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Repat_Smoggie Posted on 14/02/2012 19:36
RF drum confiscated?

Just seen a few lads having a discussion with the police who were holding a drum. Has it been confiscated, if so, why?


RedcarBlock53 Posted on 14/02/2012 19:38
RF drum confiscated?

Working away. Just had a text saying the drums been taken as part of Les (head safety officer) plan to 'ban RF one by one'.

Pauluka Posted on 14/02/2012 19:40
RF drum confiscated?

Probably punishment for the attack on Hoyte against Sunderland. They may have got wind of the plan to throw it at Arca

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 14/02/2012 19:41
RF drum confiscated?

[:D]

I wish I had a bit of what them randoms were on. Nutters.

Borocelt Posted on 14/02/2012 20:01
RF drum confiscated?

Pretty poor form from the club if true. I'm not exactly a part of the RF, but quite enjoy that they add some atmosphere to the stadium. I can't see any reason why you would need to take that.

Big_Ted_Church Posted on 14/02/2012 20:32
RF drum confiscated?

hope they've kicked a fvcking hole in it too.

ThePrisoner Posted on 14/02/2012 20:47
RF drum confiscated?

No drum and a very subdued rf. Almost cowed and broken.[sad]

halcyon Posted on 14/02/2012 20:48
RF drum confiscated?

Snared or snaffled?

BTC [:D]

Stretch177 Posted on 14/02/2012 20:51
RF drum confiscated?

No atmosphere at all tonight[|)][V]

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 14/02/2012 20:53
RF drum confiscated?

What do you expect when there is no drum and no pies. [:o)]

Emmersons_BrazillianDong Posted on 14/02/2012 20:58
RF drum confiscated?

" Probably punishment for the attack on Hoyte
against Sunderland. They may have got wind of
the plan to throw it at Arca"

[:D][^]

EmnesDread Posted on 14/02/2012 21:18
RF drum confiscated?

Poor atmosphere in the ground tonight [V]

MKredleaderOne Posted on 14/02/2012 22:56
BAN THE DRUM & DRUMMER

[^]

Boro-Bob Posted on 14/02/2012 22:58
RF drum confiscated?

Let's have a poll then. Should we say "we want our drum back" or "you can keep the drum"

mattyk50 Posted on 14/02/2012 23:01
RF drum confiscated?

pauluka [:D]

gilz Posted on 14/02/2012 23:05
RF drum confiscated?

bullying at an official level

free_pint Posted on 14/02/2012 23:11
RF drum confiscated?

Power mad control from ol' Les today, clearly wasn't happy to be working Valentines day and decided to take it out on us.

Also the horrible language used by a top MFC official was disgusting and used at the people paying his made up jobs wage. Disgrace.

Pauluka Posted on 14/02/2012 23:13
RF drum confiscated?

Self inflicted

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 14/02/2012 23:13
RF drum confiscated?

Nice try Rex Hunt [:D]

redandwhiteblood Posted on 14/02/2012 23:14
RF drum confiscated?

To be fair , I liked the RF uniltil the palace match when they decided to wave the flags during the game - then when fans complained they kicked off.

dorivashairgel Posted on 14/02/2012 23:14
RF drum confiscated?

These people are just doing this to justify having a job. Appaling. [V]

Repat_Smoggie Posted on 14/02/2012 23:18
RF drum confiscated?

Thought tye RF lads almost seemed a little lost without the drum. It's a shame as I feel that the drum has added to the atmosphere in recent months.

What was the reason given for not allowing it in today?

THEBOROBOSS Posted on 14/02/2012 23:20
RF drum confiscated?

Is that why the 2 Red Faction banners were upside down tonight in protest.?

free_pint Posted on 14/02/2012 23:24
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Repat- More XXXXXXed off than lost to be honest.

Boss- Aye.

redpaul Posted on 14/02/2012 23:25
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Flags hanging upside down, wow that was a shocker.
Was standing downstairs on the concourse another protest.
Wow you guys really go for it [:D]

Powlay Posted on 14/02/2012 23:31
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"Also the horrible language used by a top MFC official was disgusting and used at the people paying his made up jobs wage. Disgrace"

Almost as disgusting to think the fans directly pay the wages of Boro employees.


dorivashairgel Posted on 14/02/2012 23:35
RF drum confiscated?

