The following statement has been shared by the Glovers Trust ahead of the supporters meeting at Johnson Park tomorrow.

The main points are:

  • The Club have made it clear they won’t attend as the event is not at Huish Park.
    • The Club have explained to the Gloverscast that they were committed to hosting the meeting at Huish Park and agreed that it would be attended by Stuart Robins and Martyn Starnes. We also understand the Glovers Trust booked Johnson Park after waiting for a response to confirm the club would host. The club made it clear they would not attend if the meeting was not at Huish Park.
  • Members of Somerset Council will be in attendance.
  • The bar opens at 6pm and the meeting begins at 7pm.

A reminder that the supporters meeting organised by the Glovers Trust will take place tomorrow a Yeovil Sports and Social Club Johnson Park, BA21 3DY.

The meeting will be streamed on Zoom, hosted by Gloverscast. However to ensure ease of participation (as hybrid meetings pose their own challenges) we would ask supporters to attend in person, arriving in good time, if at all possible.

The social club has said they will open the bar from 18:00. The meeting will start at 19:00.

Somerset Council have been contacted and invited to send representatives to the meeting and we understand that some are due to attend. Members of the press have been invited and have indicated their attendance where possible.

Supporters clubs have been invited and we understand the majority are attending.

The Glovers Trust understand that no representative from the club will attend the meeting as the club has made it clear that on principle representatives are only prepared to attend meetings about the club that are held at Huish Park. We note that wasn’t the case in the 90s when the then Mecca Bingo hosted a supporters meeting.

Given the current state of the club and the need for clear communication we find it extraordinary that the club would use this “principle” as a means of avoiding a key meeting with supporters that they delayed for over 100 days before the SU Glovers announcement. We urge Directors of the club to reconsider and attend the meeting tomorrow. No response to our invitation has been received from Mr Priestnall.

However, we as supporters can use the meeting to join together to make our voices heard and draw up our own plan of action for the short and long term.

The Glovers Trust


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Steven.archibald
11 months ago

Can we not rearrange for Huish Park.. I know short notice but surely the best thing to do so all interested parties can be involved?

SheFellOver
11 months ago

Yes, move the venue to Huish Park

Gordon Avery
11 months ago
Reply to  SheFellOver

Would seem sense to have meeting at Huish Park. The Club would have no excuse, not to attend in such circumstances.

P moon
11 months ago
Reply to  Gordon Avery

Peter Moon l agrre that if the meeting w as at Huishpark or elsewhere/ directors have no excuse for not attending I and my son attended the meeting at the mecca, years ago If they have any respect for the club or any interest in its future they should be prepared to come any meeting if not then the fans can make their own judgement of where theyr interests really rely

martin drew
11 months ago

will you get all the answers if its not reorganised

Steven.archibald
11 months ago
Reply to  martin drew

I don’t think you will get any answers, it will turn into one big moaning session with rumours galore, nobody will be any the wiser if there is no YTFC attendance. So fairly pointless..

Simon Thornley
11 months ago

I’ve seen nothing quite so demonstrative of the club hierarchy’s views of the supporters than this made up rule about where they will meet. Moving the meeting would just lead to another delay/excuse.

Andy Pandy
11 months ago

The club should have offered to hold a meeting. They didn’t, and that’s why it’s being held elsewhere. The supporters are doing the right thing. The club is not.

Steve
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy Pandy

Absolutely.!!

Andy Pandy
11 months ago
Reply to  Ian Perkins

The timeline in bullet point 2 is not clear. It is not clear when the decisions and statements were made in relation to each other. Actually, several things are not clear in bullet point 2.

(i) “The Club have explained to the Gloverscast that they were committed to hosting the meeting at Huish Park and agreed that it would be attended by Stuart Robins and Martyn Starnes.”

Committed? What does that mean exactly?
Did they actually publicly announce a meeting?
Or did they commit to the Glovers Trust that there would be a meeting and give a date for one or a rough estimate of a date?
Or did they just say to the Glovers Trust that the club were “committed” to having a meeting at some unspecified point in the future but not actually arrange one?
Or did they just say (after the Johnson park meeting had been announced) to Gloverscast that the club were “committed” to having one at some unspecified point in the future?  
And who was it that the club agreed with that the meeting would be attended by Stuart Robins and Martyn Starnes? Themselves? Glovers Trust?

(ii) “We also understand the Glovers Trust booked Johnson Park after waiting for a response to confirm the club would host.”

Did the Glovers Trust book Johnson Park after they had got a response from the club that the club would host a meeting (was a date given)?
Or did the Glovers Trust wait but not actually get a response from the club so decided to book Johnson Park?

(iii) The club made it clear they would not attend if the meeting was not at Huish Park.
Made it clear to who exactly? (Glovers Trust? Glovercast?)
And when exactly did they “make it clear”? Date or timeline, please.

Andy Pandy
11 months ago
Reply to  Ian Perkins

Thanks for that, Ian.