EK Thistle Site to be wrthdrawn
Unfortunately it has become necessary to close this site because the hosting fees have not been paid for well over a year.
The web hosts have received numerous broken promises of payment from Jimmy Stewart (copying in Peter Kelsall) and we're still no closer to getting paid. During this time we have needed to invest significant time in keeping the site online, due to the fact that it runs on a very old version of the CMS software and is prone to hacker attacks. This is because the former management fell out with their previous web-developer.
Our role in this is simply to provide hosting - we have not been involved in the development of the software. You can compare us to being a landlord, where our tenant (being the club) despite repeated advice from us, insists on leaving the front door wide open and then expects us to clean up the mess each time they get burgled. To extend the same analogy, this tenant hasn't paid his rent for over a year. Is it any wonder we're serving an eviction notice?
EK Thistle's management have done little to address this, other than to establish new web-presences to undermine their official one - a strange and underhand strategy which seems now to have blown up in their faces.
We have received promises to pay all Summer, the last being October 9th. We should point out that the invoices are based on a not-for-profit organisation and are done at cost.
We wish the club, players and indeed the management the best of luck for the future.