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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Big yella » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:51 pm

old ram stag wrote:my only complaint is the 50/50 half time draw, if you go into the SP at HT you never get to hear the numbers, it can't be hard to advertise the full draw result as we do the weekly Friday one can it?

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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby ironbru » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:39 pm

It would be appreciated if either the club or the SSA, could inform Forest Green Rovers, about the poor facilities offered to our loyal supporters.(Dec 15th)
Many supporters complained on Saturday to the stewards, but nothing could be done.
The tented refreshment area was sodden and the earth floor was inches under water.
The covered standing area was not fit for purpose and the covered seated area was unfit for habitation. The seats were wet through and the all metal stand was cold and damp.
The toilets were at the other end of the pitch(100 yards away).
The hot food and drinks cabin (also 100 yards away) had all the sauces, napkins , condiments etc out in the rain and most were unuseable.
Yes this was a very wet day but there should be no excuses!
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby geoffhill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:08 am

Terrible facilities.I could not understand why they have not got a waterhog.This machine would have got rid of the water at halftime enabling the match to be finished.It had stopped raining at halftime.Their groundstaff made a few halfhearted attempts to fork the pitch to no avail.With the wealth of their chairman he could surely afford one or two of these waterhogs.At least I will be able to watch the replay on i-player.I certainly will not be going down there on a Tuesday night.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Martin Shaw » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:39 am

geoffhill wrote:Terrible facilities.I could not understand why they have not got a waterhog.This machine would have got rid of the water at halftime enabling the match to be finished.It had stopped raining at halftime.Their groundstaff made a few halfhearted attempts to fork the pitch to no avail.With the wealth of their chairman he could surely afford one or two of these waterhogs.At least I will be able to watch the replay on i-player.I certainly will not be going down there on a Tuesday night.

I can't recall seeing a waterhog or super-sopper used prior to or during a match at any football ground I've been to. They are common at cricket grounds. I seem to recall some talk of MTFC borrowing the one from Trent Bridge on one occasion but I don't think it actually happened.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby geoffhill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:09 pm

Then perhaps mtfc could invest in one.It would not be used very often but when put in use it could prove useful.I have just seen the revised prices for the rearranged game.I would not travel down there again if I was offered free entry.I will watch it on i-follow instead.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby visitor007 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:13 am

ironbru wrote:It would be appreciated if either the club or the SSA, could inform Forest Green Rovers, about the poor facilities offered to our loyal supporters.(Dec 15th)
Many supporters complained on Saturday to the stewards, but nothing could be done.
The tented refreshment area was sodden and the earth floor was inches under water.
The covered standing area was not fit for purpose and the covered seated area was unfit for habitation. The seats were wet through and the all metal stand was cold and damp.
The toilets were at the other end of the pitch(100 yards away).
The hot food and drinks cabin (also 100 yards away) had all the sauces, napkins , condiments etc out in the rain and most were unuseable.
Yes this was a very wet day but there should be no excuses!


Something else to consider:

During the abandoned match, the ref stopped play for a couple of minutes to discuss abandoning the match due to conditions. Nevertheless, he played on.

Nonetheless, when the 45 minutes were up, he did not advise the 4th official of the time to add on for stoppages but instead blew the whistle. The assumption was that it was half-time and everybody trooped off.

However, it was reported by FGR on their website that "The rain continued to come down after the restart and there was no further chances before the man in the middle ended the game with no added time, swiftly informing the decision to abandon the game."

Why is this significant? Well, FGRs T's & C's state: 5.4 In the event of abandonment of the Match at any time up to and including the half time whistle you will be entitled to use the ticket you have purchased to gain free entry at a future home match, subject to any and all applicable terms and conditions.

The rule that gave the referee discretion on whether to play additional time was amended in the last couple of years to make it mandatory to add time for stoppages. But this was an experienced referee who know what he was doing and had no intention other than abandoning the match when he blew the whistle - else he would have played the additional time.

