Questions to the Board

I originally posted this on another thread but the more I think about it the more I'd like to hear the board's view on some of these questions. So I thought I'd start a new thread and perhaps others can add questions they'd like answered and I wonder if @traceyhibs would be so kind as to share a collated list (I'm happy to put it together into one list) with her board colleagues? Not expecting point by point answers (although it would be nice) but even some general feedback on these would be welcome, or at least taking our views into account in future club communications?

I think the trouble we have is that there's so much of this cliched 'the board doesn't match the manager's ambition' empty rhetoric that no-one ever asks good questions of the board's performance. Challenges I'd suggest are valid (not saying they're doing a bad job on all of these, just that I think they're valid to ask) include:
  • Are they doing enough to support and promote HSL?
  • Should they be developing a parallel donation stream that's not tarnished by whatever nonsense has been thrown at HSL?
  • What are they doing to minimise off field expenditure to free up more funds for playing staff?
  • What level of cash reserves do we carry and are we too risk averse in that respect?
  • Does HTC truly represent value for money or would renting facilities be more cost effective?
  • What are they doing to attract external 'investment' (donations)?
There are probably others but ironically there's never a sensible discussion about board performance because of the shrillness of the anti-board brigade.
 

Purple & Green

Radge McRadge
Admin
I’ve read something that suggests the information regarding the supporter election rules may have been snail mailed in 2014 to shareholders.

I don’t have it, my filing isn’t that organized
 

Jack

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Isnt it telling that only two 'board apologists' / 'uber fans/ part timers'/ so called admins ask questions of said board when the opportunity arises?

Perhaps the questions have been covered?

With regard to the sevco ticket demand from home supporters being measured at a certain time can I ask was this at time when those looking for tickets have struggled with the Ticketmaster system?
 

traceyhibs

Just A Radge
Perhaps the questions have been covered?

With regard to the sevco ticket demand from home supporters being measured at a certain time can I ask was this at time when those looking for tickets have struggled with the Ticketmaster system?

Yes it would have covered that time and will be something that will be covered at the board meeting


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SuperTortolano

Legendary Radge
Could you confirm or deny the rumor regarding the missing seagull's. Apparently Rod captured a couple hundred and paid off the rest of the transfer fee for Flo.
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Given that our two main rivals in this league Aberdeen and Hearts both now have a financial advantage over us due to them benefitting significantly from external investment whether that be from fans groups or wealthy individual investors, how does the board plan to deal with this in the next few years and can we please redouble our efforts to try to find the level of investment that Hibs will require in order to be able to compete properly with both of these clubs for players now and in the years ahead ?

Related to the above; Will there be a much needed relaunch of HSL soon with the only sales pitch being that this will now be entirely a money collection scheme purely for transfer funds for the manager and nothing else again in order to prevent us being left behind in the transfer market by both Aberdeen and Hearts ?
 

WJC1848

Just A Radge
I have a question which seems not to be taken too kindly to raise, it would appear, but raise it I shall: Could the Board, collectively, reconsider visiting the subject of loyalty points?
I am a season ticket holder and an away season ticket holder and so I have tried to ensure I get to all the games to which I wish to go. However, I have two very good friends, both season ticket holders, who have never - I repeat never - been able to acquire tickets recently for what many supporters see as the most important away game of the season, of course, those at Tynecastle. Try as they may, they cannot get lucky in the lottery that is the system at present. I feel their loyalty is being ignored, indeed taken for granted, and they are far from alone in our record number of season ticket holders. I accept 13,000 into 3,000-odds does not go, but there has to be a better and fairer system.
 

EastMeetsWest

Well-Known Radge
Under out current structure as we are told, the manager is not liable for recruitment it is another department. Who is accountable for the role should Craig and Mathie depart? Also how do you fill this role in the future if ambitions are to be consistently looking to challenge or at least be a top four club.

No offence to current incumbents but it is very hit and miss with too many players not even getting a game.

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madhibee

Well-Known Radge
I thought two terms was the limit, and that above suggests that the person who wrote the article thought it was two terms limit.

It’s a bit weird there’s a few of us with this recollection.
I've has a search back through articles as I had this recollection also. Unfortunately the intial roles and responsibilities document is no longer live, neither is the web address which was used. The articles on the Official website are open to interpretation, but this quote would make you think the maximum was two terms:

This is the second time the Club have conducted such a vote, with current supporter representatives Frank Dougan and Amit Moudgil having served a two year spell on the board. Both individuals are eligible to stand for re-election.

This alongside the Huns ticket issue feels like a move back towards the old Hibs communication style of hiding things, rather than being open and transparent about it. Was the complete and utter failure of the ticketing website taken into consideration when considering sales?
 

SuperTortolano

Legendary Radge
Under out current structure as we are told, the manager is not liable for recruitment it is another department. Who is accountable for the role should Craig and Mathie depart? Also how do you fill this role in the future if ambitions are to be consistently looking to challenge or at least be a top four club.

No offence to current incumbents but it is very hit and miss with too many players not even getting a game.

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I'd empty both George and Graham tomorrow if it was up to me. I just simply think they miss the mark far too often. I'd scrap this whole digging foreigners out on YouTube, and employ scouts to take in games from the lower divisions.
 

traceyhibs

Just A Radge
I'd empty both George and Graham tomorrow if it was up to me. I just simply think they miss the mark far too often. I'd scrap this whole digging foreigners out on YouTube, and employ scouts to take in games from the lower divisions.

Do you believe we don’t have scouts that watch players?




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tricky

Legendary Radge
I'd empty both George and Graham tomorrow if it was up to me. I just simply think they miss the mark far too often. I'd scrap this whole digging foreigners out on YouTube, and employ scouts to take in games from the lower divisions.

We definitely employ scouts..
 

tricky

Legendary Radge
I've has a search back through articles as I had this recollection also. Unfortunately the intial roles and responsibilities document is no longer live, neither is the web address which was used. The articles on the Official website are open to interpretation, but this quote would make you think the maximum was two terms:

This is the second time the Club have conducted such a vote, with current supporter representatives Frank Dougan and Amit Moudgil having served a two year spell on the board. Both individuals are eligible to stand for re-election.

This alongside the Huns ticket issue feels like a move back towards the old Hibs communication style of hiding things, rather than being open and transparent about it. Was the complete and utter failure of the ticketing website taken into consideration when considering sales?

Good point if citing lack of sales for giving extra tickets to the huns, we are pushing online sales with a system that is abysmal to use.
 

SuperTortolano

Legendary Radge
Do you believe we don’t have scouts that watch players?




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Did we have players like Nelom and Mavrias watched before bringing them over. I don't know what our scouting system is like, but rarely do we tap in to the Scottish championship for players.
 

traceyhibs

Just A Radge
Did we have players like Nelom and Mavrias watched before bringing them over. I don't know what our scouting system is like, but rarely do we tap in to the Scottish championship for players.

I will certainly ask that question for you. I vaguely remember when they came in and believe they were watched but I don’t want to give you false information so will get that confirmed.

Do you feel that’s the market we should be looking at?


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