""Also the horrible language used by a top MFC official was disgusting and used at the people paying his made up jobs wage. Disgrace"

"Almost as disgusting to think the fans directly pay the wages of Boro employees."

No fans = no club = no employees.

So whichever way you look at it, directly or indirectly, we pay his wages.

fridaynighttipple Posted on 14/02/2012 23:38
RF drum confiscated?

redandwhiteblood you sad coont, ffok off to another section you soppy tw@t.

william_falconer Posted on 14/02/2012 23:40
RF drum confiscated?

Redpaul [^][:D]

redandwhiteblood Posted on 14/02/2012 23:42
RF drum confiscated?

Wow proves your intelligence. There are a few kn0bs in the RF who think they deserve special treatment, I like the atmosphere they make , but the younger tossers who think they're big men need to sort themselves out. Pr1ck

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 14/02/2012 23:43
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'Wow you guys really go for it'

It's just as well someone does other wise the players would be forgiven for forgetting there's even a crowd in attendance.

'Almost as disgusting to think the fans directly pay the wages of Boro employees.'

I've dealt with far more hostile situations than a few lads wanting to wave a flag and I wouldn't dream of speaking to people in the manner SOME club officials do. In current employment it's safe to say I'd be out of a job quickly if I spoke to people with such contempt.

fridaynighttipple Posted on 14/02/2012 23:45
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RB53[^]


I am in SW Upper and most of the time its like a morgue. Nothing but praise for RF, shame i am far too old to join you all[;)]

redandwhiteblood Posted on 14/02/2012 23:46
RF drum confiscated?

Friday night has got his nose up te red factions ar5e now.

william_falconer Posted on 14/02/2012 23:47
RF drum confiscated?

Correct, but what does hanging your banners upside down achieve? Are you wanting sympathy? Genuine question by the way.

fridaynighttipple Posted on 14/02/2012 23:49
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redandwhite, bovril in the flask tonight was it, god forbid anyone shows any passion for supporting there team, i did it when it was the holgate, fair play to them for trying.

BoroPhil Posted on 14/02/2012 23:50
RF drum confiscated?

I thought relations between RF and mfc had improved somewhat? fwiw, I had no problem whatsoever with the drum


BreakTheWallsDown Posted on 14/02/2012 23:52
RF drum confiscated?

Some of these people can't wait to race home to check this board to slag RF off.. Sad people

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 14/02/2012 23:52
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'Correct, but what does hanging your banners upside down achieve? Are you wanting sympathy? Genuine question by the way.'

No sympathy required it's merely an instantaneous way of showing our disgust at the recent treatment of the group. The groups survived far worse in the past.

PRIORYMAN Posted on 14/02/2012 23:54
RF drum confiscated?

No drum, no pre-match flags in the corner and no Red Faction in the South East corner - no wonder it was like a morgue tonight.

I find it staggering that one of the most passionate group of supporters any club could wish to have who are presumably mainly of the younger generation (possible future lifetime supporters) are treat like dirt.

I am proud to have followed Boro for over 40 years and out of principle haven't publicly criticised the club on any other issue in the past but this is a bridge to far.

Mogga is working wonders on the pitch, how sad that the club (specifically the Safety Officer) seem to be getting it so wrong off the pitch. [V]

fridaynighttipple Posted on 14/02/2012 23:55
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Prioryman[^]

redandwhiteblood Posted on 15/02/2012 00:01
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Friday night - I'm 17 and go fu(king crazy for my team! I hate those sitting around doing nowt, my points were nt about the groups a whole but the big time Charlies who tag along. The way they behaved last match wasn't on - its no good catering to one set of fans if others are then alienated. There were other places the flags could have gone where viewing would not have been restricted.

I do however stand up for RF a lot. So I would ask you to get your tongue from the grimy reaches of the factions backside and actually listen to my initial points. I like the drum and find it stupid that the club behave in such a way about it when it has never caused problems before.

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 15/02/2012 00:02
RF drum confiscated?

