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Lack of minutes silence?
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I'm a little confused, we are getting a bit of stick for not holding a minutes silence yesterday - did every other club in Scotland / Britain do this yesterday ? Does anyone know why the club didn't observe the silence?

Have to sy I didn't think about it at the time - but if all other clubs were doing this, why not County?

Were they advised by Police not to hold it due to Celtic's previous trouble with the ban on poppies etc?
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#2
Was it not because we were hosting glasgow celtic? Some of their supporters sing songs about and support a terrorist organisation from the Republic of Ireland, called the ira.

If we were playing at home to any other club in the UK on the weekend closest to Remembrance Sunday, I'm sure we would have held the minutes silence as we have done before. Imo that's rather sad and does't say anything nice about the society that we now live in.
 
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(11-10-2013, 11:17 AM)staggie2509 Wrote: I'm a little confused, we are getting a bit of stick for not holding a minutes silence yesterday - did every other club in Scotland / Britain do this yesterday ? Does anyone know why the club didn't observe the silence?

Have to sy I didn't think about it at the time - but if all other clubs were doing this, why not County?

Were they advised by Police not to hold it due to Celtic's previous trouble with the ban on poppies etc?

Yes every other club in Britain showed respect by having the minutes silence. With Ross County being the home team it is their privilege to show their respect by doing what every other teams did. You can't have celtic dictating what other clubs will and won't do. It is traditional to have a minutes silence at football grounds in this country and it is shameful that the County fans were denied this right!
 
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(11-10-2013, 11:31 AM)USSR Tycoon Wrote: Yes every other club in Britain showed respect by having the minutes silence. With Ross County being the home team it is their privilege to show their respect by doing what every other teams did. You can't have celtic dictating what other clubs will and won't do. It is traditional to have a minutes silence at football grounds in this country and it is shameful that the County fans were denied this right!

False. St Johnstone also failed to observe a minutes silence. They apologised in this mornings paper, and said it was an honest mistake. We need to calm down about this incident. I appreciate how much a minutes silence can mean to some people, but we are over reacting by attacking the club over this. Until there is an official statement, we can't jump to conclusions about weather this was a simple mistake, or was done due to the presence of Celtic yesterday. Innocent until proven guilty and whatnot...
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Nobody is attacking the club mate, just want to know the facts.....not over reacting at all - just like to know the reason so I can communicate this to others who will ask!
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(11-10-2013, 11:44 AM)staggie2509 Wrote: Nobody is attacking the club mate, just want to know the facts.....not over reacting at all - just like to know the reason so I can communicate this to others who will ask!

Sorry, I didn't mean that anyone on here was attacking the club! I was more referring to the horrible posts from 'fans' on the clubs facebook page. Some of the things on there were bang out of order... Apologies for the misunderstanding.
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(11-10-2013, 11:47 AM)ShiningStagie16 Wrote:
(11-10-2013, 11:44 AM)staggie2509 Wrote: Nobody is attacking the club mate, just want to know the facts.....not over reacting at all - just like to know the reason so I can communicate this to others who will ask!

Sorry, I didn't mean that anyone on here was attacking the club! I was more referring to the horrible posts from 'fans' on the clubs facebook page. Some of the things on there were bang out of order... Apologies for the misunderstanding.

No problem - yes, read some of that, you can't legislate for some morons - I'm sure the club didn't mean anything by it, they have done a lot for the local community and the Highlands and normally respect things like this, as you say - may have been a genuine mistake or advice provided by Police etc?

I'm sure there will be a statement issued like St Johnstone...
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#8
Disgrace.
 
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(11-10-2013, 12:34 PM)JailendLoyal Wrote: Disgrace.

I thought we had 90minutes of silence yesterday. a few years ago the top clubs wore jerseys with the Poppy integrated on them, the same as all the top flight English clubs wore yesterday.
 
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(11-10-2013, 12:46 PM)kenthehood Wrote:
(11-10-2013, 12:34 PM)JailendLoyal Wrote: Disgrace.

I thought we had 90minutes of silence yesterday. a few years ago the top clubs wore jerseys with the Poppy integrated on them, the same as all the top flight English clubs wore yesterday.

Yes, very good........although when Kova went to war I rather felt the atmosphere improved.
 
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If folk want to remember the war dead, fine. Do it on your own time, though, and don't force it down everyone else's throat (I really hope folk see the irony of forcing a minute's silence on the masses)

I wonder how many of those morally outraged posters across social media were at a memorial service this morning
"The heart of the club is the fan. The board and the chairman are custodians. The staff are transient. But the fan is there forever"

Roy Macgregor, April 2013
 
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I can recall the club not holding a minute's silence in previous seasons, it really shouldn't be an issue. If the club felt that it would be inappropriate to attempt to show respect yesterday due to an away support that would do their best to prevent any "respect".

We can get into a tedious argument over whether or not Remembrance Sunday has become an overly commercialised day with the real meaning having been lost long ago but I'm in the "show respect" camp on 11/11.

