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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

25 February 2016


Although there is still a long way to go to the end of this season, I feel we are slowly but surely returning to winning ways. We have found an extraordinary manager in Darren Way, and irrespective of our position in the League, everyone at Huish Park has found a new lease of life, and is responding to Darren's inspirational leadership.

After the disappointment of the previous two seasons our supporters and sponsors could have walked away, or not given us their backing when we needed it most. Your support, both home and away, has been fantastic, and on behalf of my Directors, I would like to thank each and every one of you for continuing to back our great club during this difficult rebuilding period.

Incidentally, I was interested to read about the sale of Bristol Rovers to a billionaire Jordanian. I have been asked many times: Could this happen to Yeovil Town? Well, the recent changes of ownership at Bristol Rovers and Crawley Town, highlight the need for Yeovil Town to be in a position of strength, when the right person or persons come knocking on the door at Huish Park.

It is the dream of most football club directors to find an extremely wealthy individual to put money into their club. We are no different. My vice chairman, Norman Hayward and myself, are not actively looking to sell the Club or our shares. However, we are not getting any younger, so any credible offer would be seriously considered by the major shareholders and my directors.
 
If we are to regain our prominence as a professional football club in the South West region, we are going to need substantial investments in our Yeovil Town businesses. Such a development will require finding an investor with the means and commitment to achieve our mission goals. It is therefore important for me and my directors to consider offers that are in the best interests of the club's future.

In the meantime, after 23 years of being the main custodians of the Yeovil Town businesses, both me and Mr Hayward will continue to commit our full support and direct the club towards another exciting and successful period in our great history.

I am looking forward to seeing a big contingent of green and white supporters at Victoria Road on Saturday. And, of course, plenty of noise when we entertain Accrington Stanley next Tuesday.
    
My best wishes to you all.

John Fry

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