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Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'

By Robert Stock
April 17 2009

In response to reports that the proposed merger between Flint and Connah's Quay had 'collapsed', Nomads secretary, Trevor Green has insisted this is not the case

Instead, Mr Green has informed that:

'The Merger was unanimously approved by both clubs at Public Meeting. Howeever, it is vehemently opposed by one individual who has certain clout at the FAW.'

He added:

'Our legal opinion is that he would succeed in gaining an injunction to prevent us going ahead in the time available to complete the merger and gain FAW sanction for the 2009/10 season. The opinion is that we would win any court case though.'

'The Merger is therefore deferred not withdrawn. It certainly has not "collapsed"', as had been claimed in a story on on Thursday.

So, what does the future hold for both clubs, with the merger seemingly on hold for at least a season?

Green explains that Nomads' supporters fears for the worse will be alleviated in an announcement by the club's owners, GAP Personnel, on Monday:

'A statement will be made available on Monday by Gap, confirming their continued ownership and their generous five figure financial package for 2009/10. Its all steam ahead and the club is not in any danger of not competing at the top level in 2009/10.'

The Nomads' Secretary also questioned local politicians, such as local MP Mark Tami, who had fiercly opposed the merger.

' Perhaps we should supply local poiticians with directions because, even though we sent them complimentary tickets in September and October, none of them have been seen at any of our games so far!'

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17/04/2009 20:50
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Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
Rob Stock (IP Logged)
17/04/2009 20:54
And so the drama continues, with GAP Connah's Quay Nomads set to continue plying their trade in the Welsh Premier next season under their current name and ownership.

Let us know your thoughts here.

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
llanman (IP Logged)
19/04/2009 16:20
Always interesting stuff surrounding this subject, but I bet Mr G will be happy to move on from turbulent River Dee to the calmer waters of Llyn Tegid.

Where will Connah's Quay be playing next season?

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
ConnorsCi (IP Logged)
19/04/2009 19:57
Where will Greenless GAP Nomads play?

Local rumour has it a 5 figure debt it owed
to stadium landlords at Kelserton.

Ground share with Rhyl!!

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
ioio (IP Logged)
19/04/2009 21:28
No chance - we've got and value the reserves..try prestatyn.

Where do Mold Alex play these days ? How come they and Bwcle and Holywell Town are never mentioned in the Fred Flintshire super-club

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
TrevG (IP Logged)
20/04/2009 09:31
Sometimes I despair . Where is all this@#$%&comming from ? Gap Connah's Quay are a well financed club with a watertight legal agreement that confirms their use of the Deeside Stadium in to the long term future , but who are looking to do better.

The club owes no one anything!! I know Andrew Lincoln thinks they owe him money ( hence the regular and bitter attacks from that quater ) but Gap are adamant that they dont.

We do not owe the stadium authorities anything other than the disputed amounts withheld under the terms of the agreement .If the Stadium want a premium rent then they must provide a facility up to the standard contracted. Cold Showers , Bulbs out on the lights and an uncut ,unrolled pitch just wont do .

To end the rummours , Gap Connahs Quay will be playing in the WPL at the Deeside Stadium under the current ownership in the 2009/10 season. It may be a cold souless place without the potential for a decent crowd and with no social facilities BUT it will get the Domestic License easily.

Trev G

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
llanman (IP Logged)
20/04/2009 09:46
Someone out there must have a serious grudge against your club or owners to keep dropping these bombs.
Thanks for clearing the air on Connah's Quay's future position, in fairness you've not had too bad a season considering all the Michael Ballacks written and with a bit of stability next time you could improve.

I don't think your manager's in the loop though judging from his publicised comments.

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
ConnorsCi (IP Logged)
20/04/2009 22:36
We do not owe the stadium authorities anything other than the disputed amounts withheld under the terms of the agreement

But in effect then Trevor you do owe money, and unless that is paid your agreement to play at Kelserton (etc) wil be null and void.

Look, don't get me wrong, I want to see CQN prosper, you can see how from the mushroom position, the situation does seem bleak.

BTW how come Lord Lincoln is owed money?

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
TrevG (IP Logged)
21/04/2009 13:08
Andrew Lincoln ran the Gap Connah's Quay website earlier in the season and he claims he was not payed the full amount owed under that agreement . Gap say that because they relieved him from that duty in january that he was only entitled to the proportion of the payment due until then.I do not do money , thats Marie Samuels job , but I do know that gap have paid everyone else.

