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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman 18:07 - Nov 14 with 25352 viewsDarran

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A Statement From Phil Sumbler Re: Supporters Trust 14th Nov 2017 18:00
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I have stood down from my position as Chair of the Swans Trust. 0


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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:08 - Nov 14 with 5414 viewsDarran

It’s a very sad day.

Thank you for everything you’ve done Phil and may I take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the future.

Your friend Darran.
XXX

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:08 - Nov 14 with 5413 viewsA_Fans_Dad

Does he say why?
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:15 - Nov 14 with 5337 viewsDarran

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:08 - Nov 14 by A_Fans_Dad

Does he say why?


Read it.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:20 - Nov 14 with 5267 viewsDan_Swan

Phil,

Thank you for all of your efforts over the years with the Trust. I am hopeful that it has not had an effect on a personal level.

I've done various committee stints and know from experience its a thankless task. I wish you all the very best for the future!

Still following Dr's orders!

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:21 - Nov 14 with 5254 viewsDwightYorkeSuperstar

I appreciate the time he put in.

It is quite astonishing that a bunch of relative nobodies on an internet forum and I am sure some others who read the statement accompanying the voting papers could see that this situation was going to occur, where the deal would not go ahead smoothly and the people who betrayed them before would try and screw them over again.

Why people at The Trust couldn't see this or decided it was an appropriate risk to take when they tried to influence the vote towards their intended result us disgraceful.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:22 - Nov 14 with 5239 viewsVetchfielder

I'm struggling to come up with the right words for this.

I admit to being a bit of an emotional softy but that statement literally brought a tear to my eye.

Top bloke, brilliant Chairman , and principled enough to resign when it looks like the rest aren't on the same page.

I'll say what I said to Matt. I didn't agree with your stance on the litigation/share sale vote but still voted for you and would do so again.

A bad day for us all Phil.

YJB

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:23 - Nov 14 with 5215 viewslonglostjack

Nerdy comment but time to merge the threads Mods

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:24 - Nov 14 with 5202 viewsairedale

Thank you very much Phil, for your precious time and commitment.
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:24 - Nov 14 with 5189 viewstrampie

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:08 - Nov 14 by Darran

It’s a very sad day.

Thank you for everything you’ve done Phil and may I take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the future.

Your friend Darran.
XXX


How unusual to see XXX in such a post.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:25 - Nov 14 with 5171 viewsMattG

I wasn't on the Board for long but it was clear just how much time and energy Phil put into his role. He will be sorely missed.
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:27 - Nov 14 with 5145 viewsDarran

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:25 - Nov 14 by MattG

I wasn't on the Board for long but it was clear just how much time and energy Phil put into his role. He will be sorely missed.


Well said Matt.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:28 - Nov 14 with 5122 viewsLandore_Jack

So the Club continue to shaft the Trust by changing the deal.
[Post edited 14 Nov 2017 18:33]

#backtojack

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:30 - Nov 14 with 5071 viewsDarran

A man of integrity.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:34 - Nov 14 with 4991 viewsOldjack

Quote ..Since the deal was approved by an overwhelming majority we have worked to try and pull that deal through to fruition. However, some of the detail provided has placed me in a position where it is not a deal that I – as a Trust member – am comfortable with and it is my personal belief that it placed the Trust in a positon where the working relationship with the majority owners had broken down

So basically they've moved the goal posts ,and trying to stitch up the trust yet again .
Sadly you and the rest of the Trust were always on a loser with those rats at the helm .

All the best Phil

Prosser the Tosser dwells on Phil's bum hole like a rusty old hemorrhoid ,fact You Greedy Bastards Get Out Of OUR Club!

