
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 7:15pm
It's down to bad luck and budget fella!


Posted By: Let's get real
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 7:49pm
Originally posted by Get real Get real wrote:

It's down to bad luck and budget fella!

What is? Being disrespectful to fans??


Posted By: Alan TFC
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 7:52pm
Disgrace! The clubs on it arse!


Posted By: ARGUS1
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 9:06pm
Forget the BA interview - whilst thank god we have him at the Helm when set against most of the other tinpots - he does have to remember his position and last Woking game he let himself down big time - does he care - No - people around Bob are YES men - hangers on and the like.
 
No excuse for the two fingers up to the fans - saw it three times - and when a fan made a point that they/we are trying to do our bit in terms of the  TFC Team Builder - the response was -  1- I thank you for the effort but in the true light of income it helps but no where enough.
 
Or/2 - You must be joking if you think it helps  a jolt - you lot are on another plant - laughing in the fans faces!!
 
Keep this man out of any communication for TFC unless we are winning!!


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 9:33pm
I agree. This is the impression I have had of Andrews for a long time. Showing his true colours and contempt for the supporters. He's a multi millionaire having sold his business so why bother with the 'team builder'? He's just a mickey taker big time!!


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 9:14am
Originally posted by shockwave1965 shockwave1965 wrote:

I agree. This is the impression I have had of Andrews for a long time. Showing his true colours and contempt for the supporters. He's a multi millionaire having sold his business so why bother with the 'team builder'? He's just a mickey taker big time!!

A mickey taker that is responsible for making sure Tamworth FC are still in existence.  Footy fans have some strange values and forget very quickly.  Its ok for people to hurl abuse at him through forums and in the stadium, to swear at him and protest in front of him, but he has to act like an angel.  I would suggest he has every right to be pissed off following the ingratitude displayed by some fans!!

To think that Bob needs Tamworth in his life is madness.  If he has multi millions as you suggest I am sure he could find much better things to do with his time, in the mean time I am thankful that he is Chairman, but concede he could encourage the club to be a little more communicative when it comes to the movement of players!


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 9:51am
Hopefully he will find better things to do with his time because he couldn't pick a good manager if his life depended on it.


Posted By: ARGUS1
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 9:54am
Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:

Originally posted by shockwave1965 shockwave1965 wrote:

I agree. This is the impression I have had of Andrews for a long time. Showing his true colours and contempt for the supporters. He's a multi millionaire having sold his business so why bother with the 'team builder'? He's just a mickey taker big time!!

A mickey taker that is responsible for making sure Tamworth FC are still in existence.  Footy fans have some strange values and forget very quickly.  Its ok for people to hurl abuse at him through forums and in the stadium, to swear at him and protest in front of him, but he has to act like an angel.  I would suggest he has every right to be pissed off following the ingratitude displayed by some fans!!

To think that Bob needs Tamworth in his life is madness.  If he has multi millions as you suggest I am sure he could find much better things to do with his time, in the mean time I am thankful that he is Chairman, but concede he could encourage the club to be a little more communicative when it comes to the movement of players!


Posted By: ARGUS1
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 10:12am
Sorry guys - trying to reply to  ABDEFG comments about lack of communication in terms of movement of players so ignor my reply above - I was going to say seems to me that the relationship between local rag and TFC is unhealthy to say the least. Todd is a good example - without comments here I don't think the rag would have even questioned TFC about the whereabouts of Todd - but when they do they are given and accept the TFC line 100% without  even giving him the right of reply. Todd gets injured - only on expenses so they inform him that even that will be stopped until he gets fit. When he does get fit he is told he is not wanted any more - these players come with a great press/TFC fanfare but get shipped out without a mention. Thomas another example - gets kicked out plus Courtney - TFC over the last week or so have said he is still injured yet was told weeks ago he was no longer wanted and wages stopped. The Rag and TFC  are as one - always towing/giving the party line. Look at the picture of the fans revolt V Woking - smallist picture you will ever get - assume Rag had to put something in but did not want to put Sir Bob/Club in a bad light - shamefull!  


Posted By: Wilnecote1
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 10:43am

Have you not considered players who leave might not want to talk about leaving? You end up with a public slanging match because two parties say different things. I'd say rare at all levels, up to Premiership, unless the player is an Odemwingie type.

