MAGPIES: Trust chief John Greenslade praises out-going chairman

TRIBUTE: John Greenslade, right, with Neal Butterworth

TRIBUTE: John Greenslade, right, with Neal Butterworth

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

JOHN Greenslade has paid tribute to out-going Magpies’ chairman Neal Butterworth, praising his “determination to see things through”.

Greenslade, chairman of the Dorchester Town Community Trust, also voiced his support for Matt Lucas, Butterworth’s temporary replacement.

“Neal Butterworth’s decision to resign as chairman is regrettable but understandable given the other pressing demands on his time,” said Greenslade.

“Typically self-effacing, Neal made no reference to his many achievements since taking over as chairman.

“Neal’s professional approach to making some very difficult decisions around club finances shone through.

“He displayed a determination to see things through which quickly earned the respect of his board colleagues and others connected with the club.

“It is good to hear that Neal may not be severing his connection with the club completely. The club can ill-afford to lose people with the qualities he has.”

He went on to add: “On behalf of the Community Trust board, I’d also like to congratulate Matt Lucas on taking over as club chairman.

“Matt is DTFC through and through and we will continue to offer him and the club our full support and I urge others to do the same.”

Meanwhile, on the pitch, there is good news about defender Tony Rolls following his serious head injury in the friendly against Portland United on Tuesday night.

The match at the Avenue was abandoned after Rolls was taken to hospital during the second half.

Rolls suffered a heavy concussion but a brain scan didn’t show up anything more serious. He remained in hospital for a few hours and is expected to make a full recovery.

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7:54am Thu 31 Jul 14

ScruppyMan says...

Great record

Presided over a disastrous relegation season some achievement that trust certainly have their heads somewhere where the sun don't shire.

What a farce. Another season struggling is inevitable
Great record Presided over a disastrous relegation season some achievement that trust certainly have their heads somewhere where the sun don't shire. What a farce. Another season struggling is inevitable ScruppyMan
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9:15am Thu 31 Jul 14

Verisimilitude says...

ScruppyMan wrote:
Great record

Presided over a disastrous relegation season some achievement that trust certainly have their heads somewhere where the sun don't shire.

What a farce. Another season struggling is inevitable
And why do you think it was a struggle? The Trust was called upon to help out after probably the best season financially the club has ever had!!!!! A season that should have seen the club set up for at least three years or more. If it wasn't for the Trust members and the other brave souls who stayed on during the hardest months, the chances are the club would have folded months ago. I personally think the people who worked tirelessly, incidentally with very little financial resource at their disposal to keep the club going deserve a medal. The Trust was in a no win situation. They were always going to get hammered not matter what they did. You imagine the uproar if the invitation to help out was turned down by the Trust and the club went to the wall. Thankfully they chose the only and correct option even though they knew it was not going to be easy.
[quote][p][bold]ScruppyMan[/bold] wrote: Great record Presided over a disastrous relegation season some achievement that trust certainly have their heads somewhere where the sun don't shire. What a farce. Another season struggling is inevitable[/p][/quote]And why do you think it was a struggle? The Trust was called upon to help out after probably the best season financially the club has ever had!!!!! A season that should have seen the club set up for at least three years or more. If it wasn't for the Trust members and the other brave souls who stayed on during the hardest months, the chances are the club would have folded months ago. I personally think the people who worked tirelessly, incidentally with very little financial resource at their disposal to keep the club going deserve a medal. The Trust was in a no win situation. They were always going to get hammered not matter what they did. You imagine the uproar if the invitation to help out was turned down by the Trust and the club went to the wall. Thankfully they chose the only and correct option even though they knew it was not going to be easy. Verisimilitude
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