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Title: Replay televised
Post by: james on December 03, 2019, 02:26:49 PM
BT Sport - Monday 16th December - 7.30pm KO

https://www.bostonunited.co.uk/news/united-set-for-live-tv-appearance-2492317.html

Trying to think the last time we were on tv at home. Yeovil if memory serves me right?
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: artie on December 03, 2019, 02:33:21 PM
Rochdale are putting on free travel for this match so they should have a good support.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Dipdodah on December 03, 2019, 03:01:55 PM
BT Sport - Monday 16th December - 7.30pm KO

https://www.bostonunited.co.uk/news/united-set-for-live-tv-appearance-2492317.html

Trying to think the last time we were on tv at home. Yeovil if memory serves me right?
The one I have recorded is Hereford.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pilgrim86 on December 03, 2019, 03:07:37 PM
BT Sport - Monday 16th December - 7.30pm KO

https://www.bostonunited.co.uk/news/united-set-for-live-tv-appearance-2492317.html

Trying to think the last time we were on tv at home. Yeovil if memory serves me right?
The one I have recorded is Hereford.

Yeovil was in the FL. We then had Kettering away in the Setanta Shield on TV.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: howmanynames2pick on December 03, 2019, 03:11:57 PM
Setanta shield;)... wasnt that to dodgy tv company trying to tske sky on ???
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Bunyan on December 03, 2019, 03:35:29 PM
 Great news. The draw at Spotland has just earned the club £33,750 in tv money.

Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: oxo on December 03, 2019, 03:45:39 PM
It is the following Monday the 16th. As I understand it we should be playing a re arranged game against Brackley 2 days before but that has been brought forward to next Tuesday so not to bad.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Dipdodah on December 03, 2019, 03:48:25 PM
I know I will be shot down for this, but if we get through can we not play at Newcastle?  Gate receipts would set the club up nicely.  Or are new rules brought in about changing grounds?  I will get my helmet ready ::)
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: rob.1987 on December 03, 2019, 03:58:52 PM
Great news. The draw at Spotland has just earned the club £33,750 in tv money.

The tie as a whole will give us £48,500 I believe? £12,500 for the BBC coverage on Sunday, and then £36,000 from BT. Or have I got this wrong?

If we were to win (eek!), it'd then be another £54,000 on top. So over £100,000 in total!

Not to mention the £41,250 we've won in prize money in the earlier rounds already...
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pilgrim86 on December 03, 2019, 04:07:40 PM
I know I will be shot down for this, but if we get through can we not play at Newcastle?  Gate receipts would set the club up nicely.  Or are new rules brought in about changing grounds?  I will get my helmet ready ::)

No, not allowed to switch a game for financial reasons.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Dipdodah on December 03, 2019, 04:15:37 PM
I know I will be shot down for this, but if we get through can we not play at Newcastle?  Gate receipts would set the club up nicely.  Or are new rules brought in about changing grounds?  I will get my helmet ready ::)

No, not allowed to switch a game for financial reasons.

I have no need to duck ;) ;)
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Oops on December 03, 2019, 04:29:22 PM
Crikey. Free travel. That’s the mini bus filled. Perhaps Mr Newton should provide us all with a free beef burger.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: scottbufc on December 03, 2019, 04:38:10 PM
Rochdale are putting on free travel for this match so they should have a good support.

Am I the only one thinking this is some ploy from someone at Dale who knows the YS set-up well enough to convince DN to give them the Town End? They know the dynamic/atmos certainly changes a bit if home fans are not in the Town End.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: artie on December 03, 2019, 04:47:26 PM
My thoughts/fear as well. It would make a big difference to the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Bunyan on December 03, 2019, 05:07:39 PM
Rob 1987 should we get through to the third round and again on tv I think that you can add an extra £75000 into the equation.

I’ve just seen that should we get through then a match against Newcastle will be televised and worth £150,000 per team. Here’s hoping!
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Dipdodah on December 03, 2019, 05:09:13 PM
Rochdale are putting on free travel for this match so they should have a good support.

