View Full Version : does BFC have a problem...

16-08-2014, 12:19 AM
with her fans?

should she go down next year, how many of the retainer holders will give it a miss?

and how many will think in subsequent years 'i'm not giving my cash to them. they already owe me a ton'?

think the retainer will rumble away and put the future generation off.


16-08-2014, 12:23 AM

16-08-2014, 12:25 AM
why post a response when you can be glib, eh?

oh well.

not sure you know what it is to live in the town and be burnley.

16-08-2014, 12:28 AM
If you change 'retainer' to 'chlamydia' then re-read it, it gives a whole new vibe to the post.

16-08-2014, 12:30 AM
not sure you know what it is to live in the town and be burnley.

You clearly don't by having to ask those questions.

16-08-2014, 12:31 AM

I do think the retainers a bad idea ,but to start yet another post complaining about it is actually fairly pointless.

It's not going to vanish now it's been implemented.

If fans want to pay it they will.

I didn't because it's not feasible for me to have a ST for various reasons.

As for living in Burnley, I've done that and made the choice to move away for personal reasons and I'm glad I did.

That a good enough response for you?

16-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Excellent question.

It's not like we've even debated the retainer on here, is it?


"not sure you know what it is to live in the town and be burnley."

I've thought about this for a few minutes and I still have no idea what you mean by this! :?

16-08-2014, 12:38 AM
not interested in debating the merits of the retainer, but its effects.

how do ppl chant when they haven't a stake in the club?

future generations certainly won't.

16-08-2014, 12:40 AM
"how do ppl chant when they haven't a stake in the club?"

Are you on drugs? :?

16-08-2014, 12:42 AM
no. not at all.

do you sing or chant?

there's a difference.

16-08-2014, 12:43 AM
Serious question, are you under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

You are not making much sense.

Unless someone buys shares then they don't have an actual stake in the club.

People chant because they want to, they feel passionate about the club etc.

Nothing to do with any stakes in the club.
The retainer may have put some people off buying a ST.
I know a couple of people who were put off by it.

They'll still attend matches though when they can.
The only effect really is instead of buying a ST, some people will pick and choose which games they want to attend.

16-08-2014, 12:46 AM
do you sing or chant?

there's a difference.

Came for the football, stayed for the metaphysical introspection.

16-08-2014, 12:48 AM
Just beat me to it, other than buying shares the only stake in the club is to go and support the club.
Either buying a season ticket or going when you can.
Future generations will do the same.

16-08-2014, 12:49 AM
"do you sing or chant?

there's a difference."

Is there? Well... I never!

Both, if you must know, although what that's got to do with a retainer I've absolutely no idea! :?

I love these late night debates when people have just come back from the pub... or in the OP's case from shooting up! >;)

16-08-2014, 12:49 AM
do european fans sing?

i reckon they chant.

and for a reason.

they have a sense of who they are and what the club is. and how they relate to the club.

BFC and its fans don't.


16-08-2014, 12:49 AM
In defence of a very odd OP, a customer of Burnley FC is a stakeholder.

16-08-2014, 12:52 AM
it's hardly a strange OP.

ppl who have been forced to pay over the top will tell their progeny not to bother.


16-08-2014, 12:52 AM

you are.

16-08-2014, 01:22 AM
chanting i'd suggest.

what a noise - view external link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kecm1ga2pck)

16-08-2014, 01:26 AM
ranting. I'd suggest.

16-08-2014, 01:28 AM
We've never been like that when we have had no retainer, so who knows maybe we will start now we have one!

16-08-2014, 01:29 AM
Bunch of fascists! >:(

16-08-2014, 01:34 AM
they feel part of the club.

they celebrate themselves, they don't denigrate the opponent. how stupid.

that's how real supporters work. they bring their kids to learn the chants and they chant.

16-08-2014, 01:44 AM
and here - view external link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5yG0N8YP_M)

16-08-2014, 01:58 AM
not laughed so hard at a post in a while. The OP is definitely one strange specimen. He makes little or no sense at all.

16-08-2014, 06:35 AM
I read the title of the post and immediately thought "NEGATIVE FANS".

Granted, not all, but with some, you can't help but think that even if we had a mega wealthy backer, signed top notch players from across the globe, paid fans to come and watch, won the league AND dominated Europe, there is still a contingent who would find something to moan about.

Just look back over the last 25 years and see how we've developed.

16-08-2014, 06:46 AM
Her fans? When was the sex change?
Be Burnley? Can we be a town? What part are you?
Could sing I am a town by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

16-08-2014, 07:13 AM
that's how real supporters work. they bring their kids to learn the chants and they chant.

There is a wonderful simplicity of thought that comes with habitual drug taking on an industrial scale.

16-08-2014, 07:39 AM
One would hope they have a family stand at a lot of them grounds on the videos, could just imagine taking a 5-10 yr old to some of them stadiums and after 5 mins, I want to go home Daddy, take the kids to learn the chants XD XD XD

The Bedlington Terrier
16-08-2014, 08:31 AM
The coffers are full. The club is mightily well run by a Board of Directors who are Clarets Mad. The Chelsea game is all but sold out, I did the early bird thing, SD has signed and strengthened within our budget, I will be on the Turf in a matter of hours to watch our opening fixture in the EPL. I don't think BFC have a problem - perhaps you do?

16-08-2014, 08:51 AM
OP suggests the retainer fans wont renew if we're relegated. Wont there be 8 games left when they have to make their decision?