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Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:44
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Whatever happened to the Teesside spirit - loads of lads turning up at the game and singing, shouting, swearing and generally hurling abuse at the oppositon and getting behind the team irrespective of how crrap they are/were. How times have changed, as everyone cosies up into their middle class lifestyle, where they have to have an opinion on everything and work out whether it is value for money. Surely football, is the only release in life where you shouldnt rellay question the product - football is one of lifes gambles, you are either into it or you are not and all this business about< i'm not paying this or I'm not paying that should be irrelevant if you accept that you are born into the culture. Those that are looking for excuses to bail out, and are happy to do "other things" whatever that means have never been into it as much as they say. Thay have fallen for the over-exposure, the SKY tele phenomenon and they are quietly dreaming of the peaceful life infront of the sofa, with a can in their hand, whilst the wife does them their tea.

Poor form. get out there, get on the terraces, make a nuisance of yourself and support the team and see what happens. there's too many out there quick to judge and quick to forecast the score before they have even bothered to fill up their 4x4 or packed the shopping bags at Sainsburys.

SUPPORT YOUR TEAM. Go to the games and stop acting like spoilt kids.

KingOfTheTribes Posted on 24/08/2010 14:46
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz [:D]

Andy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:46
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Bandy, i love you

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:47
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

[:P]

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 14:47
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

In the current climate, I have no problem with anyone having the right to work out whether it presents value for money for them.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:49
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"In the current climate"

There's the first excuse straight away!

proudas Posted on 24/08/2010 14:50
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Try hurling abuse,making a nuisance of yourself,shouting hurling abuse at the opposition,see how long you last before your thrown out and banned, you cant fart in the ground now before some stewards onto you.
Thats why a few people stay away you cant have laugh anymore.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 14:51
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How are young lads in the age bracket of 15 - 25 to be expected to pay the outlandish ticket prices that the club dole out. Football isn't a way of life for young lads in the Boro anymore, not like it used to be. I know scores of lads in that age bracket who support the Boro, but don't ever go to home games, just the odd away one when a trip gets sorted. These are the type of lads who would make a modern day Holgate...

Andy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:51
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I know of a few people that have put season cards/match day tickets onto a credit card, and pay it off monthly. Is this good support or just plain stupid?

KingOfTheTribes Posted on 24/08/2010 14:51
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

"In the current climate"

It is pretty cold at the games now... [:D]

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 14:51
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How's it an excuse you doyle??

Some people genuinely can't afford to go trhough their own circumstances.

What are you gonna do? Slag people off for not being able to afford it?

If some people genuinely feel their money is best spent elsewhere i.e. on their family or whatever they want, who are you to judge them? They earn their cash, they spend it how they want.




MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 14:53
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bandy, did you not state last week that you had half a mind not to bother going to last sundays game ?

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:54
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I cant afford it but still go. I even moved seats this season way out of my financial comfort zone. If people really want to go then they will seek methods of payment and try to claw the money back by making sacrifices. Some of you lot that whinge about not being able to afford it wont think twice about buying a ten pound parmo or spending twenny quid in a taxi to tall trees or some god forsaken sh it hole at 3 in the morning

Andy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:54
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Faslane red, i know where your comming from but take a look at Red Faction, surely thats the new breed of holgate comming up?

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 14:54
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The thing is though, the majority of people who did turn up no matter what, still do. The massive drop in attendances is just a result of all the mid-90's johnny-come-lately's suddenly realising boro don't sign international superstars from Brazil every season.


Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:55
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Marlon, I said there are a thousand reasons why I shouldnt go, a bit like there was all them yrs ago in the Holgate but I still went cos I forced myself to have no alternative - you just go, it's as simple as that

Andy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:56
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gravyboat [^]

London_Boro Posted on 24/08/2010 14:56
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I'm a mid 90's Johnny-come-lately.

[^]

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 14:57
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

You're sounding like a nob head, Bandy.

Many people genuinely can't afford it. The lad I DID go with didn't bother this year on the grounds that he has now got 2 little kids and his job isn't safe. He needs the 500 for his family.

That's his perogative and doesn't render him a tart for not going.

Like it or not, some people genuinely can't afford it and even if they can, they can spend their money how they wish, be it on a ticket to Boro, a parmo, or their kids.

Some people will continune to go regardless of the football or anything else. I am one of them. However, I don't knock people who spend their money in the way they want/have to.


Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 14:59
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"now got 2 little kids and his job isn't safe. He needs the 500 for his family"

SNAP!

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 15:00
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

SNAP!


So fcuk?? Maybe you have more cash than he does.

Are you looking for admiration?

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 15:00
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London_boro,

Are you a boro fans wife whos now stopped going after 2 seasons 'cos its boring'?

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:01
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Following up from my earlier post:
I also think it's because there are better things for young lads to do these days. Watch the videos that follow on from Deadmau5 on bank holiday sunday in Tall Trees for example. I reckon young lads would rather go and rave their tits off and actually have a good time rather than waste money on going to the Riverside to be told by a jobsworth steward to 'sit down.'
Lads would rather go and have a bloody riot in a nightclub than clap like seals to pig bag

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:01
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NO! I am merely pointing out that your mate shouldnt be subject to a sob story. Just speaking my mind. No harm done. lets have it all out in the open![;)]

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 24/08/2010 15:01
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Stop digging Bandy [V]

Buddy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:01
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Leaving it a bit late Bandy. I'd be on the motorway by now if I were you.