Am I the only one thinking this is some ploy from someone at Dale who knows the YS set-up well enough to convince DN to give them the Town End? They know the dynamic/atmos certainly changes a bit if home fans are not in the Town End.
I have said before and I will say it again.  Whenever we have to give up the town end, surely they should take over the York Street end.  The acoustics are brilliant, not like the Spayne road side.  You only have to hear when 50 or 60 away fans sing, they make a good noise.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Bunyan on December 03, 2019, 05:40:54 PM
Even better oxo the Brackley match has now been postponed until later thus giving us a free week before the replay. (see OS).
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: oxo on December 03, 2019, 06:20:05 PM
Even better oxo the Brackley match has now been postponed until later thus giving us a free week before the replay. (see OS).


Yes well negotiated by the club, not often the league do anything for the benefit of BUFC could it be they are realising they have a great club carrying their flag for them.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on December 03, 2019, 06:57:57 PM
The bleating in respect of the FA Trophy exit is now just a distant memory ...... :)
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: John Chapman on December 03, 2019, 07:20:30 PM
I suspect the club is much better thought of now than when Evans complained about having to play too many matches near the St Albans quarter-final. This might have influenced the league regarding the Brackley postponement
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pete B on December 03, 2019, 08:26:36 PM
I suspect the club is much better thought of now than when Evans complained about having to play too many matches near the St Albans quarter-final. This might have influenced the league regarding the Brackley postponement

Absolutely. When you think of the calibre of people we send along to the AGMs these days - Neil, Dave and Craig - we're a club transformed from the circus of the past.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: oxo on December 03, 2019, 09:02:36 PM
I suspect the club is much better thought of now than when Evans complained about having to play too many matches near the St Albans quarter-final. This might have influenced the league regarding the Brackley postponement

Absolutely. When you think of the calibre of people we send along to the AGMs these days - Neil, Dave and Craig - we're a club transformed from the circus of the past.

Spot on Pete
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Dipdodah on December 03, 2019, 09:08:55 PM
I must say every time they appear on TV I am proud to support Boston United.  They put all the other tracky wearing individuals to shame.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pilgrim86 on December 03, 2019, 09:38:37 PM
Rochdale are putting on free travel for this match so they should have a good support.

Am I the only one thinking this is some ploy from someone at Dale who knows the YS set-up well enough to convince DN to give them the Town End? They know the dynamic/atmos certainly changes a bit if home fans are not in the Town End.
I have said before and I will say it again.  Whenever we have to give up the town end, surely they should take over the York Street end.  The acoustics are brilliant, not like the Spayne road side.  You only have to hear when 50 or 60 away fans sing, they make a good noise.

It's not a great view from the upper tier (prefer a central view), and the lower tier is too shallow.

Can hardly ever hear the away fans from when they're in the YS corner from the Town End.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: pieman pete on December 03, 2019, 10:52:51 PM
No chance whatsoever of Rochdale being given the Town End, the Club know the importance of home fans generating a good atmosphere from this terrace.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: leicester pilgrim on December 04, 2019, 07:02:58 AM
I have said before and I will say it again.  Whenever we have to give up the town end, surely they should take over the York Street end.  The acoustics are brilliant, not like the Spayne road side.  You only have to hear when 50 or 60 away fans sing, they make a good noise.

To give the opposing view, I'm a season ticket holder in the York Street end, and it is hugely frustrating when we get moved out. A few seasons ago, for example, you spend the whole season watching the matches from a favoured viewing point amongst people that you know; a play off game then materialises (v Chorley), and you have to watch it from an unfamiliar angle amongst people that you don't know. It's not nice when it happens, and some of the people in the York Street end have been season ticket holders in there for decades.

My suggestions:

(1) Make the Rochdale replay all ticket for away fans, so we know in advance exactly how many are coming. Do everything possible to keep part of the York Street end available to home fans. (Hopefully the early kick off time and the fact the game is televised will put a few Rochdale fans off coming).

(2) If there's a genuine need to shift home fans around for crowd number reasons, alternate which stand accommodates the away support - Town End, York Street and Spayne Road each taking it in turns. Would be a whole lot fairer as at least it is not the same people being asked to move every time. I believe each stand has its own toilet and catering facilities, so ought to be viable.

Whatever happens, at least the move to the Quadrant should let us all settle on a preferred stand and not have to worry about these things again.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pete B on December 04, 2019, 09:35:29 AM
Spayne Road is a non-starter for away fans - you can't give the whole thing to them, and there's only one block of toilets and one snack bar for the whole stand so you can't divide it up either.