On the other hand, whatever the situation, FGR's T's & C's clearly allow for the possibility that the referee will abandon the match at the time of blowing for half-time.

Somewhat ironic then that they are not honouring their T's & C's given the current spat with Bolton?
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Big yella » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 am

visitor007 wrote:
ironbru wrote:It would be appreciated if either the club or the SSA, could inform Forest Green Rovers, about the poor facilities offered to our loyal supporters.(Dec 15th)
Many supporters complained on Saturday to the stewards, but nothing could be done.
The tented refreshment area was sodden and the earth floor was inches under water.
The covered standing area was not fit for purpose and the covered seated area was unfit for habitation. The seats were wet through and the all metal stand was cold and damp.
The toilets were at the other end of the pitch(100 yards away).
The hot food and drinks cabin (also 100 yards away) had all the sauces, napkins , condiments etc out in the rain and most were unuseable.
Yes this was a very wet day but there should be no excuses!


Something else to consider:

During the abandoned match, the ref stopped play for a couple of minutes to discuss abandoning the match due to conditions. Nevertheless, he played on.

Nonetheless, when the 45 minutes were up, he did not advise the 4th official of the time to add on for stoppages but instead blew the whistle. The assumption was that it was half-time and everybody trooped off.

However, it was reported by FGR on their website that "The rain continued to come down after the restart and there was no further chances before the man in the middle ended the game with no added time, swiftly informing the decision to abandon the game."

Why is this significant? Well, FGRs T's & C's state: 5.4 In the event of abandonment of the Match at any time up to and including the half time whistle you will be entitled to use the ticket you have purchased to gain free entry at a future home match, subject to any and all applicable terms and conditions.

The rule that gave the referee discretion on whether to play additional time was amended in the last couple of years to make it mandatory to add time for stoppages. But this was an experienced referee who know what he was doing and had no intention other than abandoning the match when he blew the whistle - else he would have played the additional time.

On the other hand, whatever the situation, FGR's T's & C's clearly allow for the possibility that the referee will abandon the match at the time of blowing for half-time.

Somewhat ironic then that they are not honouring their T's & C's given the current spat with Bolton?

Hello Ken, would have thought you would be to busy keeping Bolton afloat to post on here.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Sneag » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:33 am

Can we get with the new millenium & have contactless card facilities in the food kiosks?
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Danielle SLO » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:53 pm

Good Afternoon.

Please see the previous comments on this thread regarding card machines in kiosks.
If there’s anything I can help with don’t hesitate to ask
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Sneag » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:07 pm

Hi Danielle, I see the question was raised back in November & the club were looking into it. Is the plan to introduce contactless card terminals eventually?
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Danielle SLO » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:48 pm

Hi, That is the plan eventually. There is some work to be done beforehand in order to ensure the best possible service. The Stags sharp rise in popularity has seen the kiosks extremely busy at half time.
They are open when the turnstiles open and they do not close until 10 mins before full time. This is to try and ease the queues.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby visitor007 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:27 am

Big yella wrote:
visitor007 wrote:
ironbru wrote:It would be appreciated if either the club or the SSA, could inform Forest Green Rovers, about the poor facilities offered to our loyal supporters.(Dec 15th)
Many supporters complained on Saturday to the stewards, but nothing could be done.
The tented refreshment area was sodden and the earth floor was inches under water.
The covered standing area was not fit for purpose and the covered seated area was unfit for habitation. The seats were wet through and the all metal stand was cold and damp.
The toilets were at the other end of the pitch(100 yards away).
The hot food and drinks cabin (also 100 yards away) had all the sauces, napkins , condiments etc out in the rain and most were unuseable.
Yes this was a very wet day but there should be no excuses!


Something else to consider:

During the abandoned match, the ref stopped play for a couple of minutes to discuss abandoning the match due to conditions. Nevertheless, he played on.

Nonetheless, when the 45 minutes were up, he did not advise the 4th official of the time to add on for stoppages but instead blew the whistle. The assumption was that it was half-time and everybody trooped off.