Whether your comments are true on Duane, who knows, considering signed a 12 month contract. Without knowing, you could consider it the other way, did he want to play in side heading for relegation? I don't remember fans crying too much when he was bombed out by Marcus Law, prior to being brought back in by Belford.

 




Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 11:11am
Well it just shows you Belford hasn't a clue, the lad who played upfront at WBA I was told was a player that had been shipped out on loan and he looked better than any forward I have seen at Tamworth this season.

I also think bringing Byfield on demonstrated Belford like yes men and that's why it's a marriage made in heaven with Andrews who for a number of seasons has shown many inept performances as the Chairman along with the board and I predict unless changes are made to the coaching staff we will see sub 500 crowds next season.


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 11:50am
Originally posted by Let's get real Let's get real wrote:

Originally posted by CG RED CG RED wrote:

Our Board are a shambolic disgrace.
 
My Dad has been watching Tamworth for well over 50 years. He took over £100 per week when the letter tote ran and has been a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember.
 
When he told Mr Lathbury that he wouldn't be renewing it next season, Lathbury turned round and said "You are just a glory hunter".
 
This is the disdain they hold the fans in.
 
Would be nice to get a club response to this!!


Why would (or even should) the club respond to one keyboard warrior's claim to have been insulted?


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 11:52am
Originally posted by ARGUS1 ARGUS1 wrote:

Look at the picture of the fans revolt V Woking - smallist picture you will ever get - assume Rag had to put something in but did not want to put Sir Bob/Club in a bad light - shamefull!  


Nice spelling sir!

Fan's revolt??
You mean the couple of dozen blokes running on the pitch to swear at Bob Andrews for five minutes?
Some revolt that!


Posted By: ARGUS1
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 1:10pm

Sory - finkers to quickk for their own god.

 
Your sexist - sir/madam  


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 3:19pm
I just cannot understand why any supporter can defend Andrews now after this. He's shown his true colours. Sell up and emigrate to Dubai that's where he's been jetting off to recently!


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 4:51pm
I support Bob, and I don't feel the need to justify it


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:


I support Bob, and I don't feel the need to justify it

So why bother posting then?


Posted By: bigjonp
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 7:00pm
Where do bob and the board want to take the football club? Untill theae questions are answered then fans who put there hard earned cash in to the club can voice whtever opinion they like as fans are wht make clubs..why has bob or no major shareholder come out and responded to any of the disgruntled fans or concerns? How many millionaires have tamworth on the board? Surely they could off all threw a few quid instead of team builder supplying much needed funding..


Posted By: bigjonp
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 7:04pm
But as a realist conf north is the level our club is at until we have a new ground to generate funding , fan base, or a loose handed chairman who dosnt mind throwing a few quid of there millions sitting there gathering dust


Posted By: Red Blooded
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by bigjonp bigjonp wrote:

Where do bob and the board want to take the football club? Untill theae questions are answered then fans who put there hard earned cash in to the club can voice whtever opinion they like as fans are wht make clubs..why has bob or no major shareholder come out and responded to any of the disgruntled fans or concerns? How many millionaires have tamworth on the board? Surely they could off all threw a few quid instead of team builder supplying much needed funding..


I think you will find that Bob Andrews and the other Directors have supported the club financially for a few seasons. It is the lack of communication with fans that is the issue together with a very poor Manager who has no idea.
Until both of these points are corrected fans will continue to vote with their feet as they have done as this season progressed miserably.


Posted By: bigjonp
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 7:12pm
Yes so bob and board took cheap option as someone who has no other management exp bar atherstone town to be thrown in conf is a major clanger...I dont know ins and outs of finances but for a club to rely on a team builder to finance a full time club when u have numerous millionaires on board quite worrying tbh..but yes main issue is communication with what clubs aiming for, hopes, expectations etc etc


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 03 May 2014 at 7:20pm
Originally posted by NWL NWL wrote:

Originally posted by abcdefg abcdefg wrote:


I support Bob, and I don't feel the need to justify it

So why bother posting then?
 
Cos I can !


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 04 May 2014 at 10:03am
Originally posted by ARGUS1 ARGUS1 wrote:

Sory - finkers to quickk for their own god.

 
Your sexist - sir/madam  


*You're*


Posted By: ARGUS1
Date Posted: 04 May 2014 at 10:34am
A very nice person - thanks


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 04 May 2014 at 6:34pm
So you must approve of him sticking his fingers up at the fans then? Of which he don't give a toss! 


