Statement from the GM

Tuesday, 31st March 2009

The rumours of a club meeting held on Monday are correct, and I can confirm that Manchester were not represented - this is not an April Fools prank.

There is currently a lot of conjecture and rumour circulating regarding the future format of the Elite League, and the possible inclusion or otherwise of not only Manchester, but Edinburgh and Newcastle too.

However, until such time as either Neil Morris and/or myself receive due notification in writing of the outcome of Monday's meeting and any decisions being taken without Manchester being consulted, we can say little more officially.

Naturally, the club is keen to learn of what was discussed in our absence and upon receipt of such written detail, we will issue our official response.

I would ask all Phoenix supporters to please refrain from contacting the club offices as there is currently little more we can advise, and the staff are extremely busy with everything involved with the end of the season.

Andy Costigan