Morning Grovers, a quick post this fine morning as I’m flying back to the UK today. Most of the news that you can pin a reality stick to hangs on the appointment of Sir Chips Keswick to the role of Chairman. The man knows a bank, having run Hasbros back in the day as well as represent the Bank of England. Now, at 72 or 3… he’s taken on the role of Chairman.
I can’t say it’s not deserved. He’s done the hard work at the club, now maybe it’s time for a more chilled out role. However, I am slightly disappointed. It feels like a ‘job for the boys’ appointment. There was an opportunity to shape how the club looked at the top level and we’ve dodged it by making a safe appointment of yet another old man. We could have gone the player route with Bob Wilson. We could have gone with a fan favourite in David
Dein. We could have gone curve ball with Chris Wreh. We went super safe instead.
The role of chairman is largely superficial, but that still won’t hide my disappointment.
Still, there’s a gap on the board of directors. That’s good news. That means a fresh injection of youth somewhere along to line. Hopefully someone from the AST is going to give me a blog on the movements.
I’m struggling with time and energy right now, so I’m going to leave you with a short post today. Hey, maybe we can touch base tomorrow and shoot the breeze around some idle Gooner chit chat?
Sound good? Of course it does.
Have a safe flight… of course I will