This summer has already seen the landscape of Scottish football change and we are working harder than ever to make sure we transform the results of Hibernian for the better.
Our thanks go to everyone who has already shown their commitment to the club by investing in a 2012/13 Season Ticket Membership; your actions have been greatly appreciated.
So far this summer we've managed to get one of my top signing targets over the line with the arrival of Tim Clancy. But there is much more left to do on the transfer front and now we need the backing of our supporters more than ever.
We are a club that tries to do things the right way; we don't spend money that we don't have. Given the uncertainty surrounding the SPL for next season, we certainly can't spend what we don't have and simply cross our fingers in hope that it will come later.
My budget for next season is based on Season Tickets actually sold, not what we might sell. I know that I will get access to every single penny that comes into the club through new Season Ticket sales. So the commitment and faith of our supporters will determine just how much I have to spend on players ahead of the new season.
Thanks to all of those, who were able to and have bought a Season Ticket for next season. We hope that the 2,500 Season Ticket Members from last season, who have still yet to commit will renew in good time and we would welcome them back.
I know there are lots of seats at Easter Road Stadium. But we cannot make binding commitments to players hoping that there will be a decent walk up.
Please don't wait to see what will happen or who we will sign, you can make an immediate impact on my transfer budget by investing now on a Season Ticket.
I'm excited about what we can achieve here at Hibernian and we want our supporters to share those aspirations; working together to achieve the same goal.
After some hard times, we're confident about what can be achieved in the future. We want to be a club that you can be proud of, one that goes about its business professionally and acts with integrity.
It's a summer of change in Scottish football and a summer of change at the club. I need your help to rebuild and reshape our squad. Your commitment can and does make a huge impact on how we move forward as a club.
Do we have ambition? Yes, absolutely. Do we have a war chest of money to spend on players? No. But we do plan to use our funds wisely to assemble a squad that is more than competitive next season. The funding provided by Season Ticket Members will go a long way to changing the dynamics of our squad.
We no longer want to be seen as a soft touch. We want players wearing the Hibernian jersey, who are willing to give everything to the club and that excite our supporters.
We want strong-minded players, who will play their part in improving the team - showing the right attitude and application. Representing the club the right way and connecting with the Easter Road crowd.
To everyone who is undecided, I would say please don't wait to see what will happen or who we will sign. You can make an immediate impact on my transfer budget by investing now on a Season Ticket Membership. This summer we want to change our fortunes for the better and we need our supporters on board for the journey ahead.
How to buy
2012/13 Season Ticket Membership is available NOW. There are 4 easy ways to invest in the team and sign up :
1. on-line, 24 hours a day HERE
2. by telephone, 24 hours a day on 0844 844 1875
3. in person, by visiting the Ticket Desk in the Clubstore during office hours - Monday - Friday: 12pm-5pm. Saturday: 10am-5pm.
4. by post, by downloading the Renewal and New Member form, completing them and returning them to the Ticket Office.