Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby eastbarnetsupporter » 13 Jun 2018, 09:27

We've now got the best of both worlds.

The bar has returned and we still keep the chicken (which tastes great).

Still confused to why everyone did try cram into the small bar last season when the legends bar was open (and that's where 70% of Barnet fans sit during the game).
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby Norfolkbee » 13 Jun 2018, 13:34

It is very sad when other teams are bringing in two, three, sometimes four players, all we Barnet fans have to chew over is the closure of a chicken shop. Somebody on here a couple of weeks ago was doing a sweepstake on when our first signing would be announced and he (jokingly, I assume, said August), but perhaps he's not that far off the mark.
Surely, if the club is looking to sell season tickets, memberships etc, it should be getting its posterior in gear and providing an impetus to get people to purchase them as soon as possible. A couple of announced signings (assuming there are some) would do wonders for trade.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby hoppy » 13 Jun 2018, 13:45

Norfolkbee wrote:It is very sad when other teams are bringing in two, three, sometimes four players, all we Barnet fans have to chew over is the closure of a chicken shop. Somebody on here a couple of weeks ago was doing a sweepstake on when our first signing would be announced and he (jokingly, I assume, said August), but perhaps he's not that far off the mark.
Surely, if the club is looking to sell season tickets, memberships etc, it should be getting its posterior in gear and providing an impetus to get people to purchase them as soon as possible. A couple of announced signings (assuming there are some) would do wonders for trade.

Totally agree.
And also, why are drip-fed the PSFs. I can't believe that they haven't got them all sorted ages ago.
Jerroll told us about the Hampton & Richmond PSF and then, all of a sudden, it was taken off H & R's website before we then announce it days later.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby ninestein » 13 Jun 2018, 13:58

We may already have signings agreed, but won't announce them until the players have received their final pay packet at their old club.
Other clubs do announce signings early. That's down to them. Anyone who is paid up and out of contract has no reason to hold back and tell the world.

Personally, I'm happy so long as the players Still wants are in place by the time the squad reports back for pre-season late June/early July.
As for the pre season games, they probably have not been organised well in advance. Talking to Rossi in the bar last summer, he said that the higher league clubs tend to dither a bit more with the likes of us, as they get a lot of friendly requests, then they piece together the ones they want against lower league teams once their own prestigious friendlies and tours are fixed up.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby jerroll » 13 Jun 2018, 14:12

hoppy wrote:
Norfolkbee wrote:It is very sad when other teams are bringing in two, three, sometimes four players, all we Barnet fans have to chew over is the closure of a chicken shop. Somebody on here a couple of weeks ago was doing a sweepstake on when our first signing would be announced and he (jokingly, I assume, said August), but perhaps he's not that far off the mark.
Surely, if the club is looking to sell season tickets, memberships etc, it should be getting its posterior in gear and providing an impetus to get people to purchase them as soon as possible. A couple of announced signings (assuming there are some) would do wonders for trade.

Totally agree.
And also, why are drip-fed the PSFs. I can't believe that they haven't got them all sorted ages ago.
Jerroll told us about the Hampton & Richmond PSF and then, all of a sudden, it was taken off H & R's website before we then announce it days later.

I was shot down for commenting about this a couple of weeks ago, hopefully another 3 to come (sat 14 July & midweeks of 9/10 &23/24 July)
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby John_c » 13 Jun 2018, 15:02

Norfolkbee wrote:It is very sad when other teams are bringing in two, three, sometimes four players, all we Barnet fans have to chew over is the closure of a chicken shop. Somebody on here a couple of weeks ago was doing a sweepstake on when our first signing would be announced and he (jokingly, I assume, said August), but perhaps he's not that far off the mark.
Surely, if the club is looking to sell season tickets, memberships etc, it should be getting its posterior in gear and providing an impetus to get people to purchase them as soon as possible. A couple of announced signings (assuming there are some) would do wonders for trade.
This. We have cocked up the last 2 summers by not getting signings in early. I'm starting to worry we're repeating mistakes again...

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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby beew » 13 Jun 2018, 15:03

eastbarnetsupporter wrote:We've now got the best of both worlds.

The bar has returned and we still keep the chicken (which tastes great).

Still confused to why everyone did try cram into the small bar last season when the legends bar was open (and that's where 70% of Barnet fans sit during the game).


