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Club Statement

22 December 2016

Following today’s Board meeting the Directors of Morecambe Football Club present would like to make the following statement:

Late yesterday, Wednesday 21st December, we as a Board became aware, Ali Abdulrahman Al Hashemi had tendered his resignation as Co Chairman and Director, effective as of Sunday 20th November 2016. 

Those present today would like to go on record to thank Mr Al Hashemi for his regrettably short tenure and wish him every success in the future.

The Board remains extremely concerned at the current state of affairs, as the current majority shareholder, Mr Diego Lemos, has failed to deliver on promised investment.
 
Communication with Mr Lemos continues to be difficult and he has now been out of the country since Thursday 17th November. 

As a Board we understand the criticism levelled at us for the lack of communication and rumours that naturally follow. There are legal issues that need to be resolved before the complete story can be told but once these issues are resolved the Board would wish to provide further clarification.
 
The Board members who met today are united in their resolve to find solutions to the many problems facing Morecambe Football Club as a direct result of Mr Lemos’ continuing absence and his failure to deliver promised funding.

We are extremely conscious of our responsibilities to our loyal and valued staff, players and fans and we look forward to working with all stakeholders in order to achieve a positive resolution in the New Year.

We would finally ask all ‘shrimps’ fans and indeed the football fans of the town and wider community to please come and support Jim Bentley, the players and staff on Monday 2nd January v Crewe, 3pm kick off.

Board Members present today:

David Brockbank
Mark Dixon
Michael Hinchcliffe
Graham Howse
Peter McGuigan
Rod Taylor 

Gary Taylor was not in attendance but seen and approved this statement.

There will be no further comment from the Club today but we will be speaking to all press outlets with a view to arranging interviews with available Board members between Xmas and the New Year.