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Lurker - I thought it was strange that the e-mail to complete the survey came from the Club rather than the DT. All very smoke and mirrors.
1st Jun 2024 16:15:40 
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scotty
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scotty if that's the one then it's odd, because that survey was open to both DT and non DT. Meaning it wasn't a survey of the DT membership.
1st Jun 2024 16:05:15 
[147.lo.gg.ed] 
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Absolute non-story, probably put out by his agent.
1st Jun 2024 15:51:43 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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Don’t think many people will want Lyle at 34 so wages could be less of an issue than you think
1st Jun 2024 15:50:11 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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Doubt we would offer enough wages [Link]
1st Jun 2024 15:27:10 
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Saveloy - Thanks, I certainly did miss that bullet point and it it does explicitly refer to free Membership. The fact it is still under comments/suggestions is as you say not a robust process. Still intrigued how the survey is interpreted by the DTB as "The most common answer by many members was to include our membership with a season ticket" and is then deployed in the way it has been.
1st Jun 2024 14:30:23 
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scotty
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Scotty - you are missing a bullet on the previous slide “Free Dons Trust membership” but your point stands, these findings clearly aren’t the robust foundations for a fundamental change to how the Trust attracts its members. I’m surprised she doesn’t just point to the more recent survey which is more compelling (although still flawed).
1st Jun 2024 14:10:47 
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I would have more respect for them if they just said they thought it was best and the reasons why. As far as I’m aware even that low threshold hasn’t been met and “oh members wanted it two years ago” is just a continuation of the shady execution and communication of the plan.
OI - Well one person said (I'll accept maybe more than one made a similar comment) - "Dons Trust membership needs better integration with season tickets". To go from there to a two year plan (Michele has alluded to the blockers needing remediation) to get where we are today is stretching any connection to the limit. I do await Michele sharing the specifics which could correct my current assertions.
1st Jun 2024 13:56:12 
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scotty
I actually suspect many don't disagree with the members quote. Making it easier to join the DT isn't a bad thing. Instead they've made it virtually impossible for a ST holder to avoid being assimilated into the DT. Most aren't going to give up discounts, priority Cup Tickets etc to avoid becoming a first time DT member.
scotty - fascinating. Astonishing it wasn't mentioned at all in the report and then suddenly a year to 18 months later forms the basis of a major decision.
1st Jun 2024 13:41:27 
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the club and most of the B have decided that is what they want and so "resistance is futile". We will be assimilated
Haha MAD could very well be, it not about the football though, I think my mates aspirations are to be Tim be nice and win...
1st Jun 2024 13:32:54 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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Michele claiming that the DT Membership were surveyed in 2022 "which included in particular a question on how we can best grow our membership. The most common answer by many members was to include our membership with a season ticket." She has been challenged to share the actual question and context (I'd suggest context is key). One survey in 2022 was as follows. Maybe there were others, but that recommendation doesn't exactly stand out to me. [Link]
1st Jun 2024 13:25:49 
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scotty
Any DT members who'd like a bit of nostalgia, go to the Proboards thread called "Season Ticket survey results" opened on 18th July 2022 and try and keep a straight face.
I thought that story was from the bar/night club (?) he ran with his wife, rather than something he did at the club. Either way it was definitely covered in a podcast episode somewhere along the way, along with his ‘elite behaviours’ philosophy etc
1st Jun 2024 13:18:03 
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It would be interesting to see if any of his efforts had stuck after he left… I presume we don’t still have a ‘restarts coach’ or call substitutes “finishers”
Big Al, - or do you mean the one where Robodinho left and empty crisp packet outside his office door when he was player recruiting? Litter picking observance a key component of the 27 games without a win 👀
1st Jun 2024 13:11:02 
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middle aged don
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Lurker that's the one, ( I know that because it was the prompt for recalling the article)but iirc it was about the same time as Savaloys link. Not 100% on the date, maybe just after Glyn went and he was in as a caretaker or maybe after getting the job full time.
1st Jun 2024 12:42:15 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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Alan - I found this [Link] but I’m not sure it’s exactly what you are looking for. Robbo also did a good podcast episode that covered some of these topics, it would have been early in his tenure as Head Coach (I’ve not looked for it but should be easy to find.)
1st Jun 2024 12:06:33 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Some insight into the goings on at Everton: [Link]
1st Jun 2024 11:58:41 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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The Champions League Final is a strange one for me. I would normally back Dortmund being the underdog but I do love Ancelotti's management style. No OCD tactics and the belief to allow attacking players to express them themselves. Yes, he does have an advantage with Madrid's spending power but he uses it better than others.
1st Jun 2024 11:42:25 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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[Link]
1st Jun 2024 11:37:50 
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Alan IOW - a You Tube video that shows how Ancelotti gets respect through treating his players as members of his family. All his ex-players seem to have a lot of time for him.
Well worth a read A superb article from The Wimbledon Downunder Supporters Association titled 'Remembering Joe Kinnear' is attached below - [Link] RIP Joe 💛💙💛💙
1st Jun 2024 11:27:51 
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No I’m not tearful
Alan did it follow the spotting that players were throwing their tops all round the pitch in the warm ups? If so that's a few years back. I'm not sure it was even at PL, might be that far back.
1st Jun 2024 11:24:40 
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Lee Brown has done much more than give us 3 decent months in 2years +. He is a solid pro who gives his all every time he plays. Maybe his age related lack of pace has caught him out a few times but he could never be faulted for attitude or effort.
1st Jun 2024 10:33:37 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Thanks for your time OI, but its definitely not that. It's an under 9's side and he wants them to recognise that by being tidy in many areas leads to being better prepared for other stuff. What he doesn't want to do is go heavy on the moaning but would rather have something that they can share as a way forward as a life skill. He did hear of the Newcastle sweeping thing and at the time was impressed.
1st Jun 2024 10:10:40 
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We did read the Robinson thing and I was sure it was a club article or maybe a SLP one but can't find it. As it happens he's a Chelsea fan and recognise the work MR has done there but he was keen to share that article in regards to the being a decent human thing with his squad.
Of course two of us had linked it. [Link]
1st Jun 2024 09:57:00 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
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I can't find links but there was a story (external to the club? The Guardian?) recently about the players being told to manage matches themselves and there was an item back when the youth won at Newcastle about them being asking for a broom to tidy up the dressing room afterwards. I think the former is what would help your friend if anyone can find it.
1st Jun 2024 09:48:41 
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Just wondering if anyone can help by providing a link to the article about Mark Robinson trying to instill decent behaviour in to the youngsters and the responsibility of helping all staff do things like put bibs into a pile and being respectful. Can't find it anywhere.
1st Jun 2024 08:59:10 
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Want to help a mate of mine whose gonna run a youth team and he wants ideas for those in his care to take some initiative, .
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