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Ok, I've had a read and if I'm allowed to ask questions;
What did Adam Benson do that has made Amy Cranston leave? There's lots of vagueness and stating of "facts" but no actual facts. An alternative reason I could also believe is she's got a better job and decided to take it.

Generally, people want Adam Benson sacked because he's unpleasant to lots of people. Not because he's necessarily bad at his job? Is that right?
Also, people want Tim Williams sacked (if he hasn't left already) because he's too soft/indecisive?
I must admit I am in the dark a bit and your questions are good ones. I've emailed Adam a few times to do with the club's support for families with autistic/neurodiverse kids and he was very kind, thoughtful and understanding. That's not saying what others have said isn't true, it's just that it wasn't my experience. Would welcome more info if possible.
 
I think part of the issue is that there is a lot of noise about things being wrong behind the scenes at the club, but to the non-ITK's there is very little information about what those things are, and there are not many outward signs of it being the case. The payments issue was not great, but it seems like someone lost their job over it so I'm not sure what else can be done (action was taken). And wherever Tim Williams is, there doesn't seem to be anything preventing some very important decisions being taken with regard to our squad. I get less exorcised about things like the ticketing and website, I see these issues as being more "day to day" rather than symptoms of a bigger crisis. I don't think it's fair to say that people have their heads in the sand when there just isn't much information out there.

I will echo that I value the insight of those on here who are much closer to the club than I am. I have learned many things on this forum, and spend far too much time here!
 
Not being in the Country all of time isn't a reason to not be on top of this.
Based on the various rumours, Amy C, Des, PRB various other staff have an issue with Benson.
These people would be able to speak to Ferguson ( I would think that Des speaks to him regularly- if Amy C is leaving due to Benson and Des is not happy with that I would he amazed if he hasn't told Ferguson about this).
So Ferguson would know what is going on.
Then why the hell isn’t he doing anything about it, as it’s clearly a problem that’s been ongoing for a while now.

Seems he’s just as spineless and incompetent as TW then…or maybe just downright lazy
 
Then why the hell isn’t he doing anything about it, as it’s clearly a problem that’s been ongoing for a while now.

Seems he’s just as spineless and incompetent as TW then…or maybe just downright lazy
Either as you say, he is part if the problem , or he disagrees with you and thinks that Benson is doing a good job.
You have strong views in this, which is fair enough. I have no idea except what I read on here. What I don't believe, is that because he is out of the Country most of the time he has no idea of what is going on.
 
You wrote that you believe Amy is leaving because of a certain person?
Who is that person and why?
Like I said, I don’t know, but believe leftsideboys comment that she’s leaving, and because of a certain person’s poor management style who I won’t name, but it’s quite clear if you read the thread!!
 
Either as you say, he is part if the problem , or he disagrees with you and thinks that Benson is doing a good job.
You have strong views in this, which is fair enough. I have no idea except what I read on here. What I don't believe, is that because he is out of the Country most of the time he has no idea of what is going on.
I’m the same only going by what I read on here, from the more reliable sources, and from that limited information, it seems to suggest something is very wrong behind the scenes
 
@Colin B and @LeftSideBoy

I for one value your insight into the club.

The way I look at it is if anyone who knows something about new players who are being looked at we are 100% behind them.
However if someone else tells us about dubious things going on behind the scenes most of us are interested but there are some on here who just stick their head in the sand and believe everything is hunky dory.

Why they choose to believe stories about players but not staff is beyond me.

So I will pass something on I heard at the weekend and that is a stalwart of the club Rosie feels that he may be on the way out because Benson is looking to bring in new blood and quite frankly yes men.

Now this may/ may not happen but this is from someone who works very closely with PRB

Shoot me down if you like but this is another example of employees not feeling comfortable
You’re not alone there mate
 
Like I said, I don’t know, but believe leftsideboys comment that she’s leaving, and because of a certain person’s poor management style who I won’t name, but it’s quite clear if you read the thread!!
How come you won’t name Adam Benson?
 
