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    Future direction of Bohemians FC Meeting Nov 6th DCU

    Message to fans (summary)
    Reached critical point in terms of operation of the club
    League false because some clubs can lose money
    Want to meet to discuss meaningful actions to tackle it
    Meeting critical to the future.....

    Are they just trying to drum up a crowd or have you guys found Peak 7


    Edit: sorry Shearer should have been a bit clearer , this was sent out to all members asking for a meeting to address the issues above.
    It was a long letter and i was to lazy to type out
    Last edited by sbgawa; 05/11/2018 at 3:51 PM.

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    What did I just read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Message to fans (summary)
    Reached critical point in terms of operation of the club
    League false because some clubs can lose money
    Want to meet to discuss meaningful actions to tackle it
    Meeting critical to the future.....

    Are they just trying to drum up a crowd or have you guys found Peak 7
    Join Bohs and you will find out 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Give me money. Money me. Money now. Me a money needing a lot now.
    Isn't that EVERY club 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Message to fans (summary)
    Reached critical point in terms of operation of the club
    League false because some clubs can lose money
    Want to meet to discuss meaningful actions to tackle it
    Meeting critical to the future.....

    Are they just trying to drum up a crowd or have you guys found Peak 7


    Edit: sorry Shearer should have been a bit clearer , this was sent out to all members asking for a meeting to address the issues above.
    It was a long letter and i was to lazy to type out

    Is sbgawa a member of Bohs now?
    I'm confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Not all my friends are hoops
    the email was posted on our message board FFS!

    Meeting to discuss the future direction of Bohemian FC
    Tuesday November 6 2018, 7.30pm
    Room HG20, Nursing Building, DCU Glasnevin Campus
    Dear member,

    The Bohemian Football Club has now reached a critical point in terms of the operation of the club and our ability to grow beyond our current performance both on and off the pitch.

    The league environment, economically, is falsely inflated by multiple clubs who have the ability to sustain significant losses and continue to operate.

    The aim is to discuss this situation and agree upon steps to take meaningful actions to tackle it - this meeting is critical to the future direction of The Bohemian Football Club.

    We ask each member to help make the meeting fully representative of The Bohemian Football Club membership base, so that our decisions may have the fullest possible numerical endorsement.

    The board of Bohemian FC

    Note: The DCU campus is large and difficult to navigate for those unfamiliar with it. We advise arriving at DCU 30 minutes before the meeting is due to commence so that it can begin at 7.30pm sharp. We will provide a site map and directions when a reminder is sent out closer to the day of the meeting.
    why this warrants a thread on the main forum is beyond me.

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    Genuinely interested that's all, struck me as very pointed. Thought some of the bohs heads here might know what's up.......It's the off season I'm bored already

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    That sounds like a we want to go full time but want a consensus on taking that step and that membership will dig deep to do so. It a veiled criticism of Pats, Derry, and how Rovers accruing losses were covered. Its a typical LoI quandry as Bohs have been making good progress in all areas but to keep that team together and as competative as possible a FT setup is becoming necessary to get in the European gravy train. Without director loans/payments beyond what income the clubs can generate its probably only Cork that would be still top 3 or 4. Dundalk needed new ownership money (FastFix) to get things in order and to start becoming sustainable for example. Pats would never have won the league in 2013, Rovers would have a hefty debt hanging over them now and no Roadstone. Derry need their chairmans donations to keep the show on the road ....and so on.

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    East? To Tolka Park.

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    Who are these "multiple clubs who have the ability to sustain significant losses"?

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    I hope they stay part time and sustainable like they've been doing for the last few years.
    If they go full time they'll either run up bank debts or they'll need a wealthy backer to cover the extra costs. I wouldn't like to see them do either. They've a great thing going at the moment, and a lot of that is down to them selling the fan-owned "peoples club" brand they've been pushing.
    Besides, as a part time club they can still attract enough talent to be very competitive in the premier division. There are plenty of very good players and managers who want to keep their jobs yet still be involved in LOI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    I hope they stay part time and sustainable like they've been doing for the last few years.
    If they go full time they'll either run up bank debts or they'll need a wealthy backer to cover the extra costs.
    Going "full time".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    I hope they stay part time and sustainable like they've been doing for the last few years.
    If they go full time they'll either run up bank debts or they'll need a wealthy backer to cover the extra costs. I wouldn't like to see them do either. They've a great thing going at the moment, and a lot of that is down to them selling the fan-owned "peoples club" brand they've been pushing.
    Besides, as a part time club they can still attract enough talent to be very competitive in the premier division. There are plenty of very good players and managers who want to keep their jobs yet still be involved in LOI.
    Constantly losing players is not sustainable and eventually will catch up with us.
    Need to move beyond (at least in some instances) the one season contract model, and that takes money and Bohs members are looking at what options are out there. We will not be spending money we don't have but need to maximise the money we do have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinobohs View Post
    Constantly losing players is not sustainable and eventually will catch up with us.
    Need to move beyond (at least in some instances) the one season contract model, and that takes money and Bohs members are looking at what options are out there. We will not be spending money we don't have but need to maximise the money we do have.
    Bohs need to think outside the box, maybe some form of unique merchandising that captures a new audience might work.

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    or sell the tramway end again??

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Horse View Post
    Who are these "multiple clubs who have the ability to sustain significant losses"?
    Pats, Waterford, Derry and Rovers I'd guess
    Here on a technicality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Park_Lane View Post
    or sell the tramway end again??
    We are that good at selling grounds more than once, I reckon we could flog Milltown again and get a buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    Bohs need to think outside the box, maybe some form of unique merchandising that captures a new audience might work.
    Sod that, too much trouble. Anybody want to buy a ground (only two current owners) ?

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