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JoetheRam

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    JoetheRam reacted to Ruda Harliss in Your all time classic tracks   
    oh how I miss the early 90’s .  Clubbing was a way of life ✌️😜👌
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Ruda Harliss in Your all time classic tracks   
    Whatever happened to those heroes? All the Shakespearo's?
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Inverurie Ram in Derby County Flags   
    Somewhere near Marseille 2016. R.I.P.

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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Derby4Me in Declining attendances   
    Time spent at the ground is about 2 hours.
    Minimum wage is £7.83.
    Cost of a ticket should be in line with what you'd earn in two hours - £15.66, let's round down to £15.
    You should not have to work a full day on minimum wage to take yourself and your son to watch your local 2nd division football team, which is what it is now. In my opinion.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Derby4Me in Declining attendances   
    Time spent at the ground is about 2 hours.
    Minimum wage is £7.83.
    Cost of a ticket should be in line with what you'd earn in two hours - £15.66, let's round down to £15.
    You should not have to work a full day on minimum wage to take yourself and your son to watch your local 2nd division football team, which is what it is now. In my opinion.
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    JoetheRam reacted to KBB in Jack Marriott - a dud?   
    Reduced to posting click bait on an internet forum. Pattern emerging here I think.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Derby4Me in Declining attendances   
    Time spent at the ground is about 2 hours.
    Minimum wage is £7.83.
    Cost of a ticket should be in line with what you'd earn in two hours - £15.66, let's round down to £15.
    You should not have to work a full day on minimum wage to take yourself and your son to watch your local 2nd division football team, which is what it is now. In my opinion.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Derby4Me in Declining attendances   
    Time spent at the ground is about 2 hours.
    Minimum wage is £7.83.
    Cost of a ticket should be in line with what you'd earn in two hours - £15.66, let's round down to £15.
    You should not have to work a full day on minimum wage to take yourself and your son to watch your local 2nd division football team, which is what it is now. In my opinion.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Derby4Me in Declining attendances   
    Time spent at the ground is about 2 hours.
    Minimum wage is £7.83.
    Cost of a ticket should be in line with what you'd earn in two hours - £15.66, let's round down to £15.
    You should not have to work a full day on minimum wage to take yourself and your son to watch your local 2nd division football team, which is what it is now. In my opinion.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from HorsforthRam in Declining attendances   
    75% prices, 25% lack of time.
    Used to go pretty much every game 18-22, then it tailed off when I had to start paying more than £20 on a regular basis, then tailed off further when you get things like a house and mates move away.
    I don't have Sky, and never will, so not a factor for me for home games, might influence the decision on whether or not to go away, but more because of changes to kick off time than because I could watch for free in a pub.
    Sometimes I've fancied popping along on a Tuesday night after work, but then I look at the price (particularly if it's on the day) and think "£30?", sod that.
    Quality of football is not a factor at all in that decision. Going to Crawley Town away on a rainy January Monday night under Nigel Clough hardens you to that kind of thing.
     