Like I said, I don’t know, but believe leftsideboys comment that she’s leaving, and because of a certain person’s poor management style who I won’t name, but it’s quite clear if you read the thread!!
This is kinda my point, and I don’t mean to single you out, but so many posts across numerous threads which allude to something, without giving any substance to the claims.
 
Yeah, the phrase "s**t, or get off the pot" often crosses my mind when reading this forum!

Well that is just nonsense, and this applies to players coming in as well,if anyone who has heard anything quoted who told them, do you think we would get anymore information. If you put too much detail out there the club ( who read these boards ) would know who leaked it and would be in big trouble.
By keeping it fairly vague the club cannot pinpoint who leaked the information.
 
Well that is just nonsense, and this applies to players coming in as well,if anyone who has heard anything quoted who told them, do you think we would get anymore information. If you put too much detail out there the club ( who read these boards ) would know who leaked it and would be in big trouble.
By keeping it fairly vague the club cannot pinpoint who leaked the information.
It's true, we have to be very secretive with our sources.

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Well that is just nonsense, and this applies to players coming in as well,if anyone who has heard anything quoted who told them, do you think we would get anymore information. If you put too much detail out there the club ( who read these boards ) would know who leaked it and would be in big trouble.
By keeping it fairly vague the club cannot pinpoint who leaked the information.
I’m sure it will be easy to find out who keeps leaking information. They have done it before and put a stop to it.
 
Yeah, the phrase "s**t, or get off the pot" often crosses my mind when reading this forum!
To be fair, there was a recent instance where a few people did in fact stay on the pot and s**t, but others refused to believe it. Even when, a couple of days later, irrefutable evidence came out to prove the pot shitting people correct, the same people that cast aspersions were quick to say 'oh well, it's been dealt with. Let's move on shall we?'
 
Well I drink in the same pub as Amy and her parents so when she gets back from Spain I’ll ask her, but I won’t put the answer on here.
Incidentally in the same pub a few years ago I heard from a person high up at the club that Patrick klivert had got the Oxford managers job, 2 days later super pep got it, glad I didn’t post that.
 
Yeah, I definitely don't mean player rumours (which are fun and exciting) or specific pieces of info such as the Matete payments (one can believe them or not, but they are definitely specific.) I mean the general cloud of negativity, the posts that hint vaguely at stuff, but never say anything one could definitively explain to a third party. The ones that are more mood than information. They can mean one comes away from the forum feeling depressed, but have pretty much no idea why.
 
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To be fair, there was a recent instance where a few people did in fact stay on the pot and s**t, but others refused to believe it. Even when, a couple of days later, irrefutable evidence came out to prove the pot shitting people correct, the same people that cast aspersions were quick to say 'oh well, it's been dealt with. Let's move on shall we?'
Even this post hints that people are wrong to say we should move on from something that *does* seem to have been dealt with (or at least that's the way the BBC, for example, reported it). It's not clear whether it's because it wasn't actually dealt with properly (in what way?) or whether it's a symptom of a more general problem at the club (what?).

(I'm not saying this to have a go btw, it's just a much repeated pattern that leaves one feeling bewildered.)
 
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This is kinda my point, and I don’t mean to single you out, but so many posts across numerous threads which allude to something, without giving any substance to the claims.
Just from a personal perspective and with the limited interaction I’ve had with Adam, both directly and publicly, he just projects the wrong vibes which I could see/feel would get peoples goat, so my initial response to leftsideboy’s comments firstly about Amy leaving, and secondly alluding to one of the reasons as to why she’s leaving/looked elsewhere fits with my belief too, hence me saying I believed him.

By the way, I think Tim Williams as CEO sets this tone/working environment/culture within the club so shoulders much of the blame for the malaise which seems to be happening behind the scenes. Good people leaving, poor processes, people who have the club’s heart at interest either not being listened to or being disrespected etc.

I personally feel you’ve got to have empathy and respect of past and present employees/associates of the club and it’s history, but feel with Tim’s initial comment when he referred to fans as ‘customers’ set that tone/new culture/direction which a certain person is still following to the letter by his actions despite the veiled apology by Tim, and that’s if it was an apology.

Like I said, this is from my perspective.
 
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