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9 Years Podcast
On This Day in 1965
Eddie Reynolds took his season's total to 57 with four more goals - his third hat trick in consecutive matches - as Wimbledon ended their first season of professional football by beating Merthyr Tydfil 4-0 at Plough Lane. Mr JF Nash, chairman of the Southern League, presented Roy Law with the Division One runners up trophy after the game and said; "Today I come here to congratulate you on promotion to the Premier Division. There is no reason why you should not do as Oxford United have done and go onto reach the Football League." - historicaldons.com
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Sign the government petition in favour of rail seating/safe standing, let's help get it to 100,000! [Link]
24th Apr 2018 00:07:32 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Even Erik wants it and urges the fans to support it so go on it takes like 15 seconds...
Repd - arguably they extra revenue will be funding a better squad similar size but proven to good players and not so much of a make do and mend mentality behind the recruitment.
24th Apr 2018 11:47:55 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
alan from the iow
The budget will be in the higher reaches, certain mid-table I'd have thought
Were there many/any empty seats in the John Green on Saturday ? I thought it looked full. Normally you can see lots of seats from the Chemflow, but I couldn't make out any empty seats on Saturday. Maybe the threat of the 80% rule is already kicking in. ;-)
24th Apr 2018 11:46:14 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Spartanwomble... Ha ha he does love his football but is actually a Chelsea fan but watches every game of football he can on T.V. Yes great effort at spelling it out!! ha ha. He will have to go to confession now and beg for some forgiveness lol
24th Apr 2018 11:45:03 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
The Club have missed major trick regarding the ST situation without upsetting anybody. How simply would have been to added a Tick Box Survey Questionnaire on the ST Application Form asking the holders how many games they missed and asking the reasons why. Like illness, holidays, work commitments etc. and whether they had ever returned their match ticket it they couldn't attend. Once all the ST Application Data was in the Club could then find the reasons why the seats are empty and then make a informed decision. Not going in with an ill timed "this is going to happen" attitude especially with the tension the fans are enduring with the prospect of relegation. The Club should have got the facts first and then acted when the season was over.
24th Apr 2018 11:44:45 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
mace
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Lurker - if they don't like it now, then just wait for NPL where an increase in matchday goers equals a higher level of expectancy...
24th Apr 2018 11:41:20 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
In other words, imagine this season with a couple thousand more unimpressed punters
Diddy - I'm not too sure how to spell it in Maltese but your dad said, "Il Los strijna" when a player made a mistake. Swearing in frustration no doubt. At least he didn't add Madonna to the end of it 😁
24th Apr 2018 11:38:42 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I wonder if there will be an announcement before the SGM on Thursday. Modifications? Delay? "Sod you lot we're going ahead with it"?
24th Apr 2018 11:37:58 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
lurker - one of the counterweights to having fans running the FCB and DTB, is that fans are running the FCB and DTB. They take things as personally as us mere mortals, but on occasion don't seem to want to acknowledge that. What one particular fan thinks, may not be such a great idea, despite their track record. It's entropy in action. There have to be checks and balances - even if they're only used sparingly.
24th Apr 2018 11:30:23 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
no idols space
Spartanwomble.. Yes he was telling us on the way home. You would have had my brother next to him then my nephew then me at the end. We always stand there.
24th Apr 2018 11:27:03 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Diddy - yes that was me and I did suspect that that might've been you standing the other side of him.
24th Apr 2018 11:25:05 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
So in theory today could be the day MK get relegated if they get beaten and Rochdale pick up a point.
24th Apr 2018 11:24:56 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
KT6 - it's the straw that broke the camel's back in many ways, but also as REPD points out, more than the 'usual suspects' got het up about it - so the club can't do its usual brush-off. I think the 'benign dictatorship' model of the FCB has finally run its course. It worked for a good while, but it was only good for as long as the current incumbent(s) were in place and 'played nice'. Things will have to change post-NPL regardless, and the DTB were working on "succession planning" and any emergency situation ,anyway AFAIK.
24th Apr 2018 11:24:01 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
cumulative effect space
Also doesn’t help that there are some numpties on Facebook shouting about how the people complaining are the type of fans we don’t need. Well that will build a welcoming environment won’t it!!!
24th Apr 2018 11:20:20 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Hash exactly, the end point isn’t the issue it is the totally amateur way they’ve approached introducing the change that has caused this. We’ve bypassed the Proper Planning & Preparation Prevents piece and gone straight to Piss Poor Performance and then got all upset when they got the result that deserved.
24th Apr 2018 11:14:30 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
This could have been done (as has been said already) in a set of steps that would have prevented the fuss. Will the lesson be learned?
Regards st.my grandchildren sometimes come at half time.after playing in a match.nobody on gate by john green.sta nd to take tickets.
24th Apr 2018 10:50:42 
[176.lo.gg.ed] 
Alice
old_age
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I think the main problem was that it was presented done and decided. If the club had said we have this idea what do you think, is the threshold too high or too low, how many people cant be arsed to spend 5 seconds letting the club know, how many people genuinely can't let the club know etc then it would have been fine. I don't have any problem with it as a rule personally
24th Apr 2018 10:47:53 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Spartan womble... Don't know if it was you but at Saturdays game against Oldham my dad must have said something in his native Maltese and the guy next to him said you must be Maltese like my wife. Not you by chance?
24th Apr 2018 10:46:41 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
KT6 - if there was consultation I don't think the idea would have ever reached the stage it has
24th Apr 2018 10:43:28 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Then again, it has brought a few issues about comms etc into the open
But I think people feel targeted because of the lack of consultation rather than the policy. I don't think the club would intentionally target people and they are just trying to encourage returns and find a way to maximise revenue.
24th Apr 2018 10:41:16 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
Right idea, poorly handled.
KT6 - " I think that the upset is disproportinate to the actual issue". Seems to have annoyed more than a few "vanilla" fans, who are unlikely to be affected anyway but now feel the club is targeting *them* as well
24th Apr 2018 10:35:48 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
A clusterfuck of a decision all round, really.
As I say, it's not great and could have been handled better but I think that the upset is disproportinate to the actual issue. I guess it's the added fire to the disconnected feelings
24th Apr 2018 10:30:37 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Tudor. I agree a charm offensive would work better. I guess there are many things that we could do (none of them perfect) and rightly or wrongly the FCB decided this was the best route to get the desired outcome.
24th Apr 2018 10:27:21 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
REPD - seeing as nobody's moaned about it for a while, it must be okay :p But there's only issues for big games, when people realise that, no, they didn't register properly/at all the last time. Maybe worth the club pushing for fans to register in peace time, to help beta test and all that.
24th Apr 2018 10:17:37 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Maybe use a different tact than they've used for the ST returns tho!
What a palaver! 😉
24th Apr 2018 10:13:20 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
nuneaton don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
kt6 mike - interesting point about "donation" STs. Surely they should be targeted with a 'charm offensive' for returns. Even with the club's rudimentary tools, it ought to be easy to track and find those STs where vouchers aren't used (or barely). Even if that's 10 seats that people only use 3-4 times a year... surely a worthwhile exercise for helping 'standby' list and an extra couple of grand in income, plus matchday income.
24th Apr 2018 10:12:56 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
or ten scouts and 'guests of the club' for schmoozing purposes