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by Dirk Gently
15 Aug 2012 09:41
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening
Replies: 100
Views: 5921

Re: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening

£5 on Dirkers being involved somewhere along the route You owe me £5. Absolutely nothing to do with this. Didn't know anything about it and wouldn't have wanted to have anything to do with it if I had. Really, or is that because your name isn't in the clubs good books at the moment? Some of your co...
by Dirk Gently
13 Aug 2012 14:41
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening
Replies: 100
Views: 5921

Re: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening

It's not just that - it's the perspective of new members, too. A wider range of members, who join for a wider ranger of reasons, can only be beneficial to any organisation.
by Dirk Gently
13 Aug 2012 14:27
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening
Replies: 100
Views: 5921

Re: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening

..... I guess noone (least of all me) would argue against the desire to increase the reach and membership of STAR, but I guess the challenge would be that the increase in numbers would not necessarily lead to an increase in engagement with the organisation. True, but it's the only thing that potent...
by Dirk Gently
13 Aug 2012 13:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening
Replies: 100
Views: 5921

Re: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening

£5 on Dirkers being involved somewhere along the route You owe me £5. Absolutely nothing to do with this. Didn't know anything about it and wouldn't have wanted to have anything to do with it if I had. And resigned as a STAR Board member the best part of two years ago ... do keep up! Wasn't necessa...
by Dirk Gently
13 Aug 2012 13:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening
Replies: 100
Views: 5921

Re: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening

Why did you resign, Dirk :?: Three main reasons, which I outlined in a long (and probably highly tedious) resignation letter. I'll précis below : 1. STAR was, in my opinion, far too risk-averse and far too resistant to change. Some decisions had recently been made at the time that I was deeply unha...
by Dirk Gently
13 Aug 2012 13:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening
Replies: 100
Views: 5921

Re: RFC supporters on Radio 5 Live this Thursday evening

Big Foot £5 on Dirkers being involved somewhere along the route


You owe me £5.

Absolutely nothing to do with this. Didn't know anything about it and wouldn't have wanted to have anything to do with it if I had.

And resigned as a STAR Board member the best part of two years ago ... do keep up!
by Dirk Gently
23 Jul 2012 11:26
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Should we start our own Supporters Group to Replace STAR???
Replies: 127
Views: 7516

Re: Should we start our own Supporters Group to Replace STAR

As I've been referred to in this thread, I'll post here a couple of posts that I made in the Facebook page on this subject. For the record, I resigned (amicably, no leaving in a huff for me) from the Board of STAR in September 2010. The posts I put on the Facebook group are : ..... For starters, an ...
by Dirk Gently
13 Jan 2011 10:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: 'Unknowns' - The Way Forward?
Replies: 64
Views: 6117

Re: 'Unknowns' - The Way Forward?

Don't think Snowball has come up with something new there - what're has described is the basic premise of the Supporters' Trust movement. There are two reasons why this sort is thing wouldn't work at RFC, unless something changes in the current ownership model : - shares are not available for sale p...
by Dirk Gently
08 Sep 2010 15:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: Non-League Day
Replies: 59
Views: 4042

Re: Non-League Day

I've now given up on HNA? but I just popped back into this thread to post my experiences of Non League Day, in case anyone fancies reading them.

http://urzz1871.wordpress.com
by Dirk Gently
19 Aug 2010 16:41
Forum: General Football
Topic: Craig Bellamy
Replies: 77
Views: 4066

Re: Craig Bellamy

a view from a Cardiff message board : The amount of stick thrown in Cardiff City's direction in the last 24 hours has been shocking. Not everyone is against us. We have received some goodwill messages from Man City fans, some reasonable and balanced coverage from some of the tabloids, broadsheets an...
by Dirk Gently
19 Aug 2010 00:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: EPL just as predicatable as the SPL
Replies: 53
Views: 3745

Re: EPL just as predictable as the SPL

Of course individual matches are still unpredictable, but what has happened over the past 10 years or so is that the divides between the individual mini-leagues have become much, much bigger. So whereas Everton, Spurs or Villa were possible title contenders 15 years ago, now they're in the middle &q...
by Dirk Gently
17 Aug 2010 21:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: Craig Bellamy
Replies: 77
Views: 4066

Re: Craig Bellamy

I have a massive rant to get off my chest after today's news. Here it is: ..... This is part of the ludicrous situation with football - if you're going to go bust, you might as well go bust BIG! For a club chasing promotion from Tier 2, or trying to avoid relegation in Tier 1, the fact is that once...
by Dirk Gently
16 Aug 2010 15:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: 3 things you would change
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: 3 things you would change

I'd suggest that even those in the game have heard different stories, because it was David Ellery who told me.

the only propel who really know are the 8 IFAB reps.
by Dirk Gently
16 Aug 2010 14:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: 3 things you would change
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: 3 things you would change

2) Bring back the dissent = 10yds rule. The reasons given for getting rid of this rule were absolutely ridiculous (apparently it was because non-rugby playing countries didn't understand it), and once it had started being applied regularly it definitely seemed to reduce dissent at free kicks. This ...
by Dirk Gently
15 Aug 2010 22:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: 3 things you would change
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: 3 things you would change

The financial structure, the rules on debt and the distribution of wealth.

All else is insignificant in comparison.
by Dirk Gently
15 Aug 2010 21:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mcd says we haven't got any cash....
Replies: 722
Views: 43398

Re: Mcd says we haven't got any cash....

Perhaps the conclusion we are all coming to, and SJM may already have come to, is that clubs like Reading will never be able to compete or prosper in the Premiership as it currently operates without putting their very existence into question. That's the nub of it - there are really only 4 or 5 club...
by Dirk Gently
12 Aug 2010 13:45
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Nominations for goal music
Replies: 80
Views: 4273

Re: Nominations for goal music

Which all goes to prove my point - music is subjective, and the vast majority hate anything that isn't their personal choice.
by Dirk Gently
12 Aug 2010 13:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: Coppell resigns as Bristol City manager
Replies: 222
Views: 7029

Re: Coppell resigns as Bristol City manager

The writing was on the wall when David James was brought in without SC's prior knowledge or agreement.
by Dirk Gently
11 Aug 2010 20:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mcd says we haven't got any cash....
Replies: 722
Views: 43398

Re: Mcd says we haven't got any cash....

So the figures suggest that we are not a well run club when one considers the amounts involved. If anything, the PL days paid off the deficit. Thus, if the football authorities introduce a salary cap of say 70% of revenue, we can seriously consider kissing goodbye to a number of key players. Ah, th...
by Dirk Gently
11 Aug 2010 13:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Supporters Buying a Player/Paying Wages
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Re: Supporters Buying a Player/Paying Wages

The numbers involved are just far too high to be realistic these days.
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