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Title: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:14:44
Tues 6th July v SuperdooperMarine (a), 7:30

Fri 9th July v Melksham (a), 7:30
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-season-friendly-melksham-town-fc-v-swindon-town-fc-tickets-158346162635


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:15:29
No sign of the 202/22 home and away kits yet unless I've missed them


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:16:38
Tues 6th July v SuperdooperMarine (a), 7:30

Fri 9th July v Melksham (a), 7:30
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-season-friendly-melksham-town-fc-v-swindon-town-fc-tickets-158346162635

Both clubs more stable than ours😀


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:23:22
Would be good to know if any money from the gate goes to stfc, I support the boycott by Melksham shouldn't suffer by accident!


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:25:06
I don't know if the club will get anything plus I would image the numbers allowed in to watch will be restricted this year


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Batch on Monday, June 7, 2021, 12:55:16
Confirmed it goes to Melksham, so go guilt free


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, June 7, 2021, 13:42:20
The team for Melksham has been announced already.


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Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: welshred on Monday, June 7, 2021, 15:13:59
Best give Curran the armband.


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Costanza on Monday, June 7, 2021, 16:12:15
Best give Curran the armband.

Been there, done that at Melksham...

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Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: welshred on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 15:58:10
Preseason friendly at home against Swansea just announced. 17th July


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 16:12:05
Benda's coming home ...


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 16:13:53
Garricks’s coming with him!

Freeman’s coming for another month.


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 20:07:38
To collect his engraved carriage clock?


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Cowley38 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 21:06:20
Guaranteed we will have 4 Swansea players on loan for the friendly


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 21:44:50
Garrick may actually be quite useful in league 2 under management that know what they are doing. Assuming of course Garrick is one of the 4 that Cowley has said we are getting on loan.


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 07:13:38
Swansea Fans Alliance are urging their fans not to attend the friendly in support of STFC supporters in trying to starve Power of any more income.

Kudos!


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 09:05:43
Swansea Fans Alliance are urging their fans not to attend the friendly in support of STFC supporters in trying to starve Power of any more income.

Kudos!

I saw that Oldham's supporters Trust were also backing the initiative and pretty sure they will be looking to do something similar re their owners. Fan power on the up!


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 13:39:42
Posh at the CG 31 July


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 16:33:18
I saw that Oldham's supporters Trust were also backing the initiative and pretty sure they will be looking to do something similar re their owners. Fan power on the up!

I doubt this thought is accurate, I think it more likely everything will slip back to normal, but I wonder if the Covid period has somewhat stripped bare the way clubs have wandered so far off the original concept of football clubs in the UK?

If it has, that could be good.  Essentially, the sheer indifference club owners have had towards fans, which has exposed those businesses to practical crooks, has largely been because we could just be relied upon.  We keep sending them money, regardless of what happens.  It's not like a normal business, it's like a small Monopoly without regulation.  Covid has ripped the curtains open a bit - we couldn't keep going, even nutcase fans started asking why they should buy a season ticket for a season where they would never be able to attend and not get a refund.

Hopefully this gets some movement in the game, but as I say, I doubt it.


Title: Re: Preseason Friendlies 2021/22
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 16:35:51
I doubt this thought is accurate, I think it more likely everything will slip back to normal, but I wonder if the Covid period has somewhat stripped bare the way clubs have wandered so far off the original concept of football clubs in the UK?

If it has, that could be good.  Essentially, the sheer indifference club owners have had towards fans, which has exposed those businesses to practical crooks, has largely been because we could just be relied upon.  We keep sending them money, regardless of what happens.  It's not like a normal business, it's like a small Monopoly without regulation.  Covid has ripped the curtains open a bit - we couldn't keep going, even nutcase fans started asking why they should buy a season ticket for a season where they would never be able to attend and not get a refund.

Hopefully this gets some movement in the game, but as I say, I doubt it.

I think it'll be one extreme or the other. The clubs who have engaged, been fair with refunds etc will experience a real boon of pent-up demand. Away crowds will be up and goodwill towards those clubs from their fans will be huge.

And then there's us, Oldham etc....