- 25 Feb 2005
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I can see why K's fans dislike hearing what the Board has to say, but is that the same as the Board being incorrect/misleading in what their statement? (Unsure).
True, but the K's Board is telling us that they are exceeding their obligations. Is the Board lying? (Unsure)
Do you have some insight into that which you'd like to share?
I could be wrong, but I suspect that K's would have been homeless and/or bust (or even non-existent), had AFCW not come along when they did, since the Khoslas were never going to do anything to save the club from the mess it was in, and the Council weren't much better.
As I see it, AFCW bought K's time, which they unfortunately haven't been able to use to extricate themselves from the mess they've been in for some years now.
What exactly have AFCW done to "play their part in the demise of K's"?
They were going bust before AFCW were even involved, having been raped by the Khoslas.
I don't like or dislike AFCW or K's either.
It's just as someone who's very nerdishly interested in these things, I see it as being a case of a club which had been poorly run for some time before eventually being shafted by the Khoslas, such that they had nowhere else to go (literally) until AFCW came along and permitted them to stay on at the ground, thereby giving them time to sort themselves out.
AFCW didn't have to keep them on, and can hardly be blamed when the K's haven't been able to restore their club in the meantime (imo).
Sorry, its taken me a long time to reply.
The board's comments are weak and didn't really put up much of a fight. Having read an article (by a K's fan) in the latest edition of WSC it seems clear that the K's board have to be diplomatic and not cause any fuss if they want to receive the "generous donation" from AfcW/Chelsea.
I don't believe K's would have been homeless as the Khosla's wouldn't have been able to sell Kingsmeadow for housing etc. as far as I understand. They may have gone bust - but of course they could have reformed.
Wimbledon bought K's ground for a massively inflated price which priced out K's of ever buying it back - that was before the ground developments increased its value even further. They have nicked local support and talent. I think that for a start has played apart in the demise of K's.