I think it is very bad form for a Director on any Board to talk publicly about Board decisions, and to their credit both Katie and Paul have been fantastic in this regard. In fact, this has been the tightest Board at EFC in my memory. Even after pumping many beers into Simon Madden after a coterie function, we couldn’t get him to spill anything.
I do however hate secrecy and find little reason why all is not disclosed through the Chairman. Local Government is a horrible beast where issues are deemed confidential to protect the popularity of Councilors and deny knowledge to the rest of us mugs, and the reason I detest the whole matter. Many of us still ache from James Hird’s banishment, and while James owes none of us any explanation, I still think the Board does. I do not really care if the Board sacked James or he really resigned, I just want to know the truth.
I respect entirely what Paul Cousins said above and understand the difficulty that both he and Katie face with questions on this and other topics, and love their solidarity. And nothing against Sean Wellman, as I loved him as a player and if he fails this time then hope he stands again, but Katie and Paul have unfinished business, so hope we let them get on with it.