Sent from my iPadTo Dan Mole
I am writing to inform you, that a committee meeting of the Independent Saddlers Supporters Association (ISSA) has taken place. It is with deep regret that a unanimous decision was reached, that we are no longer willing to participate in future working party meetings. I can’t emphasize enough that this is not what we wished for, our intentions and goals are clear, the Independent Saddlers Supporters Association is for the benefit of all Supporters of Walsall Football Club, and a good working relationship with the club is still very important to us.
Due to constant attempts to cause animosity towards ISSA by one individual, along with unfounded and libellous accusations, which we intend to pursue separately, a working relationship with the trust is now impossible. We have reached out to the trust, and made a real effort to build a harmonious relationship. However, one individual appears to have a personal vendetta against us, and not only has a closed mind on there ever being a working relationship, goes out of his way to discredit us in any way possible.
It should also be noted that as a group, we believe the said person is working outside of the Trust’s own constitution. As well as taking any opportunity to discredit ISSA, but is causing bad feelings towards Walsall Football Club itself. ISSA is completely against this, and believe it doesn’t represent the views of Walsall Football Club, or it’s supporters. However it is clear that there are supporters that do believe what is being said.
Moving forwards, ISSA intend to continue to support Walsall Football Club, and it’s supporters, without question. To the best of our abilities,we will continue to make charitable donations whenever possible, we will always put our fans first and foremost in everything we do, and always continue to promote our club in a positive manner.
Our decision is in no way against our beloved club, we feel we need to take this action to safeguard the integrity of our group. We have all worked very hard, and are very proud of what we have achieved so far, we simply can not tolerate persistent attacks to destroy all the good we have done, and all the plans we have for the future. As it stands, it is our view that a working relationship is impossible with such an unwilling partner.
This isn’t a closed book, the door is always open. Our intentions are good and honest, a good working relationship with the Trust will always be a possibility. The Trust have made promises in the past in meetings, and then reverted back to type as soon as the meetings are over. The ball is firmly in their court to make positive change. As it stands we feel we can’t work alongside a group who holds ISSA in such contempt, works outside of it’s own constitution, and most importantly doesn’t represent the true views of our supporters.
Dave Beckett - Chairman of the Independent Saddlers Supporters Association
CC Steph Gamble
Leigh Pomlett Graham Whitaker