Sunday, 18 September 2022
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What a horrible set of stewards we have at the club, doing their best to put people off coming to see the team. Odious officious [censored].
Took the grandson (aged 12) to the match (East Stand), and he asked if it was okay to go in the Warwick with his mates for the second half as you could walk through the smokers area at half time.
Didn't think there would be any problem, not exactly a big crowd, so said yes, and off he toddled at half time. Actually took me back to bygone days when we used to go in the boys pen as kids, trying to get into the big boys end without the miserable steward with his walking stick spotting you.
Texted him to make sure all was okay, and he confirmed.
Five minutes later the parent of one of his mates said she thought there was a problem. Our lad had a distinctive yellowy greenish tracksuit top on, so could quickly see a steward was pushing them around trying to decide which end to scop them out the East Stand end or the Paddock.
Hot footed it to the gates by the East Stand, and could see a number of stewards trooping out, so walked across to them when I could see the kids being led out, one of them in tears.
Amazingly, they were being scopped out because they were not accompanied, and it was a couple of quid more for an over-14 ticket, where you do not need to be accompanied.
When I pointed out to the stewards that I was accompanying him and they should be encouraging people to the game not chucking them out, they denied they were chucking them out, even though they were outside the ground.
This is when it got really interesting - there were now 9 stewards attending to them/us, including 4 or 5 of the night club bouncer types. It's not as if they were dealing with Harry the Dog and F Troop, unless a 58 year old and 3 12 year olds are seen as an equivalent threat.
What really concerns me was what they were going to do with them if I had not seen what they were doing with them. If they deem them as too young to be there unaccompanied, how can they just put 12 year olds out of the ground and leave them to their own devices.
The club do their best to make it really hard for the supporters to enjoy a match day. Pay peanuts, get monkeys as usual.
2 weeks ago
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#316363
Thats the Pattison effect for you folks..
2 weeks ago
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#316364
I’d say this boils down to two points CW.

1 - By letting the lad go over to the WRE whilst you stay in East Stand, he’s technically gone from accompanied to unaccompanied, which is against the Ticketing rules.

2 - The seemingly heavy handedness of the Stewards (Including ‘Response Team’) in dealing with the situation.

I would suggest you contact the Club Safety Officer to air your concerns, and see what occurs…
2 weeks ago
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#316369
I’d say this boils down to two points CW.

1 - By letting the lad go over to the WRE whilst you stay in East Stand, he’s technically gone from accompanied to unaccompanied, which is against the Ticketing rules.

2 - The seemingly heavy handedness of the Stewards (Including ‘Response Team’) in dealing with the situation.

I would suggest you contact the Club Safety Officer to air your concerns, and see what occurs…

Yeah, don't disagree with any of that CCU, although I genuinely did not and do not see the harm in letting them go in.
I remember how much I loved it going in the Warwick for the first time as a kid, and how it stays with you forever. It will likely stay with them forever for the wrong reasons now.
Still does not answer why it is wrong from them to be unaccompanied in the Warwick (presumably for safety reasons) but okay fro them to be lobbed unaccompanied onto the streets. Still think it is for money reasons if there is no other explanation.
I know the stewards are probably on not a lot, and they were just radioing in for instructions, so someone up the chain was the one making the decisions. It is the Response Team you refer to that are the ones that pissed me off.
No desire to engage with the club on anything after the farce with Clibbens last time. Once he has someone to blame that exonerates him , he has no interest.
2 weeks ago
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#316373
3 times I got my card checked by the stewards before I went through the turnstile.

Surely if it’s wrong it won’t scan ffs.

However on the whole I’ve found the stewards good.
2 weeks ago
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#316375
If I had the club, it would be staffed with pretty ladies around the pitch-just saying

Vote for me!
2 weeks ago
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#316376
If I had the club, it would be staffed with pretty ladies around the pitch-just saying

Vote for me!


Will there be ladyboys?
2 weeks ago
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#316381
Rules are rules. If everybody did this it would be mayhem. :o
2 weeks ago
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#316385
They had idiot stewards in the paddock as well, instead of walking around the back of people, they decided to walk in between, forcing people to step back, or get barged out of the way.
2 weeks ago
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#316387
If I had the club, it would be staffed with pretty ladies around the pitch-just saying

Vote for me!


Will there be ladyboys?


2 weeks ago
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#316388
Yes-ladyboys for the Paddock
2 weeks ago
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#316393
"I would suggest you contact the Club Safety Officer to air your concerns, and see what occurs…"

Is that the same Club Safety Officer who was having a crafty smoke in the Waterworks yesterday (out of sight of the Director's box)?

Which "rules" allow that?
2 weeks ago
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#316398
If I had the club, it would be staffed with pretty ladies around the pitch-just saying

Vote for me!


You've tried and failed once already Sir Lapp, are you giving it another go?
2 weeks ago
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#316404
If a few got together, inc Fred, and did a deal with PD, yes I would.A few on here like Taffy might not appreciate it though!
2 weeks ago
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#316406
Imagine it.

The Laffster in the Directors Box, in his gimp suit, while Marc Almond performs in the centre-circle and the Ladyboys of Hexham gyrate in front of the Paddock.

Welcome to the future.
2 weeks ago
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#316407
Imagine it.

The Laffster in the Directors Box, in his gimp suit, while Marc Almond performs in the centre-circle and the Ladyboys of Hexham gyrate in front of the Paddock.

Welcome to the future.


Pervert
2 weeks ago
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#316411
And I was going to offer you the combined post of Head of Communications, club historian and North American kit man
2 weeks ago
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#316413
You still could...

Would you let me design the kit?
2 weeks ago
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#316418
I rather like the Arsenal away kit

That young boy coming on today at 15 years old-can you imagine the pride felt by his parents.

Brilliant amongst all this week’s gloom
2 weeks ago
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#316421
The club had a lot of problems with unaccompanied kids in the Warwick last season - things getting thrown, running on the pitch, general poor behaviour - hence why they’re taking a hard line on such matters this season.

Having unaccompanied kids in the Warwick is a football club problem, having them outside isn’t - it’s a parental problem.
2 weeks ago
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#316423
I rather like the Arsenal away kit



I'd settle for Adidas making our kit, as long as they reverted to the correct shade of blue for the home shirt.
2 weeks ago
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#316429
"I would suggest you contact the Club Safety Officer to air your concerns, and see what occurs…"

Is that the same Club Safety Officer who was having a crafty smoke in the Waterworks yesterday (out of sight of the Director's box)?

Which "rules" allow that?


And you know that how??
2 weeks ago
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#316431
Visual evidence.

Available to all on the match feed.
2 weeks ago
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#316432
Visual evidence.

Available to all on the match feed.


What time was that, as I'll look at the rerun and I'll check it out.
2 weeks ago
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#316434
In the second half sometime, craftily using the buildings in the Paddock corner for cover.

Couldn't tell you the precise time. You can see him rolling his own...
2 weeks ago
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#316437
In the second half sometime, craftily using the buildings in the Paddock corner for cover.

Couldn't tell you the precise time. You can see him rolling his own...


1 hour 11 - I think - but then he is a bit far away...
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