The beer in legends is poor, the serving staff are clueless and that's why people preferred the main bar/restaurant. I suspect there won't be any significant changes to PO other than allowing people to sit and drink at the tables previously reserved for diners. Maybe the real reason might be not to open Legends/West stand until 2pm and save on staff costs on that side.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby jerroll » 13 Jun 2018, 15:05

John_c wrote:
Norfolkbee wrote:It is very sad when other teams are bringing in two, three, sometimes four players, all we Barnet fans have to chew over is the closure of a chicken shop. Somebody on here a couple of weeks ago was doing a sweepstake on when our first signing would be announced and he (jokingly, I assume, said August), but perhaps he's not that far off the mark.
Surely, if the club is looking to sell season tickets, memberships etc, it should be getting its posterior in gear and providing an impetus to get people to purchase them as soon as possible. A couple of announced signings (assuming there are some) would do wonders for trade.
This. We have cocked up the last 2 summers by not getting signings in early. I'm starting to worry we're repeating mistakes again...

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I would say once we have started playing friendlies is the time for concern if no new players have arrived.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby Norfolkbee » 13 Jun 2018, 15:05

ninestein wrote:We may already have signings agreed, but won't announce them until the players have received their final pay packet at their old club.
Other clubs do announce signings early. That's down to them. Anyone who is paid up and out of contract has no reason to hold back and tell the world.

Personally, I'm happy so long as the players Still wants are in place by the time the squad reports back for pre-season late June/early July.
As for the pre season games, they probably have not been organised well in advance. Talking to Rossi in the bar last summer, he said that the higher league clubs tend to dither a bit more with the likes of us, as they get a lot of friendly requests, then they piece together the ones they want against lower league teams once their own prestigious friendlies and tours are fixed up.

This is all counter-productive on behalf of the club for the reasons I raised regarding ticket sales and the like. Grab the early initiative and raise the maximum interest.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby ninestein » 13 Jun 2018, 15:47

Or you can peak too early like Chesterfield, who announced all those signings, got the fans excited, now they're all moaning that there's no news!
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby MCB » 13 Jun 2018, 15:49

ninestein wrote:Or you can peak too early like Chesterfield, who announced all those signings, got the fans excited, now they're all moaning that there's no news!


Martin Allen's on holiday! Hope Stilly is as well, think Currie's already had his though.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby eastbarnetsupporter » 13 Jun 2018, 16:02

beew wrote:
eastbarnetsupporter wrote:We've now got the best of both worlds.

The bar has returned and we still keep the chicken (which tastes great).

Still confused to why everyone did try cram into the small bar last season when the legends bar was open (and that's where 70% of Barnet fans sit during the game).


The beer in legends is poor, the serving staff are clueless and that's why people preferred the main bar/restaurant. I suspect there won't be any significant changes to PO other than allowing people to sit and drink at the tables previously reserved for diners. Maybe the real reason might be not to open Legends/West stand until 2pm and save on staff costs on that side.



Fair enough, I've seen how bad it can be at HT. I'll assume TK is aware of the issues.
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby foxy » 13 Jun 2018, 16:32

beew wrote:
eastbarnetsupporter wrote:We've now got the best of both worlds.

The bar has returned and we still keep the chicken (which tastes great).

Still confused to why everyone did try cram into the small bar last season when the legends bar was open (and that's where 70% of Barnet fans sit during the game).


The beer in legends is poor, the serving staff are clueless and that's why people preferred the main bar/restaurant. I suspect there won't be any significant changes to PO other than allowing people to sit and drink at the tables previously reserved for diners. Maybe the real reason might be not to open Legends/West stand until 2pm and save on staff costs on that side.


That would be an absolute tradegy if the Grazioli bar did that... the beer is crap but we don't want to all be crammed into the failed chicken shop!
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby foxy » 13 Jun 2018, 16:40

beew wrote:
eastbarnetsupporter wrote:We've now got the best of both worlds.

The bar has returned and we still keep the chicken (which tastes great).

Still confused to why everyone did try cram into the small bar last season when the legends bar was open (and that's where 70% of Barnet fans sit during the game).


The beer in legends is poor, the serving staff are clueless and that's why people preferred the main bar/restaurant. I suspect there won't be any significant changes to PO other than allowing people to sit and drink at the tables previously reserved for diners. Maybe the real reason might be not to open Legends/West stand until 2pm and save on staff costs on that side.


That would be an absolute tradegy if the Grazioli bar did that... the beer is crap but we don't want to all be crammed into the failed chicken shop!
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Re: Pecking Order RIP - fowl play not suspected

Postby hoofer2 » 13 Jun 2018, 17:02

ninestein wrote:Or you can peak too early like Chesterfield, who announced all those signings, got the fans excited, now they're all moaning that there's no news!


Let's hope they are the equivalents of Kevin Lisbie and Shaun Batt
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