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 15:03
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[:D]

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 15:03
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

He didn't give a sob story at all.

He just said he had 2 kids now and couldn't afford to keep going as he needed the money for his family and his job wasn't safe.

What part of that do you not think is fair enough?

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:03
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He's posting from the Market Porter on his i-pad.

DigardsEggHead Posted on 24/08/2010 15:03
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Putting a game of football before your family bandy?

Sinking to a new low there, and you certainly cant afford that, any lower and you'll be hired for snow white

itsthere Posted on 24/08/2010 15:04
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If the tickets were 15, you could stand and you were allowed beer in the stands it would add plenty on the gate.


MoggasDog Posted on 24/08/2010 15:04
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yes, they are showing their true colours by trying to to divert any blame from the club to other fans for not spending money they havent got at the match.

fuc.king raras

offthemap Posted on 24/08/2010 15:05
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i wouldnt bother arguing with him turnballs. I known someone who used to work with him years agoa and he said everyone thought he was a gobXXXXXXe know it all who always has to be right and it doesnt look like he's changed

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:05
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"Putting a game of football before your family bandy"

of course I am that stupid.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:06
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and the place of employment was.....

London_Boro Posted on 24/08/2010 15:07
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

No. Didn't really pay much attention to football when I was a kid, but really enjoyed Euro 96 as that was on during my first year at Uni, had some great fun in the bar and halls, saw some brilliant matches and generally had a great time.

It really got me into football so wanted to see more, there was only one team for me to support after that and it was Middlesbrough. I was born there and am very proud of that.

I don't get to as many matches as I'd like to maybe only 5 to 10 a season but support them 100% .

So yes, I'm a mid 90's Johnny-come-lately. Is that such a bad thing?

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:07
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toysRus

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 15:07
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I known someone who used to work with him years ago

[:D]

Unlikely. Highly, highly unlikely.

MawTheMerrier Posted on 24/08/2010 15:09
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Try hurling abuse,making a nuisance of yourself,shouting hurling abuse at the opposition,see how long you last before your thrown out and banned, you cant fart in the ground now before some stewards onto you.
Thats why a few people stay away you cant have laugh anymore.
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Proudas [^] spot on

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 15:09
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Also, the reality is going to the football isn't the same craic as it used to be. It's been sanitised and priced to a level whereby young lads have got better things to do.

Why would young lads with limited disposable income want to spunk 20 odd quid for the privilege of being threatened with rejection by little Hitlers at the first sight they might be enjoying themselves?


alveshasjustleftthebuilding Posted on 24/08/2010 15:10
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never heard anybody moaning they were skint in 1997 when the ground was full every week.
same government as now and higher unemployment.
i know people genuinely can`t afford to go but supporting BORO is our birth right,lot of people are forgetting 1986 and all that.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:10
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very unlikely indeed.

TurnbullsCans Posted on 24/08/2010 15:11
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Indeed [^]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:11
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I'm sorry but this "fear of stewards" is utter horse sh ite.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:12
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Marlon, if you keep changing your tune like you do you'll be able to relase a compliation album[^][smi]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 24/08/2010 15:13
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'Football isn't a way of life for young lads in the Boro anymore'

And that spells bad news for the future.

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:15
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bandy I'll see what tune I'll be playing after the Barnsley game.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:15
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I seriously believe that the future is going to be very bleak crowd wise. As the older ones move on there's going to be nobody to replace them

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:16
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If we are all honest with ourselves, NONE of us can afford to watch football nowadays - if you can - well done - you have more money than sense, however, it's the sacrifices that people make to ensure they continue to support the team. A season ticket works out at value for money for the amount of games you are getting, eventho the quality of football is dross, but come on, thats football isnt it? Who expects scintillating football on a silver platter?

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:17
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See you at QPR Marlon, cant afford Barnsley and away games have never been my priority.

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:19
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Part time supporter, full time sh1t stirrer.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:19
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Nobody expects brilliant football. It's just the match day experience is gash, and there are better things for young lads to spunk their notes on

Fearless_Fish Posted on 24/08/2010 15:19
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But Bandy, surely no-one can afford to go to Barnsley, but it's the sacrifices you make :)

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:20
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what better things is there for young lads to spunk their money on than the match?

jimbob1981 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:20
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I was given my first season ticket as a birthday present in 1989 (8 yrs old), then had one every year up untill the beginning of the 2005/6 season. So i've seen my share of rough times I suppose (for my age).

I haven't had one now for the last 4 seasons. The first 2 seasons I missed were due to reasons beyond my control. Then after that it was my choice not to renew. Nothing to do with money / circumstances etc...

I enjoy picking and choosing my games now to be honest. I don't think I would ever go back to having a season ticket.

But I do bow down to you Bandy and your "uberfan" status, in fact your my hero [:X]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:21
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yeah, but what happens when you run out of sacrifices? A season ticket is a massive sacrifice nowadays. I cant stretch it much further than that to be honest. Some people can but they choose not to but still bleat on about being Boro fans and insist on moaning but never bother going!

