SWINDON TOWN: Trust throw weight behind Power regime

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trust STFC have released a statement in support of Swindon Town owner Lee Power Trust STFC have released a statement in support of Swindon Town owner Lee Power

TRUST STFC have this morning thrown their weight behind Lee Power's tenure as owner of Swindon Town, following a difficult few months at the County Ground.

In a statement, the Trust applauded Power's open letter to fans for its "candour" and stressed that the supporters' group is keen to develop a full and thorough relationship with the Robins once again.

The statement reads: "The board of Trust STFC, meeting last night (3 July), confirmed its relief at and support for the High Court judgement delivered on Tuesday and is delighted at the clarity of the judge's comments.

"The past 18 months has been a nightmare of uncertainty and suspicion, relieved only by the great job done by players and coaching staff through the season. Responsibility for that situation is clearly identified in the judgement.

"The Supporters’ Trust warmly welcomed the letter from the Chairman of the club, addressed to supporters, refreshing in its candour and affirming that the support of the fan base is fundamental to the future of Swindon Town, and the passion of his commitment to seeing the club developed on firm foundations for the future.

"We now look forward to continuing to build on the existing positive and creative relationship with Lee Power and all involved in running the club and look forward to an exciting and successful season."

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8:41am Fri 4 Jul 14

port de soller says...

Sounds good,however I am not sure what the trust actually does to benefit STFC???
Sorry am Pensioner living overseas and I guess totally ignorant of what the trust actually does.
In th 70´s I was involved like many Fans the Swindon Town Co-operative we raised money for all manner of things.
Sorry to sound so negative but when you say the Trust Is Putting its weight behind the Town just wanted to know what that means etc????
Sounds good,however I am not sure what the trust actually does to benefit STFC??? Sorry am Pensioner living overseas and I guess totally ignorant of what the trust actually does. In th 70´s I was involved like many Fans the Swindon Town Co-operative we raised money for all manner of things. Sorry to sound so negative but when you say the Trust Is Putting its weight behind the Town just wanted to know what that means etc???? port de soller
  • Score: 1

8:45am Fri 4 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

port de soller wrote:
Sounds good,however I am not sure what the trust actually does to benefit STFC???
Sorry am Pensioner living overseas and I guess totally ignorant of what the trust actually does.
In th 70´s I was involved like many Fans the Swindon Town Co-operative we raised money for all manner of things.
Sorry to sound so negative but when you say the Trust Is Putting its weight behind the Town just wanted to know what that means etc????
I'm not a pensioner, and live here, and I've no idea what the trust does either!!
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: Sounds good,however I am not sure what the trust actually does to benefit STFC??? Sorry am Pensioner living overseas and I guess totally ignorant of what the trust actually does. In th 70´s I was involved like many Fans the Swindon Town Co-operative we raised money for all manner of things. Sorry to sound so negative but when you say the Trust Is Putting its weight behind the Town just wanted to know what that means etc????[/p][/quote]I'm not a pensioner, and live here, and I've no idea what the trust does either!! Davidsyrett
  • Score: 9

9:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Rgbargee says...

I joined it years ago when I lived overseas and I used to receive emails advising me about the goings on at Swindon, but for some reason the emails just stopped and I lost interest. I seem to recall having a share certificate in the trust. What that was about I've no idea. No doubt the trust will enlighten us.
I joined it years ago when I lived overseas and I used to receive emails advising me about the goings on at Swindon, but for some reason the emails just stopped and I lost interest. I seem to recall having a share certificate in the trust. What that was about I've no idea. No doubt the trust will enlighten us. Rgbargee
  • Score: 1

9:17am Fri 4 Jul 14

the wizard says...

It's good to see that Power has earned a lot of respect over the last few months, and if anything good came out of Blacks departure then this has to be the arrival of Lee Power.

In previous ownership we have heard very little from our owners, and it was always down to the manager or chairman to speak for the powers that be at that time(pun NOT intended). When Lee Power took over he made his mission statement quite clear and has re affirmed it with his open letter again. No false promises, no millions of pounds to pour in, but on the other hand, he has fought off trouble, invested what has, used his contacts to get us players, and last season was a raft better than most expected. I think that deserves respect and recognition. I hope he takes to the pitch before our first home game to welcome the supporters back and in return I hope we can show him some well earned applause in recognition of what he has achieved so far. he may not be a saint but again without him and his buccaneering spirit we would be lucky if there was anything left to support. Well done that man.
It's good to see that Power has earned a lot of respect over the last few months, and if anything good came out of Blacks departure then this has to be the arrival of Lee Power. In previous ownership we have heard very little from our owners, and it was always down to the manager or chairman to speak for the powers that be at that time(pun NOT intended). When Lee Power took over he made his mission statement quite clear and has re affirmed it with his open letter again. No false promises, no millions of pounds to pour in, but on the other hand, he has fought off trouble, invested what has, used his contacts to get us players, and last season was a raft better than most expected. I think that deserves respect and recognition. I hope he takes to the pitch before our first home game to welcome the supporters back and in return I hope we can show him some well earned applause in recognition of what he has achieved so far. he may not be a saint but again without him and his buccaneering spirit we would be lucky if there was anything left to support. Well done that man. the wizard
  • Score: 30

9:17am Fri 4 Jul 14

the don69 says...

That'll be feather/fly weight then!LOL!!!!!!!!!
That'll be feather/fly weight then!LOL!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: -3

9:44am Fri 4 Jul 14

trustbloke says...

"I've no idea what the trust does"

OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc
.com/?option=com_con
tent&view=article&id
=1&Itemid=2
"I've no idea what the trust does" OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc .com/?option=com_con tent&view=article&id =1&Itemid=2 trustbloke
  • Score: 3

9:45am Fri 4 Jul 14

Red Tuareg says...

