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Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By RussD813/6 12:51Wed Jun 3 12:51:32 2020

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Appears that Macclefield are accusing us of pushing for them to be punished.


Dear all

The news of further charges from the English Football League (EFL) has come as another huge hammer blow to our wonderful little club and its small, passionate and long suffering supporters.

The behaviour of the EFL is taking on the appearance of a witch hunt, especially given that the charges appear to contradict the advice of their own independent panel. It needs to be remembered that Macclesfield Town Football Club’s (MTFC) last home game was played on 29th February 2020, and that we missed out on the income from three (3) home games in March 2020 as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic; something which would undoubtedly also have a massive financial impact on much bigger clubs than ourselves, let alone a club with our limited resources.

Once again it would appear that it is easier to punish the innocent victims in this awful situation; the staff and supporters of MTFC who only two years ago achieved a miracle greater than when Leicester City won the English Premier League in 2016 to return once again as one of the elite 92 clubs in English football.

The Silkmen Supporters Trust (SST) believe that the EFL’s apparent lack of any robust governance to deal with bad ownership is central to MTFC’s plight with an indication that the EFL are maliciously prosecuting MTFC in order to expel the owner. We believe that such an approach would ultimately have a massive negative impact upon MTFC, and seriously jeopardise its long term future.

The SST have consistently highlighted to the EFL our concerns about the mismanagement of MTFC by Mr. AlKadhi and the subsequent profound detrimental impact on the physical and mental health of our fantastic playing and non-playing staff.

We believe that there is also evidence of a deliberate campaign by a League Two club with everything to gain by further points charges against MTFC to utilise the ‘old boys network’ within EFL League 2 to heap huge pressure on the EFL which they have clearly bowed down to.

We will of course be contacting the EFL for further clarification, and we would be interested to know exactly what the potential points deduction could be; something which the EFL have mysteriously avoided giving us any information about thus far.

Indeed, I am sure that the conspiracy theorists amongst us may well be thinking that it would be enough to ensure that the worst football club in the EFL on the pitch is saved from a thoroughly deserved relegation, whilst arguably the worst football club off the pitch, is plunged into a very uncertain future.

With regards to several questions posted on social media, I hereby answer with absolute honesty below:

The SST board had NO awareness that any other charges were pending when we made the 11th hour decision to loan the £10,000 on the 14th May 2020. We were only advised that this was to cover the April wages and hopefully help to prevent further punitive charges. We can only assume that the £10,000 paid to cover April has prevented further charges for late payment.

In light of the issues surrounding the club over the course of the last few months, the SST board have previously held preliminary discussions about the possibility of a phoenix club in collaboration with other agencies. It was always hoped that this would be a last resort, and that ideally the club would be sold to someone with a genuine interest in seeing the club thrive such as Joe Sealey. The next few weeks will of course provide a much clearer picture of where we will be, but the concept of a phoenix club is one which definitely must be considered as a potential option for the future.

Yours Sincerely

Andy Worth

Chairperson of the Silkmen Supporters Trust

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Adas3/6 19:37Wed Jun 3 19:37:00 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Is this the same 'old boys club' within the EFL that pursued not one but two unproven and arguably unjustified investigations against our management team and club staff this season, one of which they wanted to deduct us points for??

Get a grip, Worth, before someone sues for libel

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Lopo3/6 19:10Wed Jun 3 19:10:30 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Stacy Long’ing the blame.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Gitts n Grattz3/6 18:38Wed Jun 3 18:38:08 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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I think I am speaking for us all when I say I would like to hear from Andy Worth less

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)3/6 15:49Wed Jun 3 15:49:05 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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The only person responsible for this mess is their owner.

If you consistently made late payment of mortgage or rent you would look to reorganise your finances with possible loans or overdraft so that payments could be made on time each month without facing further penalties. This should be quite achievable if you claim to have 3 million available or even tied up in equity.

