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Phileas Fogg

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Phileas Fogg last won the day on November 6 2018

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  1. That's not really fair. On here especially, most of the interactions with club staff are fair and done in the correct way. People hold the club to account, and will criticise where necessary, but that's because it's something close to people's hearts. It's not like a normal business. If you are able to, maybe have a look at the old Mark Kelly sub-forum. Questions were pre-vetted and answered properly. That worked very well. Difficult to mediate over Twitter, but as with any customer service position - you're going to get difficult questions and customers. It comes with the territory - it's not about people being 'keyboard warriors'. Yes, face to face is always better - but that's simply not practical. It's 2019, embracing online modes of comms in this position is really important.
  2. I can only assume that they think they'll be hounded on here or face tricky questions. I don't think that's the case really, and it's actually possible to moderate questions and interactions on here unlike Twitter. If you remember the West Ham TV game a few years back, when the 'Ultras' flag was unceremoniously removed, the radio silence from the club didn't help matters. If we'd had an SLO engaging on the issue and discussing it - it probably wouldn't have escalated as it did. I'm not really sure why Mark Kelly stopped posting - I remember that also was very useful.
  3. Not really - he weirdly gets a standing ovation from some of our supporters.
  4. It makes sense for a SLO to be on here. It's a good sample of supporters of various ages and with various issues. I remember it working pretty well with Mark Kelly and Matt Parsons in the past.
  5. Remember when a few people genuinely believed Holden was some sort of bad luck omen because he joined during a period of bad form
  6. Thanks for the effort, but what is wrong with coming up with something more unique? It's either this tune, or 7 nation army, or pigbag.. over and over. And no, I can't do any better myself
  7. Didn't know that - interesting. Works for them, some of their songs are excellent and i'm always amazed how quickly they're adopted by a large % of their support. That's also true. It's a shame because in comparison to lots of clubs at this level we've got some pretty unique songs and a distinct identity. More so than many similar sized clubs in my opinion.
  8. Unless anyone else can show it being discussed elsewhere before it was posted here, it seems that this is where it originated. I don't really think it's a 'witch hunt' at all; just people referencing where the rumour came from. I don't see people giving the poster any abuse for it, just questioning the content of the rumour and those that are spreading it. It is relevant to cite JM as the source, because most posters don't have inside knowledge - something JM admits.
  9. Well, unless someone else had exactly the same idea as Mr. Musicworks and spread it - this seems to be the place it originated from. But as Johnny M said, it's just his speculation and probably best not to pick it over much more.
  10. That's exactly my point. Wasn't having a go at @Johnny Musicworks as such, just referencing him because he was the rumour starter to show that it originated from here and nowhere else.
  11. Where have they said it's 'required'? Interested to see as haven't seen it myself.
  12. Agreed with that. I think there are sections of our support who still have a League 1 mentality - because that's historically where we've operated for years. Some people still baulk at £1/2m fees as if it's 2007 and that's a huge amount of money for clubs.
  13. How do Man United get it to work? They seem to have an amazing back catalogue of unique songs for players that not only 'work' but are widely sung. Interested to know how they achieve this - that's the benchmark we should aim for in my opinion. So dull when people just sing '7 nation army' but add in X player name.
  14. I don't think anyone was saying that flares, smoke bombs or anything else are required for a good atmosphere - but I've been at some games, especially away games, where it's definitely helped though. I've also been at plenty of games without any pyro where the atmosphere has also been great. There's obviously problems with using them, as shown Saturday, but in my own experience there's been times when a flare or smokebomb has boosted the atmosphere a notch.
  15. Phileas Fogg


    I think Weimann is a player that needs others to be on his wavelength. We've had a few like that over the years.. Trundle, Hartley, Noble, Gavin Williams, Sno, JET, Kodjia.. ones that have needed players to spot their runs or have almost a telepathic understanding of what they want to do. Several of those weren't utilised to their potential. Perhaps with Weimann.. now players like Palmer, Massengo, Afobe and Nagy are in the team, will make more of his intelligence and ability.
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