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Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2024, 09:37:35 PM »
Nicky Keye and I think she left years ago.

Offline IFWaters

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2024, 09:42:12 PM »
Nicky Keye and I think she left years ago.
Thanks, poor woman.

Offline nordenvillain

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2024, 09:54:25 PM »
It's got to be the North Stand. Whatever about the crest- and it's bad - the North Stand issue is far more of a concern for any number of reasons:

a) does it mean they aren't as ambitious as previously
b) does it mean they want to squeeze every penny out of what's there currently
c) does it mean they want to move us from our home of 125 years
d) why were the comms around it so bad.
Seconded
P.S We got into the Witton Upper early about 2.25 pm on Saturday and was surprised that there was only 1 person in front of us at the bar at the end nearest the away fans and had our pints in hand by 2.30 pm. Never seen such 'quick' service before !

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2024, 10:10:13 PM »
Nicky Keye and I think she left years ago.

Left on a free transfer to West Ham.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2024, 10:38:49 PM »
I bet that MoMs bloke just talks about himself in that annoying sneery tone of his.
His Podcasts may be a bit of an acquired taste, but in fairness to the bloke I have heard more than once that he is one of the few at these meetings who really challenges the club on various fan issues.

According to that apparent leak, Mo Razaq has challenged them enough to be on Chris Heck’s hit list.

I imagine Heck's list like Richard Nixons "enemies" list.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2024, 11:44:21 PM »
Can we please ask that the Nathan Dawe inspired pre match routine is cancelled with immediate effect. I’d like the crowd to make the atmosphere not the PA system and one blokes version of what he thinks is “spine tingling and atmosphere building” is just a load of noise, I’m at a Football match not a fucking nightclub. Also I know they have to play it but can we have the nonsense Premier League anthem played at the lowest possible volume so again the crowd can
Make themselves heard.
Agreed. That music needs to be sent for a Burton.

There’s a premier league anthem??!!

Offline danno

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2024, 11:53:59 PM »
Can we please ask that the Nathan Dawe inspired pre match routine is cancelled with immediate effect. I’d like the crowd to make the atmosphere not the PA system and one blokes version of what he thinks is “spine tingling and atmosphere building” is just a load of noise, I’m at a Football match not a fucking nightclub. Also I know they have to play it but can we have the nonsense Premier League anthem played at the lowest possible volume so again the crowd can
Make themselves heard.
Agreed. That music needs to be sent for a Burton.

There’s a premier league anthem??!!

It is farted out on the PA system when the two teams line up for photos (pre handshakes) on the pitch in front of the wanky cardboard thing.

https://youtu.be/UFXRlCgykrw?si=ILXwUaDP-thXVE4W

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2024, 12:18:41 AM »
Can we please ask that the Nathan Dawe inspired pre match routine is cancelled with immediate effect. I’d like the crowd to make the atmosphere not the PA system and one blokes version of what he thinks is “spine tingling and atmosphere building” is just a load of noise, I’m at a Football match not a fucking nightclub. Also I know they have to play it but can we have the nonsense Premier League anthem played at the lowest possible volume so again the crowd can
Make themselves heard.
Agreed. That music needs to be sent for a Burton.

There’s a premier league anthem??!!

It is farted out on the PA system when the two teams line up for photos (pre handshakes) on the pitch in front of the wanky cardboard thing.

https://youtu.be/UFXRlCgykrw?si=ILXwUaDP-thXVE4W

I genuinely don’t think I have ever heard that before.

High praise at last for the shit PA system at Villa Park

Offline Martyn Smith

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2024, 12:56:37 AM »
Not for me , because I simply won’t ever attempt to buy a drink before the game or half time again. But for those that want one, and god forbid some food , they could really look at having a decent system and some decent staff/leadership on the bars ?

Cheltenham starts in a few weeks. Ask them so pop there and see how they manage to bang the drinks out instantly ( even Guinness)
( spoiler. They have staff pre pouring them constantly )

Also the lift to upper trinity. Every game it gets stupidly delayed as its settings are slightly off. Which I turn every week leads to people shouting there’s too many people on board ( there isn’t )


I didn't even know that lift was for fan use. I'd always assumed it was for employees and officials only. Would have saved a couple of jelly legged walks up 346 flights of steps...

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2024, 08:39:47 AM »
Not a question for FAB, but one thing I would say in terms of feedback is that it's now easy to get a pint before the game in the Holte upper.  They've opened a couple of pop-up bars in the lower section near the toilets and there's no queue at all.  They've also got a few pies in there.  So if all you want is a pie and a pint you're sorted.  Not tried it at half time though. 

Online Dogtanian

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2024, 08:45:23 AM »
In light of the announcement about the Midlands getting some of the unused HS2 budget, is it worth asking whether there will be any chance of using some for improving Witton and Aston stations?

Offline aldridgeboy

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2024, 08:45:34 AM »
Not for me , because I simply won’t ever attempt to buy a drink before the game or half time again. But for those that want one, and god forbid some food , they could really look at having a decent system and some decent staff/leadership on the bars ?

Cheltenham starts in a few weeks. Ask them so pop there and see how they manage to bang the drinks out instantly ( even Guinness)
( spoiler. They have staff pre pouring them constantly )

Also the lift to upper trinity. Every game it gets stupidly delayed as its settings are slightly off. Which I turn every week leads to people shouting there’s too many people on board ( there isn’t )


Totally. I think there's more stair there then the middle. Its bloody Knackering! but actually quicker than using that lift.

I didn't even know that lift was for fan use. I'd always assumed it was for employees and officials only. Would have saved a couple of jelly legged walks up 346 flights of steps...

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2024, 11:04:10 AM »
FAB Scott.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2024, 08:32:41 AM »
The food/drink experience is terrible in the Lower Doug Ellis stand. The toilets also desperately need an upgrade. I had the Lower Grounds experience last Saturday and I have to say it was very good. Plenty of food/drink and quick service. The toilets are nice and clean. I had two complimentary tickets from the club and took my granddaughter.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Next FAB meeting
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2024, 11:01:35 AM »
Complimentary tickets eh, are you friends with Gavin McCann or someone ?!

 


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