Tradition has its place but like or not this level of football has to be run like a business. If Melita people wanted control over Parra FC they should have bought it when it was for sale. Or at least go in partnership with someone and buy it. As far as i know the association pays every penny for its operations (our money) and if we want it to be in financially positive territory it needs to have full control of it. That includes the venue. Partnerships brings unnecessary complexity into it.
Post by fourfourtwo on Sept 13, 2011 19:45:58 GMT 10
1 A very good summation. PMESC, Parramatta Melita Eagles Social Club are exactly that now, a social club. Football operations / license sold to G&DSFA by PCYC in 2010, ground included - End of story. The Supreme court has spoken whilst the tradition and legacy will continue.
Parramatta FC Under 20 & 16 out of final with loses to Blacktown City last weekend. Under 14 playing Sydney Olympic Sat 17/9 at Lily Homes Stadium, 10am.
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Post by apostropheman on Sept 13, 2011 23:15:27 GMT 10
Very perceptive, "1" and "fourfourtwo"...let alone being (almost) entirely accurate! PMESC is an acronym for the Parramatta Melita Eagle Sports Club Limited. It sold the operation (and its debts) to PCYC in 2007 and PCYC subsequently on-sold to GDSFA in 2010. Methinks it strange that PMESC thinks that it is entitled to a share in the football operation now that Parramatta FC is in (and has stayed in) the Premier League! PL licences are only granted to entities that have the support/financial/player base that meets FNSW's requirements and, as at today, GDSFA has that and PMESC does not.
Post by fourfourtwo on Sept 22, 2011 11:17:52 GMT 10
Parramatta FC Under 14 lost 2 - 4 in last weekends semi-final against Sydney Olympic.
roundball, I just read a story that totally dispels PMESC claims from what was previously (incorrectly) reported by them. PCYC sold the business to G&DSFA, what does a "broke" PMESC want now.? How are they going to pay for the Supreme Court costs.?
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Post by piggybank on Sept 22, 2011 12:50:32 GMT 10
What a mess, no body will win in this situation. The club really has all the ingridents to be very succesful but giving the current situation and Youth League trials coming up this issue with have a detrimental effect on the club. What quality kids will go and trail after reading their local papers about this issue!
Surley rather than going to court can the two parties sit down and try and sort it all out! PCYC made it work with the Melita people, I am sure the Granville Assoc can do the same. Use a mediator to assist.
"Surley rather than going to court can the two parties sit down and try and sort it all out! PCYC made it work with the Melita people, I am sure the Granville Assoc can do the same. Use a mediator to assist"
Some very good advice and the only way to handle this situation. All other ways to deal with this situation will most probably fail with many people out of sorts and out of pocket for an extensive period of time. Too many people relying on the the facts as they see it.
Post by piggybank on Sept 22, 2011 14:36:28 GMT 10
Gesus The sad part is the money being wasted! Youth Laegue is so expensive and there is so little money for the grass roots level. Imagine what could be done with what has been spent or will be spent on this issue.
Mine may be a misinformed opinion but looks this way from where I'm sitting. PCYC didn't really make it work and the number of years they lasted with Melita people should attest to that. Also Melita has hardly anything to lose and a lot to gain out of heir demands while GDSFA has a lot to lose and not much to gain.
I agree that going to court makes this a lose lose situation but i don't see if GDSFA has any choice. Melita wants a big piece of the pie while they are not entitled to it.
Post by fourfourtwo on Sept 28, 2011 10:48:59 GMT 10
Whilst PMESC are already broke, how will they pay the costs of the Supreme Court action on 19/20 Oct.? Either way, it's a win win situation for your Association and their long term future at Melita Stadium. Also, a very accurate story by the Association's Executive Director in one of your local papers last week. PMESC lost the right to operate a football license in 2007, but the Eagles legacy will continue courtesy of G&DSFA.
Post by fourfourtwo on Nov 12, 2011 20:04:20 GMT 10
Batfink, Lee Sterrey works for the G&DSFA, so he should do just fine because he'll get paid accordingly. The PMESC do not have any involvement in football operations. The sub lease has been rightful awarded to your Association.
For more accurate info, visit "Parramata FC" facebook page and not the Parramatta Eagles one.