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 Post subject: Re: Wrexham Back From The Brink
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:46 pm 
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WREXHAM manager Dean Saunders has described a leaked e-mail that anticipates his resignation as a “hand grenade”

The offending message by Wrexham Supporters Trust board member Rob Parry is contained in a series of exchanges that hint at tension between Trust chief executive Richard Green and the club’s current chief executive, Jon Harris.

Parry writes: “Richard, the one thing which is crystal clear is that you working with JH (Jon Harris) will be difficult.. I am the master of understatement.

“I suspect we should expect DS (Dean Saunders) to resign or threaten... the team’s form isn’t our ally here!!!”


Saunders, whose team are currently joint top of the Blue Square Bet Premier League after winning three and drawing one of their four games to date, expressed his disappointment with the comment but claimed it was not representative of the club’s wider fan-base.

“Unfortunately e-mails can be a bit dangerous and I’ve seen one that I should not have seen,” he said yesterday.

“It’s not very nice and it’s a bit disappointing but what can you do? I’ll just get on with it because we’ve got two big games coming up this weekend and we’re joint top of the league.

“It’s disappointing that anybody could say those things about the club and me but I’m manager of Wrexham so I’m used to having hand grenades thrown at me.”

Insisting he would not quit his job, Saunders added: “I’m not going to do that (resign) but the e-mail suggests that there are going to be massive cuts made at the club, probably on the playing side, on the other staff and maybe me.

“I’ll speak to the relevant people, ask for an explanation and ask what the plan is if the Trust takes over.

“Then I’ll know for sure rather than speculating about what was meant and in the meantime I’ll just concentrate on the game on Saturday.

“We are doing really well, we’ve got a good group of players, the fans have got behind them and the players have responded. We’ve all stuck together and things are going great on the pitch so I don’t want anything, and I mean anything, to get in the way of that because we’ve had enough trouble as it is.

“I’m not thinking about walking away, I’m thinking about finishing the job I started and that was turning the club around and getting us into the next league. We are getting closer and closer to that and I need to know the people behind me are pulling with me.

“I’ll be having a chat with Richard (Green) soon and hopefully we can clear this up and all start to pull in the same direction. I think that’s the case anyway but these things coming out of the woodwork do not help at all, along with all the other aggro we have had.”

The WST is moving ever close to a takeover of the Blue Square Bet Premier League club and earlier this week warned that unpopular decisions would have to be made in order to balance the books.

But Saunders claimed no such concerns were aired in July when he met the Trust to discuss his budget for the current season.

“I’ve got my budget for this season and I’m working towards that,” he added. “It’s always projected and we’ll go up and down and under and over it until we get to the end of the season and hit the figure agreed.

“I haven’t got a clue what’s planned for next year and I need to find that out in order to work out which way the club is going – is it forward or what? I probably need to have that conversation with the Trust board and I’ll be doing that shortly.”

Warning against cutting too deeply, Saunders went on: “The only way to get people coming through the gates is to have a successful team and that helps everybody. I would hate to think anybody wanted us to fail because I’ve worked too hard and I’ve put two and a half years of my life into this.

“I’ve given it everything I’ve got to get things going in the right direction and I feel as though we are nearly there.

“We did well last season, we are top of the league, we are going the right way and, as I said, I don’t want anybody to throw a spanner in the works.

“The fans showed they are behind everybody at the club by their magnificent gesture in collecting all that money for player wages and the League bond so I think everyone in Wrexham wants a winning football team.”

In a statement issued last evening , the Trust said: “The sequence of e-mails mainly relates to the difficulties the Trust had in receiving material that has been sought to complete due diligence and the requirements of the football authorities. It captures some tensions in relationships and the fact that some material remained unavailable.

“In referring to these tensions a comment was made that some of the parties might have difficulties working together in the future, namely Jon Harris and Richard Green.

“A reference was then made to a view that Dean Saunders might consider his position if Jon Harris were to leave the club and that there could be an adverse reaction to that situation.

“No offence was intended within that comment and the author of the e-mail has already apologised for any offence that has been taken.

“The comment itself was essentially a reminder to the recipients of an understanding of the relationship between the manager and Mr Harris, it was not an adverse comment on the manager at all and it was never intended as such.

“All Wrexham fans were happy with the level of performance achieved by Dean and his team last season in achieving fourth place in the league and are happy to see that level of performance continued through to the start of this season.”

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport-news/w ... -29311660/

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 Post subject: Re: Wrexham Back From The Brink
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:51 pm 
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Wrexham being playing really well this season so far. Only lost 1 in 8 and are top of the league. They need to get back into the league system to keep them surviving I feel.


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Peterborough have been criticised by Wrexham for announcing the signing of Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Knight-Percival, who has been a key player in the Welsh side's push for promotion back to the Football League this season, looks set to move to London Road on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign.

Posh director of football Barry Fry told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph on Tuesday: "We have signed Nathaniel on a pre-contract and he will join us at the end of the current season.

"The manager went to watch Wrexham and Brighton in an FA Cup tie and liked what he saw of Nathaniel."

Fry's announcement frustrated Wrexham chief executive David Roberts, who feels the information should have been kept confidential as Knight-Percival, 25, is still under contract with the Dragons.

"The board of Wrexham AFC would like to express its disappointment at the comments attributed to a senior club official of Peterborough United regarding Nathaniel Knight-Percival," said Roberts in a club statement.

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