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Fans – Board Communications Committee

23 September 2016

Feedback from the latest meeting held on Thursday 22/9/16.

The Club repeated that there were still on-going discussions regarding the sale of the Club with interested parties. Negotiations were now at a very advanced stage. Things had moved on and it was hoped the Club would be able make an announcement soon. Once the Club was in a position to do so, any such announcements would be made on the Club website, news media channels and through the Press Officer. It was not planned to contact individual shareholders as the sale of the shares would be from the current Chairman as majority shareholder to a potential new owner. The specifics of the actual transfer would remain private as there was no obligation for particular details to be divulged.

The Club stated that they had been concerned about some of the negative posts on social media. The Club stressed that they had to respond to potential investors when they raised these negativities. The Club believed that it was irresponsible of individuals and did not help the Club in its efforts to raise new investment.

The Club explained that the Manager had worked hard within the playing staff budget to bring in new players. Though transfer business had now been concluded until the next transfer window there was a possibility that if new investment could be obtained before the January window then the Manager might be given a further budget to bring in additional signings.

The Club said that the changes made to the JPT competition had meant a new set up that provided the potential for a number of games. Initial response had been quiet but it was hoped that it would generate some interest in the upcoming fixtures.

The Club advised that the proposal for a 5 tier League Football League System was an idea that would be put for formal consultation to the clubs within the EFL, this was an on-going process.

The suggested names for the Globe Arena Bar & Grill and the Club Shop had been narrowed down to the 3 best for each and the Board had given approval for the names to be changed to Legends Bar and Shrimps Store. MFC memorabilia was being gathered with a view to a tasteful display of that memorabilia in the Legends Bar.

The Club explained that the Club Academy, under the supervision of Stewart Drummond, was looking at the feasibility of moving from the current Level 4 status up to Level 3. If this could be achieved it would improve the standard of the Academy and improve its financial viability. The Club would be looking for an education provider to sponsor the Academy.

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