On reading previous posts I thought people were being a tad negative about the Trust. However I realised that I don't know a great deal about the Trust but would certainly like to know more. Perhaps Sam et al could do a feature on them ? I do think it unfair to criticize them as I'm sure they share a love of the Town and are prepared to put their heads above the parapet in order to advance the cause.
On reading previous posts I thought people were being a tad negative about the Trust. However I realised that I don't know a great deal about the Trust but would certainly like to know more. Perhaps Sam et al could do a feature on them ? I do think it unfair to criticize them as I'm sure they share a love of the Town and are prepared to put their heads above the parapet in order to advance the cause. Red Tuareg
  • Score: 11

10:24am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

I joined the Trust at it's conception and was the first life member. Over the years the Trust has raised funds to acquire players both on loan and permanent deals. They also paid for the training facilities at Wanborough. Recently they acquired the rights to allow the C.G to be used forever as a football ground so no one can buy it and develop it for housing etc.
The trust was originally formed to save / buy the club from the clutches of the East end gangstas Donnegan & Blatchly, however we didn't get as much support as hoped.
The Trust is still very active in supporting Swindon Town F.C. Why don't you join and help out. Yes I am a pensioner.
I joined the Trust at it's conception and was the first life member. Over the years the Trust has raised funds to acquire players both on loan and permanent deals. They also paid for the training facilities at Wanborough. Recently they acquired the rights to allow the C.G to be used forever as a football ground so no one can buy it and develop it for housing etc. The trust was originally formed to save / buy the club from the clutches of the East end gangstas Donnegan & Blatchly, however we didn't get as much support as hoped. The Trust is still very active in supporting Swindon Town F.C. Why don't you join and help out. Yes I am a pensioner. Stilloyal
  • Score: 21

10:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

trustbloke wrote:
"I've no idea what the trust does"

OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc

.com/?option=com_con

tent&view=articl
e&id
=1&Itemid=2
Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.
[quote][p][bold]trustbloke[/bold] wrote: "I've no idea what the trust does" OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc .com/?option=com_con tent&view=articl e&id =1&Itemid=2[/p][/quote]Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do. Davidsyrett
  • Score: -7

10:29am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
trustbloke wrote:
"I've no idea what the trust does"

OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc


.com/?option=com_con


tent&view=articl

e&id
=1&Itemid=2
Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.
Read my post DAVE
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trustbloke[/bold] wrote: "I've no idea what the trust does" OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc .com/?option=com_con tent&view=articl e&id =1&Itemid=2[/p][/quote]Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.[/p][/quote]Read my post DAVE Stilloyal
  • Score: 0

10:59am Fri 4 Jul 14

port de soller says...

I for one as posters I feel were not a tad big negative,all I wanted was information,and now I have some but to say fans were negative is out of order,think like me they just wanted to know what the trust actually does do(nothing more nothing less)
By sounds of things there doing a good job,maybe if the fans did get more involved the Trust would grow
I for one as posters I feel were not a tad big negative,all I wanted was information,and now I have some but to say fans were negative is out of order,think like me they just wanted to know what the trust actually does do(nothing more nothing less) By sounds of things there doing a good job,maybe if the fans did get more involved the Trust would grow port de soller
  • Score: -6

11:06am Fri 4 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
trustbloke wrote:
"I've no idea what the trust does"

OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc



.com/?option=com_con



tent&view=articl


e&id
=1&Itemid=2
Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.
Read my post DAVE
Sorry, must have posted at the same time!

Thank you for explaining that to me. It's sounds very good, now that you have mentioned what has been achieved, I recall a lot of the issues you have mentioned.

Perhaps the Trust needs to get more publicity to highlight the good work they are doing as it seems to me that most fans like myself really have no idea what goes on.

Yes, I will join up, out of interest, how many members does the Trust have?
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trustbloke[/bold] wrote: "I've no idea what the trust does" OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc .com/?option=com_con tent&view=articl e&id =1&Itemid=2[/p][/quote]Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.[/p][/quote]Read my post DAVE[/p][/quote]Sorry, must have posted at the same time! Thank you for explaining that to me. It's sounds very good, now that you have mentioned what has been achieved, I recall a lot of the issues you have mentioned. Perhaps the Trust needs to get more publicity to highlight the good work they are doing as it seems to me that most fans like myself really have no idea what goes on. Yes, I will join up, out of interest, how many members does the Trust have? Davidsyrett
  • Score: 1

11:14am Fri 4 Jul 14

Arthurhorsfield says...

The Trust was largely instrumental in removing the malignant influence of Diamandes and his gang of conspirators. As a Board member at the time I led the consortium with other Board members which ultimately led to a counter bid for the club from Andrew Fitton and Andrew Black. Whatever has happened since the many thousands of fans who wore orange and supported the Trust (and all those who didn't) have cause to be thankful for that alone. I also live abroad and can longer play and active role but I encourage all fans to back the Trust in whichever way you can. Mike W
The Trust was largely instrumental in removing the malignant influence of Diamandes and his gang of conspirators. As a Board member at the time I led the consortium with other Board members which ultimately led to a counter bid for the club from Andrew Fitton and Andrew Black. Whatever has happened since the many thousands of fans who wore orange and supported the Trust (and all those who didn't) have cause to be thankful for that alone. I also live abroad and can longer play and active role but I encourage all fans to back the Trust in whichever way you can. Mike W Arthurhorsfield
  • Score: 9

11:23am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
trustbloke wrote:
"I've no idea what the trust does"

OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc




.com/?option=com_con




tent&view=articl



e&id
=1&Itemid=2
Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.
Read my post DAVE
Sorry, must have posted at the same time!

Thank you for explaining that to me. It's sounds very good, now that you have mentioned what has been achieved, I recall a lot of the issues you have mentioned.

