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2 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

Ah, the old 'Your Honour I only downloaded child porn as research for a paper I was doing excuse'. 😄

I quite fancy being radicalised. Sensible normality is so dull.

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Just now, Zen Archer Esq. said:

I'm pretty sure this is against thee law.

Get the c**t grassed up.

I'll need to find out who he is before I can get my Lee Wallace on.

I'm really, really hoping for a impenetrable Timecube-style website; possibly a manifesto.

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13 hours ago, qpfc said:

Alloa have won a watch if jamieson has signed for them. Got all the attributes to be a top player at this level, great in the air, good pace and his distribution is outstanding but doesn’t take risks on the ball either. 

Was genuinely gutted that he was let go as myself and a few other QP fans thought he was player of the season. There were suggestions that work commitments may have resulted in him not being able to take up full time at QP but also others saying he was just let go. 
 

Good luck to him if it’s true

MacKinnon didnt want to keep him on (I obviously have opinions of Ray but, even putting those aside thats madness). The work stuff came after as he was gutted  not to get a deal and ready to chuck it. Championship football is too hard to resist and, personally, could see him being a cracking player at Alloa. 

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22 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Been meaning to ask this for a while; for years now, there's been a wee white van that occasionally drives around Alloa on Saturdays, absolutely covered in 'Freemen on the Land' type slogans that they've presumably paid money to have decaled, and broadcasting paranoid, incoherent ramblings on loudspeaker, like politicians used to do on election days. He's out again today, seems to have added a few anti-Black Lives Matter slogans, and is filling the town with recordings of sheep bleating.

Does anyone know who/what this is all about? I'm...err...'interested' in his ideas and would like to subscribe to his newsletter. Mainly so I know when he's planning on going on a rampage so I can be out of town.

Ha, I've heard this guy. Not for a long time mind you. You just hear a snippet of something mental and then he drives away. Don't know if it'd be more or less worrying to hear it all.

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22 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Been meaning to ask this for a while; for years now, there's been a wee white van that occasionally drives around Alloa on Saturdays, absolutely covered in 'Freemen on the Land' type slogans that they've presumably paid money to have decaled, and broadcasting paranoid, incoherent ramblings on loudspeaker, like politicians used to do on election days. He's out again today, seems to have added a few anti-Black Lives Matter slogans, and is filling the town with recordings of sheep bleating.

Does anyone know who/what this is all about? I'm...err...'interested' in his ideas and would like to subscribe to his newsletter. Mainly so I know when he's planning on going on a rampage so I can be out of town.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Freeman_on_the_land

Basically, conspiracy cranks that claim the law a country runs under is purely optional and you can ignore as you see fit. 

 

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That'll be yer Alloa Athletic season tickets available to buy.

I know most folk will be already aware, but I wouldn't have been if I hadn't thought to check the website just now. £170/£115/£40, with a family ticket for £200. Not bad when you consider the streaming's thrown in (or possibly all there'll be, depending on life). Hopefully this becomes a permanent addition now.

11 hours ago, LeodhasXD said:

Ha, I've heard this guy. Not for a long time mind you. You just hear a snippet of something mental and then he drives away. Don't know if it'd be more or less worrying to hear it all.

He was out again in the Baamobile today. The wean got a good laugh out of it, at least.

Also, will you be doing live commentary for the games, or is it camera duties only?  :P

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3 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Not bad when you consider the streaming's thrown in (or possibly all there'll be, depending on life). Hopefully this becomes a permanent addition now.

The streaming (domestically) will be discontinued as soon as crowds are allowed. The rules preventing domestic streaming have only been suspended while people can't actually go to games. There's every chance if we've no 2nd lockdown that there will be no streaming at all.

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12 hours ago, BigFatTabbyDave said:

Also, will you be doing live commentary for the games, or is it camera duties only?  :P

Honestly don't know how it'll work yet. Need to work on the live commentary to be honest. Everything I do is in post. 

Won't be on the camera as its an AI system. It's getting installed on Thursday so after that I'll have a better idea what I can do. 

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9 hours ago, Skyline Drifter said:

The streaming (domestically) will be discontinued as soon as crowds are allowed. The rules preventing domestic streaming have only been suspended while people can't actually go to games.

That doesn't seem to be Alloa's understanding going by the update on the club site. Rules preventing domestic streaming should be binned anyway, if there is a system in place and people are paying to watch the game it should be allowed. 

