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Cricko

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It is a without doubt that you all support us at times when you can afford it. We are well aware over the past few years that for a lot of people spare cash is not easy to come by.. The Zone can only exist by covering the costs to run it..Because we are probably detrimental to our cause at times we have made this one of the best football forums outside of the the Prem.

To this end we have to ask our members at times ( it is not often) to chip in with a few pounds to keep us going. We thankfully have the likes of our sponsors with FWG, Majeztic, Outstanding Branding and others who cover a great deal of it , but overall we still need your support.

It now costs us over 3k PA to keep these forums going so you can see how we need you help.

Please either use the donate buttons in the forum or pm myself or Ken if you wish to donate to the upkeep of YOUR ZONE differently.

JOHN.UTB.
 

Cricko

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I have deleted posts on this thread asking me that I should of announced a comeback to the Zone before I posted this thread..Get real FFS I am here to help keep the Zone alive,my personal choices are **** all to do with anybody else and I will not announce some great comeback...grow up. x
 

MK Shrimper

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The second coming of Cricko.....that Viagra is a powerful thing :winking:

I shall dip my hand into my pocket on Friday.
 

davewebbsbrain

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I have deleted posts on this thread asking me that I should of announced a comeback to the Zone before I posted this thread..Get real FFS I am here to help keep the Zone alive,my personal choices are **** all to do with anybody else and I will not announce some great comeback...grow up. x

If that's the way we are talked to when we raise a genuine query then your fundraising will fall on deaf ears
 

slapheadsteve

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Then you will have no Zone...pure and simple.

Cricko

I am fairly new to the board in terms of posting but old in terms of supporting the blues.
However the way you talk to posters Pubey and davewebbsbrain has shocked me.
They raised a genuine point about you announced you were steping down, and then suddenly return to ask for donations
to help run this wonderful board.
But your answers i almost thought were a wind up! At the most rude.
 

Blues4Life

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Disgraceful. I may be fairly new but, as previously mentioned by other users, if you are going to talk to us like dirt, it will be you who's affected and not us. After all, you've come out of the blue demanding money from us.

Based on that reason alone, as much as i am enjoying being a part of SZ, i will NOT be donating.
 

Cricko

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Well I can only apologise if my retort came over harsh Steve...However you can have the Zone free for most members to donate or to not.It maybe a harsh shade of reality but that is how it is.....I thought I asked politely but if you wish to take my place on this fundraising issue..........the floor is all yours..
 

Cricko

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Disgraceful. I may be fairly new but, as previously mentioned by other users, if you are going to talk to us like dirt, it will be you who's affected and not us. After all, you've come out of the blue demanding money from us.

Based on that reason alone, as much as i am enjoying being a part of SZ, i will NOT be donating.

Oh FGS ..you get this site for free....I don't see how the the owners will be affected ..there is no demand here for money..just a factual post that we need it to keep the Zone running for it's members.
 

chapperzUK

Guest
I don't think anyone has a problem with you asking for donations, but the 2nd post does come across as rather aggressive and as you've deleted the posts before that one it is impossible to see determine why.

Anyway, welcome back Cricko and hope you are ok. Will have to wait until pay day before donating.

A bit on topic, but what about a World Cup sweepstake? £5 or £10 each and 50% goes to the winner and 50% to ShrimperZone?
 

McNasty

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I don't think anyone has a problem with you asking for donations, but the 2nd post does come across as rather aggressive and as you've deleted the posts before that one it is impossible to see determine why.

Anyway, welcome back Cricko and hope you are ok. Will have to wait until pay day before donating.

A bit on topic, but what about a World Cup sweepstake? £5 or £10 each and 50% goes to the winner and 50% to ShrimperZone?

Hits the like button.
 

Ricey

Scott Forbes No.1 Fan⭐
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I don't think anyone has a problem with you asking for donations, but the 2nd post does come across as rather aggressive and as you've deleted the posts before that one it is impossible to see determine why.

Anyway, welcome back Cricko and hope you are ok. Will have to wait until pay day before donating.

A bit on topic, but what about a World Cup sweepstake? £5 or £10 each and 50% goes to the winner and 50% to ShrimperZone?

Excellent idea Chapperz, was just looking at when the next series of the apprentice was due on to do another sweepstake and as it's been delayed till autumn now this is perfect.
 

Cricko

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I deleted the posts as they were asking about me and nothing to do with the thread.In all honesty I love this forum and have missed it but if people are going to be pedantic over me asking to help raise funds for the upkeep of it without getting their light sabres out..what is the point......The World cup idea is great Chapperz. :)
 

wally4pm

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I don't think anyone has a problem with you asking for donations, but the 2nd post does come across as rather aggressive and as you've deleted the posts before that one it is impossible to see determine why.

Anyway, welcome back Cricko and hope you are ok. Will have to wait until pay day before donating.

A bit on topic, but what about a World Cup sweepstake? £5 or £10 each and 50% goes to the winner and 50% to ShrimperZone?


Great idea. I'll have New Zealand please. (It is the rugby your talking about isn't it?). :winking:
 
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