Perhaps the Trust needs to get more publicity to highlight the good work they are doing as it seems to me that most fans like myself really have no idea what goes on.

Yes, I will join up, out of interest, how many members does the Trust have?
Yes maybe more publicity is required, there used to be an awful lot but it seems to have diminished somewhat in the last couple of years. Maybe some trust board members reading this can take it on board and publish something through these columns.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trustbloke[/bold] wrote: "I've no idea what the trust does" OK, try the website: http://www.truststfc .com/?option=com_con tent&view=articl e&id =1&Itemid=2[/p][/quote]Ok, thanks for that, lets put it another way then, can you tell me what the Trust has achieved since it was formed in 2000? The website does not seem to mention this. only what it aims to do.[/p][/quote]Read my post DAVE[/p][/quote]Sorry, must have posted at the same time! Thank you for explaining that to me. It's sounds very good, now that you have mentioned what has been achieved, I recall a lot of the issues you have mentioned. Perhaps the Trust needs to get more publicity to highlight the good work they are doing as it seems to me that most fans like myself really have no idea what goes on. Yes, I will join up, out of interest, how many members does the Trust have?[/p][/quote]Yes maybe more publicity is required, there used to be an awful lot but it seems to have diminished somewhat in the last couple of years. Maybe some trust board members reading this can take it on board and publish something through these columns. Stilloyal
  • Score: -2

11:27am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

port de soller wrote:
I for one as posters I feel were not a tad big negative,all I wanted was information,and now I have some but to say fans were negative is out of order,think like me they just wanted to know what the trust actually does do(nothing more nothing less)
By sounds of things there doing a good job,maybe if the fans did get more involved the Trust would grow
Yes the more members the better. Other struggling clubs have been purchased by it's members. While I hope it doesn't come down to the fans having to buy STFC it is comforting to know that if it goes tits up with any owner now or in the future then the trust can buy the club to save it.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: I for one as posters I feel were not a tad big negative,all I wanted was information,and now I have some but to say fans were negative is out of order,think like me they just wanted to know what the trust actually does do(nothing more nothing less) By sounds of things there doing a good job,maybe if the fans did get more involved the Trust would grow[/p][/quote]Yes the more members the better. Other struggling clubs have been purchased by it's members. While I hope it doesn't come down to the fans having to buy STFC it is comforting to know that if it goes tits up with any owner now or in the future then the trust can buy the club to save it. Stilloyal
  • Score: 0

11:33am Fri 4 Jul 14

themoonraker says...

Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do.
Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans.
As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not.
I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase.
I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club.
At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club.
Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.
Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do. Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans. As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not. I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase. I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club. At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club. Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility. themoonraker
  • Score: 388

11:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

themoonraker wrote:
Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do.
Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans.
As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not.
I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase.
I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club.
At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club.
Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.
Out of interest, what issues would you like the Trust to raise?
[quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do. Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans. As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not. I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase. I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club. At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club. Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.[/p][/quote]Out of interest, what issues would you like the Trust to raise? Davidsyrett
  • Score: 4

11:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

Join the trust and you will see / hear that their views are much the same as any other fan. The sole aim of the trust is to support and save the club. Read my earlier post and find out what they have achieved for the club and on behalf of you as a fan. Thousands of £££££'s has been donated by the trust to the club.
Join the trust and you will see / hear that their views are much the same as any other fan. The sole aim of the trust is to support and save the club. Read my earlier post and find out what they have achieved for the club and on behalf of you as a fan. Thousands of £££££'s has been donated by the trust to the club. Stilloyal
  • Score: 2

11:41am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

themoonraker wrote:
Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do.
Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans.
As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not.
I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase.
I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club.
At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club.
Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.
Trust meetings are open to all fans, and don't forget YOU too can join, it's not an exclusive elite clique, it's for ALL fans.
[quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do. Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans. As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not. I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase. I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club. At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club. Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.[/p][/quote]Trust meetings are open to all fans, and don't forget YOU too can join, it's not an exclusive elite clique, it's for ALL fans. Stilloyal
  • Score: 4

11:50am Fri 4 Jul 14

London Red says...

Any group is only as strong as its members!
.
As said above the more members the better!
.
I personally think the Trust and Supporters Club should be merged into one New Supporters body and then at least we would have one body fans could sign upto and that could then deliver one clear message
.
The only way the Trust, Supporters Club or a new body can really make a difference is to have active members - and this is where STFC will always fall down
.
Now I (and I guess most fans) don't expect every supporter to suddenly attend meeting after meeting etc - but it can't be too much hassle for members to sign up and respond to email, online questionnaires or votes!
.
If every ST holder and regular "casual" supporter signed up there would easily be 8-10k members - then if concerns or ideas were raised - Power would have to take notice as that would be pretty much our entire fan base!
.
Whereas if it only has 500 or 1000 members - it will only ever be seen as a minority
.
In today's world it should not be hard to obtain the views of all members via the web - so then the body can have everyones view and then have a true reflection of how fans are feeling
.
Then all this them and us stuff could hopefully stop - as Power said this is our club and we are all in it together!
Any group is only as strong as its members! . As said above the more members the better! . I personally think the Trust and Supporters Club should be merged into one New Supporters body and then at least we would have one body fans could sign upto and that could then deliver one clear message . The only way the Trust, Supporters Club or a new body can really make a difference is to have active members - and this is where STFC will always fall down . Now I (and I guess most fans) don't expect every supporter to suddenly attend meeting after meeting etc - but it can't be too much hassle for members to sign up and respond to email, online questionnaires or votes! . If every ST holder and regular "casual" supporter signed up there would easily be 8-10k members - then if concerns or ideas were raised - Power would have to take notice as that would be pretty much our entire fan base! . Whereas if it only has 500 or 1000 members - it will only ever be seen as a minority . In today's world it should not be hard to obtain the views of all members via the web - so then the body can have everyones view and then have a true reflection of how fans are feeling . Then all this them and us stuff could hopefully stop - as Power said this is our club and we are all in it together! London Red
  • Score: 9