Posted By: Coops
Date Posted: 05 May 2014 at 6:45pm
Originally posted by shockwave1965 shockwave1965 wrote:

So you must approve of him sticking his fingers up at the fans then? Of which he don't give a toss! 


No, but were people swearing at him and calling him all sorts of stuff that I would have punched them in the face for if they were saying it to me?


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 05 May 2014 at 7:16pm
Don't agree with swearing etc but he must understand this is probably out of frustration.

The fans have endured a pretty horrific season and at it been anyone else but Belford he'd have been fired. I actually think Andrews as got self into a stick position with reference to Belford hence why he never fired him. For me the disappointment is we didn't make a change...look at Gateshead!

If Andrews thinks the fans will put up with the rubbish we have seen he has another thing coming. Think TFC made a comment he'd met the board and it wasn't their intention, well if that's the case don't pick another manager then because you couldn't pick your nose!

Rubbish season with a shocking manager and a board that haven't a clue about football management!


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 05 May 2014 at 9:08pm

Coops,

Yes that is a valid point, we do have a 'yob' element in football today unfortunately, but if Andrews does have anything about him then he should address the problem 



Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 08 May 2014 at 5:14pm
Come on Andrews lets have another interview and justify your decision to keep Belford, you have treated the fans with contempt yet again you absolute t**ser!

Vote with your feet, it's all the prat deserves!


Posted By: shockwave1965
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 9:32pm
I feel for Andy Garrott, Andy Rowe & Andy Farrington chucking their good hard earned money after bad. Andrews has them for fools.


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 09 May 2014 at 10:12pm
Correct...


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 10:34am
[QUOTE=shockwave1965]

Coops,

Yes that is a valid point, we do have a 'yob' element in football today unfortunately, but if Andrews does have anything about him then he should address the problem 

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And leave the club, lets face it Belford staying no much needed ground improvements. PLEASE Mr Andrews fill your pockets with your worthless shares, and do what's best for the club. The canal awaits. A little push if required just ask.



Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 11:05am
+1 he's let us all down and he will feel the repercussions next season when attendances are on there arse!


Posted By: Hallam90
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 5:18pm
I'm sure the Range Rover brigade will still be there ;-)


Posted By: TFC ON TOUR
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 5:23pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

+1 he's let us all down and he will feel the repercussions next season when attendances are on there arse!


I think attendances will increase as will win more games next season


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 6:16pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

+1 he's let us all down and he will feel the repercussions next season when attendances are on there arse!
 
Not all of us, I don't feel let down !
 


Posted By: The dosthill lamb
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 6:24pm
 Have to say it concerns me that people assume that because we will be playing in a lower league next season,there is this belief that we are automatically going to win more games! Im sure fans of Stockport for example, who are a far bigger club than us believed that they would be in the promotion shake up this season and perhaps Barrow too. The only way we will win more games is if we have the quality of player to do so,and by and large a settled side playing the right sort of football. Might feel a bit more optimistic if the likes of Kerry,Thornton and Woolery do actually stay, only time will tell,but after last season i like most other fans do not have the faith with the bloke in charge to think this will happen im afraid. Lucky for him that he has a board with the belief, but scant regard for what the majority of supporters actually wanted! Shame the same belief wasnt afforded to the likes of Cooper and Law! 


Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by The dosthill lamb The dosthill lamb wrote:

 Have to say it concerns me that people assume that because we will be playing in a lower league next season,there is this belief that we are automatically going to win more games! Im sure fans of Stockport for example, who are a far bigger club than us believed that they would be in the promotion shake up this season and perhaps Barrow too. The only way we will win more games is if we have the quality of player to do so,and by and large a settled side playing the right sort of football. Might feel a bit more optimistic if the likes of Kerry,Thornton and Woolery do actually stay, only time will tell,but after last season i like most other fans do not have the faith with the bloke in charge to think this will happen im afraid. Lucky for him that he has a board with the belief, but scant regard for what the majority of supporters actually wanted! Shame the same belief wasnt afforded to the likes of Cooper and Law! 

I take your point, however last season I knew in my heart we had already lost a lot of games before we had even arrived at the ground.  I knew we simply couldnt compete with many of the teams.  However next season, I will arrive at the grounds without that feeling.  We may well not win as many as we hope, but the playing field will be a little more level.