However, it was reported by FGR on their website that "The rain continued to come down after the restart and there was no further chances before the man in the middle ended the game with no added time, swiftly informing the decision to abandon the game."

Why is this significant? Well, FGRs T's & C's state: 5.4 In the event of abandonment of the Match at any time up to and including the half time whistle you will be entitled to use the ticket you have purchased to gain free entry at a future home match, subject to any and all applicable terms and conditions.

The rule that gave the referee discretion on whether to play additional time was amended in the last couple of years to make it mandatory to add time for stoppages. But this was an experienced referee who know what he was doing and had no intention other than abandoning the match when he blew the whistle - else he would have played the additional time.

On the other hand, whatever the situation, FGR's T's & C's clearly allow for the possibility that the referee will abandon the match at the time of blowing for half-time.

Somewhat ironic then that they are not honouring their T's & C's given the current spat with Bolton?

Hello Ken, would have thought you would be to busy keeping Bolton afloat to post on here.


Keeping Bolton afloat? I don't care a jot about Notlob, Big Yella. And if you thinkI'm Ken you've certainly got the wrong fella'

But it's OK, I get it. It's only a tenner and if you don't mind getting fleeced for a tenner to support your own team then it's not a big deal.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby Big yella » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:20 am

visitor007 wrote:
Big yella wrote:
visitor007 wrote:
ironbru wrote:It would be appreciated if either the club or the SSA, could inform Forest Green Rovers, about the poor facilities offered to our loyal supporters.(Dec 15th)
Many supporters complained on Saturday to the stewards, but nothing could be done.
The tented refreshment area was sodden and the earth floor was inches under water.
The covered standing area was not fit for purpose and the covered seated area was unfit for habitation. The seats were wet through and the all metal stand was cold and damp.
The toilets were at the other end of the pitch(100 yards away).
The hot food and drinks cabin (also 100 yards away) had all the sauces, napkins , condiments etc out in the rain and most were unuseable.
Yes this was a very wet day but there should be no excuses!


Something else to consider:

During the abandoned match, the ref stopped play for a couple of minutes to discuss abandoning the match due to conditions. Nevertheless, he played on.

Nonetheless, when the 45 minutes were up, he did not advise the 4th official of the time to add on for stoppages but instead blew the whistle. The assumption was that it was half-time and everybody trooped off.

However, it was reported by FGR on their website that "The rain continued to come down after the restart and there was no further chances before the man in the middle ended the game with no added time, swiftly informing the decision to abandon the game."

Why is this significant? Well, FGRs T's & C's state: 5.4 In the event of abandonment of the Match at any time up to and including the half time whistle you will be entitled to use the ticket you have purchased to gain free entry at a future home match, subject to any and all applicable terms and conditions.

The rule that gave the referee discretion on whether to play additional time was amended in the last couple of years to make it mandatory to add time for stoppages. But this was an experienced referee who know what he was doing and had no intention other than abandoning the match when he blew the whistle - else he would have played the additional time.

On the other hand, whatever the situation, FGR's T's & C's clearly allow for the possibility that the referee will abandon the match at the time of blowing for half-time.

Somewhat ironic then that they are not honouring their T's & C's given the current spat with Bolton?

Hello Ken, would have thought you would be to busy keeping Bolton afloat to post on here.


Keeping Bolton afloat? I don't care a jot about Notlob, Big Yella. And if you thinkI'm Ken you've certainly got the wrong fella'

But it's OK, I get it. It's only a tenner and if you don't mind getting fleeced for a tenner to support your own team then it's not a big deal.

I'll take my tounge out my cheek whilst I type this, you may get it then, it was a joke. Lighten up.
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Re: Supporters' Complaints

Postby visitor007 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:34 pm

Big yella wrote:I'll take my tounge out my cheek whilst I type this, you may get it then, it was a joke. Lighten up.


Apologies, Big Yella. Sometimes you can never tell on these forums.

Great match tho'
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