debates are the salt of democracy. This applies in Large as in Small. For Germany, as for the football-top-division side Tennis Borussia. At the Berlin tradition the club has now been taken, however, any salt out of the soup and the democracy crushes. Formally, it was in the AGM last night, held at the request of the Executive Board, without a Public to a special meeting.
De facto it was an extraordinary meeting of the members, which was enforced on the Initiative of the Department of Active Fans, and the question turned to Whom the Borussia heard? The Board of management, with donor, Jens Redlich at the top of the an autocratic style of leadership is accused of? Or the Fans?
Ten candidates competed for the five Supervisory Board seats, and (should to filled in addition to two to date, the remaining members of the Supervisory Board). Five "democracy is important" vs. five "money is Power". Members came to the meeting, about twice as many as usual. "A lot of unfamiliar faces, many Bulgarians felt that their Boss had sent them," says member and Langzeitfan Denis Roters.
On demand have Honestly countered: we need simply To go on acquisition, if one wanted to increase the size of the club.
the votes were count shortly after midnight. Of almost 570 for around two-thirds went to all five of the Redlich-candidates (which were practically the first Five on the list). "The club has today been buried," says Roters. "That was the saddest event I have ever experienced," says Philip Meinhold, also a member (and he already has two bankruptcies, the descent from the second to the sixth League and some shady investors experienced).
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