In a series of 'announcements' on the social networking platform', Bracewell-Smith says of the events resulting in her departure from the Arsenal board, "[they] couldn't handle a woman with power on the board. Felt insecure. Male chauvinism".
What, Peter Hill-Wood? Male chauvinist?
On the subject of David Dein, Bracewell-Smith delivers mixed messages, saying Dein was the "Root cause of all the troubles at AFC" before updating that opinion with "I stand corrected. Dein loves the club and although sometimes personalities fallout, his contribution at Arsenal has been immense."
In other Twitter posts, Bracewell-Smith alludes to being caught in the crossfire of the battle between the late Danny Fiszman and Dein, which resulted in the latter's sacking - and, ultimately, her own boardroom demise.
To cut a long story short, it appears that at one point Dein was plotting to add his shares to Stan Kroenke and further hoped to nefariously acquire Bracewell Smith's hefty 17% holding to help take control of the club - she grassed him up and the remainder of the board grouped together and kicked Dein out.
Despite conceding that Bracewell-Smith's heart was in the right place, Dein later cited her inexperience in dealing with boardroom politics as the overriding reason for her dobbing him in; an opinion which was later proved accurate. Half an hour after suffering the charade of being publicly re-elected as a board member during Arsenal's 2008 AGM, Hill-Wood told Bracewell-Smith she was no longer required as a member of the Arsenal board.
Why? Because according to Hill-Wood, Bracewell-Smith was "not very easy to deal with" and becoming too cosy with Alisher Usmanov's Red & White Holdings - an excuse dreamed up after she was apparently seen, during one particular game, chatting in the Red & White Holding's director box at half-time.
Having denied any wrongdoing and initially resisting the board's wishes to resign, Bracewell-Smith quit within a fortnight having effectively been forced out. It was obvious that the board felt Bracewell-Smith's influence as a shareholder and non-executive director was seen as some sort of obstacle to their future dealings with Stan Kroenke. I don't know, maybe they presumed she'd kick up a fuss when they eventually conveyed their decision to make a mint for themselves by flogging all their shares to him.
Hypocritically, Hill-Wood claimed that Bracewell-Smith was "not right as a director" before displaying his hurt and bemusement that Lady Nina did not accept his so-called olive branch of still being allowed into the directors' lounge on match days. Many might wonder exactly the same thing about Hill-Wood. After all, what difference between him and Bracewell-Smith? Both obtained their position on the board through transferral of family ownership, what does either of them know about running a football club?
Regardless, why Bracewell-Smith has decided that this is the time to lay into the Arsenal board is a mystery, maybe she's just bored.
Lady Nina's latest Twitter statement? "I agree that current board should all go. They are passe. Have nothing more to give to the club at all. In time we will need a more dynamic pro-active, younger board, and a good directional leadership."
On current evidence, can't disagree with any of that.
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