Of course I'm not missing the point about the potential impact of people or organisations walking away from the ECF. However, are you really saying that the majority view should be ignored because of this? What course of action are you saying that I should have adopted?Roger de Coverly wrote:It's still missing the point that there are enough players who want neither compulsory membership, nor per head funding who could embarrass the federation financially by walking away from the ECF if or perhaps when it adopts either or both. This is regardless of what the talking heads on Council may or may not vote for or what the ECF directors think is morally right.Andrew Farthing wrote: It was quite clear at the April meeting that, while a majority supported the principle of a membership scheme, many of those voting for it felt that the proposals needed reshaping. The June document was a consultation paper designed to elicit feedback to help with that reshaping process.
I don't think the vindictive attitude adopted towards internationally rated players who don't play in English events is helpful either.
The ECF doesn't have a "vindictive attitude [...] towards internationally rated players who don't play in English events".