WE gave the usual Patrons meeting a miss last month to help support the international quiz night being held for Gerry Murphy’s testimonial.
It was great to see some old friends of the Patrons there. Jon Dyson, Joey Jones and Terry Yorath have all been guests on more than one occasion.
A great night was had by all, even if the quiz seemed a little uneven in Scotland’s favour. Even then they needed Andy Ritchie to score the winner for them!
Our next meeting on Thursday, December 6 will give Ken Davy and colleagues an opportunity to explain the reasons for refusing Adam Pearson’s offer to buy the club and to outline the ambitious plans for the club that were mentioned. They are there to answer your questions, so you set the agenda.
The meeting is always a busy one and members, guests and those just having a look are recommended to turn up around 7.30 to get a good seat.
It takes place in the Panasonic Family Stand Suite at the Galpharm Stadium.
On another matter, we are still always open to suggestions regarding events, trips, guests for meetings etc, as we want to provide Town fans with the chance to put their views forward and learn more about the issues facing the people behind the scenes at our club.
We are still trying to ensure members can influence the club when they are planning for the future.
Whilst meetings give us a chance to do that, we recognise that not everyone can attend. We welcome letters and e-mails and will publish articles in the Terrier newsletter where relevant.
If you have questions for people at the club we will endeavour to get them answered.
Last month we mentioned the Patrons Committee had been discussing ways in which we might be able to help the club. We had agreed that an opportunity for regular away fans to be recognised when allocating away tickets was a positive step.
Unfortunately, the number of tickets being offered by our neighbours has made the allocation a thankless task.
The club do want fans’ views on this, so please come along to a meeting and chat with a committee member, write to the committee care of the club or use the e-mail address email@example.com.