So how come a 'Stranraer fan' knows about it on 'pie and bovril'? Does this stuff really need to be fed to other clubs on social media? Great for club/team morale at this crucial stage of the season...
Fans absolutely should know about the finances at their club - after all this is our money we're talking about!
I am always quick to sing the praises of this team over the last few years, but if the price for this success has been a six-figure sum of debt, I can't say it has been worth it.
Whatever happens, I believe the club is now in trustworthy hands and we should be appreciative of that, even if/when we end up in another "Todd Lumsden" season where the club is doomed to cutting costs and fighting an impossible battle.
For the rest of the season there is not much the Rovers can do (other than hope for big crowds and sell players in January if we're lucky.) Best thing we can do for now is carry on with what we have and get on with the football.
Companies - and Rovers are a company like any other - should not have their financial affairs discussed on a public message board. All this speculation ain`t going to make the Chairman`s job any easier
Finances in football constantly get talked/speculated about. You'd have thought that after the last 5 years in Scotland that we'd have learnt that hiding the runnings and finances of clubs doesn't do anyone any good in the long run. Don't really see transparency as an evil unless you've something to hide.
The problem is that the club is now being openly discussed by people on 'Pie and Bovril' not in any way connected to Rovers. How on earth can that be helpful? Why not let the chairman get on with it?
When Andrew Dick tried to sell Cliftonhill in 2005 to pay off club debts and move in with Airdrie you were one of the most vociferous protesters amongst us David.
The argument that public knowledge will lead to headlines on the back of the Daily Record is for the birds.
The only people who care about Albion Rovers are the people who go week in week out pay there £180 season ticket or £14 a game. Spend money on 50/50 tickets, programmes, Club shop, pie shop. Compare this to the some of the shareholders who hang onto their shares for dear life contribute zero to the club in the hope that possibly maybe sometime they might get something back if the club goes bust and the ground sold.
The days of treating fans like mushrooms are numbered.
My grandfather bought one pounds worth of shares (10 at 2 shillings each) in 1919 which was quite a chunk out of a week`s wage in those days. Those passed to his elder daughter (my aunt) on his demise. Back in Robin Marwick`s day as Chairman these were transferred to me - according to the Company`s Articles of Association all share transfers have to be done via the Directors. And yes, as a life long Albion Rovers supporter - first season ticket in 1960 - ten shillings for a boy`s ticket - I will be holding on to my ten shares for `dear life` - indeed I responded positively to the Chairman`s recent letter to all Shareholders, hoping my CONTRIBUTION would help in some small way.