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The new pricing (pay on day) is outlandish, I tend to agree.

 

But this new owner is a gambler and the sort I like. 

He's taking a big risk, if we are poo this season he will be in deep baba.

But.. if we stick around the top 6 all season, maybe even the top 4 people will turn up, no matter the cost. Maybe not big numbers, say 25k ish, the big games 30/33k ish and a season average of 26.5

 

If we start poor and play poor, we will be down to 17/18k ish (assuming cat c games are the norm)

 

No matter if he decides to go Cat Z, no one will turn up if we are poo , £10 a game does not work if we are crap, (why do some think 1000's will turn up cos its only a tenner?) with nothing to play for. 

 

The mistake I think, imho; the first home game should have been cat E. A full house near enough.

 

If it all goes boobies up, he has made a MASSIVE mistake. So I guess he's making a calculated risk/bet.

BTW he does not owe us FA, he's in it for dosh/hobby/passtime/prestige..He really don't give a poo poo about loyal long suffering Wednesdayites, and guess what I don't give a poo poo about his business. But if he does what it says on the can, so what. When he does a runner, sells up or whatever I will still be a Wednesdayite

 

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We could have filled the home ends for the first game with sensible marketing.

What type of marketing? Ive been going for 28 years and haven't seen us sell out home ends once for 1st match of season. Unless my memory is playing up, which is quite possible!

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Sherleyegg,

You are mistaken.

If the team is poor gates will be 16K.

If the team is in the top 4 all season then average gates will be 21K.

You say people will turn up no matter the cost.

So why not make it £75 quid a match or how about £100 a match.

A £40 a match even if the team are successful gates will be relatively low.

The only time I agree with your argument would be if for a one-off match. If the last match of the season meant possible auto promotion to the PL then even at £45 there would be a 30K demand, however it wouldn't be a sell out.

SW hardcore support is only about 18K but there are over 15K floaters/ part timers etc.

It's the 15K part timers that the club need to encourage and even with a good team these people won't pay £45 a match.

Only my opinion and I could be wrong. At least it's a gamble and the Chairman is seriously aiming for the PL.

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Sherleyegg,

You are mistaken.

If the team is poor gates will be 16K.

If the team is in the top 4 all season then average gates will be 21K.

You say people will turn up no matter the cost.

So why not make it £75 quid a match or how about £100 a match.

A £40 a match even if the team are successful gates will be relatively low.

The only time I agree with your argument would be if for a one-off match. If the last match of the season meant possible auto promotion to the PL then even at £45 there would be a 30K demand, however it wouldn't be a sell out.

SW hardcore support is only about 18K but there are over 15K floaters/ part timers etc.

It's the 15K part timers that the club need to encourage and even with a good team these people won't pay £45 a match.

Only my opinion and I could be wrong. At least it's a gamble and the Chairman is seriously aiming for the PL.

What a crock of poo

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mary had a lil' pig...

she couldn't stop it gruntin'...

she took it down the garden path...

and kicked it's lil' head in...

oh no! i meant c**t...

Where would C U N T go in that rhyme you bitchassmotherfucker? Edited by BC1867
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Sherleyegg,

You are mistaken.

If the team is poor gates will be 16K.

If the team is in the top 4 all season then average gates will be 21K.

You say people will turn up no matter the cost.

So why not make it £75 quid a match or how about £100 a match.

A £40 a match even if the team are successful gates will be relatively low.

The only time I agree with your argument would be if for a one-off match. If the last match of the season meant possible auto promotion to the PL then even at £45 there would be a 30K demand, however it wouldn't be a sell out.

SW hardcore support is only about 18K but there are over 15K floaters/ part timers etc.

It's the 15K part timers that the club need to encourage and even with a good team these people won't pay £45 a match.

Only my opinion and I could be wrong. At least it's a gamble and the Chairman is seriously aiming for the PL.

Don't concern yourself with what your superior neighbours do pal, concentrate on watching Pub League football for the 5th year in a row.
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Sherleyegg,

You are mistaken.

If the team is poor gates will be 16K.

If the team is in the top 4 all season then average gates will be 21K.

You say people will turn up no matter the cost.

So why not make it £75 quid a match or how about £100 a match.

A £40 a match even if the team are successful gates will be relatively low.

The only time I agree with your argument would be if for a one-off match. If the last match of the season meant possible auto promotion to the PL then even at £45 there would be a 30K demand, however it wouldn't be a sell out.

