SST Press Releases
Wednesday 23 May 2012
SST Board Statement and Press Release
On Monday 21 May 2012 the Silkmen Supporters Society (known as the SST), the fans’ organisation of the Macclesfield Town Football Club opened a Board meeting to all members and fans following the shock resignation of Club Vice Chairman Andy Scott.
The well attended meeting benefited from the presence of a second Club Director and it became apparent that not only Andy Scott but all other Directors, with the exception of the club owning Alkadhi brothers, had also tendered their resignation.
In briefing the meeting, it was reported that this critical series of resignations had been forced on the Directors by the Club owners’ insistence on appointing Steve King as manager following the sacking of Gary Simpson and the poor performance of the team under Brian Horton, his interim replacement.
Fans expressed considerable concerns both for playing staff, backroom club staff and the future of the club under the leadership of the Alkadhi brothers. The resigning Board Directors were all well known to fans; they had all been closely associated with the Club for many years and were recognised as having the Club’s best interests as their guiding principle. Whilst recognizing that Steve King might well be the ideal candidate and might deliver a swift return to the League, all fans criticized the owners for the manner in which the appointment had been made. The high costs associated with Mr King, the terminal loss of a number of out-of-contract players (including Player of the Year Jose Veiga) caused much criticism and concern about the long term future of the club.
Jon Smart, Chair of the SST, commented “This was a well attended meeting which attracted massive criticism of the owners for the cavalier fashion with which they insisted on their nominee being appointed. As a fans organisation, we will continue to get behind the team but we are very concerned about the long term agenda of the owners and their plans for the Club. Various actions and protests were discussed, and will be considered should we not feel we receive satisfactory answers from the owners'”