The GPG Age Demographics

What age group are you?

  • Under 18

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 18-25

    Votes: 5 2.0%
  • 26-35

    Votes: 34 13.3%
  • 36-45

    Votes: 43 16.9%
  • 46-55

    Votes: 61 23.9%
  • 56-65

    Votes: 61 23.9%
  • 66 or Over

    Votes: 50 19.6%

  • Total voters
    255

GABS

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It has been said before that we are mostly old moaning gits on here (I know I am!) and that the youngsters don't use football forums now as they are all exclusively on social media etc etc

So, let's see the truth, click those categories 👍🏻😎🐝⚽
 

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Real Madrid President.......

Speaking to Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones, Perez said that that appetite for the game among young people had been ruined by "a lot of poor quality games".

"Young people are no longer interested in football. They have other platforms on which to distract themselves," Perez said.
 

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I always find it quite curious how members on here have aged together with relatively little new 'blood'.

In the days when I was a Brentford mad younger person I would have wanted to be scanning everything Brentford related.
 

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Joined the GPG at 16 years old, now still posting at 30! I must be one of the youngest long term members of the forum? Always suspected I was one of the younger ones mind 😄
 

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Forums on the whole are just a little dated now...I like them best myself (chats being divided into topics, rather than just unorganised thoughts you get elsewhere) but a lot of younger people just post any thoughts on social media.

I am one of the relatively 'younger' ones at 33, but I was around 15 when forums were becoming big back in the early noughties. Maybe that's why I see the benefits over social media and the other chat apps more.

I suspect there are a number of younger 'browsers' though...
 
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I always find it quite curious how members on here have aged together with relatively little new 'blood'.

In the days when I was a Brentford mad younger person I would have wanted to be scanning everything Brentford related.
In my younger days there were only Saturday evening paper results and brief reports; Sunday paper results and little if any reports; Friday evening paper team speculation; local paper reports and gossip; official programme; very occasionally a picture or small article in Shoot or Soccer Star and even more rarely the cameras would come down from ITV or BBC. We did however get a bit of national reporting when the takeover was a possibility.
There would also have been a bit more coverage in our 1st division glory days but before my time.
 

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This got me thinking of @Nada Bee how old are we thread. Just spent quite a long time looking for it. No joy but f*** me I found some gems mate !! You were obsessed with some weird stuff 😂 great piece of history and trip down memory lane.

90 percent of chit chat then would not be allowed now FYI

Amazing , so many faces no longer around as they all grew up (still loads who are though pleasingly )
 

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This got me thinking of @Nada Bee how old are we thread. Just spent quite a long time looking for it. No joy but f*** me I found some gems mate !! You were obsessed with some weird stuff 😂 great piece of history and trip down memory lane.

90 percent of chit chat then would not be allowed now FYI

Amazing , so many faces no longer around as they all grew up (still loads who are though pleasingly )
Ha! To be fair I was 15/16 when I joined here. Now approaching a middle aged man with 2 kids. Scary stuff.

GPG has been good to me. Met some good people and travelled to some away games all through @PJ being a top chap!

Been banned a few times though. Although I’d like to think I have “grown up” the GPG is part of my daily routine
 

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Gender demographics would be interesting too. My impression is that (almost) all posters are men.
 

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We have loved and lost over the years (in no particular order) the following lady folk

Lady bee
Clare bear
Claire bee
AV bee
Vicky bee
Beezy babe
Yankee bees girl
Laura
Police bee
Weymouth bee
Sweepy*
Rock on you bees
Mads bee
Yorkshire bee ang
 

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Forums on the whole are just a little dated now...I like them best myself (chats being divided into topics, rather than just unorganised thoughts you get elsewhere) but a lot of younger people just post any thoughts on social media.

I am one of the relatively 'younger' ones at 33, but I was around 15 when forums were becoming big back in the early noughties. Maybe that's why I see the benefits over social media and the other chat apps more.

I suspect there are a number of younger 'browsers' though...
I'm in this boat 31 but joined young. I like "discussion" and "debate" I dislike social media platforms as it's just people screaming their opinions and in their minds their right no matter what.

At least on GPG there is some "debate" not just everyone screaming at everyone.
 

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This forum brings structure at the very least. On Facebook every single opinion seems to need a new thread ! Impossible to have any form of coherent discussion
 

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We have loved and lost over the years (in no particular order) the following lady folk

Lady bee
Clare bear
Claire bee
AV bee
Vicky bee
Beezy babe
Yankee bees girl
Laura
Police bee
Weymouth bee
Sweepy*
Rock on you bees
Mads bee
Yorkshire bee ang
Sweepy?! He was shorn of his ladylike locks in 2002!
 

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This seems as good a thread as any to ask, but was ‘Hello Ken’s’ alias ever actually known? Or was he only suspected as being a poster? I’m right in thinking he used to pop up with a “Where’s everyone meeting tomorrow lads?” type of message before the odd away day?
 

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Well the way he went on, i was never quite sure so put an asterisk there !
Lol. He’s a middle aged teacher with a PhD and a little baby now. For the Denmark game in the 02 World Cup LeicesterBee organised a match v QPR fans at Raynes Park Vale followed by watching the match. Half time entertainment was Sweepy getting his hair cut with a pair of garden shears for trolling too much.
 

