General Would A Boycott Help Our Cause

Would a Boycott by the fans help this week ?

  • Yes this club needs a wake up call

    Votes: 11 25.0%
  • No the risk of damaging the club is too great

    Votes: 13 29.5%
  • A boycott is tempting but this is a test of your loyalty

    Votes: 9 20.5%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 11 25.0%

  • Total voters
    44
Sup42

Sup42

Are we enabling these folk running the Warriors by showing up next week like a herd of Sheep ?

Personally I'm torn about whether to have a little protest this one time by not going and cheering on the out of touch players we give so much of our time for.

Happy to be convinced otherwise.
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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I've been actually thinking about this. Imagine the message we would be sending if no one showed up?

Most probably going to go though. Don't want to waste my season pass and looking forward to having a whole bay of South Stand to myself like back in the good old days when the Warriors sucked and they let us drink our illegal piss because they were that desperate for fans lol.

Also don't like to kick a man when he's down or a team for that matter. Have to take the good with the bad sometimes. Plus I'm no bandwagon supporter ;)...
 
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Sup42

Sup42

I've been actually thinking about this. Imagine the message we would be sending if no one showed up?
That in itself says a lot.
As a fan you have little power in the say of how things run.
Which is fine.
These are exceptional circumstance.
I wouldn't advocate people walk away from the Warriors. I'll be sticking in there.
Just curious about this one time....have hard core fans have been thinking about a lil up yours to the players ?
As for not kicking a man when he's down I agree , and I would urge our players to take heed of that the next time they represent the little guy.
The league people that dream of being where they are.
 
Raurimu Massive

Raurimu Massive

A boycott - no. A mass walkout during another surrender - yes.
 
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charlie bobmarley

charlie bobmarley

I'll be turning my TV off at the first sign of capitulation this week.
That will fckn show them..
 
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BA-AD Luck

BA-AD Luck

I've been unbeaten at Mt. Smart this year, 2 from 2, which is why I will be going. Went to Eden Park and Wellington but it wasn't Mt. Smart and had to miss the Rabbitohs game unfortunately. I've been thinking but I can't let myself down by not going. It would be expecting the players to do exactly the same. Sometimes us fans, have to show the players what dedication and commitment truly are. I'll be in the South Stand too!
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Sometimes us fans, have to show the players what dedication and commitment truly are!
i think this is really at the heart of the Warriors core supporters base , not some true Warrior fan campaign Zombies , more like folk who believe in something.
 

Buck777

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Canberra Raiders fans did this a couple of seasons ago in response to a arrogant attitude from club management towards the fans. It had a good result but it took a season for the message to get in. Canberra's fans refused to buy season tickets ( a must have for clubs accountants) and the raiders had the lowest fan turn out of all clubs. Result was a management clean out and an official apology to the fans over how they were treated...and I guess an improvement in their performance.
Different reasons than us, but it can be effective. A boycott though would have to be for the rest of the season as they already have a reasonably good season membership - lessening the need to have to have good crowds. But it must have some effect from the corporate box to stare out at yellow seats all over the park.
Next year though could be a absolute bath for membership numbers. Once the tap gets turned off it takes a bit to get the money flowing again.

I'm interested in how patient Owen is over this. If he's a patient man - scurrah lasts the season. I'll put $$ that he doesn't
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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i think this is really at the heart of the Warriors core supporters base , not some true Warrior fan campaign Zombies , more like folk who believe in something.
Exactly. Been there for the worst seasons at Mt Smart and I'm not talking 2009ish. I mean when my mates and I were part of only 30 people in the whole of the 5000 capacity South Stand during 1998-2001.

Wonder what their angle will be next season???
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Exactly. Been there for the worst seasons at Mt Smart and I'm not talking 2009ish. I mean when my mates and I were part of only 30 people in the whole of the 5000 capacity South Stand during 1998-2001.

Wonder what their angle will be next season???
I've still got a musty old box of VHS Tapes lying around somewhere of the better wins ( the only loss I kept was game one ) and Kiwi tapes.
If we lost I would take out one of the wins ( knew the commentary by heart , turn the volume up with the crowd noise when tries were being scored LOL happy times ).

Most effort i went to to see a game I drove nine hours ( Warriors V Roosters home Semi ) had a four hour nap in me car after the game and made the drive home to go to work in Welly.

