Luther Blissett - Jubilee Honours List

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  1. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    In time I think it would be fitting to rename the Rookery as the Luther Blissett stand.
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  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not being obtuse but is that actually confirmed? I saw French mentioned the previous offer of that role in passing once in his article but not again. And no official announcement from the club yet.
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Not sure what the actual role is .

    More to come apparently.
  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    He may well be acting the same way as GT did with The Helmet. Not particularly liking the owners but feeling that at least he can better see what goes on and influence things from inside the castle rather than outside.....
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  5. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Agreed. But Bassini was a clown and didn't have an infrastructure designed to protect him. This lot are a bit smarter than that and no doubt they'll be very careful about what Luther can actually see, what conversations he's brought into.
  6. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    I don't think LB is a fool. The fact he's been involved in several club events and at the training ground, has taken his time to assess and make his decision, suggests to me he's seen enough to feel comfortable he can endorse where we are as a club now, as well as continuing to push that we do things in the right way.

    I also trust his allegiance is to the club and the community, rather than the ownership, and as a result he'll be more likely to call things out when they're not right.
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  7. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Good point, I read through the WO article this morning and made an assumption. Tried to read again now but it wants me to subscribe and that AIN'T HAPPENING
  8. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Will Luther be given the key to the safe though?
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  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    What about The Luther Blissett Rookery?
  10. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Agree on the allegiance point. But also imagine it would be fairly easy to keep him away from any of our more contentious business practices/decision making. He's also now a paid employee of the club (according to Andrew French), which adds another element.
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I'm hearing he's gone to L*ton instead.
  12. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    That's fair, but most of the things that people are unhappy about are pretty much in public domain. Finances, dealings with Bayat, managerial sackings, player power etc
  13. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    The outcomes are in the public domain, but not often why and how they happened.

    Bayat a good case in point, we can see that we've funnelled a shedload of business through him but have no idea how we alighted on him as the agent of choice, why his company was set up by someone who sat on the board of our parent company, why we paid a higher percentage in agents' fees than other clubs over several years, why he's the only agent that regularly sits next to Pozzo at home games, why we paid him on an intra-Pozzo club transfer, why we are the only English club to use him since 2018.

    If there's something bent about our peculiar relationship with him, Luther will be kept well away from that. Will be the same for anything else they don't want scrutiny on.
  14. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    I agree we don't know the 'why', but the fact we know the 'what' is surely enough grounds for LB to ask those questions and raise those concerns, if he feels they need raising?
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  15. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    So official title is 'Club Ambassador'. Not sure how that differs from Life President, and to be honest sounds equally as vague...
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  16. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    When I got my first post university job in the mid 1980s with British Rail, I was sent to Preston for management training. Second day there the Area Manager told me he was so pleased to have me as part of the team he was giving me the honour of becoming the “Area Ambassador” -To travel with him throughout the full expanse of his influence from Blackpool to Skipton. I was well chuffed.

    Turned out I was his chauffeur. Driving him in a huge British Leyland wedge of a car throughout East Lancashire.

    I know Luther likes his cars, but hope is Ambassador role is more prestigious than that. On reflection it could be worse, he could have been made the Club “Maestro” or worse still given the keys to the Club “Marina”

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