Fans' Protest Group

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Lloyd, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. Loyalhornet

    Loyalhornet First Year Pro

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    Yes of course , everyone has a right to voice their opinion . I would just personally find a protest a bit embarrassing, as I would feel somewhat associated with it as a Watford supporter .
     
  2. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    I totally agree with you. Very embarrassing.
     
  3. Abdi

    Abdi Academy Graduate

    Let's face it, any protest group organised by Watford fans will be a dribbling mess that will ultimately end up with fans bringing vegetables to games for no reason and discounts on flags in the club shop.
     
  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I agree that a 'protest' at this point isn't worthwhile. What it needs is for a group of fans to catch the ear of the owner and Duxbury and lay bare concerns and misgivings. The 1881/Roy Moore already have the clubs attention but they have somewhat been brought into the inner-sanctum of the club I feel so I doubt they would very upset the status quo.

    The At Your Place event's would be another way - but the last couple of formats just don't allow for it and Duxbury is like teflon. I agree it's good they do it because many clubs don't - but it's a bit like PMQ's in that you ask your question, the answer is avoided and it moves on...

    I really don't know what the answer is. But right now its clear that frustrations with the way things are run are being ignored...
     
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And complaining about the coffee /tea...

    Or moving seats in the Upper GT.
     
  6. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    I wish the ***** who think this was would **** off support Chelsea or something.
     
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    You had me at discounts on flags in the club shop.
     
  8. Loyalhornet

    Loyalhornet First Year Pro

    Don’t disagree with this. The fans forum was pretty useless so a way of starting a more effective communication line with supporters would be helpful and potentially help address their concerns would be useful .
     
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  9. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Just as long as every Saturday at 3pm there’s 22 men kicking round an inflated pigs bladder in between some rectangular , assembled white sticks , officiated by an overweight , unfit weasel dressed in black and a bar serving alcoholic beverages , I’m not sure I could muster the energy to join a demonstration as some pathetic attempt to express my imaginary beliefs that I have any say in how the club is run .
     
  10. After achieving our longest run in the top league for >30 years, the owners have failed and got us relegated through poor decision-making. It’s time to take to the streets and get these clowns out.
     
  11. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Changed it for you!
     
  12. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    By no means am I Gino's biggest fan but as a Watford supporters that has experienced so many uncertain times at the club, I remember when I was younger worrying about the club going extinct. I might be going on here but I would be sceptical of a protest because we are stable under the Pozzos and if they are to go **** you then and leave who comes in?
     
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  13. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Exactly, you enjoy the day out and that's the main thing. Which is like the majority of our fanbase. They are more theatre goers rather than hungry to be more successful than our neighbours up the road.

    We may have our disagreements Ross but at least you went to games when we all could. Unlike at least two of those on here bleating on relentlessly about how awful those who criticise the club are.

    The Midlands Based Never Go Mafia are no threat to the BWO.
     
  14. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    I am forming a protest group against fan protest groups. I am still recruiting.
     
  15. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    They probably did until we got in the Premier league.
     
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  16. Any truth in the rumours that Moog, GD and RC have been water-cannoned and arrested this morning after storming the Vic Rd enclave in an attempt to stage a coup ?
     
  17. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    If they were then it was harsher treatment than was used on 99.99 percent of those yankee doodle patriots/demented conspiracy theorist cultists they were inspired by.
     
  18. Yes but this is Britain. Rules are rules. We aren't brought up on the spirit of revolution.
     
  19. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Untrue. I did get called a fake Watford fan by a weird old man on the forum the other day and I'm still coming to terms with it. Bear with me.
     
  20. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    There's more important things in life than football. Protest group? What for?

    Which other owners got us all them seasons in a row in the top flight? I think some of you have become spoilt. You seem to forget that we were a skint yoyo club yoyoing between league tier 1 and tier 2 with the odd yoyo down to tier 3. We had players of limited technical ability costing peanuts back then where it was common for passes to go out of play.

    Yes there are some odd things about the club these days like the constant sacking of managers and Deeney power but Deeney wont be around forever. On balance i preferred our journey of the last 6 or so years to the yoyoing of the previous years on worse off funds and an uncertain future.

    Let them continue to get on with it whilst we keep the forum going with the whiners whining about lack of signings, bad signings, personal attacks on certain players, moaning about the manager, criticising team selections and formation and others praising the team, players, and manager as appropriate.
     
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  21. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Look at how far we've come!

    Like society, even our fan base (at least on here) has become extremist in their happy clapper v bedwetter views. Most of us are in the middle and don't really care, right?
     
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  22. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    We care but are just confused as to what is going on around us I think.
     
  23. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    For clarity, when I started this thread I wasn't actually saying that I thought a fans protest group was a good idea - far from it. I was simply suggesting that all those who spend their time constantly moaning about the state of the club on here might find organising a proper demonstration - like fans of other clubs do, a more satisfying way of venting their frustration than thumping away at their keyboards all day. It would also give an indication of how widely (or not) their concerns are shared amongst the fanbase
     
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  24. mrciff

    mrciff Reservist

    Toot toot.
     
  25. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    You were told! Why didn't you listen!?
     
  26. Loyalhornet

    Loyalhornet First Year Pro

    Is this embarrassing thread still going
     
  27. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Well let’s not be too hasty. There is still the chance Deeney becomes available for selection this season and if he features in a starting 11, this group will need to quickly mobilise.
     
  28. Enough is enough. It’s time for action. Who’s up for a boycott on Friday ?
     
  29. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Well at least two of them are the same person , so I guess that would make the job of the bloke who has to aim the water cannon a little easier.
     
  30. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Nothing quite like replying to a post that’s 4 months old to try and make a point. Still, I would expect no less from yourself...
     
  31. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Not sure why it bothers you, though - surely you must be delighted to (so far, fingers crossed) be wrong as it means Watford are doing well?
    I have been very nervous ahead of our last few games and have felt that every game would be a banana skin that we would slip on. I have been wrong every time and I’m absolutely delighted to have been so. If anyone would like to find my pre match comments and quote them back at me, go for it. I also crashed and burned in the prediction game this week as I went for Brentford - hurrah!
    I’m being slightly facetious but I guess what I’m saying is, Burnsy, I wouldn’t take it too personally - just enjoy the fact that your pessimism looks like it was ill placed.
     
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  32. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Use the ignore list.

    Anyone seeking to nurse their ego up by trawling through old posts in an effort to discredit others is simply not worth your time.

    It's ok to be wrong about something. There's just no need to act like a **** about it.
     
  33. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    @Burnsy doesn't deserve to be spoken to like that.
     
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  34. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Apologies @Burnsy – I wasn't targeting you there.

    What I was trying to say was that it's fine for anyone on these forums to be right or wrong about any discussion.

    What I have an issue with though is people who were proven right about a discussion at hand (or feel they were right) and then feel the need to dig up old posts to try to discredit the other side. I think everyone would just prefer to read healthy debate.

    As I say, I wasn't targeting you in any way there. Hope that clarifies things.
     
  35. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    It’s all very odd. Everything in football is cyclical so if you take a default position on something, like a stopped clock, eventually you’ll be right or wrong. The people waiting in the wings for when things eventually reach their position, irrespective of what’s happened along the route are just very strange. Ultimately we all want what’s best for the club and we want success on the pitch (not always literally).
     
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