I was looking for the thread about the members' forum on Tue 9 July at Bankwest Stadium, but couldn't find one, so I posted this here. (Mack - Feel free to move it to the right thread if you wish.)
Is anyone going to the members' forum?
What questions have you already submitted to the Club? (You can submit questions when you book your place.)
I sent them this:
The upcoming season is critical in the Club's history - you must get things right both on-field and off-field if you want the fans to return to the games and to bring back the atmosphere on match days that we have sadly lost over the past 3 years. The on-field matters are for the coaching and technical staff to sort out. I'm interested in the off-field initiatives you have to get fans to start to care and be interested in coming to games again. What discussions have you had with stadium security management, FFA and the Parramatta police LAC to ensure that active fans are not overzealously policed and we won't see past mistakes by officials repeated? Will we see a relaxation on limits on large flags, instruments, megaphones, tifos, etc or will such pointless restrictions continue? Will you be trialling a 'safe smoke' area like other clubs do (eg: in the MLS in the USA)? How do you propose to attract more active members and how will you encourage them to create the noise, colour and atmosphere that we all love as fans and is the only true differentiator of our football code from the other codes?