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  1. Sawyers and Livermore being out should give us a good chance in this one. That’s their first choice central midfield and Sawyers has looked class when I’ve seen him this year.
  2. I’ve always thought West Brom to be a decent club and fanbase. They’ve plenty of history... they were one of the founder members of the football league and they’ve spent more seasons playing top flight football than us (81 to 66). And recent history.... There’ll be no one under the age of 25 who remembers last time we finished above them.
  3. You’re telling the fans who aren’t coming to drink less beer so they afford a ticket? That’s a new sales technique on me
  4. Depends if you use the 39k figure for the capacity or what the actual capacity is with SAG and the north west being out of action. Not that it matters at the minute anyway, it looks like it’ll be a few years before we next see another crowd above 30k at Hillsborough.
  5. Leeds are getting 35k every week. We can’t get anything like that in Hillsborough. With the SAG restrictions on us, I think Forest, Derby, Boro and Cardiff all have bigger current capacities than we do aswell.
  6. That must be going back a few years. Which ground developments generated criticism?
  7. How many other grounds in the country look virtually exactly the same as they did in the mid 90s? Elland Road and Loftus Road are the only two I can think of. Every other ground in the top two leagues has either been redeveloped or built from new in the last 25 years. If Chansiri does put any more money into the club I’d rather he put it into the ground than players. We wasted money in the 90s on the likes of Hinchcliffe, Jonk and de Bilde instead of developing the ground and then we’ve done it again on Rhodes, Abdi, van Aken, Jones and Boyd. But the reality is unless we get promoted, nothing will happen. I don’t think Chansiri has the appetite to take on something with the cost of either redeveloping Hillsborough or building a new ground.
  8. Yes I wasn’t disagreeing with your post. Just agreeing that ‘better players’ should never have been used as an excuse for the prices.
  9. The ‘better players’ we’ve paid money for in the last few years: Jordan Rhodes £10m Abdi £3m van Aken £3m Pelupessy 500k Add to that the money we’ve wasted on wages for these lads along with Jones, Boyd and Urby. How the ‘better players’ line can still be used as a justification for the extortionate ticket prices is beyond me
  10. I don’t see that analogy. A T20 season ticket at Yorkshire is £80 for 7 games and a ticket for a county championship game is £15. And the tickets for under 16s are very cheap or free. The prices Chansiri charges for championship football are only comparable to international cricket.
  11. Now would be a good time to knock down and rebuild the west stand if we are going to stay at Hillsborough for the long term. There won’t be a crowd over 28k this season so we don’t even need the seats in the west stand.
  12. That’s how it’s looking to me at this stage aswell. The 7 games before Christmas aren’t easy.... West Brom (a), Birmingham (h), Charlton (a), Brentford (h), Derby (a), Forest (a), Bristol City (h). If we can win 3 or 4 of those games and we’re still in the play off mix at Christmas I’d say we’ve a decent chance.
  13. No Tango there anymore to get it going. I can’t remember many games at Hillsborough when there’s been a good atmosphere with only 23k in the ground. If we were pricing games correctly there’d have been around 27k there yesterday and a better atmosphere.
  14. Since February 2016 in the league he’s had 55 starts and come on as a sub 62 times. So he’s 20 goals in his last 117 appearances in the league. You can work out the minutes if you want go through 117 games. And is that a more realistic detail or the fact that 6 consecutive managers haven’t really trusted him to start games regularly?
  15. He’s scored a total of 20 league goals since February 2016. That’s nearly 4 years and in that time he’s played for 3 clubs and worked under 6 different managers. And you’re blaming the fans for that?
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