The only problem I can see with RedFaction is there sit too close to the away fans for comfort of the club.

That sh1t with lads on the pitch didn't help the genuine fans who all get tarred with the same brush.

BoroPhil Posted on 15/02/2012 00:02
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well said PRIORYMAN


redwurzel Posted on 15/02/2012 00:04
RF drum confiscated?

What is this board - a rest home for grumpy old farts or the home of passionate and partizan Boro fans?

MFC give our ultras their drum back.

EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 15/02/2012 00:14
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I am glad it has gone.

Tribal nonsense anyway.

coluka Posted on 15/02/2012 00:16
RF drum confiscated?

Pauluka is right [^] [:O][:D]


Link:

Powlay Posted on 15/02/2012 00:18
RF drum confiscated?

"No fans = no club = no employees.

So whichever way you look at it, directly or indirectly, we pay his wages."

Except until recently the club hasnt been making a prfit from home games, and as such would have been better off playing behind closed doors.

So yeah that argument doesnt really hold a lot of water does it.

dickleflem Posted on 15/02/2012 00:26
RF drum confiscated?

The north stand should become the new holgate,if you want sing bang a drum and generally just get behind the team you should be behind the goal all together,this division between fans is all wrong.The club should make a section of the ground a singing area and create some atmosphere like we have at away games

Gin-N-Tonic Posted on 15/02/2012 00:26
RF drum confiscated?

They'll be camping out on the gazette steps as I type. Vickers loves any attempt to have a go at MFC and he will believe their one sided stories all day long.

EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 15/02/2012 00:30
RF drum confiscated?

These are some relevant facts;

Banging on a drum at a public event is silly, it makes the people who do it look silly.

It is painful to listen too and people who think otherwise are silly.

Boro5707 Posted on 15/02/2012 00:51
RF drum confiscated?

Red fraction are a group of about 30 people! I am not a member. I do sit in the south east corner (more towards the east side with my 7 year old nephew). The only reason we sit there is because he loves the atmosphere. I have gave up on the north, the lads at the back, try there best and yet was at Ipswich on Saturday (don't stand near them at away games, stand with the 12th man lads), and loved the atmosphere.

How anyone can have a go at Boro fans for creating a atmosphere is beyond me. Christ even as a youngster in the holgate, everyone did worse. Yet there was not a message board to complain.

Up the Boro and red fraction.


1finny Posted on 15/02/2012 06:14
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Prioryman
Well said. I'm an old duffer too and look at RF pleased they are trying to do something to bring some passion back into supporting the team.
On a personal level I don't like the drum but I do think it should stay.
I do not understand why, all of a sudden, it is confiscated. Sounds poor from for me.

1finny Posted on 15/02/2012 06:14
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Prioryman
Well said. I'm an old duffer too and look at RF pleased they are trying to do something to bring some passion back into supporting the team.
On a personal level I don't like the drum but I do think it should stay.
I do not understand why, all of a sudden, it is confiscated. Sounds poor from for me.

chickenrunboy Posted on 15/02/2012 06:50
RF drum confiscated?

At last [:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]

PaulLeGuen Posted on 15/02/2012 07:24
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The route to the match is littered with their graffiti and posters. The council should charge the group for removing it as it looks terrible. Childish Chav gang. [V]

joseph99 Posted on 15/02/2012 07:29
RF drum confiscated?

If Rob heads RF shouldn't he be asking the club for an explanation for its confiscation and demanding its return?
[:D]

jimmy_james Posted on 15/02/2012 07:37
RF drum confiscated?

The RF need to get over their spat with 12th man and get back in the NEW HOLGATE where they belong and support the BORO from the home end.

The drum is quite good but the splitting of the BORO FANS was stupid and actually killed off what atmosphere there was!

Petty kiddy dummy spitting.

Humpty Posted on 15/02/2012 08:00
RF drum confiscated?

What a ridiculous comment Powlay. of course the fans pay mfc employee's wages. Would they have jobs if they had no fans to look after?

jimmy_james Posted on 15/02/2012 08:58
RF drum confiscated?

There is a problem in the saying the RF pay the MFC wages and as they a small part of all fans.

