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Andy G

Member Since 15 Mar 2014
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In Topic: New Message Board

23 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

I understand that all NFL teams are moving this way, but let's not kid ourselves that they are doing it for our benefit. They are doing it because it's a more effective way for them to get out the messages they want to get out, whilst limiting discussion.

For all their good points (and they are a great way to share media), FB pages and Twitter streams rarely have more than a handful of different discussions going at any one time and it's very difficult to browse between different topics.

I'm sure the people who made the decision to close the forum knew all this. And that makes it disappointing, because it means they have done something they knew wasn't in the best interests of the fans.

But if they can help set up an independent message board along these lines then I guess that's something.

In Topic: Most Hated Team in Each Sport - then rank them

22 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

I like this - I always like to rate teams in an "order of hatedness"! It makes games interesting when my team isn't playing.

NFL - Titans and Patriots, but to lesser extents, Cowboys, Colts, Texans, Redskins, Bengals and Saints and probably some others, depending on the mood I'm in.

World Cup Soccer - Wales, Scotland, Russia, Argentina, France, Italy and Australia top my list of teams I want to see lose, but I don't care so much about international soccer these days.

Club soccer is even more complex and I hate just about every English club soccer side when we play against them and can probably rank all 92 league clubs, given time. Cardiff City, Bristol Rovers and any club managed by Neil Warnock are usually near the top of my list.

Everything else - don't really care.

In Topic: Stupid. Stupid Stupid Decision

22 May 2017 - 06:16 PM

The sad thing about this (other than the loss of the forum which many Jaguars fans rely on, to keep in touch with felllow-fans) is that it's turning fans against the Jaguars organisation itself.

Hopefully FBT will find a way to set up this forum elsewhere, but it's going to leave bad feeling which was completely unnecessary.

In Topic: New Message Board

22 May 2017 - 06:12 PM

That's brilliant news, thank you.

As a Jaguars fan based outside the US, this forum is my main way of keeping in touch with fellow-fans. I'd hate to lose that.

I've noticed this forum has been a bit unreliable in recent days though, I hope it's not the Jaguars trying to pull the plug early.

In Topic: Ideas for new home boards.

18 May 2017 - 04:58 PM

I just don't understand how they can expect social media and the official website to take the place of a forum like this. FB is the closest you'll get to a forum and it's always limited by the number of posts you can easily see at any one time.

Seems a massive backward step to me.

And for fans like me who don't live in Jacksonville, this forum has been a wonderful way of keeping in touch with the Jaguars.

Is there any possibility of this forum being taken on an run independently of the Jaguars?