11:52am Fri 4 Jul 14

Stilloyal says...

themoonraker wrote:
Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do.
Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans.
As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not.
I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase.
I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club.
At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club.
Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.
Another point is that trust members are real , everyday fans they go to matches home and away.
[quote][p][bold]themoonraker[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but I just do not 'get' what the trust actually do. Apart from the occasional bursts of hot air, all they seem to do is want to be recognised as better supporters of the club than us everyday fans. As to being a 'supporters group', I don't dispute that, but the problem that I have is that they believe that they speak for the whole fan base, which they most certainly do not. I would suggest that 'the trust' need to start speaking to us true fans if they want credibility, instead of attempting to foist their own views upon the board of STFC under the pretence of representing the majority of the fanbase. I would like to see the trust start airing their views and comments openly, so that the rest of us fans can start understanding what points of view thay are actually putting forward to the football club. At the moment it all seems too much of a clique of people who want to speak on behalf of the fans, but do not want to engage with anybody outside their own exclusive club. Speak to the fans please, and you may start gaining some credibility.[/p][/quote]Another point is that trust members are real , everyday fans they go to matches home and away. Stilloyal
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Fri 4 Jul 14

LeGod says...

Sounds to me London Red has hit a good idea with the trust and supporters group joining together and i am another one who doesnt really know what the trust does but some of what they do has been mentioned on here now but having said that it seems to me they need to me more pro active with the fans and the club so more people do understand what they do as it could increase membership and as London Red said groups like this are powerful if the membership is high and has a good voice.
So if any Trust members read this then maybe at your next meeting you should put an action plan in place to make more fans of what you do and how you can help and what you have done to support the club if fans arent told they wont know.
The ball is in your court Trust members to tell us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds to me London Red has hit a good idea with the trust and supporters group joining together and i am another one who doesnt really know what the trust does but some of what they do has been mentioned on here now but having said that it seems to me they need to me more pro active with the fans and the club so more people do understand what they do as it could increase membership and as London Red said groups like this are powerful if the membership is high and has a good voice. So if any Trust members read this then maybe at your next meeting you should put an action plan in place to make more fans of what you do and how you can help and what you have done to support the club if fans arent told they wont know. The ball is in your court Trust members to tell us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LeGod
  • Score: -1

12:07pm Fri 4 Jul 14

London Red says...

My main 3 points I personally would like raised are:
.
Early Bird ST offer - due to the court case ST purchases were put on hold and because of that a lot of fans lost out on the Early Bird Offer
.
Therefore for say for even 1 week - offer it back at that Early Bird price (plus refun those who did buy it at a more expensive price) as a show of good faith to the fans and say - I understand why!
.
Book of Tickets - for shift workers and out of towners who cant justify a ST - times are hard and people can't just fork out on a ST - as they don't have a spare £100-£200 to spend on game sthey won't be at
.
Sell it in blocks of 5, 10 or 15 and you get cash up front and fans benefit via a saving - 5 could be £115, 10 £225 and 15 £300 - all above an ST so it rewards the people who buy more up front
.
Advertising - how often to people on here say I never knew about X,Y or Z!
.
Promote the offers - use Facebook, Twitter etc and also use a massive billboard by the magic roundabout - its the most busy part of Swindon so will have a massive audience - a really big poster would be seen by thousands!
.
The Adver could also try and get back in their good books here by running free adverts in the paper or publishing articles online promoting offers
My main 3 points I personally would like raised are: . Early Bird ST offer - due to the court case ST purchases were put on hold and because of that a lot of fans lost out on the Early Bird Offer . Therefore for say for even 1 week - offer it back at that Early Bird price (plus refun those who did buy it at a more expensive price) as a show of good faith to the fans and say - I understand why! . Book of Tickets - for shift workers and out of towners who cant justify a ST - times are hard and people can't just fork out on a ST - as they don't have a spare £100-£200 to spend on game sthey won't be at . Sell it in blocks of 5, 10 or 15 and you get cash up front and fans benefit via a saving - 5 could be £115, 10 £225 and 15 £300 - all above an ST so it rewards the people who buy more up front . Advertising - how often to people on here say I never knew about X,Y or Z! . Promote the offers - use Facebook, Twitter etc and also use a massive billboard by the magic roundabout - its the most busy part of Swindon so will have a massive audience - a really big poster would be seen by thousands! . The Adver could also try and get back in their good books here by running free adverts in the paper or publishing articles online promoting offers London Red
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

London Red says...

How about holding a meeting in the Legends or another part of the club before the Scunny game?
.
Lots of fans will be there fore the big KO and being at the gorund will make it assessable to all
.
Could then have a special offer sign up facility there and then - maybe a one off £1 - surely fans would poay £1 and if they are impressed over the next year would renew!
How about holding a meeting in the Legends or another part of the club before the Scunny game? . Lots of fans will be there fore the big KO and being at the gorund will make it assessable to all . Could then have a special offer sign up facility there and then - maybe a one off £1 - surely fans would poay £1 and if they are impressed over the next year would renew! London Red
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Bassett Hound says...

London Red wrote:
How about holding a meeting in the Legends or another part of the club before the Scunny game?
.
Lots of fans will be there fore the big KO and being at the gorund will make it assessable to all
.
Could then have a special offer sign up facility there and then - maybe a one off £1 - surely fans would poay £1 and if they are impressed over the next year would renew!
You are on the ball today LR !
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: How about holding a meeting in the Legends or another part of the club before the Scunny game? . Lots of fans will be there fore the big KO and being at the gorund will make it assessable to all . Could then have a special offer sign up facility there and then - maybe a one off £1 - surely fans would poay £1 and if they are impressed over the next year would renew![/p][/quote]You are on the ball today LR ! Bassett Hound
  • Score: -2

12:50pm Fri 4 Jul 14

eastern red says...