RF are about 30-50, many of whom are concession tickets, and the total active fanbase is about 15000 which is about .3% but they cost the club far more in stewarding and policing than the average fan.

Policing will cost around 100k per match stewarding a lot less.

If you then factor in lots of the songs are not supportive of OUR team but derogatory towards the fans and town of the away fans, or even against fans that are not even there, then the benefit of the 30-50 is not that much.

The RF at full volume do not compare to the North Stand, when or if, it starts singing and the RF in the North Stand would be far more beneficial to the support of the team than in the SW corner.

The RF would not be able to wind up the away fans as much but would contribute far more to the overall atmosphere in the ground.

EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 15/02/2012 09:00
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Hopefully it will have been confiscated forever.

jimmy_james Posted on 15/02/2012 09:14
RF drum confiscated?

If the RF learned to behave and move back to the North stand the club might be able to reduce costs by about 3-5k a match or the wages for a couple of young players.

For those who are newer to the match-day experience the singing fans wanted a singing section within the North stand to concentrate the vocal efforts of the fans who wanted to sing. What was the eventual outcome was that 20-30 fans moved about 120m away at the other end of the pitch.

I do not mind the drum playing and would like a brass band if we could get one.

boro_tyke Posted on 15/02/2012 09:45
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...and so the Faction-banging charade comes around again, and again, and again. North better than South and south better than North.

What utter b*llox jj.

chickenrunboy Posted on 15/02/2012 10:01
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Love your comments PaulLeGuen RF will just say it wasn't them as usual anyway.Maybe the council could RF to clean up their mess this week as its school half term [smi][smi][smi][smi][smi][smi][smi][smi][smi][smi]

boro_tyke Posted on 15/02/2012 10:05
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Can’t even remember skool chickenrunboy its that long ago...

Is it any wonder we have an half-empty library for a stadium. Our own fans bickering between themselves over a common cause.

Shameful.

[:o)]

free_pint Posted on 15/02/2012 10:08
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chickenrunboy- Scurry back off to Leeds and stop your obsession with us...

Boro-Bob Posted on 15/02/2012 10:22
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If you look at other clubs a lot have the same set up as Boro. The majority of singing fans in their designated "home end" and a small group near to the away section. There are also a lot of them that have flags and drums, so I wonder if these other clubs have such a fuss made about it.

chickenrunboy Posted on 15/02/2012 10:53
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Thornaby for the foreseeable future freepint sorry to dissappoint you

jimmy_james Posted on 15/02/2012 11:09
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It is about divide and conquer and RF have divided the singing power, which needed combining to generate more atmosphere when the singing members were spread across block 17 and rest of the North stand.

What has happened is that you have about 4 groups of active singers.
1 centre North Stand
2 SW corner
3 NW upper
4 The W upper from people who shuffle out of the NW upper.

Without a doubt the volume comes from the North Stand , when it wants to sing.

The splitting of the groups has caused more police and steward resources to be needed and therefore more cost to the club as well as the lowering of the overall singing volume.

The RF shop will have come out well with the sales of RF scarves.

boro_tyke Posted on 15/02/2012 11:58
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The splitting of the groups has caused more police and steward resources to be needed and therefore more cost to the club as well as the lowering of the overall singing volume....’

JJ: You are talking out of your backside mate. Are you party to the clubs accounts and how many home games have you been too this season?

There have been at least three that I know of which have been police-free this season alone.

The North stand isn’t the be-all and end-all most would have you believe. Its most definitely a pale shadow of what it once was – and yes there has been some migration to counter this which does support your point to a small degree. However, I have yet to hear significant and persistent singing from either the NW upper or SW corner since the Riverside opened.

Block 17 these days (last night in particular) was more empty than I’ve ever seen it for a league game. All that has happened is the singers have moved to centre stand at the expense of B17. There has been no increase in numbers migrating to North centre stand and substantially less atmosphere since it happened for whatever reason.

Get off the RF lads’ backs.

jimmy_james Posted on 15/02/2012 12:06
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Been to most home matches except when I am abroad.

The SW should have read SE my typo there.

Did you ever hear the west stand red army coming from the NW upper? It is a couple of seasons old now.

