Whitton are a shambles - Emmerson

GRAHAM Emmerson, secretary and treasurer of the King George V Playing Field trust, today called Whitton United a shambles.Emmerson was responding to comments in last night's Evening Star where the Ipswich-based club blamed the financial drain of having to run the site as the main reason for withdrawing their first team from the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League.

Elvin King

GRAHAM Emmerson, secretary and treasurer of the King George V Playing Field trust, today called Whitton United a shambles.

Emmerson was responding to comments in last night's Evening Star where the Ipswich-based club blamed the financial drain of having to run the site as the main reason for withdrawing their first team from the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League.

“Whitton have the potential to be the top non-league club in Suffolk,” said Emmerson.


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“Instead of looking outward when things have gone wrong they should look inward.

“President Russell Woodward and secretary David Gould are good people and great workers for the club. But they are ploughing a lone furrow.

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“In my position with the trust I try to help them as much as I can. But they have not helped themselves. They have been a shambles.”

And replying to calls from Whitton for a lease and for the release of funds released when a playing field at Cliff Lane was built upon, Needham Market official Emmerson said this was impossible under the terms of the trust.

To read Graham Emmerson's solution to Whitton United's ills - and his full interview - see Friday's Evening Star.

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