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April 2016 Meeting
Houghton Saint (IP Logged)
15 April, 2016 19:53
The latest meeting of the SSLG took place immediately before the Mobbs Memorial Game.

Below is a brief resume of matters discussed.

1. The 'line cheetah' method of pre-ordering drinks is still being trialled with the prospect of expansion around the ground next season.

2. The large tent in the VIP car park will not be in evidence next season - just a legacy of the Barwell Stand construction period.

3. Possibility that the club shop could be re-located to a new building in the village area to provide full range of goods to those in the ground on match day. Existing premises would be used for additional office space.

4. Next major project will be the refurbishment of the Tetleys Stand with particular reference to the bars. More seating would be helpful around the periphery.

5. Possibility that a different method of re-selling unwanted season tickets on a match to match basis may be used next season.

6. It was noted that Saracens had not complied with the 'normal' capacity requirements for a European Quarter Final despite having made plans to do so - projected ticket sales apparently the deciding issue.

7. Noticeable change in atmosphere since the Barwell Stand opened. Not Saints best season on the field which may well have something to do with the somewhat muted response from the stands and terraces. Some robust debate took place regarding how other clubs try to 'up the ante' and Saints will not be following suit - some recent lessons have been learnt.

8. Barwell Stand well received in general with lots of good words for the Members Bar. Bar service still not perfect but work in progress. The profile of Barwell Stand spectators sees season ticket holders in a distinct minority with high numbers of casual and corporate visitors. A good season on the field may address that imbalance.

9. Saints will still strive to maintain a sustainable business model unlike some other clubs.

10. Bernie's Gang seems lacklustre at the moment and will be looked at in the very near future in order to ensure it remains sustainable and gives good value to our younger spectators.

11. Wi-Fi in the stadium is simply too expensive to provide for three hours once a fortnight for eight months of the year !

12. Season Ticket forum on the agenda early next season.

Thanks to Ella, Chris and Brian for being on hand during what was a busy evening at The Gardens for the Saints-Army game.

Flinstone Saint
Re: April 2016 Meeting
Flinstone Saint (IP Logged)
15 April, 2016 20:23
Thanks for keeping us updated Mobs. Much appreciated.


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Sans Culottes
Re: April 2016 Meeting
Sans Culottes (IP Logged)
16 April, 2016 14:23
Thanks for the minutes, and thanks to those that raised point 7 re: "canned atmosphere".

Re: April 2016 Meeting
fair_weather_fan (IP Logged)
02 June, 2016 19:00
Thanks for this Mobbs, I am adding a late post in the hope somebody at the club may notice.

I have no idea what the 'Cheetah' system is for bars. Queuing systems are a function of the service.

First of all I would like to thank the club for installing a real ale bar. In fact at times their were two, one in the village one under the Barwell. However - the rate of pouring pints in the village bar is completely unacceptable. Can I suggest that instead of the handpumps which no-one seems to know how to pull quickly, that the casks, which presumably are racked anyway, are put up on a trestle and the beer delivered by gravity? This will result in a pint being delivered in 7s, and there will be no issue with young persons operating it. For the Barwell, the problem there is that it doubles as a food bar and its very frustrating queueing there for beer. Maybe give up the real ale there as one properly run outlet would be enough.

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