The police and steward resources I am counting as one cost, the club reduces this cost by cutting down on the police part but has to increase on the stewarding part.

RedcarTS10 Posted on 15/02/2012 12:21
RF drum confiscated?

Would Red Faction be accepted into the North stand with their flags, drum etc??

There really is no point in saying RF should be in the North if the consensus says otherwise.

junouk Posted on 15/02/2012 12:30
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DONT MOVE TO THE NORTH FFS

I have only sat in the North stand once and hated every minuet of it. I am an old holgate/Chicken run and sat in the North for one of the cup games a few season ago. I moved before half time.

I now sit in the SEC and love it. My son and nephew 17 and 13 love it. Some of my mates friends have joined us as well from other areas of the ground.

The RF are a breath of fresh air for the club. The pride and passion they bring for such a small section is fantastic.

They do some things wrong and other things right but to have a constent fight with the club is not healthy for the club or the RF.

You can see on here the mix of people for and against. I can not say a bad word about them. HOME and AWAY you hear them.

I would much rather this set of 30-50 people go to the game than 10,000 glory supporters who turned up against sunderland for a non game but never showed the face for an important league game.




Bobby_Braithwaite Posted on 15/02/2012 12:34
RF drum confiscated?

I think I've sat in the North Stand for every game apart from 6/7 that I've been to at The Riverside (say 340+ games). The last thing I'd want is that drum anywhere near me.

Why do the club even allow it inside the ground and how do they get it through a turnstile?

boro_tyke Posted on 15/02/2012 12:35
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JJ: can’t say I have heard it consistently no. Being a ST holder in the North since it opened, I would imagine I would have, but no.

Surely that’s a double-negative on the clubs part if they dispense with police but need to increase stewarding? In the clubs present predicament, I would imagine the sole reason for the club to cut-back on policing would be to cut expenditure? Not that I have particularly noticed any significant levels of stewarding at the police-free games BTW.

Why on earth would RF WANT to move? The SE is and has been their home since their formation. RF and the SE are not the stadiums problem. They have grown and established a successful reputation where they are. Taking a largely redundant area of the stadium and turning it into a vibrant and positively-intimidating (for the away fans) part of the stadiums culture whilst also contributing in some small way to ST renewal revenue for the club over the time it has been around. That, I can vouch for, as I know of and have spoken to B53 fans who have come back to the RS on the back of what they see or have been told about what has been happening there.

I can say with all certainty that moving is not an issue for the group.

1finny Posted on 15/02/2012 12:37
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JunoUk
spot on fella

junouk Posted on 15/02/2012 12:46
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bobby the drum is quality.

Honestly I thought it would spoile the whole day out but it has made it a lot better.

When they have the regular drummer anyway. The guy against sunderland must have been new as he was crap. [^]

jimmy_james Posted on 15/02/2012 12:48
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LOL

The whole reason RF formed was due to a hissy fit with 12th man.

The whole reason 12th man moved (and also at the same time RF formed) was to make a singing area that would enhance the level of noise generated by the north stand by starting more communal singing.

I can see RF's desire to create a hostile area but it is the very nature of that hostile area that requires more policing/ stewarding ( and therefore cost to the club ).

If the RF and hangers on were not in the SE corner then stewarding there would be minimal.

RF have a lot of radicals as well as true supporters.


Bobby_Braithwaite Posted on 15/02/2012 12:49
RF drum confiscated?

Keep it in the SW Corner if it's going to be allowed; along with the 14 year old scrotes who think they're hard as nails.

thesmoginthemiddle Posted on 15/02/2012 13:03
RF drum confiscated?

crowd was quiet last nite but can still get behind the boro with out the drum and still make a good amtoshepe

boro_olly Posted on 15/02/2012 13:10
RF drum confiscated?

There was a rumour last night that the drum was confiscated as they were putting things in the drum to smuggle into the ground????? Not sure what they could fit in there mind

Powlay Posted on 15/02/2012 13:13
RF drum confiscated?

"What a ridiculous comment Powlay. of course the fans pay mfc employee's wages. Would they have jobs if they had no fans to look after?"