London Red wrote:
My main 3 points I personally would like raised are:
.
Early Bird ST offer - due to the court case ST purchases were put on hold and because of that a lot of fans lost out on the Early Bird Offer
.
Therefore for say for even 1 week - offer it back at that Early Bird price (plus refun those who did buy it at a more expensive price) as a show of good faith to the fans and say - I understand why!
.
Book of Tickets - for shift workers and out of towners who cant justify a ST - times are hard and people can't just fork out on a ST - as they don't have a spare £100-£200 to spend on game sthey won't be at
.
Sell it in blocks of 5, 10 or 15 and you get cash up front and fans benefit via a saving - 5 could be £115, 10 £225 and 15 £300 - all above an ST so it rewards the people who buy more up front
.
Advertising - how often to people on here say I never knew about X,Y or Z!
.
Promote the offers - use Facebook, Twitter etc and also use a massive billboard by the magic roundabout - its the most busy part of Swindon so will have a massive audience - a really big poster would be seen by thousands!
.
The Adver could also try and get back in their good books here by running free adverts in the paper or publishing articles online promoting offers
Excellent post - marketing department ( if we have one?) take note!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: My main 3 points I personally would like raised are: . Early Bird ST offer - due to the court case ST purchases were put on hold and because of that a lot of fans lost out on the Early Bird Offer . Therefore for say for even 1 week - offer it back at that Early Bird price (plus refun those who did buy it at a more expensive price) as a show of good faith to the fans and say - I understand why! . Book of Tickets - for shift workers and out of towners who cant justify a ST - times are hard and people can't just fork out on a ST - as they don't have a spare £100-£200 to spend on game sthey won't be at . Sell it in blocks of 5, 10 or 15 and you get cash up front and fans benefit via a saving - 5 could be £115, 10 £225 and 15 £300 - all above an ST so it rewards the people who buy more up front . Advertising - how often to people on here say I never knew about X,Y or Z! . Promote the offers - use Facebook, Twitter etc and also use a massive billboard by the magic roundabout - its the most busy part of Swindon so will have a massive audience - a really big poster would be seen by thousands! . The Adver could also try and get back in their good books here by running free adverts in the paper or publishing articles online promoting offers[/p][/quote]Excellent post - marketing department ( if we have one?) take note! eastern red
  • Score: -1

1:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

eastern red wrote:
London Red wrote:
My main 3 points I personally would like raised are:
.
Early Bird ST offer - due to the court case ST purchases were put on hold and because of that a lot of fans lost out on the Early Bird Offer
.
Therefore for say for even 1 week - offer it back at that Early Bird price (plus refun those who did buy it at a more expensive price) as a show of good faith to the fans and say - I understand why!
.
Book of Tickets - for shift workers and out of towners who cant justify a ST - times are hard and people can't just fork out on a ST - as they don't have a spare £100-£200 to spend on game sthey won't be at
.
Sell it in blocks of 5, 10 or 15 and you get cash up front and fans benefit via a saving - 5 could be £115, 10 £225 and 15 £300 - all above an ST so it rewards the people who buy more up front
.
Advertising - how often to people on here say I never knew about X,Y or Z!
.
Promote the offers - use Facebook, Twitter etc and also use a massive billboard by the magic roundabout - its the most busy part of Swindon so will have a massive audience - a really big poster would be seen by thousands!
.
The Adver could also try and get back in their good books here by running free adverts in the paper or publishing articles online promoting offers
Excellent post - marketing department ( if we have one?) take note!
I've never understood why STFC doesn't spend more time in local schools. They could easily give free tickets to a different school each home game to admit one adult with junior, catch the kids young before they get hooked on the Premiership.

Once in the ground the kids would nag their parents to buy sweets and food, all which would boost the matchday coffers. plus it would increas the attendance each week.
[quote][p][bold]eastern red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: My main 3 points I personally would like raised are: . Early Bird ST offer - due to the court case ST purchases were put on hold and because of that a lot of fans lost out on the Early Bird Offer . Therefore for say for even 1 week - offer it back at that Early Bird price (plus refun those who did buy it at a more expensive price) as a show of good faith to the fans and say - I understand why! . Book of Tickets - for shift workers and out of towners who cant justify a ST - times are hard and people can't just fork out on a ST - as they don't have a spare £100-£200 to spend on game sthey won't be at . Sell it in blocks of 5, 10 or 15 and you get cash up front and fans benefit via a saving - 5 could be £115, 10 £225 and 15 £300 - all above an ST so it rewards the people who buy more up front . Advertising - how often to people on here say I never knew about X,Y or Z! . Promote the offers - use Facebook, Twitter etc and also use a massive billboard by the magic roundabout - its the most busy part of Swindon so will have a massive audience - a really big poster would be seen by thousands! . The Adver could also try and get back in their good books here by running free adverts in the paper or publishing articles online promoting offers[/p][/quote]Excellent post - marketing department ( if we have one?) take note![/p][/quote]I've never understood why STFC doesn't spend more time in local schools. They could easily give free tickets to a different school each home game to admit one adult with junior, catch the kids young before they get hooked on the Premiership. Once in the ground the kids would nag their parents to buy sweets and food, all which would boost the matchday coffers. plus it would increas the attendance each week. Davidsyrett
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Fri 4 Jul 14

London Red says...

