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Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:36 pm
by FGR123
Anyone else see the tweet from Sam Wedgebury saying he was shocked to hear about Joycey being made redundant from FGR. I read it early this morning but since then he's deleted it and I haven't seen any other news. I'm assuming this isn't true? Anyone able to confirm this?

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:08 pm
by Georgia
I seriously hope that this is not the case. Joycie does so much for FGR and his enthusiasm is genuine and infectious.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:09 pm
by Green Devil
Surely can't be true, the guy is a legend and a massive part of the Club. As for redundancy I would have thought more than ever his services would be required in League 2. He has come on leaps and bounds since doing his college/uni work and is part of the FGR fabric.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:28 pm
by stanman
This must not be correct.
What on earth was Sam up to? And why?

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:34 pm
by NECbowler
Just a thought was he employed by ecotricity and now possibly FGR fully?
Very strange otherwise

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:43 pm
by onlineracingclub
I saw this last night US time, figured I would see some new this morning. Didn't understand the term "redundant"? Meaning he was let go from the club?

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:55 pm
by Norton Boy
Surely that must be a mistake, especially since he is the Press Officer and FGR will need one in League 2, you can't make somebody redundant and then replace him or you will end up at a tribunal.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:58 pm
by GETCARTER
Must be a mistake?.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:09 pm
by camel
Not the kind of thing that gets made up, surely?!

He's a massive part of our club and I hope there is some kind of misunderstanding here...

I imagine that financial fair play does mean some tough decisions need to be made, but like someone above says, we will need a press officer.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:39 pm
by greenstripe
Shocked, I hope its not true.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:42 am
by Old Git
The Silence is defening, most unJoicie like.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:13 am
by garyjj
Welsh exile posted late last night that it was true but then had his lost deleted.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:27 am
by camel
garyjj wrote:Welsh exile posted late last night that it was true but then had his lost deleted.


Why would that happen?

If its not true and the post was wrong the club could easily say otherwise. In which case I take it to mean it is true.

I literally can't understand it and I'm gutted for the fella if it's true.

He's a big part of the club and as had been shown on here time and time again is well loved by the fans. I can't think of many people who give as much to their role as him. Perhaps the club have underestimated this in the way it's been handled?

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:09 pm
by garyjj
camel wrote:
garyjj wrote:Welsh exile posted late last night that it was true but then had his lost deleted.


Why would that happen?

If its not true and the post was wrong the club could easily say otherwise. In which case I take it to mean it is true.

I literally can't understand it and I'm gutted for the fella if it's true.

He's a big part of the club and as had been shown on here time and time again is well loved by the fans. I can't think of many people who give as much to their role as him. Perhaps the club have underestimated this in the way it's been handled?



None of us know what's happened behind the scenes.

If true it may be a blessing in disguise for joycie, bigger and better job offers may be available!

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:14 pm
by FGR-Ledge
If true will be really bad news for Joicie and the club in my opinion.

Especially the club who would be without a bleeding Press Officer!

What is going on??

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:27 pm
by Kentstripe
Hope this isn't true, but if it is it would seem that this isn't the only redundancy being made at Ecotricity.

http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/n ... e_created/

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:44 pm
by Billy
Such a shame for the club and Rich. Surprised it happened under Pitchforks reign but there must be reasons.

It's already been confirmed that Rich will be on the radio on a few occasions next season.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:47 pm
by stanman
If true, I am seriously shocked. Mustn't jump to conclusions yet.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:33 pm
by GETCARTER
Very disappointed with DV - Joycie was an asset to FGR and should have been with us in our entry to League 2. I will tell DV my feelings at the Barnet game when i see him.

Re: Richard Joyce made redundant?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:40 pm
by Phil_mitchell
If replaced by a better and more experienced press officer then I'm afraid that's football . Joycie is a top lad for through and through and I'd give him a chance. But no one is unsackable. I hope all this has a good outcome. But as the football club progresses so will the staff on and of the pitch