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#1 fillipo del toro

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

I notice on the Official Club Website, you can down load a voucher, print it off, fill your details in, arrive at a turnstile, hand the voucher to the nice man, and he will let you in Spotland for the Hemel Home Game (Sunday June 2nd 2013 KO 3pm) for £2 yes, £2.....!

 

Now i am no marketing guru, but a great gesture from the club and possibly the most groundbreaking bit of promotion & commercialism from the suits since the free Hot Cross Bun on entry Offer versus Whitehaven on Good Friday 1986 at the Athletic Grounds. 

I noticed also the club opened a portal for a few days to order some Samurai merchandise via the website. I am absolutely staggred at the pro active business sense of the club. Long may it continue.

 

Well Done.


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#2 PooingDog

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

Lets hope it lifts attendance, I cant see Hemmel bringing many up to Spotland but who knows.

What this promotion really needs now is promoting.

Well done.
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#3 Anita Bath

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

Certainly NOT knocking the effort/initiative, but dont expect a massive response and dont interpret that as a failure of price discounts.

Bottom line - does anyone outside of the hard core who turn up every week no matter who is playing, really care about a Hornets v Hemel game? How many people in Rochdale even know where Hemel is and how many know they have a team that plays RL? 2013 Championship 1 rugby is a product that is difficult to sell whatever the price. The RFL apparently didnt consider that when they took the decision to expand in a way that made Ch 1 a division of predominantly southern
clubs with little or no history or tradition. When you are developing a new product the first questions to be asked are "who are we going to sell this to and how?".

Now if the club had offered say 5 quid admission for the Bradford game (or an Oldham game) with perhaps a free ticket (or 2 pound admission voucher) for a future hard to sell game (like Hemel) there might have been a bigger response numbers wise.

Anyway, hope I am wrong and hundreds if not thousands take up the offer.

#4 Pugwash

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

Did the club get permission from the members before deciding to make this offer? Was a meeting called? What do we pay our membership money for if we don't get asked about what is being done, I wonder????

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#5 Anita Bath

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:43 PM

Do I detect a hint of sarcasm in that comment Puggy?

As you will have noticed I was prepared to leave things be but quite clearly you would like to continue the debate.

I hardly think offers of discounts on admission price for an individual game represents 'club policy' or 'club direction'(as used in the description of membership on the club's website). These are day to day operational decisions. I certainly think it differs from strategic decisions to enter into formal linkages with other clubs such as the link with St Helens. But that of course is for the members to decide.

Given you seem to want to pursue the discussion I am happy to rise to the bait. According to what I have been told by a contact, and following the suggestion made by the new moderator, the club was approached with questions about the date of meetings at which the St Helens link was discussed by members, and the date and outcome of any vote by members on the matter. Remember the club website says

"As a Club co-owner/member you will have a say in how it's run, submit suggestions, discuss these at members meetings where everyone's opinions are debated and voted on, and therefore influence the direction the club takes. . ..
As a member driven club no-one member has more say than another, whatever membership you have taken out for the season you have an equal say in members meetings where club policies are decided"

I am informed that the club response was that the link with Saints was discussed at meetings in November and February

No response was given to the question about any members' vote on the adoption of this strategic direction/policy.

The club said club members or accredited members of the press could speak to the Chairman further about the matter


So, given that the link with Saints was announced publicly in October 2012 it does seem like members did not have an opportunity to 'have their opinions debated and voted' or 'influence the direction the club takes" or "have an equal; say in member meetings where club policies are decided' at least with respect to the decision to link with Saints.

I am not saying whether the link with Saints was a good or bad idea and since i am not a member of the club then quite appropriately it is non of my business. But it does appear from this sequence of events that it was seen as being none of the business of club members either. It appears to have been a decision on the strategic direction of the club that was not informed by members opinions, debate or votes.

Of course the board might decide it would not be appropriate to put matters of this sort out for debate and vote by members and that accountability for all such decisions be limited to annual general meetings where members of the board are elected. But if that is the case, the desription of what membrship means (eg on the website and I assume in other club materials) should perhaps be changed to reflect this.

#6 Snoopy Loopy

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

Did the club get permission from the members before deciding to make this offer? Was a meeting called? What do we pay our membership money for if we don't get asked about what is being done, I wonder????

Pugwash.


