Amar faces the Macc fans

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

CLUB owner Amar Alka­dhi was put through a grilling by Macc Town sup­port­ers at last week’s fan fo­rum.

It was the first time in years that he had an­swered ques­tions put to him by Silk­men sup­port­ers and one of his first state­ments was to ad­mit he made the wrong call in ap­point­ing Steve King as man­ager.

“It was a judg­ment call and it was the wrong call, a gam­ble that didn’t work,” he told the assem­bly in the McIl­roy Suite last week.

Alka­dhi, pic­tured, was joined on the top ta­ble by man­age­ment com­mit­tee leader Mark Blower, sta­dium man­ager Dave Towns and first-team boss John Askey for a Q&A ses­sion on a range of topics.

Mr Blower be­gan by out­lin­ing his plans to get the club back on a sus­tain­able, level foot­ing and that they are cur­rently run­ning to a busi­ness plan that means the owner won’t have to in­vest more fund­ing in the im­me­di­ate-ton­ear fu­ture.

Mr Alka­dhi stated that he’s com­fort­able with the com­mit­tee’s abil­ity to run the club and in­sisted that he has no in­ten­tion of in­ter­fer­ing with the dayto-day run­ning at the Moss Rose.

When asked about the pos­si­bil­ity of Macc re­lo­cat­ing he de­scribed the chances as an ‘out­side pos­si­bil­ity’ but added that it would most likely be a de­ci­sion taken by Cheshire East Coun­cil.

One of the big­gest is­sues to arise was the club’s new ven­ture, in which Stoke City’s Un­der-21 team are to use the Moss Rose as a base for their home games, which is ex­pected to gen­er­ate much-needed in­come as well as the in­creased like­li­hood of Askey be­ing able to loan fringe play­ers from the Pre­mier League club.

Mr Towns said that the club is grate­ful for the vol­un­teers that have kept the club go­ing, but added that they will be look­ing to in­crease the num­ber of helpers as soon as pos­si­ble.

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