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    Just completed the survey. Worrying times. I as stated previously will write it off. Its not any fault of our club, its just been a complete national/global crisis. I could not imagine this town without Saints, its sadly not the place it was and we need to keep our relevance for generations to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    Just completed the survey. Worrying times. I as stated previously will write it off. Its not any fault of our club, its just been a complete national/global crisis. I could not imagine this town without Saints, its sadly not the place it was and we need to keep our relevance for generations to come.
    Me too. However I don't believe in any way that all fans should follow suit but if you can afford I'd urge you to do the same. No shame if you can't afford though.

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    I’ve donated 2 season tickets to the club. Hope all folks Follow suit if they can afford it. I know some won’t be able to donate cos of Financial restraints and i fully understand. Just have a think and choice wisely. COYS

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    I expressed my concerns over the club's suggestion that those donating would have their names displayed somewhere (on the players shirt was one suggestion).
    Whilst I understand that the club would wish to express thanks, I do feel that this sort of thing could be divisory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    I expressed my concerns over the club's suggestion that those donating would have their names displayed somewhere (on the players shirt was one suggestion).
    Whilst I understand that the club would wish to express thanks, I do feel that this sort of thing could be divisory.
    Yep, agree completely..

    If you can afford it, that's fine if not that's fine too..

    Maybe look at having a few nights where supporters can have a free three course meal on the club with the players etc. They'd probably make on the night through beers sales anyway, and a nice little thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    I expressed my concerns over the club's suggestion that those donating would have their names displayed somewhere (on the players shirt was one suggestion).
    Whilst I understand that the club would wish to express thanks, I do feel that this sort of thing could be divisory.
    Agree.

    The fan who is on low income and needs a refund is just as big a fan as the person who lives in a massive mortgage free house enjoying a good income.

    Those who want their names on a wall or shirt are the "I am a better fan than you" brigade.

    Putting names on shirts etc will cost the club money. The very thing they are trying to save.
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    I too have wrote off my season ticket, however I am in a position to do this, I have been paid in full through this and still in a good job. There will be people who aren’t as lucky and will have taken a financial hit over the last few months, so an extra few hundred quid in the refund will be valuable for them.

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    Donated all 3 season tickets. We have to believe the club crisis is real and anyone who buys a season ticket you would assume is invested enough that the complete failure of the club is not an option.

    Obviously any individuals own financial constraints come first however.

    Fingers crossed for the club and everyone else who has been financially hit by the crisis.

    Take care all.

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    I'm sure their must be many season ticket holders like myself who haven't had the email.

    Is this just a survey to gauge the opinion of season ticket holders or are they asking for a decision now.

    If its the latter I assume they'll write to the season ticket holder's who they can't contact by email.

    If it is just a survey it may have been better to put a link to it on the club's website.

    Come to think of it I doubt if the club has my address anyway, I've move once or twice since 1958 , i just go the the club each year and renew it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infamous Grouse View Post
    I'm sure their must be many season ticket holders like myself who haven't had the email.

    Is this just a survey to gauge the opinion of season ticket holders or are they asking for a decision now.

    If its the latter I assume they'll write to the season ticket holder's who they can't contact by email.

    If it is just a survey it may have been better to put a link to it on the club's website.

    Come to think of it I doubt if the club has my address anyway, I've move once or twice since 1958 , i just go the the club each year and renew it
    It did have a personal feel to it and was very much a survey highlighting the current concerns, the options you choose has obvious finance implications to the club. For me I've pretty much written off the season but I have suggested a 10% discount on next years early bird tickets or a heavy discount on the Saints TV.

    My biggest concern with all this mass selfish ignorance of social distancing we might get another virus spike by the end of the year and next season will be in jeopardy as well, that would destroy RL being a fully professional sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    My biggest concern with all this mass selfish ignorance of social distancing we might get another virus spike by the end of the year and next season will be in jeopardy as well, that would destroy RL being a fully professional sport.
    I totally agree with you 100% there are some idiots about. It's a real worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infamous Grouse View Post
    I'm sure their must be many season ticket holders like myself who haven't had the email.

    Is this just a survey to gauge the opinion of season ticket holders or are they asking for a decision now.

    If its the latter I assume they'll write to the season ticket holder's who they can't contact by email.

    If it is just a survey it may have been better to put a link to it on the club's website.

    Come to think of it I doubt if the club has my address anyway, I've move once or twice since 1958 , i just go the the club each year and renew it
    I read somewhere that the club requested members that have not been contacted update their details at Saints.
    Also i would never contemplate asking our club for a refund in their hours of need although in my case being a pensioner the "financial gift" from me wont be anything like the full price pass that most people pay.