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 9:14pm
Originally posted by TFC ON TOUR TFC ON TOUR wrote:

Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

+1 he's let us all down and he will feel the repercussions next season when attendances are on there arse!


I think attendances will increase as will win more games next season


To win more would mean anything from 20th to 1st position, so winning 5, 10 or 15 games more will still see us nowhere near a top three position, so I dont see any increase in attendances from home fans and definitely not from away fans ether, get to the top at the start and stay there, then maybe yes, a lot of fans will want to see value for money next season , so Dale better deliver, ,otherwise....................there will be even more empty spaces around the Lamb.

No doubt I will still popping in now and again, if only to complain and moan to you


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 11 May 2014 at 9:42am
Attendances will be linked to success however based on the dross served up I doubt there will be much improvement. Andrews is an idiot, to say constantly changing becomes a farce is nothing short of breathtaking admission of his own incompetence.

Who chose the last six managers? With the expectiion of Gary Mills he's got it wrong, time after time. This is the very same bloke who put up the prices and doubled the car parking charges during the 2008/09 financial crisis what a stain!

Well done Andrews, nothing changes does it, feel sorry for those three sponsors and other supporters being led by an inept board who treat supporters with utter contempt.


Posted By: nick tfc
Date Posted: 12 May 2014 at 9:01am
I think Gee, Cooper and Law were all good picks for managers, Cooper it perhaps came a little to early but gave us some of our best moments as a club (FA cup 3rd rounds). Gee was and still is our most successful manager of all time. Law seemed to be doing all the right things then something changed, dont know what but something happened.
 
 


Posted By: CG RED
Date Posted: 13 May 2014 at 5:19pm
If Dale can somehow get the 7 he mentioned in the Herald to stay, that would be a good basis to build a team around. No mention of James Wren ? Has he left ?

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Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 7:41pm
Based on prices I doubt the budget will be stretch that far.


Posted By: Brilleaux
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 9:56pm
I think we have reached the point where very few people actually care anymore. So many old regulars have been upset or become disillusioned with the club that it feels like the heart and soul has been ripped from the club. It has become stale and Bob has clearly run out of ideas and quite possibly interest. whilst I admire the odd few old timers for blind faith and letting the heart rule the head the club is clearly in serious decline.Commercially there is no idea and alienating supporters is never a good idea. Its a bit like banning a guy from the pub when you make that decision be prepared to lose his mates custom also. That special family atmosphere and camaraderie has long since departed and it is so sad to watch. I have no answers but there is just a bad smell and general bad atmosphere around the club and it has been going that way for some seasons now. I used to love the lamb and my football but truth is I just don't enjoy it anymore.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 10:03pm
Originally posted by Brilleaux Brilleaux wrote:


I think we have reached the point where very few people actually care anymore. So many old regulars have been upset or become disillusioned with the club that it feels like the heart and soul has been ripped from the club. It has become stale and Bob has clearly run out of ideas and quite possibly interest. whilst I admire the odd few old timers for blind faith and letting the heart rule the head the club is clearly in serious decline.Commercially there is no idea and alienating supporters is never a good idea. Its a bit like banning a guy from the pub when you make that decision be prepared to lose his mates custom also. That special family atmosphere and camaraderie has long since departed and it is so sad to watch. I have no answers but there is just a bad smell and general bad atmosphere around the club and it has been going that way for some seasons now. I used to love the lamb and my football but truth is I just don't enjoy it anymore.


Agree with a lot of what said and couldn't agree more, but the good times may come back in this league more involvement by all from top down.


Posted By: Brilleaux
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 10:19pm
There is hardly enough people to get involved any more Henry. Admire your faith though.


Posted By: Grauniad
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 10:43pm
A side issue. Food & drink. Next season, will fans be able to eat & drink in the clubhouse. I only ask, as this was banned last season. Otherwise another bullet in the foot. Loss of revenue at both refreshment stations.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 10:57pm
Originally posted by Grauniad Grauniad wrote:

A side issue. Food & drink. Next season, will fans be able to eat & drink in the clubhouse. I only ask, as this was banned last season. Otherwise another bullet in the foot. Loss of revenue at both refreshment stations.


