Following the leagues decision to split the first division into two we were not happy with having only 18 clubs but the Football Association intend to increase this to 20 then to 22 asap (by 2010/2011 season). but further restructuring of steps 5 & 6 and other movements may mean it can be done earlier. A case of suck it and see.
The league are to implement a 42 league game structure for the coming season with both divisions of 18 playing 34 games and the balance by splitting each division again into nine geographical clubs playing 4 home and 4 away games. and will be implemented as part of the playing season not at the end or by splitting the league at any point during the season.
By increasing the home fixtures to 21 from the original 17 has eliviated some of the fears we had of financial shortfalls and has allowed us plan somewhat better. By not accepting the plan would have created further uncertainty of where the league would be in the grand scheme of things.
I can announce that we have had very favourable responce with the DVD sale bringing in a good revenue.
More information reguarding the Share issue will be available in my next bullitin.
We have received a large list of quality applicants for the post of First Team Manager as you would expect for a club of the stature of Mossley AFC and are currently interviewing for who we feel to be the best person for the position of Manager a decison of which is not being taken lightly. We hope to be able to announce the appointment within the very near future.
We are actively looking for sponsors for the forthcoming season and have produced a leaflet of our comprehensive list of sponsorship opportunities and are available from myself or any of the other new Directors. Special thanks to Nigel Whittaker and Ian Furness for taking on a task to source programme sponsorship of the Club.
Special thanks to Stuart (Dydo) for starting up the Supporters Club and I hope that you show Him the same support as you have shown us. You all are aware of the benifit a Well run and supported Supporters Club can do for a Football Club and the VITAL funds it can provide. So i ask for you to help in anyway you can.
The Annual Sponsored Walk takes place on Sunday 1st of July again raising valuable funds for the Club if you are interested any way please post a response above. See Forkervison for the evidence of effort many people have done over the years
Working parties are required throughout the summer around the ground again if you can help in anyway please post a response above.
and not forgetting the Quiz night on Thursday 21st of June in the social Club.
Thanks for your support and patience
David Buckley (Mossley AFC Secretary)