Not having one, and avoiding the inevitable controversy, was better than holding one given the circumstances. Using the word "disgrace" is way off the mark.
 
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(11-10-2013, 11:31 AM)USSR Tycoon Wrote: Yes every other club in Britain showed respect by having the minutes silence.

That is not in the slightest bit true.

I think the issue here is not whether we did or did not hold a minutes silence. It is whether we decided not to hold a minutes silence because we were playing Celtic.

I can take or leave the former, but if the latter is the case then questions should be asked over who made that decision.
 
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(11-10-2013, 11:30 AM)frankthetank Wrote: If we were playing at home to any other club in the UK on the weekend closest to Remembrance Sunday, I'm sure we would have held the minutes silence as we have done before.

I can recall at least one other year when we didn't, 2 or 3 seasons ago.

(11-10-2013, 11:31 AM)USSR Tycoon Wrote: Yes every other club in Britain showed respect by having the minutes silence.

Not true.

Some of the abuse aimed at the Staggies twitter and facebook accounts last night was ridiculous, but there was a common theme certainly amongst those tweeting, that's right their usernames usually contained 'RFC'.

As I said last night, I guess all those who were so offended were up this morning and along at their local remembrance service. Not a chance!

While I'm on a rant, I was speaking to folk last night who had witnessed poppy sellers being verbally abused, and a couple who own a B&B along the road were subjected to barrage of abuse because they were wearing poppies.
Someone also said the urinals in the Mallard were full of poppies, although I didn't see that myself.

A large number of Rangers and Celtic 'supporters' are an absolute embarrassment.

 
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(11-10-2013, 01:17 PM)VanderDalgarno Wrote: If folk want to remember the war dead, fine. Do it on your own time, though, and don't force it down everyone else's throat (I really hope folk see the irony of forcing a minute's silence on the masses)

I wonder how many of those morally outraged posters across social media were at a memorial service this morning

Bloody nuisance the war dead, sorry to bother you.
 
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Apology from club.

''Ross County Football Club would like to sincerely apologise for the lack of a minute's silence at their match on Saturday the 9th of November ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

As a Club we are both honoured and humbled by the sacrifice of the men and women who have given of themselves for the benefit of others in times of war and conflict, particularly throughout the past 99 years and even more so as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The lack of a minute's silence was not an operational or policy decision but an error of omission arising from a failure to address changes in staff responsibilities, and the matter is being dealt with internally.

The Club will continue in its policy of marking the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with a 2 minute silence as well supporting the Poppy Appeal by allocating Matchday Collections at the Stadium to support their work in assisting veterans and will of course ensure measures are taken to avoid any possible repetition of our error on Saturday the 9th.''
 
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(11-10-2013, 01:17 PM)VanderDalgarno Wrote: If folk want to remember the war dead, fine. Do it on your own time, though, and don't force it down everyone else's throat (I really hope folk see the irony of forcing a minute's silence on the masses)

I wonder how many of those morally outraged posters across social media were at a memorial service this morning

I can't believe the ignorance, contempt & disrespect of this message. Why was it possible for you to go to the game yesterday & then post this disgraceful post? You should no why; because hundreds of thousands of men and women sacrificed their lives so that this nation and people like you & me could live our lives in peace and free from tyranny. Our liberty came at a great & terrible cost, don't demean it.
 
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(11-10-2013, 04:28 PM)Chap Wrote:
(11-10-2013, 01:17 PM)VanderDalgarno Wrote: If folk want to remember the war dead, fine. Do it on your own time, though, and don't force it down everyone else's throat (I really hope folk see the irony of forcing a minute's silence on the masses)

I wonder how many of those morally outraged posters across social media were at a memorial service this morning

I can't believe the ignorance, contempt & disrespect of this message. Why was it possible for you to go to the game yesterday & then post this disgraceful post? You should no why; because hundreds of thousands of men and women sacrificed their lives so that this nation and people like you & me could live our lives in peace and free from tyranny. Our liberty came at a great & terrible cost, don't demean it.

I don't see any contempt or disrespect in his post. He's basically saying we're all entitled to our own opinions and decide how, or if, we want to remember the war dead. Was the battle against fascism not to protect rights such as this?
 
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We forgot? Absolutely embarrassing.
 
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(11-10-2013, 04:28 PM)Chap Wrote:
(11-10-2013, 01:17 PM)VanderDalgarno Wrote: If folk want to remember the war dead, fine. Do it on your own time, though, and don't force it down everyone else's throat (I really hope folk see the irony of forcing a minute's silence on the masses)

I wonder how many of those morally outraged posters across social media were at a memorial service this morning

I can't believe the ignorance, contempt & disrespect of this message. Why was it possible for you to go to the game yesterday & then post this disgraceful post? You should no why; because hundreds of thousands of men and women sacrificed their lives so that this nation and people like you & me could live our lives in peace and free from tyranny. Our liberty came at a great & terrible cost, don't demean it.

Great post Chap, some of our own support embarrass and sadden me Sad
 
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