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Slating Andrew Fitton Simply Not Fair

Swindon Town chairman Andrew Fitton's search for a new manager was labelled as a pantomime in a local newspaper on Saturday and now fans are turning on him.

Yes the search for the new manager has been frustrating for everyone but for those who think Fitton hasn't got better things to do than find the next boss need to think again.

The abuse aimed at Fitton on some message boards is simply out of order. Fitton himself, I am sure would happily accept constructive criticism and has happily came out and admitted when he was wrong, like by bringing in Maurice Malpas.

Fans complained under the old board that they were not letting fans know what was going on, Fitton has done this and although it may not be news fans want to hear, at least he and Nick Watkins have kept fans informed.

Fitton's consortium since they have arrived have wiped out all historical debt, cleaned up the County Ground stadium, held several fans forums as well as bring in ticket incentives, better food on match days and over haul the suites in the Arkells Stand.

All the noises off the pitch are good.

Fitton knows that he must get the managerial appointment right this time or see his reputation tarnished as he noted in an interview over the weekend.

The people slamming the chairman and blaming him for no decent signings need to look no further than the manager who was negotiating with the players in question.

Those who are short minded have clearly forgotten that Fitton paid a hefty sum to bring hot shot Simon Cox to the County Ground just under a year ago from Reading.

Things will get better, they really can't get much worse on the pitch.

Fitton can only appoint a manager. It is then down to them and the players who call themselves professionals to come in and perform.

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The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 22 2008

Time: 10:01PM

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Totally agree. If it werent for Fitton the 'fans' would have nothing to complain about, as there would be no club. I'd rather wait than get the wrong man in.
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23/12/2008 09:23:00

Those who criticise Mr Fitton really are unbelievable,but we must remember it is the school holidays!The vast majority of Swindon fans have every faith in the current board members and trust their judgement on this appointment,when it finally happens!
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23/12/2008 15:41:00

A lot of it can be taken with a pinch of salt - some people like to wind others up- some ain't gotta a clue (and proberly never go out there) and some people ain't happy unless they are moaning - all in all hopefully AF is wise enough to see through this. Mind you, it is a bit frustrating the long wait - but hey lets hope its worth it.
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23/12/2008 15:55:00

i will never say a bad word about fitton , i remember thinking my club had sunk and him saving it . Malpas was a mistake and he held his hands up . Im sure he will bring the right man in and hope he pays no notice to the abuse from fans that are not true supporters
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