One Big Match Day Thread - Ideas?

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Stole from the Non-League forum (yes, I was laughing at Bristol Rovers misfortune..) but every week, they have one big match thread, where everything is discussed in there, and sparks a lot of debate between fans of different clubs.

I appreciate there will be less fans of clubs therefore less people to post in the Conference, but it was just an idea..

Thoughts?
 

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I'm all for that. Be good to discuss all the games in the same thread as the goals go in if you're not at the game.
 

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I'm happy to have a thread like that, but it shouldn't take away from mini threads. It will work if you have a general Matchday thread, where you can post about games live..'3-1 Fleetwood now, what a run there on'... But I'd use normal Matchday threads when it comes to fans of teams where you may get more of a match report as such.
 

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I'm happy to have a thread like that, but it shouldn't take away from mini threads. It will work if you have a general Matchday thread, where you can post about games live..'3-1 Fleetwood now, what a run there on'... But I'd use normal Matchday threads when it comes to fans of teams where you may get more of a match report as such.
Ah yes, that's very true, wouldn't want to take away the writer's on this forum, and the reports.
 

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Agree with saddlerrad on this one, it's a good idea but I like the seperate match threads too
 

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As others have said, keep the mini-threads, which can be used for discussions before and after games. One big one starting at 2:30-5 wouldn't be a bad shout, especially towards the end of the season when there is reliance on other results.
 

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Nah, I couldn't give a shit about anyone else's game.

Don't want to sift through loads of shit to comment on the PNE game.

Resounding no.
 

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As others have said, keep the mini-threads, which can be used for discussions before and after games. One big one starting at 2:30-5 wouldn't be a bad shout, especially towards the end of the season when there is reliance on other results.
Whilst I'd agree with this, there are threads like the promotion/play off/relegation threads for these sorts of discussions surely?
 

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A reserved 'yes' from me as long as it doesn't degenerate into a bitch fest as some threads have done. Getting other fans perspectives on a matchday would be worth reading as long as it's not to the detriment of the matchday threads and ourselves and Swindon can stop bitching!
 

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Big fat no. It works in the Conference because there are less fans both on the forum and supporting their respective teams but the League 1 board on 1FF has one of the biggest and best followings and, in my opinion, requires matchday threads for nearly all of each weekend's games.
 

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It works well on our forum because there aren't that many fans so it doesn't get overcrowded. It does promote discussion though, it's easier to comment on the day's matches in a general thread than going to find the individual one - it makes it a little less isolated. I think it could work on here if it went from say 2.30-5.30 purely as a general discussion and then outside of those times games could be discussed in individual match threads.
 

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I think it has the potential of being a good idea.

Last week I couldn't make the Swindon v Gillingham game due to my dad being taken ill. Next day I wanted to catch up with what happened in the game with views from both sets of fans. There were 6 pages, of which 4 were from Bristol City fans commenting on how happy they were with the result.

Now before all the City fans jump on this as a dig at them, I know it happens in other match day threads as well, but personally, I would rather our match day threads be intelligent discussion about the actual game. A 'banter' league 1 match day thread would hopefully negate this from the actual individual match day threads.

Here endeth the lesson.
 

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Not for me, it works fine as it is, separate threads plus promotion and relegation thread. With one big thread a lot of it will get lost amongst the bigger games ie/ when you get games like Bristol city vs Swindon or Port Vale vs Crewe, which comfortably go way into double figure pages as it is.
 

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I think it has the potential of being a good idea.

Last week I couldn't make the Swindon v Gillingham game due to my dad being taken ill. Next day I wanted to catch up with what happened in the game with views from both sets of fans. There were 6 pages, of which 4 were from Bristol City fans commenting on how happy they were with the result.

Now before all the City fans jump on this as a dig at them, I know it happens in other match day threads as well, but personally, I would rather our match day threads be intelligent discussion about the actual game. A 'banter' league 1 match day thread would hopefully negate this from the actual individual match day threads.

Here endeth the lesson.
That's what made me think it's a good idea - as on this thread, City fans can laugh all they want at Swindon's result (and vice-versa) and for detailed discussion can stay on the individual Match Thread.

Who knows, it may work, gotta be worth a try surely?
 

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Also - I think what Cards said (think it was Cards) that the thread being from around 2:30-5:30, and then I can lock it, but just a thread for score updates etc, and then after that, discussion stays on individual match thread and thread groups, such as 'Promotion Thread' etc etc.
 

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Also - I think what Cards said (think it was Cards) that the thread being from around 2:30-5:30, and then I can lock it, but just a thread for score updates etc, and then after that, discussion stays on individual match thread and thread groups, such as 'Promotion Thread' etc etc.
I like that idea from 2:30 - 5:30 Saturdays 7:15 - 10:00 weekdays would work ok.
 

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I like that idea from 2:30 - 5:30 Saturdays 7:15 - 10:00 weekdays would work ok.
Yeah - I reckon we could try that, as there is no need for it to stay on after that time, as there are plenty of other discussion threads.
 

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I think it has the potential of being a good idea.

Last week I couldn't make the Swindon v Gillingham game due to my dad being taken ill. Next day I wanted to catch up with what happened in the game with views from both sets of fans. There were 6 pages, of which 4 were from Bristol City fans commenting on how happy they were with the result.

Now before all the City fans jump on this as a dig at them, I know it happens in other match day threads as well, but personally, I would rather our match day threads be intelligent discussion about the actual game. A 'banter' league 1 match day thread would hopefully negate this from the actual individual match day threads.

Here endeth the lesson.
I don't disagree with this AS and more importantly, I hope your dad is ok?
 

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