The only thing with free tickets for schools is tickets are basically free for kids anyway
.
OK you have to become a member for £30 - but for 23 games plus cups it works out as only £1 a game
.
I guess the offer needs to encourage the parent along too - so say £5 if purchased with a special school voucher
.
We have plenty of space to house them!
.
Also as said if you have only spent £5 to get in you are more likely to spend money on food and drink
The only thing with free tickets for schools is tickets are basically free for kids anyway . OK you have to become a member for £30 - but for 23 games plus cups it works out as only £1 a game . I guess the offer needs to encourage the parent along too - so say £5 if purchased with a special school voucher . We have plenty of space to house them! . Also as said if you have only spent £5 to get in you are more likely to spend money on food and drink London Red
  • Score: -1

1:50pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Davidsyrett says...

London Red wrote:
The only thing with free tickets for schools is tickets are basically free for kids anyway
.
OK you have to become a member for £30 - but for 23 games plus cups it works out as only £1 a game
.
I guess the offer needs to encourage the parent along too - so say £5 if purchased with a special school voucher
.
We have plenty of space to house them!
.
Also as said if you have only spent £5 to get in you are more likely to spend money on food and drink
LR, if the parents don't go and watch us play they're hardly going to fork out £30 for their kid to go as a one off.

If you gave a ticket to each kid at school and it also admitted one adult for free, a fair few will go. If you do that every home game to a different school, it soon builds up interest, you only need a small percentage of those to start going on a regular basis, and it will soon work out worth while.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: The only thing with free tickets for schools is tickets are basically free for kids anyway . OK you have to become a member for £30 - but for 23 games plus cups it works out as only £1 a game . I guess the offer needs to encourage the parent along too - so say £5 if purchased with a special school voucher . We have plenty of space to house them! . Also as said if you have only spent £5 to get in you are more likely to spend money on food and drink[/p][/quote]LR, if the parents don't go and watch us play they're hardly going to fork out £30 for their kid to go as a one off. If you gave a ticket to each kid at school and it also admitted one adult for free, a fair few will go. If you do that every home game to a different school, it soon builds up interest, you only need a small percentage of those to start going on a regular basis, and it will soon work out worth while. Davidsyrett
  • Score: -1

3:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Doctor red says...

the wizard wrote:
It's good to see that Power has earned a lot of respect over the last few months, and if anything good came out of Blacks departure then this has to be the arrival of Lee Power.

In previous ownership we have heard very little from our owners, and it was always down to the manager or chairman to speak for the powers that be at that time(pun NOT intended). When Lee Power took over he made his mission statement quite clear and has re affirmed it with his open letter again. No false promises, no millions of pounds to pour in, but on the other hand, he has fought off trouble, invested what has, used his contacts to get us players, and last season was a raft better than most expected. I think that deserves respect and recognition. I hope he takes to the pitch before our first home game to welcome the supporters back and in return I hope we can show him some well earned applause in recognition of what he has achieved so far. he may not be a saint but again without him and his buccaneering spirit we would be lucky if there was anything left to support. Well done that man.
I agree- Lee Power should go onto the pitch before start of first league game and all fans should show him their respect which he thoroughly deserves!

The Doc!
For all protagonists- please keep taking the medicine!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: It's good to see that Power has earned a lot of respect over the last few months, and if anything good came out of Blacks departure then this has to be the arrival of Lee Power. In previous ownership we have heard very little from our owners, and it was always down to the manager or chairman to speak for the powers that be at that time(pun NOT intended). When Lee Power took over he made his mission statement quite clear and has re affirmed it with his open letter again. No false promises, no millions of pounds to pour in, but on the other hand, he has fought off trouble, invested what has, used his contacts to get us players, and last season was a raft better than most expected. I think that deserves respect and recognition. I hope he takes to the pitch before our first home game to welcome the supporters back and in return I hope we can show him some well earned applause in recognition of what he has achieved so far. he may not be a saint but again without him and his buccaneering spirit we would be lucky if there was anything left to support. Well done that man.[/p][/quote]I agree- Lee Power should go onto the pitch before start of first league game and all fans should show him their respect which he thoroughly deserves! The Doc! For all protagonists- please keep taking the medicine! Doctor red
  • Score: -2

3:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

Some good ideas here today.

How about a monthly Trust column in the Adver to update everyone on what's going on.

Maybe also have a 'church spire' type fund where fans can contribute over a season. Perhaps the Trust could discuss with Power that if say a target of £20k was reached this could be spent on a player wages perhaps with Power matching the amount raised? A fans player?! I remember something similar when something like this funded Michael Proctor wages for a month.
Some good ideas here today. How about a monthly Trust column in the Adver to update everyone on what's going on. Maybe also have a 'church spire' type fund where fans can contribute over a season. Perhaps the Trust could discuss with Power that if say a target of £20k was reached this could be spent on a player wages perhaps with Power matching the amount raised? A fans player?! I remember something similar when something like this funded Michael Proctor wages for a month. Wilesy
  • Score: -1

3:17pm Fri 4 Jul 14

LeGod says...

Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos.
It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does.
Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.
Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos. It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does. Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out. LeGod
  • Score: -2

3:55pm Fri 4 Jul 14

LeGod says...

Oxford sack Waddock i see and have put Michael Appleton in as manager now they have had a joint takeover at the club by all accounts with some guys who have some money.
I was hoping Waddock would be there for a while as they would have definetley struggled with him in charge mind you has a 24% win rate so hopefully they still will.
Oxford sack Waddock i see and have put Michael Appleton in as manager now they have had a joint takeover at the club by all accounts with some guys who have some money. I was hoping Waddock would be there for a while as they would have definetley struggled with him in charge mind you has a 24% win rate so hopefully they still will. LeGod
  • Score: -3

4:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

LeGod wrote:
Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos.
It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does.
Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.
And I was thinking you wasn't going to mention jed
Have you been on the pop or are you just lex dixic ?
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos. It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does. Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.[/p][/quote]And I was thinking you wasn't going to mention jed Have you been on the pop or are you just lex dixic ? smirg kcab
  • Score: 4

