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fungus Posted on 13/03/2018 15:26
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...for the fans

I'm thinking things like discounted travel, ticket offers, pricing, incentives etc.
The club, in my view, is very poor on the PR side , and has been for a number of years.

What do we do that other clubs don't, and what don't we do that you think we should?
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Indeedido Posted on 13/03/2018 15:40

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The Free drink for season ticket holders on consistently held season ticket prices is good and likely very low cost in reality.
Some of the Community work is also good - as per the recent official recognition.
I do believe the Ticket Office staff are good - just wish they didn't re-direct to Ticketmaster.
I think our Chairman deserves credit too for financial commitment in the bad times.
I think our stadium is significantly better than those of many similar size clubs and better than some arguably bigger clubs (Leeds, Everton)

Gibson thinks his gift to the fans is a Club and team they couldn't otherwise afford.
Outside the PL, he is definitely right. Inside the PL, I'm less sure now.
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ExFootyLegs Posted on 13/03/2018 15:40
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Irrespective of the club doing stuff for us - what we can be proud of is the red faction - created by passionate fans for our proud home town club which will forever be in our hearts.
And...through the creation of the Red faction they played a large part in having the best atmosphere I have ever experienced at any ground in my lifetime for the Brighton game that day.

Truly Amazing for start to finish - the stadium never stopped singing - a remarkable atmosphere and something we should all be proud of. Teesside fans need a team and that's it - we have one - and when the ingredients are right (a competitive team) their is no-one better than us Teessiders for roaring our boys to victory.

That day versus Brighton we truly did have a 12th Man.
Be Proud Teessiders.
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TeesTees Posted on 13/03/2018 15:52

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Alot of other teams fans are impressed by the free beer offer
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Muttley Posted on 13/03/2018 15:53

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The main thing is having a Chairman who (whilst he is not infallible) you can trust to have the interests of the club at the heart of his decisions rather than the interests of his own pocket.

Yes, those pockets aren't "Oil Sheikh" deep but he does what he can.

I'd take that over a free pint every other week, thank you very much.
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MawTheMerrier Posted on 13/03/2018 15:57

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consistently held season ticket prices is good [^]


Overheard two mackems on a train once who said Gibson was the best chairman in football and prayed to have someone like that up there [^]
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rob_fmttm Posted on 13/03/2018 15:58

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You should also applaud the Twe12th Man who take their bus of supporters and their original chants to away grounds right around the country.
If you are talking about the Brighton game - it was the Twe12th man that organised and indeed set out the flag display around the stadium - credit where credit is due.

There are many caring things that MFC do above and beyond that may well not happen elsewhere. Yvonne Ferguson, Supporter Services, was rightly commended nationally for the many acts of kindness and compassion shown to the families of recently bereaved etc. There are lots of little things like this that only those affected know about. But every week they make sure there are special days awarded to people that deserve them. But quite rightly it is all kept private.
Obviously I don't know if this goes on elsewhere but I am proud that the club reaches out in this way.
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jam69 Posted on 13/03/2018 16:04

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better than the rest at getting the most money out of walk ups
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FrozenHorse Posted on 13/03/2018 16:07
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Iím not teying to wind anyone up with this, but I do think we look after season ticket holders very well.

How it compares to what other clubs do, I donít know.
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fungus Posted on 13/03/2018 16:10

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The "free pint/ free drink" is a funny one.

I neither want nor need a drink at the match, so don't use it. I'd rather the cost of the renewal was reduced.

One thing that surprised me recently was the cost of being a mascot. Can't remember the exact figure, but it was blooming expensive.
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Indeedido Posted on 13/03/2018 16:32

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Muttley - that's why I put both the free drink AND Gibson's support during the bad times as good things we get as fans.

fungus - the cost of the free drink will be quite low.
MFC will be charged at cost by suppliers (at most)the redemption will be low and that from nowhere near all of the SC holders attending.
So converting that cost into lower season card prices would cut very little I believe.
It's a nice touch for longer standing card holders.
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TheFair86 Posted on 13/03/2018 16:44

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The free drink is also only for people who have had continuous ST membership over a certain period so is going to come down in cost every year as no one is ever added to it, but some will leave.
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atypical_boro Posted on 13/03/2018 16:48

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"I neither want nor need a drink at the match, so don't use it."

