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15 minutes ago, Captain Scarlett said:

Kivo : you did a list once of all the significant moments.

 

It's in the threads somewhere but I took the liberty of taking a copy of it which I reproduce below: I hope you don't mind. It needs updating by you or others and checking for total accuracy but sending

a copy to any and all media outlets seems the way to go. Let the world know how this club has gone down under Chansiri.

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Jan 2015 -    First involvement - the signing of Sergiu Bus, Marnick Vermijl and Filipe Melo.
Apr 2015 -    Chief buddhist 'blessed' the ground.
May 2015 -    Three 'advisors' appointed - Glenn Roeder, Paul Senior and Adam Pearson. All three left within weeks.
Jun 2015 -    Signed Darrly Lachman, Marco Matias, Lewis Price, Lewis McGugan, Rhoys Wiggins, Modou Sougou
Jul 2015 -    Season ticket prices - cheapest Kop adult up from £360 to £395
May 2016 -    Losses of £11m announced
May 2016 -    Average price of cheapest POTG ticket over 15/16 season - up from £23.57 to £31.11
Jan 2016 -    Club badge of 40+ years changed. Fans not consulted
Jun 2016 -    Signed Jake Kean, Almen Abdi, Urby Emanuelson, Morgan Fox
Jul 2016 -    Lewis McGugan frozen out
Jul 2016 -    Stripes ditched from the shirt. Fans not consulted. Replica kits not for sale until after season has
started.
Jul 2016 -    Season ticket prices - cheapest Kop adult up from £395 to £415
Jul 2016 -    Membership price up from £30 to £50
Aug 2016 -    Bizarre squad numbering announced
Sep 2016 -    Golden elephants placed outside of South Stand for good luck
Oct 2016 -    Two minutes silence for the recently deceased King of Thailand
Nov 2016 -    Puts CHANSIRI in place of SWFC on the North Stand seats
May 2017 -    Losses of £20m announced
May 2017 -    Average price of cheapest POTG ticket over 16/17 season - up from £31.11 to £33.26
Jun 2017 -    Signed Jordan Rhodes, George Boyd, Joost van Aken, Joey Pelupessy
Jul 2017 -    Season ticket prices - cheapest Kop adult up from £415 to £455
Jul 2017 -    George Hirst frozen out. Leaves for free.
Jul 2017 -    Replica kits not for sale until after season has started
Aug 2017 -    Club1867 announced. A bronze plaque for £1,500, with a 'free' 3-year season ticket upon promotion to PL
Aug 2017 -    DTaxis and Elev8 announced as kit sponsors
Sep 2017 -    Cakeball
Jan 2018 -    Jos Luhukay appointed manager
Jan 2018 -    Katrien Meire appointed CEO
Feb 2018 -    Fans polled regarding ticket prices and squad investment. 70% voted for ticket prices and squad
investment to stay at current levels, 30% voted for lower ticket prices and promotion of youth players
Mar 2018 -    Losses of £21m announced
Apr 2018 -    Sean Clare frozen out over contract dispute. Leaves for free
Jul 2018 -    Membership price up from £50 to £90
Jul 2018 -    Replica kits not for sale until after season has started
Aug 2018 -    No pre-season player signings for first time since pre-WWII. Youth players promoted into the first team
squad
Aug 2018 -    Banned BBC Radio Sheffield from covering games, charging fans £4.50 a month to sign up to club radio
instead
Aug 2018 -    Fans told that a transfer embargo has been lifted, having not been told we were in one to start with
Feb 2019 -    Katrien Meire leaves the club
Jul 2019 -    Profit of £2.5m announced, helped by the sale of the ground to Chansiri for £60m
Nov 2019 -    Charged by EFL over ground sale being included in the wrong set of accounts in order to escape P&S rules
Jan 2020 -    Unveiling of 10 year season tickets
Jul 2020 -    Finished 16th in Championship, three places lower than when Chansiri took over
Jul 2020 -    Average price of cheapest POTG ticket over 19/20 season - highest in club history - £33.33
Jul 2020 -    Deducted 12 points over sale of ground


This is a great start but it could be way more comprehensive. 

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The man is an odious liar, any attempt to shame him will likely result in a severe reaction from him. 

 

If we try and shame him out of the club he will be spiteful and think nothing of sinking the club to get at the fans. 

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1 hour ago, @owlstalk said:

 

 

 

Put a definitive list together of things that have happened under Chansiri's tenure


A date, then what happened on that date


A long full definitive list


Then publish it and share it to high heaven 

Crowd fund ads in the press 

 

No spin, no hype, no bias, just pure facts - date and what happened on that date

 

That would be the ultimate protest in every way possble

Needs doing this.... He'd hate it

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Via a properly orchestrated Twitter and Social Media campaign given that Since November 2020 the government has banned protests during Lockdowns. 