Buddy it was quite well explained after my post. All MFC employees are not directly related to fans. Its not a simple case of we pay your wages.

And to use that as an excuse to insult someone well thats pathetic.

RF or not anyone who makes that statement is a bloody idiot

HardTimes Posted on 15/02/2012 13:17
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There was a rumour last night that the drum was confiscated as they were putting things in the drum to smuggle into the ground????? Not sure what they could fit in there mind

I have noticed you very rarely get the full story out of this lot.

free_pint Posted on 15/02/2012 13:24
RF drum confiscated?

Well that's not what we've been told...the phrase 'rumour' is the key there.

mattyk50 Posted on 15/02/2012 13:29
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spot on powlay


i pay taxes, does that mean im allowed to go around insulting policemen and nurses?

gravyboat Posted on 15/02/2012 13:36
RF drum confiscated?

Nurses - no, policeman, yes.

Pauluka Posted on 15/02/2012 13:36
RF drum confiscated?

4 flares were found in the drum

Manfriday Posted on 15/02/2012 13:52
RF drum confiscated?

4 flars were found in the drum....
flarphone warehouse
forty lad
frankie
exsqueezeme

boro_tyke Posted on 15/02/2012 14:09
RF drum confiscated?

Hissy-fit?

Please do me favour.

There was a split from within T12M down to a fundamental difference in direction and opinion.

That’s life.

Any ‘hissy-fit’ which has happened thereafter is largely their own doing. At least that is the case for one of their number who still resorts to threatening phone calls, threatening txts, confrontation and verbal abuse rather than judge as he finds.

The last of which happened post Sunderland replay. He knows who he is, so please spare me any self-righteous sentiment.

Furthermore, the ‘move’ to North B23 was nowhere near the time RF were formed. RF do not ‘cost’ the club any more than the next fan. The ‘hangers-on’ you refer to as the source of great expense to MFC would still be there – just in another part of the stadium. In fact it would be more than accurate to suggest the clubs own policing of B53 goes a very long way to creating the tension and hostility you’re so keen to beat the group with.

Please get your facts right before you spout subjective rubbish JJ.

redpaul Posted on 15/02/2012 14:27
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BreakTheWallsDown : Some of these people can't wait to race home to check this board to slag RF off.. Sad people

Don't know about that, but RF were on this thread before the game started

On the subject of hissy-fits, why did rf stay downstairs last night, rather than get behind the team vocally from the stands

As others on this forum say, I also like all the atmosphere created by rf, you'd be daft not to. It's the continual bickering with the club, that they do that puts me off them

RedcarTS10 Posted on 15/02/2012 14:37
RF drum confiscated?

The lad states he was working away and recieved a text from a lad at the match saying the drum had been confiscated.

oooo and you really shouldn`t be telling fans how to support their team now, we all pay our money [:P]

redpaul Posted on 15/02/2012 14:56
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[cr][cr][:X]

Gin-N-Tonic Posted on 15/02/2012 15:26
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Boro_Tyke

Is this abusive texts/calls,confrontation happening to anyone else in the group or just you? it seems like your always the only one that complains about said stuff.
Is it a dislike shown towards red faction or a personal dislike to you?

Piggy Posted on 15/02/2012 15:46
RF drum confiscated?

It's the Judean People's Front v the Judean Popular People's Front. I think the Popular Front of Judea sit behind the dugout.

Boro-Bob Posted on 15/02/2012 15:53
RF drum confiscated?

I like the idea of having different style of supportimg around the ground, it gives you a choice of how you want to support the Boro. Don't sit in a section if you dont like the way they act and dont knock the way other people support the Club just because they do it different to you. We all share the same passion. UTB.

PaulLeGuen Posted on 15/02/2012 17:44
RF drum confiscated?

Info from a friend of mine who's a steward. At the Sunderland game there were 75 seats damaged throughout the ground. 25 were in the Sunderland end but more than 40 were iin the south east corner. There has also been more incidents in that part of the ground than any other. And who says it isn't costing MFC money?

crouchy Posted on 15/02/2012 17:55
RF drum confiscated?

