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  1. Good choice! Two tough games coming up, though. Bayern at home tomorrow and then the derby at Hertha next weekend... and Hertha are used to playing in a cavernous stadium with no atmosphere!!
  2. Even if i give myself full marks for the German-connection round, a very miserable 30 points for me this week. But good fun again. So thanks very much to @TomF
  3. As the opening post says, 83.8% of fans said that refunds should be offered. Fortunately for the club, many would waive the right to take one. But it follows from the 83.8% that they still "call" for this to be offered for the benefit of those in greater financial hardship than them. If we have an agenda for looking out for fans who now find themsleves in dire finanical straits, we make no apology for that.
  4. The decision makers do have the results.
  5. We know they have been received. Jerry, who is still working, took receipt of them.
  6. As the statement indicates, the survey went out before the deferral was announced ... partly in order to give the club a steer on what fans would think if the furlough scheme was used and the players were kept on full pay. The announcement that the furlough scheme was being used and the players would continue to be paid in full, albeit with an element of it paid at a later date, was made only after the survey had been out for several days. (Defer = put off to a later time, postpone.) BTW, the club were sent the survey findings on 24th April, with an offer to work together on appropriate messaging.
  7. Like a lot of surveys, there were 5 options: Strongly agree Agree No opinion Disagree Strongly disagree
  8. Just sent by e-mail to everyone on the SC&T database (around 8,000): As you know, we recently carried out a survey on a small number of issues relating to the coranavirus crisis. I would now like to share with you the survey results. Over 2,000 Bristol City supporters took part. One of the key findings was that as a result of changed financial circumstances at least 15% would now welcome a refund of their 2020/21 season card payment. As you know, Bristol City put season cards on sale for next season some time ago, with a ‘Lose Your Seat Deadline’ of March 16th, one week prior to the March 23rd lockdown. As a result, many of us paid out substantial sums, which, for example, for a family of four in the South Stand will have totaled nearly £1,000, at a time when the financial impact of the lockdown was not understood. In our survey we asked you to respond to this statement: ‘Bristol City should offer supporters who have paid for a 20/21 season ticket and are now suffering financial hardship the option of a refund (with their seat reserved for them to buy up until 14 days before the start of the season, whenever that may be)’. 83.8% of respondents either ‘Agreed’ with it or ‘Strongly agreed’. We then asked: ‘If the Football Club were to offer a refund of your season ticket in this way, would you want to take up the offer?’ The options for the answer were framed to discourage respondents from saying yes, but while 84.5% responded ‘No, personally I’m OK so wouldn’t need this help’, 15.5% answered ‘Yes, that would be a great help given my current situation’. Commenting on this in a press release today, SC&T Vice Chair Miles Hendy said: “The impact of the lockdown has hit many businesses and individuals hard, and professional football clubs like Bristol City are amongst the most deeply impacted. As a supporters’ group we want to stand up for our club, to rally behind it and to help it bounce back. As representatives of our supporters, we also stand by those fans who, for reasons outside their control, now have severe buyer’s regret, finding that the early commitment they made for their cherished seats at Ashton Gate has unexpectedly left them hardly able to get by.” In the light of this survey response the Supporters Club & Trust has asked Bristol City to make a refund available to supporters in need. We have also asked for clarity on refunds for the season that should have just ended and where there is now no prospect of being able to watch these matches in the stadium. Bristol City have not commented. We call on them again now to please support your most loyal supporters in their time of need, like they have supported you. Elsewhere in the survey, 83.3% of respondents either ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly agreed’ that ‘Bristol City / Ashton Gate Ltd should not take advantage of the taxpayer-funded government furlough scheme whilst higher paid executives and playing staff continue to receive their full salaries’. And 72.8% of respondents either ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly agreed’ that ‘Bristol City / Ashton Gate Ltd should continue to pay all casual / match day staff for the remaining games of the current season as though the games were played as scheduled’. Subsequent to the survey Bristol City announced that they were using the furlough scheme, that staff not furloughed had accepted a temporary salary reduction and that players had deferred a percentage of their wages for three months. The survey also asked for a view on which of a list of charities the Club & Trust should support at this time and based on the responses a decision was taken to support all four. Initial donations of £500 each have thus been made (in one case spread, at the organisation's request, over 10 months) to Refresh Bedminster, Feed the Homeless Bristol, Victoria Park Baptist Church Foodbank and the Trussel Trust. Stay safe! Regards, Stu Rogers Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust
  9. The material that the supplier I spoke to suggested using is 100% recyclable, yes.
  10. indeed. But they will last well, unlike cardboard. It's the same sort of material as estate agents use for 'For Sale' boards.
  11. It's a fan initiative and they're charging 1900 cents, as 1900 was the year that the club was founded. All profits are going to charity and the cut-outs (made of 'Forex' not cardboard) will remain in place for as long as games are played behind closed doors. Thereafter the fans can have their cut-out as a souvenir, if they wish. They've currently sold nearly 10,000 and are hoping to eventually fill the ground. Personally, I actually think it's quite a cool idea. But while the talk here is of playing games on neutral grounds, it would be a non-starter for us (although I have had the concept priced up).
  12. Thanks again Tom! A tough one tonight. A miserly 26 points for me this week. Good fun, all the same!
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