The final few full time staff have now departed Edgar Street, namely Roger Lloyd, Johnny Evans and Lee Symonds. All are owed monies for their time at Edgar Street, here’s an example of one man’s experience.
Physio Johnny Evans said he had last been paid 30% of his March wages, leaving the best part of 4 months wages unpaid. He explained that Roger (kit man) and himself stayed on at the club as their contracts ended at the end of June. Johnny said that 6 weeks ago he and Roger had been questioned would they depart if they had their wages paid to date, they said they would continue and gave their word. Johnny took a 2 week holiday in early June, but on his return the mood had changed towards Roger and himself. As June came to a close they were told that Tommy would be meeting them on the first Tuesday in July to discuss contracts, so they continued working out of contract. Subsequently the meeting was cancelled until the Friday, then that didn’t happen either. On the Friday night Johnny received a phone call from Jon Taylor explaining that there wouldn’t be new contracts offered, and that the club would be going part time in the new season. This meant that Johnny and Roger were now unemployed. Johnny handed the keys back last Saturday and went to offer his best wishes to Mark Ellis, but in return received unwarranted verbal abuse. A sad end to his time at Edgar Street.
100% of the proceeds of the Henry Cluney gig have been donated to Johnny and also a kind donation of £100 made earlier in the week. If anyone would like to assist Johnny then please contact Nibbo via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Johnny along with ex-members of staff are hoping to attend the Supporters Trust friendly games along with ex-players such as Steve Guinan, Wayne Brown, Peter Heritage, Trevor Benjamin, Rob Purdie, Sam Gwynne and Gareth Davies with more to follow. For some of them their legs may have gone but their support for the Bulls hasn’t.
The first game is against Ledbury Town 21st July at Ledbury kick off 7:30pm