We are now sitauated at the bottom of the section so you will have to find out where these seats were exactly before RF can be blamed but I never saw any get snapped not just at the bottom but at the top to I was too busy supporting my team, also I strongly discourage seat snapping as it achieves nothing.

This also wouldn't strike me as a reason to ban the drum

Repat_Smoggie Posted on 15/02/2012 18:05
RF drum confiscated?

I can't believe (unless I've missed it), that after 96 replies nobody has said what the stewards actually said when confiscating the drum.

Was there something inside? Was the drum (not personally of course!!) blamed for breaking a seat? If a personal vendetta by the H&S man, what was said?

On the face of it, it seems to have been a petty move by the stewards unless they feel that they had a justifiable reason.

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 15/02/2012 18:11
RF drum confiscated?

There was nothing inside it. Prior notice was sent in a letter to someone who has nothing to do with RF (or ever has) apparently.

No reason was given and the opportunity to speak to the head safety gadgie was refused. I'm pretty sure he doesn't even attend midweek games.

Repat_Smoggie Posted on 15/02/2012 18:19
RF drum confiscated?

Surely somebody asked why it wasn't allowed in? Did the stewards just ignore the question?

Seems odd.

crouchy Posted on 15/02/2012 18:22
RF drum confiscated?

Questions were asked, the answer was "Health and safety said so" The stewards were just doing as they were told and probably only knew as much as what we did about why it wasn't allowed in.

rob_fmttm Posted on 15/02/2012 18:34
RF drum confiscated?

Joseph mentioned above about me talking to the club about the drum being confiscated. It hasn't been confiscated. I saw the lads walking with it back to town after the match - it was stuffed with flags and banners.

Red_Matter Posted on 15/02/2012 18:36
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I am mortified to think that a Boro fan(s) would be so stupid as to damage our own seats. [|)] If this is true, that has to be one of the saddest things I've heard on here. [|)] Please, someone tell me this isn't true? [|)]

My guess is that CCTV shows the drum being used as a tool to chip off pieces from said seat(s)? Sheesh, if this is true then there's no use anyone banging on about it. [|)]

Manfriday Posted on 15/02/2012 18:42
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Aye, stop banging on about it....

Repat_Smoggie Posted on 15/02/2012 18:42
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"no use anyone banging on about it. "

[:D]

crouchy Posted on 15/02/2012 18:44
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Haha I think the drum would break before the seats plus its not the most inconspicuous method i'm sure.

FAO Rob we not trying to make people think we didn't get it back we had to argue our case to make sure they didn't because we need it for other events like futsal. the said banners were the ones out of the store cupboard that we had to empty

fridaynighttipple Posted on 15/02/2012 18:51
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it was stuffed with flags and banners.

Nice to see what side of the fence you sit on.

Privileged Posted on 15/02/2012 21:33
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Regarding what may of been in the drum, I have it on resonable authority the drum was being used to smuggle in the flags the club werent happy with and they were targeted because of that, and not sure how true it is but apparently who ever got caught with it has a ban until the end of next season

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 15/02/2012 21:35
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utter nonsense. see above for a true account.

captain5 Posted on 15/02/2012 21:44
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Looks like the club have been after you for a while and you've finally been snared.


fridaynighttipple Posted on 15/02/2012 21:44
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Privileged, did rob tell you that[:o)]

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 15/02/2012 21:45
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Captain [:D]

da dum dum tish

captain5 Posted on 15/02/2012 21:46
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I don't think it's even the drum that they're interested in.

It's just cymballic.

rob_fmttm Posted on 15/02/2012 22:59
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Friday..tipple - I am not saying anything other than I was walking alongside the lads carrying the drum and it had flags and stuff in it - which were falling out of it. I'm not suggesting it is a wooden horse for smuggling things in to the ground as surely it would be ridiculously easy to find anything in it. I was just simply saying it had flags in it.

free_pint Posted on 16/02/2012 00:04
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Why didn't you say that first time then Rob? You have been known to stir the pot on these type of posts in the past.

fridaynighttipple Posted on 16/02/2012 00:08
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rob, we all know what side your breads buttered on, why say what you did without knowing the facts[DFS]

shaunb86 Posted on 16/02/2012 00:14
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the club is an absolute farce. they should be bending over backwards for every single fan that manages to come along week after week rather than making them feel like criminals for supporting the team they love.

shaunb86 Posted on 16/02/2012 00:18
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also a message for rob....take your blinkers off. believe it or not the club sometimes does things that aren't always right. there is some absolute clowns on our pay roll.

