IMUSA Committee Meeting at O'Briens Stretford 12/4/01
TBC Seating Meeting And SAFE
The committee under item 9 of the constitution has suspended the
Treasurer, Dave Kirkwood. In that he failed to keep the appropriate
Monica Brady has been appointed as acting Treasurer until new
elections are held at the AGM. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain
the true financial position of the organisation.
Mark Longden had spoken to Paddy Harveson about what role SPS
fulfilled. He said the procedure should be that the Stewards were the
first port of call. They could then choose to get SPS involved who
would then involve the police if the thought it appropriate.
TBC Seating Meeting
Dave Pye had attended the Safety Committee meeting of Trafford
Borough Council in his capacity as a journalist and gave a brief
summary to the meeting.
TBC are not concerned with the situation at Premier League games as
they feel that the work they have done with the club is satisfactory.
TBC are worried about the standing at European games after the
standing at the Bayern Munich game. They would be looking to restrict
the seating capacity in West Tier 2 by taking out rows or groups of
rows or blocks. Tim Crabbe the FSA representative on the committee
said that this could increase the risk of a fall with no one there to
The GMP rep said that if that was the case then they may seek to
close the whole section.
TBC would be writing to IMUSA. And talking to the Government.
Mike Adams would be taking soundings from the Tier Two Commandos.
Windy was going to write an article putting forward all the
arguments pro-standing including the installation of barriers in
Mark Longden would speak to Barry Brotherton to get clarification
over the 28 day notification period and whether notice had already
Mark Longden would also speak to Stuart Dykes about the company
that did Derby's and Schalke 04's grounds to get some ide of costs.
The mood of the meeting was that something needed to be done if
part of the ground was closed and an emergency meeting would be held
if United made it through to the semi-finals.
Members were reminded about the AGM and the rules about standing
for the committee or officers post or proposing a motion.
It was proposed that Mike Adams attend the next Fans Forum as the
official reserve for IMUSA.
The rumoured list of 300 persons who would not have their tickets
renewed was to be raised by Mark Longden with Paddy Harveson. He would
inform him that IMUSA would look unfavourably if news reached us of
Mark is being approached a lot over individual instances of people
having trouble with SPS tickets.etc. and he was using a lot of his
contact with Paddy Harveson addressing this sort of problem. He was
going to suggest that the club put in some sort of independent appeals
10th May 2001.