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MotM: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A) Austin

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:04 am
by Phil
Will the new manager effect begin to take effect at Guiseley?

With us now firmly buried at rock bottom of the current form table things look worrying.

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Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 pm
by Phil

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:26 pm
by redandwhitemike
Phil wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 pm
No coach going: https://harriers.co.uk/news/2019/12/09/guiseley-away-travel-update/
Is that a first ?

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:49 pm
by jamestheimpaler
Phil wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 pm
No coach going: https://harriers.co.uk/news/2019/12/09/guiseley-away-travel-update/
Nice typo:

"HARRIERS are unfortunately able to offer away travel to supporters wishing to back the team at Guiseley."

Edit: The club has now changed the article.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:41 pm
by Sheffield Harrier
Ha ha. Gallows humour.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:52 pm
by koro
Ha -lucky let-off for some then ! Will there be commentary, I wonder ?

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 pm
by pershoreharrier
Well I had booked a place on the coach to support the team on the field as requested by the Club - and for the sake of £50 or so the Club is not able to provide a Coach to take those much needed supporters to Guiseley to support the team.

Clearly money is more important to the Club than having its struggling first team supported at an away match. What on earth has this Club come to - able to lose £500,000 a year on a pipe dream but cannot lose £50 on a coach for the supporters.

And yes over the season the supporters coach makes a healthy profit for the Club. One wonders to what depths this Club can possibly fall - every week we seem to plumb an even greater depth of pitifulness.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:18 pm
by muse_harrier
No mention of travel on the khfc facebook page but on the positive side a 9 year old won khfcs goal of the month for November.
What has our club come to?

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:48 pm
by Edgar T Peaceful
pershoreharrier wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Well I had booked a place on the coach to support the team on the field as requested by the Club - and for the sake of £50 or so the Club is not able to provide a Coach to take those much needed supporters to Guiseley to support the team.

Clearly money is more important to the Club than having its struggling first team supported at an away match. What on earth has this Club come to - able to lose £500,000 a year on a pipe dream but cannot lose £50 on a coach for the supporters.

And yes over the season the supporters coach makes a healthy profit for the Club. One wonders to what depths this Club can possibly fall - every week we seem to plumb an even greater depth of pitifulness.
This is a really worrying turn of events. Firstly, the lack of fans wanting to go, but more importantly the club not subsidising the support that does wish to turn out, miles away, on a Tuesday evening.

Had they partially funded the coach this could have been a minor PR victory for the club but instead it continues the feeling of the club not giving a stuff about the fans.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 pm
by pricey5
pershoreharrier wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Well I had booked a place on the coach to support the team on the field as requested by the Club - and for the sake of £50 or so the Club is not able to provide a Coach to take those much needed supporters to Guiseley to support the team.

Clearly money is more important to the Club than having its struggling first team supported at an away match. What on earth has this Club come to - able to lose £500,000 a year on a pipe dream but cannot lose £50 on a coach for the supporters.

And yes over the season the supporters coach makes a healthy profit for the Club. One wonders to what depths this Club can possibly fall - every week we seem to plumb an even greater depth of pitifulness.
Did they say how many had booked on? I know in the past they’ve needed at least 35 for the long Tuesday away trips just to break even, and in many games they’ve run the coach at a loss. Seems like the new owners want to run as tight a ship as possible.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:45 pm
by pershoreharrier
pricey5 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 pm
pershoreharrier wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Well I had booked a place on the coach to support the team on the field as requested by the Club - and for the sake of £50 or so the Club is not able to provide a Coach to take those much needed supporters to Guiseley to support the team.

Clearly money is more important to the Club than having its struggling first team supported at an away match. What on earth has this Club come to - able to lose £500,000 a year on a pipe dream but cannot lose £50 on a coach for the supporters.

And yes over the season the supporters coach makes a healthy profit for the Club. One wonders to what depths this Club can possibly fall - every week we seem to plumb an even greater depth of pitifulness.
Did they say how many had booked on? I know in the past they’ve needed at least 35 for the long Tuesday away trips just to break even, and in many games they’ve run the coach at a loss. Seems like the new owners want to run as tight a ship as possible.
I am almost expecting that as the home gates dwindle the east stand will be closed on the grounds of economy and the season ticket holders affected will be asked to find a seat in the Main Stand so they can support the Club in becoming financially viable.

The Club make money over the season on away travel I would suggest that in the interests of the paying customer that might have had a bearing on the reliability of service. Never mind I will drive to the next away game and save the powers that be any concern (this being none) over a lack of Harriers support.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:20 pm
by offers
I have a suggestion. Through the grapevine I have been informed that there are under 20 booked on the coach. On the players coach there are probably only going to be 25 max. As a gesture of good will let those who have booked go on the players coach like the good old days!!!! Saves money. We are not the only club that would not run a coach if the numbers were that low.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:00 pm
by muse_harrier
I am struggling to remember the last time the club didnt run a coach to a league game.
The only problem of the supporters going with the players.
Departing early and arriving back a lot later after waiting for players to shower and then a de tour to drop the players off.
A long night in store.

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:26 pm
by striker1
Just a thought Muse_harrier. Doesn’t the Club have several minibuses?… Might it be possible for one or more of these to be made available, subject to, finding drivers who could be insured under the Clubs policy? An alternative maybe?? What do you think??

Re: 10-12-19 Guiseley (A)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 pm
by Justin Tomlinson
This is very poor.

As people have said over the season the coach should make money, so a loss should be ‘absorbed’.

At the very least they should have appealed for additional fans to make the min. threshold, or perhaps asked KHIST to step in and ‘sponsor’ the gap.

Very poor.