Other people have traveled further of course. Some do that shit every other weekend.....others of the faithful don't get to see games at all.[DOUBLEPOST=1369079827][/DOUBLEPOST]
Canberra Raiders fans did this a couple of seasons ago in response to a arrogant attitude from club management towards the fans. It had a good result but it took a season for the message to get in. Canberra's fans refused to buy season tickets ( a must have for clubs accountants) and the raiders had the lowest fan turn out of all clubs. Result was a management clean out and an official apology to the fans over how they were treated...and I guess an improvement in their performance.
Different reasons than us, but it can be effective. A boycott though would have to be for the rest of the season as they already have a reasonably good season membership - lessening the need to have to have good crowds. But it must have some effect from the corporate box to stare out at yellow seats all over the park.
Next year though could be a absolute bath for membership numbers. Once the tap gets turned off it takes a bit to get the money flowing again.

I'm interested in how patient Owen is over this. If he's a patient man - scurrah lasts the season. I'll put $$ that he doesn't
So there is already a precedent for a fan rebellion , out of interest wonder if Matt Elliot was coaching at the time in Canberra.

Owen is probably had a chat with some of his buddies like John heart etc....I could see him bringing in a Ceo from an America's cup background , rowing , Union , or Equestrian sports, Dame Susan Devoy.....maybe that way we'll feature at the Halbergs
 
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Buck777

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I've still got a musty old box of VHS Tapes lying around somewhere of the better wins ( the only loss I kept was game one ) and Kiwi tapes.
If we lost I would take out one of the wins ( knew the commentary by heart , turn the volume up with the crowd noise when tries were being scored LOL happy times ).

Most effort i went to to see a game I drove nine hours ( Warriors V Roosters home Semi ) had a four hour nap in me car after the game and made the drive home to go to work in Welly.

Other people have traveled further of course. Some do that shit every weekend.....others of the faithful don't get to see games at all.[DOUBLEPOST=1369079827][/DOUBLEPOST]
So there is already a precedent for a fan rebellion , out of interest wonder if Matt Elliot was coaching at the time in Canberra.

Owen is probably had a chat with some of his buddies like John heart etc....I could see him bringing in a Ceo from an America's cup background , rowing , Union , or Equestrian sports, Dame Susan Devoy.....maybe that way we'll feature at the Halbergs

I'm not sure if ME was there then.. good point though!
I know it was organised ( or started)through a raiders fan forum when fans realised the frustration they felt was actually collective.

What I found interesting is that the only game I've been to this season - we won ( Titans ) but there seemed no joy from fans. Relief maybe, but exiting from the eastern was quite somber actually. I think the average Warrior fan is combat fatigued. We've just done this too many times. When you have a relatively silent crowd after a win its a bit of a worry. Maybe it was just the horror of listening to the early 90's music over the PA system
 
Sup42

Sup42

I'm not sure if ME was there then.. good point though!
I know it was organised ( or started)through a raiders fan forum when fans realised the frustration they felt was actually collective.

What I found interesting is that the only game I've been to this season - we won ( Titans ) but there seemed no joy from fans. Relief maybe, but exiting from the eastern was quite somber actually. I think the average Warrior fan is combat fatigued. We've just done this too many times. When you have a relatively silent crowd after a win its a bit of a worry. Maybe it was just the horror of listening to the early 90's music over the PA system
Yeah I was at the Titans too. That last ten minute fade by the team is a buzz killer , the hanging in by the skin of their teeth stuff leaves you only with a sense of relief.
The Roosters game was a relief we weren't as sht as the Eels game
The Rabbits was a bit of genuine pride tinged with what could have been
Cows game was a massive relief , fans were screaming thank you at the players for breaking the drought....should have been a humbling experience for the team.
 
Est95

Est95

Exactly. Been there for the worst seasons at Mt Smart and I'm not talking 2009ish. I mean when my mates and I were part of only 30 people in the whole of the 5000 capacity South Stand during 1998-2001.

Wonder what their angle will be next season???
yeah me and my dad had season tickets in the south stand during that period, it was a fuckin ghost town lol. We were shit back then but I still had heaps of fun coz i was young and naieve, now im older and sick of their bullshit
 
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drake83

Im so glad I missed the panther game now, frustrating being a fan of the warriors. Actualy was giving some shit to a mate about the tigers getting thumped friday, quickly apologised. I ciuld take a shalacking from a top 4 team but not a team wearing pink. Boycott might deflate their heads and hurt their egos.
 
