Sorry - have posted this on the other board too:
"I realise that there is a certain amount of flack flying about regarding the "rushed" poll about our new name. I want to make a couple of observations at this point:
We were not given an indication from the FA yesterday about how long we had to make this decision, or what was an "acceptable" name (though they have said in the past that they would "prefer" that AFC was not used).
While we sought clarification about the timescales and details which we are working towards, we thought it vitally important that we sought *some* guidance from the fans as to their preference. What we wished to avoid is an answer being demanded immediately, and the interim Board having to make a snap decision on their own. That is not what being a fan-owned club is about.
If it turns out that we have longer than we suspect (we are still awaiting confirmation of the process etc.) then we will absolutely re-do the poll with the shortlist which has emerged, and provide as many alternative means of voting as possible/practical.
We are also well aware of the possibility of the vote being hijacked - and I can see the breakdown of the results on the eSurveys site and can discount votes if appropriate. You can rest easy that we won't be making the decision to call ourselves "Pub Team United", "Bishop Reserves" or "FC Weletourclubdie" (all of which have been suggested!)..."
The questions have been asked and as soon as we have an answer you guys will hear about it, but if the answer came back that we needed to chose today (for example), at least we've got a more rounded answer than me having to pick a name on my own.