Board meeting: Thursday 22nd November, 7:30pm, Boston SRC
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Press Release - 22/08/07
Date: 22nd August 2005
From: Mark Isaac, Founder Member of the Feasibility Study Group for the Inception of a Boston United Supporters’ Trust
In response to Jon Sotnick’s recent press release:
“The recent sabre-rattling by Jon Sotnick, Chairman of Boston United, has concerned a significant number supporters of the club.
“According to Jon Sotnick and the Lavaflow consortium, they need to get planning agreement for their ambitious plans to concrete over the York Street ground, and with the capital receipt from the sale, build a new out of town stadium and pay off all current creditors.
“However, despite many pleas by supporters for more detailed information of the plans, the costs and how much the club would need to borrow and over what period of time, very little has been forthcoming”.
“The recent and rather precipitous announcement by the Chairman makes one wonder whether the Lavaflow consortium is getting cold feet about the amount of money it is investing in Boston United with still no sign of any return on the horizon”.
“Significantly, supporters only found out very recently why there was a limitation on developing the York Street end of the ground owing to a mains sewer running through the car park. This information had been known by directors at Boston United for some time but noone had thought to share this with supporters”.
Mr Isaac said he was quite simply astounded that Jon Sotnick hoped to get Boston United Supporters’ Association (BUSA) to orchestrate a 'Say Yes to Planning' campaign, when BUSA itself seems to be completely divided on the matter.
“I can empathise very strongly with Dale Allitt and the very difficult position he must be in presently. But if BUSA can’t make up its mind, and it has a member on the Board of Boston United, how can we the supporters and the lifeblood of the club, possibly support the plans for relocation?”.
“In my personal view the reluctance of Jon Sotnick to answer these important questions, and dispel the mistrust that some fans feel by revealing the compostion of Lavaflow Ltd, is very disappointing.
There have been numerous changes to the membership of Lavaflow Ltd and the timings seem curious. Work is therefore ongoing into listing the past and current membership and shareholdings of the Consortium, whom, we have been told by Jon Sotnick, are football-loving investors, just to make sure there are no more surprises round the corner”.