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Discussion started by Grockles.com , 27 November, 2019 01:32
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Re: And so.....
Grockle 27 November, 2019 22:04
Sorry people. It took a while to get them to reset. But we're here again. I had a bit of a miserable rant.,Apologies



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Re: And so.....
nelliec 28 November, 2019 07:45
Well summed up Grockle.So many questions and so few answers as yet from anyone within the club.At least we have some weekend championship cricket,but still a huge hole in fhe fixtures during most of July when we want to watch cricket.
Overseas signings nothing forthcoming and no new news about the pitch penalty.
Championship fixtures just don’t make any sense at all.Maybe this is the ECB s way of downgrading it along with the 50 over competition,and then they can re invent it all singing and dancing at the test grounds.Cardiff will probably get dropped at the same time.
All we can do is keep supporting and hopefully get bigger crowds for our 50 over games than Welsh fire get for the 100.That will really hit the ECB where it hurts.

Re: And so.....
Tractor 28 November, 2019 08:15
Not terribly impressed with the fixtures:
The championship is severely compromised, not only playing 14 games in a table of 10, but a strange system in place for teams we only play once (Northants and Yorkshire at home, Kent and Lancashire away). What was the criteria?
The 'tourist' game is a 4-day England Lions versus West Indies Lions the same days Somerset are away at Warwickshire.
IF we are successful getting to the RL50 play-off final, like last year there's a very short timespan before the semi-final!
The T20 includes another back-to-back away fixture, travelling to the Rose Bowl for a floodlit match 18th June, followed by a floodlit the next day at the Oval.

Re: And so.....
Bagpuss 28 November, 2019 08:56
The percieved plan was there would be a "seeding system" in div 1 to decide who played which team just once. Would have been nice to see an explanation of precisely how this worked from the ECB when, or better still before, the fixtures were announced.

My very first thought when I saw them was "look, they've made sure they've got two Roses matches". Oh and we have two v Glos. Is this a lucky coincidence or is it the same "luck" by which India are always "drawn" in the same group as Pakistan in ICC tournaments.

Re: And so.....
Somerset LaLaLa 28 November, 2019 09:42
Club website advertising for new CEO, does that mean a Chairman has now been appointed?

"With the Board, continue to formulate, modify and implement a strategy for the period 2020-2024 that aligns itself with the ECB strategy and support the delivery of a change of governance and constitution"

Re: And so.....
Phantom 28 November, 2019 11:18
Losing more and more interest in all things Somerset, seeing the fixtures is all a bit Meh !

Re: And so.....
Grockle 28 November, 2019 11:27
Might be part of the great plan Phantom. Sow apathy marginalise non 100 games, fill the trough and stick the snout in.

The 20's may not be cricket's greatest decade...



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Re: And so.....
Grockle 28 November, 2019 12:09
How does us playing Glos twice next year fit with the plan to balance the CC1 by ensuring the top end played twice and the newcomers faced the top once? Lancs Yorkshire fits I think but really?



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Re: And so.....
Bagpuss 28 November, 2019 23:32
Going to take a while to appoint a CEO; anyone in post somewhere else likely to have a 3 month notice period. May as well get it advertised.

Re: And so.....
wsm fan 29 November, 2019 07:16
We were told Mr CEO would be in place by the AGM, Jan25.....

There is every chance the process is well under way. My understanding is legally we have to advertise the position openly. The likely reality is we will have identified 1 2 3 hopefuls & this part is just to show we are doing things by the book.
As stated anybody in a job now & sitting interviews w/c Dec16 is unlikely to be able to start before mid March at the earliest depending on their circumstances.

Re: And so.....
Roger ivanhoe 29 November, 2019 16:06
We were also told that the Chairman (when appointed) would take a active role in the appointment of our New CEO.

Is it likely our new chairman could be within our current management committee, several prospects there , Malcom Derry must be forerunner I would have thought.

But highly unlikely that the Club will have a CEO in place by the January AGM, unless of course the club appoint a person who is “between positions “ , as was Mr Cornish at the time of his appointment.


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