ISSA Statement: Letter to Walsall FC SLO

Graham Whittaker the clubs SLO today released a statement on the official website regarding Supporters Groups. We were very surprised to see old ground being raked up. The following letter has been sent to Mr Whittaker to ask if he can clarify some of his points. Dear Mr Whittaker,

I am writing for and on behalf of the Independent Saddlers Supporters Association regarding the statement you put out earlier about supporters groups.

Our committee are a bit concerned about some of the comments made, I would be grateful if you could clarify a few points for us.

You mentioned about comments on social media being damaging and ill informed. I can speak on behalf of everyone involved with the Independent Saddlers Supporters Association in saying we would want to know if we had put something out there that was either damaging or ill informed and would look to rectify it immediately. Our integrity is very important to us and is a huge part of who we are and what we do. I can absolutely assure you we would never put anything out there that we didn't believe to be true.

Are these your personal thoughts or those of the board?

Could I ask why you felt the need to release a statement on the official club website rather than speaking to the group or groups you were referring to? Our door is always open, we are always happy and willing to speak to you or anyone at the club at anytime as we always have been. Having a good working relationship with Walsall Football Club is on our list of prime objectives and as far as we were concerned this was the case.

You mentioned issues from the past between supporters groups. Those issues are exactly that, in the past. ISSA work well with several other supporters groups. We are in regular contact and support each other well where necessary to achieve the same goals as you mentioned.

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