4:09pm Fri 4 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
LeGod wrote:
Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos.
It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does.
Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.
And I was thinking you wasn't going to mention jed
Have you been on the pop or are you just lex dixic ?
Forgot to mention wilma gets 1,000s a week for not giving two fuucks but I bet your back him 100%.
Don't forget to buy your s/t
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos. It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does. Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.[/p][/quote]And I was thinking you wasn't going to mention jed Have you been on the pop or are you just lex dixic ?[/p][/quote]Forgot to mention wilma gets 1,000s a week for not giving two fuucks but I bet your back him 100%. Don't forget to buy your s/t smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

LeGod says...

smirg kcab - Get rid of that massive chip off your shoulder you K***.
FYI (do you know what that means) i bought four season tickets yesterday now Jed has disappeared into oblivion.
Your just one of lifes morons and need to get a life you moronic T*** blokes like you i cant stand with all your negative and dribble you come out with and its about time you get banned from this site.
Still now you have a new manager at the Pox down the road you can go and support them with all the other Yellow p*****.
smirg kcab - Get rid of that massive chip off your shoulder you K***. FYI (do you know what that means) i bought four season tickets yesterday now Jed has disappeared into oblivion. Your just one of lifes morons and need to get a life you moronic T*** blokes like you i cant stand with all your negative and dribble you come out with and its about time you get banned from this site. Still now you have a new manager at the Pox down the road you can go and support them with all the other Yellow p*****. LeGod
  • Score: 7

7:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

LeGod wrote:
smirg kcab - Get rid of that massive chip off your shoulder you K***.
FYI (do you know what that means) i bought four season tickets yesterday now Jed has disappeared into oblivion.
Your just one of lifes morons and need to get a life you moronic T*** blokes like you i cant stand with all your negative and dribble you come out with and its about time you get banned from this site.
Still now you have a new manager at the Pox down the road you can go and support them with all the other Yellow p*****.
Says the bloke who trolls oxford mail everyday.
Please Don't be rude.
Banned ? No chance.
Only bought your tickets yesterday? You should be ashamed, don't forget to buy your Cameroon shirt
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: smirg kcab - Get rid of that massive chip off your shoulder you K***. FYI (do you know what that means) i bought four season tickets yesterday now Jed has disappeared into oblivion. Your just one of lifes morons and need to get a life you moronic T*** blokes like you i cant stand with all your negative and dribble you come out with and its about time you get banned from this site. Still now you have a new manager at the Pox down the road you can go and support them with all the other Yellow p*****.[/p][/quote]Says the bloke who trolls oxford mail everyday. Please Don't be rude. Banned ? No chance. Only bought your tickets yesterday? You should be ashamed, don't forget to buy your Cameroon shirt smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

LeGod wrote:
Oxford sack Waddock i see and have put Michael Appleton in as manager now they have had a joint takeover at the club by all accounts with some guys who have some money.
I was hoping Waddock would be there for a while as they would have definetley struggled with him in charge mind you has a 24% win rate so hopefully they still will.
Who cares apart from you
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Oxford sack Waddock i see and have put Michael Appleton in as manager now they have had a joint takeover at the club by all accounts with some guys who have some money. I was hoping Waddock would be there for a while as they would have definetley struggled with him in charge mind you has a 24% win rate so hopefully they still will.[/p][/quote]Who cares apart from you smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

8:29pm Fri 4 Jul 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

LeGod wrote:
Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos.
It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does.
Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.
Jed was sussed out at Banbury very early on.
Had the say in player dealings as well......can't say what I think of him on a forum read by all ages.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Glad more people are behind LP as he deserves to be supported for what he has doen for the clun and for what he trying to achieve. We need more season tickets holders at the club without doubt to help him financing bringing in more players unless soem other investment comes in from somewhere and this is what gets me with the premier league where they are cash rich and leave us lower league clubs to rot and scrap for what we can get. The underperforming, gutless, uncommittted lot who represented England in the world cup get paid miilions and couldnt give a toss about playing for their country and to me the lot of them are an embarssament and full of their own importance and full of massive egos. It has been said on here many times but at some stage but not sure it ever will happen money has got to come down to lower league clubs otherwise like Hereford and other will follow many will go out of business and luckily for us Power came in otherwise Jed would have led us down the Hereford path. I also hear that Jed jas been up to tricks at Banbury as well and they are going mad there and want him out and his lot he took in there with him. To me it sounds he needs to be banged up as i get the impresssion the guy is just bent wheatever he does. Anyway i have alot of respect for LP as all he is trying to do for our club is make us more sustainable than it has been previously which is very hard to do and he is doing all the right things to do but its a tough job and i hope for him and us it works out.[/p][/quote]Jed was sussed out at Banbury very early on. Had the say in player dealings as well......can't say what I think of him on a forum read by all ages. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Fri 4 Jul 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

LeGod wrote:
smirg kcab - Get rid of that massive chip off your shoulder you K***.
FYI (do you know what that means) i bought four season tickets yesterday now Jed has disappeared into oblivion.
Your just one of lifes morons and need to get a life you moronic T*** blokes like you i cant stand with all your negative and dribble you come out with and its about time you get banned from this site.
Still now you have a new manager at the Pox down the road you can go and support them with all the other Yellow p*****.
Advice my friend.
Do what I do ignore.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: smirg kcab - Get rid of that massive chip off your shoulder you K***. FYI (do you know what that means) i bought four season tickets yesterday now Jed has disappeared into oblivion. Your just one of lifes morons and need to get a life you moronic T*** blokes like you i cant stand with all your negative and dribble you come out with and its about time you get banned from this site. Still now you have a new manager at the Pox down the road you can go and support them with all the other Yellow p*****.[/p][/quote]Advice my friend. Do what I do ignore. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 7

