Over to You, Bill

Last updated : 27 October 2003 By Firparkcorner

Speaking to the shareholders, John Boyle outlined the difficult times the club had been through in the last eighteen months but declared that the club was now in a stable financial state.

Bill Dickie passes some 'Well fans at Rugby Park!
There was great satisfaction to be gained from some of the recent results on the park and some excitement to be taken from the emergence of the “young talent”. Terry Butcher and his team of coaches were to be congratulated for their efforts.

John said the he was giving up the role of chairman and that Bill Dickie would be the man to lead the club into the future and that further changes would be made to the composition of the board but that those would be delayed until the club was free of administration.

Bill Dickie thanked John for his enormous contribution to the club and stated that his efforts had kept the club alive. There was a need for all of us to generate more income for the club. The people of Lanarkshire had to get behind the club and local businesses should also play their part.

Terry Butcher made a few contributions to the meeting. He let it be known that Martyn Corrigan had signed a contract to keep him at Fir Park until 2006. He pointed out that the young players at the club are its future and he expressed pleasure at the conveyor belt which is producing a stream of talent. Parents should be made aware that we give youngsters an opportunity to play first team football and that should be bourne in mind when choosing a club. He indicated that talks with Stephen Pearson were still ongoing.

Bryan Jackson said that he hoped the club would be free from administration early next year and that the club would have a clean balance sheet at that time. He hoped to put an offer to creditors late in November.