Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust invite fans to pick a name for new team

FANS behind plans for a new team to represent Northwich want as many people as possible to help name it.

Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust, whose members voted last week to start its own version of Vics from next season, hosts a forum tomorrow, Thursday, when the title will be debated.

“We want all Vics followers to feel a part of what we’re doing,” said trust chairman Paul Stockton.

“The name of our new club is key to what we’re trying to create, so we’re inviting all fans – not just trust members – to have their say.”

The trust board has presented four names to pick from.

Stockton confirmed too that the club’s colours will be green and white, while its nickname is sure to be Vics.

He added: “Nobody can rob us of our heritage. The trust’s aim is to create a club that retains the proud tradition and history of the club we love, but to make it radically different in the way it works with the people of Northwich, its businesses and other partners.”

The trust intends to reveal details of two major fundraising initiatives too at Lostock Social Club tomorrow, Thursday, from 7.30pm.

Last Thursday, only four of 145 members who voted at a Special General Meeting said they were in favour of starting a new club in competition with the existing one.

On the pitch, Vics lost for a fifth time in their past six Evo-Stik NPL Division One South matches in a 3-1 reverse at Halesowen on Saturday.

Owner Jim Rushe hopes to name a new manager this week, but he will not be able to count on top scorer Lee Dodgson who has returned to former club Lancaster City.

Strike partner Chris Luby has left too, switching to New Mills.

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5:39pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Nvfc fan says...

4 good signings have been made since the arrival of the new manager, which should hopefully boost results and push vics back up the table,
4 good signings have been made since the arrival of the new manager, which should hopefully boost results and push vics back up the table, Nvfc fan

7:06pm Thu 29 Nov 12

AFC Northwich says...

Off topic again Colin? That's not a surprise, it's become the norm for you lately, I think it's called 'being in denial'!

What is a clubs worth without it's supporters?
What is a clubs position without financial sustainability?

The only fact you can look forward to this season is more debt and another relegation. Wink! Wink!

You still refuse to answer important questions about the running of JRFC. What about this one........

After exiting administration Rushe promised 'PROMISED' fans that he would operate the club within 'WITHIN' it's financial means. So why is Rushe's business now running at an estimated loss of MINUS £50k this season alone with an accumulated loss for this season estimated at MINUS £100k, pushing the clubs overall debt above and beyond £1.4m!

Anyway good luck to the new club fans, who after tonight will have a club name to refer too and will be one step closer to reaching the ultimate goal of reclaiming what is rightfully ours. Northwich Victoria FC 1874 and it's 138 year history. Wink! Wink!
Off topic again Colin? That's not a surprise, it's become the norm for you lately, I think it's called 'being in denial'! What is a clubs worth without it's supporters? What is a clubs position without financial sustainability? The only fact you can look forward to this season is more debt and another relegation. Wink! Wink! You still refuse to answer important questions about the running of JRFC. What about this one........ After exiting administration Rushe promised 'PROMISED' fans that he would operate the club within 'WITHIN' it's financial means. So why is Rushe's business now running at an estimated loss of MINUS £50k this season alone with an accumulated loss for this season estimated at MINUS £100k, pushing the clubs overall debt above and beyond £1.4m! Anyway good luck to the new club fans, who after tonight will have a club name to refer too and will be one step closer to reaching the ultimate goal of reclaiming what is rightfully ours. Northwich Victoria FC 1874 and it's 138 year history. Wink! Wink! AFC Northwich

8:16pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Nvfc fan says...

Dont you think though that somebody posting about YOUR new clubs meeting and agenda on the northwich victoria fc news bulletin about northwich vics new manager a bit off topic too.
Dont you think though that somebody posting about YOUR new clubs meeting and agenda on the northwich victoria fc news bulletin about northwich vics new manager a bit off topic too. Nvfc fan

8:30pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Nvfc fan says...

I only know of one team called JRFC and they are called juventud retalteca from guatemala and i dont really know much about then sorry hence why i have not answered your question.
I only know of one team called JRFC and they are called juventud retalteca from guatemala and i dont really know much about then sorry hence why i have not answered your question. Nvfc fan

10:14pm Thu 29 Nov 12

pdw says...

We are up and running 1874 Northwich voted in tonight by a very good turnout over 100.
We are up and running 1874 Northwich voted in tonight by a very good turnout over 100. pdw

11:17pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Genuine fan says...

Nvfc fan wrote:
Dont you think though that somebody posting about YOUR new clubs meeting and agenda on the northwich victoria fc news bulletin about northwich vics new manager a bit off topic too.
Not for much longer. Now there are are again two well supported teams in the town - Witton Albion and 1874 Northwich FC.
[quote][p][bold]Nvfc fan[/bold] wrote: Dont you think though that somebody posting about YOUR new clubs meeting and agenda on the northwich victoria fc news bulletin about northwich vics new manager a bit off topic too.[/p][/quote]Not for much longer. Now there are are again two well supported teams in the town - Witton Albion and 1874 Northwich FC. Genuine fan

11:25pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Genuine fan says...

