Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

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Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Former Prop » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:52 pm

Talk about little tin gods.

Due to being crumbie stand STH's we could sit, near enough, any where on the side opposite the tunnel. We were sitting 2 rows back between the 22 and tryline (L1 I think it was). The steward wouldn't let ANYONE go onto the concrete walkway between the pitch and the stands, Why? His face was a picture at half time with the exodus of people from the Bristol end. :smt003

And then 5 minutes into the game a supervisor came and spoke to said steward and said "Why can't they buy proper tickets like everyone else does?" Errr....... because we have already paid for the ticket at the start of the season.

Perhaps they were just grumpy after a late night watching the other lot 'lift' the 3rd division trophy last night. :smt015
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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by WiggoTiger » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:56 pm

Former Prop wrote:Talk about little tin gods.

Due to being crumbie stand STH's we could sit, near enough, any where on the side opposite the tunnel. We were sitting 2 rows back between the 22 and tryline (L1 I think it was). The steward wouldn't let ANYONE go onto the concrete walkway between the pitch and the stands, Why? His face was a picture at half time with the exodus of people from the Bristol end. :smt003

And then 5 minutes into the game a supervisor came and spoke to said steward and said "Why can't they buy proper tickets like everyone else does?" Errr....... because we have already paid for the ticket at the start of the season.

Perhaps they were just grumpy after a late night watching the other lot 'lift' the 3rd division trophy last night. :smt015

Thats why TIGERS quality stewards should be drafted in for games at the CRISP BOWL.

Well done Tigers stewards and supervisors!! :smt038 :smt038 :smt038
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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Headers » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:17 pm

Thank you

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Rizzo » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:23 pm

Former Prop wrote:
And then 5 minutes into the game a supervisor came and spoke to said steward and said "Why can't they buy proper tickets like everyone else does?"
or possibly because that's what we were allocated as ST holders?

In fairness, the steward where we were was chatty and didn't have a problem with anyone going on the walkway before the game or at half time. But when we walked to the barrier bit to applaud at the end and to applaud the Bris players, I smiled at one steward and said "we're okay, we only want to go to here and applaud..." Not a smile, not even a half smile. Just a filthy look.

WR stewards have always been friendly, helpful and good natured any time I've chatted to them or anything.
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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Mat » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:39 pm

I found them helpfull thank you to them. They also let all those people move at half time which wouldnt happen in most place. Well done the City Staff

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Minty » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:45 pm

They let people change ends, but only after they had tried to prevent it !!

i saw a couple of stewards on walkie talkies trying to ask other stewards to stop letting people on the pathway by the pitch.

I just dont think that they were used to civilised supporters who weren't there to cause trouble.

I just hope they can realise how well behaved everyone was and take that into consideration for the next home game there.

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Simmo » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:01 pm

I must admit I found the one in front of us very polite and helpful and he did enjoy a joke with me when I asked him if he wouldn't mind asking all of those "geeks" walking along the concrete from the south end of the stadium to the north end at half time to sit down as they blocked my view as the second half began.

I bet the teams wondered what had happened when they came out of the tunnel for the second half.................the Tigers team must have thought....s**t we were planning to sit back and enjoy our first half performance until they realised the crowd had gone north expecting a second half display (which they duly delivered!)............well done Tigers!
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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by CJ » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:47 pm

found them OK myself. couldn't find the right turnstile at first and they were courteous. but there was a look of bemusement when the fans all transferred to the north end - catch that happening at normal Crisp bowl games!!

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by tigerben » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:54 pm

Simmo wrote:I must admit I found the one in front of us very polite and helpful and he did enjoy a joke with me when I asked him if he wouldn't mind asking all of those "geeks" walking along the concrete from the south end of the stadium to the north end at half time to sit down as they blocked my view as the second half began.
Was walking past myself at the point, and i was also amused by the PA announcement at the start of the second half - 'could all specttors please find a seat as soon as possible' or words to that effect.

stewards were v. helpful around where we were (both halves/ends of the ground) getting people directed to heir seats as quickly as possible and not leting a queue form on the stair way from the concourse as there was at the bath game.
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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by dailywaffle » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:16 pm

Due to a slight mix-up over tickets and gates (due to Master Waffle playing in the TAG tournament), we had to ask a few favours of the stewards and corporate hospitality people. All were extremely helpful, allowing Mrs Waffle (on her first ever visit to a Tigers match) access to the tunnel area, posh loos etc. She very much enjoyed nearly bumping into Toby Flood near the changing rooms, but was disappointed to find that she was not allowed in there. So, nothing but praise from me.

Only downside was the grumpy Tigers supporter she sat next to in the first half, who didn't seem to like being sat next to a Tigers virgin. Hence we moved at half time.

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by trendylfj » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:06 am

I bet they dont let the fans change ends for the semi final :smt018

This was almost a clear case for the old style of getting a seat - sit where you like - first come first served but I am sure the golds would disagree - I am a silver season ticket holder.

But I am over the moon that we did not decide to join forces with LC at the crisp bowl - I thought the atmostphere was very poor

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by crateman » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:57 am

We were amongst those who moved, getting a position high up in the corner, and the only people who objected were wearing tigers shirts!

I can't imagine that these were premium priced seats, as the area was virtually empty before we arrived. The same numpties objecting spent the rest of the time behaving like they spent more time at the crisp bowl than WR.

As far as the stewards are concerned, they just gave up to the inevitable (after a little resistance). The size of the crowd moving would have been an Elfin Safety nightmare had they tried to stop it.

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Kinoulton » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:54 am

I find it quite amusing that these stewards are supposed to be capable of stopping violent pitch invasions and preventing battles between Leicester City fans and the delightful knuckleheads from Leeds, Millwall etc.

Yet they are overwhelmed by a bunch of genial rugby fans ambling over to the other end of the ground.
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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by TigerCam » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:11 am

I guess if you are 'tuned' to having to deal with footie crowds week in week out then it comes as bit of a shock to deal with rugby fans. I was amused at the riot vans outside the Walkers - guess there must have been a footie game on somewhere near by or they had stayed over night from the Foxes game?

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Re: Crisp Bowl stewards attitudes.

Post by Kinoulton » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:10 pm

TigerCam wrote:I guess if you are 'tuned' to having to deal with footie crowds week in week out then it comes as bit of a shock to deal with rugby fans. I was amused at the riot vans outside the Walkers - guess there must have been a footie game on somewhere near by or they had stayed over night from the Foxes game?
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