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Mr Popodopolous

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  1. Reckon that's at a macro- club/general football environment level. At a micro level, ie steward on the door without a radio, I suspect they even if it is the right thing ie the situation the OP described, would be pulled up for not following procedure, going by the book etc were they to let out and in again without authorisation. May depend on the mentality of the Stand Manager/Supervisor too.
  2. Worth reiterating this point for all and especially @AshtonPark and @Leveller My ol'man seems to understand about stewarding issues so anyway, this is how it appears to be. Stewards being highly limited over the amount of discretion and common sense that they can apply means they are not empowered to make such a decision themselves. Images from anywhere in the stadium being viewed at all times means that if they go against this, it may not be ideal for them. May as well stick a chip and pin in, buy remote controls- one for each steward- and away you go! @Oh Louie louie may want to read it to, unless- and I agree somewhat with their sentiment- but unless they know better.
  3. Ah, wasn't aware of that- thought you were SLO or did that come later? Only joined this place in 2008. Anyway yeah, regardless- think the club responded better in 2004 than 2015 IMO- and you were a part of that, part of getting the message out there.
  4. Didn't see that one coming! My doubt was Mervyn Day and the foreign scouting element, overseeing it all- always thought we should've got in a foreign specialist to augment him, to build upon his good work. That said Nagy and Massengo- clearly impressive signings but hit and miss.
  5. Thanks for this- sounds like Beanhead, who is great, did strong work indeed on it. The lack of help, or public help at least since seems pretty poor really- definitely feels like night and day, between 2004 and now, Julie H and Beanhead notwithstanding. 2004 did sound dreadful- so did this. SC&T, the 10 and indeed Julie H- full marks. FSA Faircop, their Tweet was encouraging. Just a shame the club appear in the main not to have been so proactive now as set against 2004- you and Sexstone in particular.
  6. Durham finish on 197/6. A lot of rain forecast on Days 2 and 4... Clearly rain is not satisfactory but is part of the game- I'd sooner we beat Northants and get 2nd so we can hold our own against any promotion chasing side, as the bulk of seasons, 2 have gone up, but if rain here and Durham seals it I'm not complaining!
  7. Given Dave L wrote pieces on it in 2004 for Walsall 2004- believe @Dave L still on here- and Sexstone went into bat for the fans in 2004, the club response appears to have been markedly different (so far as I can see). Is a shame.
  8. Yeah, agreed. Something good to come out of it- an end to the targeting of innocents, regardless of club is what we can now hope for. Based on an FSA Faircop Tweet, WMP probably won't be doing this one again. Already posted, but worth restating. Let us hope that this sticks! Plus that the lessons of this case are absorbed by other forces.
  9. While I appreciate the rivalry and jocularity and yeah intensity of it all, think this is bigger than football rivalry tbh. Yeah we know their fans are worse but in terms of mistreatment by ELEMENTS of football police of fans and definitely seems more prevalent in certain forces- think it supersedes club rivalry. Even them.
  10. Talking of help. Does anyone know if the club offered any assistance? Reason I ask is that I seem to recall Sexstone in 2004 did just that- wrote to WMP that I found when looking back on it, for Walsall away. A certain Head of Security might have been in a slightly tricky position though, at least on paper. When I say the CLUB I don't include @JulieH in that who did an excellent, if the correct, thing. I'm talking CEO, SLO and yes, said same Head of Security as a few possible examples.
  11. There was some in general- there was a fighting fund I believe of £1,600, some of which chipped in by fans of other clubs? Agree overall though- if there had been a major fundraising by fans up and down the country- and any donation gratefully received- a full court case for this might have been feasible and set a precedent.
  12. Wow! Yeah, think they did the right thing in the circs then. WMP dragging out for so long- predictable but a disgrace, but wouldn't expect much better from them tbh- not just with football either- @Fordy62 notwithstanding obvs.
  13. Tbh Tommy, it's a pretty good outcome- WMP won't be doing this again I strongly suspect. I too would have preferred to have seen them up in court answering for this but the legal costs could be great- it's not a perfect outcome, again I would inquire as to why it wasn't at least deemed to be a possible IoPC case for example, but it's not bad! Those who did the work did a great job- it has to go down as a positive outcome surely.
  14. Play abandoned for thje day at Bristol too. 80/6 after around 29-30 overs. Up at Durham, they (Durham) 161/5 in the 58th.
  15. Good listen! It covers the facts but breaks them down quite well. Part 1 and Part 2 about Fulham- seems to cover Huddersfield 2. Part 2 about Stoke, seems to also cover Swansea and West Brom. Of those last 2, I think Stoke are surely heading for choppy FFP waters as it stands. Interesting read as well, Mike Thornton! https://www.mikethornton.xyz/why-the-efl-stadium-sale-rule-is-flawed/
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