8:48pm Fri 4 Jul 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

LeGod wrote:
Oxford sack Waddock i see and have put Michael Appleton in as manager now they have had a joint takeover at the club by all accounts with some guys who have some money.
I was hoping Waddock would be there for a while as they would have definetley struggled with him in charge mind you has a 24% win rate so hopefully they still will.
Natives are restless. Don't believe what you hear about money.
Agent Kassam still holds the ace cards and will not part with the stadium for a small sum.
The 3 sided slum still sits next to the sewage works.
Some things are not worth changing LeGod.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Oxford sack Waddock i see and have put Michael Appleton in as manager now they have had a joint takeover at the club by all accounts with some guys who have some money. I was hoping Waddock would be there for a while as they would have definetley struggled with him in charge mind you has a 24% win rate so hopefully they still will.[/p][/quote]Natives are restless. Don't believe what you hear about money. Agent Kassam still holds the ace cards and will not part with the stadium for a small sum. The 3 sided slum still sits next to the sewage works. Some things are not worth changing LeGod. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 1

1:22pm Sat 5 Jul 14

itslove says...

Power has won , but it was a person he calls a liar who was one of his mates . Person wasn't honourable yet is the one that got Power in . Power came in very secretly via the back door to suddenly be the main man . All seemed happy with that . But supporters were not happy with Powers failed past as a business man . Mr Black and all his team were supposed to be checking these guys out , making sure the club was in good hands . They did a poor job . They did not care . It was all about just selling the club . They new they had made a big loss . Wray and Dicanio spent money like we were Man Utd . All they wanted was out and along came jed the spive and other spives . Followed by Power . Power needs to sell the club to someone with dosh . We are losing money and we cant afford a decent team this season . It will be another struggle . Power says we have players but many went . Many needed to go . Now we cannot contest with othereams to get decent players in . And Mr Sherwoods left Spurs so we cant tap them up . This will be a big struggle I see us as relagation contenders . Power is better than Jed but there isn't a lot in it . Power remains loyal whilst we have his 2 million quid in the club . If he can get that back or near it he will run . I think unless he goes soon with part of it he can wave goodbye to that .
Power has won , but it was a person he calls a liar who was one of his mates . Person wasn't honourable yet is the one that got Power in . Power came in very secretly via the back door to suddenly be the main man . All seemed happy with that . But supporters were not happy with Powers failed past as a business man . Mr Black and all his team were supposed to be checking these guys out , making sure the club was in good hands . They did a poor job . They did not care . It was all about just selling the club . They new they had made a big loss . Wray and Dicanio spent money like we were Man Utd . All they wanted was out and along came jed the spive and other spives . Followed by Power . Power needs to sell the club to someone with dosh . We are losing money and we cant afford a decent team this season . It will be another struggle . Power says we have players but many went . Many needed to go . Now we cannot contest with othereams to get decent players in . And Mr Sherwoods left Spurs so we cant tap them up . This will be a big struggle I see us as relagation contenders . Power is better than Jed but there isn't a lot in it . Power remains loyal whilst we have his 2 million quid in the club . If he can get that back or near it he will run . I think unless he goes soon with part of it he can wave goodbye to that . itslove
  • Score: -5

10:13am Sun 6 Jul 14

chalkswindon says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
London Red wrote:
The only thing with free tickets for schools is tickets are basically free for kids anyway
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OK you have to become a member for £30 - but for 23 games plus cups it works out as only £1 a game
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I guess the offer needs to encourage the parent along too - so say £5 if purchased with a special school voucher
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We have plenty of space to house them!
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Also as said if you have only spent £5 to get in you are more likely to spend money on food and drink
LR, if the parents don't go and watch us play they're hardly going to fork out £30 for their kid to go as a one off.

If you gave a ticket to each kid at school and it also admitted one adult for free, a fair few will go. If you do that every home game to a different school, it soon builds up interest, you only need a small percentage of those to start going on a regular basis, and it will soon work out worth while.
This is what they do at Blackpool. Each week a different school gets free tickets to a game for some of the Children and two adult tickets as well.

It is increasing interest in the team by doing this. I know as my daughter got free tickets and my wife and I took her as a result. We also spent about £12 whilst there on catering.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: The only thing with free tickets for schools is tickets are basically free for kids anyway . OK you have to become a member for £30 - but for 23 games plus cups it works out as only £1 a game . I guess the offer needs to encourage the parent along too - so say £5 if purchased with a special school voucher . We have plenty of space to house them! . Also as said if you have only spent £5 to get in you are more likely to spend money on food and drink[/p][/quote]LR, if the parents don't go and watch us play they're hardly going to fork out £30 for their kid to go as a one off. If you gave a ticket to each kid at school and it also admitted one adult for free, a fair few will go. If you do that every home game to a different school, it soon builds up interest, you only need a small percentage of those to start going on a regular basis, and it will soon work out worth while.[/p][/quote]This is what they do at Blackpool. Each week a different school gets free tickets to a game for some of the Children and two adult tickets as well. It is increasing interest in the team by doing this. I know as my daughter got free tickets and my wife and I took her as a result. We also spent about £12 whilst there on catering. chalkswindon
  • Score: 0

2:42pm Sun 6 Jul 14

itslove says...

School tickets weve tried it before we dont gain many fans out of it . If the package is right and you have confidence in what you do fans will come , you dont reduce prices . What you have to do is get the package right . What you do right . We need some good players and a well run club and the fans will come back . I think season tickets are to expensive for what they serve up . Many must agree hence low sales . Over to you Mr Power .
School tickets weve tried it before we dont gain many fans out of it . If the package is right and you have confidence in what you do fans will come , you dont reduce prices . What you have to do is get the package right . What you do right . We need some good players and a well run club and the fans will come back . I think season tickets are to expensive for what they serve up . Many must agree hence low sales . Over to you Mr Power . itslove
  • Score: 0

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