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Bang on.

Well said.

Never been part of active support, but have hardly missed a game from the west stand. Still to this day have the upmost respect for all in the terraces.
Hoping that good results bring back some people before Estadio De Parramatta is complete.

"Never, dont give up" - K. Bulut 2014.

 

 

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Oh don't worry the missing ultra radicals will be pushing their way front of march Derby Day Sunday to reclaim what they divorced some time ago. It don't help our cause that we're burning through capos which are compelled by circumstance to lead Actives they may have not chosen or be familiar with. Be that as it may you play the cards dealt to you. 

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18 hours ago, GrEmIoWaNdErEr said:

but want happened to boris bloke the original capo don't see him around no more 

He is still around, just doesn't capo anymore.

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36 minutes ago, theguyyouwishyouwere said:

self-congratulatory pat on the back

Surely we should be congratulating anyone who has been turning up this year RBB or not. 

But if we are self congratulating then I’ll 

polish my season 2108 badge collection 

- CCM away * 2

- “member of the Wellington 7000”

- “didn’t turn tv off during either jets or glory away game humpings

- “ stayed to end of anz derby massacre”

 

Edited by StringerBellend

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If we're listing dire home games add in the 2-0 loss to Brisbane at ANZ in the rain with 8000 people. That felt like hard work.

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36 minutes ago, Davo said:

If we're listing dire home games add in the 2-0 loss to Brisbane at ANZ in the rain with 8000 people. That felt like hard work.

Yep that was well grim (and yes I have the badge) 

 

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11 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

Yep that was well grim (and yes I have the badge) 

 

When it is season ticket application time for the first season at the new stadium everyone will claim to have these badges, 20,000 will claim they were at the Brisbane and Nix games.

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It's a thing that the room is empty and fewer are standing. It needs to be addressed. That which made us the envy and terror of so many returns in surges. This has not gone unnoticed. This compromise with accountants who "run" the World Game. 

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So do we have no active for the rest of the season, is that the go?  Including the Derby?

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25 minutes ago, scarcev said:

So do we have no active for the rest of the season, is that the go?  Including the Derby?

That's correct for home games. RBB will be active at away games only.

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4 minutes ago, Carns said:

That's correct for home games. RBB will be active at away games only.

soft

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Posted (edited)

Without knowing details of the grievances RBB folk have I don’t think calling them soft is good judgement. 

You can’t just say we are trying to send a message and boycott active at home games and make exception for derby - if anything staying strong for a derby is more important than any game if you want to send a massage 

however if the rbb is sending that massage to gallop rememeber he doesn’t want you there so I hope it’s not the case 

Edited by GunnerWanderer

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34 minutes ago, GunnerWanderer said:

Without knowing details of the grievances RBB folk have I don’t think calling them soft is good judgement. 

You can’t just say we are trying to send a message and boycott active at home games and make exception for derby - if anything staying strong for a derby is more important than any game if you want to send a massage 

however if the rbb is sending that massage to gallop rememeber he doesn’t want you there so I hope it’s not the case 

Well said.

I would prefer the RBB to be active but it is truly their in s*** venues we play at.

Everyone knows Gallop wants a so-called family friendly atmosphere. 

The club and the FFA need to support EVERYONE in football or they don't have a product. If they don't appreciate that they should move out and let people in who understand.

Unfortunately, Gallop as CEO is just an appeased and not a leader who will stand in the breech. He is the toxic culture in football.

 

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1 hour ago, Paul01 said:

Well said.

I would prefer the RBB to be active but it is truly their call in s*** venues we play at.

Everyone knows Gallop wants a so-called family friendly atmosphere. 

The club and the FFA need to support EVERYONE in football or they don't have a product. If they don't appreciate that they should move out and let people in who understand.

Unfortunately, Gallop as CEO is just an appeaser and not a leader who will stand in the breech. He is the toxic culture in football.

 

Fixed

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2 hours ago, GunnerWanderer said:

Without knowing details of the grievances RBB folk have I don’t think calling them soft is good judgement. 

