Amar faces the Macc fans
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.