For Macclesfield to consistently make late payments should be a serious breach of financial mismanagement where the club would be rightly punished for each offence, to include being suspended and expelled from the league. The owner has had lengthy opportunity to resolve the financial situation or sell the club over the past 12 months.

If they avoid liquidation and are able to play L2 next season I will be speechless.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By AgentEves3/6 17:19Wed Jun 3 17:19:45 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Why would anyone take responsibility for anything when they can just blame someone else? Welcome to 2020.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Puds (Chuds)3/6 15:46Wed Jun 3 15:46:29 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Well, there's a whole load of bullshit in there.

Them getting promoted from the Conference a bigger miracle than Leicester winning the Prem? Yeah, alright mate.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Paulio3/6 15:09Wed Jun 3 15:09:37 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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“ Once again it would appear that it is easier to punish the innocent victims in this awful situation; the staff and supporters of MTFC who only two years ago achieved a miracle greater than when Leicester City won the English Premier League in 2016 to return once again as one of the elite 92 clubs in English football.”

Haha fuck off

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Sol Campbell (Roulette Len)3/6 15:00Wed Jun 3 15:00:48 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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#macclivesmatter

Edited by Roulette Len at 15:04:20 on 3rd June 2020

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)3/6 14:29Wed Jun 3 14:29:01 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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They need to be put out of their misery.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)3/6 14:35Wed Jun 3 14:35:38 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Agree, let the suffering end

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Bork3/6 14:00Wed Jun 3 14:00:39 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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EABOD Andy Worth.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)3/6 13:45Wed Jun 3 13:45:22 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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So their defence to pay 1 months wages late was due to no games being played in March.
If he keeps making payments but they are late, why can’t he pay on time???
Sounds like very poor mismanagement of money.

And then the players received furlough the following month with 10k from the SST to top up the players pay.

What happened to having enough money to last the season?

Kick them out. No sympathy here.

Edited by HT-FT at 13:45:41 on 3rd June 2020

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Hitchin Callling3/6 14:25Wed Jun 3 14:25:15 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Agree and even with the loan April wages still paid late, How many times is that now lost count.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Themessiah3/6 13:14Wed Jun 3 13:14:11 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Wankers

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)3/6 13:13Wed Jun 3 13:13:13 2020In response to Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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I don’t think Stevenage qualify as part of the old boys club.

I think they should be more concerned about liquidation on the 17th June. We all love our clubs but I think the SST paying 10k would have been better put towards a Phoenix club.

Their owner has mugged them off and any potential buyer should tell him to f* off. I certainly wouldn’t give any money to a scumbag like that, start a Phoenix club, no debts, back in the conference in 5 years.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Sev3/6 19:02Wed Jun 3 19:02:49 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Stevenage certainly aren't in the old boys club, everyone hates us, but I would say Phil probably is a popular figure among other respectable fit for purpose chairman. That could be what he was trying to infer.

I imagine he has a lot of allies and a degree of influence.

(Could be totally wrong)

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Puds (Chuds)3/6 21:32Wed Jun 3 21:32:43 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Compared to the dodgy as fuck crook in charge of Macclesfield, he certainly will be a popular figure.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By Hitchin Callling3/6 13:21Wed Jun 3 13:21:15 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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Talking of being punished how about allow the "worse" team on the pitch a chance to avoid relegation then.
So we now also know April wages were not paid in full to at least mid May with help of a loan.Another failuire to pay wages then.If they have furloughed players even worse then a failuire to pay just 20%.

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Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SST

By jack custard. (Albert Tatlock)5/6 12:30Fri Jun 5 12:30:47 2020In response to Re: Letter from the Macclesfield SSTTop of thread

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https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/fa-fine-stevenage-pounds-25000-1265356.html#gsc.tab=0

it is not always the fault of the fans that a club gets Pariah status.


edit: we have played utter shite all season - casting aspersions on another club under the control of an owner the fans don't need or want does not change our performance.

Edited by Albert Tatlock at 12:34:06 on 5th June 2020

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