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  1. Thistleberight

    A night with GC

    Me too. It was a roller coaster of a season, one week I was wanting him gone the next I was warming to him as a manager. Now the dust of the past season has settled I'm resetting myself and start from a level position next season. Fresh start. I'm going to forget all the shenanigans of the past few weeks and as far as I can only speak for myself I'll form my opinion from what the next season brings. I'm delighted the club has undertaken the meet the manager and hope I becomes a more regular gig, they should be praised for it. Maybe, if anyone from the club reads the forum, they could do a bigger venue. If weather allowed, they could have it in front of the JL or JH stand. A pop up bar and food stall for the former might bring in a few quid. I don't have to like GC to appreciate him if he does the job for us.
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    U-16s go free, scrapped ...

    No I guess we shouldn't be discussing fans from not going to games but I don't think we are. No other club has such a scheme as we have had and this proposal isnt stopping them. They turn up, fill out a form and get in. GB has said in his press release "we have reached the point where we do need to be able to keep track of those young fans who are in the stadium on a match day." So I suspect there have been issues such as the ones I mentioned earlier. We do as much as any club, and more than most, to encourage young fans. Perhaps that's a crime in itself, enticing kids to come and watch the tortuous mess we've been recently.
  3. Thistleberight

    State of Play

    I thought harkins did what was asked of him. Is a cool head most of the time when on the ball, odd sending off aside. Was better when he played than many others.
  4. Thistleberight

    U-16s go free, scrapped ...

    Ibsusoect the real message might be this, Some kids are taking the p1ss and have spoiled it for kids who A/ are genuinely under 16 and B/ behave and add to the atmosphere.
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    U-16s go free, scrapped ...

    Don't see how this is cost cutting. Look, I'm on the same page with concerns about how our club is being run but this is just silly, complaining about this change. It's churlish to use this policy change to have a dig at the board. The rational behind this is completely understandable. I completely get what you and your mates/colleagues started and the principle that local kids would rock up and get in for free and you make a good arguement that if these types of attendees are still attending then they might not come anymore. Time will tell but as I posted earlier, there are quite a few kids I know who are pals of my son and are now 17 going on 18 who were still asking for and getting a free ticket. And they're jags fans. They'll still go to games. Perhaps a suggestion to GB that kids walking up who are 12 or under as it's harder for older kids of 16 to 17 to look younger, could still get a free ticket. It's still a version of what your guys created, perhaps not as good but the premise is still there.
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    U-16s go free, scrapped ...

    Nope, I agree with you Always. As I posted earlier it sounds fine in principle. I also get JJ's point as well. What was decided under DB is now being altered slightly, isn't everything organic though? There is also an additional aspect to this that some might not be aware of. The CYP Scotland act 2014 and the children Scotland act 1995 covers parental obligations over children. So at present there would be children (under 16) inside the stadium without adult supervision. This makes the club responsible for that childs care whilst the child is in the stadium. It could also be argued that even after the child leaves the stadium and until the child is back in the care of their parent the club could still be seen as the responsible person for that child. Under the present system the club employes any kids, unsupervised by an adult charged with their care, can pitch up at the porta cabin, get a ticket and enter the stadium unsupervised. In effect a free creche. It's the same with a lot of organisations, cinemas, sports centres etc and they are starting to catch on that they might, under extremely unfortunate circumstances, be liable for that childs care whilst on their premises. It's a bit of a minefield and up until now the clubs been fortunate nothing untoward has befallen any unsupervised child in the ground. Perhaps this is the or one of the motivations and from a safety aspect it makes complete sense.
  7. Thistleberight

    State of Play

    Geeeeezus, that's pretty crushing figures for the "smaller" clubs. And I include us in that category. So our income stream is this, gates, match day sales, merchandise and any income from charging parents for sending their kids to the academy. It's not much. Shows why RC benefited from a sugar dad in Roy macgregor. I'm seeing more and more why the savings are being made, and why they should have been done sooner. Don't have to like it though. Anyone know of any other income the club gets? Is this figure from elevenone including TV revenue.
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    U-16s go free, scrapped ...

    I don't think the free for under 16's extended to away fans. I might be wrong though. I've had two under 16 season tickets for 6 years now. I have always gone for the £60 nominated seat option just so we were supporting the club in a small financial way. My son is now 16 so will not qualify. So he'll be an under 18. I'm pay as I go so hope I don't need to shell out for an adult just to qualify for an under 18. What I do know is that the system has been being abused as several of my son's pals who are a year older than him and didn't qualify last season, continued to get in free. I'm not criticising those kids, I used to do it myself during the 70's and 80's cos I looked younger, but that is costing the club money so seems like this might be a forced route to go down.
  9. Thistleberight

    State of Play

    Personally I'm supportive of what the club have to do to keep us trading. If it is a choice between maintaining a club to go and support and pushing into more debt to try and get promoted then it's an easy choice. I'm not having a go at the board for cutting back as @Firhillista is suggesting, if it's the difference between the above two choices then carry on and make sure the club survives financially and to hang with promotion. I just think that the decision to sack/let go an employee who has proven his worth in bringing additional income streams into the club just to save 20k is the wrong decision. 20k put into the playing squad is not going to get us much and if RQ maintained previous performance he would bring in more money than the 20k that is being saved. I just think it is a false economic decision. And I'm not saying for a minute I would do any better but I wouldn't have done that.
  10. Thistleberight

    Youth Academy closing ?

    You're just not getting it. Time will tell
  11. Thistleberight

    “Get to the ball”

    Ran out of likes. Mon tae feck GB9, who d'you think you are/ are kidding?
  12. Thistleberight

    Youth Academy closing ?

    I don't normally side with @Jordanhill Jag but this is just simply bonkers Firhillista. You are suggesting a totalitarian approach that we shouldn't dare to question the all conquering rulers of our club. They are fair game until they have proven themselves and so far the jury is still considering.........
  13. Thistleberight

    Happy days

    I agree ARu, but even were we in the top flight and in a say, st johnstone type position, I doubt we would have sufficient funds. I suspect the only way we could do it would be for the seats in the existing colin weir stand to be replaced with 2nd had ones by supporters with the requisite skill set and some cheap pvc type covering of all the manky wood and brick work. Then an uncovered newly laid tracing at the town end. Cheap and cheerful. The only other option would be to sell the ground for student accommodation and relocate. Answers on a post card....... It's a no fro me for relocating just in case anyone thought I was advocating such a catastrophic suggestion
  14. Thistleberight

    State of Play

    Couldn't agree more. Let people go by all means if you don't have any money, that would makes sense. Staggering to let an employee(s) go to save 20k?? Do the club pay anyone a decent living wage is it's only 20k? I am flabbergasted at this incompetence. Who holds these people to account. Clearly not us. Clearly they are acting in a vacuum and don't give a toss about fans or their staff. Thanks to all staff for their honest efforts and I hope they get a job sorted out quickly.
  15. Thistleberight

    A night with GC

    Which is one more than we have now. Surely we could do better than none.
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