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:22
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Going clubbing is the biggest one. Like i said, i know scores of lads who support Boro, but would rather go bananas in a nightclub rather than sit and rot in the Riverside. Away games are a tad different, but even then it only tends to be the odd one or two a season for most people i know

borobadge Posted on 24/08/2010 15:22
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CAN SOME OF US OLD-TIMERS SPUNK SOME O' THIS MONEY..[LOVE][smi]

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:22
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fact is if we were banging in the goals and winning 3-0 regularly, playing good football then they suddenly find the money. i bet if we reach the play off final they find the money for a weekend on the beer in london and a 50+ ticket.

they prefer to spend the money on other stuff like booze cos strachan's style of football is poor

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:24
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"'Football isn't a way of life for young lads in the Boro anymore'

And that spells bad news for the future."

And when you do get a group of young lads who put their all into supporting the Boro (see RF), they get pelters from all sides, the club via the stewarding and people on messageboards telling them what they're doing wrong etc...

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 15:25
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Who mentioned fear? I imagine you sit nice and quiet at the riverside in case you squash your half-time sandwiches.

Try doing the things you listed on your op these days and you'll have the hi-viz brigade bothering you in seconds. It happens in all parts of the ground that attempt to make an atmosphere.

It's not a sport that automatically attracts working class kids anymore because of the cost. I actually agree that people would find the money if we were doing better, but its not just a few quid anymore so people have to make considerations.

DigardsEggHead Posted on 24/08/2010 15:25
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I bet bandy sits there with his blanket over his knees with a flask telling people to sit down

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:26
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I think the red faction are just about old enough to handle issues themselves now. Thank god they are trying to inject life into the ground cos no other bugger is, including the so called "new Holgate end"

Brownlee will never live that one down.

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:26
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Bandy stands all match but that is so he can see over the kids sitting in the row in front to be fair.

DigardsEggHead Posted on 24/08/2010 15:27
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[:D]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:27
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"I bet bandy sits there with his blanket over his knees with a flask telling people to sit down"

Ahh, the beauty of the internet. You can tell so much about a person. I bet you've squandered loads at the bookies

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:28
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sas - I beg to differ. The vast majority of people i know sacked it off a long time ago, and tend never to venture anywhere near the Riverside. Away games offer a good day out and a laugh with all the lads together. The Riverside just doesn't do that. The last time we went as a group to the Riverside 20 of us SAT in the North Stand against Man Utd, quite a few years back. The majority left at half time and went to watch it in the Navigation. This was due to the fact that the atmosphere was shocking, with people whining at us to 'sit down,' every five minutes, and were complaining about language. This is supposed to be our new Holgate End. I've never been back since

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:29
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Like it or loathe it, it's a XXXXXX good debate and all the other threads arent getting a sniff. Even marlon is getting all excited

lambsbrothersmatesnephew Posted on 24/08/2010 15:32
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I cant afford it but still go. I even moved seats this season way out of my financial comfort zone. If people really want to go then they will seek methods of payment and try to claw the money back by making sacrifices. Some of you lot that whinge about not being able to afford it wont think twice about buying a ten pound parmo or spending twenny quid in a taxi to tall trees or some god forsaken sh it hole at 3 in the morning


Bandy - classic post. Agree with every bit of it, and made me laugh [^]

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:33
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"Away games offer a good day out and a laugh with all the lads together"

sounds like you just watch the boro because its an excuse to go out on the beer all day with your mates. back at ayresome football came first no matter how poor we were. we didnt even sell booze at ayresome park. these days peopel whinge because they have to queue for ahalf time pint

SmogOnTheTrent Posted on 24/08/2010 15:33
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Another superfan who started going to games when it was twopence halfpenny to get in or free if you could get a "squeeze".

Who the f*ck do you think you are questioning other peoples choices?

Were you entertained on Sunday? Do you think that was worth 30?

Or did you just start this thread to get attention on an internet message board because your life is so empty otherwise?

Eitherway it was a very f*cking stupid post.

DigardsEggHead Posted on 24/08/2010 15:33
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"Ahh, the beauty of the internet. You can tell so much about a person. I bet you've squandered loads at the bookies"

Whats the bookies got to do with you coming across a tit?

And not really, i rarely place any bets

ThePrisoner Posted on 24/08/2010 15:36
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"I was given my first season ticket as a birthday present in 1989 (8 yrs old), then had one every year up untill the beginning of the 2005/6 season. So i've seen my share of rough times I suppose (for my age)."

So to summarise, you free-loaded for over a decade, saw the liks of Juninho and a Cup win for free then when you had to pay your own way you sacked the team off?

Fcuk me. With fans like this ...[|)]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:36
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Smog on trent - I have a season ticket so the price for sunday was significantly lower than 30 and the experience was probably not worth it - infact it was dross - but I'll be there at the next home game hoping it wont be. Try not to be so abusive or make assumptions, it makes you looks simple

jam69 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:37
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its awful value,when i started going in the 70s it was the same price as the pics if not cheaper.now the pics is 7 at most and the match 23 upwards.the football is dreadful,the place is like a morgue.still go but not as much with less to enjoy.
need to stop paying silly money in wages and get the price down to 10-12 a game as the people who made the atmosphere in the past cant/wont pay it week in week out

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:37
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Prisoner, thats is class! You've made me laugh[^][:D]

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 15:38
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Sas, it was 4 quid to stand on the holgate, so if it was shyte it didn't matter.

