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Fans' Forum
« on: September 27, 2021, 01:15:58 PM »
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Friday at 545pm we will have a fans forum in the bar at the Walks before the Norwich Under 23s match - it will last an hour. Feel free to come and ask questions and suggest improvements. No press will be present other than our own team who may put together something afterwards

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 02:00:03 PM »
Hopefully this will be a constructive meeting, would like to think ALL parties will go with an open mind and listen.  I guess we won't have to wait too long to find out.

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 02:11:46 PM »
Good news. Another small step forward.

Just putting this question out there so the Club has got time to arrange it if of interest...............................would it be possible to live stream the event so supporters that can't make it (5.45 may be a bit difficult for some), can at least see it and feel part of it.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 05:30:42 PM »
Good news, a positive step from the chairman.  Let's hope we see some representation from the trust and FOTL . :)

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 06:48:24 PM »
Good news, a positive step from the chairman.  Let's hope we see some representation from the trust and FOTL . :)

Just out of interest, what are you hoping for from the representatives of the Trust and/or the FotL?  Personally I think it would probably be counterproductive, far better to have SC, and the club, being the focus of the evening, particularly when time is limited, than to have a meeting that would be far more likely to go off on tangents.

Both the Trust and FotL have held members meetings in the past couple of months - the Trust had a Special General Meeting in August and the FotL had both an AGM in August and an open meeting (for members and non-members) earlier this month so I think their respective memberships (and they are a number of common members) are both reasonably up to date with things.

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 08:10:54 PM »
A good opportunity for the Chairman to introduce David Hutchinson to the supporters.

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 09:17:26 PM »
Good news, a positive step from the chairman.  Let's hope we see some representation from the trust and FOTL . :)

Just out of interest, what are you hoping for from the representatives of the Trust and/or the FotL?  Personally I think it would probably be counterproductive, far better to have SC, and the club, being the focus of the evening, particularly when time is limited, than to have a meeting that would be far more likely to go off on tangents.

Both the Trust and FotL have held members meetings in the past couple of months - the Trust had a Special General Meeting in August and the FotL had both an AGM in August and an open meeting (for members and non-members) earlier this month so I think their respective memberships (and they are a number of common members) are both reasonably up to date with things.

Agree with you Tony. 1 hour would not be enough time, to involve the 2 independant supporters groups. Let the rank & file have their say.   

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 07:02:07 AM »
I will be there has a fan and to sign up anyone who wants to join the Surporters Club after the meeting ,it should be good I hope all the moaners will be there to get things of their chests and tell the chairman what they would like to see happen

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 09:48:47 AM »
I don't think you get it Mr Hill, even now. You seem to want to group all those disaffected supporters who feel disconnected by the club's recent actions as mere 'Moaners'.......you appear to be almost looking down your nose at them, as if they should just turn up to a match regardless. Some have very genuine reasons for not currently attending. The club ( and indeed the FOTL) needs to make real efforts to get these people back on board......a meeting such as the Fans Forum is a start...but only a start.....it will take a lot of work and eventually actions rather than words to get them back on side. Listening to them and acting on it, might save this club's future........being unnecessarily petulant and derogatory certainly won't.

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 11:00:39 AM »
I don't think you get it Mr Hill, even now. You seem to want to group all those disaffected supporters who feel disconnected by the club's recent actions as mere 'Moaners'.......you appear to be almost looking down your nose at them, as if they should just turn up to a match regardless. Some have very genuine reasons for not currently attending. The club ( and indeed the FOTL) needs to make real efforts to get these people back on board......a meeting such as the Fans Forum is a start...but only a start.....it will take a lot of work and eventually actions rather than words to get them back on side. Listening to them and acting on it, might save this club's future........being unnecessarily petulant and derogatory certainly won't.

Very well said KES. Nicely put across.

Hopefully the time of the meeting (5.45 seems a bit strange to me) won't result in low numbers attending. It could be a bit tight for those who finish work ate 5 or 5.30.   :dontknow:

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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2021, 01:39:44 PM »
Probably be the fullest the bar has been this season? :cheers:

P.S. Will members of FOTL get 50p off a drink? :cheers:
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2021, 01:55:27 PM »
Good that SC is taking the first steps to re-engage with the fans.  Shows at least he accepts there are problems and he is prepared to listen.


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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2021, 01:57:12 PM »
Good that SC is taking the first steps to re-engage with the fans.  Shows at least he accepts there are problems and he is prepared to listen.

Yep. Needs to be given a chance, even if this gesture is a bit late in coming.
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2021, 02:18:11 PM »
Better late... etc.

At least he is looking at the bigger picture and not just trying to bluff through that he has all the answers.   

Letís hope he not only listens but acts on things PDQ

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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2021, 02:32:46 PM »
He should be looking for a large consensus of opinion. I hope the meeting is well attended, but if not, the timing on a Friday isn't great as B & G has already stated.....and I agree with asking people to join by Zoom or the like. If that isn't possible, why not put something up on the club website where people can express their concerns.

(The last inactive Saturday, was perhaps a chance missed....could have had an Open Day at the ground for new and old fans alike with a questions and answers session and bite to eat..maybe the new CD will organise something)

 

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