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57 minutes ago, Fosse69 said:
8 hours ago, toyahw said:
Pardon. It was pretty booming in the LS last time I was there. Maybe someone with a fog horn. Given the amount C+K have put in fixing stuff it just goes to show what a state the place was in that this is still not done. Still 250,000 seems outrageous. As Doha says a few speakers and some cable. 

Probably a need to update the electronics too.

nick robbies pa! that shoud do it.😄

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2 hours ago, CAVALIER said:

Carry on using a portable one then if it’s that much. The pitch is number 1 priority if we want to progress, win games, bigger crowds, then improve other areas. Railway stand is another area that’s going to cost big time. 

I think something was said at the SC meeting about using something temporary with a view to a more permanent solution come the Robbie gig.  Something along those lines.

Can anyone remember what we’re getting from hosting the gig, other than raising our profile in the wider world?  Maybe some of the stadium upgrades are part and parcel of hosting the concert.

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Minor point but it would be good to be able to buy food/drink in Lorne St and eat it or drink it before halftime finishes. Currently you need to nip in whilst the match is on to achieve that. I appreciate that everyone rushes in at the same time but its not unexpected, it can be planned for. I also understand that its currently a concession so to some extent outside the clubs control. If we have a good run in and crowds improve it will only get worse, whats the plan ?. Hope for good weather to reduce demand?

With the prices  charged (assume staff on minimum wage) why wouldnt you take on extra staff. The profit made must pay for them and I have lost count how many times we have given up. OK other options are available but during a freezing  game it warms you up. A no brainer ?

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2 hours ago, The man in the pub said:

Minor point but it would be good to be able to buy food/drink in Lorne St and eat it or drink it before halftime finishes. Currently you need to nip in whilst the match is on to achieve that. I appreciate that everyone rushes in at the same time but its not unexpected, it can be planned for. I also understand that its currently a concession so to some extent outside the clubs control. If we have a good run in and crowds improve it will only get worse, whats the plan ?. Hope for good weather to reduce demand?

With the prices  charged (assume staff on minimum wage) why wouldnt you take on extra staff. The profit made must pay for them and I have lost count how many times we have given up. OK other options are available but during a freezing  game it warms you up. A no brainer ?

How about what they do at some theatres - place your order and pay at the kiosk before kick off, staff get it ready and you then pick it up at half time ? 

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2 hours ago, The man in the pub said:

Minor point but it would be good to be able to buy food/drink in Lorne St and eat it or drink it before halftime finishes. Currently you need to nip in whilst the match is on to achieve that. I appreciate that everyone rushes in at the same time but its not unexpected, it can be planned for. I also understand that its currently a concession so to some extent outside the clubs control. If we have a good run in and crowds improve it will only get worse, whats the plan ?. Hope for good weather to reduce demand?

With the prices  charged (assume staff on minimum wage) why wouldnt you take on extra staff. The profit made must pay for them and I have lost count how many times we have given up. OK other options are available but during a freezing  game it warms you up. A no brainer ?

That would be good for the club .and the Fans . 

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2 hours ago, The man in the pub said:

Minor point but it would be good to be able to buy food/drink in Lorne St and eat it or drink it before halftime finishes. Currently you need to nip in whilst the match is on to achieve that. I appreciate that everyone rushes in at the same time but its not unexpected, it can be planned for. I also understand that its currently a concession so to some extent outside the clubs control. If we have a good run in and crowds improve it will only get worse, whats the plan ?. Hope for good weather to reduce demand?

With the prices  charged (assume staff on minimum wage) why wouldnt you take on extra staff. The profit made must pay for them and I have lost count how many times we have given up. OK other options are available but during a freezing  game it warms you up. A no brainer ?

Treble that time for the Railway mate. 

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4 hours ago, Guitar Ray said:

I think something was said at the SC meeting about using something temporary with a view to a more permanent solution come the Robbie gig.  Something along those lines.

Can anyone remember what we’re getting from hosting the gig, other than raising our profile in the wider world?  Maybe some of the stadium upgrades are part and parcel of hosting the concert.

Re the gig. Have I dreamt it’s a charity event? Not sure but hopefully we’ll get something.

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4 minutes ago, CAVALIER said:

Re the gig. Have I dreamt it’s a charity event? Not sure but hopefully we’ll get something.

Was for the HUBB foundation and a few others if I remember rightly. I’m guessing the club have calculated it’s about building a reputation to hold these events and maybe open the door for others.

If some of the surrounding area becomes off limits from the end of May I hope the club has thought through stuff like relocating the ticket office or getting a better phone system as around that time there’ll be a number wanting to renew or purchase season tickets.

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3 hours ago, The man in the pub said:

Minor point but it would be good to be able to buy food/drink in Lorne St and eat it or drink it before halftime finishes. Currently you need to nip in whilst the match is on to achieve that. I appreciate that everyone rushes in at the same time but its not unexpected, it can be planned for. I also understand that its currently a concession so to some extent outside the clubs control. If we have a good run in and crowds improve it will only get worse, whats the plan ?. Hope for good weather to reduce demand?

With the prices  charged (assume staff on minimum wage) why wouldnt you take on extra staff. The profit made must pay for them and I have lost count how many times we have given up. OK other options are available but during a freezing  game it warms you up. A no brainer ?

My experiences from watching football abroad has been that they are so much better than it than UK team. A tiny cub like Cercle Brugge for example, they just pull pints and make coffee 5 minutes before the end of the game and line them up so that all you do is pick one up and pay quickly. None of the chat and wait situations that UK clubs have. Much more efficient. I am confident that with a bit of planning, queues could be much faster moving and we would sell a ton more at half time.

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17 hours ago, toyahw said:

Get them to turn their hearing aids on.

Won’t work, I wear two hearing aids, they only amplify sound, if there’s no sound in the first place then it’s a waste of time. Can’t hear any music, team news, substitutions, heaven forbid if there was ever a serious safety alert.

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Won’t work, I wear two hearing aids, they only amplify sound, if there’s no sound in the first place then it’s a waste of time. Can’t hear any music, team news, substitutions, heaven forbid if there was ever a serious safety alert.
Rule of thumb - if everyone around you starts running like crazy, run like crazy in the same direction
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8 minutes ago, philmpv said:
1 hour ago, Conrad said:
Won’t work, I wear two hearing aids, they only amplify sound, if there’s no sound in the first place then it’s a waste of time. Can’t hear any music, team news, substitutions, heaven forbid if there was ever a serious safety alert.

Rule of thumb - if everyone around you starts running like crazy, run like crazy in the same direction

Only problem is nobody around me can hear it either.

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4 hours ago, The man in the pub said:

Minor point but it would be good to be able to buy food/drink in Lorne St and eat it or drink it before halftime finishes. Currently you need to nip in whilst the match is on to achieve that. I appreciate that everyone rushes in at the same time but its not unexpected, it can be planned for. I also understand that its currently a concession so to some extent outside the clubs control. If we have a good run in and crowds improve it will only get worse, whats the plan ?. Hope for good weather to reduce demand?

With the prices  charged (assume staff on minimum wage) why wouldnt you take on extra staff. The profit made must pay for them and I have lost count how many times we have given up. OK other options are available but during a freezing  game it warms you up. A no brainer ?

One answer is to bring the food/drink to the sitting customer watching the game, it's done at baseball games in the US. A person with a "Tray" walks up and down the aisles of say the Railway stand, you put your hand up, shout what you want, it's passed along to you, you pass the money back along the row to the seller. When the seller runs out they go back to the to the kiosk and restock.

You can get food or a drink at any time of the game. Vendor sells more, more people earn money as sellers.

 

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