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pat blondeau

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  1. The Premier League is a closed shop that only a select few teams can win? This year’s title race has been the dullest in living memory? The Premier League has devalued the FA Cup? The Premier League has made a complete mess of implementing VAR?
  2. Don’t think that’s true... Reading v the grunters is a 10er https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2020/february/-arrangements-for-blades-fa-cup-visit-confirmed/
  3. We must have anticipated selling more to open all 3 ends to home fans? Could have done it as a 10er a ticket and given City half the south stand or the grandstand. I think we’d have got close to a sell out with that
  4. If it was a tenner a ticket there’d have been quite a few extra thousand sold though? May not have been a sell out still but it’d have been a lot bigger than this. I agree that price isn’t the main reason that fans aren’t going but the club underestimated the current level of apathy among the fanbase when putting the tickets on sale for this
  5. There’s nowhere near that. This is what 21k home fans looks like for a normal home game and compare that to the screenshot I’ve just posted
  6. Kop is that empty you may even be able to get a beer and a pie at half time
  7. In hindsight we should have only opened two ends to the home fans for this until it looked like we might sell them out. We could have then given City another end to bump the crowd up
  8. Our deputy head was Mr Kerr. I was on first name terms with Juan
  9. We were never odds on to go up. Hull had a better side than us... they had a lot of premier league experience, Andy Robertson at left back and Harry Maguire was on the bench for them not even getting a game. The second year was a great opportunity with how the play offs opened up but we’d not been convincing for the majority of that season so it wasn’t just a case of not turning up against Huddersfield. To use the phrase ‘should have gone up’, I think that a team should have spent a large part of the season in the top 2 which we never did because we were never one of the best 2 or 3 sides in the league
  10. How do you define ‘baying for the PL’? It’s been more hope than expectation from me. And no manager has ever been sacked or given a hard time from the fans because they didn’t get us up. Apart from two years we’ve never been close. And even in those two years the odds were never in our favour to go up
  11. When have our fans been ‘baying’ for the premier league? I must have missed that. It was DC that gave the two year target for promotion when he took over. Nothing to do with the fans
  12. Is there much of an outcry at Leeds after they’ve sold Chris Wood, Ronaldo Vieira, Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson (all for a big profit) over the last few years as they head for promotion?
  13. You sure? I know to take what’s online, google and wiki with a pinch of salt but these are the estimated net worths of some of the championship clubs owners: Barnsley $9.1 billion Birmingham $570 million Bristol City $2.5 billion Cardiff $700 million Charlton $880 million Derby $500 million Fulham $7.3 billion Huddersfield $475 million Forest $650 million Preston $720 million QPR $18 billion Stoke $3.1 billion West Brom $1.8 billion Ipswich $825 million Some of those figures could be way out but the point is there’s a lot of other multi millionaire and billionaire owners in the championship. Chansiri is a relative pauper compared to the likes of Khan at Fulham, Lansdown at Bristol City or Mittal at QPR. We’re not in this mess because of FFP. We’re in it due to incompetence and mismanagement
  14. The initial argument from Lestrade was: ‘The galling thing is we finally get a rich owner and due to FFP we are stopped in our tracks. Then we have to compete against clubs with parachute payments’ What I’m saying is that virtually the entire championship have rich owners and they all have to adhere to FFP
  15. Virtually the entire championship would be spending more without FFP though. And a lot of them have richer owners than us. It’d be like the wild west
  16. Based on what’s online the owners of Fulham, Barnsley, Stoke, West Brom, Bristol City, Preston, Ipswich, Reading and Cardiff are all richer than DC. Do you think we’re the only championship club impacted by FFP?
  17. These ‘while we wait to get promotion’ lines need to stop. We’re miles away. It’s more like we’re waiting to get relegated. If we manage to survive as a championship club over the next 18 months and maintain crowds above 20k it will be a massive achievement from where we are now
  18. It was £43 in the south stand on Saturday so £36 to £43 for non members. It’s £33 to £39 for the next two home games against Forest and West Brom
  19. Were you on the north stand or the kop? They’re the kop prices. It was £34 for members in the north stand on Saturday, £39 for non members
  20. Yes this has been coming for a few years. But anyone who called it out on here was labelled a bedwetter or told to ‘grow a pair’ by the usuals
  21. How did Sheffield 5 Limited buy the stadium when that company wasn’t incorporated until 24 June 2019? https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12066053 Can you backdate a sale to 12 months before the buying company was incorporated?
  22. Rhodes and Westwood I believe still contracted until 2021. Bannan, Reach and Lees aswell who are on over 20k a week and contracts expire in 2021. Other than that we only have Palmer, Iorfa, Borner, Luongo, Wildsmith and Dawson. Don’t think there’s any mega contracts there
  23. How many players do we have on mega contracts after the summer?
  24. That’s making the assumption we have the same number of fans paying on the door now as under MM which isn’t true. The season ticket revenue will have gone up under DC but the POTG revenue has probably gone down. The most we’ll have made from any league game this season would have been the Barnsley and Leeds games when around 6-7k (mainly away fans) paid on the door. In 18 home league this season, I don’t think we’ll have made much more than £1 million in combined revenue from POTG tickets. We’ve only got over 25k in four games and that’s with 21k season tickets
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