You can’t just say we are trying to send a message and boycott active at home games and make exception for derby - if anything staying strong for a derby is more important than any game if you want to send a massage 

however if the rbb is sending that massage to gallop rememeber he doesn’t want you there so I hope it’s not the case 

To be honest I don't even care if they are there or not I go for the football but if they are staying away to make a statement or prove a supposed point then yea I reckon that's soft. The same way that some of their members (rightly) abused our players for not having a go a few weeks ago, it is exactly the same thing. Next year when we are in a new stadium winning games and the same plastic 'ultras' turn up and push their way to the front again causing issues for the Club with smokeys and opposing supporters chant about the RBB only turning up when you are winning and only singing when you are winning simply agree with them cos its the truth.  And before the predicted 'we're not trained monkeys blah blah blah' brigade get in, I couldn't care if you turn up or not or how you watch the game, everyone has the right to do what they want but just dont claim to be the best supporter group in the country cos atm the Mariners brass band has more heart and makes more noise.

Edited by scarcev

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11 minutes ago, scarcev said:

but just dont claim to be the best supporter group in the country cos atm the Mariners brass band has more heart and makes more noise.

And they haven't been turning up either.

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I don’t think any of us in the stands have any right to criticize anyone in the RBB.

It is up to those in the terrace on what they do on match day, if they wish to support the boys on the field in the same way the majority of us do on match days, that is their right & choice. We have no right to demand they be active & create an atmosphere. In saying that, we all wish that they were especially in a season like this where it’s one of the only great things about match days at these souless venues

I must admit that I haven’t felt that  close to the RBB as I have in the previous seasons. There have been genuine grievances with certain things like the openly hostile security & police attitude towards them at SOP or the ridiculous eviction & banning of members (the two that come to mind was the capo/marshall being banned last season & those evicted after the half time tunnel send off). The more I think about it, there has just been so much **** you’ve had to face these last few seasons & must wear down those that just want to turn up and chant. Why have there numbers decreased, I’m not going to speculate but it’s happened right across the board (16,000 members, 7k turn up)

You guys have to be admired for putting in the effort in the stands when a loss is on the cards before kick off & the players don’t bother putting in half as much effort on the field. In saying that, they’ve come up with a few things with statements and the like at stuff I’ve feverently disagreed or just cringed. Probably the first time I’ve felt like this since the beginning.

I remember with great fondness at a preseason RBB meeting at the collector (season 4?) where despite being banned Harry made a great speech & one of the points that stuck with me was when he said that when he thinks of the RBB, it’s not just the terrace but everyone in the stands, everyone who goes on away trips etc. That really resonated with me, was happy to back them for any cause that was just... 

Im not saying that they can’t say or do what they want or that it’s wrong or anything like that but just probably the first time I’ve felt that we haven’t been on the same wave length as the rest of the fan base.

There is currently an issue between the RBB & club management. Neither party wish to have a public discussion but you just hope that things get sorted for next season. I respect that they’d rather sort things out behind closed doors but leaves the majority in the dark.

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18 hours ago, scarcev said:

The same way that some of their members (rightly) abused our players for not having a go a few weeks ago, it is exactly the same thing.

And they all got banned for it. That's just one of the many reasons why the RBB is fed up with SOP and has chosen to not be active for the rest of the season.

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23 hours ago, scarcev said:

So do we have no active for the rest of the season, is that the go?  Including the Derby?

Well with regards to TV coverage, it wont make any difference if the RBB are active or not as last time, all you could hear on the TV was the Cove thanks to strategically placed microphones.

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1 hour ago, Erebus said:

And they all got banned for it. That's just one of the many reasons why the RBB is fed up with SOP and has chosen to not be active for the rest of the season.

For telling the players to fire up & wake up on the field? Was there any personal abuse, threats, over the top or anything of the like? If they are just giving the players a bit of the kick up the arse, then what’s the issue here?

It was a disgusting first half performance from the team, 2-0 down, no urgency, no desire, no tempo. Not good enough & we have accepted too much of it this season.

A point of clarification, it was a 1 year stadium ban not a membership ban. If that’s what they are banning, then let’s just throw all the diss chants out the window. Bans all round. It was one of the reasons given last year for banning the capo in the later stages of last season at Spotless. Again, stadium ban not membership ban.

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