Author: ERNIE NEWALL

Introduction Happily married, and a retired General Practitioner, I keep myself busy with a variety of interests including D.I.Y. and blogging. We have two adopted greyhounds (Pelé and Ivy).

LOAN NOTE HOLDERS DESPAIR OF TRUST COMMITTEE

Two intelligent professional men – Trust loan note holders David Edwards and ‘TAFKAC’ have commented that (like Mortonjag’s brother who ‘invested’ £1000) they believe in the concept  of a fans’ Trust but are disillusioned by the events of the last year at the Greenock Morton Supporters’ Society.


It is apparent that a  ‘relaunch’  is  required if ‘The Trust’ is to survive the well documented financial shambles that was ‘The Stars of ’79’ celebration overseen by Stuart Duncan the Trust Chairman. 


Paul Gill, the Mancunian committee member behind the current ‘relaunch’ and a newcomer to Inverclyde, flagrantly discounts the fact that  he deliberately chose to accept Stuart Duncan’s version of events  at a committee meeting on 24th June where they unanimously agreed to the ongoing pursuit of Trust member Jim Gallacher in a dubious attempt to justify blatantly defamatory allegations of theft made by committee members Goodwin and Donnelly.  Goodwin’s statement WAS RATIFIED IN WRITING BY DUNCAN, something which may ultimately prove embarrassing for Douglas Rae the owner of Greenock Morton F.C. of which Duncan is a director.


All present at that meeting  were well aware of an unexplained deficit of ~ £1500 in Sean Donnelly’s ticket income from the ‘Stars’ event, as the Trust solicitor had previously been asked for an explanation by Mr. Gallacher’s legal representative – a request which Messrs. Blair and Bryden chose to ignore. Nevertheless it was stated  immediately thereafter that they had ‘examined all of the evidence’, and that they supported the actions of the committee to date.


Mr. Robinson the Trust treasurer who declined to have anything to do with Mr. Gallacher despite the latter’s offer to ‘go through all of the figures with him’ refused in a subsequent ‘across the board’ meeting to discuss Donnelly’s deficit while attempting to ‘bully’ Mr. Gallacher into ‘making an offer’ – something which is on record. Inexplicably Robinson  has failed to fulfil a promise to the membership to supply the findings of a sub committee of three (of which Donnelly is a member) set up to examine the  evidence after ‘ALL OF THE EVIDENCE HAD BEEN EXAMINED’. Even more bizarrely he states that the outcome  ‘is of no concern’ to Mr. Gallacher – a bona fide Trust member!


The silent majority undoubtedly perceives that a relaunch is  required if the Trust is to survive the financial shambles overseen by Mr. Duncan. Unfortunately for all who care about the Trust, the current committee appears to have burned its boats.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUB- COMMITTEE TO INCLUDE DONNELLY!

THREE MONTHS AGO
 
 
‘There is no getting away from the fact that the unfortunate events surrounding the ’79 night and its aftermath have left a dark cloud hanging over the trust for a number of  months now, and this must be a concern both to current and potential members. At the June board meeting, it was decided that two recently co-opted board members, Nick Robinson (a qualified accountant), and Chris McCorkindale (a legal academic) should form a subcommittee, along with Sean Donnelly (who was involved in the night itself), in order to review all of the evidence pertaining to that night. This review is currently ongoing, and nearing a conclusion, at which point the sub-committee will recommend the next steps which it believes ought to be taken to bring this very sensitive matter to a satisfactory resolution. As soon as a conclusion is reached, the board will give a full account of the event and its fall-out to the members, as well as the steps being taken to ensure that these problems are never repeated. In the meantime, the board thank you all for your patience’.
 
TWO WEEKS AGO
‘With regard to Mr. Donnelly, the Trust is in separate discussion with him, the outcome of which is not of concern to your client’.
 
 
That first piece was written by new Trust Secretary and ‘legal academic’ ‘Korky’ McCorkindale. Why he and ‘qualified accountant’ ‘Auld Nick’ Robinson ever saw fit to form a sub-committee along with a proven ‘scamster’  remains a mystery – especially when they already knew full well that Donnelly had failed to account for some £1500 of ticket money.
 