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    Forgot to add the survey states that one will not be held to their online decision and can change their mind later

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    The ground could easily hold 500 fans with complete social distancing (and some common sense and guidelines)
    I think anyone 'donating' their season ticket to the club should go into a lottery for one of these 500 each home game. Your seat would be allocated according to the social distance guidelines rather than your own season ticket seat.
    I think it would encourage more 'donations' and at least some would get to see a game.
    Seems so obvious I don't know why they are not doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58er View Post
    I read somewhere that the club requested members that have not been contacted update their details at Saints.
    Also i would never contemplate asking our club for a refund in their hours of need although in my case being a pensioner the "financial gift" from me wont be anything like the full price pass that most people pay.
    I go to matches with a mate, he has sent me a copy of the email. Even though it is not in my name I can still do the survey as long as I put my membership number on it.

    On that basis maybe someone from the club could consider putting a link to it on here.

    I found it annoying to be honest.

    People are entitled to a refund plain and simple. They shouldn't be made to feel guilty about asking for it.

    If you paid for a carpet from a shop and they didn't deliver it would you let them keep the money?

    They should refund the money then if any fans want to give it back as a donation its up to them.

    They are running a professional business if they need more funds then they should consider the option of selling shares as already mentioned.

    Don't like this begging bowl mentality.


    Having said all that I'd most probably go for option 2., it was just the wording of the survey that annoyed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infamous Grouse View Post
    I go to matches with a mate, he has sent me a copy of the email. Even though it is not in my name I can still do the survey as long as I put my membership number on it.

    On that basis maybe someone from the club could consider putting a link to it on here.

    I found it annoying to be honest.

    People are entitled to a refund plain and simple. They shouldn't be made to feel guilty about asking for it.

    If you paid for a carpet from a shop and they didn't deliver it would you let them keep the money?

    They should refund the money then if any fans want to give it back as a donation its up to them.

    They are running a professional business if they need more funds then they should consider the option of selling shares as already mentioned.

    Don't like this begging bowl mentality.


    Having said all that I'd most probably go for option 2., it was just the wording of the survey that annoyed me.

    As I have said everyone situation is different, but with regards to the begging bowl mentality just stop and think.

    If say there are 8,000 season ticket holder with let’s say an average price of 200, that’s 1.6 million in cash the club has to find. So it is a very serious situation and I don’t think people should underestimate it.

    In my view it is a whole world of difference between this and say a holiday or any other service or goods provider, I don’t have any sense of attachment any particular company but I do have one to Saints.

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    Completed the survey and agreed to donate. Like I suspect many members here, I had to think long and hard, having been made redundant last week.
    Im not sure the wording on the survey is helpful, not many will want to tick a box that effectively says your actions might ruin the club!
    I would have preferred an option to class this as an investment- maybe a nominal share issue or similar, as again it being a donation makes this seem like a charity donation. I do like the suggestion of a member night with the players, but I suppose the practicality of this will depend on numbers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrogger View Post
    Completed the survey and agreed to donate. Like I suspect many members here, I had to think long and hard, having been made redundant last week.
    Im not sure the wording on the survey is helpful, not many will want to tick a box that effectively says your actions might ruin the club!
    I would have preferred an option to class this as an investment- maybe a nominal share issue or similar, as again it being a donation makes this seem like a charity donation. I do like the suggestion of a member night with the players, but I suppose the practicality of this will depend on numbers.


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    Sorry to hear about your redundancy. Hope everything works out ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The.Reverand View Post
    Sorry to hear about your redundancy. Hope everything works out ok.
    Cheers mate, appreciate that. Im ok, fortunately Ive managed well financially so can cope at the moment, getting back to watch live games is what Im most looking forward to!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by scrogger View Post
    Cheers mate, appreciate that. I’m ok, fortunately I’ve managed well financially so can cope at the moment, getting back to watch live games is what I’m most looking forward to!!


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    Really sorry to hear that. Tough times we are in. Keep your chin up.

    EDIT: sorry meant to quote your earlier post. Quoting this sounds like I'm sorry for you that you've managed well financially. D'oh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Really sorry to hear that. Tough times we are in. Keep your chin up.

    EDIT: sorry meant to quote your earlier post. Quoting this sounds like I'm sorry for you that you've managed well financially. D'oh!
    Haha! Cheers mate!


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    I dont own a season ticket. So I got to games as and when I can. Became a Dad last week. So i'll defo be heading to the store for some saints gear for my little lad.

    Recently saw the Sadio Mane advert that was done at the Stadium. Great use of the stadium. (Hope that someone was talking to New Balance about possible kit sponsorship at some point)

    Cant help but think the Little Mix concert was a huge financial loss as well.


    Just thinking round to the Mane advert. Is there a lack fo RL players able to do this because of restrictions on wages. Would Image rights payment be outside the Salary Cap rules/Restrictions?

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    I think the clubs do image rights but it is pretty low key. Gillette did some with Scully but even that seemed regional. Maybe sponsors could use the players more and help with salaries if and when things normalise.

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