Drink of course if purchase from the bar, as for food have to check with joe as don't blame her for stopping people from taking and eating food in club house purchased elswhere and she has clean mess up


Posted By: Footy Dave
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 10:08am
CG Red, Wren left well before the season ended as far as I am aware.

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Posted By: LarryLamb
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 11:50am
Wren went back out on loan to Bedworth  from what I remember reading.
Guess not been offered anything


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 1:14pm
Be careful what you say as I have received further messages of intimidation..... Disgusting

The remarks made are within context of the performance of the club and I am not the only person who has aired that view... You deem it appropriate to bully people by the looks when they don't tow the line for which you should be ashamed.


-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : admin
Sent : 14 May 2014 at 9:59pm

There have been several remarks made that are personal and below the mark regarding the manager and chairman.

Several people have also complained to the forum about your constant abuse, therefore as explained we would ask you to calm it down or be banned as we will not tolerate.

You have even upset new main sponsors when stated what a waste of money etc.

I suggest you talk to the manager and chairman in person instead of hiding behind a key board and you may actually understand what is happening in the club.




-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : Get real 2
Sent : 14 May 2014 at 7:34pm


Complaints about what? What companies I haven't mentioned any, so critique of players and managers performance isn't acceptable then?



-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : admin
Sent : 13 May 2014 at 6:25pm

I am receiving several complaints from members and individuals about your constant abuse and personnel attacks on certain individuals and companies including mine.

This will not be tolerated anymore, the forum is ran for people to air their views and I have let a lot of yours go recently, but it's now a regular accurance that complaints are coming in and will not be accepted any longer.

We suggest that either the remarks are not personnal in the fututre or we will have no alternative but to suspend you.


Posted By: AwayDayRed
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 2:08pm
Looks like everyone will have to praise the board, managers, players etc or risk getting banned!! Is this site official to TFC or unofficial ?? Also if players complained or DB complained would admin have stopped supporters slagging them off??


Posted By: Shiny Disco Balls II
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

Be careful what you say as I have received further messages of intimidation..... Disgusting

The remarks made are within context of the performance of the club and I am not the only person who has aired that view... You deem it appropriate to bully people by the looks when they don't tow the line for which you should be ashamed.


-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : admin
Sent : 14 May 2014 at 9:59pm

There have been several remarks made that are personal and below the mark regarding the manager and chairman.

Several people have also complained to the forum about your constant abuse, therefore as explained we would ask you to calm it down or be banned as we will not tolerate.

You have even upset new main sponsors when stated what a waste of money etc.

I suggest you talk to the manager and chairman in person instead of hiding behind a key board and you may actually understand what is happening in the club.




-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : Get real 2
Sent : 14 May 2014 at 7:34pm


Complaints about what? What companies I haven't mentioned any, so critique of players and managers performance isn't acceptable then?



-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : admin
Sent : 13 May 2014 at 6:25pm

I am receiving several complaints from members and individuals about your constant abuse and personnel attacks on certain individuals and companies including mine.

This will not be tolerated anymore, the forum is ran for people to air their views and I have let a lot of yours go recently, but it's now a regular accurance that complaints are coming in and will not be accepted any longer.

We suggest that either the remarks are not personnal in the fututre or we will have no alternative but to suspend you.

To be fair there are an awful lot of people upset/disappointed with many things that are going on at the club, but there are ways of voicing this.  From memory you've called both Bob Andrews and Dale a few choice words on here, it's not as though it's an isolated thing.  It doesn't bother me - free speech and all that, but it's clearly upset some people.  Not sure I understand the bit about upsetting sponsors, but I'm not going back through every post you've ever written!

I also don't quite see how either of those messages from 'admin' are intimidating though!  If you're intimidated and upset by them, maybe think twice about some of the personal things you're posting about others.


Posted By: Shiny Disco Balls II
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 3:55pm
Just another point - there's been a few comments on here along the lines of "speak to Dale/Bob and you'll see what's going on".  Fair point, but at the same time easier said than done for most people.  I also don't think people should have to either - communication from the club should be better, needs to be better, to try and get dismayed fans back on side.  I've not seen today's Herald so maybe there's more in there but I'd love to know what the plans for the club are - short, medium and long term.  The supporters need to feel part of the club again and have something to buy into.


Posted By: happy red
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 5:07pm
Any chance of Mr Andrews telephone number.


