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#1 atp

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

Average attendance 850-900, meeting to be held in Raiders Bar which holds less than 100?

Shouldn't all supporters have a chance to attend?

#2 D11

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

The atendance at the proposed meeting will be unknown until the actual night it occurs. I would imagine a greater number than 100 due to the past.

 

I personally cannot make the meeting which will probably come as a relief to the Board of Directors and some nieve fans ;) . I will say again that this position was clearly forseen and should come as no suprise to anyone who had knowledge of the finances of the club and the inherited debts. This is NOT a cash flow situation were borrowed money will omit the problem and it is hard cash that the club needs to pay of some of the long standing debts from previous to the curent BoD. It was always going to be an up hill battle but one thing that Barrow RLFC has is a hard core of fans and supportesr that have kept the club above water over the years. I can see a good future for the club but any plans must be actioned and long term otherwise this will reccur year in year out.

 

Sorry for the negativity but I have been harping on about this day coming for over 12 months.


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#3 Phil. K

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

 
I personally cannot make the meeting which will probably come as a relief to the Board of Directors and some nieve fans ;) .


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#4 Dibble

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

Average attendance 850-900, meeting to be held in Raiders Bar which holds less than 100?

Shouldn't all supporters have a chance to attend?

How do you arrive at your average figure?
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#5 atp

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

Gate figures around 1000-1200 allowing for traveling supporters and children, my point being the Raiders Bar is to small to hold a meeting of this importance to the club. Going off past attendances at previous crisis meetings

#6 barrowbob

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

Can't see a turn out of more 200 and I think that's being optimistic.

#7 atp

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Totaly agree barrowbob Raiders Bar has a licence for around 75-80 if my memory is correct, could be wrong.

#8 soss

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

cant make the meeting but i really hope it goes well and a solution can be found. alot of people have invested a great deal of time and money in the club, voluteers,  back room staff, BoD members past and present, the shop, its helpers and fans.

 

I dont think anyone wants this season or the club to fail and if its is only a cash flow problem im sure it can be overcome but the BoD need to be frank and open if we are to move forward.


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#9 livo

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

Im sure the bar will be able to accommodate the numbers due. A bit of rearranging the furniture, plus there is always outside. We have a mic and a speaker what can go outside. Plus the last meeting we had at the lisdoonie, I'm sure there was less than a hundred there. I might be wrong.


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#10 Dibble

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

The meeting scheduled to be held in the Raiders Bar on Friday 17th May 2013 at 8pm, will now be held at the Lidsoonie Hotel - 6pm start
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#11 soss

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

lets hope for a big turnout...would be disapointing if only a few turn up after having to move the venue.

 

let me know how it goes please.


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#12 Plan of Attack

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

The meeting scheduled to be held in the Raiders Bar on Friday 17th May 2013 at 8pm, will now be held at the Lidsoonie Hotel - 6pm start

Some of us dont finish work until 5-15 p.m. on a Friday so this is no good to me! :(



#13 fozzy3

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:50 PM

Just out of Interest does the lisdoonie sponsor the club at all.I didn't see a problem with using the raiders bar and keeping the money in the club even more so when the club needs all the money it can get

#14 Raider94

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

Be interesting to see how many people that are complaining the raiders bar wont be big enough to hold the meeting actually turn up themselves

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#15 Penno

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:31 AM

Any bits of fund raising planned for Friday night? I know it won't be much but surely it all helps?



#16 livo

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:16 PM

The Raiders Bar will be open after the meeting at the Lisdoonie. So if you fancy a couple of pints to discuss the nights events with each other, your more than welcome. Plus we will be showing the Warrington v Hull game at 8pm. Doors will open at 7.15pm


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#17 Michael Ashton

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

Apologies from Sandra and myself but we are in Ireland. I look forward to reading all about it after the meeting.


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#18 Plan of Attack

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

Unfortunatley I wont be there either as I dont finish work in time for a 6 p.m. meeting, shame it was not 8 p.m. as originally planned ;)



#19 Alias

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

Just hope there's a good turn out out after the griping about the meeting being held in raiders bar . If you want answers it want to share ideas for fundraising .. Help your club if you can by being there tonight . 30 mins and counting :)

#20 lifer

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

Any news on this...




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