And yeah, there were no boozers at all open in town anywhere on a Saturday. It was 'all about the football'.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:38
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Sas - I wont deny that going away is all about having a good day out on the beer with your mates, having a craic on the bus/train all the way to wherever you're going. The match comes and you let off some steam and cheer the lads on for 90 minutes.
The Riverside is just a morgue, absolutely soulless. The matchday experience at Ayresome was far better. If the Holgate was still around i could guarantee that you'd have hordes of working class lads packing it out now. As it is though, the younger lads who would make a real difference are alienated and you're left with a pack of ponces called the Red Faction making a silly attempt to drum up support.

jimbob1981 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:40
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Prisoner [:D]
Up untill I was 16 selling lemonade outside my house just wasn't covering the costs of the tickets so i did have some outside help paying for it.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:40
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we have the north stand, an currently vacant area behind the goal where people can attend and sing shout fart and scream. Whats the problem?

boro74 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:42
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I was in this 15 to 25 age group back in the seventies. The main things that have changed since then are that you can't stand at the match and meet up with your mates inside the ground. And that the matches are on at different times on different days.

Human beings are creatures of habit. It used to be 3 o'clock every Saturday. It was part of your routine. Friday night Top Deck. Saturday afternoon the match. Saturday night town centre and Inn Cognitto etc.. Every other week. Some Saturdays we'd go to the away games. The worst Saturday of the year was if we got knocked out in the third round of the cup and did't have a game on 4th round day.

I can imagine if I was in that age bracket now, then I might have got into a habit of going down the pub and watching the games there. There certainly is no longer that feeling that Saturday afternoon is matchday. The question nowadays is not who are the Boro playing this weekend, it's when are the Boro playing this weekend.

whistler Posted on 24/08/2010 15:43
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Just reading the posts on this just shows how fractured the support for the club is.
We've lost nearly 20k supporters since TLF days. Maybe they still follow the team from the pub or armchair for whatever reason. During that period we had the best times for MFC, Wembley/Cardiff/Eindhoven but we were still losing support then!

MFC does not, and never really has, actively encouraged a togetherness with their supporters and fans. I believe the location of the stadium was the first step towards the point we now find ourselves in. Most people have so far to walk from their watering hole that by the time you get there the buzz has worn off. (might have been different if the wastelands had been developed as promised). The away days are better because fans are thrown together, stick together and fight for the cause, the few against the many.

I applaud the original poster and understand where they are coming from. I look at Norwich and Derby and wonder what they have done to fill their grounds. I renewed my tickets and it has been very depressing so far but it's early days. The end of October will indicate to me where we will end up.

C'mon Boro !!!! If you can get there then go! YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU NOW

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:44
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Read my earlier post about the Man Utd match. No thanks. Matchday at the Riverside is an absolute chor, and nobody can be bothered with it anymore. It's unfortunate, but it is how it is [|)]

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:46
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Boro74 - Bang on [^]

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:47
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"The Riverside is just a morgue, absolutely soulless. The matchday experience at Ayresome was far better. "


but if all these stay away part timers when it would be a good atmopshere. i dont get this match day expereince thing, it was opretty dire at ayresome park and its only last 2 years that people have been using the phrase "match day experience" is it something you can go buy from an american supermarket?

jam69 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:47
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boro74 makes some good points

Harry_x Posted on 24/08/2010 15:52
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The problem is this country has along the way lost the plot. Everything is about money, first and foremost and sod the consequences. If the fat cats in the city could outsource every desk job in the country overseas they would do it without a thought if it meant their share prices went up.

Sadly football has slowly been dragged onto this supposed money gravy train and now everything that can be is sponsored end every last pound is being squeezed out of the customers. Fans have favourite teams, clubs no longer have fans they have customers.

One of the main problems at the Boro is that they also have gone down this route. The main match day consideration is not make the fans matchday experience fun, welcoming or enjoyable , it's now just about the money. Can't have anyone standing up, someone might see and we might get fined, can't have that. A sterile ground and sanitised matchday experience is not what made me fall in love with the game years ago. This has got to be turning people away.

Once again it's easy to point out how the Germans seem to have got it right. Cheap tickets that include travel in the home teams town/city and limiting the season tickets. Watching the Dortmund / Schalke game on Sunday, the commentator said even though the games pretty much sell out, they hold back a few thousand tickets for general sale on the day, so that anyone can travel from anywhere in Germany / Europe can get a chance to experience the game.

This is how it should be. Treat your fans like fans. Football over here is no longer a game it's just another business where the bottom line is the only thing that counts.

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:52
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Away days are much better.

Mainly because you have more drinking time [^]

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:52
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It's not stay away part timers, a whole generation of young lads have been pushed out by the club. They wanted a middle class family atmospehere, and that's what they've got. Let them have it i say. At least if we were still at Ayresome lads would be able to all get together on the Holgate and have a bounce about together and have a bit of a laugh. Nobody can do that at the Riverside. You can say 'there's a whole empty North Stand' behind the goal that we could do whatever in, but who's going to do that now? It's too far gone now, the club have lost too many people, and i don't think there's a great deal you could do to bring them back. Football is on it's @rse

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:53
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so to sum up so far, if you can afford to go and you want to support then boro then go and dont give it the old value for money bullXXXXXX. If you cant afford to go, dont go, simple as that. You wont be vilified for it.

whistler Posted on 24/08/2010 15:54
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

A lot of good constructive points raised as to the cause of "the dilema" but surely it's the same for other teams too? Are we unique? I get the feeling some think we are.

Maybe we need a real survey as to the gripes of being associated with MFC and why the crowd has collapsed.

