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  1. So these are well overdue now - supposed to be announced last Friday.

    Interesting to see the responses from various supporter groups here;


    This guy seems to think our fixture against Sheff Utd would be moved to Sunday;



    We won't know for sure until they finally get announced, but the issue is apparently Amazon wanting to stagger their dates across Tues/Weds/Thurs, which impacts the weekend matches. Plus Amazon apparently want various kick off times throughout Boxing Day, which I guess then clubs have to sort with Police and local authorities.


  2. 2 minutes ago, Drazen Muzinic said:

    What a ****. The only thing that happens with eBay is the seller can instantly offer it to the next highest bidder.

    All they've done is waste precious time when they should've been out buying felt-tips in the 'Back to School' sales with their Mum.

    I'd heard they attempted to do a similar auction for Norwood's penalty-missing shirt but eBay removed it under their 'offensive listings' policy.


    Worrying thing is that it looks like this guy is a parent himself from his other posts!

  3. 1 hour ago, king canary said:

    Without meaning to cover old ground it is just a bad system.

    It also hugely benefits people with desk jobs who can be online/by a phone at 9am morning of the tickets going on sale.

    I've got an office job, but it didn't do me any favours.

    I've got a season ticket, but my Dad who lives a few hundred miles away has a membership so tries to get back to games and to make a weekend of it, so I can conveniently order tickets at my desk.

    Same as another poster in that on my previous attempt this season (Newcastle), I only had 2-3 minutes queue when logging on at 9.02am - this despite people logging on at/before 9am joining longer queues and being greeted with sold out messages.

    This time I logged on before 9am, joined a queue which was 45 minutes, was shown limited availability in 3 blocks (1 CIty Stand, 1 South Stand and 1 Community Stand), but when clicking there were none left.

    The point you join the queue appears to be entirely random.


  4. 11 minutes ago, Bethnal Yellow and Green said:

    He is still doing videos, but it looks like the Athletic aren't doing match reports at the moment. Whether that is a conscience choice to avoid a crowded market and to prioritise the 'magazine' style of more indepth pieces or if it is due to being a new company they haven't been able to get match accreditation for the first few rounds of games and they will start doing match reports later on. 

    I suspect it is the former to be honest, I don't think people who pay for a subscription are necessarily looking for match reports which are readily available elsewhere. Also, most people with have actually seen the game so a report probably isn't a priority for them. To be honest, I never read match reports as I don't feel they really offer much insight as the writers have to do them in such a rush. 

    Agree with a lot of this, but when a lot of the journalists signed up are renowned for their quality match reviews, it would be nice to see their take on the games - or perhaps an in depth interview with a player or coaching staff? Not just to read about the Norwich game either, one of the nice things about the Sunday papers, or online equivalents, is reading the match reports for the other games, so was hoping for similar I guess.

    There was a big song and dance about the infamous quote "“We will wait every local paper out and let them continuously bleed until we are the last ones standing,” but until they offer the whole package of reports and quality features, there appears to be a place for both.

  5. I've enjoyed the feature pieces so far, but will there be no actual match reports? 

    I know that sort of thing is readily available elsewhere, but I was looking forward to seeing a good quality post-match analysis from Michael, as well as from all the other highly thought of journalists for the other teams.

  6. [quote user="TIL 1010"]
    [quote user="CaptCanary"]It''s the same ticket as last year.[/quote]
    I am in the 3rd year of a 3 year season ticket but last week i received a new one in the post.

    Seems to be mixed then, as some have had letters saying to use the same as last season;


  7. Not referring to the playing squad, but the quality of the new shirt''s crest.

    A colleague of mine said that they had heard reports of the badge peeling off, and I thought she was joking as it had only been out a few days. However, on the 2nd wear of my own one, the badge has started to come off as well.

    It seems to be as the new rubber badge is glued on, rather than the traditional stitched crest. Guessing the glue can''t deal with the hot summer we''re having!

  8. I remember this report when it came out.

    It''s based on a mutual rivalry - for example some Man U fans may list Man City, some Leeds and some Arsenal as their rivals. But it''s not always replicated the other way around, eg: Spurs fans might name Arsenal as their rival and some Arsenal fans will list Spurs, but there will also be Arsenal fans that say Man Utd is their rival.

    Where as we would list Ipswich as our number 1 rival and they would do the same with us.

  9. I went to the game yesterday to support the Shrews (my family were originally from the area and my great-grandad played for them). Sadly we didn''t get the result we had hoped for but the stadium is amazing.

    We were located in the top tier and when I stepped out into view of the pitch it made my jaw drop. It''s huge! Even the view from being right at the back of the top tier is fantastic. It''s on such a steep slope that there seems to be no restritive views anywhere.

    They must have known there would be a few Norwich fans there, as in the programme there are 2 counts of Norwich shirts and a picture of Dion too!

    Hopefully we won''t need the play-offs next year, but if we do you won''t be disapointed by the stadium!

  10. Andy King, Sam Parkin''s previous boss has been telling the local media of his reluctance to let his former front man go. Speaking on www.thisisstfc.co.uk King stated that Town have in Parkin "a wonderful human being".

    King said: "I have told their chairman that I think he''s got a wonderful signing and it will give Joe Royle the push he needs to get promotion this year. "I''ll be very happy to see Parkin where he deserves to be, playing in the Premiership. "I''ve got no doubt he should play in the Premiership. I can name you players now at that level who aren''t as good as Parkin such as Ashton. I hope Joe Royle agrees with me in 12 months time." He continued: "Once he spoke to Ipswich, that was the end of it for me. I felt he would sign for them. It is a real football club and I thought they were the best team and did not get promoted. "Joe Royle has been at the top of the tree as a player and as a manager. "Everything''s right about the place not like that yellow club up the road. It is an exciting time for the kid. "The only sad part in it is that I''m left here without him. It''s a very sad day for Swindon Town. With my manager''s hat on there''s a massive void. "But what people have to understand was that in 12 months time he was walking away from this football club for nothing. "The other thing was he wanted that challenge at that next level as we''ve said. So he''s gone but he leaves us with some very, very fond memories."