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Attendance Inflation
ale shark (IP Logged)
28 September, 2017 12:48
Reasonably interesting article in the Guardian about sports clubs exaggerating their attendance figures. Nothing we didnít know about but some of the American examples are pretty comical. Man United seem to be the worst offenders in the UK if the police figures are to be believed.

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Re: Attendance Inflation
iBozz (IP Logged)
29 September, 2017 08:54
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Football fans have been given plenty of reasons to be suspicious of the people who run the game Ė Fifa, Uefa, the FA and club owners. How will these bodies win back trust when they donít even tell the truth about the number of supporters at matches?

Rugby club owners face the same problem of regaining the trust of supporters.

My disdain for PR, a largely discredited "profession" in my view, is well known on here and, alas, my default position is now to disbelieve anything any PR organisation anywhere says. That's not a specific reflection on the SS PR machine and should not be taken to be so, it covers PR and spin doctors wherever they may be found.

A maxim of the noble art of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning (a field in which I occasionally dabbled during my infamous career as an indolent itinerant mountebank and charlatan) is always tell the truth unless to do do would harm yourself or others.

Another useful tip about truth telling is always tell the truth except to the tax authorities and The Vice Squad!



No matter what you say, or how you say it, someone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.

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Re: Attendance Inflation
29 September, 2017 09:07
Roy, did you have many run-ins with the Vice Squad - or just the infamous ones?



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Re: Attendance Inflation
iBozz (IP Logged)
29 September, 2017 09:20
Most were subject to D Notices and covered by The Official Secrets Act (which I can neither confirm nor deny that I have signed).

Be careful Trellis, walls have ears!



No matter what you say, or how you say it, someone somewhere will deliberately go out of their way to be offended.

In loving memory of Her Ladyship - d: 29/12/2007.

You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone. RiP

Please help medical research by Folding@Home and join Swanny's Irregulars - PM me for details. Please!


South Stand with The New Birtles Faithful.

 
Re: Attendance Inflation
SimonG19 (IP Logged)
29 September, 2017 14:32
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iBozz
My disdain for PR, a largely discredited "profession" in my view...

That in itself is almost PR on behalf of the PR profession!


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