Club statement

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Club statement

Postby 198586 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:32 pm

The following is a club statement from the Chairman:
Hamilton Academical FC have been the target of an elaborate fraud resulting in the loss of a substantial sum of monies. 
The Police Service Scotland and our Bank are working closely with the club conducting a criminal investigation to pursue those individuals responsible. 
At this point it is imperative that we remain calm and work together as we go through one of the most difficult situations we have faced as a club. 
In the interim, the Directors intend to inject funds to meet the club’s ongoing obligations until the investigation is complete to ensure continuity. 
It is our intention to host a media briefing to go into more detail when the initial legal and banking investigations reveal the facts. This will allow us to give full disclosure of the event. 
No further comment will be made at this time as the Police investigation continues. 
Les Gray
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October 13th, 2017
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Re: Club statement

Postby Scotty Tunbridge » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm

Only us
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Re: Club statement

Postby Bomber Harris » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 pm

I blame HonestJo.
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Re: Club statement

Postby Amoutahere1874 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:00 pm

The ghost of Jim Watson?
Seriously, can anybody be surprised about these revelations?
The fans smelt a rat a long time ago.
Wee things like no card payments accepted ,only cash.
In this day and age who refuses any kind of payment?
I fear the worst.
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Re: Club statement

Postby porcupine » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:07 pm

What next? Hamilton Amateurs Football Club?

And the CEO is off to Parliament to tell them how charitable we are?? :oops: :oops: :oops:

Your implications could all be totally unconnected to this, Amoutahere, but like you, I fear another embarrassment in the offing.

However, let's await the hard truth from the media briefing, whenever that is likely to be. :(
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Re: Club statement

Postby YeOldeHamiltonian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:53 pm

We all know about some of "the characters" involved at the club either directly or indirectly.Tis like a Sopranos/Goodfellows meeting place at times...allegedly.

However,it is OUR club and we can only hope the club can rectify this situation:otherwise if we go down the tubes there may sadly be no one there to save us or we restart again from The Seaside Leagues,which would be a killer blow after rising from the depths to where we are now.

The reactions from fans of other teams is telling;very little sympathy and a lot of fannies wanting us to die.Quite a few fans of our neighbours next door saying this...short memories as was it not three times they went bust due to their own over spending-not forgetting League reconstruction saving them from relegation.
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Re: Club statement

Postby Amoutahere1874 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:57 pm

Expect nothing less from they fannies.
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Re: Club statement

Postby Alty accie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:19 pm

BT Sport have just said that it is rumoured to be £750,000. :shock:
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Re: Club statement

Postby Bluesy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:47 pm

Not the time to point fingers just send out to everyone you know to come tomorrow if they can. If you can afford it pay someone in who wouldn't normally go. Twitter WhatsApp groups whatever you can do.
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Re: Club statement

Postby 90mins+ET » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:03 pm

It had to be announced on Friday the 13th!
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Re: Club statement

Postby Davie Hogg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:21 pm

How could anyone running a football club be stupid enough to get stung by an online fraud? Who is responsible for it? We need answers!
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Re: Club statement

Postby Willie Wastle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 pm

Surprised anyone is using this news to have a pop at the Board. We're not the first football club to be defrauded and we won't be the last.

We run on a very tight budget: if the amount bandied around by BT Sport is remotely accurate, and can't be recovered, then we will be in grave difficulties. Ye Olde Hamiltonian seems to be the only one with a sense of the proportion of this. It's potentially disastrous.
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Re: Club statement

Postby H9crx » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:13 pm

I think I will dredge up all the threads stating the Shady people running the club!
All the times you will see red and white defending! Not see him for a while!

Involved me thinks!
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Re: Club statement

Postby Davie Hogg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:23 pm

Willie Wastle wrote:Surprised anyone is using this news to have a pop at the Board. We're not the first football club to be defrauded and we won't be the last.

We run on a very tight budget: if the amount bandied around by BT Sport is remotely accurate, and can't be recovered, then we will be in grave difficulties. Ye Olde Hamiltonian seems to be the only one with a sense of the proportion of this. It's potentially disastrous.


Because it's the board who have been stupid enough to get conned? We need to find out what they did. Nobody is under any illusions that the club could go under. We need to know how and why our club has got into this situation.
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Re: Club statement

Postby AlMac » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:44 pm

Davie Hogg wrote:
Willie Wastle wrote:Surprised anyone is using this news to have a pop at the Board. We're not the first football club to be defrauded and we won't be the last.

We run on a very tight budget: if the amount bandied around by BT Sport is remotely accurate, and can't be recovered, then we will be in grave difficulties. Ye Olde Hamiltonian seems to be the only one with a sense of the proportion of this. It's potentially disastrous.


Because it's the board who have been stupid enough to get conned? We need to find out what they did. Nobody is under any illusions that the club could go under. We need to know how and why our club has got into this situation.


None of us know what's happened, but you've decided that someone's been stupid!? There's a criminal investigation underway, so it's unlikely there will be any details released anytime soon. Survival of our club should be the main concern....
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Re: Club statement

Postby Bomber Harris » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:47 pm

I've seen some stuff on couple of forums, Twitter and we are Hamilton about Colin McGowan and Airdrie. Think I must of went into a coma and missed something here. Anyone seen this?
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Re: Club statement

Postby YeOldeHamiltonian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:51 pm

Rumoured to be £900,00 ffs.
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Re: Club statement

Postby Amoutahere1874 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:14 pm

This is going to get nasty.
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Re: Club statement

Postby Alty accie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:17 pm

HAMILTON ACCIES
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RIP :( :(
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Re: Club statement

Postby Davie Hogg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:19 pm

YeOldeHamiltonian wrote:Rumoured to be £900,00 ffs.


Really? ffs. What on earth has been going on?
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