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  1. DeeJayOne

    Fans forum

    There’s a book in it I’m Sure. It was always an ambition of mine to produce an independent documentary about the rise and fall of Sheffield Wednesday. One day... Trev is indeed the ‘Communications Director’. He is a great writer, produces a great programme, some good web content and does some good in and around the club. He is also a yes-man careerist, in-it-for-himself, self-satisfying nobber who will do as he is told no matter what (in my opinion).
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    Thats Lee all over. I fortunately got to see behind the scenes at that time from both sides of the fence. I can see how he rubbed some people up the wrong way, but it was only ever out of a genuine love of the club and appreciation of people and community from what I experienced. There were a few bouts of apparent paranoia, but that was natural considering the crap going on behind the scenes and around the club that most wont ever know about. Lee could possibly have been the best Chairman we ever had but circumstances didn’t allow at that time for better or worse. I absolutely believe that the Milan Manadric takeover would never have happened with Lee’s earlier involvement (and Nick Parker too, for different reasons). He’s a good man too. Even to this day he’ll call every so often and we’ll catch up.
  3. Can't believe no-one has mentioned Hitler playing for us in that photo.
  4. DeeJayOne

    Wednesday Tap

    Yep - that's the one!
  5. DeeJayOne

    Wednesday Tap

    It is the old Sheridan Suite if you knew that, literally under the South Stand, slightly towards the away end.
  6. DeeJayOne

    Wednesday Tap

    I remember the days when you had to stand in a very specific spot and not move in that room to be able to get any kind of phone signal.
  7. DeeJayOne

    iFollow - Money Share

    Here's how it works. The iFollow/digital stuff is run by a subsidiary of the EFL (EFL Digital), who then contract out to iFollow (and other service providers, i.e. for the website, apps, etc). They collect the subscriptions etc on behalf of the EFL clubs. Once all the service fees have been paid the profit is then split between clubs on a proportionate basis to their level of subscribers (and website visitors, etc, as ad revenue is also counted on the same total). EFL Digital doesn't generate a profit for itself or the league, per se - it operates solely on behalf of all the clubs on the platform. So, to answer your question is difficult because the amount will always fluctuate based on traffic levels and subscribers. The more traffic/subscribers a club has in proportion to other clubs, the more share of the profit the club gets. Wednesday have consistently been one of the top performers on the platform so get a higher revenue share than most.
  8. DeeJayOne

    NOW TV

    Surely on Now TV they can just add it as a separate stream? No need for a red button. Whether they will or not is just another matter.
  9. Yes. There's always outliers, especially where demand creates it. Nobody is arguing that point (but you seem to be singularly focused on it). The main point is that we make it difficult for people to buy and things need simplifying. Fans are being asked to support the club, yet the club is making it difficult and confusing to do so. There's no need for 7 different categories. There's no need for 240+ different prices. And the journey to purchasing is full of barriers that a huge amount of people would struggle with.
  10. I'd need some time to properly dig through it all.
  11. OK, lets take some of those games: Brighton play-off semi WAS simplified with the same prices offered around the whole ground: The Huddersfield play-off semi WAS simplified with the same prices offered around the whole ground: The Arsenal game WAS simplified with the same prices offered around the whole ground: Etc, etc.. Given that these games sold better than almost every other game in the last few years there's a REALLY strong argument for simplifying things.
  12. Not necessarily. People can buy multiples of tickets so for every up to 6 people or so that went to those games there may just be one purchaser registered on the site now. And that is without trying to get completely new people involved (or people who have previously bought in the ticket office and never bought online that want to do so now for whatever reason). There's also occasions in the past where the ticket office have been so busy that they simply just sell the tickets and don't register the purchaser at all. When I'm thinking about design and purchasing journeys I always try to think of how my mother-in-law would be able to deal with it. She is 65 and widowed a few years ago. Up until that point her husband did EVERYTHING for her - paid the bills, bought all the shopping, dealt with the banks, bought and paid for her mobile contract, etc. He would have been the one buying her tickets. When he passed away she had absolutely no clue how to do all these things to the point we ended up going and having to teach her from scratch - take her to the bank, help her pay the bills, etc. She didn't even know what a direct debit was or how to use a debit card to buy things. We've got her to the point, in an increasingly online world, where she now has an iPad and has started buying some things online. So she is my go-to thought of "would she be able to do this" when looking at how a website works. I know for a fact that she'd never be able to find a price or buy a ticket on our website. Cater for her (or someone like her), and you make it easy for everybody.
  13. To be fair the club are restricted by the platforms and contracts they have to use. However, there are changes I would instantly make: - at the minimum I would add a capitalised 'BUY TICKETS' link in the 'Tickets' navigation drop-down and have it the first option on there. I would also reorganise that drop-down list so the 'Ticket News' links were next and drop the 'Matchday Ticket Prices' down the list as that is more informational than actionable. I feel dirty for checking, but here's how the dirty side of the city have their drop-down: - ideally I would add a 'BUY TICKETS' link to the main top-level navigation. - I would have a huge 'BUY TICKETS' button on every ticket page (every piece of ticket news, the Matchday Ticket Prices page, etc). - I would talk to the ticketing partner (still SEE tickets?) to have the journey rectified so login-register happens on checkout (I assume this will be difficult though because they have created the journey based around user profiles so it wants to know what your profile is before showing you prices). - I would instantly review the ~246 different prices for tickets (might not be able to properly amend this until next season now, but it needs reviewing ASAP and slimming where possible).