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  1. Young and Sterling out for me.
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    Creating new fans...

    Its like a surreal parallel universe.
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    Creating new fans...

    Socialist club? I actually LOLd
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    Creating new fans...

    Absolute bizarre nonsense.
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    Creating new fans...

    A right wing united fan? Unlikely.
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    whose selling this pile of poo ?

    Dude - the Nazis were National Socialists. Literally the opposite of the Tories.
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    Creating new fans...

    But we are all here despite the lack of success. My question really is around how we increase/maintain that devout support not how do we attract glory hunters or part time fans. Theres the familial link — but what else?
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    Creating new fans...

    Brilliant -- and I think it does make some difference, but the other clubs also do this.. I suppose I'm asking what innovative stuff can we or the club do?
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    Creating new fans...

    That’s a good point about ethnic minorities. Im told (dunno how true it is, tbh) that Man Utd get more Asian local support than City for example. Could the club engage the new mayor, for example?
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    Creating new fans...

    WRT to the point made about some clubs are successful without big support.. I said generally clubs with bigger traditional fan bases do well. Also most of those are flash in the pan success stories. We have enough PT fans for that to be OK, but I'm thinking about the longer term. Will we still have the ability to sell 40,000 tickets for a big game?
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    Creating new fans...

    And I think that's the issue. 92 clubs and only a few really can be successful. So how to keep the fan base strong/growing for those teams? It has to be based on loyalty, not winning stuff.
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    Creating new fans...

    I think because it's considered reducing the perceived value of the tickets for those paying. After all, we mock the pigs for doing it. Another avenue we dont really do enough with is persuading students to come along - again, gotta be a bit more than just cheaper tickets, it has to be appealing in some other ways.
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    Creating new fans...

    It has to be more than giving tickets away though, really. For example - you could set up a volunteering scheme or something, and the reward after a period of time doing it is a match day experience for the kids, meet a player, a bit of free snap and a ticket for the match for family.
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    Creating new fans...

    Well, quite... So what can we, as fans, do to promote why you'd support a middling reasonably good team? Is there room for having your local team and megastarz team you support? Do we, as fans, adopt allegiance to one of these bigger teams outside of the UK, and use that to get kids more interested (very controversial, I know, but I'm just saying....)
  15. Since it's the close season and there's basically nothing going on here, thought it was a good time to give this topic an airing.. Clubs generally succeed by having a good fan base, strong support, predictable revenue at worst, and some luck with staff. As fans, really we can't influence the staff side of things, but we can influence the support. As I wander through Sheffield occasionally as an exile, I see far fewer kids (or adults) wearing the shirts. I do see kids in Barca/Real/Chelsea/ManU team shirts or derivatives of them. We, as fans have a duty to create new fans. Now, I'm not talking about having lots of mini-owls here, but surely more effort could be made by the fans (AND THE CLUB) to create the fan base of the future. Sure, there's schools outreach, but the pigs do the same. My question is, what can we do to encourage kids to be passionate about Wednesday, like we are, and what innovative stuff could the club do to build tomorrow's fans?
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