What is even MORE mystifying is how ‘independent of the old guard’ Trust Treasurer and Accountant Robinson can possibly argue that ‘the outcome of discussions with Donnelly (note how the goalposts have been moved) is of no concern’ to a bona fide Trust member -PARTICULARLY WHEN MR. ROBINSON PREVIOUSLY GUARANTEED IN WRITING THAT AN EXPLANATION WOULD BE FORWARDED TO THAT MEMBER’S SOLICITOR!!
 
Robinson has regarded Jim Gallacher as ‘guilty’ from the outset. He flatly refused to have anything to do with him, only accepting his figures via a third party (Mortonjag) whom he then accused of ‘having backed the wrong horse’!  He fails to accept that he was brainwashed (primarily) by Dunco the Clown, and has now burned his boats. 
 
Mr. Gallacher is a bona fideTrust member – just like Mortonjag – but Robinson treats him like a common criminal. Some of the comments and innuendo in ‘Auld Nick’s latest diatribe to JG’s lawyer suggest that he has totally lost his grip on reality, and cast (in Mortonjag’s opinion) shame on his profession. In a previous outburst (also on record) he accused Mortonjag (absolutely untruthfully) of being responsible for threatening emails.
 
Mortonjag now intends to activate the complaint already with I.C.A.S. Mr. Robinson was well warned about Duncan and Co. but he chose to ‘back the right horse’. Perhaps he should have listened to a fellow professional! 
 
When will the findings of your sub-committee be made available to ALL Trust members as promised Mr. Robinson? 
 
 

DUNCO – A VERY CLEAR DEFICIT OF £1600 FOR THE EVENT

post Today, 04:20 PM
Post #90

 

 

‘A lot more knowledgeable on the subject than your are  . I was involved and know the facts, not the made up stories posted by some on here’.
 
‘Dunco’s been at it again on Bell’s Comic – what a buffoon. 


The truth of course is that ‘Dunco’ himself was inextricably involved in the most notorious made up story ever posted on that teetering rag. Here it is again in all its glory from Glenburn Place’s very own Jackanory!
 
….and Mr Plod didn’t stop there either – not a bit of it – just for the avoidance of doubt he later pronounced:
 
post Jan 31 2010, 12:32 AM
Post #5

‘Newton – due to the fact that I have raised the matter of possible civil action against a certain party I would not divulge any of the facts that I have uncovered.
I have been on the case, so to speak, from around the time of the police involvement. 
The reason for doing so is that I suspected early on that the police may encounter problems due to the lack of a paper-trail.
I has stayed away from posting on this matter until now, after having read so much speculation, guesswork, rumour etc etc.
Those people who know me from old know I wouldn’t make such a serious allegation without concrete evidence.

The truth will eventually out and rest assured I will do all in my power to get the Trust members money back.

Capitanus – yes it is all very sad, but no-one is going to get away with stealing members money.
Things were done in a dignified way and I have stayed off this messageboard re this topic, concentrating on building evidence to get our members money back.

It is such a shame that this has blackened such a great night, but unfortunately money was stolen and that really is the bottom line’.

This post has been edited by ton5saints1: Jan 31 2010, 12:44 AM

 

ALMOST INCREDIBLY he who must be believed – ‘Dunco the Knowledgeable’ – the James Watt College Professor who cons gullible old accountants, eager young Ph.D. students,  paranoid Mancunian interlopers, and innocent ‘prang’ victims with his silvery tongued lies and spin couldn’t resist chipping in with:
 
 
 Stuart Duncan       Jan 31 2010, 05:03 PM    Post #56

 

‘Try new glasses!!

I can answer that and it will also be my last post on the subject. I have a detailed account of all moneys paid into the Trust account and all monies paid out of the Trust account for the event. And a very clear paper trail with both cheque stubs and pay in book stubs backed up by Trust bank account statements from the BOS.There is a very clear deficit of £1600 for the event.

BTW I agree with Danny summation given he has also made enquiries of people the police didn’t talk to’.
 
THE DEFAMATION ACTION IS LOOMING LARGE ‘DUNCO’
 
You claim that you are not arrogant, deluded, blinkered intransigent or a buffoon.  You are, however, A MATCHLESS MAESTRO of made up stories!
 