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Buck777

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yeah me and my dad had season tickets in the south stand during that period, it was a fuckin ghost town lol. We were shit back then but I still had heaps of fun coz i was young and naieve, now im older and sick of their bullshit
You hit the nail on the head. Was a 2004 season ticket holder which I think is still considered our worse season, but we had a blast. There were some brilliant comedians in the section I was in. I think some games I laughed the whole game from the abuse given to the ref, Aussies, mason, and ground security - I remember once even Mason nodded to us that the abuse was clever and humorous.
But compare that to 2012. My goodness. I'd rather be Helen Clarks orthodontist
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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One thing I've noticed as the years go by is even though the crowds are bigger, Mt Smart has gone quieter! Hardly any chants go up. Less enthusiasm these days...
 
mrblonde

mrblonde

A boycott though would have to be for the rest of the season as they already have a reasonably good season membership - lessening the need to have to have good crowds.

The only three things the Warriors management would notice:
Everyone who's part of the "walk-up" crowd, ie don't have a season ticket and make your decision to go week-by-week or have decided you can only afford one or two games a season and you were planning to this weekend - don't go.

Everyone who's got a season ticket and have already paid your money - go, but don't buy any Warriors merchandise. I'd suggest not buying any drinks/food (heck they're overpriced anyhow) but I don't think the Warriors get a cut of those sales. I assume it's between Mt Smart and the vendors?

Boo/drown out the drummers, cheerleaders, they're irrelevant garbage and the Warriors need to focus more on the actual game, not entertainment pre-game and at half-time etc. I'm undecided about booing the players into the field, probably too counterproductive (and if Elliott makes changes, it's unfair to boo the players who didn't play last week) but yes I totally advocate a mass walkout once it gets to, say, 0-20 to the Knights. And throw any flags, Try signs etc on to the field.
 
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Raurimu Massive

Raurimu Massive

One thing I've noticed as the years go by is even though the crowds are bigger, Mt Smart has gone quieter! Hardly any chants go up. Less enthusiasm these days...
Yeah I've noticed that too - I don't get down to all that many games, but people used to pick up on what me and my incredibly vocal mate were saying and join in. Nowdays it's almost embarrassing being so loud with a ring of silence all around us.
 
Hitman82

Hitman82

One thing I've noticed as the years go by is even though the crowds are bigger, Mt Smart has gone quieter! Hardly any chants go up. Less enthusiasm these days...

Bro, that's just because everyone is busy texting, tweeting and updating their Facebook. Technology is ruining society, and live sport is not exempt.

Personally I could never be part of any boycott, as much as I'd love to see a 500-strong crowd show up as a fuck you to the pathetic crap we have been copping for 1.5 seasons now. But yeah I don't support Vodafone or the Warriors owners or whatever dickhead coach we have at any given time - I simply support my team.

My memorabilia, ticket bucks and rating stats contribute to the coffers of the sometimes-evil, often-stupid overlords, but I don't really give a shit who they are or what they do. I couldn't even care less if we ran out a team full of hippies and mongoloids, it'd still be my team and I would cheer them through victory or loss.

Every season I think it could be The One, and every game I secretly expect the Magical Turnaround. Nearly 20 years of disappointment through lost grand finals, inexplicable capitulations and out-of-the-blue floggings have never dulled my robotic enthusiasm which has forced me to watch every single game live since the beginning, regardless of what is going on in the world around me.

My mother often jokes that she will ensure her funeral isn't scheduled to clash with a Warriors game, as she knows where I would be. I attribute my encroaching greys and my frown line and even my borderline alcoholism directly to being a fan of the Warriors, but it won't stop me.

Being a die hard fan is an addiction which I genuinely believe nothing bar the total and utter folding and death of the club could break.

Having said that, I encourage everyone else to make a boycott, just sayin I can't actually take part haha.
 
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Est95

Est95

Yeah its sad, after saturday nights anihilation I see why everybody loves the fucking All blacks, they win and never get embarassed like that. Sometimes I wish I could support another team but I cant, I dont even have a 'second team' in the NRL coz I hate them all lol.

And rugby is the most boring game on the planet imo so im left stuck following the Warriors. Through the good times and the bad im still gonna watch every week, I got no choice!

I just wish they would fuck off with the "True Warrior", "Keep the Faith" bullshit marketing they throw at us. Just start playing with some pride and passion for the jersey, how about the player play like 'True Warriors", I'll be watching regardless
 
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