Posted By: Alan TFC
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 6:19pm
Originally posted by Shiny Disco Balls II Shiny Disco Balls II wrote:

Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

Be careful what you say as I have received further messages of intimidation..... Disgusting

The remarks made are within context of the performance of the club and I am not the only person who has aired that view... You deem it appropriate to bully people by the looks when they don't tow the line for which you should be ashamed.


-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : admin
Sent : 14 May 2014 at 9:59pm

There have been several remarks made that are personal and below the mark regarding the manager and chairman.

Several people have also complained to the forum about your constant abuse, therefore as explained we would ask you to calm it down or be banned as we will not tolerate.

You have even upset new main sponsors when stated what a waste of money etc.

I suggest you talk to the manager and chairman in person instead of hiding behind a key board and you may actually understand what is happening in the club.




-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : Get real 2
Sent : 14 May 2014 at 7:34pm


Complaints about what? What companies I haven't mentioned any, so critique of players and managers performance isn't acceptable then?



-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : admin
Sent : 13 May 2014 at 6:25pm

I am receiving several complaints from members and individuals about your constant abuse and personnel attacks on certain individuals and companies including mine.

This will not be tolerated anymore, the forum is ran for people to air their views and I have let a lot of yours go recently, but it's now a regular accurance that complaints are coming in and will not be accepted any longer.

We suggest that either the remarks are not personnal in the fututre or we will have no alternative but to suspend you.


To be fair there are an awful lot of people upset/disappointed with many things that are going on at the club, but there are ways of voicing this.  From memory you've called both Bob Andrews and Dale a few choice words on here, it's not as though it's an isolated thing.  It doesn't bother me - free speech and all that, but it's clearly upset some people.  Not sure I understand the bit about upsetting sponsors, but I'm not going back through every post you've ever written!

I also don't quite see how either of those messages from 'admin' are intimidating though!  If you're intimidated and upset by them, maybe think twice about some of the personal things you're posting about others.



Some folk are so desperate to be top boy at this club!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 7:45pm
Read my messages when gets to personal and only then will we delete or suspend users.

We welcome open discussion but that was going to far and won't be tolerated .

Shame he had to air my comments to all members , I did in a professional manner.


Posted By: NWL
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 8:54pm
You can't have it both ways, the forum was started to give fans a voice, those that put themselves in a position to be discussed have the right to reply on here haven't they, but with the lack of any replies its suggest an air of very little respect to what we think or say.

I agree personal attacks on individuals have no place, but on the job front is a different matter, they are quick to take the plaudits in the good times.

Tfc the family club..........not any more.


Posted By: Brilleaux
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 9:59pm
My opinion for what its worth are that the chairman and manager should keep the fans informed the way things are going they will be able to invite them all round for coffee and tell them individually there will be so few. Also agree with everything that was said re ground move or developments. Hollow words little action. Things go from bad to worse. Is Nero fiddling whilst Rome burns ?


Posted By: Get real 2
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 10:18pm
Seems your in a minority admin...freedom of speech is important and you seem to feel people who run the club are not accountable and we shouldn't speak...without us there wouldn't be a club !

If that's the concept of YOUR forum well it's nothing but a sham and you are just a puppet and you really need to form your own opinion rather than conform to the hierachy of TFC.


Unlike you I don't mingle with the Chairman or his mates but the results and absolute rubbish we have witnessed this season is nothing short of inept...

Grab yourself some reality youth and stop trying to be the Billy big Nads because you are being pathetic and it shows.





Posted By: abcdefg
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 10:34pm
Originally posted by Get real 2 Get real 2 wrote:

Seems your in a minority admin...freedom of speech is important and you seem to feel people who run the club are not accountable and we shouldn't speak...without us there wouldn't be a club !

If that's the concept of YOUR forum well it's nothing but a sham and you are just a puppet and you really need to form your own opinion rather than conform to the hierachy of TFC.


Unlike you I don't mingle with the Chairman or his mates but the results and absolute rubbish we have witnessed this season is nothing short of inept...

Grab yourself some reality youth and stop trying to be the Billy big Nads because you are being pathetic and it shows.




As I said in earlier post, I dont agree with most of what you say (but defend your right to say it), and this is a prime example !   As one of the clubs supporters, Admin, if its who I think it is, need not justify himself or his opinions in any way.  As a supporter he can let his actions, not his words do the talking!  And over the years his actions, support and sponsorship speak loudly enough for me!



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