Red_Matter Posted on 16/02/2012 03:23
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"It's just cymballic."

Ha ha! [:D]

To be fair, Rob's just trying to drum up hits and I don't bam him.

Humpty Posted on 16/02/2012 07:58
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Free pint you're such a liabilty :) the RF want rid of you asap.

redpaul Posted on 16/02/2012 14:26
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Stick free-pint in the drum, and float him off up the Tees [^]

Powlay Posted on 16/02/2012 15:27
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red Faction statement

Rob im coming onto your message board to drum up interest for my message board and i dont take kindly to you beating down my group, we can take this hit and keep on marching.

Zemmamas_Visa Posted on 16/02/2012 15:33
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Stop banging on Powlay

joseph99 Posted on 16/02/2012 18:24
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Question for Rob Arsene Nichols:

How come you can see and hear about the drum including close ups including exhibiting superb x-ray vision from the North Stand on a minor issue as a drum but suddenly become deaf and oblivious to the sounds of sights of the paedo chanting.

Sheepfiddler Posted on 16/02/2012 18:34
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Another match goes by and the same old knobs crop up on here slagging off RF and in some cases making up blatent lies about them.

Obsessed and pathetic. Should concentrate your efforts in getting behind the team rather than slagging off other fans that do.

Powlay Posted on 16/02/2012 18:39
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Because anyone who posts on a message board about the RF clearly isnt using their time correctly supporting the club.....oh wait, people can moan about what ever yet still be getting behind the side at matches.

[rle]

Go figure.

chickenrunboy Posted on 16/02/2012 18:41
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Come on boys don't pick on free pint he's only 12 year old

Sheepfiddler Posted on 16/02/2012 18:45
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''people can moan about what ever yet still be getting behind the side at matches.''

But thats the point though - they dont !! Apart from about 50-60 lads in SEC and a similar amount making an effort in the North Stand the rest of the crowd sit in silence unless weve scored or are playing Sunderland.


rob_fmttm Posted on 16/02/2012 18:47
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Joseph - I was walking back from the ground and saw the lads carrying the drum. Nothing sinister about that.

I don't know why people are abusing me over this. One of the ideas of a fanzine or a fanzine is to be a mouth piece for fans not me.

Zemmamas_Visa Posted on 16/02/2012 18:49
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People are quick to pick holes in RF, but love it when things like the trophy virgins banner happen.

Immature comments once again by chickenrunboy, i'm starting to think he's obsessed with RF.

Rob, I don't think you've once voiced the views of the fans. You take what the club say to seriously, like any organisation they make mistakes and fabricate things to cover their own backs.

Powlay Posted on 16/02/2012 19:56
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"But thats the point though - they dont !! Apart from about 50-60 lads in SEC and a similar amount making an effort in the North Stand the rest of the crowd sit in silence unless weve scored or are playing Sunderland."

One of the best things ever posted on the board.

Only the RF and the 50-60 in the North stand make any noise.

[^]

idiot.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 16/02/2012 20:15
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Why don't they stick to their own board and bang on about the drum on there instead of on here?

Zemmamas_Visa Posted on 16/02/2012 20:23
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And don't people normally criticise RF for being some kind of apparent cliquey club?

Also a non-RF boro supporter started this thread MK so it'd be rude not to fill people in on what happened etc.

[:o)][:o)][:o)][:o)]

MKredleaderOne Posted on 16/02/2012 20:34
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"cliquey club" never heard that one before, Youth Club maybe.

Fraction - yes.

The rucks between PP and others plus RF rants are wrecking this board.

It used to be a board where some good debates were held football and non football related topics.

Zemmamas_Visa Posted on 16/02/2012 20:42
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Wouldn't class this as a rant. Still do not understand the youth club tag.

And who cares about Ponce and his various cyber inspired rucks. Since he got that section 27 he thinks he's Rocky [:D]