Colin there are fans who have been following Vics for DECADES longer than you who were there tonight and there was a lot of debate about the future but not much disagreement about the way the new club is going - where were you by the way? You were invited with open arms to attend after you asked on the trust forum if you could ask any questions. Running out of corners to back yourself into?
Colin there are fans who have been following Vics for DECADES longer than you who were there tonight and there was a lot of debate about the future but not much disagreement about the way the new club is going - where were you by the way? You were invited with open arms to attend after you asked on the trust forum if you could ask any questions. Running out of corners to back yourself into? Genuine fan

4:45am Fri 30 Nov 12

AFC Northwich says...

Nvfc fan wrote:
I only know of one team called JRFC and they are called juventud retalteca from guatemala and i dont really know much about then sorry hence why i have not answered your question.
The one I refer to is Jim Rushe FC 2007 Ltd, that's the one you support and it has nothing to do with Northwich and how dare Rushe quote the 138 year history when it only has 5.

Now there's a new football club in town '1874 Northwich FC'. The fans of this club have reclaimed their inheritance and we're taking back OUR history.
[quote][p][bold]Nvfc fan[/bold] wrote: I only know of one team called JRFC and they are called juventud retalteca from guatemala and i dont really know much about then sorry hence why i have not answered your question.[/p][/quote]The one I refer to is Jim Rushe FC 2007 Ltd, that's the one you support and it has nothing to do with Northwich and how dare Rushe quote the 138 year history when it only has 5. Now there's a new football club in town '1874 Northwich FC'. The fans of this club have reclaimed their inheritance and we're taking back OUR history. AFC Northwich

8:20am Fri 30 Nov 12

Nvfc fan says...

The club i support is northwich victoria fc and have done for 25 years although technically im not supporting it much anymore with not going.
The club i support is northwich victoria fc and have done for 25 years although technically im not supporting it much anymore with not going. Nvfc fan

12:46pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Genuine fan says...

Where were you last night? You asked to come and ask questions, you were invited. Second thoughts? Or maybe the truth of it is you didn't want reveal your shortcomings.
Where were you last night? You asked to come and ask questions, you were invited. Second thoughts? Or maybe the truth of it is you didn't want reveal your shortcomings. Genuine fan

4:27pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Nvfc fan says...

I asked if i would be allowed to speak at the meeting as all my posts on the trusts forum over the last few weeks had been deleted by the trust, so i asked that if im not allowed to speak on the trusts forum whether i could speak at the actual meeting.
I asked if i would be allowed to speak at the meeting as all my posts on the trusts forum over the last few weeks had been deleted by the trust, so i asked that if im not allowed to speak on the trusts forum whether i could speak at the actual meeting. Nvfc fan

11:45am Mon 3 Dec 12

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Northwich Vics sign 9 new players. Most of them from Kendal.

So, it what we are led to believe is accurate... despite the lack of cash, the loans seemingly not being paid and the taxman knocking at the door, there is still money to pay these players.

Gate receipts from a crowd of 87 won't go far. So it goes without saying that things do not add up.

Funny game football, don't you think?

Is 'Prudence' the name of JR's cat by any chance?
Northwich Vics sign 9 new players. Most of them from Kendal. So, it what we are led to believe is accurate... despite the lack of cash, the loans seemingly not being paid and the taxman knocking at the door, there is still money to pay these players. Gate receipts from a crowd of 87 won't go far. So it goes without saying that things do not add up. Funny game football, don't you think? Is 'Prudence' the name of JR's cat by any chance? THETELLEROFTALES

11:26am Wed 5 Dec 12

jamo says...

I would have thought the new club would been called StocktonWood2012Nort
hwich?
I would have thought the new club would been called StocktonWood2012Nort hwich? jamo

12:42pm Wed 5 Dec 12

markust says...

That's nice jamo, given 141 of us voted YES I'm not sure the FA would appreciate a team name 142 words long, and that's before we talk about non trust members getting involved.
That's nice jamo, given 141 of us voted YES I'm not sure the FA would appreciate a team name 142 words long, and that's before we talk about non trust members getting involved. markust

9:52am Thu 6 Dec 12

AFC Northwich says...

jamo wrote:
I would have thought the new club would been called StocktonWood2012Nort

hwich?
Nope! It's 1874 Northwich FC, voted for by VICS FANS to represent the 138 years of VICS FANS history, for a breakaway club in NORTHWICH.
Wink! Wink!

We are the Vics!
[quote][p][bold]jamo[/bold] wrote: I would have thought the new club would been called StocktonWood2012Nort hwich?[/p][/quote]Nope! It's 1874 Northwich FC, voted for by VICS FANS to represent the 138 years of VICS FANS history, for a breakaway club in NORTHWICH. Wink! Wink! We are the Vics! AFC Northwich

3:13pm Thu 6 Dec 12

WHS says...

