What is happening at our club? – weekly update

Not a great deal has happened on the surface but we imagine that there are a lot of wheels turning in the background for good or for ill.

New owner Paul Elliott has replied to CAST's request for a meeting and says he will be in touch with us to make arrangements "once we get approval from the EFL on the takeover".

He continues: "I know given the recent problems some will approach my purchase of East Street Investments with scepticism but I'm hoping over the next few months my actions, rather than my words, will show my commitment to the club. I have already put money into the club to help with the running costs and I've told senior people at the club that every staff member will be getting paid at the end of each month, so they no longer need to worry about the possibility of that not happening".

The club website still lists Tahnoon Nimer, Marian Mihail and Claudiu Florica as directors.

Marian Mihail has informed us that a meeting with the EFL to discuss the misconduct investigation which was due to be held this week has been postponed "until further notice".

CAST wrote this week to the EFL urging them to punish the individuals concerned in any misconduct rather than take sanctions against the club: Our letter is here.


Meanwhile Peter Varney tweeted as follows on Wednesday:

"Andrew Barclay and I had further constructive talks with Paul Elliott and Chris Farnell today and are considering their position further. Both sides have agreed to maintain an ongoing dialogue in the best interests of the football club"

The Evening Standard published an article on Friday about Roland Duchatelet's role in the club's future. It doesn't really tell us anything we don't already know.



On Monday the club announced arrangements for supporters to process any money due to them for tickets for matches which will now be held behind closed doors. As well as a refund option and a credit against future tickets there was the opportunity to purchase a streaming service of the games through Valley Pass. It soon became apparent that an under 18 season ticket holder would not have sufficient credit to buy access to games that s/he had already purchased in her/his season ticket. CAST has been in contact with the club to try to resolve this for under 18s who do not live with another season ticket holder. If you are in this position please let us know at secretary@castrust.org

And, on Saturday, there is a game against Hull City:



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