It’s not goodbye…it’s bonjour.
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As you may have seen, as AP described it, I’ve stepped away from the club and an advert has gone out advertising the position. I thought it might be a good idea to clarify the situation and to nip any rumours of a falling out in the bud. AP has been a gent throughout, and continues to be one. 
Making sure the players are looked after and refuelled sufficiently is a very important role, and currently my health is preventing me doing it to the best of my ability.  I tried my hardest, but it was too much and I was making myself worse. If I can’t do it, somebody needs to, hence the vacancy. 
I’ll continue to be involved, and will organise the players and supporters away coaches etc, so I’ll still be about, and I’ll be back properly into the fold when I’ve got my new liver and recovered from the op. 

Working for the only football club I’ve ever supported is my dream job, and it’s one I won’t give up without a fight.

Ever Forward!

Sticking around a while yet, thanks to a gift from a generous angel.
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#2

Seems a sensible decision Dave and hopefully you will be back fully fit again asap.
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#3

Good luck and all the best to you Dave. Looking forward to seeing you down at MP when safe and well, some of us need our Pepsi fix!
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#4

Ha ha I love the tin hat fans ... when their no drama ... let's make some up ...

Listen ... I take 100% reasonability for this. Dave has been struggling for a while ... I should have stepped in months and month ago ... but because 'its Dave' and Dave and Kate are close friends ... I've let Dave get worse in front of my eyes, with Dave telling me ... i'm all ok boss ... Kate smiling though gritted teeth and me giving Dave the thumbs up ... 'I know it will get better' chat ... When I've known for months and months that Dave is/ was struggling ... but ... I didn't want to have 'that chat' ... so ... let Dave plod on ... this just wound me up and wound up Dave ... as I'm not getting what I want ... and Dave isn't doing what he wanted too ...

Then God stepped in .... scared the hell out of us and Dave got rushed in to hospital ... the rest you kind of know ... Dave then wanted to come back to work ... I allowed it ... but it's not working ... Dave isn't well enough to undertake the role ... that's the blunt harsh truth. I'm not letting Dave get worse and I owe it to him, Kate and the kids to look after him, as he would put the club before his health all day every day.

So ... after last week with the players back, I had to step in ... yesterday we spoke ... and agreed he MUST get better as I want the Dave back from 12 months ago, not the one since Christmas ... I feel bad ... really bad for moaning at Dave over the past 6 months before he got taken ill ... as I was moaning to him a lot ... but I should have seen that he wasn't able and just not coping. In stead I plugged the holes adding more pressure to others within the clubs i.e. Claire. Kirsten and even Min and Grey ...

We are human and men at that ... pushing our feelings deep down ... rather then saying "I'm struggling" ... Keep talking ... it's that simple.

With the Null and Void crap ... massive losses within the club, taking Sport England grants and loans and never forget building a ground ... I didn't want to face up to the issue and Dave didn't want to pass me more issues to deal with ... Sorry bud x

Much love and yes ... He'll be back pulling pints ... he's like Peggy Mitchell ... she left the Queen Vic more then once but always came back home.

Ever forward.

AP
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(13-07-2021, 10:40 AM)Daveangel Wrote:  As you may have seen, as AP described it, I’ve stepped away from the club and an advert has gone out advertising the position. I thought it might be a good idea to clarify the situation and to nip any rumours of a falling out in the bud. AP has been a gent throughout, and continues to be one. 
Making sure the players are looked after and refuelled sufficiently is a very important role, and currently my health is preventing me doing it to the best of my ability.  I tried my hardest, but it was too much and I was making myself worse. If I can’t do it, somebody needs to, hence the vacancy. 
I’ll continue to be involved, and will organise the players and supporters away coaches etc, so I’ll still be about, and I’ll be back properly into the fold when I’ve got my new liver and recovered from the op. 

Working for the only football club I’ve ever supported is my dream job, and it’s one I won’t give up without a fight.

Ever Forward!
Good luck for getting back to health Dave  ,sorry I didn't seem very talkative at the under 23 game when I ordered my 
drink but I had one or two things on my mind?? Ho and thanks for reminding me of the s/t discount, catch you soon
Jim .(greybeard).
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#6

good on you Dougal (who knows: you might get the corner flag guarding job as well.)
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#7

All the best mate, see you soon

10 out of 10 for footballing zen
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#8

Sad to hear that you had to step down, totally understandable, health comes first.
Hope that as we get towards life being more 'normal', the Away Supporters Coach can hopefully continue.
Be good if you are able to carry on organising the coaches. Used to like reading your introductions to an away supporters coach thread. Enjoyed the interactions on the coach, you taking the money, and hearing you laugh at the back of the coach with the others. Hearing the people at the back of the coach singing, hearing there conversations is all part of the magic of away days supporting GCAFC.
Take it easy.

Andrew Adebowale, Hannah, Hoskins, Kirkup, Mainwaring, Tucker, Wollen.
 Danny ANDREW, Jake ANDREWS.
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#9

All the best Dave.
Hope to see you better and at Meadow Park very soon!
Take care!
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(13-07-2021, 12:53 PM)Andrew B Wrote:  Sad to hear that you had to step down, totally understandable, health comes first.
Hope that as we get towards life being more 'normal', the Away Supporters Coach can hopefully continue.
Be good if you are able to carry on organising the coaches. Used to like reading your introductions to an away supporters coach thread. Enjoyed the interactions on the coach, you taking the money, and hearing you laugh at the back of the coach with the others. Hearing the people at the back of the coach singing, hearing there conversations is all part of the magic of away days supporting GCAFC.
Take it easy.

I’ll be doing the players and supporters coaches straight away Andrew, so have no fear we’ll have a funbus to scouseport. Watch this space. Smile

Sticking around a while yet, thanks to a gift from a generous angel.
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