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Gateford_Owl

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  1. Rip off! RIP the working class Wednesdayites.
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    He's certainly earned my disdain and yes it has been fairly consistent. Even the season we got to Wembley I was most unhappy with the new POTG prices (£39 to sit on Kop for Bristol City 1st game of season) and voiced my concerns on here only to be shouted down by the 'I'm alright jacks'. Since then it's pretty much gone from bad to worse with the majority of his hair brained schemes not fully thought out or devised to just outright fleece the average fan on the street. Take away his investment - which don't forget it is his gamble to get to the riches of the Prem - then he would surely be rivalling DA as the worst Chairman we have ever had.
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    One is just an ordinary fan who speaks as he sees... The other is the owner of the 4th oldest football club in the country where every action has a reaction and is magnified a thousand times over.
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    No need to address. Those in attendance know what I mean. As I've said earlier...blowing smoke up this chairman's arse is just making the situation worse.
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    Unfortunately that's the sort of atmosphere that is simmering below the surface between fans due to the divide and conquer techniques employed by DC. That strategy can only work whilever we are successful...once the worm turns things tend to get nasty. Which is why I've outlined above in the earlier post what I believe DC should do to try and galvanise the fanbase...I forgot add that he should also get the BBC back onside immediately. It starts and stops with DC I'm afraid...he has to set the tone with this.
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    First thing I would do is re-engage the fan base. DC loves a good statement so release a statement that is truthful and honest regarding the entire situation and try and get the fans back on board asap. Don't continue to wee wee up our backs and tell us it's raining. Lower the costs for POTG supporters to a reasonable level immediately (say £20 Kop/West Stand Lower, £25 Cant/Grandstand, £30 South) and seeing as he likes personal dialouge - invite any season ticket holder that feels shortchanged to apply for a refund against the equivalent match day ticket costs (in reality this will be a very small percentage - probably less than 5% - as the majority of season ticket holders are early bird renewals). Almost like the distasteful offer he gave out about writing to the club if you couldn't afford it - but in reverse. Scrap the current membership offerings and start again with a simple easy to understand scheme that costs no more than £25 to join, gets 10% off anything at the Megastore, priority for away games and £1 off home tickets if bought in advance. Uncomplicated, engaging and easy to understand. Explain to us all our 3 year plan so that we can have confidence in his ability to forward plan and the means to execute this. Even if this involves leaning on our youth players and relying on loans and choice free transfers. People prefer this approach to sending out random questionnaires where we intimate we are going to do one thing but do completely the opposite. The supporters of this great club are the best commodity you could ever have. Treat them with dignity and respect and they will follow you wherever you go.
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    So am I. Nearly impossible to get out in rush hour, they were almost as frustrating as this football club!!
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    So how do you suggest we help someone who's ego won't allow him to admit mistakes and has shown himself completely unwilling to listen to suggestions from fan groups or employees?
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    He chooses to not indulge in constructive criticism...heck he just doesn't tolerate any criticism full stop. "There's none so blind as those that cannot see"
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    FAO Those Clapping Seals

    Maybe not word perfect but the insinuations in both the statement before Coco left and this fans forum were loud and clear for all to see.
  11. Who after Chansiri had given us a half hour tirade about how we as supporters are to blame for the clubs current predicament; and that we'll have to find the extra money to pay the highest prices in the division because 'we've all got to do our part equally'. Who then gave this complete charlatan a round of applause, just because he ended with the statement 'we've got better players than United'...you all ought to hang your heads in shame. He must've sat there thinking "I could murder their wives and children and as long as I throw them a few platitudes along the way then they'll lap it up". The first opportunity since last seasons debacle to make him accountable and you all sat there like hypnotized clapping seals. More please Mr Chansiri, more please, we love you. The buck for this complete monstrosity of a start to the season is purely down to DC, and the sooner fans stop blowing smoke up his arse the sooner he'll have to make some real decisions, stop behaving like a spoilt child and start acting like a proper businessman.
  12. I can sum up for everyone... Too little, too late, and doesn't go anywhere near far enough to readdress the balance between ST holders and POTG fans. Sadly, another opportunity missed by SWFC to bring the fanbase together.
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    #SWFC MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES

    I feel I've got to defend myself (and no doubt others) against this statement. I subscribe to Sky Sports but it sure ain't for the football. I've just spent the weekend watching the greatest golfing competition in the world - The Open Championship. They also have the other 3 majors plus all the US and Euro tours. Oh and the Ryder Cup in September! Then there's the cricket - all England home Test matches ODI's T20's etc. Then there's the kids channels for my daughter. Sky One/Atlantic for the missus. Anyway...I'm sure you get my point. I don't subscribe to Sky for the football, I might have watched 10 games max (excluding ours) all last season. Sky are a necessary evil in many people's lives but not always for the reasons you might think. There's just no alternative so we feed the monster. Can't we just rewind the time and go back to the 80's? One game a week on TV max (usually Liverpool) and football generally belonging to the people!
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    Membership Pricing 2018/19

    £90 for adult membership next season. I've been a massive critic of the pricing policy at Hillsborough but this simply just rubs salt into those wounds. It is utterly effin disgraceful. And I dare anyone to come on here and defend it. Currently we have the following... Cheapest available season ticket - £530 (to sit on the antiquated Kop). £645 for Cantilever (Wow!) Shirt price of £59 - or wait for it...you can have a match fit shirt for £99! Now memberships at £90 after last year was £50 (which incidentally was still too bloody expensive). I'm embarrassed to be honest. It's a complete and utter disgrace. I'll be watching my games this year via live feeds and Sky. Ordinary people and families have been completely priced out. And it's those with kids who I feel for most. We will soon have a lost generation of Wednesdayites with this level of pricing.
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