Glover

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  1. Glover

    Special General Meeting - Rescheduled date

    I have submitted my name also and will fly over on the Tuesday for it.
  2. Glover

    Music for the team to run out too

    It’s PC gone mad.
  3. Glover

    Music for the team to run out too

    Until 2:20 or so the team would have to remain in the tunnel (or wherever) but I like it! It’s got enough pep, after 2:20, and would be unique to the club and is relevant (and we would pick up more SNP-oriented fans). That has my vote thus far. Though I would still have Sean and Queen myself - but AC/DC is good too. If we keep testing the waters why not start a poll? That would be one way to start the 25th anniversary with a quasi-official anthem or anthems.
  4. Glover

    Music for the team to run out too

    The club, now we have Commercial Director, Commercial manager and a marketing CEO need to be experimenting and trying new things, staying still isn’t an option. This would be a very intriguing trial to get fans engaged. Rightly, things like the Golden ticket and community events with school age children are to be applauded but there’s still a lot to be done in terms of adult season ticket and floating fan outreach. Fans are worth 300k-800k a year and such ‘clients’ are the bread and butter of Dalgarno, Crook and Oliver. We are also heading into 25th anniversary territory so we should be setting the bar high.
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    Music for the team to run out too

    I think this is a case in point (however incidental it may appear for others) for how more fan engagement or fan voice in the club could be realised while still recognising the many behind-the-scenes things that the club has to get right (things that are only visible if things go awry such as disciplinary records, health & safety etc.). Things like music shouldn't be top-down or arbitrary but as a result of a process decided buy the many and perhaps adjusted season by season in lieu of a fixed preference. Laurence's original suggestion would perhaps give us the edge in the first two mins of games as it would throw the opposition. I'm not sure what tune would work. Local would be good or if not one that had some relevance to the locale or team.... Sean Connery narrating Highlander: "From the dawn of time we came, moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the gathering, when the few who remain will battle to the last. No-one has ever known we were among you...until now" - - - and then Queen's 'Princes of the Universe' (or another Queen song). 😉
  6. Glover

    Music for the team to run out too

    Celtic have Rod Stewart, Hibs have Reid twins, Watford Elton John, who is Inverness's 'artist in residence'?
  7. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    As the longest-serving and most senior player, I imagine he is one of the top earning players at the club. These 3 players thing is bunkum - it’s reported as being to slash the wage bill and nothing else. The issue is not about what Gary earns - as I’ve said before, if it had been prohibitive the board would have made this move a year ago. We can infer that at least. The board in 2017 also forecast where they would be (I hope) and still didn’t act. Its not the wage. The club have obviously arranged for a reporter to come to the club (or phone) during the holidays with one story, that Gary had been told to leave. I guess that John Robertson was asked to give the interview. I also guess the decision to tell the press came after Gary had refused to take a pay cut and or early termination for a sum much less than his contract value. If that sits easy with some then that’s their prerogative. Personally, I think it was an overstepping by the board on the playing squad to allocate his wage else where. If hiring in backroom non-football staff and cutting at the football squad level is what is wanted and is the modus operandi then we shall have a very well operated stadium, submitting its accounts seamlessly, and very little stress for the directors, and hosting part-time football in League one. How many season tickets would we sell then? Is that what the board means when they talk about ‘sustainable’?
  8. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    So after long-service your employer, a year before retirement, says ‘actually -change of plan - better for us if you leave’. And you think that’s ‘staying the same’ and not at all negative... You also seem to be implying that people who have issue with this decision are just malcontents. Plenty of people who have an issue with this are ‘happy clappers’ towards the players. They are less inclined to give board decisions a free pass. I’d say that is good practice, indeed it’s what makes democracy to have robust opposition (or should do). Happy clapper or being positive does not equate to agreeing with the board’s decisions, certainly not when a fan has a rational objection to that. I find myself to be a ‘player happy clapper’, and perhaps you are a ‘board happy clapper’. Let’s be happy together.
  9. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    What team - which division? I don’t want to be pedantic but I don’t see where this demand for a ‘slow, old, unfit defender ’ is coming from?
  10. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    Big payday?
  11. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    Agree with that Alan, so it was probably not worth the board’s while to try on the off chance. Thus I question the nous of the board.
  12. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    Options that could have been considered: 1) Give Gary another contract 2) Wait until 2019 3) Give Gary his contract value and ask him to clear his locker 4) Offer Gary a percentage of his contract to leave now 5) Go to the Press & Journal and bemoan finances, highlight "premiership wages' and 'appearance fee', and see if the guilt trip will work. I imagine 4 was offered to Gary. Gary said no (or asked for an improved percentage). That was rejected. A board member phoned the P&J and set up an interview. A staff member gave an interview. And here we all are. I will try and make it to the last game of the season at ICT for hospitality and maybe shake his hand and thank him for his 7 years, 220-appearances and his part in getting us to the Scottish Cup Final past Celtic and Premier years. Hopefully see certain people there.
  13. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    In jest, Caman. I do see the argument as you laid out.
  14. Glover

    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    Me. Made 25 appearances last season and is our longest-serving player -might be 33 but defenders often are older to marshall the team from the back in lieu of the keeper, an important year for the club with all the younger players that’ve come through, as a qualified teacher and coach the team will be stronger with him in the dressing room during their transition.