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Clibbens

  Thursday, 25 November 2021
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I quite like the guy and I know he has his hands tied but what the hell is he still doing here?

Has qualifications/experience and he is here being a divertor to the owners. Hasn’t achieved anything here and could be known as the ceo who takes us to non league - you don’t want that in your CV.

Who knows what he’d be like of giving a free reign abs different regime but it’s hypothetical. I know some people would keep him in regime change but I’d get rid as a complete fresh start is needed.

He produced more waffle yesterday in reply ti a supporter question. Ignored the question and more/less said we have ti support/trust the people that got us in this mess.

Enough is enough - there’s only so much waffle you can read - we aren’t stupid.
Anyone who helps to prop up the “temporary custodians” is as much to blame as them for this 14 year stagnation and decline. Clibbins the so call “supporters” trust.
5 days ago
I think he’s found himself in a place he didn’t expect but think he’s find a good job with no tools in his box
5 days ago
His job will just be printing warning letters in the next few weeks.

We can have a go at Holdsworth being a useless dof at a struggling tier 4 side but we have a ceo that’s achieved nothing of note either in his time here.

I completely agree his hands are tied and not his fault but he is the CEO and failing abs that’s what he will be remembered here for.
5 days ago
Clibbins is the only light down a very dark tunnel.
5 days ago
Clibbins is the only light down a very dark tunnel.


Predictive texts Friggen annoying.

I agree silent but what’s he doing at a lower tier 4 club?

Loyalty or what because surely he doesn’t enjoy it - some fans had a right go at him on Tuesday.
5 days ago
Does he have his own email address at the club?
5 days ago


I completely agree his hands are tied and not his fault but he is the CEO and failing abs that’s what he will be remembered here for.


Didn't have him down as having a six-pack anyways
5 days ago
I've never had a bad discussion with him , I feel he is also very frustrated at the situation.

There seems to be this weird idea that the club is actually top heavy , which is simply not true when you compare it to clubs of a similar size . We are probably understaffed accross a lot of the club , Clibbens seems to have to do the jobs that several people do elsewhere .

Clibbens would be someone who would be worth keeping if the ownership changed , but because of his connection to the current owners would likely have to go to appease fans.
5 days ago


I completely agree his hands are tied and not his fault but he is the CEO and failing abs that’s what he will be remembered here for.


Didn't have him down as having a six-pack anyways


We both go to the same gym :D
5 days ago
I've never had a bad discussion with him , I feel he is also very frustrated at the situation.

There seems to be this weird idea that the club is actually top heavy , which is simply not true when you compare it to clubs of a similar size . We are probably understaffed accross a lot of the club , Clibbens seems to have to do the jobs that several people do elsewhere .

Clibbens would be someone who would be worth keeping if the ownership changed , but because of his connection to the current owners would likely have to go to appease fans.


I think that's the issue Happy - people will see him as part of the old guard and its too late to accept him into a new regime.

Agree though, i've never had any issues - i don't understand if he is as frustrated as he seems why he remains really.
From Be Just and Fear Not FB:

Nigel Clibbens

I can’t answer every question on social media, Or even on this tread, I’d love to but it’s not physically possible - but it’s important supporters know I am listening - I hear what you are saying. I get it. Your message gets through to the heart of the club into to boardroom.
I understand the fans frustrations, worries and fears. I read them on here, listen to fans when they speak to me at games and when fans shout and rage at me - like last night. They are understandable in the circumstances. I understand what you are saying and how you feel.
I see our problems too, they are real and clear to me, but I am definitely not accepting them. Now way. There is no hiding from them. We must face up and deal with them. I won’t hide from you all either.
The board understand what fans think and what fans need and want from them. No doubt about it - it’s my job to make sure they do.
They do care too - they are lifelong fans too. They know their responsibility and everyone is looking to them and relying on them too. They know what is at stake.
The club is full of good people and staff who don’t want us to be in this position either or want fans to feel this way about us or the club. They are fighting hard every day for the club too.
I am doing everything in my power to ensure everyone within the club, gives absolutely everything to make things better and to deal with “the current state we are in” . Whether that’s financially, communication and talking to fans or the ownership or anything else. That’s from shareholders down.
It starts with a total commitment to supporting Keith Millen with all he needs to turn things around on the pitch. That’s what counts most now.
I’ve seen question on income and finances too. Thankfully we can face all this with no day-to-day financial worries overshadowing us and hold us back. Our finances are better than planned this year and the recent PL support is extra too.
All your support is fantastic given our tough time on the pitch. Gates are the best for since 16/17. The current home average is the third best In the last 11 years - taking out away fans.
I have no doubt we are blessed by the support we have. It’s humbling. I never ever take it for granted and won’t while ever I’m here.
I also see the growing calls for fan action against the board, demos, boycotts etc and I just would say this - and it won’t be popular - but that’s the CEO job!
I understand and feel the helplessness of some fans and the desire to force change because promise of change have not become reality.
The honestly believe damage from fighting that battle now could be irreparable.
That fight now definitely won’t help us rise up the league, and it’s hard to see how it would do anything but make it more difficult in getting players in or winning.
The only thing that matters from until the end of this season is doing all we all can to get up table. Full stop. Anything that risks that will do the club no good.
That is not about avoiding the issue or looking after personal positions either. I accept this is a real tough ask for many fans just now - I again get why - but I always get the job of giving the tough message.
I am realistic there will likely be a time for the other stuff but it’s not now. The time is now to set aside all of that and put the club on the field first. I don’t doubt you all understand why I say it - even if you might disagree.
The board of the club know they need stand up for the good of the club too. The time is now - to be counted.
I have a meeting with fan groups on Monday night and there will be a big update from me next week too.
Answering everyone on social media is not possible but my door is always open. I’m always outside on the West Side pre match and you can email the club or ring me.
Even I you don’t like me or what I say, I promise I always have and will continue to do all I can for CUFC. The Club comes first.
UTB
Sorry it’s long
5 days ago
Tell how many of the 92 CEO’s would go on an unofficial Facebook Page and write a detailed reply?

