I think there were more Salop fans there than your making out ! Me and two mates were in the stand, and we certainly recognised a few faces from the meadow.
That Stand !! When will it be finished, and what the hell were those bricks all about ?
What fun to be met by fire engines with firemen getting the hoses out Pitch too dry
The game was Shrewsbury Sunday league division 2 stuff, Margate just hoofing it to a target man, who in all honesty couldn't finish his dinner (missed a couple of easy chances). Yes Telford deserved it, but I think we all knew before kick off that Telford were a better team than Margate. Chick Bates (sat just along from us) will probably not say he saw nothing too be frightened of but we will put this down to political correctness
If you'd been run badly surely you'd have suffered problems like Exeter, Oldham, darlo etc... hell you might even have had to have sold your best players, like we did (Stevo, Throb and Walton went in a short period of time I believe)
Post by Stevenelsonfanclub on Feb 18, 2004 20:49:50 GMT 1
Off the field Rob, never been any real effort until recently to integrate the fans into the running of the club or listen to their views.
The majority of the "go everywhere" fans were driven away in the early 1990's, at around the time Gerry daly and company were at the BH (Whilst he was a great player, he knew bugger all about assessing players and managing!).
In some cases these fans were alienated and some stopped travelling away from home, other stopped altogether! Prior to this our away followings were half-decent for the Conference.
In fact Chairman Gerald Smith (who ran Britannia coaches) did nothing to assist the fans and even sneared on occasions about the away travel clubs. It was up to a few individuals to plough on, with no recognition, never mind support, from the club.
Support your local league club? Not me - even if it is The Gas!! ;-)
'People fail to acknowledge how badly TUFC has been run in the past and that is why support (particularly away from home is so bad). Its not an easy situation to resolve and its not going to change overnight.'
Very true SNFC. That just about sums it up. Very well put.
Just been reading minutes from the meetings and it still appears that the club expect the fans to come up with the ideas, implement the ideas, cover the costs and then sod off (Thinking of the poster campaign)
If people stopped going because you were s**te, then you have to question their loyalty. Yes I know that when we had King our attendances dropped hugely but we were still taking a reasonable amount of people away.
Most supporters encounter what you have at one stage or another.
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