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Re: Swanny
Posted by: SwannyMediaMan
Date: 10/09/2018 06:50
Hope you are all well!

When I left in December 2017, part of the agreement was that I shouldn’t attend any games for the remainder of the season.

Over the summer I have had several invitations, from sponsors, who I know well, to attend as their guest and also had a couple of requests from staff to help out with my knowledge from my time at the club, which I was pleased to assist with.

Out of courtesy I emailed the club and asked if it was okay if I attended this season but received the following reply a week later………

‘We have given some thought to your request and we have decided that it will serve the best interests of the Club if you don't attend any future fixtures.’

I was, I must admit a bit miffed and replied to that effect. I had made excuses to all those who asked if I was coming to games last season, but after the reply, I did say that if anyone asked I would tell them why I don’t attend anymore.

It is of course the club’s privilege to decide who they want in the stadium and who they don’t want and I respect that, but I also respect my own integrity to be able to tell people the truth on why I don’t attend.

Nothing is forever in any walk of life and I am sure in the months and years ahead there will be management changes and hope that in times to come I can return.

Sale Sharks as a club is very special to me as are my friends who follow the club. I wish them well as a club and hope that the success the fans crave for isn’t too far away. I would also like to thank the fans who took time out to send me emails/tweet/direct messages after hearing why I wasn’t coming to games. I worked as the direct link between the fans and the club in the Brian Kennedy era and Brian was always a big believer in ‘Supporter is King’. Great advice and something I worked on for many years, helping fans.

My consultancy practice acts as a Customer Services Consultant for several sports clubs who are already reaping the benefits.

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