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Sustaining – Succeeding – Together

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Thursday, 23rd February 2017 4:58pm

Assistant manager, Bob Malcolm was unable to attend a disciplinary tribunal meeting today due to road conditions. The SFA agreed to postpone the hearing until the 2nd March.

Monday, 20th February 2017 8:27pm

Representatives of the club met with the SFA today, to discuss ongoing location plans.
The quarterly review meeting was held with NLL managing director, as was the fortnightly meeting with the manager.
A fundraising group also met to review the current year's planned activity.

Sunday, 19th February 2017 11:49am

The next batch of Lottery ticket distribution was organised this week, with a meeting with the printer and uplift of our tickets for the next couple of months. March tickets have been sorted and arranged, for distribution to our Lottery Agents this weekend.

Thursday, 16th February 2017 10:52pm

At the monthly Glasgow FA (GFA) meeting today, proposals to extend and develop Clyde FC in the development of Futsal capabilities and participation in the GFA Futsal League were discussed. SFA funded coach education courses are available and it is the club’s intention to make use of this opportunity.
Looking ahead the club, through the foundation, will again be participating in the annual GFA Football Festival in April, nominating five local primary schools.

Thursday, 16th February 2017 3:03pm

Following a meeting with NLL Catering Management today, it was agreed that Clyde will take responsibility for the running of the bar facility in the third floor Executive Suite at the stadium on matchdays. This is subject to Clyde staff completing the necessary mandatory training.

Wednesday, 15th February 2017 6:32pm

Following our Scottish Cup match, the club is required to complete a survey on the impact of the new initiative of the 4th substitute rule. Following a number of requests from the global football community, The IFAB decided in 2016 to analyse what impact the use of 4th substitutions in matches with extra time would have on the match and its outcome. Based on discussions with its various bodies, The IFAB drafted the terms of reference for this experiment so that The IFAB can take a decision at the 2018 AGM. The overall objective of this project is to establish whether the implementation of 4th substitutes in matches with extra time will benefit the game.

The research will therefore analyse:

1. What is the impact on the game itself? i.e. does the use of 4th subs lead to
a. more goals in extra time
b. fewer kicks from the penalty mark

2. Is there a player welfare benefit as a result of a ‘tired’ player begin replaced and thus being less susceptible to injury?

3. Is the 4th substitute used tactically or genuinely for player welfare?

4. Does the potential to use all four substitutes during extra time (and thus change more than a third of the team) have an unfair impact on the match?

5. How often does a substitute (and especially a 4th substitute) score or become significantly involved in the scoring of a goal (s) in extra time?

6. What is the impact on the emotions of the game?

The survey requires input from the coaching and medical staff and requires detailed analysis of the match itself including the timing of the substitutions, the positions of the players replaced and the impact on the score and match. All information is required to be submitted within 5 days of the match’s completion.

Wednesday, 15th February 2017 1:27pm

After last's night painful defeat, we are now looking ahead to Elgin City on Saturday and a sponsor has been found to assist with the costs of the forthcoming trip. The manager was keen to continue to travel North the evening before the match in order to give the club the best opportunity to return with maximum points, at this critical time in the campaign.

Monday, 13th February 2017 8:22pm

Last week was another busy one for the Foundation staff team. Preparations continue for the cycling festival on the 5th March at Broadwood with meetings being held with local organisations that are supporting the event.
In addition, school visits continue as do the Saturday morning classes that have engaged with a good number of local families in Cumbernauld.
Finally, Sunday saw Round 2 of the Youth Engagement League (YEL) with The Bully Wee sides travelling to face Motherwell.

Monday, 13th February 2017 4:25pm

Last week, we worked to confirm funding and then with manager source potential goalkeepers who were eligible to feature in the Scottish Cup, which resulted in Connor Quinn signing on Friday and making his debut at Ayr.

Preparations have been ongoing for tomorrow's replay, which moved up a gear directly after the final whistle at Somerset with confirmation to NLL of the required match arrangements.

A meeting was held this morning that included visits to current locations under consideration. We have scheduled a meeting with the SFA for 20th February to discuss project support for site options.

The regular operations meeting was also held this afternoon. It reviewed actions from the January board meeting and prepared the agenda for February board meeting.

Sunday, 5th February 2017 7:49pm

We've been working with the manager to update him with regard to monitoring the disciplinary records of players, ensuring that any players named in the squad are eligible for selection. Although the club receives notification each week from the SFA regarding current and forthcoming suspensions it is the individual club's responsibility to keep accurate records and this includes checking records of any new additions to the squad.

We're continuing to review the approach to fundraising, including preparing for a meeting this week with a potential club volunteer to assist the co-ordination of activities. This is with a view to creating a hub of people to assist the delivery of events and fundraisers and add to the positive activities that already run such as the Christmas raffle, race night and golf day.

Preparations for the cup tie v Ayr are also already underway and this has included agreement over the cost of admission, date of replay and putting operational arrangements in place for a possible midweek replay at Broadwood on 14th February.