It would likely be a low count…
5 days ago
I've never had a bad discussion with him , I feel he is also very frustrated at the situation.

There seems to be this weird idea that the club is actually top heavy , which is simply not true when you compare it to clubs of a similar size . We are probably understaffed accross a lot of the club , Clibbens seems to have to do the jobs that several people do elsewhere .

Clibbens would be someone who would be worth keeping if the ownership changed , but because of his connection to the current owners would likely have to go to appease fans.


I think that's the issue Happy - people will see him as part of the old guard and its too late to accept him into a new regime.

Agree though, i've never had any issues - i don't understand if he is as frustrated as he seems why he remains really.


Frustrations happen in every job , I think it's a sign of actually caring about what you do , it's when he stops getting frustrated is when we'll see he's given up.
5 days ago
Agreed CCU
5 days ago
Tell how many of the 92 CEO’s would go on an unofficial Facebook Page and write a detailed reply?

It would likely be a low count…



42!

Agree and that's why I'm questioning why he's here and putting up with the mess.
NC is the only one of the present hierarchy who I would be happy to see remain.

I am sure he could find suitable employment elsewhere and the reason he is still here is probably because he genuinely does care about the club - even though he has possibly the hardest job* at the club in trying to keep everyone (and yet no-one happy).

*Other than Keith Millen in trying to fashion a winning team from what is possibly the most unbalanced squad we have ever had.
5 days ago
Instead of questioning his reasons Mullen should we not be thankful that he is because imagine what it may be like if he wasn't
5 days ago
Never heard so much dross about one person!
He is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
He is boasting about how he has held back £500K to "save us", as we plummet to the conference with a team without a striker and has overseen the slashing of the playing budget to the extent of the dross we turn out week after week.
He writes monologues on Facebook and 33 page replies to questions because he has got [censored] all else to do.
He is also a snake of the highest order. The way he threw Amy (whoever Amy is) under the bus with the LinkedIn farce was embarrassing.
Excluding Laffy, can anyone point to any achievements he has while here? Increased turnover, crowd upturn, sponsorship up, ground improvements? Give over.
5 days ago
Did you ever get in direct contact with NC about the LinkedIn stuff?
5 days ago
Instead of questioning his reasons Mullen should we not be thankful that he is because imagine what it may be like if he wasn't


On one hand yes on the other he never answered any of the questions asked. Just suggested we are doing everything we can and support us.
4 days ago
Tell how many of the 92 CEO’s would go on an unofficial Facebook Page and write a detailed reply?

It would likely be a low count…



Clibbens is doing the job he's paid for here, which is to be a human shield/PR man for the board.

Maybe the message with its hint of frustration is sincere, maybe he's done an effective job of sounding sincere to some, who knows.

However, at how many of the other 92 clubs would it be necessary for a CEO to make a post of this nature on Facebook? Not at those with any sort of normal communication between ownership/hierarchy and fans.

Clibbens has scattered half a bag of Quavers out of the castle window to the crowds starved of information and hope.

Yes it's better than nothing, but it isn't much.
4 days ago
Clibbens has scattered half a bag of Quavers out of the castle window to the crowds starved of information and hope.



More likely to be these due to current availability.

https://ibb.co/fdbSgTV
4 days ago
When a Manger loses the dressing room he/she/it is a step nearer the exit.

Who is responsible for ensuring they keep the supporters on-side through " thick and thin " and how long have we to accept thick ?

At least Clibbins is trying.

For to long this responsibility has been left to the Manager.
4 days ago
Did you ever get in direct contact with NC about the LinkedIn stuff?

I did. That was when he threw Amy under the bus.
Got absolutley nowhere, as he obfiscated like he has always done at the club.
Was going to share the e-mail trail, but thought what's the point, part from proving he has no loyalty to anyone but himself and that he just talks, and talks, and talks.
4 days ago
[quotePost id="295740"] When a Manger loses the dressing room he/she/it is a step nearer the exit.

Who is responsible for ensuring they keep the supporters on-side through " thick and thin " and how long have we to accept thick ?

At least Clibbins is trying.

For to long this responsibility has been left to the Manager.[/quotePost
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