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RedHand88

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Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« on: July 23, 2017, 01:48:23 AM »
Last few years I've been thinking our support at league and championship level has been a bit... meh. It seems the glory days of the noughties are a distant memory and the colour and atmosphere in recent years isn't what it used to be. Call it increased expectations, all ireland novelty gone, whatever. Yes the Ulster finals of past 2 years have been decent but I think it could be improved with a bit of organisation.

Been taking notice of the Mayo 51 ones in recent years and you can see/hear the difference they make at games. What's the chances of getting a similar operation up and running in Tyrone? I know there's enough season ticket holders out there to show an interest. I'm thinking...

Linking season tickets into groups.
Banners/flags, not your usual 10 white/red chequered flag bought on jones' road. Thinking bigger.
Meeting up before matches.
Facebook/Twitter pages giving info etc for fans.
Focusing on creating a bigger and better atmosphere at games.

Is anyone interested in helping build something like this?

southtyronegael

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 12:00:27 PM »
i think its an excellent idea. ive always thought we  should have supporters clubs to organize buses to games, especially away league games. the problem this last few years with regards to dwindling support is more to do with the dross negative football we have been forced to watch and alot of people dissolusioned with the management. but maybe things are set to improve and ur idea could gather legs.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 12:33:12 PM »
We got lucky with the league fixtures these last few years in that teams had to travel long distances to come to us rather than us to them. Looking at next year's league there's almost certainly going to be a few big away days and supporter buses are an excellent idea. It's getting word out to gather numbers though.

If the big scores keep up there can't be an argument that Tyrone are a negative team so hopefully the interest increases. Do you know of many who would be interested in that sort of thing?

Have a look at http://mayoclub51.com/about-mayo-supporters-club/ and see what I mean.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 12:47:48 PM »
the interest would surely be there. tyrone will always be a football mad county. i attended alot of club championship games last year and crowds were amazing. over 10 thousand at county final yet our home league game this year against cavan had only 5 thousand. seems to be still a certain amount of apathy towards the county team but like i say if the football keeps improving then this could change.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 01:33:09 PM »
Coalisland clonoe had over 7k and it was only a semi final. Interest there for it. No idea how to get an operation like that up and running though. How to get word out etc.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 03:04:05 PM »
id say on here is a good place to start. plenty of fanatics on here that would be interested. ive got the name of the fan club sorted for you anyway.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2017, 03:07:48 PM »
You can name yourselves A bunch of Arrogant hateful Cnuts.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 03:11:00 PM »
You can name yourselves A bunch of Arrogant hateful Cnuts.
who hammered the shite out of the nipple twisting down aristocrats.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 03:37:58 PM »
id say on here is a good place to start. plenty of fanatics on here that would be interested. ive got the name of the fan club sorted for you anyway.
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Ha id be curious as what it is. I had a few but they sounded too much like a loyalist paramilitary. Logo is the next thing.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 03:39:02 PM »
You can name yourselves A bunch of Arrogant hateful Cnuts.

Want some vinegar for that chip on your shoulder Charlie?

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 04:09:04 PM »
spirit of o neill tyrone supporters club

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2017, 05:03:18 PM »
spirit of o neill tyrone supporters club

I like that. I'll def start looking about getting people onto the idea of it.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2017, 10:06:51 PM »
Facebook and Twitter up and running!

https://www.facebook.com/spiritofoneill/

Twitter: @spiritofoneill

Feel free to join, share, spread the word!! When we get up and running we will organise a meetup before a match for a few pints and a bit of atmosphere. Flags and banners to follow.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 08:57:02 AM »
Good work lad. I will spread the word.

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Re: Thinking of a new Tyrone "fan club"...
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 12:10:12 AM »
i see the large flags are banned from hill 16. no harm in gettin to work on an official spirit of oneil flag. will have to be red and white, have spirit of oneill printed on it and possibly an emblem or image  on it.