Falkirk fans demand for Pressley’s head at Emergency meeting


We brought you the news yesterday that Falkirk Chairman Martin Ritchie called an emergency meeting to beg supporters to buy season tickets now, in a bid to keep the club alive.

In a packed out meeting last night, some fans acted angrily as they felt they were being blackmailed and demanded that the club sack manager Steven Pressley first.

Ritchie told around 400 supporters that the club needed funds to pay for future wages, but when he was asked about the future of Steven Pressley, he said, “I’m not here to talk about the manager, I’m here to talk about the club. It is highly unlikely the manager and the players will be here in three to five years’ time. The question is do you want the club to be here in five years’ time?

“It is highly unlikely anyone will put us into administration. We have no bank debt so no bank can close us down and we are 100 per cent up to date with the Inland Revenue. We are in a comfortable position with the people we owe money to. The only threat is if we got into a position where we couldn’t pay any wages. We are not in that position today. The real problem is that two years ago our income was £5.5million. This year it’s £2.2m. What the club needs is season tickets to be sold early and people to come to our final two games. We are here asking the fans to keep supporting us. If we don’t actually get money for season tickets then we are not going to carry on.”

Source: The Scottish Sun


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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