Posted: Fri 29th Jul 2011

Wrexham FC Fans Raise £420 During Impromptu Meeting for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 29th, 2011

Fans gather at The Turf by the Racecourse

Over a hundred concerned Wrexham FC fans descended on The Turf pub last night to join an impromptu meeting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The meeting was organised by word of mouth in the wake of the announcement that Wrexham FC players, instructed Dean Saunders, were refusing to play two upcoming friendlies vs Colwyn Bay and Vauxhall Motors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the gathering, held in the Turf’s smoking area, fans took turns to air their opinions and whilst tempers were flared fans ultimately joined together to make a bucket collection which raised an astonishing £420 which it was suggested would be split equally between Wrexham FC players and the Wrexham Supporters Trust. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Phil Wynn was one prominent speaker at the meeting and suggested that fans could possibly join together to raise the £150k that he believes is required to pay the latest bills and stating “this bill needs to be paid otherwise we won’t have a club.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

However, many fans were against the idea on principle and upheld the belief that Geoff Moss and Ian Roberts had a legal obligation to pay the players themselves. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

One elderly fan who has followed the club for several decades said: “If we have some time we can succeed in saving the club, but Geoff Moss has got to get off his backside and so have the trust, they need to sit round a table and sort it out.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our grandchildren are going to miss out on watching this club and for the sake of Wrexham we need to get together and do something.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

£420 was raised via a bucket collection

£420 was raised via a bucket collection

If there was one thing that was agreed on during the night it was that fans needed to join together to ensure the long term future of Wrexham FC. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A provisional date for a further, more official meeting, has now been set for 1pm on Saturday at the Lager Club with supporter’s groups and other individuals expected to be invited. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A joint protest outside the Racecourse between Wrexham and Crusaders fans has also been arranged for 3pm on Saturday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During last night’s meeting a statement was also released by the Conference Board asking for information from the owners of Wrexham FC, it said: “The Football Conference is concerned about on-going events at Wrexham Football Club and has requested, as a matter of urgency, that the club furnish full details of their position immediately. The Football Conference awaits that response. In the meantime it would be inappropriate to make further comment.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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