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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Equinox » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:33 pm

Just read this Rumour! I hope to goodness it's wrong ! Joycie is an absolute top bloke and one of the most genuine guys I have ever had the privilege to meet, career aside the guy loves this club ! What price again ( if true ) are we paying for football league ambitions!! Phil B, u promote ambassadors, wasn't this young enthusiastic, talented lad a true representative of our club ? I await more confirmation, so won't comment any further at this stage. :oops:
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:04 am

We have all expressed disbelief and been head scratching over the weekend following Sam's tweet. Social media publicises rumour and truth, often it is left to us to try and make sense of it all. I'm sure official answers and explanations will be forthcoming.

Equinox wrote: Phil B, u promote ambassadors, wasn't this young enthusiastic, talented lad a true representative of our club ?


In response to your question, I believe the FGR community would be unanimous in holding up Richard Joyce as a passionate ambassador of our club. He has moved from volunteer to employee and always shown commitment together with that rare personal touch that has earned him respect from young and old.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Jokerman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:09 am

If it's goodnight from him it's goodnight from me.

His enthusiasm was contagious.

I've just lost mine.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby andywhiting69 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:31 am

very shocked if true
his enthusiasm and knowledge was second to none about the game ,
fantastic over the microphone drumming up the support etc
still cant believe it fgr without joycie no way
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby stanman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:57 am

Jokerman wrote:If it's goodnight from him it's goodnight from me.

His enthusiasm was contagious.

I've just lost mine.


Just about spot on, Jokerman. The way I feel at the moment too.
Hopefully we'll learn more in due course. There may be good and genuine reasons for this ....... perhaps, but they seem particularly distant just now.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby chelsearover » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:04 am

They cannot make a person redundant and then appoint somebody new, it's the role that is made redundant not the person,
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Chrisgump11 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:43 pm

I'm as concerned for Rich as all who have posted.

But unless someone has different information, all we know is that Sam Wedgbury tweeted that he'd been made redundant then deleted his tweet. Until something definitive emerges I don't think speculation will help
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby stanman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:58 pm

It's all rather strange isn't it Chris?
Makes me wonder if the problem is some contractual matter. But patience from us all is required now, and hopefully a statement will appear when appropriate.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby camel » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:21 pm

stanman wrote:It's all rather strange isn't it Chris?
Makes me wonder if the problem is some contractual matter. But patience from us all is required now, and hopefully a statement will appear when appropriate.


Yes, wise words. Patience and waiting now.

Hopefully this thread, to anyone outside looking in, simply shows how much we care about our club and it's staff, whether playing or non-playing and particularly in cases where those individuals have gone above and beyond in the call of duty.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby FGRWill » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:26 pm

Hi everybody.

As you've all been interested in Richard's future with the club. Conversations around matters like these are tricky at anytime, so we wanted to say something when we were able to do so. We thought we would share this with you first, as agreed with the man himself.

We’re saying goodbye to a club legend at the end of the week as Richard Joyce leaves Forest Green Rovers for pastures new. Following our promotion to the Football League and increased interest from press around the world we needed to reorganise our communications team and created a more senior position. His current Press Officer role was made redundant and Rich did not want to apply for the new job.

On behalf of everybody at FGR, thanks for your tireless support and help over many years, Joycie. You’ll always be welcome at the New Lawn!
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Kentstripe » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:33 pm

I thought Joycie was doing a great job, cannot understand this whatsoever.

Thanks for all your efforts Joycie, top man who deserved better.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby stanman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:42 pm

Fair enough, then.
Joycie leaves with my very best wishes for the future. New opportunities and new horizons for him, hopefully.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Green Devil » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:55 pm

I join with everyone else in saying a big thanks to Rich and wish him well wherever he ends up.

That said, I am equally surprised (and disappointed) at his departure. The chap has grown immensely over recent years both in terms of his knowledge and professionalism probably best demonstrated by his performance in the pre play off final build up. He has a great reputation amongst fans and we all know the efforts he has put in for this Club (and probably Ecotricity). He attends youth, ladies and first team games and no doubt much more. It wouldn't surprise me if more than one person would be required to carry on his many duties.

Good luck Rich hope to see you up at the New Lawn.
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Kentstripe » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:57 pm

But why make the role of press officer redundant?

Why not just add to the media/communications team if need be and allow Joycie to continue in his current job?
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby SNJ Ash » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:57 pm

Joycie is one of the nicest people I have met - a top lad - and someone I call a friend.

From Truro away, Wembley and sharing tears at Garry Mitchell's funeral.

Thanks for all you have done for me - and I'm sure my media colleagues concur.

I will miss your enthusiasm on the tannoy. 'Come on you Rovers'.

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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:11 pm

stanman wrote:Fair enough, then.
Joycie leaves with my very best wishes for the future. New opportunities and new horizons for him, hopefully.


Don't need the hopefully bit S/m. He's a natural at anything he puts his mind to, in my book.

Thanks for being a large cog in the match day experience lad.

Cheers, Joycie!
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby andywhiting69 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:13 pm

HOPEFULLY rich can just turn up at 2.00 relax and watch football without rushing here and there . just sit down and enjoy .
top man and one of the nicest persons to ever met
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby Martin Toms » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Sad news, all the best Joycie in whatever you do next!

"COME ON YOU ROVERS" your rallying cry :D
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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby SNJ Ash » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:03 pm

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Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

Postby tommyd » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:15 pm

I really hope this is something joycie wanted and just felt the time was right to move on rather than not feeling he should reapply for the job. He was one of the most hardworking people Ive known at the club and his interviews, Twitter updates etc etc were a lifeline, especially on away days. Thanks for everything joycie!
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