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Come and meet the Accrington owner on Saturday

In what we believe to be a football first, we have invited opposition club owner Andy Holt to meet fans for a chat over a pie and a pint ahead of Accrington Stanley's debut match at The Valley.

Venue: Upstairs at The Swan, Charlton Village

Date: Saturday 19th January

Time: From 12.30 – we expect Andy to join us at around 12.45 for an hour or so.

There is no cost to attend but space is limited so places are only available to CAST members, although people will be able to join at the door. Please register now if you wish to join us using the link below. You need to click on "Register" and then "Checkout" which will take you through to the registration page

https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text

Hear first hand from the man officially voted the "Best Football Club Owner in the Country" by fans in the recent Against League 3 survey. Andy also won both League Two and overall CEO of the year at the Football Business Awards in November 2018.

An outspoken user of Twitter, Andy does not tend to hold back in giving views on football's role in the community and issues surrounding the game and its governance. He shot into the limelight when the EFL questioned his right to buy his squad a post-match Mcdonalds as they headed for promotion last season. Accrington Stanley, "the club that wouldn't die", have progressed significantly under his four year tenure. He shies away from taking credit, pointing to the contribution of fellow directors and recognising that a club really belongs to the fans not the transient owner.

When asked earlier this season about the situation at Blackpool, Holt commented, "It's so sad that one person can hold a community club to ransom...It's sickening to see a great club alienate fans." He has openly challenged the EFL to do more in such situations.

So come along on Saturday 19th for your chance to ask Andy questions about club ownership, football finance, televised football or anything else of interest to fans of Charlton Athletic.

A modest buffet courtesy of CAST will be provided along with a cash bar.

If you wish to join CAST in advance of the event you can do so here:

Annual membership costs £5 and you can join via https://castrust.org/join/

Register for the Q&A here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text
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  • The Fleetwood owner stood a few beers up there and met / chatted to a good few peeps in The Liberal club in the return fixture.

    No not a first as such but good luckwith it
  • Do we get ask the obvious question to the Accrington owner?
  • Do we get ask the obvious question to the Accrington owner?

    Exactly
  • castrust said:

    In what we believe to be a football first, we have invited opposition club owner Andy Holt to meet fans for a chat over a pie and a pint ahead of Accrington Stanley's debut match at The Valley.

    Venue: Upstairs at The Swan, Charlton Village

    Date: Saturday 19th January

    Time: From 12.30 – we expect Andy to join us at around 12.45 for an hour or so.

    There is no cost to attend but space is limited so places are only available to CAST members, although people will be able to join at the door. Please register now if you wish to join us using the link below. You need to click on "Register" and then "Checkout" which will take you through to the registration page

    https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text

    Hear first hand from the man officially voted the "Best Football Club Owner in the Country" by fans in the recent Against League 3 survey. Andy also won both League Two and overall CEO of the year at the Football Business Awards in November 2018.

    An outspoken user of Twitter, Andy does not tend to hold back in giving views on football's role in the community and issues surrounding the game and its governance. He shot into the limelight when the EFL questioned his right to buy his squad a post-match Mcdonalds as they headed for promotion last season. Accrington Stanley, "the club that wouldn't die", have progressed significantly under his four year tenure. He shies away from taking credit, pointing to the contribution of fellow directors and recognising that a club really belongs to the fans not the transient owner.

    When asked earlier this season about the situation at Blackpool, Holt commented, "It's so sad that one person can hold a community club to ransom...It's sickening to see a great club alienate fans." He has openly challenged the EFL to do more in such situations.

    So come along on Saturday 19th for your chance to ask Andy questions about club ownership, football finance, televised football or anything else of interest to fans of Charlton Athletic.

    A modest buffet courtesy of CAST will be provided along with a cash bar.

    If you wish to join CAST in advance of the event you can do so here:

    Annual membership costs £5 and you can join via https://castrust.org/join/

    Register for the Q&A here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text

    Will he be buying the beers
  • clb74 said:

    castrust said:

    In what we believe to be a football first, we have invited opposition club owner Andy Holt to meet fans for a chat over a pie and a pint ahead of Accrington Stanley's debut match at The Valley.

    Venue: Upstairs at The Swan, Charlton Village

    Date: Saturday 19th January

    Time: From 12.30 – we expect Andy to join us at around 12.45 for an hour or so.

