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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2007 at 16:42
Thank Christ Andrew Green had left Henley, what mess we would have been in if he had stayed!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2007 at 17:22
It makes sense now why so many staff,coaches,and even some players chose to leave over the past season, if this is how the owner seems to treat people. I seem to remember reading somewhere on their message board that a player was publicly humiliated and verbally abused by Mr Green. If this is how he treats the paying,loyal supporters,the staff he employs have not got a cat in hells chance.
Its another bad publicity story for the club and quite honestly the people of Coventry cannot be happy about it and its not how "true" rugby people should be treated.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2007 at 18:13
I am no legal expert, perhaps someone out there is.
 
Doesn't this amount to Contempt of Court? a person shouldn't be punished for telling the truth.
 
Isn't this harassment? and would an injunction against the banning order be suitable?
 
Over to you legal types
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2007 at 18:24
That was my thought - surely this is a breach of human rights ?  Maybe Cherie would take this one on pro bono ?
 
An disgraceful and shameful way to treat a loyal fan.  I trust the supporters will make their feelings known.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2007 at 18:29
You wont believe me, Im was in the process of purchasing my season tickets for the up and coming season, I have now decided not to until this mess is sorted out. How can they ban someone with the family history in the club for telling the truth to a court, way way way beyond me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 2007 at 20:22
This is a really sad story from what was once a great club.  I still think they have one of the best group of supporters but where do they go from here?  A club that can blame others and not accept the basic fact - they made a mistake.  There's no honour in that position and it's totally against what I like to think is the true nature of the sport we all love. 
The club (owner?) should pay up, shut up and reinstate Claire with one massive apology!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 09:45
Yes Defo I do know a bit more,only putting points together over the last 9 months ,but being in a difficult position with knowing both parties ,and of course we have only seen a part of the AG letter.
 I can see why claire has involved such high emotive language but until all the facts have been published  i feel that it is only fair to reserve judgement.
This is not being pro-club or anti claire but trying to be fair to both parties in a rational matter. i have offered to help in any way and at this stage i dont feel it appropriate to comment further.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 10:35
 
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 10:37
Claire,
hope this matter can be resolved to your satisfaction.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 15:57

Sadly there is nothing that can be done from a legal point of view; as a private club CRFC are entitled to permit or prevent any visitor, paying or otherwise, without needing justification. (Sorry guys, this isn't harassment or a breach of Human Rights, just a legal 'individual' exercising their discretion)

The only apt way to punish the club in such a position is down to the supporters...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 17:36
thoght someone would know the legal stance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 22:58
So...
 
It's down to the supporters then. How many will be aware of this and how many will care enough to stay away? Being cynical I'm not hopeful, but stick with it girl - YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT! .  Sometimes it hurts to be right, but it doesn't alter the truth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2007 at 23:57
A mass boycott might only work if the majority of supporters comply. However it would also be unfair to the players who have had no part in the decisions taken by Andrew Green and Coventry RFC.

Boycotting bars and food stalls within a ground could be an effective protest - bar receipts being an important source of income on match days. Needs a fair amount of unity though, and if that was the case then the local media would have to brought on side to highlight the grievance and publicise the campaign.

One further thought - what does it take for a rugby club to bring the game into dispute and face the possibility of action by the RFU?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 07:56
Steve ask Bedford RUFC.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 11:44
Perhaps it would be an idea to contact all of the clubs sponsors individually and ask them if this is the public image they want to portray. If any are plc's write to their chairmen, if local companies drop in and see them.
Put pressure on the club to change its mind.
Good luck, I hope they reinstate you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 16:09
If true as reported (and I take Thos snr's point that we have only seen one side of the story and an edited part of a letter), this is an appalling story.
 
In addition to the actions suggested above, I would be happy to welcome Claire to Ldn Welsh as my guest, (assuming you're still allowed on the suporter's club coach), I would happily cover your transport, entry and drinks cost for the day. I would hope that this would give a clear message to Mr Green as to how other rugby fans regard his behaviour.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 16:12
More sinister is the fact that the Unofficial site has been de-activated, might be just a coincidence. Good Luck Claire
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 17:06
copy of the letter sent by Green on UTUBE
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 17:45
None the wiser I'm afraid - probably not doing it properly, but can see the letter just not any of the words!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2007 at 20:05
Nope, I've had a good play around with the pic on youtube and without some sort of MI5 unencryption I can't read it either!!
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