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Taylor Talks (2)

By Gordon Thomson
Mon, 30th May 2005 12:00am

Clyde's Acting Chairman John Taylor continued his end of season report and in the second instalment he concentrated on matters away from the pitch. The biggest concern for Clyde fans is the lifting of the CVA and that is something that John was able to give positive news about.

"As regards the CVA, we're on course and the final meeting is on 7 June. We are now in the position of knowing that there is definitely a future for this Club. We will be in a fairly unique position in Scottish football as we are not in debt and equally no longer are we relying upon one person. A lot of clubs are heavily reliant on one individual but it is not a great model and we can honestly say we are now standing on our own feet. We have started the process of having the correct foundations for us to progress on a solid footing."

New Sponsor
John continued "I think it is fair to say that off the pitch the club has been transformed. There will be an announcement soon in regard to a new club sponsor and we are delighted with that deal. Our match against Manchester United has already been sponsored, there has been good interest in our away strip and Graham Roberts has also been effective in bringing in further investment from his own contacts as well. Another announcement will also follow about a further club sponsor who has agreed to give their support to a family section at Broadwood for the next two years."

A key factor in promoting family involvement is a consistent presence in Cumbernauld, a matter the club is aware of and reassured that they have a manager in place who is equally aware of its value.

Clyde in the Community
"Community work is vital and Graham understands that and has experience of doing this work in the past. At other clubs he has been active in getting them integrated into the community and Graham believes it is vital for him and players to make regular visits to the local schools."

Finally the website had to ask about John's own position as he had been Chair in an acting capacity for over a year. "It is a position we are continuing to look to fill on a permanent basis. The last year has demanded a lot of time over and above people's own work but now things are settling down and it is hoped that we can appoint someone before the season commences."

It has been a remarkable time for Clyde. John Taylor and his colleagues alongside the Supporters Trust deserve credit for stepping into the breach when it was vital. All have worked tremendously hard in ensuring that this 128 year old club goes from strength to strength.