Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football: BAND TOGETHER; Anthony Vickers' Untypical Boro in Association with MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE Fans and Club Now Working in Harmony

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football: BAND TOGETHER; Anthony Vickers' Untypical Boro in Association with MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE Fans and Club Now Working in Harmony

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Byline: Anthony Vickers

THERE'S a whole world of red hot Riverside debate on "Untypical Boro", Anthony Vickers' hit on-line blog. In this weekly column we download snapshots of the arguments raging in cyberspace. Read on for a taster of the talking points.

New Year, New Era?

VIC SAID: "Are we entering a new era of openness, communication and engagement at Boro? With votes on the white bands and post-goal music, the signs are that after aloof years of damaging ivory tower estrangement, Boro may be inching towards a Glasnost of healthier, more productive relationship with their supporters And time too."

YOU SAID:

"I applaud the start the club have made along the lines we have been calling for for ages.

And when we're offered the chance to make our feelings known let's do so, in the spirit that we all love the Boro."

Posted by John Powls

"All major changes originate with small steps, let us hope this is not a case of one forward and three back."

Posted by Chris, Beverley

"Good to see the club pretty much admitting they made a mistake when they ditched the band. Will they now admit they made a mistake when they introduced the current woefully-designed badge?"

Posted by Bukowski.

"No doubt the comments on this board and from other sources have finally percolated through to the powers that be. It's still very early days though and there is a long way to go to dispel the mistrust and disenchantment felt by the missing ten thousand."

Posted by Redcar Red

"The penny has finally dropped that it is no good blaming supporters, or Slaven, or football in the pubs. The club have lost fans because they have taken us for mugs and abused our loyalty."

Posted by Ste Mac

"We need a positive new approach to the future which includes involving everyone, club, players and supporters. …

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