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McNasty

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The club obviously listened when I reported the results of the Zone poll on Friday games.

The Trust also stated their members preferred Saturday games

Well done the us. :thumbsup:
 

Ricey

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A great move by the club, means us exiles stand more of a chance to getting to home games.
 

sillyshrimper

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How did this get from holding a poll on the preference of Friday or Saturday night games to taking over the building of Fossetts Farm?!!!
 

McNasty

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Back in the 60's,Friday night football at Roots Hall ruled.But these days I much prefer Saturday afternoons.Funny how things change

Personally I prefer Saturdays as it leaves the whole weekend free ---- working Monday to Friday and also running the Zone leaves me not a lot of time.
 

Mick

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The club obviously listened when I reported the results of the Zone poll on Friday games.

The Trust also stated their members preferred Saturday games

Well done the us. :thumbsup:

Given that the poll showed that 35% of the voters preferred Friday football and it's being capped at not much over 15% of the matches on Friday, I'm not sure how carefully they listened. This is neither first past the post nor proportional representation !
 

Jam_Man

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Given that the poll showed that 35% of the voters preferred Friday football and it's being capped at not much over 15% of the matches on Friday, I'm not sure how carefully they listened. This is neither first past the post nor proportional representation !

The poll is a bit misleading though because Im sure that some of the people who liked Friday games still want Saturday games as well and wouldnt want just Friday matches?

Sounds like we need more polls.
 

Mick

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The poll is a bit misleading though because Im sure that some of the people who liked Friday games still want Saturday games as well and wouldnt want just Friday matches?

Sounds like we need more polls.

Indeed, I am sure many of the Friday preferences would be quite happy with a decent number of Saturday home games and vice versa. How they took the results of a black and white poll with a turn out of about 5% of our home gate (and probably with a disproportionate number of "exiles") and decided that a maximum of three Friday games was appropriate, I can't begin to imagine.
 

McNasty

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Given that the poll showed that 35% of the voters preferred Friday football and it's being capped at not much over 15% of the matches on Friday, I'm not sure how carefully they listened. This is neither first past the post nor proportional representation !

Mick, The Trust figures from their survey backed the Zone 's numbers pretty well. It may only represent a small percentage of the support but the people preferring Saturday was 2 - 1, I personally like Friday nights.

I am sure the club will observe the figures over the season and make any changes needed when we start playing in our new stadium.
 

Yorkshire Blue

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Indeed, I am sure many of the Friday preferences would be quite happy with a decent number of Saturday home games and vice versa. How they took the results of a black and white poll with a turn out of about 5% of our home gate (and probably with a disproportionate number of "exiles") and decided that a maximum of three Friday games was appropriate, I can't begin to imagine.

I suspect they looked most closely at gate receipts.

However the best news about this (and I'd have preferred more than 3) is that the Friday games will be spread out.
 
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