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27 October 2017

Following the press release yesterday evening from Mr Graham Burnard and the subsequent statement by the Board of Directors of Morecambe Football Club Ltd, a meeting was held at the Globe Arena this morning to discuss the club's current situation.

G50 was represented by Mr Graham Burnard and Mr Jordan Burnard. Morecambe Football Club was represented by directors Mr Rod Taylor and Mr Graham Howse.

It was a full and frank meeting where it became apparent that all parties were committed to working for a common goal; the good of the football club.

It was also observed that yesterday's press releases were the result of a lack of communication and understanding by the two parties. These issues were fully addressed this morning and resolved.

Mr Graham Burnard conceded that his statement yesterday was made slightly in haste.

The planned meeting with the Board and G50 will go ahead as scheduled on Wednesday, November 1st. The agenda for this meeting will include the offer for the club that Graham Burnard has brought forward together with other offers under consideration by the football club.

In consideration of the progress made at this morning's meeting it was felt there was no need for the press conference next week that was mentioned previously. Both Radio Lancashire and The Bay have interviewed both Rod Taylor and Graham Burnard on the issues surrounding the need to have today's meeting.

There has been speculation circulating about the possible non-payment of staff wages today but we can confirm that all employees' wages were paid today, 28/10/17, as due. This was achieved by the work put in over the past two days by the directors and the financial support of some members of the current Board.

It has been a tough 12 months but, through adversity, we have come out of this wiser and stronger together.

We are all committed to sustaining Morecambe FC going forward and are proud of our record of membership of the EFL for our eleventh season at this level. We are are passionate about our community football club, as our supporters are, and we will strive to build on what we have and move the club forward.

We have two massive games ahead of us, Forest Green Rovers away tomorrow and Hartlepool United at home in the Emirates FA Cup next Saturday (November 4th). I would urge anyone who has an association with the Shrimps to come and support Jim Bentley and the team on the pitch at the cup game.

Please play your part in creating a great atmosphere at the Globe Arena, we are stronger together.

Rod Taylor

Director, Morecambe FC

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