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  1. I visited Roswell, New Mexico about 10 years ago where there was an Alien Convention and loads were walking about with tin foil on their head like that, dumb yanks
  2. What I’m saying is if they listed it as an official friendly match 8 don’t think the 3 new guys would be able to take part.
  3. I note the Shrewsbury game in Portugal is not listed in the pre-season fixtures and instead they’ve said it’s a ‘training match’ which maybe so Julian Borner, Moses Odubajo and Kadeem Harris can take part with it not being an official game.
  4. Looking at flights for 4 of us at the moment into Hamburg Thursday and home Monday. People planning on staying in Lubeck and Kiel might be interested to know that Hamburg are playing Anderlecht on the Saturday if you fancy an extra game and new ground to visit. How much are people paying for hotels?
  5. Lovely plates but I'm more interested in the Mark One carrier bags, talk about blasts from the past.
  6. Usually we get 1,000 to 1,500 hardy souls travelling for a night match at Millwall but with it being a Saturday in august I can see us possibly even selling out for an early season Saturday afternoon trip to London. Would be great if we sold out the upper tier and had fans in the lower tier too which would be a first. WAWAW
  7. I'm probably the only person in the world with a copy of this unless the Spanish TV company still has the recording so it's good as you'll ever see
  8. No Waddle, Hirst, Woods, Nilsson who were regulars back then so presume they were rested being only a couple of days after a league game, instead the Spanish were treated to the cultured Andy Pearce Subs included Poric, Watson and Tricky Trev.
  9. Two days after playing Blackburn on a Sunday at Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday flew off to play Real Madrid in a little known game to celebrate the opening of a new stadium in Córdoba, Spain in March 1994. Below is our goal scored by Shezza which I’m guessing probably no one has seen before in the 3-1 defeat and team line-ups from the night.
  10. Definitely scored a screamer at Carrow Road which I rated as the best Wednesday goal I'd seen at the time and there was great photo's in the next home programme from I presume Steve Ellis the club photographer of the strike and then further photo's of the ball in flight and finally hitting the back of the net.
  11. My original post was about offering fans the chance to commit to game month by month at a price slightly higher than the season ticket price so for example £25 per game on the Kop thus giving people who cannot commit to a season ticket another option for cheaper tickets but the club could still keep it's POTG prices as it likes which on the majority is paid by the away fans.
  12. Not lazy or talking out of my arse and at least I'm trying to come up with something viable rather than slagging the club. I could see what Chansiri was trying to do with the match day prices encouraging fans to purchase season tickets for which we have 21,000 - 22,000 I believe but, after that very few fans buy a single match day ticket and the crowd generally only goes up if the away fans bring a good following. I've worked on cash turnstiles and had only 9 people pay the £42 I think it was on South Stand a few seasons ago and apart from season ticket holders and away fans there are very few extra fans coming through the turnstiles.
  13. We unexpectedly had a top 6 chance when the Villa fixture came round and the attendance was only 5,000 more than the previous home game where Blackburn brought about a coach load whereas Villa brought 4,500. There are very few fans willing to pay the match day prices with the exception being when we played the pigs and gone are the days where 30,000 fans turned up to watch the likes of Swindon Town albeit on a Bank Holiday. I remember the days before all the new bigger stadia were built we were in the top 10 average attendances in the country but now we’re struggling to be in the top 10 attendances in The championship with Leeds, Villa, West Brom, Derby, Notts Forest, Stoke, Norwich, pigs and maybe even Middlesbrough averaging more than us.
  14. I’ve heard a weeks warm weather training early July which probably means Portugal but no games and then a game in Germany or Austria end of July (St. Pauli would be interesting)