The Mackems had 10k empty seats for their game V Brum and they spent a fortune!
I think SKY has a lot to answer for!

peterkay Posted on 24/08/2010 15:54
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

and some of you have the cheek to call me plastic[V] get your tickets bought for burnley[^]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:55
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

The alarming stats are that XXXXXX poorly supported teams in previosu times far outstrip anything we can muster thesedays so really we ahve the biggest bunch of fair weather fans in the country and the ones that are at the games cant be arsed to generate an atmosphere.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 15:56
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

leeds 25k

Derby 25k

Norwich 25k

Come on!! there's something fundamentally wrong with our fanbase

Humpty Posted on 24/08/2010 15:56
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I have:
a house
two kids
work at KFC
credit card debts
huge house hold bills

and i still go to the match [^]

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 15:58
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

We're a working class town. Would you say that the Riverside has a working class atmosphere? No chance. It's all geared up for the pop and crisp brigade. I hate the place [V]

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 15:58
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

people always bang on about tickets in germany as if all their tickets are cheap. they have a lot of tickets that are quiet expensive which a club like boro couldnt charge.

things is boro tickets havent gone up in a few seasons and hardly anything in about 5-6 seasons but it the cost of football wasnt an issue then cos we were playing good football. in real terms the price has fallen because it hasnt even gone up by inflation

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 15:59
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Funny, talking to a Jawdee at work today about falling attendances after they had a gate below their average for last season, for their 1st game back in the top flight.

Seems apathy is not just prevelant amongst Boro fans.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:00
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

do people still moan that the price of breead is over 20p in the Boro and hark back to the days when you could pick one up for threpence in liptons?

Inflation happens.....

Particle Posted on 24/08/2010 16:00
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

How many complaining about the price of the match fork out for a sky subscription every month? That is the root cause of everything wrong with football.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:01
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

marlon, give your head a shake man, they got 43 XXXXXX thousand gadge. We wouldnt get that over 3 games!

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 16:01
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Also haven't Man Utd been advertising season tickets for the first time in donkeys years ?

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:02
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

yes, but they have a waiting list of 100k

ThePrisoner Posted on 24/08/2010 16:03
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

"leeds 25k

Derby 25k

Norwich 25k

Come on!! there's something fundamentally wrong with our fanbase"

Derby and Leeds are big cities with no other team in them. Norwich is just one big family day out[^]

Sky is a big factor. Lazy couch potatoes swallow the hype and would rather pretend they have some connection to M*n U, Ar**nal and the rest than support their own town team.

Plus the sanitisation of the game and the stadia has gone way too far. I even think twice before swearing these days.[|)]

jam69 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:04
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

bandy your missing the point,all prices go up,football has shot up to silly prices,if people didnt pay them the cost would come down

MarlonD Posted on 24/08/2010 16:04
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I know how many they got bandy but only a couple of seasons ago they were filling it every home game.

The game as a whole is knackered at present and is on a slow downward trend towards crowds like Serie A imo.


Smogariffic_MFC Posted on 24/08/2010 16:05
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I wont lie, i didnt renew my season ticket purely and simply because of the fact that im nor forking out over 400 to sit and watch something that doesnt entertain me anymore. Im 19 years old and what i earn depends on what nights i work a week so im not always on a set weekly/monthly income. I can easily lose my shifts should the nightclub chose to take another security company on.

At the end of the day, i use my money i earn to pay my bills, pay lodge and put clothes on my back. I dont care what anyone says, my own well beeing comes before a football team. I work for the wages so i'll chose what to spend it on.

I do miss going to the games even though im not missing anythign in terms of entertainment! The onyl thing i really miss is having a pint before kick off with the lads id sit next too when i had my season ticket and the crack we would all have together.

Im pretty sure Wigan were doing tickets for 5 for premierleague fixtures? Why are we having to pay 30 to watch a team that struggles against Championship sides?

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 16:07
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I don't think cost even comes into it sometimes. I'll stick my neck out and say that you couldn't give me a free ticket to go to the Riverside. It's just not my idea of a good time, being stuck in a cold plastic lego stadium being told to sit down by Rupert and Camilla because i'm spoiling their view and generally tainting their quaint afternoon out with my horrendous language. Carry on and they'll grass you up to the stewards, and if they can't get you out then robocop will. Cheers soony, but we don't want your type here. A nice polite ripple of applause and maybe a little du du du du to pig bag if we ever actually score is the correct way. Cheers MFC, but you can stick that right up your @rse

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:12
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

"Why are we having to pay 30 to watch a team that struggles against Championship sides?"

you dont you can pay 21. atleast get the prices correct. cheapest adult ticket for wigan V sunderland is 20 and that a category C game too. there was only 14,400 fans for their home game against chelsea which might be lower than our attendance against sheff utd