The Town End/York Street rotation will be in the match-day plans the club agreed with the relevant licencing bodies anyway - nothing we can do about it.

As you say, this is an issue that will eventually disappear with the new stadium, although not for as long as we only have two stands. Lord only knows how Boston intend to fudge that til the remaining two are constructed.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pilgrim86 on December 04, 2019, 10:53:21 AM
As you say, this is an issue that will eventually disappear with the new stadium, although not for as long as we only have two stands. Lord only knows how Boston intend to fudge that til the remaining two are constructed.

Same as how FC United do it? Assuming the empty areas can still have a line of hard-standing around it, we can give them that plus a block of seating...
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Pete B on December 04, 2019, 11:22:12 AM
As you say, this is an issue that will eventually disappear with the new stadium, although not for as long as we only have two stands. Lord only knows how Boston intend to fudge that til the remaining two are constructed.

Same as how FC United do it? Assuming the empty areas can still have a line of hard-standing around it, we can give them that plus a block of seating...

That's a possibility, although we'd have to give them half the new stand and one of the two concourses otherwise the segregation wouldn't actually be segregation.

Unless we follow FC a bit further.... and simply don't segregate for run-of-the-mill games, only enforcing it for games where issues are expected.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: green hats mate on December 04, 2019, 02:03:34 PM
I have said before and I will say it again.  Whenever we have to give up the town end, surely they should take over the York Street end.  The acoustics are brilliant, not like the Spayne road side.  You only have to hear when 50 or 60 away fans sing, they make a good noise.

To give the opposing view, I'm a season ticket holder in the York Street end, and it is hugely frustrating when we get moved out. A few seasons ago, for example, you spend the whole season watching the matches from a favoured viewing point amongst people that you know; a play off game then materialises (v Chorley), and you have to watch it from an unfamiliar angle amongst people that you don't know. It's not nice when it happens, and some of the people in the York Street end have been season ticket holders in there for decades.

My suggestions:

(1) Make the Rochdale replay all ticket for away fans, so we know in advance exactly how many are coming. Do everything possible to keep part of the York Street end available to home fans. (Hopefully the early kick off time and the fact the game is televised will put a few Rochdale fans off coming).

(2) If there's a genuine need to shift home fans around for crowd number reasons, alternate which stand accommodates the away support - Town End, York Street and Spayne Road each taking it in turns. Would be a whole lot fairer as at least it is not the same people being asked to move every time. I believe each stand has its own toilet and catering facilities, so ought to be viable.

Whatever happens, at least the move to the Quadrant should let us all settle on a preferred stand and not have to worry about these things again.

They can't please us all LP .,  I think to be fair over the years the town enders have mainly had the sh*ty end of the stick on these occasions .      I'm a season ticket holder in the Main Stand and have been a YS regular for 72 years .    If I have to give up my seat and stand on the terrace in P*ssing rain so be it .      It's a price we all would have settled for pre-season .
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: Tash on December 04, 2019, 08:31:26 PM
Well said Pete, also let’s not forget on the 16th we need the crowd to be the 12th man. With all do respect to the YS terrace it can’t generate the same atmosphere as a nearly full townend. Also let’s not forget the townend was given up in the football lge days so they have done their bit.
Title: Re: Replay televised
Post by: leicester pilgrim on December 04, 2019, 08:44:15 PM
They can't please us all LP .,  I think to be fair over the years the town enders have mainly had the sh*ty end of the stick on these occasions .      I'm a season ticket holder in the Main Stand and have been a YS regular for 72 years .    If I have to give up my seat and stand on the terrace in P*ssing rain so be it .      It's a price we all would have settled for pre-season .

I agree, they can't please everyone. It's still been very annoying in the past though - particularly when the estimated numbers of away fans have been wrong. Once when we played Stockport (I think) we were moved out of the York Street End to accommodate a large away following - turned out there were about eight people stood in the section of the ground we'd normally have occupied and the rest of the travelling support remained in the usual designated away area. And we'd been moved out to accommodate them. Home supporters (irrespective of stand) deserve some form of prioritisation over away, and that's why I'd support the idea of making big matches all ticket for away supporters.

But yes, inconvenience aside, isn't it much better to be debating this issue rather than discussing some of our previous FA Cup performances?