Unless the board at Witton have a "Brainstorm" and agree to let you ground share where on earth is this new team going to play? Only Witton and Winsford in the area have grounds up to North West Counties standard. You can call the club anything you like but with nowhere local to play you are dead in the water.
WHS.
Unless the board at Witton have a "Brainstorm" and agree to let you ground share where on earth is this new team going to play? Only Witton and Winsford in the area have grounds up to North West Counties standard. You can call the club anything you like but with nowhere local to play you are dead in the water. WHS. WHS

4:15pm Thu 6 Dec 12

markust says...

WHS wrote:
Unless the board at Witton have a "Brainstorm" and agree to let you ground share where on earth is this new team going to play? Only Witton and Winsford in the area have grounds up to North West Counties standard. You can call the club anything you like but with nowhere local to play you are dead in the water.
WHS.
Talks were announced with Winsford and Runcorn Linnets. No talks with Witton at the minute (although the board said they want to discuss it with the WAFC board at a later point).
[quote][p][bold]WHS[/bold] wrote: Unless the board at Witton have a "Brainstorm" and agree to let you ground share where on earth is this new team going to play? Only Witton and Winsford in the area have grounds up to North West Counties standard. You can call the club anything you like but with nowhere local to play you are dead in the water. WHS.[/p][/quote]Talks were announced with Winsford and Runcorn Linnets. No talks with Witton at the minute (although the board said they want to discuss it with the WAFC board at a later point). markust

6:02pm Thu 6 Dec 12

WHS says...

So you still won't be a "Northwich" club?
WHS.
So you still won't be a "Northwich" club? WHS. WHS

11:20am Fri 7 Dec 12

Vics123 says...

Well said WHS - and they will never be VICS - Northwich Victoria FC will always be the VICS.
Well said WHS - and they will never be VICS - Northwich Victoria FC will always be the VICS. Vics123

12:40pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Genuine fan says...

Nvfc fan wrote:
I asked if i would be allowed to speak at the meeting as all my posts on the trusts forum over the last few weeks had been deleted by the trust, so i asked that if im not allowed to speak on the trusts forum whether i could speak at the actual meeting.
And you were welcomed, but advised that you would have some questions about your conduct over the past months from other fans - not board members - other fans. You declined to attend as is your right.
Your posts were deleted as they were divisive and irrelevant to the topics they were posted in......and you still refuse to answer straightforward questions about JR's plans that you have told us all that you are in the know about.
[quote][p][bold]Nvfc fan[/bold] wrote: I asked if i would be allowed to speak at the meeting as all my posts on the trusts forum over the last few weeks had been deleted by the trust, so i asked that if im not allowed to speak on the trusts forum whether i could speak at the actual meeting.[/p][/quote]And you were welcomed, but advised that you would have some questions about your conduct over the past months from other fans - not board members - other fans. You declined to attend as is your right. Your posts were deleted as they were divisive and irrelevant to the topics they were posted in......and you still refuse to answer straightforward questions about JR's plans that you have told us all that you are in the know about. Genuine fan

1:50pm Fri 7 Dec 12

AFC Northwich says...

Vics123 wrote:
Well said WHS - and they will never be VICS - Northwich Victoria FC will always be the VICS.
I suppose you think Rushe owns all the rights to the name 'Vics' as well?
Well you're wrong and I'd like to see what action Rushe and Mr Bean are going to take when 1874 fans chant 'VICS' on the terraces! wink, wink!
[quote][p][bold]Vics123[/bold] wrote: Well said WHS - and they will never be VICS - Northwich Victoria FC will always be the VICS.[/p][/quote]I suppose you think Rushe owns all the rights to the name 'Vics' as well? Well you're wrong and I'd like to see what action Rushe and Mr Bean are going to take when 1874 fans chant 'VICS' on the terraces! wink, wink! AFC Northwich

12:44am Thu 13 Dec 12

Genuine fan says...

"I would just like to say a personal thank you to jim rushe for the purchasing of the ground. cant wait till saturday now. time for a new begining. we have a great team and are 100% behind andy preece and the team. green army"

Guess who said that Colin? Yes, it was you on the Vics Forum in a post entitled "Congrats" 1 year 3 months ago. Fast forward to today and those words seem rather hollow do they not?
"I would just like to say a personal thank you to jim rushe for the purchasing of the ground. cant wait till saturday now. time for a new begining. we have a great team and are 100% behind andy preece and the team. green army" Guess who said that Colin? Yes, it was you on the Vics Forum in a post entitled "Congrats" 1 year 3 months ago. Fast forward to today and those words seem rather hollow do they not? Genuine fan

8:54am Thu 13 Dec 12

Nvfc fan says...

Cast your mind back seven months when trust said they have only done a business plan for if the current club goes bust, mmm. Funny how things change hey.
Cast your mind back seven months when trust said they have only done a business plan for if the current club goes bust, mmm. Funny how things change hey. Nvfc fan

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