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at 17:35 14 Dec 2017

What a Mickey Mouse company
Independent Supporters' Group - Saturday's Meeting Feedback
at 11:59 11 Dec 2017

I have already posted briefly about this on the 'Jenkins Petition' thread but I'd like to encourage others to be aware of what the group' s fundamental aims are and hopefully get more people involved.

Four of us attended at The Landore Club before the WBA game just to get a feel for what we should be doing. It was clear from the start that there is a need for a group and that the attendees (Vetchfielder, ATFV, myself and Phil) were all enthusiastic to see it happen.

We agreed early on that this should group should not be seen as a discrete group going off on its own without involving other similar minded groups. This of course meant The Trust in the main but also amongst others The Union. This will give us a collective strength and will not work if there is in-fighting. I have read on the aforementioned thread today that The Union's aim of ousting 'the regime' regardless of our league position is in complete harmony with ours. And that is the first and most fundamental raison d'être of the ISG (I'll call it that for now but touch on it later).

The Trust are undoubtedly hamstrung in what they can say publically. Whether we agree with that or not is a matter of debate but if we take that as a given then it gives the ISG the opportunity to go public and voice fans' opinions legitimately. For that to be successful we will need to use every available communication source available to us. Nigel is committed to using ATFV as one vessel and there are other similar publications but we also need to get the press and media to listen.

With regards to the latter, there is very much a 'hunting with the foxes, running with the hares' approach from the local press / media which means the real problems at SCFC are not being aired publically. We talked about how many in the ground on Saturday are aware of the goings on both past and present. If I took a punt at 40% of the crowd, that may be optimistic I reckon. Only by making people aware can we open their eyes and in turn create a mass large enough to make the present sell-out members of the board so uncomfortable they will contemplate their own futures. The message must come out loud and clear and to be more successful we mustn't restrict ourselves to local media. We need to get out to a wider audience via national TV and newspapers who have no axe to grind.

For this to happen the ISG will need to be respected and have gravitas. That can only be achieved with a well known respected head of the group and that will be Phil Sumbler. Phil has an unrivalled working knowledge of The Trust, the club itself and connections with the media.

Now, the name of the group is something we need to get sorted asap because then we can get a website up and running and do whatever we need to do with social media.

I am sure Phil will give free, lifetime membership to Planet Swans (unless you are banned or the site ceases to exist, T&Cs apply) for anyone coming up with a catchy title that isn't coarse or uncouth!!! My creative juices have run dry.

I know there were others planning to come on the day but for a number of reasons were unable to attend. However, if anyone is enthusiastic enough to want to attend and get involved just pm Phil and he'll put you on the email list. Alternatively, put your suggestions, ideas or views on here so we can all discuss.

Just to conclude, although the primary aim is to cleanse the club of its core problems, it will have a number of other objectives as time goes on. These could include ticket pricing, disabled parking, Vice Presidents seating and / or any other issues that fans may see as ruining their match day experience.

I hope we all get behind it.


And The Ospreys......
at 20:39 4 Nov 2017

.....lost again.

Liberty fever is very contagious it seems.
Morriston Hospital Today
at 16:29 31 Oct 2017

Just starting to leave the car park opposite the new main entrance, passing all parked cars on my left and there was a car coming the other way (contrary to the arrows on the road).

Now she thought I was going to get a parking spot further along so she stepped on it and swung into the parking spot before I could. Unfortunately, she took it a little fast for her abilities and crashed into the side of the car next to her, a gleaming Mercedes AMG CLK I think. Oh dear! Of course, she needn't have tried to beat me to it!! I did alert her to her error, you know just in case she hadn't realised!! Hopefully she had the decency to leave a note.

Also, whilst I'm on the subject of the hospital, what a much better experience going there is now. Everything computerised and waiting times next to nothing. We call the NHS everything but that's not my recent experiences I have to say.

Couple of things though; firstly, hospital much too big for the car parking requirements and secondly what part of 'This Is A No Smoking Hospital Inside And Out' do smokers fail to grasp??
"Eening Po"
at 17:34 23 Oct 2017

Does anyone know what happened to the family that used to sell our local rag on Oxford St. all those years ago.

I think they used to live down near Adelaide Street but that's a different place these days.

Real icons.
Septic Tank Emptying
at 15:32 16 Oct 2017

Yes, I know, not the nicest of topics but does anyone on here have a septic tank and if so who would they recommend to come along and empty it?
Sheffield Utd Free Kick
at 13:20 24 Sep 2017

Anyone just see this.

What a refreshing change to see a bit of artistry in a free kick.

Can't explain it, just watch it if you can.
I Know It's Early In The Season.......
at 19:25 23 Sep 2017

......but a lot of results went for us today.

Bournemouth, palace, West Ham and Leicester all losing.

The latter two are very unlikely to be down there at season end though.
Mark Sampson
at 17:15 20 Sep 2017

Cleared twice of any mis-doing, but......

Well Balanced?
at 11:45 16 Sep 2017

There are some questions on here as to how well balanced some of us are!

Take a look at this guy.
Another Thread Deleted?
at 18:54 27 Aug 2017

at 16:49 19 Aug 2017

Looks like they're coming to get us again.

Hope they are not disappointed if we go the other way.

Bony - Would You Want Him Back?
at 11:00 16 Aug 2017

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Death of Stalin
at 12:28 12 Aug 2017

For fans, like myself, of Armando Iannucci, this film looks a blast.
Paul Clement's Press Conference @ 1-00 on Sky (n/t)
at 12:38 10 Aug 2017

Kenneth Noye
at 18:41 8 Aug 2017

To be transferred to an open prison!!

Jesus Christ, he should be locked away in high security for the rest if his life which if I recall is what his original sentence was.

Bloody liberal decisions like this are at best ridiculous or at worse,dangerous.
Cardiff Getting Thrashed
at 20:12 31 Jul 2017

On University Challenge that is!
Sturgeon Slapped Down
at 10:58 22 Jul 2017
at 16:13 13 Jul 2017

The Aussie loses in the semi. Totally choked.😉

She'll be back though!
Mayals Common Safe Access Way
at 16:37 10 Jul 2017

I am helping as part if a group to get as many signatures as we can to lobby the council in order for them to provide a safe access route for cyclists and pedestrians alike across Clyne Common.

The Common itself is a 60 mph riad but us frequently used by pedestrians, including kids going to Bishopston School, as well as cyclists. There are obvious benefits to that cohort but also to motorists who would not then be hampered by such users.

Also, the Common is a major gateway to the Gower Peninsula and we should be doing everything we can to encourage tourists to the area. Safe roads for walkers and cyclists could only be a benefit in that sense.

The petition is being very well supported and between us we collected nearly 180 signatures at Pennard Carnival on the weekend.

Such a facility, as I have said, would be to everyone's benefit so can I ask my fellow jacks to add your electronic paw prints at the link below.

It doesn't matter where you live or come from.

Many thanks.
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