 

 

If a large proportion of Wednesdayites use Twitter as a platform we can bring the National media to focus it's attention on our Club and cause Chansiri some severe discomfort. 

 

 

Targeted Tweets at ex footballers and sports stars etc in the media with a platform who have known or likely high regard for our club. Those who are active on Twitter. 

 

 

 

Michael Vaughan, Gary Lineker, Mark Bright, Chrissy Waddle, David Garrido, Alan Shearer, Stan Collymore, Robbie Savage. You get the jist. 

 

 

 

If enough people start to tweet directly to them about The Wednesday, they'll take notice. They're human. They have voices. It may end up a feature spot on Football Focus, Soccer Am or 5 live etc. 

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Pay for the cardboard cut outs (brings in a bit of revenue)  ask the club to put them on springs outside the ground and play tape (a 90 should do it) of boos! With a nice video of the black balloon protests.

 

Plant a few swing ball sets attach club scarves and hope the wind blows.

 

Gnomes.....f***** gnomes club shop branded only....post them back to the club with "chansiri art" scrolled on the back.

 

It's a pleasure 🙃

 

 

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The only thing you can do is to "hit him in the pocket" but this is increasingly unlikely as he has already hit many season ticket holders in the pocket first.

 

He's sort of got his retaliation in before the fans can take any action in the first place.

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5 hours ago, WalthamOwl said:

Excellent post Kivo that I think sums up what the majority of us feel. 

Good post and we need to keep this going 

we need him out of the club 

there must be a way 

vote in numbers 

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3 hours ago, Therealrealist said:

Even if their wer fans in tmoro there wudnt be any protest...just st holders sat in silence...possibly the odd grumble

I Disagree in a polite way 

I think it would be really bad and carnage at the ground 

there would be so many turn up outside not even going in to the game you see 

He is actually very lucky there are no fans allowed in or near the ground 

if you thought the protests against Dave Allen were bad you see on this one !!! 
 

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How about Merch? Get the Chansiri out flag printed on T shirts, Mugs, Car Bumper stickers etc etc, Then use the proceeds to fund the Media campaign. Could all wear the T shirts to the first home game we're allowed back. Presuming the clubs still functioning by that point.

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6 hours ago, Therealrealist said:

Even if their wer fans in tmoro there wudnt be any protest...just st holders sat in silence...possibly the odd grumble

 

Spot on.

 

He's already got their money.

 

The only fans who could make a difference are those who pay on the day.

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6 minutes ago, Athelwulf said:

 

Spot on.

 

He's already got their money.

 

The only fans who could make a difference are those who pay on the day.


 

i think you’re tarring all st holders with the same brush. 
 

 

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1 minute ago, ANDY said:


 

i think you’re tarring all st holders with the same brush. 
 

 

 

Not tarring, as it wasn't meant to be a criticism, but ultimately the only "vote" any fan has is the money he/she puts into the club.

 

When all is said and done, buying season tickets indicates loyalty and good faith.

 

It's that which angers me, because Chansiri has abused that in my opinion.

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10 hours ago, SallyCinnamon said:

The problem is with Wednesday any talk of protest always gets laughed at by certain sections of the fanbase and never gets taken seriously. When all it is is hurting fans doing what they can to show their displeasure. If you don’t want to join in that’s fine, but don’t mock other fans for wanting to get their voice heard.

 

My suggestion would be a boycott on ifollow. Social media blackout during a matchday. Be difficult to organise but it’s just a suggestion. 
 

Will probably get laughed at that but there you go. 

 

Thing is when the time comes for fans to enter stadiums again, no one will want to go. Then and only then will DC see how disenchanted the fan base have become? I think the landscape of our football club is on the brink of changing forever if it hasn’t already?

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Thing is, our plight wouldn't make it to national media.

 

The media don't care about Wednesday, neither do pundits.

 

Bury and Wigan had national media backing and look what good it did them

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I’m sadly feeling something of a hypocrite because Mrs Bonvin wanted to get our two youngest grandsons a Wednesday kit each for their birthdays, so I’ve ordered them from the online shop. I did try and convince her that we shouldn’t be giving any money to the current regime but she was insistent.

 

How sad is that, I shouldn’t feel bad for getting them a kit should I? They’ll look absolutely gorgeous (I’m biased, I know) but the thought of having given money to Chansiri is grating on me, and that’s what it’s come to.  I’m not buying something any more from the club I follow and which I want my grandsons to follow. I’m buying from a complete and utter buffoon who wouldn’t care if there wasn’t a club for my grandsons to follow any more.

 

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