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RadstockRob (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 05:04
Pete was on BBC Somerset news this morning.

He's concerned about idiots giving abuse at T20 games.

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 05:44
Well don't play in the ECB's new monstrosity, Pete, because if that gets attended at all it will be drunk louts on a sunny evening who have little or no interest in cricket.

 
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Germiston lad (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 06:53
I have not attended a 20/20 game since the ill-fated final at the Rose Bowl.

The amount of foul mouthed drunken abuse and aggression directed at the area where Somerset players families were watching was shameful.

I sent a strongly worded letter to the Authorities at the Rose Bowl after their Stewards failed to act on my complaint, but of course did not receive a reply.

The amount of drink that is available and consumed between the hours of 11:00 am and 10:00pm is I'm afraid one of the main reasons these louts attend games.

Last night I watched the England v West Indies test match and ended up watching with the sound turned off because the same "song/chant that was related ad nauseam drove me to distraction.

I have great sympathy for all the players who have to put up with the abuse, much of it foul mouthed, directed towards them both on the ground and via "Social Media", a misnomer if ever I heard one.

I'm afraid I only attend county cricket matches and the odd 50 over games now.

I am not a member of SCC but I have friends who are and they no longer attend 20/20 games for similar experiences that I had at the Rose Bowl and at Birmingham finals days.

 
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chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 07:01
There's a complete divide now between real, traditional fans, who understand the game, the rules, and its history, and the lager louts who bring the cash in.

It's a lost cause to hope the authorities will side with the traditionalists.

Cash is king.

 
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chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 07:05
With regards to the stewards, they will probably have been hired for the day from a specialist company. If they know nothing about cricket they are probably judging crowd behaviour in the same way they would at a football match- so, if they think it wouldn't cross a line at football, they judge cricket the same way.

 
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RadstockRob (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 07:07
It was on twitter as well.

Listen to BBC Somerset news online on the hour to hear it.

 
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Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 07:11
Trego was complaining about the abuse received on - line in this article.

What other site could it have referred to?

[www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk]

 
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geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 07:22
So I was not the only one who turned the sound off for the latter parts of the Test Match

 
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Germiston lad (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 07:50
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Clarence Parker
Trego was complaining about the abuse received on - line in this article.
What other site could it have referred to?

[www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk]

Clarence, I have listened to his interview on BBC Somerset Radio this morning. He was referring to foul mouthed abuse on Twitter. Particularly from a 14 year old who should be brought to task by his parents or a member of his cricket club. Its no wonder kids feel empowered to say these things when you hear the foul mouth tripe that adults come out with on the High Street in any town, never mind at a Football or Cricket Match.

 
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Grockle (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 08:23
The new 2020 UberT20 is not interested in the traditional cricket audience but is keen to attract this new exciting form of support to the city venues. They seem to think they can marry the family on an evening out with the urban sports fan looking for 3 hours of entertainment!

Who is advising these idiots? If you want a family atmosphere? Limit alcohol consumption. But you can't do that if you want to fill the place and make oodles of boodle.

They'll go for thè latter and you'll see unemotional T20 played in front of a bunch of disinterested drunks while families stay away and either tune in or watch X Factor becaùse of the abusive and unsafe atmosphere. Doomed experiment in stupidity.



(Sm72)



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Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 08:41
I have made no comments re: Trego on his T20 performances, Chunky, because I simply haven't seen any, nor am I in the least bit interested.

I've hidden a provocative post and part of your reply Clarence as I feel it was ill advised but was the result of un necessary provocation based on no actiom of yours.

Sorry for doing it this way but I am presently only able to access the mobile version and PM explanations are not available.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18/08/2017 08:50 by Grockle.

 
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Germiston lad (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 08:49
Grockle, you and I do not always agree, but that is the nature of these type of forums. On this occasion I totally endorse your remarks ref: 2020 UberT20.

Thank you sir. I've removed the quote as it is just above the post for people to see if they have a mind to. We try and keep the length of threads as short as possible so people can flip through them. But the comment is much appreciated.

I don't think we are on our own in this view.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 18/08/2017 11:10 by Grockle.

 
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Wickham (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 10:57
I have not heard Peter Trego's comments. But I agree with the thrust of what has been reported.

One would hope that a genuine supporter would sympathise those who - generally through no fault of their own - find themselves out of form or simply fail to perform to their usual standards. Sadly, however, many seem to regard it as evidence of some form of moral turpitude.

In my experience, those who are most free with their criticism or abuse tend to be people who have achieved little or nothing in their own lives and who seek to boost their fragile egos through abuse of people in the public eye who have generally done much better than them.

 
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mikeindex (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 11:02
Well said Wickham.

 
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Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 14:17
Quote:
Grockle
The new 2020 UberT20 is not interested in the traditional cricket audience but is keen to attract this new exciting form of support to the city venues. They seem to think they can marry the family on an evening out with the urban sports fan looking for 3 hours of entertainment!
Who is advising these idiots?

People motivated by the money from Sky el al. If viewing figures go up then the new tournament will be the golden egg whatever real fans want. And when these figures eventually sink, what will become of the cricket goose that laid the golden egg?

In one word - greed

 
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brt1919 (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 14:36
There's an article on BBC site now. Vaughan is correct of course, but what a poor poor response his is. He's a pundit, so he benefits from Pete & others being on social media & all the extra info pundits would never have got years ago. The solution is not to ignore the abuse or turn phones off, but educate kids better to have just a tiny bit of respect for others who are doing their best & accept that only ne team can win, & players do not deliberately lose a match (yeah I know a tiny % have).

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 14:43
If there was blame to be apportioned then it should probably have gone to Allenby (or whoever decided upon the batting order). If Pete was going to be picked then he should probably have batted earlier. He should probably not have been sent in when he was.

 
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Grizzzly (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 14:49
All rather depressing.

I've only ever attended one T20 game & that was enough.

Unfortunately, I suspect things will change only after there is a violent incident somewhere.

Let's hope it is not at Taunton.

Grizzzly

 
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stockmos (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 15:28
Yobbish behaviour has been going on at cricket matches since the 18th century.

All the things written above were being said about one-day cricket crowds, particularly in the John Player League, in the 1970s.

Complaints about drinking and behaviour at Tests has been constant for as long as I can remember.

Important: that doesn't justify it and clubs must aim for this not to happen and take appropriate action where needed. But this is not something new that came along with T20.

The overwhelming majority of people behave themselves but of course it is the few bad apples that get noticed.

As for the person who sent the message to Trego, hopefully they can be identified and punished.

 
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Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
18 August, 2017 17:38
Stockmos, you might be right , but drinking and bad behaviour at test matches is on the increase.


Ask the clubs to publish, how much alcohol was purchased at the grounds 10 years and compare it with present day.


I would not dream of going to a test match paying £80 or so, and have to put up with the behaviour we saw at the ground last night.

I also turned the sound off watching the test match on Sky.

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