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by Andrew Zigmond
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32435

Re: My Resignation

In Alex's message above he refers to `emails from Andrew Farthing that left Lara in tears`. This is new information and I feel needs highlighting. Obviously I will defer making any judgement until such time as I know exactly what the emails said (if that time should come). However I sincerely hope t...
by Andrew Zigmond
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32435

Re: My Resignation

Alex - I applaud you for taking this decision. Rest assured I will continue to spread the word amongst my colleagues in Yorkshire as to the disgusting way you and Lara have been treated. I for one hope you will continue to organise the Scarborough congress which goes from strength to strength while ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

Not sure why I'm bothering but here goes. The few pages of this forum have gone off topic, offensively so. To be fair there is little more to say on the original subject for the time being as Alex and CJ are meeting to discuss their differences, which is a step in the right direction. There is evide...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: When termites attack
Replies: 86
Views: 13498

Re: When termites attack

I've just discovered the blog in question myself and since I feature quite prominently in the 17 pages referred to I am sure I have already acquired termite status in Mr Giddins eyes. The irony is that in the thread in question 99% of posters quite clearly agree with him in the matter under discussi...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

This may be what Ernie Lazenby was referring to last night. I think in light of this information (and it is good news) we can afford to let the matter rest for now. At the risk of being a pedant I find Krishna Shiatis' choice of words interesting - `Alex has agreed to meet with CJ` not `CJ has agree...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

In all honesty I'm not sure how much we would gain now by CJ's resignation or sacking. He caused enough havoc when his choice of clothing was queried. Not that it's preventable in any case but do we want him in the national media, claiming he was forced out over a gay rights related issue? As an ex ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

I have noticed that very little attention has been paid in this debate to the emotional and physical impact of this whole saga on Lara (she and Alex have been quite open about this). You don't have to be pro CJ or anti CJ or a member of the board trying to draw a diplomatic line to acknowledge and a...
by Andrew Zigmond
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

Can I state one very simple fact, which has not been been contradicted or disputed by anybody in this thread. FACT - Lara Barnes had NO homophobic intentions when speaking to CJ about the T shirt. Put yourself in Lara's shoes. As the result of a misunderstanding she has had her name and reputation t...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

There is quite a bit I want to reply to here, so here goes. First of all I would like to thank Andrew Farthing for writing in such detail and for shedding a bit more light on the matter. Obviously I was the one behind the `personal attack` as well as several digs earlier in the thread about your pre...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A history lesson
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: A history lesson

I seem to recall reading about retrospective investigations (as opposed to prosecutions) after the age of consent was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1994 (ie relating to acts involving under 21s before 1994). I may be wrong.
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

As readers of this forum will have noted I am frustrated by the refusal of the ECF board to condemn the Keene slanders (which as I have stated should be as straightforward as condemning racism or homophobia). Mr Farthing as CEO does have to act as spokesman for the board and sometimes seperating the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

Alex and Lara are not power crazed, they are volunteers who receive little recompense or thanks. It astounds me that they continue to go to all this effort [rest removed by moderator as it was, by the author's admission, a personal attack]. I think that that is an appalling thing to say. Andrew Far...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

We're going somewhat off topic (debates over dress codes and eating restrictions have nothing to do with Alex's letter to CJ). One debate that keeps coming up (it played a part in the Regan resignations as well as the CJ business) is amateurism vs professionalism as the ECF tries to reform. The Brit...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A history lesson
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: A history lesson

Attitudes have changed a lot in the past decade, largely because Tony Blair stood firmly against any sort of intolerance and succeeded in sweeping a lot of it away. By my reckoning CJ would have been a teenager in the 1980s, the era of Thatcherism, section 28 and when it was quite acceptable for The...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 32489

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

following the inertia of the Gerry Walsh years and the chaos of the Regan resignations i think the key point is we resigned and attacked the ECF. not attacked the ECF when we were still running it. Your point being? Alex and Lara are not running the ECF, they are volunteers who the ECF uses when co...