Hearn considers handing control to Trust

Dorset Echo: STEPPING DOWN? Shaun Hearn STEPPING DOWN? Shaun Hearn

MAGPIES' chairman Shaun Hearn is considering handing complete control of the club to the Dorchester Town Supporters Trust.

The county town businessman has held talks with the Trust over the possible transfer of his majority shareholding.

Should a deal be completed, it is believed Hearn will then step down as chairman after two years at the helm.

In a statement issued to Echosport, Hearn said: “I would be happy to see the club community owned.

“However, I must be 100 per cent reassured that this will work before I transfer my shares, but I am fully committed to exploring this option with the Trust.”

See Saturday’s Echo for more on this story.

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11:21am Fri 16 Dec 11

Moreton Magpie says...

Could be fantastic news for the club. UTM
Could be fantastic news for the club. UTM Moreton Magpie

12:22pm Fri 16 Dec 11

mutlydosomething says...

This is certainly a viable option for the club. More and more none league and lower league clubs are opting for community status. The Chairman has done a great job but surely cannot keep funding a club that continues to lose money. Like all other businesses this club should run at break even at least and the supporters trust will need the help of the community if it gets the go ahead. exiting times ahead.
This is certainly a viable option for the club. More and more none league and lower league clubs are opting for community status. The Chairman has done a great job but surely cannot keep funding a club that continues to lose money. Like all other businesses this club should run at break even at least and the supporters trust will need the help of the community if it gets the go ahead. exiting times ahead. mutlydosomething

12:48pm Fri 16 Dec 11

DTFCSponsor says...

Not good news. Shaun is an excellent Chairman and has run the club well over the past two years. He also understands business. The guys running the supporters trust are a bunch of numpteys - civil servants with no concept of reality. A disaster waiting to happen!
Not good news. Shaun is an excellent Chairman and has run the club well over the past two years. He also understands business. The guys running the supporters trust are a bunch of numpteys - civil servants with no concept of reality. A disaster waiting to happen! DTFCSponsor

1:50pm Fri 16 Dec 11

Moreton Magpie says...

DTFCSponsor wrote:
Not good news. Shaun is an excellent Chairman and has run the club well over the past two years. He also understands business. The guys running the supporters trust are a bunch of numpteys - civil servants with no concept of reality. A disaster waiting to happen!
Totally irrelevant - it wouldn't be those "bunch of numpties" running the club. The fans would elect the board, judged on the strongest candidate presumably.
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Have a read of the Vision document the Trust published a while back, it might give you a better understanding.
[quote][p][bold]DTFCSponsor[/bold] wrote: Not good news. Shaun is an excellent Chairman and has run the club well over the past two years. He also understands business. The guys running the supporters trust are a bunch of numpteys - civil servants with no concept of reality. A disaster waiting to happen![/p][/quote]Totally irrelevant - it wouldn't be those "bunch of numpties" running the club. The fans would elect the board, judged on the strongest candidate presumably. . Have a read of the Vision document the Trust published a while back, it might give you a better understanding. Moreton Magpie

2:04pm Fri 16 Dec 11

mutlydosomething says...

DTFC Sponsor the issue is not whether or not Shaun Hearn is a good chairman, he has his faults like everyone but its whether he can afford to bankroll the football club for the rest of his life, Maybe you can put in the deficite each month or maybe the club can go down the same road as Weymouth.
DTFC Sponsor the issue is not whether or not Shaun Hearn is a good chairman, he has his faults like everyone but its whether he can afford to bankroll the football club for the rest of his life, Maybe you can put in the deficite each month or maybe the club can go down the same road as Weymouth. mutlydosomething

2:46pm Fri 16 Dec 11

weymouth donkey says...

leave it to the supporters , theres only a couple so dtfc wont be around too much longer
leave it to the supporters , theres only a couple so dtfc wont be around too much longer weymouth donkey

3:17pm Fri 16 Dec 11

mutlydosomething says...

Then Weymouth can once again be the biggest club in Dorset where they long to be and not basement boys playing in a donkeys league like they are now.
Then Weymouth can once again be the biggest club in Dorset where they long to be and not basement boys playing in a donkeys league like they are now. mutlydosomething

7:15pm Fri 16 Dec 11

PHonnor says...

Great Idea! Would like to see it happen at Weymouth FC but it cant happen until the move.
Great Idea! Would like to see it happen at Weymouth FC but it cant happen until the move. PHonnor

10:13pm Fri 16 Dec 11

muffmagic says...

Our move where exactly?
Our move where exactly? muffmagic

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