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Supporters Direct challenges Northwich Victoria owner and his advisor on their comments about a new club

Northwich Guardian: Northwich Victoria owner Jim Rushe said on Monday he was in favour of supporters trust members behind a motion to start a new club. Northwich Victoria owner Jim Rushe said on Monday he was in favour of supporters trust members behind a motion to start a new club.

A GROUP in favour of football fans having a say in how their favourite club is run says Vics owner Jim Rushe should be ignored.

Supporters Direct spokesman Kevin Rye told Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust members at last night’s Special General Meeting (SGM) that the words of Rushe – and those of a man hired to help him – were empty ones.

“Nobody should listen to what is being put out by the club’s owner or his advisor,” he said.

“What they say is an attempt to scare you, which is only an indication of a situation crumbling before their own eyes.”

Graham Bean, whose Football Factors firm Rushe has hired to fight the club’s corner in a legal dispute with the Football Association and the Northern Premier League, questioned the SGM’s validity on an internet social networking site.

He wrote on Twitter: “Any club purporting to be Northwich Victoria is open to legal challenge because the name is interlectually [sic] property right owned.

“I hope the supporters trust knows football’s appeal system as well as Jim Rushe does. If not, then they’ve got problems.”

An expert on football disciplinary matters, he then asked if the trust had enough money to defend a legal challenge to its constitution.

He did not say if one was being considered.

“Once people start threatening with lawyers in a situation like this one, then they’re trying to intimidate you,” said Rye.

“I find it amusing, and a little bit sad. These people want to belittle you.”

On Monday, Rushe told the Guardian that he hoped trust members supported a motion to start a new club.

He then speculated whether the group’s board had what it takes to run one.

“I’m all for it,” he said.

“I don’t want the grind of all the speculation any more.

“I hope the trust forms its own club, because only then will they find out how hard it is to keep one going.

“It takes many hours, and I’m not sure they’ve taken that into consideration, it’s an enormous undertaking.

“You can’t run a football team from behind a desk or on a computer. Sometimes you have to make a decision on the spot, without the help of a committee.”

The trust’s membership disagreed, with only four of 145 voters against starting a new club.

To read a report of last night's Special General Meeting, click here: http://bit.ly/UJvftm

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4:07pm Fri 16 Nov 12

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Why are all the photographs of Jim Rushe that appear in the press taken from rather odd angles?
Why are all the photographs of Jim Rushe that appear in the press taken from rather odd angles? THETELLEROFTALES
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9:44pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Tednvfc says...

Is there a good angle?
Is there a good angle? Tednvfc
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12:11am Sat 17 Nov 12

AFC Northwich says...

Tednvfc wrote:
Is there a good angle?
Yes! The 'two faced' angle
[quote][p][bold]Tednvfc[/bold] wrote: Is there a good angle?[/p][/quote]Yes! The 'two faced' angle AFC Northwich
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4:37pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Genuine fan says...

It's because the photographer has to bend down to get a good mug shot.
It's because the photographer has to bend down to get a good mug shot. Genuine fan
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5:31pm Fri 23 Nov 12

WHS says...

Has Mr. Rushe himself been declared bankrupt? There is a "James Rushe" that has been filed for bankruptcy I understand, is it the same man, or someone else entirely?
WHS.
Has Mr. Rushe himself been declared bankrupt? There is a "James Rushe" that has been filed for bankruptcy I understand, is it the same man, or someone else entirely? WHS. WHS
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5:47am Tue 27 Nov 12

Antony Rogers says...

WHS wrote:
Has Mr. Rushe himself been declared bankrupt? There is a "James Rushe" that has been filed for bankruptcy I understand, is it the same man, or someone else entirely? WHS.
Very true and the funny thing is he was made bankrupt the very same day that the Trust voted for a new club.
Which also means that he knew he was bankrupt the day that he belittled the Trust on the Radio 5 non-league show interview. I also believe that he now breaks the FA's 'Fit and Proper Persons Test', could he be joining his best mate Mr Vaughan?
[quote][p][bold]WHS[/bold] wrote: Has Mr. Rushe himself been declared bankrupt? There is a "James Rushe" that has been filed for bankruptcy I understand, is it the same man, or someone else entirely? WHS.[/p][/quote]Very true and the funny thing is he was made bankrupt the very same day that the Trust voted for a new club. Which also means that he knew he was bankrupt the day that he belittled the Trust on the Radio 5 non-league show interview. I also believe that he now breaks the FA's 'Fit and Proper Persons Test', could he be joining his best mate Mr Vaughan? Antony Rogers
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11:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Genuine fan says...

From the Trust Website:

All fans are invited to an open meeting that the Trust has organised for tomorrow evening, Thursday 29 November, at Lostock Club starting at 7.30pm.
The Agenda is as follows.
1. Introduction / Review of Events Post SGM.
2. New Club Name - Open Discussion
3. New Club name – vote
Break
4. Declaration of Result
5. Members Only / Open Meetings and Future Voting Policy – Open Discussion
6. Club Crest, Playing Colours, Programme Name – Open Discussion
7. ‘BIN’ Account
8. 200 Club
9. Ground Share Agreement – Update
10. Victoria Stadium Assets – Update
11. Christmas Social
12. AOB
From the Trust Website: All fans are invited to an open meeting that the Trust has organised for tomorrow evening, Thursday 29 November, at Lostock Club starting at 7.30pm. The Agenda is as follows. 1. Introduction / Review of Events Post SGM. 2. New Club Name - Open Discussion 3. New Club name – vote Break 4. Declaration of Result 5. Members Only / Open Meetings and Future Voting Policy – Open Discussion 6. Club Crest, Playing Colours, Programme Name – Open Discussion 7. ‘BIN’ Account 8. 200 Club 9. Ground Share Agreement – Update 10. Victoria Stadium Assets – Update 11. Christmas Social 12. AOB Genuine fan
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