As others have said I wish you weren't in such an awful position right now. I've been watching events at Torquay over the last few years with a mixture of disbelief and anger at the mismanagement there. I remember posts on the Banter Board when we were struggling along the lines of "Torquay 33 places above Exeter" etc but always took them in good spirit because I was proud of our Trust Ownership and the 'onwards & upwards' vibe we had developed. Then I saw Argyle collapse with any chance of supporter ownership there scuttled by a Developer & a self appointed 'Trust Chairman' and then your own sorry fall from grace.For me the sorry tale of a club I have followed for 40 years, through ups and downs similar to ECFC, is a lesson for you lot to value your ownership as a supporters trust club. Whatever happens, good or bad, at least you know decisions will be made in the interests of the club.
Poor decisions and incompetence has led my team to the brink of...well, what? Liquidation would be better than this. At least it would be quick and we could get on with forming a phoenix team or getting on with life. This is death by slow suffocation. We know where it’s all going to end but it could be another decade before the final shots are administered. We are in the grasp of Osborne. He has us checkmate. All we can do is hope that the council never sells him the freehold and that the ******* ****s off. But he won’t. He plays the long game. He’s been involved with Swindon speedway for around a decade, sucking the life out of them, crushing any hopes with false promise after false promise. It doesn’t matter to him how long it takes as long as he gets what he wants at the end of it. Our club is like a corpse in the Walking Dead, just existing, in limbo, screwed and ****ed. There’s little point in going because you feel like you’re endorsing the fantasy that Clarke Osborne cons the gullible with. Yet does a boycott play exactly into his hands, proving such a stadium is no longer needed. Nobody knows. Who can tell? Our club is dead, yet still it exists, losing at home to a team our reserves used to beat. There are very many worse things in life but it does engender anger and malaise.
I hope this is your equivalent of our Russell & Lewis years and Osborne gets shown up soon for the sham he is - giving you a chance to rebuild.
All the best and hoping for my favourite Devon derby again in years to come.