    There is no cost to attend but space is limited so places are only available to CAST members, although people will be able to join at the door. Please register now if you wish to join us using the link below. You need to click on "Register" and then "Checkout" which will take you through to the registration page

    https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text

    Hear first hand from the man officially voted the "Best Football Club Owner in the Country" by fans in the recent Against League 3 survey. Andy also won both League Two and overall CEO of the year at the Football Business Awards in November 2018.

    An outspoken user of Twitter, Andy does not tend to hold back in giving views on football's role in the community and issues surrounding the game and its governance. He shot into the limelight when the EFL questioned his right to buy his squad a post-match Mcdonalds as they headed for promotion last season. Accrington Stanley, "the club that wouldn't die", have progressed significantly under his four year tenure. He shies away from taking credit, pointing to the contribution of fellow directors and recognising that a club really belongs to the fans not the transient owner.

    When asked earlier this season about the situation at Blackpool, Holt commented, "It's so sad that one person can hold a community club to ransom...It's sickening to see a great club alienate fans." He has openly challenged the EFL to do more in such situations.

    So come along on Saturday 19th for your chance to ask Andy questions about club ownership, football finance, televised football or anything else of interest to fans of Charlton Athletic.

    A modest buffet courtesy of CAST will be provided along with a cash bar.

    If you wish to join CAST in advance of the event you can do so here:

    Annual membership costs £5 and you can join via https://castrust.org/join/

    Register for the Q&A here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text

    Will he be buying the beers
    I'm not up to much Saturday......
  • If you can get the north west version of inside out on BBC1 at 7:30 tonight through Sky or similar, they go behind the scenes at Accrington with plenty from Andy Holt. This is well worth a watch if you can
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  • I agree - a great idea and I'm very much looking forward to hearing what Andy Holt has to say. The bloke's an absolute breath of fresh air, especially when you compare him to a lot of other owners in the game.
  • edited January 15

    If you can get the north west version of inside out on BBC1 at 7:30 tonight through Sky or similar, they go behind the scenes at Accrington with plenty from Andy Holt. This is well worth a watch if you can

    Feature on Accrington starts at about 19 minutes.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0byhwy7/inside-out-north-west-14012019
  • Do please sign up if you wish to attend - CAST are laying on a buffet (modest) so we need to give the pub an idea of numbers for catering - and staffing the bar. Cheers.

    https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text

  • I can’t make this but I really wish I could. If our eventual new owners are even half as fan-orientated as Andy Holt we will be back on the right path.
  • clive said:

    If you can get the north west version of inside out on BBC1 at 7:30 tonight through Sky or similar, they go behind the scenes at Accrington with plenty from Andy Holt. This is well worth a watch if you can

    Feature on Accrington starts at about 19 minutes.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0byhwy7/inside-out-north-west-14012019
    I watched it - oh for an owner like Andy Holt (with a few billion as well!).
  • Will watch the link later, booked in for this, looking forward to it.
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  • That's well worth a watch, excellent stuff. Essentially he got involved as he was in the bar and they ran out of beer! How has this been allowed to happen?! What a legend haha! Seems like a top bloke. Their manager is a geezer too. Good luck to them, except against us obviously
  • was that us they were talking about whilst watching videos about how they could drive a bus through the gaps ? Looked like the Valley
  • was that us they were talking about whilst watching videos about how they could drive a bus through the gaps ? Looked like the Valley

    Think it was.

    I heard Jumbo jet rather than bus
  • Andy Holt appears to be close to an ideal football league owner, someone who see's things from the fans perspective as well as the boardroom,
    and understands the "community" dimension of a football league club.

    Registered last week and looking forward to it.
  • As an additional bonus, the other Heather will be on hand to answer any questions arising from CARD's meeting with the EFL.

    Not too late to register if you would like to attend: https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/pre-match-with-accrington-owner-andy-holt-tickets-54698988146?utm_term=eventurl_text
  • Has Roland been invited? Sure he could learn a thing or two
  • Is there really any evidence of Duchatelet learning anything in his time as our owner?
  • Is there really any evidence of Duchatelet learning anything in his time as our owner?

    The Paso Doble?
  • Very generous of you. Have only ever witnessed the Belgian waffle.
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