As to the lease , we are allowed to withold a proportion of rent if the Stadium fail to meet the agreed standard. I think 10% of the floodlight bulbs out , cold showers for four games and the "pitch" as it is justifies this. We have not been served with any notice to quit . I think that was made up (see above ) by a malicious gossiper. We will be playing there in 2009/10 hopefully with everything working.

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
marmac (IP Logged)
21/04/2009 13:18
What happened to this statement that was supposed to be issued yesterday?

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
llanman (IP Logged)
21/04/2009 17:14
Trevor are you in situ until the end of the season and then moving on to Bala or are you staying onat Quay during the close season?

I just wonder where any honest information will come from after you've gone.

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
TrevG (IP Logged)
22/04/2009 08:46
The statement was issued by gap press office yesterday . It is a positive ,forward looking ,document so dont expect it to appear on Andrew Lincoln's website.

I will try to get a copy and put it on here.

As to me . I cease to work for the club on Monday May 4th. I will however , be at any Cup games that the club has until the end of the season. Last nights brilliant Under 19 cup semi final 3-0 win over a very good Porthmadog Under 19's was my last one at the Deeside Stadium. I will miss the club (its much much better than people give it credit for ) but i really wont miss the Stadium.

John Gray and Gary Dewhurst are all geared up for 2009/10. They are recruiting a commercial team , activly searching for my successor, and have appointed coaching and academy staff for the next year already.The club is strong and will look to improve on this years top ten finish.


Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
wivey (IP Logged)
22/04/2009 14:45
After running the Nomads official website until last September, I knew the history of Nomads troubles over the previous 3yrs, very well. Since returning from 5 months abroad on 15th March, it has been difficult to establish from the media and various websites, exactly what has been going on at Nomads, although because of my knowledge of the clubs previous history, I made my support for the Flint merger clear. I have never doubted the commitment and integrity of John Gray, (current President and Chairman), but was concerned about the ongoing and future commitment of GAP.

Since first discovering the contributions of Trevor Green on this website a week and a half ago, I have been reassured and very impressed by his efforts to provide accurate information about GAPs commitment to Nomads cause (against the prevailing media picture it would seem). It is obvious that he has done everything within his power to ensure Nomads future and that the marriage of John Gray/DACS and GAP continues, which is the only way Nomads can continue and thrive as a WPL club. It's also hardly suprising that he was unable to continuing running the clubs website whilst holding all the Nomads peices together almost single handedly. Thanks very much for all you have done Trevor.

The statement issued by GAP today, is true to Trevors word. GAP will continue to sponsor Nomads and subject to satisfactory negotiations, Nomads will be playing WPL football at Deeside Stadium next season.

In the absence of an official website for the club, I decided just over a week ago, that at least on a temporary basis, I would re-open the clubs old website. I have just posted GAPS latest Statement on it, so take a look.


Webmaster:- Gap Connah's Quay Website

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Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
TrevG (IP Logged)
22/04/2009 15:12
Welcome Back Bob, and thanks for the kind words. John is indeed a brilliant chairman , best I have ever worked with , and if Gary allows him to plot the clubs future then it will have a very good one.

The club does have the mill stone of the Deeside Stadium to overcome but with help from the MP and Council this could be ( must be )improved.

For those who want to see just what a good young side we have got then come to Llandudno next Tuesday to see us meet Holyhead in the NWCFA Challenge Cup Semi Final.

If Deeside can do something its never done before, thats not to tear itself apart, then this could be the next big club.

This is my last posting on here as an official of Nomads . I just want to end by saying I am proud of the work we have done this year in very trying circumstances. Any club would have been severely hurt by the loss of Harry Moulden and Ronnie Baines illness and we were .

But we are proud to have people of the calibre of Sally & Jason , David Rapson ,Lynda Morris , David & Adele and Roma Williams behind the scenes. With those and the other dedicated volunteers I have not named Then the Nomads could yet surprise everyone by succeseeding bigtime. I hope so .


Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
llanman (IP Logged)
23/04/2009 11:44
I've read the report and comments and it looks like you have done an excellent job for the club and are leaving them in a good state and safe hands.

If you do the same at Bala then I am sure they too will survive and prosper in the WPL.

Good luck

Re: Deeside Merger 'Deferred not Withdrawn'
wivey (IP Logged)
29/04/2009 11:02
Nomads are having a good end to the season and things are looking up.

Our Under 19s are in the NWCFA final against Llandudno next Sunday at Denbigh Towns ground and our 1st Team got to the NWCFAs Challenge Cup Final (May 16th) last night with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Holyhead Hotspur at Llandudno FCs ground. Visit the site for full details and match reports.


Webmaster:- Gap Connah's Quay Website

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