 


 

 

CONFIRMED THAT EVENT WAS ‘NOT FOR PROFIT’.

 
 

Written by Sean   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
As some may know, the Greenock Morton Supporters Trust have planned a night to celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Players and Staff who took us to the top of the Premier League away back in 1979. The Date is 6th Nov 2009, venue Port Glasgow Town Hall, 1900-0100am………..

 ……The aim is not to make money but to make it as cheap as possible so‘real fans’ can get along, any money that maybe made will go to the new Greenock Morton Football Acadamy.

post Apr 10 2010, 12:34 PM
Post #27

 

 
The money raised, £5000, from last years fans game was deposited in the Trust account in the expectation that the Academy would be up and running beginning of January 2010
 
We had also hoped to raise another 

 

 
£5000 from the ’79 night,

 

plus money from the sales of the DVDs on the night. We have the money from the DVD sales which if memory serves me right was around the £1600 mark. Unfortunately we never received the money we were expecting from the ’79 night.

 

 

 

IT JUST DOESN’T ADD UP – DOES IT MR. 

 

 

 

DUNCAN?

 

 

 

You cannot refute the fact that the evening was NOT designed to run at a profit (nor a loss for that matter), nor can you refute the fact that Messrs. Morrison and (your fellow Academy Director) Goodwin – who currently faces defamation charges – flatly refused to allow the DVD proceeds to be incorporated in the Stars finances despite being an integral part of the celebration. That  income has never been incorporated in the multivarious sets of ‘accounts’ produced in an attempt to ‘stitch up’ Jim Gallacher. WHY?
 
You cannot refute the fact that you authorised cash payments for the speakers and caterers to cut costs and save on V.A.T. yet that Goodwin later demanded to see V.A.T. receipts for those very services as he contrived to involve the police. That series of often contradictory, theatening, and bullying emails sent to Mr. Gallacher by yourself and others will be published at an appropriate time.
 
Was your ‘nose  in a poke’ when no apparent profit emerged for your Academy? Did you forget that no profit was planned, AND that you still you had your DVD income?
 
Most of all,  had you known of Donnelly’s ~ £1500 in missing ticket money at the time, would it have made any difference when you had expected £5000 from a ‘not for profit’ event? 
 
THAT JUST DOESN’T ADD UP 


EITHER – DOES IT MR. DUNCAN? 
 
Your tame accountant fellow Robinson may juggle with his numbers till the cows come home, and those young and ineffectual committee ‘newbies’ can get heady on your spin and lies till rigor mortis sets in, but to quote your goodself Mr. Duncan SIR,  when all’s done and dusted – when the full truth is exposed – THE FACTS AND FIGURES WON’T LIE! 


Shame on you, a Trust Chairman, and a Director of Greenock Morton F.C., that they have been fed only what you wanted them to hear. 


Unthinking respect for authority has been the enemy of truth from the moment non committee member ‘Honest Big Andy’ Morrison ‘read the riot act’ and you meekly marched into Rue End St. to persuade the police that Jim Gallacher was a thief.  Donnelly saw that as a chance to cover his tracks, tipping off ‘The Tilly’ and a respected message board poster.


More of Goodwin’s amoral agenda later, but for the time being Mr. Duncan, SIR you cannot refute the fact that you and your fellow committee members had a joint responsibility to ensure that the evening’s finances were run in an accountable manner as demanded in the Trust constitution.
 
THAT THAT WAS NOT DONE IS ULTIMATELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


   THE MEMBERSHIP EAGERLY 


AWAITS YOUR FULL REPORT    
 
 

 

MASSAGING FIGURES – NO VOUCHING FOR ANY!


1/
Chairman Herr Duncan: 30/11/2009 
        We have meticulously examined the figures you have provided and have eliminated those items of expenditure which we believe to be invalid. An explanation can be read in the attached spreadsheet. 
This has given us a new calculation of what is owed to the Trust, again based on your provided figures, which can be viewed in the attached spreadsheet. To ensure that our accounts are auditable ‘we require you to forward £4759 to close this shortfall immediately’.
Failure to do so will result in us approaching Strathclyde Police in order for them to investigate this matter. 


