An Open Letter to Peter Swann

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  • #215160
    BucksironBucksiron
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    Dear Peter,
    I have supported SUFC for almost 60 years and find it hard to believe the position we now find ourselves in. As someone who has always supported you – and all of the club’s previous chairmen and owners – I am writing this open letter in the hope you will listen to constructive criticism and actually do something to address our current plight.

    First, Neil Cox has to go. The excuses have run out and today’s result is just embarrassing. He simply is not up to the job. As for his replacement, this is going to be a problem not least because of your previous history with managers. Despite this there must be someone out there willing to make a name for themselves providing you let them get on with the job they need to do.

    Second, you need to show supporters that you really do care about the club. This will take time because, quite frankly, we’ve all lost any faith or trust in you. Yes, even those of us who have always supported you are now struggling to do so – it’s impossible to defend the indefensible.

    As for the money you’ve put into the club, just how much do you think a lot of supporters have contributed over a lifetime of watching the Iron? Tens of thousands of pounds, which might be pocket money for you but represents a huge financial commitment for the typical supporter. So, please don’t come out with any excuses about the money you’ve put in.

    Finally, I cannot believe you will want to be remembered as the man who took SUFC out of the league. People have incredibly long memories – plenty of the older supporters will remember how the club sold Barrie Thomas and almost certainly denied our making the top-flight for the only time in our history. That’s bad enough, but just imagine if you go down as the man who took us down and out of the league all together. You would never be forgiven, I assure you, by me or any other fan for as long as we live.

    SUFC fans deserve better than this.

    Bucksiron

    #215161
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Pretty sure the club still have a postal address. Why the need to post it anonymously on here? Really about ‘me me me’ isn’t it.

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    #215162
    XxxXxx
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    You are right l have watched that today torn apart is this part of the plan

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    XxxXxx
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    Pretty sure the club still have a postal address. Why the need to post it anonymously on here? Really about ‘me me me’ isn’t it.

    Not now

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    #215164
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    I’ll tell you what Bucks, you’ve sone bloody nerve coming out with this after all the crap you’ve dished out to anyone who dare criticise the owner and Board over the last few years. ‘Moaners and groaners’ wasn’t it. Oh but it’s okay for everyone moan now because you are. Your arrogance is on par with the owners.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    I’ll tell you what Bucks, you’ve sone bloody nerve coming out with this after all the crap you’ve dished out to anyone who dare criticise the owner and Board over the last few years. ‘Moaners and groaners’ wasn’t it. Oh but it’s okay for everyone to moan now because you are. Your arrogance is on par with the owners.

    #215166
    harrismrh4marty303
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    Peter tell the fan how much you want for the sale of the club. Also what the buyers will get.
    It’s time for you to go

    #215167
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    As above!

    #215169
    alcazaralcazar
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    Deerey, the guy has seen the light.
    It’s taken a looong time, but he has.
    Cut him a bit of slack, eh?

    If I never forgave anyone on here for stuff said to, and about, me, I’d just have to walk away.

    We all make mistakes, even me🙂

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    #215170
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Your choice. Makes my piss boil

    #215172
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    I’ll tell you what Mr DM go to a game now and then otherwise as you said to me fo

    #215177
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    I go to enough games and have done for 55 years. You are a troll. You contribute nothing constructive to anything on here. Stop trolling me and others and contribute something useful.

    #215180
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    So when was your last game im sure you will lie

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    Yossarian LivesYossarian Lives
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    Deirdre only goes to games when heather lets him out the shed

    #215184
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Hope you’ve sent at least one copy to the club and the chairman Bucks!

    I’d hate to think your epistle is for our eyes only.

    After all Peter reads and replies to every email and letter personally, doesn’t he Alcy?

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    #215287
    FerriteFerrite
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    Well said Bucks, reminds me of the regretful words of more than a few leave-voters in recent months. Happy to have you on our side of the fence now, hopefully we can make a difference.

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    #215302
    HeathHeath
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    Number 1 on Swann’s agenda for Monday morning. Read the open letter from Bucks, bound to be the final straw that prompts Swann into immediate action.

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    #215304
    PaulSanfran49
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    The issue is VANITY !

    Mr Swann will not put the club up for sale because he is scared that someone will actually make it a success. Will get the fans back, lapsed season ticket sales on the increase. And restore a family club attitude.

    #215352
    BucksironBucksiron
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    Entirely predictable responses from the usual suspects. I’m not going to apologise for calling out the moaners and groaners. If all you ever do is moan and groan about anything and everything, as a number on this board have done since the days of Wharton then why should anyone take you seriously.

    As for this being about “me, me, me”, what a ridiculous comment. It has nothing whatever to do with me and everything to do with MY club, just as it has to do with YOUR club. SUFC “belongs” to all of us who support it.

    I always have and always will support the chairman and owner of my club for as long as I feel able to do so. I no longer feel able to support Peter Swann, which I find extremely sad, though I will happily do so again if he is willing to turn things around.

    Unless and until Cox goes, however, that seems unlikely.

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    I am not going to cast aspersions of vanity, but I can understand why the posting style has irritated some. Swann is going to pay no more attention to you than anyone else. I don’t see why your feelings couldn’t be summed up in response to the other threads set up on this topic, with less of a focus on your voice. It may not have been your intention, but it can easily be perceived as such. This isn’t meant to be an attack, just a pointer.

    That said, I am not sure the 99% wanting a pat on the back for being right is any better. What matters most now is pushing for the club to move in the right direction and I am more convinced than ever that this means finding an alternative to Swann.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Oh it was his intention right enough BRI, as usual you are far too generous.

    #215371
    PaulSanfran49
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    But BRI you can look as much as you want but if he doesn’t want to sell he won’t.

    And the word vanity does sum him up, he will not want someone else to succeed. If he did then the announcement would be made and the agents board would be at the front gate.

    Seems no one from the Swann household could make it to Harrogate, today the minimum should have been a statement of apology – not going to happen is it.

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    It has nothing whatever to do with me and everything to do with MY club

    So have you sent a copy to the club/chairman?

    A one word answer is fine.

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    Sanfran, my talk of vanity was referring to the claims against Bucks’s open letter on here being a self-aggrandising act. I very much think that Swann is vain.

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    #215449
    FerriteFerrite
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    Entirely predictable responses from the usual suspects. I’m not going to apologise for calling out the moaners and groaners. If all you ever do is moan and groan about anything and everything, as a number on this board have done since the days of Wharton then why should anyone take you seriously.

    Hi Bucks, as judge & jury of what is acceptable and not when it comes to backing the owner, could you let us all know exactly how much we should put up with until we no longer back the owner?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #215457
    HeathHeath
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    The fact is that Bucks suddenly jumps in with his “open letter” like Rik Mayall as Lord Flasheart having hardly made a single post on this forum for the last 18 months, he had seen the light!!

    Look at me, me, me all the way.

    And he is still having a go at posters for reaching the same conclusion about Swann at least 3 years before he has suddenly seen the light. Extreme vanity!!!

    Same question ad NI. Have you sent the letter to Swann?

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    I’m quite keen to know where this line is too. Will you be wearing anything distinguishable on it Bucks so I can clearly see you to ask if a new moan or groan is permissible? Could do with some identification because we don’t hear from you all season and then an open letter followed by head beatings come all at once.

    #215459
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Maybe dressed like John Simpson entering Kabul flanked by admiring locals?

    #215482
    SideriteSiderite
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    I am glad to see that Bucksiron now hates Peter Swann for his wealth, just like the rest of us. :-)

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    Has this pillock lost his mirror?

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