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:36 - Nov 14 with 4962 viewsDwightYorkeSuperstar

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:34 - Nov 14 by Oldjack

Quote ..Since the deal was approved by an overwhelming majority we have worked to try and pull that deal through to fruition. However, some of the detail provided has placed me in a position where it is not a deal that I – as a Trust member – am comfortable with and it is my personal belief that it placed the Trust in a positon where the working relationship with the majority owners had broken down

So basically they've moved the goal posts ,and trying to stitch up the trust yet again .
Sadly you and the rest of the Trust were always on a loser with those rats at the helm .

All the best Phil


Correct, Alan, and it appears some are willing to let them shift the goalposts and haven't had the decency to inform their members about the change in the deal. If there's any truth to this, you have to start comparing their behaviour to the that of the sellouts when the initial betrayal happened.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:37 - Nov 14 with 4965 viewsJoe_bradshaw

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:28 - Nov 14 by Landore_Jack

So the Club continue to shaft the Trust by changing the deal.
[Post edited 14 Nov 2017 18:33]


In which case the Trust has to go back to the membership surely?

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:37 - Nov 14 with 4956 viewsNeathJack

Thank you for all your hard work Phil and your principled stance.

Now serious questions need to be asked of what direction the remaining board members are steering the Trust in given that it has resulted in both Phil and Matt feeling they had no option to resign.

I see that Trust Statement says:

"Discussions are continuing on the detailed aspects of the deal and whilst these have highlighted some areas of concern, the majority view of your Trust Board is that we should continue these discussions with a view to finalising the detail as soon as possible. As discussions are ongoing between our respective legal teams it is not possible to give more detail at this point. However we do feel there remains scope to agree a way forward and believe that matters will be progressed quickly, but if any of the terms of the final offer differ from the detail as previously provided for the members consultation, then we will conduct a further consultation with you, our members."

Sorry but, "it is not possible to give more detail at this point" is not good enough.
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:40 - Nov 14 with 4899 viewslonglostjack

If as it appears, they've moved the goalposts, the Trust Board has to ballot their members again. As perverse as it might sound - now is the time to join the Trust and call for a vote. I'll be renewing tonight and will be bloody making my feelings felt.
[Post edited 14 Nov 2017 18:41]

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:40 - Nov 14 with 4894 viewsItchySphincter

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:36 - Nov 14 by DwightYorkeSuperstar

Correct, Alan, and it appears some are willing to let them shift the goalposts and haven't had the decency to inform their members about the change in the deal. If there's any truth to this, you have to start comparing their behaviour to the that of the sellouts when the initial betrayal happened.


Over to Andrew Godden again then.

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:41 - Nov 14 with 4883 viewsLandore_Jack

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:37 - Nov 14 by Joe_bradshaw

In which case the Trust has to go back to the membership surely?


Yep, why arent the members being consulted? I am sure many would change their minds since it is not the deal they voted for.

#backtojack

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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:42 - Nov 14 with 4865 viewsAguycalledJack

What’s to discuss?

When we had the vote to sell shares it appeared that terms had been agreed hence the vote.

What’s changed?

Interesting that this happens the week Kaplan flew in.
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:50 - Nov 14 with 4712 viewsdonkonky

Thank you Phil for representing the Trust with such dignity and honesty. Just wish I could say the same about the low life who you had to deal with. They will never be a Jack.
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:50 - Nov 14 with 4708 viewsMattG

Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:40 - Nov 14 by longlostjack

If as it appears, they've moved the goalposts, the Trust Board has to ballot their members again. As perverse as it might sound - now is the time to join the Trust and call for a vote. I'll be renewing tonight and will be bloody making my feelings felt.
[Post edited 14 Nov 2017 18:41]


For what it's worth, I endorse this post.
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:51 - Nov 14 with 4688 viewsWatchman

Thank you Phil amazing job and make sure you enjoy the time with your family
and EGM has to be called if not then people will know all they need to know about why the Trust 'advised' 'shoehorned' membership into voting one way

Money corrupts and empty greedy people leech off the club on and off the field
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Phil Sumbler Resigns as Trust Chairman on 18:52 - Nov 14 with 4677 viewsjackportis

so What happens to this site?

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