2/
                  
post Jan 31 2010, 05:03 PM
Post #56

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Try new glasses!!

I can answer that and it will also be my last post on the subject. I have a detailed account of all moneys paid into the Trust account and all monies paid out of the Trust account for the event. And a very clear paper trail with both cheque stubs and pay in book stubs backed up by Trust bank account statements from the BOS.
‘There is a very clear deficit of £1600 for the event’.

BTW I agree with Danny summation given he has also made enquiries of people the police didn’t talk to.



3/
Alasdair Hendry. Blair & Bryden Solicitors 10/04/2010:
‘The sum of £1825 remains unaccounted for’
4/
Alasdair Hendry. Blair & Bryden Solicitors 27/05/2010
‘This gives rise to a total figure owed of £2890
5/ and 6/
Accountant Herr Robinson… 13/08/2010
‘Having amended my figures……….the overall total due is now £2349′  (He had previously presented different figures in Morisons solicitors’ office where he demanded that JG ‘made him an offer’)
7/
Accountant Herr Robinson 25/10/2010
‘In our view he owes £2238′

Will  Chapter 8 be published soon, or will you and your fellow conspirators committee members finally bite the bullet and carry out your latest threat of civil action? Go on – you know you want to – you ‘doddery old arsehole’ old rogue!

OH… and would you care to explain to all interested parties why Donnelly’s £1400 – £1500 deficit is ‘no concern’ of a fellow Trust member, 

and why it is being brushed under 


the carpet after clear requests 

were 


made for an explanation both to 

the 


committee and to Blair & 

Bryden 


followed by promises FROM 


YOU to Messrs. Morisons?. 



Apathy among the membership may currently be rife but you and your fellow conspirators committee members are being very carefully watched by the people of Inverclyde, the press, AND by the Police who originally investigated the complaint 


when they found no case to answer.

PAUL GILL TO ME BEFORE HE JOINED COMMITTEE

09/06/10
 
‘As you can probably tell Ernie, I am starting to become extremely wary of the whole debacle.  Again, I am having my integrity challenged by certain people who seem hell bent on dishing dirt on many folk.  The same people who dish the dirt whilst hiding behind keyboards and aliases.  This is not what I joined the Trust for.  Quite simply, this is someone else’s shit that I am being lumbered with and I can well do without it……..
……Is anybody trying to block the truth coming out?  I honestly do not know and quite probably will never know until I am party to all the evidence on both sides of the fence, in my opinion the sooner that day arrives the better.  Then and ONLY THEN will I ever be in a position to make an INFORMED decision.
 
My biggest personal concern Ernie in all of this and it is purely a selfish one is that I am being dragged into what I believe to be a pot of lies, corruption and as I have mentioned downright bloody skulduggery.  I am now being accused of “fraternising with the enemy” and it is not even my bloody war.  People forget that I am actually one of the victims in all of this, I paid £500 out of my own pocket to sponsor an event that went tits up!  Is it any wonder at all that I on a number of occasions now have come close to shoving two fingers up to the lot of it and walking away I ask?
 
Rant over.
 
Yours extremely frustrated
 
Paul’
 
 



GOODWINS STATEMENT TO IAIN

 ton5saints1
post Jan 31 2010, 12:32 AM
Post #5

Newton – due to the fact that I have raised the matter of possible civil action against a certain party I would not divulge any of the facts that I have uncovered.
I have been on the case, so to speak, from around the time of the police involvement. 
The reason for doing so is that I suspected early on that the police may encounter problems due to the lack of a paper-trail.
I has stayed away from posting on this matter until now, after having read so much speculation, guesswork, rumour etc etc.
Those people who know me from old know I wouldn’t make such a serious allegation without concrete evidence.

The truth will eventually out and rest assured I will do all in my power to get the Trust members money back.

Capitanus – yes it is all very sad, but no-one is going to get away with stealing members money.
Things were done in a dignified way and I have stayed off this messageboard re this topic, concentrating on building evidence to get our members money back.


It is such a shame that this has blackened such a great night, but 



unfortunately money was stolen 

and that really 


is the bottom line.

This post has been edited by ton5saints1: Jan 31 2010, 12:44 AM