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  1. Not sure how Chris Adamson hasn't got the keeper's berth yet. Never played league football again after leaving us. Says it all!
  2. Maddix and Westwood centre back pairing. Absolutely shocking.
  3. OwlAbroad

    Plea to Mr Chansiri

    The club and the fans need to work together to build on the momentum of this season. We've seen the lift to the team that can be brought from a packed house and also that the broader support is still out there. That sort of turn out needs to be the norm rather than the exception. Looking at the number of people who tried to get playoff semi final or final tickets, if we can encourage those who otherwise haven't been to Hillsborough recently or only go to a game or two a season to just go to a few extra games next season, then across the board we should be able to get attendances up to an average in the very late 20k's and hopefully 30k+. It's unrealistic to expect a large proportion of that section of the fan base to just immediately become season ticket holders - there are a number of genuine reasons why some fans can't commit to going week in week out and we shouldn't be splitting the fans criticising each other about it - we're all are still fans and need to stick together and just encourage people to get down to Hillsborough more regularly, particularly to ensure we maintain for the future the amazing, massive fan base we saw turn Wembley into a sea of blue and white on Saturday and which was a credit to us and widely praised in the press. For myself, a season ticket is no good as I live in Australia but I make it back for a few regular games each season and also managed to get back for both the semi final and final this time around. As I'm not able to go often, I'm just happy to pay whatever the price may be, but there are many who can't / won't if it is too high. For the club's part, they need to make POTG prices more accessible to bring in the broader fan base more regularly. The shock of this season's top pricing brackets (although not actually applied to that many games) and not giving the best advertising to pricing for the cheaper games had an impact on attendances in a very successful season. The club could challenge the fans to buy into this as well - e.g. they set POTG ticket prices at a decent discount (but obvs above the per game cost for a season ticket holder) for the first quarter / half of the season as a test run and commit to maintaining those discounted prices going forward for as long as the average attendance across that period and going forward is at least X thousand. This should achieve the same net economic return on ticket receipts as a smaller turn out paying higher prices and have more people in the ground to spend on food, drink and merchandise. If we then still don't achieve the necessary attendances, then we as a fan base can have no complaints about the club charging high POTG prices.
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    What time and where from?

    Already set off about 12 hours ago from Sydney. Almost half way to Wembley now! Getting into London on Friday afternoon and flying back on Sunday. Absolutely buzzing for the game. Roll on Saturday!