Trust Statement

Wednesday, 10 October 2001, 0:01
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Fans unite to call a halt to sackings

The Supporters Trust today called on Tony Petty to put a stop to the round of sackings currently under way at the Vetch. They have asked for an early meeting with the new owners so that the Trust and other influential fans and fans groups can hear first hand exactly what the new owners are planning.

Trust spokesman Leigh Dineen said “We formed the Trust to represent Swansea City fans, bring the club closer to the community and secure Professional football in Swansea. The news from the Vetch today is very worrying. Mr Petty has launched a cull on staff and with our present position in the League this is a recipe for conference football”.

“I have been inundated with calls today from worried supporters wanting to know what’s going on. This is not just from the Trust members but from a range of Swans supporters – so I think I’m speaking on behalf of them all”

“Mr Petty has been with us for less than a week. For all we know he could be gone again in six weeks and we’ll be left to pick up the pieces. We’d like him to explain what’s going on and what he plans to do to secure the club’s future. Until he does, we ask that he stops dismantling the team in what we see as a knee jerk reaction to cutting the clubs budgets. We need answers now and not when we are staring Non league football in the face. If he doesn’t want to do that then, as an alternative, we’ll be happy to buy the club off him and sort it out for ourselves”.

The Supporters Trust was launched just weeks ago and has already passed the 500 membership mark. It is a formally constituted democratic trust along the same lines as those that own and control Chesterfield and Lincoln Football Clubs.

 

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