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« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2021, 12:12:43 PM »
I did consider buying a season ticket, but not at that price. Mark had the club at heart, and I wouldn't be surprised that he could see a backlash coming over the prices, and advised a reduction, which was ignored. Which is why he has left the club? Its not a fact, its just my opinion. I also think we should have stayed part time, we would have learnt a lot from last season, it would have been cheaper, and we would have held our own. But time will tell, and that debate is for another day. Hope I'm wrong but I fear the worst. 

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« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2021, 12:27:02 PM »
I think we should have done what Dover did and stopped playing.At least we wouldn't be tied to the government for 20 years.

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« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2021, 01:10:29 PM »
I think we should have done what Dover did and stopped playing.At least we wouldn't be tied to the government for 20 years.

I think there's many that would agree with you on that one. It could well have been better for the Club, but not necessarily for the Chairman.
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« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2021, 01:18:02 PM »
Mark had the club at heart, and I wouldn't be surprised that he could see a backlash coming over the prices, and advised a reduction, which was ignored. Which is why he has left the club? Its not a fact, its just my opinion.

Sometimes people have to stand up and be counted. If you are correct on that one, then well done Mark.

It's not "having the Club at heart" when you just nod in the right direction or agree to things that you know are wrong, just because you want to protect (or gain) a position at the Club.

So, well done Mark and good luck in your new job.
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« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2021, 01:28:54 PM »

Just had a phone call from a long term Sponsor at the Club.   The suspicion that many had are true re-Mark Hearle.  He has indeed left the club.   

Now will the Club go down the route of employing the staff who are the best qualified person (S) for the job and not just grab at someone who is handy and will work for peanuts  but are so obviously not the right person for the job.

This is Step 5 of the best Football Structure in the world and as such demands a 100% professional approach.   We have gone full time in terms of playing side yet we still seem to be very hesitant about employing full time staff behind the scenes.

Prepare to be underwhelmed, well at least partly.

Its a good opportunity to change things for the better. It seems that Mark leaving is not a spur of the moment thing, so there's been enough time to get  an experienced  person on board. I don't suppose we will have to wait for long to see who's going to be doing what, but I fear that it will just be shuffling the existing pack again and more of whats been going on for the past few years.
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« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2021, 01:49:00 PM »
IMO SC needs to balance out the priorities....seems utterly senseless to have a number of analysts on board measuring performance, assessing opposition etc, but no commercial manager and no one looking after the match day experience... that's a recipe for limited income and ultimately disaster

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« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2021, 02:20:17 PM »
Seems to me at moment relying totally on match day income which is why prices are so high. Need to sort out Commercial side quick.

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« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2021, 03:05:00 PM »
Seems to me at moment relying totally on match day income which is why prices are so high. Need to sort out Commercial side quick.

IMO SC needs to balance out the priorities....seems utterly senseless to have a number of analysts on board measuring performance, assessing opposition etc, but no commercial manager and no one looking after the match day experience... that's a recipe for limited income and ultimately disaster

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It's similar to Mark's other role, on the Media side of things. Sadly we seem to be light years behind some of out NL friends (and even North and South). A well worked media side would assist the Commercial side of things. A higher profile would make the club packages easier to sell.
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« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2021, 03:21:12 PM »
I sponsored THREE players and still havenít received my shirts! Iíve been told they are in the box office but wonít be signed as the players have now left! This is an appalling way to treat a sponsor. Surely it would have been a good idea to post me the shirts, along with a letter thanking me for my support and giving me details of this seasonís sponsorship opportunities (not that I will be putting another penny into a club that treats its sponsors so badly).

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« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2021, 03:39:14 PM »
Firstly, I think SC has been superb for this club.  His outlay must have been huge, and his ambition and determination to progress has been second to none, in the history of the club, imho.  But one thing hasnít changed, and I think gs50 hit the nail on the head.  We have always thought small, and internally.  Iíve said on many occasions over the years that we only ďsellĒ to the people in the ground.  I donít believe food and drink bring in much income, so isnít the hub of the problem.  Commercial Manager, yes, though at present we canít expect to attract a really good one, and then either devise a competition that can sell outside the club, or join forces with other ( non-football included) initiatives trying to attract ďpaying puntersĒ as well.  And again, my party-piece, more cover and terraces, plus, advertising of the club, and games, to attract the thousands of fans of the game in this area, who are not attracted by the facilities at the moment.

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« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2021, 04:03:29 PM »
...and whist food and drink may not be a big earner, for many they are an important part of the match day experience.....and given what people are paying to enter the ground, they are entitled in my view, to have that provided....goes along with comfort and safety in the ground, family atmosphere, no foul language, no racist chants, reliable and reasonable stewarding........all areas that at one time or other have been weak and should have been sorted by now.

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« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2021, 04:13:20 PM »
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail and all that.

How many so called commercial Managers have we had ? A good few I would say in SCís time with the Club.   To keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result is crazy.

Put a package together to attract the right person and the applicants will be there.  Pl55 about with the same MO and it wonít work.  History tells us that.

As for the media side. Again put a package together to attract a Greg Plummer a Chris Lakey, the guy who does the YLP now.  Have we done that ?  I understand that J Heaphy has been handed the role.   Again why are we not getting people who know the job to do the job. Nothing against Heaphy but this looks another back scratching from within the Club.  Was the job advertised or was it just handed out to someone who is there hanging around the place ?

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« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2021, 04:21:10 PM »
All good to have in place, KES, but not money spinners.  And, to be honest, I donít think they should be priorities, apart from trained stewards, because most people who attend games at the moment live fairly close by - why not have a bite or a cuppa before they come ?  Beer wonít sell much, if people have to drive home.  I see you made a point or two on the ďthreadĒ today, so presume you watched the game.  Any impressions of the team or players ?

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« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2021, 04:38:29 PM »
Top of the league for season ticket prices. Treating loyal supporters increasingly just as paying customers. Either the owner is incredibly naive or he has access to seemingly unlimited funding?

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« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2021, 05:24:39 PM »
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