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:13
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

also if "rupert and camilla" tell you to sit down you can always move to another seat cos there's plenty of them. Bullschitt excuse

jam69 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:14
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

its 23,unless you buy a card so at least get the prices right

ste_north_stand Posted on 24/08/2010 16:14
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I said this on another thread the other day.....i find it staggering that people come on here and tell me and others how to spend our time and money. Your ignorance defies belief. I am 28 and have got myself into a shedload of debt buying season tickets and following Boro all over the country and Europe since i started working. I've often never really had the spare cash to do so, so alot of this expenditure has gone on credit cards. I'm now not as stupid with money as i was when i was younger and am trying to pull myself out of debt rather than get myself into more, one of the sacrifices i have made is to sack off that ST because sitting in that souless stadium watching passionless dross whilst funding David Wheater's next Ferrari is not top of my agenda anymore. I will get to away games as and when i can afford them and go to the home games i fancy going to and if i bag a better paid job at some point and have the cash spare then i will get a season ticket again, simple as that really.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

three yrs ago when we appointed Southgate, if someone had of said you will pay 23 for a Boro match and Gordon Strachan would be our manager and Kris Boyd would be upfront now then I'd guess 9 out of ten people would gladly have accepted that. Now we have that, STILL people look for reasons not to go

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 16:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I'm not making excuses. It's too far gone now to get young lads to go back. What if i did go to the next game? Would i just sit in amongst loads of red seats with half a dozen of my mates swearing to my hearts content. Yeah, sounds great, i'm sold... [?]

grantus Posted on 24/08/2010 16:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Blaming the missing supporters for the state of football.

Try blaming the football industry, the authorities, the clubs, the marketeers for the empty seats and the awful matchday experience, not the fans. You'll be closer to the target.

MawTheMerrier Posted on 24/08/2010 16:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

sounds like you just watch the boro because its an excuse to go out on the beer all day with your mates
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of course! its all part of it. its what you dont seem to understand sas. you dont accept that fans are p1ssd off and insist its cos theyve lost interest. part of it is that you cant have a laugh and enjoy it anymore. policed to death it is.

oooooo Posted on 24/08/2010 16:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I just don't get any pleasure from it Bandy. Maybe I've changed, maybe it has changed but I can't be bothered working out why, I've wasted enough time and energy on them over the years already.

Space_Face Posted on 24/08/2010 16:20
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

It takes a special kind of arrogant to55er to preach to people how they should spend their money.

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:21
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

maybe we need to get rid of strachan and bring someone like mogga in who likes to play good football. might not be a popular getting rid of strachan but he seems to be doing his best to lower the attendances

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:22
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

space face: thats why financial advisors exist and they take your money from you. I am not one of them. Get your facts straight and accept it's a bit of a gee-up to those that simply cant be arsed

Smogariffic_MFC Posted on 24/08/2010 16:23
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

No you dim XXXXXXs, its General Adult Prices 23-30. Not JUST 23, And it all depends on where your sitting in the ground.

I couldnt give a flying XXXXXX if it was 18. I CHOOSE what to spend my wages on, NOT YOU so dont bother sitting there behind your keyboard telling me what i should spend my hard earned cash on.

I cant blame most young lads wanting to go out on a weekend with their mates instead, Working in nightclubs myself i can see why. Theres actually a ATMOSPHERE and more entertainment.

Nice one, you choose to spend your money on going to the matches to watch something provides little entertainment. Well done, do you want a XXXXXXing medal because you attend Boro matches?

The fact i brought up the prices was to show why fans are being driven away when the club wont do good offers to bring them back, 5-10 for a premierleague fixture compared to 23-30 for a champtionship fixture? Hmmmm!

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 16:23
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

A few years back i read a book by Colin Ward called "All Quiet on the Hooligan Front." Have a read of that, it's a good read, and he gets it pretty spot on about the state of football.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 16:24
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Smogariffic [^]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:25
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Its amazing how many on here who are letting off steam moan about the Boro but we find them all on a Boro messageboard? Make your minds up, are you fans or not?

ste_north_stand Posted on 24/08/2010 16:26
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Bandy, nobody said you are taking our money, more that you are telling us how to spend it. The former would make you a shyster, the latter just makes you very, very arrogant indeed.

jimbob1981 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:35
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Bandy how do you define a "fan"? and I don't want the dictionary definition.
What is your definition?

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 16:37
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

It's my opinion, I am not saying this is how you should spend your money! There's a difference. I dont mix my words tho so if I have offended people then I still dont apologise, you sensitive types. Why are people from the Boro turning all queer all of a sudden? You cant say fuk all thesedays without cry babies having a moan

UAUA Posted on 24/08/2010 16:41
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Doesnt sound like they are crying like babies. They're just saying that you are going on like a pompous tw@t.

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 24/08/2010 16:43
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Bandy - To be fair you are the one crying like a big puff about other people on this thread.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 16:44
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Something i find funny, is that there are loads of lads i know who have tattoos of the Boro badge. They've marked themselves for life, some of them even recently, yet they don't want to go to the Riverside. Strange ey

The_263 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:44
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

"Our fans are really showing their true colours now"

What is it about this board that brings out all these supercilious tossers who think they have the power to preach to us on how we should spend our hard earned money. People thinking that our fans are a unique breed in terms of their high degree of fickleness, is absolutely fcuking boll ocks. Outside the big internationally attractive teams in the PL everyone is in the same playing field. The greedy selfish insular industry needs to take a look hard look at itself. The bubble is imploding and the traditional attendees of lesser clubs are turning their backs on football due to the high cost and poor entertainment value obtained from it. The World Cup and the actions from our prima donnas didn't help either. I am sick of hearing about the latest foreign signings earning x zillions, what Steve Claridge thinks, Linekar's smug smirk, Hansen's lazy comments and Lawrence's jokes, - its' all banal sh-ite. People within the industry, including those feeding off its gravy train, earn far too much money and what's worse, they have nothing but contempt for the honest caring spectator who might have an opinion. For a person who has been brought up on a diet of football, on the grass and on the terraces I hope the day of implosion arrives sooner than later. MFC has been affected more by the cancer that is rife in modern football as well as economic downturn on Teesside - although relegation, poor players, false promises and Lamb's dodgy PR are factors affecting the attendances at MFC, it is far from the complete picture.

