PdeS and Tuttle get thumbs down from Lions Trust

Last updated : 13 April 2006 By Charlie Roper
Peter de Savary
PdeS: Thumbs down from fans
Chairman Peter de Savary and manager David Tuttle have both received a vote of no confidence from The Lions Trust in a survey organised by the organisation.

Despite having genuine grounds for optimism when he arrived, members of the Trust feel let down by the new chairman, with the main criticism seemingly being that he is "too much talk and not enough effective action".

They were particulary upset with the lack of of signings and publicity stunts such as the attempted signing of Roy Keane from Manchester United and have become frustrated with the way the club has been allowed to slip towards League One with no visible attempts from the board to avert the inevitable.

Manager Dave Tuttle also came in for heavy criticism with 70% of respondents wanting to see him replaced as boss. And despite the poll taking place before the home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, 80% of the Trust's members were already resigned to relegation.

Defender Tony Craig was voted the Trust's Player of the Year.