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Derby4Me in Declining attendances   
    Time spent at the ground is about 2 hours.
    Minimum wage is £7.83.
    Cost of a ticket should be in line with what you'd earn in two hours - £15.66, let's round down to £15.
    You should not have to work a full day on minimum wage to take yourself and your son to watch your local 2nd division football team, which is what it is now. In my opinion.
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    JoetheRam reacted to angieram in Declining attendances   
    My season ticket works out at £18.59 per match. I wouldn't object to tickets being on sale for £20.
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    JoetheRam reacted to Boss in Declining attendances   
    I can safely say for myself and a number of fans I know, it is ticket prices. Have had a season ticket for a number of years, including last year where I had to travel over 2 hours each way to make games. Now I have moved again for work and it is over 4 hours each way to make a game. However, I am often back mid-week due to travelling, and at weekends to see my partner and family. I would happily go to games when I can make them for around £20, but £27 to watch us at home against Brentford? £26 or whatever it was on a Tuesday against Ipswich and Blackburn? A group of 4 of us were looking to go on Saturday, but over £100 means it is a no.
    Make tickets £15-£20 and you'll add on a couple of thousand fans each game. I've heard a number of owners suggest that ticket revenue doesn't make up that much of a clubs income now in comparison to TV money etc, so why not make the tickets cheaper and have more fans for a better atmosphere. Yes, of course you'll get the odd fans that'll groan because we're not scoring every 10 seconds, but I think we have many season ticket holders like that anyway.
    Reality is, with more games being on TV, the club is pricing many fans out with costs like £27 to watch against Brentford at home.
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    JoetheRam reacted to GadFly in Premier League Fantasy Football   
    4844
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from caymanram in v Blackburn Rovers (H) Match Thread   
    If you can't win, make sure you don't lose.
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    JoetheRam reacted to jimbobram in Few idiots spoil the day   
    People who aren't really keen on football see football fans as yobs and hooligans due to the 80's. Don't think stigma will ever go away. The way the police and stewards treat you when you go to games is as if you are one too.
    Also, don't let rugby fans act like their players are well behaved. Have you seen their fights. Have you seen the way certain rugby players (not naming names) treat woman and act in clubs. It's just easier to blame footballers as they've come from council estates rather than boarding schools
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    JoetheRam reacted to Badlands in Few idiots spoil the day   
    Where’s this idea that the vast majority of our away support want to sit down come from ?
    Rotherham was our first sell out of the season so undoubtedly there would have been some issues but before this at least 80% our away followings have stood with loads of space to move around to get a better view if you wanted to sit, especially at Millwall, Hull and Reading .
    I do understand the frustrations of folk that would like to sit , but standing at the football isn’t exactly a new craze that’s taken off recently . It’s been done for decades and will I imagine be continued for many decades to come . If you want to go to away games but sit down then you have to back the safe standing campaign . It is as much about you than it is about those that want to stand . 
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    JoetheRam reacted to ThePrisoner in Dear Moon   
    For pleasure you can’t measure. 
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from coneheadjohn in Away Days   
    I note your point on the Europeans and that is certainly true. But rather than look at that restraint as being the way forward, or a quality to be admired, we pass it off as being soft, or lacking in the balls department, something to be ridiculed. It's ingrained isn't it?
    He who can drink the most or fight the most, or **** the most is the most worthy of being called a man. Maybe it's just a consequence of being a small island - we're bred with a collective sense of needing to prove we pack more of a punch than our size would indicate.
    I don't know what I put it down to, I mean you can go all the way back to the Victorians - supposedly the most buttoned up, stuffed shirted, law and order mad period of English society. Yet where does the word hooligan come from? Irish family responsible for causing a few tear ups in South London of an August bank holiday at the tail end of the 1800's.
    I'm guilty of drinking for the sake of it with the lads (a lot less so now, because once you realise what you're doing, it becomes a lot less appealing) and I guess my simple answer is because it's what you do as a working class boy with nothing else to do on a Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Or nothing else presented to you as an acceptable alternative. It's what my mates did and it's what the men in my family have done for at least 50 years. Do you ever really know why you do what you do? You fall into it.
    Fortunately I've got at least one brain cell that occasionally works and I was too lightweight to do too much damage, so I think I was able to do it without ever really harming anyone but myself, but until you understand that this isn't the best way to spend your wages, or spend your nights, you just keep on doing it, because it's all you know.
    I think positive male role models, better standards of living, better education, change to the culture of needing to be the biggest, hardest bloke in the pub/ground/town/city and more opportunities for men in particular to have an outlet for their frustrations in a more positive/less destructive way are the ways out of it, because at it's heart is a need to escape from whatever unhappy situation it is that person finds themselves in.
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    JoetheRam reacted to cosmic in Few idiots spoil the day   
    Are you new to this forum?
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    JoetheRam reacted to ilkleyram in Away Days   
    As an older person who still enjoys standing and singing and supporting I'm in the happy position of being able to go to a good percentage of away games because there's a fair few games in this neck of the woods, because I'm now retired and have the time and because I want to.  And I still want to after Saturday even though it wasn't one of the better away days from a football point of view, nor one of the better days from a 'support' point of view and one of worst days from a seat in the back of the head point of view.
    I don't think it's an age thing. I see as much what I would call questionable behaviour from older people as I do younger ones and also good/fun behaviour from people of all ages too - people of all ages out for a Derby win, a sing and an afternoon of we're all in this together that football fandom brings better, in my view, than any other sport.
    I do though think that this is not exclusive to Derby. Football fans reflect society more generally and despite CCTV cameras all over the place, despite heavy stewarding and gate searches there is a more significant element of the population of all ages, who no longer care very much about the consequences of their anti-social actions, nor appear to have enough brain cells to work out what the possible consequences might be.  I don't even think it's a gender thing any more - the drunkest/loudest/foulest mouthed person I saw on Saturday was female and after 20 minutes she had to sit down because she could no longer stand up.
    There might be all sorts of reasons why, from bad parenting to social media, from poor education to dull lives, from a celebrity culture to a lack of positive role models, but without generalising too much from one bad afternoon it's a wider problem than the away end at Rotherham (which, is incidentally, a town wracked with its own social problems).
    As a final random thought, I walked back after the game following a young (8/10 ish) Rams fan in his Derby shirt accompanied by what looked to be his mum and me 10 paces behind with scarf showing.  We walked through hordes of Rotherham fans coming the other way, young and old, without a single word or chant or worry.  I'm not so sure that would have happened 40 years ago.
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    JoetheRam reacted to coneheadjohn in Away Days   
    It does sound a bit like that mate...agreed and I apologise for that.
    And I agree it’s different but we should be doing much better.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Archied in Away Days   
    And it will be forever thus because Britain has an alcohol problem, except, ironically, amongst the 18 - 24's. But other things might be at play there.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Angry Ram in Away Days   
    This does sound a bit like a "Youth of today" thread in waiting.
    It's no better or worse than before, just slightly different.
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    JoetheRam got a reaction from Angry Ram in What are you eating tonight   
    Roast chicken and leeks, wrapped in pancetta with a poncey white wine to accompany.
     

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