KingOfTheTribes Posted on 24/08/2010 16:50
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

"Its amazing how many on here who are letting off steam moan about the Boro but we find them all on a Boro messageboard? Make your minds up, are you fans or not?"

I didn't know you weren't a fan if you didn't go to the games... [sad]

So we now only have 13,909 fans after Sunday? [xx(]

r00fie Posted on 24/08/2010 16:52
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Nah, its only hardcore that go away.............so its down to about 880 that went to Leicester[8)][sad]

jimbob1981 Posted on 24/08/2010 16:53
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I can't be a fan if thats the case KOTT.

Bandy pretty please can I be a fan again after saturday if I post you my ticket stub and a photo of me in my seat as proof of attendance [rle]

KingOfTheTribes Posted on 24/08/2010 16:53
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

We have more than Sheff Utd then, they only have 724 fans... [:D]

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2010 16:55
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Bandy is still yet to realise that football is no longer a game for lads to have an excuse to let off steam after a hard weeks graft.

It is now a money making machine, ran by multi-millionaires,played by multi-millionaires, squeezing every last penny out of clueless fans who turn up week in, week out, out of some sort of outdated loyalty.

You think the boro players give a fcuk about you ,or any other fan? They're just professional sportsmen, turning up to 'do' their job every week, like any other profession.

Those who still turn up these days 'no matter what' are mugs. They're taking the pi55 out of you.


FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 16:57
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Spot on Gravy [^]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 24/08/2010 16:57
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

'do people still moan that the price of breead is over 20p in the Boro and hark back to the days when you could pick one up for threpence in liptons?

Inflation happens.....'

Check the rates of inflation then come back and argue that one again.

Used to be 4 pints or the match. Now it's ten pints or the match.

Makes the choice easier I suppose.

UAUA Posted on 24/08/2010 17:04
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

The beer must have tasted really good in 85 and 93 then.

MawTheMerrier Posted on 24/08/2010 17:13
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Price in Germany is very cheap and the stadiums are full. They have standing areas. They can drink beer while they watch the match. Ticket price includes free transport to the ground. Says it all.

What do we get? Me Mark Page [:(!]


borobadge Posted on 24/08/2010 17:15
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

[:D]


Link: sooner or later.....

grantus Posted on 24/08/2010 17:15
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Gravy - you are right, completely.

It's good to see that this opinion is growing, although it has been like this for years.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 24/08/2010 17:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

'The beer must have tasted really good in 85 and 93 then.'

You can always find a decent pint in Teesside. It's the football that varies in quality.

sasboro1 Posted on 24/08/2010 17:18
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

even when it was just equivalent to 4 pints to get in the game we got crowds of 7000-13,000 plenty of times

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 17:31
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Nobody is crying on my side. I am merely pointing out what I think - if that upsets people, then fine. I'm not really a tossa despite what people think and I do understand that we as fans are being hung out to dry but you cant change current trends.

jam69 Posted on 24/08/2010 17:33
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

you can if everyone stops going across the country

joebonano Posted on 24/08/2010 17:34
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

One of the big problems is that the football is no longer a place where a group of local lads can bounce up and down behave in a boisterous manner shout and swear at a reasonable cost.
Thats what is finishing the atmosphere off not just at Boro.Its what got me hooked as a teenager as much as the game itself.I watched some Eurorpean games last week and the contrast in atmosphere at European grounds with the sanitised shyte we have here is astounding.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 17:35
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

yes but they arent and they never will unless football ceases to exist. We seem to be the fans that protest more than others. Why are we unique? is it a teesside trait to moan more than others? Everywhere across the country this is happening - fans are being priced out but we seem to be the ones that have to get in first with the sob stories.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 24/08/2010 17:36
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

People aren't going to go when it's shyte, that's expecting everybody to be as barmy as the rose tints. The problem with having live televised games is that those that may be tempted will have been put off by another dour performance.

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 17:40
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Hopefully come the end of the season we can look back at this thread as something positive when we have crowds of 22-23k and a decent atmosphere again and we are 10 points clear. I hope so anyway. I still predict a good season and maybe, just maybe fans might start flocking back and nobody will bat an eyelid about paying top whack

jam69 Posted on 24/08/2010 17:41
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

because this is one of the poorest parts of england.mfc has a small catchment area,its happening at newcastle where their crowd was 9000 down on the crowds they got in the top flight despite winning promotion.stoke dont sell out anymore,birminghams crowd was well down on the last few years despite their best season for 40 years

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 24/08/2010 17:43
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Me too Bandy.

