As I sit on my rickety chair, typing this e-mail, I am filled with conflicting emotions. I guess, however, that some things have to be done regardless of how difficult they are. My little old version of the Oxford Consince Dictionary defines a Relationship as: An association between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring. This association may be based on inference, love, solidarity, regular business interactions, or some other type of social commitment.
This has always been the general understanding of the most, if not all, of the members of the TeamKickOff (TKO) family from day 1. This relationship further evolved to a point where a reciprocal association developed when a concept of Annual TKO Get-Together was first mooted in 2010. The understanding was that members would get a chance to meet and interact socially under the umbrella of KickOff to further enhance and strengthen the brand which had brought us together. The inaugural Get-Together held in Glenburn was a massive success and brought with it a promise for better things to come. Regrettably, it was a false dawn! We as members of this voluntary group were in no way expecting any hand-outs from KickOff, however, we expected a certain ounce of commitment from KickOff as a brand under which we converged, more so after it was clear that there is a relationship between us that needed nurturing. We have unfortunately not enjoyed a mutual relationship between TKO and KickOff in the past two sessions of our Get-Together. It feels like we are a burden to them or a little irritation is necessary to check if you can still scratch yourself bt doesn't REALLY help you.
Those of us who attended the get-Together over the weekend reflected on this matter after another shoddy "acknowledgement" of our contribution to the KickOff brand and agreed as follows:
1. It is of no use or consequence to pursue a relationship with someone who doesn't give a damn about you. It is the most noble thing to end our association with this huge brand
2. We still need a platform to engage as soccer supporters and fans
3. We have an alternative platform developed by one of our, Brokefan, called Soccergags, which we encourage you to explore.
4. We wish to thank KickOff and its management for developing this wonderful avenue for us to talk. Some very good relationships have developed between members as a result of this platform.
We would like to hear your views on the matter.
Your Royal Highness
Kgosi Tautona Maubane
Your Highness!!!! *bows*!
Your sport on the other side is secured in the same capacity. Just indicate when are you resuming your noble duties!
Soon as you announce your royal appointment Sir, i will be ready to serve!!
Your highness if you may allow me to ask?
1. Did you first engage the guys at Kick Off to try and find common ground or the relationship had soured so much that it was only a matter of time?
2.What was the initial agreement with Kick Off?
I hope you give me a bit of light so that I won't just follow blindly.
Thanking you in advance.
I knew it, Marikana fever shouldn't be under-estimated! So, are we now secessionists?
TKO members often behave like the other members of the tripartite alliance, becoming KO's harshest critics and then expect the publishers (who are in business and rightfully sensitive to criticism being aired about them) to come smiling with early Xmas gifts!
And to think KO closed the KO forum because of TKO
Hehehe... I guess it's safe to say Soccergags has pinned TKO.
Where are TKO loyalists kanti?
Heheheheh Mokete we are migrating to Soccergags as per Rustenburg Resolutions, unfortunately i dont have the minutes, but you will be brief soon about evrything that you want to know.
Safe to say that the end of an era has come, when one door closes the other opens...we are going home....thanks TKO for the platform, its time for growth
Eish you guys speak in tounges, what is youe beef with KO?
There is more into this and it is serious Rasta. I have to be careful of how I approach this.
are you afraid of being expelled? hahahahahahahaha have no fear ntwana