Richard Blight wrote:Nivea for men wrote: Id be concerned if an election for such a committee was only open to members of this internet board. Im sure there are many people that watch Argyle and support the club, That would want a say.
Perhaps a postal vote could be sent out to all season ticket holders, and voting stands set up at a few home games for those who are not season ticket holders.
So would I!
John Demellweek did some research and found that the national demographic statistics for the UK show that only 58% of the population use email. The trust statistics show about 86% of trust members have access to email or someone in their household has email.
We think this unusually high figure is down to the number of Pasoti readers who have joined. We also think that the high number of exiles that have joined is probably because they don't have access to the Herald or local TV and radio,so they use this site and others like GoS for up to date information. While this shows the power of the internet,I think that it also shows that local people who can keep up with things via the Herald and TV etc. are less likely to use the internet for various reasons. After hearing some very surprising comments from some fans in the Far Post club at the last home match which showed a lack of knowledge about what was going on at the club,I did a very quick and unscientific survey of 8 season ticket holders around one table. I found that only 1 had looked at Pasoti in the last week. Out of the others none had looked at it in the last month. None had looked at the trust site or any other site either. All of them owed computers. When asked why, the most common answer was "if there's any news it will be in the Herald/ BBC teletext." There were lots of answers around involving better things to do / no time etc.
I think that this shows there are very large numbers of fans who turn up,watch their football and go home;that the trust,GT's and other groups are missing.
I got the distinct impression that some of these people felt they were being left out of things.
Mmm - thats very interesting, hardly scientific but interesting none the less. Pasoti has certainly shown itself to be powerful during the recent club crisis but how representative it is of the fan base I wonder.
I do hope that when the venue has been agreed the club will publicise it elsewhere (at the ground/throughout the city/within the local medis etc) rather than just here and on the club website.