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« Reply #375 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 15:19:41 »

1) He's really good at making flags, banners etc and making large displays happen. That's not easy and he deserves to be applauded for it.
2) He also has some opinions which you may or may not agree with but he's entitled to hold and express those opinions. And if you disagree, you can go on twitter and argue the toss with him about it.

The two aren't mutually exclusive.
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« Reply #376 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 15:27:56 »

The (card) display at Wembley was about the only decent one to come out of that game  Smiley
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« Reply #377 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 15:34:48 »

Why would Clem be stirring shit though really? Him and Power have a good business relationship.

Plenty of posts on here dispute this....
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« Reply #378 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 16:25:38 »

So is all the stuff from that Jaxbox character on Twitter nonsense then? He was making it out that Power has thugs in plain clothes that waded in and laid into Town fans?
I would suggest that was bollocks.  The two guys in "plains clothes" were in fact the Stadium Operations Manager and his sidekick.  They never went into the TE, but directed the Deputy Safety Officer to escort one of the blue vests out of the ground.  It was all caused by Rocking Robin throwing a ball into the TE which eventually landed on the pitch at halftime, one of the stewards refused to give it back but it was eventually handed back by one of our subs who was having a halftime warm-up. Quite what went on after that but blue vest apparently waded in and got a fan in a headlock, that was when it all kicked off.   The Stadium Manager did not appear until it looked like getting out of hand!  Quite what caused the second bit of aggro during the second half I have no idea but I am pretty sure no fans were thrown out.
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« Reply #379 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 16:27:35 »

I would suggest that was bollocks.  The two guys in "plains clothes" were in fact the Stadium Operations Manager and his sidekick.  They never went into the TE, but directed the Deputy Safety Officer to escort one of the blue vests out of the ground.  It was all caused by Rocking Robin throwing a ball into the TE which eventually landed on the pitch at halftime, one of the stewards refused to give it back but it was eventually handed back by one of our subs who was having a halftime warm-up. Quite what went on after that but blue vest apparently waded in and got a fan in a headlock, that was when it all kicked off.   The Stadium Manager did not appear until it looked like getting out of hand!  Quite what caused the second bit of aggro during the second half I have no idea but I am pretty sure no fans were thrown out.

Blue vests?
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« Reply #380 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 16:32:14 »

you got your luminous green vest stewards, and your blue vest stewards.

no idea what the difference is
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« Reply #381 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 16:45:36 »

you got your luminous green vest stewards, and your blue vest stewards.

no idea what the difference is
Isn't one just general crowd safety (first aid, toilets are over there mate etc) and the blue vests are actual security i.e. crowd trouble?
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« Reply #382 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 16:47:05 »

you got your luminous green vest stewards, and your blue vest stewards.

no idea what the difference is

What's happened to the ubiquitous high vis jacket, stewarding has changed....
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« Reply #383 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 16:51:52 »

you got your luminous green vest stewards, and your blue vest stewards.

no idea what the difference is
My understanding is that the blue vest guys are the professionals, ie fully SIA certificated whilst the others are merely "volunteers" who get paid for watching the footy
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« Reply #384 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 19:04:47 »

My understanding is that the blue vest guys are the professionals, ie fully SIA certificated whilst the others are merely "volunteers" who get paid for watching the footy
All stewards have to have SIA training certificate now and have done since I was stewarding back in the late 90s.
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« Reply #385 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 19:25:42 »

I would suggest that was bollocks.  The two guys in "plains clothes" were in fact the Stadium Operations Manager and his sidekick.  They never went into the TE, but directed the Deputy Safety Officer to escort one of the blue vests out of the ground.  It was all caused by Rocking Robin throwing a ball into the TE which eventually landed on the pitch at halftime, one of the stewards refused to give it back but it was eventually handed back by one of our subs who was having a halftime warm-up. Quite what went on after that but blue vest apparently waded in and got a fan in a headlock, that was when it all kicked off.   The Stadium Manager did not appear until it looked like getting out of hand!  Quite what caused the second bit of aggro during the second half I have no idea but I am pretty sure no fans were thrown out.
So basically taking this back to my original point his post that said Power is hiring thugs to lay into fans is clearly bollocks then. Last thing we want is idiots spreading crap like that as some of the more negative ‘fans’ will latch on to that and try and destroy the current positivity.
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« Reply #386 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 20:42:26 »

we are the swindon blue vests.  has a nice resonance! your gonna get your f in ed kicked in. good old TE!
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« Reply #387 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 20:48:07 »

As an aside.
When did stewards first start appearing at footie matches ?
Most of them look like they were bullied at school or they are ex traffic wardens.
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« Reply #388 on: Monday, March 9, 2020, 23:55:25 »

As an aside.
When did stewards first start appearing at footie matches ?
Most of them look like they were bullied at school or they are ex traffic wardens.

Probably when football fans started behaving like twats.
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« Reply #389 on: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10:42:09 »

Some articles that shed light on it all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_Stewarding_Qualification

https://www.theguardian.com/football/when-saturday-comes-blog/2016/dec/19/steward-football-match-view

https://www.fsoa.org.uk/history-fsoa-2/
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