Silly post - John Drake are you reading this?

#7 PooingDog

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

I wonder how hard we can push this promotion.

There's Facebook, Twitter, this forum, word of mouth. Would the Obby be interested or Rochdale Online?

Perhaps Saints fans might be interested, they don't have a game that day.

Any ideas.
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#8 fillipo del toro

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

I wonder how hard we can push this promotion.

There's Facebook, Twitter, this forum, word of mouth. Would the Obby be interested or Rochdale Online?

Perhaps Saints fans might be interested, they don't have a game that day.

Any ideas.


All of the above & an email to every PE department in the Borough
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#9 PooingDog

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

All of the above & an email to every PE department in the Borough

.....and the amateur teams.

I've often wondered whether discounted tickets sold through Working mens and social clubs (with a commission for them) couldn't increase attendances.

It'd be nice to see the Town Team play some curtain raisers against some representative teams, or even see the British Asian RL team play again. For that matter it'd be nice to see the U'20s play curtain raisers at Spotland if it was possible.
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#10 boro hornet

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

.....and the amateur teams.



It'd be nice to see the Town Team play some curtain raisers against some representative teams, or even see the British Asian RL team play again. For that matter it'd be nice to see the U'20s play curtain raisers at Spotland if it was possible.

the u20s will be playing Hemal in a curtain raiser at Spotland the same day so two matches to watch and its co-operative day to both clubs being run by fans groups with other co-operatives involved on the day . No excuses for any one not to get to Spotland and support their team .
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#11 Jonty

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:58 PM

Great offer - me and my son will be traveling to watch this as a result of the offer.


disques vogue

The club where Eurovision isn't a dirty word. A waltz through the leopard skin lined world of Tom Jones, Bert Kampfert and Burt Bacharach. Step out to the sound of the happy hammond and swing to the seductive sounds of the samba.

DJ's, raffles, cocktails and wide collars. Please dress smart. Gentlemen might like to wear a suit.

Same price. Same music. Same rubbish prizes.

#12 fillipo del toro

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:47 AM

Great offer - me and my son will be traveling to watch this as a result of the offer.



Good on ya Jonty. That's the idea. Don't forget to print your vouchers. Lets hope for a good game
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

I not a Hornets fan but I could see this voucher system working for away supporters only, at every club. You may only be £2 +a beer/ pie / cup tea or whateverwhich is better than nothing .Money is tight so get it where you can.Good luck.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

Did the club get permission from the members before deciding to make this offer? Was a meeting called? What do we pay our membership money for if we don't get asked about what is being done, I wonder????

Pugwash.

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#15 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

We're bringing 10 people so. We're even taking part in the Cooperative activity outside. It's a great initiative.,

#16 boro hornet

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

We're bringing 10 people so. We're even taking part in the Cooperative activity outside. It's a great initiative.,

Look forward to seeing you there.
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#17 Pugwash

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Great stuff TMC I hope you enjoy your experience at Hornets and maybe come back again?

 

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#18 OutOfTownRoughyed

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:28 AM

Great concept and hope its a success for you, have to hold my hands up and say what a great idea it is and congrats to those responsible

#19 boro hornet

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

it's a great day to watch live Rugby League and with 2 matches for only £2 what more can you ask for .Also on the kick pitch sports coaching and in studds bar cheerleading lessons all from Hornets community team , there are market stalls from fellow co-ops including MancuniansRL,FCUnited ,with a host of other family activities. Get down to Spotland for a family fun day and live Rugby League .
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#20 The Baron Mk11

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

Don't want to sound or appear negagtive, but the same happened the last time we had a Co-op day, nothing. At least this time (because of the reduced entrance fee) there has been a fair bit of traffic on the forums and in the press, but for me the obvious place to advertise this day is in the local Co-ops. The brilliant poster on the first page of Hornets official site says " Rule 6* suspended for 80 minutes" ( *All Co-ops must co-operate). The Co-op should have co-operated and put that poster in every Co-op shop in Rochdale, I pose the question: has anyone seen one? I have been in three Co-op shops and I have not seen one, but I could be wrong, do I need to visit Specsavers or Mr Holt's Specialist Eyeware Emporium?

 

Kind Regards

 

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Edited by The Baron Mk11, 02 June 2013 - 09:37 AM.

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