Match-day chats on Discord launching for Patreon club members

As you know by now, over on the podcast we’ve launched a Patreon subscription service, which enables us to roll out new content and features to club members. One of these – a match-day chat room, hosted by Discord, where club members can message directly with members of the podcast team – is set to go live for Mayo’s first match in this year’s National League, which is against Donegal on Sunday week.

We trialled the service with a group of friendly users the night Mayo played Galway in the Dome in the FBD League the other week. The in-game messaging was fast and furious that night and I think it’s fair to say a fun time was had by all.

All club members who are signed up on Patreon ahead of the Donegal game will have access to the match-day chat room then and a fair few of us from the podcast will be on it too so it should make for an interesting new angle in following the game. Our intention is to run match-day chats on Discord, which will be available exclusively to our club members, for all Mayo games from now on.

While our free podcasts will continue as normal, club members on Patreon also get access to bonus podcast episodes. Tomorrow morning we’ll have a new episode up on Patreon, in which Mike Finnerty chats with Ger Flanagan and Stephen Drake about Oisín Mullin’s decision to stay and what his best position might be this year, Stephen Coen being named as captain, Aidan O’Shea’s possible role in 2022 and what Mayo’s training regime looks like at the moment. They even have a stab at the Mayo starting line-up against Donegal.

If you want to become a podcast club member on Patreon, which at €5 (plus VAT) per month, costs the equivalent of a pint, you can do so here.

6 thoughts on “Match-day chats on Discord launching for Patreon club members

  1. Never thought I’d see Willie Joe sowing discord on this blog 😉

    Seriously though, the additional content has been good, well worth the fiver a month.

  2. I noted the irony of the name myself, It Means Nothing to Me, as I was writing it! Hopefully the match-day messaging won’t be too discordant.

  3. Enjoyed the bonus podcast , thought drake spoke a lot of sense , has a real inside scope on how the players think and he doesnt hold back , straight talking is always welcome . Youd have to conclude that boyle was disappointed to put it mildly at not getting a run in the final from his own thoughts to stephen drake’s opinion, as drake rightly pointed out you were looking for a bit of fire in the belly stuff (paraphrasing) and who better than colm boyle to give ya that bit of drive. In hindsight it was definitely worth a shot ,its not as if we had any super subs instead nor were all 14 outfield players performing to a high level .

    I’m also surprised there has been no commentary on Boylers words on a quiet mayo crowd . I’m of the opinion we have often gone missing on all Ireland final day, why it is I dont know but there is definitely something amiss some of the time , it’s hard to articulate exactly. Perhaps we are too nervous as a collective on final day, supporters tighten up like some of the players do . McHale park is also a graveyard at times .

    If someone said to you there is an actual science of sorts to support the notion if McHale park was jammed and lots of noise for the team that it would improve your teams chances of improving their home record , would you make the effort?

    I’m a Glasgow Celtic fan for my sins and have been in attendance at european nights down the years where the crowd have helped put the ball over the line with their absolute maniac type noise level in games where we were rank outsiders I might add .

  4. The All-Ireland final has a huge number of “neutrals” be it from corporate tickets, sponsors, every club in country getting tickets etc
    The result is the crowd from the competing counties is diluted, so you usually don’t get the same noise as a semi final

  5. @Tubberman, I don’t think anyone can seriously blame “neutrals” for the lack of vocal support coming from the Mayo crowd on All-Ireland final day.

    Mayo supporters do travel in numbers and are able to celebrate a good result but wouldn’t be great at all at actually lifting the team when it’s needed most, the opposite happens in fact, they wait for the team to lift them.

    That was clear on All-Ireland final day and you could cut the negative vibes coming from the Mayo “supporters” with a knife.

    It couldn’t have helped the players, so I suppose a small percentage of “blame” for the loss could possibly be attributed to that.

  6. I wouldn’t really agree at all with some of the sentiments expressed here about the Mayo support. Certainly, during some of those long trips through the qualifiers in recent years, the noise made by the travelling Mayo fans definitely gave the team a lift in some tight games.

    The problem last September was that a lot of our regular travelling support got shafted and fair weather fans got their seats, which might explain why the atmosphere fell flat from our perspective.

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