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CITY FAN DAY UPDATE.<p>Well the people have spoken and 02.02.02 which has a nice ring to it has been selected as City Fan Day in our home game against Billericay.<p>Basically now we need to start getting solidarity with our brothers in non-leauge and leauge football and asking the supporters of other clubs to come down to Clarence Park on this date, wear there colours, boost the attendance and just stand shoulder to shoulder with us against the powers that be during a dark hour, as I said before this has been a great success already at Brighton and Wimbledon and other clubs as well.<p>I will now look to fax all the leauge clubs with a press release, i will also send a press release to the Non Leauge Paper and Our local Papers, I will also look to post on non-leauge web-sites as well.<p>I can't do all this on my own so if anyone can help with the following it'll be appreactated.

Posting on leauge club message boards.

Contating other non-leauge clubs by fax or letter (look espeically at teams with away games on this date and clubs with former stalwards of the saints to give backing, Garry hill at D+R and Dowie at Chesham) especially if you have a office franking machine.

Contact national media (ie 5 live and print such as When Saturday Comes - I actally have a contact at london tonight which I may try and use)

Posters for town - Printing and distrution.

Just genrally mentioning it on as many forums as possable to get backing.

On the day - Blanket Collection around ground.

Just bringing friends down on this day, lets wake up the people of St.Albans<p>If all this can be done I see no reason why an extra 1000 could not be put on the crowd, on adult gate recipets alone thats another £7000 which will go a long way towards what will proberly be several weeks arrears in wages.<p>lets all pull together here, just a little bit from everyone can make a diffrence. if we stop arguring and stuff WE CAN DO IT!<p>If we do go down, let's do it with a fight at least. I'm off now to devise a press release which i can E-mail to people if required and then start posting on some message boards.<p>I have set up an E-mail address at

cityfanday@yahoo.co.uk

please contact me with help, suggestions and I will reply to any E-Mails and contact any numbers left.

Ian Rogers caould you leave your number in my inbox so i can get the supporters club properly involved as well, I didn't catch you at the Wooood game.<p>You may also leave messages on here of course<p>NOW GET OFF THIS FORUM AND START DRUMMING UP SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<p>LONG LIVE CITY

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This sounds like it is going to be a really good idea for the club. Have the 'officials' at the club been informed? We need their help too!<p>I would be delighted to hand out posters and maybe we could do some fliers to hand out up town and leave in certain places. It needs to be advertised. I will contact some people I know who will probably come down and if others do the same we could do well out of this.<p>As long as the players realise how important it is to perform on the day, some of the people may come back in the future. Lets do it for the City and try our best as supporters to keep out club alive.<p>Thanks for your help cityfanday.<p> <img src="graemlins/icon24.gif" border="0" alt="[icon24]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="bounce" />

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I think that we should hold fire on the City fan day.<p>Whilst the majority shareholder retains overall control, I do not feel comfortable in promoting a day to get large numbers through the turnstiles. I think that we should defer this day until the club is in new hands, in other words, we feel comfortable that the money raised will be used for the best interests of the future wellbeing of the club. <p>In the meantime, we should support the club shop and other activities promoted by the supporters club.

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Just a message to wish you luck on your City Fan day. I hope it goes well.<p>Maybe you should look to setting up some sort of supporters trust fund, that you could use to help support the club - without letting any shareholders get at it without your trusts approval. That's if you've got a problem with some of the directors etc.<p>I know that is what happened at AFC Bournemouth when they almost went out of the league a few seasons ago.<p>I'd like to think the rest of the Ryman clubs will hold a collection amongst their fans on that day for you or when you visit their grounds.

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Cheers for that aldershot, that's a great idea!

As for the previous message well I do understand that people don't want to be associated with lee Harding and thats fair enough. The problem we have to get into this state is Lee letting the debts spiral out of control and we are in a further mess because of him withdrawing his financial backing, The only income is through match days I'm pretty sure Lee doesn't come to the ground after every home game and nabs the gate receipts. So then people through the gate is the only way the club will survive. Boycotting the club will kill the club as we will have no club for any new owners to take over and lets remember good crowds will make the club a more attractive propersition for any potential buyer. This isn't like Chester where people didn't go to force the chairman out and to sell, the chairmans gone and we need a buyer, to get a buyer we still need a club, to keep the club we need to stay afloat for the next few weeks hence the fans day.<p>On another note, I Have had good responce on the E-mail so far

cityfanday@yahoo.co.uk

A press release has been written and already E-mailed to willing voleenters, it's available if you E-mail me, you can change it if you like.

as we can see from Mr Shots, word is already spreading.

Also Feb 2nd is FA Trophy day so we can target some supporters and teams after the draw on Monday as some teams won't even have a game that day.<p>KEEP IT UP!!!!!

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Probably too late I know but did anyone think about asking for the match to be switched to a Sunday?<p>I ask as I wouldn't have minded going but really want to see our (Maidenhead Utd) match on the Saturday.<p>It probably would increase the crowd as I am sure that many other fans feel the same way.<p>Anyway good luck for whenever it does happen.

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I fully agree with black and white, if this thing isnt going to be pie in the sky, it needs to be done on a day that fans from other clubs wont have the distraction of their own clubs fixture.

It cant be done to maximum effect on a midweek night, and therefore, for it to be a total success it has to be a Sunday fixture.

Im sure if this was done, and it was properly advertised for its true purpose (to help save the best football club in the world) we could expect a huge crowd, not just a thousand plus, but a near capacity gate.

Obviously apart from the advertising of the game and its goals, we shall require the full co-operation of the clubs board of directors (?) The F.A, the Ryman League, and of course our opponents.

Lets not rush into it and do a half *** job, this thing is a brilliant idea, and if done, should be done properly, and hopefully a full house at the park can be anticipated, and instead of £7,000 we could very easily quadrouple it!!!

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Wise word O scaly-backed one. The WHOLE club needs to be involved in this to make it a success, not just a small group of supporters.<p>As to the game itself, we are unlikely to get approval to play a league game on a Sunday so how about either a prestige friendly against a league club (neither Arsenal or Spurs are playing on the 3rd Feb) or resurrecting the Billy Minter Trophy with a game against say, Stevenage or Barnet. Come in HBEE your comments are welcome.

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Another quick update:<p>I've had loads of e-mails, some automated ones from people like 5live and 606 meaning that people have passed on the press release.

Aldershot seem very keen to help they are talking about bringing a coach down to help us out.

Billericay have already said they will try and bring more than usual.

All looking OK

I've posted on most message boards via our links page.

more help needed but looking good!!!

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