Registered On: December 24, 2013
I completely agree, but we have to be realistic and pragmatic about what we can do about things. Moaning and groaning might make people feel better but in reality will achieve nothing.
Swann isn’t going anywhere, in which case we have to do whatever we can to hold him to account while he’s in charge. Protests are all fine but not everyone can get involved or necessarily wants to do so.
What we can do is let the media know how we feel and the most organised and best way to do this will be by releasing the results of the poll carried out on this board. The numbers who have voted make this a statistically significant sample and the fact it’s from the supporter base makes it highly representative. Whatever Swann might try to do to rubbish the findings the fact is he would not be able to do so with any validity.
As things stand only 13% of fans currently support Peter Swann as chairman, 63% do not support him and 24% are undecided. These are damning numbers.
In addition, almost half of our fans (47%) say they will not be returning to watch the club when restrictions are lifted. Given the importance of attendances for lower league clubs these are worrying numbers for any chairman, even if they claim otherwise.
I suggest that SST releases these percentages to the local media, including Humberside. They are factual and conclusive. I also suggest that the poll be repeated, say, every three months from now on as a way of measuring supporters’ views on Swann’s running of the club. If things improve then this would be reflected in the findings, otherwise they will continue to be bad.
Either way Peter Swann will have a very clear view of how we, the supporters really feel about what he is doing; and most importantly, in a way that he wouldn’t be able to argue with no matter how hard he might try to do so.