The DAFC Supporters' Council meeting took place this evening at EEP. A disappointing turn-out of no more than 35 fans attended. The agenda is listed in the photo attached here. The main points made by Chairman Ross McArthur were:
- Exactly 3000 season tickets have been sold.
- The club made an annual profit as of 31 May 2016, the first profit for 20 years.
- The Centenary Club Lifeline provides £210,000 to the club this season.
- Repairs to the stadium are ongoing. The undersoil heating system is now fully functional. There is enough oil stored to run the heating for 2 games.
- Work on the new gym at EEP starts next week, to be completed by January.
- A second mini bus is being purchased, due next week, to be used to transport players to training.
- Dalgety Bay is to be the main location for training.
Quotes from Ross: "I firmly believe we have the players to potentially compete for a play-off spot. It's been a difficult start but injuries and illness, and individual errors, have impacted. Early season we lacked a cutting edge up front. It's an unforgiving league and mistakes are being punished."
On the Faissal situation: "We did not hang around waiting for a certain player to sign. It's a slur on the professionalism of the club to say that. It takes time to bring in the right players."
On the fans: "With a minority, disappointment turns into frustration which turns into abuse. We must rise above that and stick together."
On the Lifeline: "Supporting the Centenary Club, even in the Championship, is absolutely crucial."
Above comments and points raised, noted by Pars Review.
Full update can be found courtesy of Buffy's excellent updates on DAFC.net., which include the new SPFL criteria on "Strict Liability" and "Unacceptable Conduct", plus content from the other speakers tonight.
Photos here show Ross McArthur and the agenda of the meeting. Apologies for the average quality of the photos.