County secretary and media officer to depart

First published in Latest Football

NEWPORT County AFC have announced that Tim Lane will be leaving the post of football secretary and media officer at the end of the current season due to relocation.

Chief executive Dave Boddy said: “It is with sadness and understanding that we accept Tim’s resignation.

“He has played a massive part in helping to establish the club’s administration as a Football League club.

“I have had the privilege of working with a lot of top quality secretaries during my time in the game and Tim is up there with the very best of them.

“He always conducts his business in a very professional manner and has been a very efficient, diligent and hard working secretary with great knowledge and experience of the role.

“He has been a great team player and a valuable member of the Newport County AFC family.

“On behalf of the chairman, board of directors, Justin and everybody involved with the club I would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future.”

On his imminent departure, Lane said: “I am extremely grateful to everybody at Newport County AFC for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to work at such a great club.

“I will always have fond memories of my time at the County and am sure that the infrastructure now being put in place will allow the club to become an established member of the Football League.

“I would particularly like to thank Les Scadding, Howard Greenhaf, Jackie Tutton, Dave Boddy and the staff at the club for allowing me to be part of the family; along with Justin, the coaching staff and the players for making my job easier by always being available and acting so professionally when representing the club.

“I wish the club continued success and I am sure the amazing fans will have many more highs to celebrate in the future.”

A statement from the club concluded: “The club will be advertising the post in the near future and wish Tim all the best in his future ventures.”

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6:49pm Wed 9 Apr 14

JimMachen says...

Perhaps they'll now give the job to the guy who had been doing it for the previous twenty five years before Boddy decided to replace him and who wouldn't have walked away after a few months,
Perhaps they'll now give the job to the guy who had been doing it for the previous twenty five years before Boddy decided to replace him and who wouldn't have walked away after a few months, JimMachen
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8:25am Thu 10 Apr 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

I'd like to see them take on a media bod that can be a little more circumspect with regard to the press releases they forward to the Argus for print. There's been far too much pre-match waffling this season from the manager and players telling us what they need to do to win a game and then miserably failing to make good on their promises.
I'd like to see them take on a media bod that can be a little more circumspect with regard to the press releases they forward to the Argus for print. There's been far too much pre-match waffling this season from the manager and players telling us what they need to do to win a game and then miserably failing to make good on their promises. ex-St. Julians boy
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9:05am Thu 10 Apr 14

Roland Thompson-Gunner says...

JimMachen - that's not quite right. The previous guy who did an absolutely superb job and is one of the people supporters must thank for there being a club today was the football secretary, but Tim Lane has been doing a different one full-time which combines it with media duties.
JimMachen - that's not quite right. The previous guy who did an absolutely superb job and is one of the people supporters must thank for there being a club today was the football secretary, but Tim Lane has been doing a different one full-time which combines it with media duties. Roland Thompson-Gunner
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10:17am Thu 10 Apr 14

JimMachen says...

Roland Thompson-Gunner wrote:
JimMachen - that's not quite right. The previous guy who did an absolutely superb job and is one of the people supporters must thank for there being a club today was the football secretary, but Tim Lane has been doing a different one full-time which combines it with media duties.
Well judging by what I have read in the press and media, he may as well not have bothered. A lot of what the club want us to know and very little of what we need/want to know and that often forced upon the club by leaks or circumstances.

It doesn't matter how you paint it, Mike was a victim of Boddy's empire building project.
[quote][p][bold]Roland Thompson-Gunner[/bold] wrote: JimMachen - that's not quite right. The previous guy who did an absolutely superb job and is one of the people supporters must thank for there being a club today was the football secretary, but Tim Lane has been doing a different one full-time which combines it with media duties.[/p][/quote]Well judging by what I have read in the press and media, he may as well not have bothered. A lot of what the club want us to know and very little of what we need/want to know and that often forced upon the club by leaks or circumstances. It doesn't matter how you paint it, Mike was a victim of Boddy's empire building project. JimMachen
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