Love to see us back up there. We'd be on telly more often over here.

plazmuh Posted on 24/08/2010 17:46
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I WILL NOT SUPPORT A SCOTTISH TEAM NEVER.
I WILL NOT SUPPORT A SCOTTISH TEAM NEVER.
I WILL NOT SUPPORT A SCOTTISH TEAM NEVER.
I WILL NOT SUPPORT A SCOTTISH TEAM NEVER.
I WILL NOT SUPPORT A SCOTTISH TEAM NEVER.
I WILL NOT SUPPORT A SCOTTISH TEAM NEVER.
So BANDY you can go fooook yourself and shame
on you for trying to guilt the others to go.
How dare you tell people how to spend their hard earned
HANG YOUR HEAD FELLA

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 17:47
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

plazmuh - I think you've had too much Irn Bru mate[ref]

plazmuh Posted on 24/08/2010 17:51
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Are you now forcing me to drink that godauwful
scottish beverage.
[:D][:D][^]

Bandy Posted on 24/08/2010 17:54
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

YES!! We have to!! Gordon sez so. I promise to send you a bottle a week if you attend all the home games and stop calling me nasty names

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 24/08/2010 18:12
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

I've been to both home games this season. Paid for the first and got my second one free. All these people talking about how they'd basically pay any price to support their team are talking XXXXXX. Apart from the corner where the Red Faction are housed there simply isn't any supporting going on whatsoever.

I love the way how people are having a go at people who prefer away games so they can have a go at them for preferring a day on the bevvie to actually supporting the team.

I don't know what decade these people started supporting in? But for me, supporting the team, having a bevvie, having a good crack with the lads, being united against the common enemy (whoever that may be) have all been intrinsically linked with supporting the team since I started going in the late 80s / early 90s.

The reason to actually pay for a ticket to be in the ground is to be part of the atmosphere of the stadium. There no longer is an atmosphere inside stadiums in this country.

If you stuck a terraced area behind the North Stand goal and charged people 10 to go in there it'd be full every week.

plazmuh Posted on 24/08/2010 18:14
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

BANDY your weird fella
I see no namecalling in my posts
Regards
Pazmuh
[:D][:D][^]

swindonred Posted on 24/08/2010 18:16
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Footballs over priced itself with wages and ticket prices follow that inflation, which most can't afford year on year.

When are were a lad, i used to do a paper round for 4 quid a week. Holgate was 1.80 to get in and that covered me for 2 games in a week. That was all i used to think about.

The thread the other day about the riverside car park summed it up, wheater in a ferrari. Slaven, Pears, Mogga etc although well paid had nowhere near enough dosh to go that far.

I think the stadium is way to big for us now, 14k for ayresome used to be a decent crowd and had good atmosphere. Now its a morgue.

standards Posted on 24/08/2010 18:18
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

even the fans who never went to Boro games for years but made 2 or 3 Euro away games, great stuff, its one big Red Army. 16000 missing Boro are better than 60000 paying Chelsea, always will be.

standards Posted on 24/08/2010 18:20
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

even the fans who never went to Boro games for years but made 2 or 3 Euro away games, great stuff, its one big Red Army. 16000 missing Boro are better than 60000 paying Chelsea, always will be.

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 24/08/2010 18:26
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Chris_From_Pitchside [^]

scuzzmonster Posted on 24/08/2010 18:33
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Read and learn, youngsters. A masterclass from a master angler. Bandy is back [^]

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 24/08/2010 18:35
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

And I think what the Red Faction are doing is commendable but it's a sorry reflection on our game in general when groups of fans from a number of clubs are having to get together on the internet and form a club to try and get an atmosphere going.

Bring back terracing.

istinitboro Posted on 24/08/2010 18:45
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

You only mention the lads that go to the games Bandy,what about the lasses and old women like myself.I was there on Sunday.I didn't sit with the tartan blanket,flask brigade.I was in block 53 with our vociferous supporters.They deserve credit,they didn't stop singing for the full 94 minutes.

grantus Posted on 24/08/2010 19:04
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

A club for the community at the expense of the true football supporter.

it's a shame.

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 24/08/2010 19:26
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

A lot of anti SLY sports and modern football sentiments here. Football as it stands is rotten to the core. About time people woke up and reclaimed OUR sport.

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 19:34
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

One day the powers that be will probably have no choice but to give the football back to the fans. I can smell the p155 and bovril already [:P]

elnino1 Posted on 24/08/2010 19:40
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Original post is spot on

FaslaneRed Posted on 24/08/2010 19:52
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

Bandy is still yet to realise that football is no longer a game for lads to have an excuse to let off steam after a hard weeks graft.

It is now a money making machine, ran by multi-millionaires,played by multi-millionaires, squeezing every last penny out of clueless fans who turn up week in, week out, out of some sort of outdated loyalty.

You think the boro players give a fcuk about you ,or any other fan? They're just professional sportsmen, turning up to 'do' their job every week, like any other profession.

Those who still turn up these days 'no matter what' are mugs. They're taking the pi55 out of you.

________________________________________

The best post on the thread in my opinion. By Gravyboat

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 24/08/2010 20:01
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

It's not spot on.

Bandy says he can't afford it yet he can. I haven't been this season due to contract work. Packed season ticket in as i miss loads of games, couldn't give it away.

The gap between Match day pricesand season ticket is widening. Ayresome worked out something like 2
different. It's now about 9 in the cheapest area.

I bought a pride card and was thinking about taking my 4 year old daughter and the missus to a game but it will set me back about 60.

The club have still not addressed the fact going match by match is not attractive to make people come to 5-10 games a year.

GaZBoro Posted on 24/08/2010 20:07
Our fans are really showing their true colours now

"Original post is spot on"

Is it XXXXXX. Its so wide of the mark it can only be a wind up [xx(]