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Lol. He’s a middle aged teacher with a PhD and a little baby now. For the Denmark game in the 02 World Cup LeicesterBee organised a match v QPR fans at Raynes Park Vale followed by watching the match. Half time entertainment was Sweepy getting his hair cut with a pair of garden shears for trolling too much.
Yes I’m faecalbook friends with him even now and see that the boy done good
 
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I always find it quite curious how members on here have aged together with relatively little new 'blood'.

In the days when I was a Brentford mad younger person I would have wanted to be scanning everything Brentford related.
The "new blood" has a zillion other forums to choose from.

I'm guessing when you were a Brentford mad youth, there wasn't much more to scan than the Middlesex Chronicle, 0898 121108 at 33p a minutes from someone elses phone and your weekly update of the Division 3 League Ladder you got from Shoot magazine?
 

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The "new blood" has a zillion other forums to choose from.

I'm guessing when you were a Brentford mad youth, there wasn't much more to scan than the Middlesex Chronicle, 0898 121108 at 33p a minutes from someone elses phone and your weekly update of the Division 3 League Ladder you got from Shoot magazine?
I liked the Evening Mail’s daily coverage of the Bees which I missed when we moved away from Hounslow
 

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I'm 79 and have been a Bees 🐝 fan since 1952, apart from a WhatsApp family chat group this is the only other social media.I belong to, don't understand and don't want to understand any other judging by comments by others on them, I think I've made the right choice for me.
Yep I'm the same. 2 what's Apt chat groups - 1 Bees related and the other old school mates. Other than that only the GPG although my Company did put me on LinkedIn 15 years ago although I've never dabbled. There is some one with my name who is based in Portsmouth and has a big profile - but it's not me!
 

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We have loved and lost over the years (in no particular order) the following lady folk

Lady bee
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AV bee
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Yankee bees girl
Laura
Police bee
Weymouth bee
Sweepy*
Rock on you bees
Mads bee
Yorkshire bee ang
Just to clarify when @nocoat says 'lost' he means they decided no longer to post rather than anything else :cool:
 

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Really interesting this thread. I joined GPG when I was in my 20s and in a completely different profession from what I am in now. The last couple of decades have flown by ....
 

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The "new blood" has a zillion other forums to choose from.

I'm guessing when you were a Brentford mad youth, there wasn't much more to scan than the Middlesex Chronicle, 0898 121108 at 33p a minutes from someone elses phone and your weekly update of the Division 3 League Ladder you got from Shoot magazine?
I'm 37, so old enough to know / remember clubcall but never used it really as Dad used to do that. More specifically, whenever we'd go to my Nan's (dad's mum!), the first thing Dad would do is phone clubcall from her phone :D

Naughty @RodBee
 

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Didn't join until I retired iirc. Been posting away for the 12 years spouting all sorts of sh*t!
 

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The "new blood" has a zillion other forums to choose from.

I'm guessing when you were a Brentford mad youth, there wasn't much more to scan than the Middlesex Chronicle, 0898 121108 at 33p a minutes from someone elses phone and your weekly update of the Division 3 League Ladder you got from Shoot magazine?
I would add that the fanzines were great for me at least as a mad youth. TITS and Beesotted were a life saver for many.
 

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Yep they were great in their day.
There was another fanzine also but for the life of me can't remember its name. But yes both back in the day were excellent. Some real insight in players and what was really happening within the club. I am old school still prefer reading something that I am holding rather than off a computer screen.
 

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There was another fanzine also but for the life of me can't remember its name. But yes both back in the day were excellent. Some real insight in players and what was really happening within the club. I am old school still prefer reading something that I am holding rather than off a computer screen.
Yep for about 10 years I preferred the fanzine to the official programme.
 

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There was another fanzine also but for the life of me can't remember its name. But yes both back in the day were excellent. Some real insight in players and what was really happening within the club. I am old school still prefer reading something that I am holding rather than off a computer screen.
2 in fact, Voice of the Beehive and Hey Jude.
 

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Been on GPG for a long while. Its funny to look back at old posts. The belief is always there! 20 years ish. I also bought Beesotted instead of the programme. Totally remember hammering clubcall at PGs dulcet tones. Wass thinking the other day how we used to have injury updates on clubcall and their was a column in the programme too. Now, its vogue to say nothing. Often have little idea who;'s injured or for how long. No idea what Henrik has for example!

My son, who's 16 loves the GPG. He's part of Bees TV and loves that too. I'm really happy to see his vlogs and posts on here in equal measure. Its great to hear the young voices too.
 

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remember back in the early days we tried to do a social (and of course some did the footie v you know who).
Two come to mine.
One when the dark wizard Noades was in charge - the grapevine or taverna - not sure which - mobilised the anti noades sentiment - perhaps started it??- think it was around 1998 at the Princess Royal - a well known official joined the chat.
Second time - similar period - we hoped for informal catch ups at the pottery arms. Must admit -seeing my cyber buddies in the flesh filled with me terror!
 
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Wow this kicked off more than I could have hoped it would, cheers for taking part all.

Hardly surprising my thoughts on the age leaning towards the senior end of the scale were correct, but good to see it in cold hard numbers 😊
 

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We have loved and lost over the years (in no particular order) the following lady folk

Lady bee
Clare bear
Claire bee
AV bee
Vicky bee
Beezy babe
Yankee bees girl
Laura
Police bee
Weymouth bee
Sweepy*
Rock on you bees
Mads bee
Yorkshire bee ang
It's a shame there are not more females on there tbh. Quite a few post on fbk.
 

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