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From what I have seen from the edges of this affliation process, there hasn't been any attempt by Wednesdayite to take over, dominate or influence what you guys in the East Midlands are trying to do. Nor do I think there will be.

We at Wednesdayite have been listening to what people have been saying and for the last couple of years we have been trying to work out how we could get best help local groups of Wednesday fans to get their own communities established. If any of you saw the presentation which Eddie showed last year, you will have seen that this was part of the way forward which we had been asked to develop by our members and others outside the organisation.

It really is sad to see upset being created unnecessarily for a group of fans who are working hard to help their local colleagues. They, and otherslike them in different areas, are doing what they can to put into practice the very things which fans have been asking for.

The aim surely, is to create a federation not an empire. Far from increasing Wednesdayite's control 'by the back door', if successful it will allow more fans, local and distant, to be influential and develop their own groups in their own way and then influence the way Wednesdayite (and other groups) work.

Thankfully, it seems that those who still want to maintain the splits, fragmentation and antagonisms are getting fewer in number.

These days, WAWAW is more than just an acronym.

John G

You sound like Palaptine

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As promised, Wednesdayite now have my views on this.

Just thought I should acknowledge this.

Thanks.

I'd be interested to hear the response should you wish to share it.

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I'd be interested to hear the response should you wish to share it.

My response was private. If I have anything to say to Wednesdayite I speak to my democratically elected representative.

Sorry Sam, nothing personal.

I am more than willing to share my personal views. The view I submitted to Wednesdayite.

But, I suspect you know those already.

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That Owlsonline thread is absolutely dripping in irony.

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In what way?

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My response was private. If I have anything to say to Wednesdayite I speak to my democratically elected representative.

Sorry Sam, nothing personal.

I am more than willing to share my personal views. The view I submitted to Wednesdayite.

But, I suspect you know those already.

No problem mate.

I was just interested in your concerns and the responses to them following what you said earlier.

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That Owlsonline thread is absolutely dripping in irony.

Owlonline ???

The home of the bitter and twisted , well about 4 last time i had the unfortunate experence of clicking on a link

Never mind

We are all Wednesdayite Arn't we ?

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Owlonline ???

The home of the bitter and twisted , well about 4 last time i had the unfortunate experence of clicking on a link

Never mind

We are all Wednesdayite Arn't we ?

You shouldn't tar everyone with the same brush. Ironically seems to be the problem from people on both sides of this argument (I take neither side, numero uno fence sitter, me).

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Hi all,

I have just renewed by wednesdayite subscription via the east midlands link , it for some reason treated me as a new member, I have no problem with this , and I am only bringing it up in case it causes problems for others. ( my existing wednesdayite member ship number is 1341 )

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Our new membership software is allocating everyone a new membership number pal

Its the way forward - and you will have that one for life now.

The new software will make it much easier for us to work out who is booking what and when, and therefore easier to run loyalty systems (like the one we do for coach travellers)

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Owlonline ???

The home of the bitter and twisted , well about 4 last time i had the unfortunate experence of clicking on a link

Never mind

We are all Wednesdayite Arn't we ?

You're hardly missed on there stinky flapschops

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I was at Tramlines in Sheffield this afternoon, and I was introduced to a couple who live and work in the city, but come from Manchester and Liverpool.

We got chatting about football (as you do) and my friend mentioned Wednesdayite - because he has a nomination for Smile next season. I started explaining how we have a brilliant base to work from financially for Smile next season mainly due to Trevs wonderful prints.

The girl who I'd been introduced to used to work for Manchester United. She now works for a charity based in Rotherham that raises money to send children with disabilities on tall ships to help them with personal development. She was extremely interested in the scheme - and when I told her that yes - of course - the children that she works with would be eligible for the receipt of Smile tickets her eyes filled up - she was absolutely delighted. She was really excited and enthusiastic about bringing the children along to a game next year.

Smile - for me - is one of the very best things about Wednesdayite.

It enables fans to help disadvantaged fans to attend Hillsborough and experience what many of us take for granted. And if just one of those fans becomes a lifelong fan as a result of Smile - it will be worth every last drop of effort that goes into it. JUST ONE. Becasue that one fan who attends may well have a family of his own in years to come, and that family may well have children too... How many of us are Wednesday fans because of family influences?

It really saddens me that there are still people out there who keep on repeating the same mantra over and over. Everyone at Wednesdayite - be it on the committee or a member - has the best interests of our club, the fans and the community at heart. Wednesdayite were targetted by Dave Allen not because of what happened with Ken Bates - which all took place under an entirely different set of directors of Wednesdayite - no - he took Wednesdayite on (in my opinion) because he wanted the shares and zero accountability to supporters for what he wanted to do to our club.

We have that position now. Thankfully with a man who has the resource and depth of football knowledge to take our club forward. Dave Allen is long gone now. And our club is better for it. Somebody - ANYBODY - tell me that is wrong.

well said Grandad

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Our new membership software is allocating everyone a new membership number pal

Its the way forward - and you will have that one for life now.

The new software will make it much easier for us to work out who is booking what and when, and therefore easier to run loyalty systems (like the one we do for coach travellers)

Cool stuff , here's to wednesdayite being the best supporters club in the country

UTO

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Any way Milton Keynes is not even in the Midlands flippingtrouble causer

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