Group calls on fans to make up minds
Consortium members John Neill and Colin Rowley yesterday (Tuesday) hit back at CouncillorThomson, accusing him of “petty and personal attacks”.
In a statement issued to the Observer in response to CouncillorThomson’s remarks, they say they and their supporters have been the target of personal attacks.
And they are angry that at a meeting with fans to discuss the offer on June 27 at the Golden Lion, disparaging remarks were made to a female fan who backed them.
The statement, which quotes Albert Einstein, adds: “We don’t understand why Mr Thomson continually resorts to petty personal attacks, whilst he conveniently airbrushes Mr Rowley’s lifelong association with the club.
“It seems rather disrespectful and petty. Mr Neill is passionate about football, and in recent months, has been impressed by the generosity of spirit within the club support.
“It is this sense of inclusiveness and community that make Stirling Albion an attractive club to invest in.
“There appears to be a notion that unless you were there at the beginning of the club’s troubles, you cannot help and you are not welcome.
“With this attitude no club nor business would ever grow or flourish. We therefore believe it is time that these old fashioned and negative views need challenged and refreshed.
“The consortium offer has been made, in part, to resolve the historical problems and cannot be attributed as the cause.
“Perhaps there are some who see our ambitious target-driven approach as being at odds with those who would prefer part time second division football.
“Members of the consortium and our supporters have had to endure personal attacks and, at a recent Q&A, disrespectful remarks were made to a female fan in the crowd who was voicing support of our offer.
“These views reinforce our view that change is long overdue whether it is in favour of our offer or another.
“The debate regarding the investment seems to be a clear choice between those who feel no change is necessary and those who do.
“Einstein was credited with the quote -`The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.’”
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