Season ticket holders will also get priority access to games once social distancing measures are relaxed but will also have the additional access to online streaming should they not be able to attend games i.e. due to work or family commitments until the end of the season.

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2 minutes ago, Waspie said:

That doesn't seem to be Alloa's understanding going by the update on the club site. Rules preventing domestic streaming should be binned anyway, if there is a system in place and people are paying to watch the game it should be allowed. 

Season ticket holders will also get priority access to games once social distancing measures are relaxed but will also have the additional access to online streaming should they not be able to attend games i.e. due to work or family commitments until the end of the season.


As long as you're comfortable with people not coming to Alloa games because they're sitting at home watching Man Utd or whatever.

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9 minutes ago, Waspie said:

That doesn't seem to be Alloa's understanding going by the update on the club site. Rules preventing domestic streaming should be binned anyway, if there is a system in place and people are paying to watch the game it should be allowed. 

Season ticket holders will also get priority access to games once social distancing measures are relaxed but will also have the additional access to online streaming should they not be able to attend games i.e. due to work or family commitments until the end of the season.

Yeah, what @craigkillie said. Rules banning domestic streaming are there for a reason and removing them would be the death of professional football at this level.

I agree the Alloa statement appears to suggest it will be available all season but I dont think thats correct. Our statement says its only while supporters are not allowed and other clubs I have read seem to suggest the same. Its not logical to allow otherwise to be honest. 

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2 hours ago, LeodhasXD said:

Honestly don't know how it'll work yet. Need to work on the live commentary to be honest. Everything I do is in post. 

Won't be on the camera as its an AI system. It's getting installed on Thursday so after that I'll have a better idea what I can do. 

Its not being installed on Thursday, they are only conducting initial site surveys at all Championship clubs Wed to Friday in 2 hr slots. Actual installation will be in the week or two following somewhere I think.

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5 minutes ago, craigkillie said:


As long as you're comfortable with people not coming to Alloa games because they're sitting at home watching Man Utd or whatever.

I'm fine with that, I don't think we are competing with Man Utd for fans. If people are looking at it as a straight contest between quality of football, profile and glamour etc then we have no chance. Those people are lost to us regardless of games being streamed online. We need to stand out for different reasons, ie local identity and community involvement. 

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I'm fine with that, I don't think we are competing with Man Utd for fans. If people are looking at it as a straight contest between quality of football, profile and glamour etc then we have no chance. Those people are lost to us regardless of games being streamed online. We need to stand out for different reasons, ie local identity and community involvement. 

I definitely know people that, at least semi-regularly, go to Gayfield who’d definitely think about staying in the pub to watch a premier league game at 3. There’s already too many Scottish people who only care about English football and having 3PM kick offs on sky/BT would only make that worse IMO

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3 hours ago, craigkillie said:

As long as you're comfortable with people not coming to Alloa games because they're sitting at home watching Man Utd or whatever.

Personally I think more people come to Alloa for the social aspect of football.

And that will never be replaced by watching Man Utd on a tele.

If it seems we're losing to that then it's very easy too. Start selling alcohol at games.

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3 hours ago, Skyline Drifter said:

Its not being installed on Thursday, they are only conducting initial site surveys at all Championship clubs Wed to Friday in 2 hr slots. Actual installation will be in the week or two following somewhere I think.

Meh. Groundhog Day continues then.

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15 minutes ago, LeodhasXD said:

Personally I think more people come to Alloa for the social aspect of football.

And that will never be replaced by watching Man Utd on a tele.

If it seems we're losing to that then it's very easy too. Start selling alcohol at games.

I'm pretty sure every Scottish club would be delighted to sell alcohol at games, but it's illegal.

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1 hour ago, craigkillie said:

I'm pretty sure every Scottish club would be delighted to sell alcohol at games, but it's illegal.

Ah, yes, the laws passed down by our forefathers unchanged for thousands of years.

Seems like a good time to change Draconian laws that limit football clubs' possible revenue streams so that they remain viable businesses.

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1 hour ago, LeodhasXD said:

Ah, yes, the laws passed down by our forefathers unchanged for thousands of years.

Seems like a good time to change Draconian laws that limit football clubs' possible revenue streams so that they remain viable businesses.

Personally I think football crowds have more than enough drunken idiots among them as is without thinking about selling it inside grounds again. 

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1 hour ago, Skyline Drifter said:

Personally I think football crowds have more than enough drunken idiots among them as is without thinking about selling it inside grounds again. 

Most of them are usually from hospitality. 

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