I think any proactivity relates to the club being skint, in which case its actually reactivity.Taunton Iron Cider wrote: March 10th, 2023, 10:19 am
Events would suggest that the Board is already divided in respect of JP’s involvement, which I suspect is partly because of an inbuilt resistance to change, partly because they don’t want to see their present roles threatened, and partly because they are followers not leaders. For now, it looks as though the more proactive and visionary element hold sway and that is to be welcomed, but at the end of the day any decision on change will be that of all Trust members should a formal proposal ever see the light of day.
With the secret society that runs our Club I won’t be holding my breath.
They've all been ticking along whilst the Cup run money was rolling in and would probably still be doing so if the Cup runs and money had continued to flow.
Edit: just to add some context to the impact and significance of cup runs, this is an extract from a BBC report just after we lost to Spurs in the 2018 FA Cup replay:
Newport County expect their FA Cup run to add around £900,000 to their income for the season.
County held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at Rodney Parade before losing 2-0 in the replay at Wembley in front of almost 40,000 fans.
County will earn over £1m this season thanks to TV revenues from their cup run, gate receipts and a 15% sell-on clause for former midfielder Lee Evans.
The Exiles reached the fourth round for the first time since 1979.
"We turnover £2.2m, the cup run will probably bring in around £900,000 for us," CEO Alex Tunbridge said on BT Sport's TV coverage of the game.
"That's nearly 50% of our overall turnover. The club has only been in the Football League for four years and the infrastructure is probably not where it needs to be compared to some other clubs."