  15. You say that but at. £33 to £39 for a match day ticket on Kop alone people will still pick and choose games.
  16. How do we get the missing thousands of fans back to Hillsborough who have dropped off over the last 20 years for various reasons i.e relegation from Premier League, club on its knees financially and not being competitive and now high pay on the gate prices. Our attendances have been stuck around 22,000 to 23,000 the past 2 or 3 years only increasing slightly if when we’ve been doing well or attractive opposition mainly because fans have been picking and choosing their games rather than religiously turning up week after week. The club can’t radically change its pricing structure because fans have purchased up to 5 year season tickets but . . . . . What would people think about a monthly season ticket? Looking at the price of season tickets on sale at the moment an adult is paying the following per game :- Kop £21.96 North & Grandstand :- £26.74 South Stand :-£30.65 Fans have many reasons why they can’t/won’t buy a season ticket from work commitments, financial reasons e.t.c. e.t.c When the fixtures come out in June and we have for example 3 home games in August, people could sign up for a month ticket at say £25 per match on the Kop so £75 in total for which they’d be sent 3 match day tickets for the month. September we may have 2 games so that’d be £50 People maybe don’t want to commit to £505 to £705 for an adult season ticket but might be prepared to commit to £50-£75 a month (just checking this seasons fixtures the most home league games in a month was 3) people don’t have to commit one month if they have work commitments / holidays planned / social arrangements preventing them going to a game e.t.c e.t.c Hopefully next season we’ll be fighting for those automatic promotion places but the ground won’t fill up week on week paying £33 to £39 on the Kop or up to £49 on the South Stand
  17. Maybe Aston Villa read my post about a 4 match ticket package for their playoff push
  18. We will be at most 4 points off the playoffs and could be only 1 point away so with only 4 games left at home, interest growing and with an international break should our marketing and financial departments be looking into the viability of selling a 4 game package of tickets to try and get some of the fans back that have stayed away because of high prices and also get Hillsborough rocking to create an atmosphere to spur the team on in these important games. With a very high percentage of our home crowds being made up of season ticket holders (my guess about 85% to 90%) I’m sure we’d knock a few thousand out at least, especially with 3 out of the 4 visitors being around us and are also looking for a playoff spot, not to mention being a couple of the biggest teams in the championship with Villa and Forest. Bank Holiday matches used to attract bigger attendances too (remember nearly 30,000 for the visit of lowly Swindon Town in the Premiership in the 90’s) and so the visit of Bristol City also could be a massive game in the scheme of things and lastly the final game of the season with the not so glamorous Q.P.R but this could be the game that clinches a playoff spot so again is potentially a massive game. With the next game being Stoke on 30th March and after payday for most this would give them a 2 week window to push a package with the added bonus that the money will be in the bank before the end of the financial year to maybe help our F.F,P and if things go Pete Tong against Stoke people will already have committed to the 4 match package (terms and conditions should say no refunds once purchased) Doing this we can still sell tickets to the away fans at whatever price Wednesday have decided where I’d guess Vila and Forest would definitely sell out even at £39 a ticket. Purchases of this package could also receive priority for any playoff game after season ticket holders and members. Kop £80 North and Grandstand £100 South £120 How many do people think we’d sell?
  19. Now if you’d been to Millwall tonight I could’ve bought you a pint of probably the best lager in the world (sarcasm) for the princely sum of £5 in the Millwall fanzine
  20. Seems people don’t realise you can do this. Go onto your planner, highlight tonight’s fixture (whoever it is) and click he record button. This will then bring up all tonight’s games and it’s here you can select the game you wish to record and press the record button again. Enjoy
  21. We've a new manager and are on a good run in the league apart from the Hull blip and it would be nice if the crowds went up at Hillsborough over the coming games to give the lads some vociferous backing. What do people think would be a sensible pricing package for those 3 games in a 9 day period to encourage non season ticket holders to attend all 3? I'd guess it will be £39 or £42 for a Kop ticket for the pig game for non members and a lot of fans who pick and choose their matches would no doubt choose that match and probably miss Swansea and Brentford so how do we entice them to go to all 3 games? For a 3 match package how about £70 for the Kop, £80 for the North and £90 for the South obviously only open to people on the Wednesday database to stop our porcine neighbours buying them. It would be nice to have 25,000+ gates for Swansea and Brentford
  22. Abuse towards staff gets worse when the team isn't performing. I work on the turnstiles these days and when on a cash gate yo get fans abusing you because of the ticket prices as if the guy selling the ticket can influence the admission fee. Theres none as stupid as football fans and to think if ours are like this how bad must they be over t'other side of the city!
  23. Traffic permitting I should be dropping off the tickets at Middlesbrough's away ticket window between 1pm to 1:30pm
  24. Pigs main game and 6 other games listed on red button but our game not included in those
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