03 October 2012

City Alerts - Lee's view this morning

From LEE this morning: "I would like to thank everyone for turning up and supporting us again so well last night. Hopefully, it was not our last game. After the match, the squad had a meeting lasting around an hour with three people representing the administrators, with James Moore doing the talking. We agreed that we will stay on until October 11, by which time hopefully there will be some good news. That is what we are all clinging to.

"I feel that bit more confident after the meeting if only for the fact that they said the debts are 'only' £190,000, which is a lot less than the previous figures mentioned, and even this could be negotiated down to a much smaller sum. But as I read it, the basic situation remains unchanged. There are five or six parties who have expressed an interest, but still no sign of any one of them emerging as a firm bidder. I suggested that the administrators could get some of the interested parties to work together and they agreed that they were looking at this.

"Some of the players will play for other clubs this weekend (when City have no fixture). I've said I have no problem with that - they need to keep fit and that's their chance to do it. Then, if an investor comes in by next Thursday, hopefully there will be some money in the accounts which will enable the players to stay on longer and fulfil the fixture at home to Dover Athletic on the Saturday.

LEE'S VIEW on Truro City 2 Bath City 1

"It reminded me of last Saturday at Chelmsford, where we played ever so well, but this time if anything we passed the ball even better and played some really good football. To go in 1-1 at half-time was a bit of a travesty after the boys' first half performance, and my main concern was the fitness levels - how they would react in the second half, when of course we were going to tire. But I was chuffed to bits with them; they really dug deep and got what they deserved.

"I'd had to change the line-up again, but the performance and commitment all over the park was immense; I was really proud of them and for once they got what they deserved. Stewart Yetton is a fit boy now; he's getting his just rewards and doing what he does best, scoring goals. Andy Watkins made a terrific run to set up Yetsi's winner and Tim Sandercombe made a brilliant save to tip the ball over the bar at the death - although I did tell him he should have caught it!"


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