Detailed answers were provided to 14 questions posed by the Citizen and were published in full in the December 30th edition.
However, also in the same edition, one quote was pulled out and used as the basis for an additional news item which provoked comments from supporters as it could be read that it implied criticism of the club's supporters, something Nottage strenuously denied today.
"We enjoy a good relationship with the Citizen and, when I was approached to contribute to the article, I did so in good faith as I thought it would make interesting editorial and provide some insight into the challenges of running of the club over the past 10 years and into the future."
"The overall article ran to almost 3,000 words but one quote has been used to create a second article. Unfortunately, the headline used to head up that second article is slightly misleading."
"At no point did I say that future success was down to the fans nor did I issue any sort of challenge to them."
"When I was asked about the off field challenges facing the club, my comment about attendances figures being down this season and Gloucester Rugby needing ongoing support was simply a statement of fact and not any criticism of the club's supporters or their commitment."
"Gloucester Rugby is in the same situation as many other Guinness Premiership clubs. Attendances are down this season, for a number of reasons, and that affects us financially."
"I would not dream of criticising our supporters who stick with us through thick and thin. We fully appreciate that a lot of people have less disposable income during the current difficult financial times we face and have to be more discerning about how they spend it."
"I acknowledged this elsewhere in the original article and also stressed that the opinions of our supporters really do matter to us. They are our lifeblood."
"I honestly believe that Gloucester Rugby has the most faithful and passionate supporters in English rugby. My words were in no way meant as a criticism of them. It was one quote in a long article. If they were misconstrued that way, I sincerely apologise."