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« on: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 21:08:15 »

Jerry Yates having some fun with younger fans at the Junior Reds Christmas do:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1204490972148781056
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 09:59:15 »

Jerry Yates having some fun with younger fans at the Junior Reds Christmas do:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1204490972148781056

You could possibly worded that better, sound a bit Yew Tree?  Wink

Bloody club and players not giving up time to engage with the fan base!
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:18:02 »

You could possibly worded that better, sound a bit Yew Tree?  Wink

Bloody club and players not giving up time to engage with the fan base!
Erm, yeah, sorry Jerry. Here's Lloyd Isgrove also failing to engage with the next generation of fans:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/1204672166249336833
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 22:06:53 »

Drove Primary School this time:
https://twitter.com/DrovePriSchool/status/1206292542943305728
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 22:22:00 »

Further proof that the Club are really not doing enough to engage with the fans/local community...


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« Reply #5 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 09:28:15 »


Still no sign of Wellens and players in schools talking and taking the training sessions, you said is happening frequently.

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« Reply #7 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 10:27:42 »

Still no sign of Wellens and players in schools talking and taking the training sessions, you said is happening frequently.
No I didn't. I said Wellens and players had visited schools, think I also pointed out a time Wellens had helped with training session at Croft. And cited that as *one* example of community engagement because you were claiming the club did nothing. Since then I and others have pointed out loads of times that similar things have happened and you've chosen to ignore all of them in favour of moaning that the club hasn't held a meeting so that you can go and moan to an empty room. Just accept it, the club, the management team and the players are doing more to get out and engage with the community and especially with kids, where the next generation of fans come from.
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« Reply #8 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 10:49:28 »

No I didn't. I said Wellens and players had visited schools, think I also pointed out a time Wellens had helped with training session at Croft. And cited that as *one* example of community engagement because you were claiming the club did nothing. Since then I and others have pointed out loads of times that similar things have happened and you've chosen to ignore all of them in favour of moaning that the club hasn't held a meeting so that you can go and moan to an empty room. Just accept it, the club, the management team and the players are doing more to get out and engage with the community and especially with kids, where the next generation of fans come from.

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there's been plenty of schools initatives, including 100s of free tickets given out, players and Wellens going into schools to talk to the kids, take training sessions etc.

I don't think Wellens himself said he and the players would be going into schools to take training sessions etc, rather doing some with local Junior FC's.

Let's get this clear.... a while back I raised the point that the links between club and fans for a number of reasons had become broken.

We then had Wellens saying as such and the club appointing an officer to work on improving matters, in line with other clubs as part of EFL requirements. Do I think the club shoud carry out its requirement to hold a couple of meetings with fans a year... yes.

Am I interested in seeing how this fan interaction is progressing.... yes.
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« Reply #9 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:02:44 »

I don't think Wellens himself said he and the players would be going into schools to take training sessions etc, rather doing some with local Junior FC's.
And both players and management have gone into schools to talk to kids, and Wellens and Hunt took a training session at Croft, as I said. There's also been plenty of examples of Wellens, Hunt and players interacting with local kids whether that be Wellens and Hunt taking training at local grassroots clubs, players joining in 5-a-sides in the inflatable pitch, turning up at half term camps, joining in at Jr Reds Xmas party etc etc. What's your problem?
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« Reply #10 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:15:13 »

What's your problem?

Wellens and the players failed to the community belligerent old men training session?
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« Reply #11 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:22:00 »

And both players and management have gone into schools to talk to kids, and Wellens and Hunt took a training session at Croft, as I said. There's also been plenty of examples of Wellens, Hunt and players interacting with local kids whether that be Wellens and Hunt taking training at local grassroots clubs, players joining in 5-a-sides in the inflatable pitch, turning up at half term camps, joining in at Jr Reds Xmas party etc etc. What's your problem?

My problem is receiving abuse when questioning your assertion that Wellens and players have been going into schools talking to kids and taking training sessions. Especially as it isn't what Wellens said they would be doing..... the way schools are set up these days makes it very difficult for such initiatives to happen, even if the club wanted it.

The new FITC facility on the extension offers a great opportunity for the club to get more involved
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« Reply #12 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:55:34 »

My problem is receiving abuse when questioning your assertion that Wellens and players have been going into schools talking to kids and taking training sessions.
You didn't get abuse, stop being such a nelly. You (as usual) twisted what had been said to make it look as if there's a glaring ongoing issue when there really isn't, so I corrected you. Your pedantry on this is really tedious, the club, including the players and management, are plainly making an active effort to reach out to the community, especially younger fans and instead of applauding that you resort to splitting hairs to try to score a point. It's not a good look.
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« Reply #13 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 11:58:49 »

Christ is the engagement argument still going on, the club are clearly doing a lot of stuff with the community. This was last week and had the players actually playing little matches with the kids:

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1204490972148781056

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1204490972148781056

Week before the keepers did a disability football season:

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1201901571111637005

You can literally go through the clubs Twitter and see them do something in the community every week itís not hard apart from for one individual it seems.

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« Reply #14 on: Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:12:56 »

Christ is the engagement argument still going on, the club are clearly doing a lot of stuff with the community. This was last week and had the players actually playing little matches with the kids:

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1204490972148781056

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1204490972148781056

Week before the keepers did a disability football season:

https://twitter.com/official_stfc/status/1201901571111637005

You can literally go through the clubs Twitter and see them do something in the community every week itís not hard apart from for one individual it seems.



Groan.

We know FiTC which is now called Community Foundation, or similar does stuff and has done for years.  It isn't the same as the club.

It's independent.... a Trust funded mainly by grants from the Prem and EFL, and other sponsors, including the EU.   I'm fairly sure I'm not the only one who understands this.

That independence enabled FiTC to get the Eadie money.... there was no way the club was getting it.
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