What never? You never fancy a cup of tea, or coffee, or a bottle of diet coke, EVER, when you're at the match? Surely everyone does occasionally? And when you do its £2+ saved (more if you ever have beer or wine).
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fungus Posted on 13/03/2018 16:50

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Never used it once since it was introduced. Can't be bothered with queuing for something I don't need.
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atypical_boro Posted on 13/03/2018 16:53

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Fair enough, you don't always have to queue though if you time it right. I'm surprised that you are literally never ever thirsty though during that time period, you must have a good, low salt diet![^]

In all seriousness though, if you want to extract better value from it, you could just get a bottle of something after the match and take it home, the offer is still valid then.
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The_GOAT Posted on 13/03/2018 16:56

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I don't know what other clubs do so have nothing to compare it to but their charity work has always been excellent.

When my niece was ill with leukaemia the club gave us a free shirt for her and it was signed by Southgate (and someone else, can't remember). I can't remember the exact details but they somehow found out she had a friend at the hospital who was Slovakian. They got a shirt for her friend and had Nemeth sign it for him.

Also, I had a friend who died abroad. I got a shirt to with his name on the back, for the (Sunday) football lads to sign for his mam and dad. The club didn't charge me for the shirt. I didn't ask for it to be free, they did it off their own backs (no pun intended).

They were just my own experiences; I'm sure others have more impressive stories.
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CommanderComcast Posted on 13/03/2018 17:03

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I think in many areas we do not realise how lucky we are. Yes, it's not perfect but I bet Sunderland, Blackpool or West Ham fans can only dream of the set up we have at Boro.
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BillyBill Posted on 13/03/2018 17:38

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In answer to the question, no. That isn't an attack on MFC's management just a fact, we are generally a well run club that largely appreciates the support it gets but then virtually all clubs are exactly the same, there's some exceptions but not too many bad ones thankfully
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BillyBill Posted on 13/03/2018 17:38

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In answer to the question, no. That isn't an attack on MFC's management just a fact, we are generally a well run club that largely appreciates the support it gets but then virtually all clubs are exactly the same, there's some exceptions but not too many bad ones thankfully
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whatdoyoubench Posted on 13/03/2018 17:41

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Didn't they win family club of the year for the family zone a few years back?
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newyddion Posted on 13/03/2018 23:16

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MFC Foundation [^]
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EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 13/03/2018 23:30

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Yep, it does being obsessed with Sunderland better than any other club.
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BreakTheWallsDown Posted on 14/03/2018 00:07

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'If you are talking about the Brighton game - it was the Twe12th man that organised and indeed set out the flag display around the stadium - credit where credit is due.'

The red and white stripes? Like Sunderland or Southampton [rle]

The South stand that day was probably the best atmosphere I've experienced, even hours before the game.
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oilboy Posted on 14/03/2018 00:20

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I think some of the work the club does behind the scenes is very productive , Yvonne Ferguson does a sterling job as supporter liaison , and narrowly missed out on an a national award . GRFZ red faction 12 th man all things to be proud of and the things they do in the community . Also our chairman who is held in very high esteem around the country , whatever personal opinions people may have. So not necessarily one thing itís the some of the parts
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otto62 Posted on 14/03/2018 08:27

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I think we do "typical Boro" type results better than any other club.
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Borobarmy Posted on 14/03/2018 10:04

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We are a cracking club thatís honest and stable . Testimony to fans and chairman alike [^]
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DowningAlbion Posted on 14/03/2018 10:14

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Pre-match Rave [smi]
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MawTheMerrier Posted on 14/03/2018 10:49

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Otto [:D]

I think Villa had one of those last night
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The_GOAT Posted on 15/03/2018 14:41

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'The South stand that day was probably the best atmosphere I've experienced, even hours before the game.'

XXXXXX me what time did people get there for the 12 o clock kick off?
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riversideparmo Posted on 15/03/2018 15:08

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thats what i do ,get a bottle of wine after the game take it home and drink it later [^]
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