A few days ago, Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins shared his views on what has gone wrong at Swansea City over the last 18 months and to respond to the intense criticism he has faced for the position the club is in.
Although the away win at Watford yesterday gave the club some hope of staying up, the reality is that the free flowing football and amazing club spirit and ethos has gone since the American takeover of the club and the club is a shadow of what it once was.
Within his interview, Jenkins suggested that the Swans Trust (the fans group who own 21% of the club) had been involved in the takeover and that he and his other fellow selling shareholders were being criticized unfairly.
He made out within the interview that the selling shareholders wanted the Trust to be part of the sale process.
I have met Huw Jenkins a number of times and got to know him through numerous fans forums he held in London, Lampeter, Haverfordwest and other locations.
I was a firm supporter of the Chairman for the work he and others did to move the club from the depths of Division 4 to the Premier League and I have no problems in anyone getting a good return on the initial risk and investment they put in back in the dark days of the club in 2001.
I can’t however let Huw get away with making comments that are simply inaccurate and in some cases untrue.
I was part of a small group of people on the Swans Trust Board who had the responsibility to try and handle the decision made by the selling shareholders to involve others in the club.
I will over the course of the next few days share a number of documents that I received in relation to the sale of the club and which I was involved in creating in order to ensure the record is clear.
The first is that Huw Jenkins indicated that the trust was fully involved in the sale process but this is not the case as the selling shareholders made a conscious to exclude the trust from the sale.
The Trust did what it could to stop this and sent this letter to the selling shareholders on 18th March to ensure that they did not exclude the trust from negotiations.
You can see the letter below:Read the Trust Letter sent to shareholders in March 2016
And you can see details of when the email was sent (18 March 2016 at 10:34am) from the following screenshot:
The truth about the sale of Swansea City needs to come out and it is vitally important that ALL fans of Swansea City are aware of the truth about what has happened at our football club.