SW hardcore support is only about 18K but there are over 15K floaters/ part timers etc.

It's the 15K part timers that the club need to encourage and even with a good team these people won't pay £45 a match.

Only my opinion and I could be wrong. At least it's a gamble and the Chairman is seriously aiming for the PL.

Total gonads
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Sherleyegg,

You are mistaken.

If the team is poor gates will be 16K.

If the team is in the top 4 all season then average gates will be 21K.

You say people will turn up no matter the cost.

So why not make it £75 quid a match or how about £100 a match.

A £40 a match even if the team are successful gates will be relatively low.

The only time I agree with your argument would be if for a one-off match. If the last match of the season meant possible auto promotion to the PL then even at £45 there would be a 30K demand, however it wouldn't be a sell out.

SW hardcore support is only about 18K but there are over 15K floaters/ part timers etc.

It's the 15K part timers that the club need to encourage and even with a good team these people won't pay £45 a match.

Only my opinion and I could be wrong. At least it's a gamble and the Chairman is seriously aiming for the PL.

Can't really disagree with much of that. People forget that when we top of the Premier League we only got 16000 for a home game when prices were a hell of a lot more reasonable although the game was on Sky. Our home gates are very much up and down and midweek game attendances we are lucky to draw 20000. How many times have we got 25000 plus for a midweek game that wasnt during the Christmas period. Even our bank holiday attendances have been poor in recent years.

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Can't really disagree with much of that. People forget that when we top of the Premier League we only got 16000 for a home game when prices were a hell of a lot more reasonable although the game was on Sky. Our home gates are very much up and down and midweek game attendances we are lucky to draw 20000. How many times have we got 25000 plus for a midweek game that wasnt during the Christmas period. Even our bank holiday attendances have been poor in recent years.

You can't compare gates now to twenty years ago. Things have completely changed. The reason for poor gates has been poor football. Simple as. Even the most die hard fans have struggled to enthuse. But Cardiff play off final tickets weren't cheap. I honestly believe that if the product is good price will matter less.

Oh and a season ticket works out at nine pounds sixty per week according to someone whose bought one. Thats three pints. If you chose not to take up the cheapest option to watch your team whose fault is it?

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You can't compare gates now to twenty years ago. Things have completely changed. The reason for poor gates has been poor football. Simple as. Even the most die hard fans have struggled to enthuse. But Cardiff play off final tickets weren't cheap. I honestly believe that if the product is good price will matter less.

Oh and a season ticket works out at nine pounds sixty per week according to someone whose bought one. Thats three pints. If you chose not to take up the cheapest option to watch your team whose fault is it?

The OP put a sensible post on here and because some didnt like the content he got the get t'Lane response. The facts are that if we are doing well we will struggle to average over 25K because of a pricing structure that prices out the market we should be aiming to attract. You seem to think that if someone cant buy a season ticket then the club shouldnt care less about them. So from a business point of view that is a marketing disaster. I have a sister that lives in Cambridge and she might attend three games a season which is 5 tickets per game. Looking at the prices she probably wont bother as it would have cost her £158 to attend the Bristol City game and sit with us as she usually does. I am sure there will be many others that wont bother too.

 

I am certainly not going to put a positive spin on everything this club does if I dont agree with it just because its the club I follow and so far I dont see anything to justify the price hike.

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Sherleyegg,

You are mistaken.

If the team is poor gates will be 16K.

If the team is in the top 4 all season then average gates will be 21K.

You say people will turn up no matter the cost.

So why not make it £75 quid a match or how about £100 a match.

A £40 a match even if the team are successful gates will be relatively low.

The only time I agree with your argument would be if for a one-off match. If the last match of the season meant possible auto promotion to the PL then even at £45 there would be a 30K demand, however it wouldn't be a sell out.

SW hardcore support is only about 18K but there are over 15K floaters/ part timers etc.

It's the 15K part timers that the club need to encourage and even with a good team these people won't pay £45 a match.

Only my opinion and I could be wrong. At least it's a gamble and the Chairman is seriously aiming for the PL.

i reckon we'd sell out a promotion deciding game at £45 a ticket, you only have to look at the Wycombe game which was low key in comparison to promotion to the top flight.
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The OP put a sensible post on here and because some didnt like the content he got the get t'Lane response. The facts are that if we are doing well we will struggle to average over 25K because of a pricing structure that prices out the market we should be aiming to attract. You seem to think that if someone cant buy a season ticket then the club shouldnt care less about them. So from a business point of view that is a marketing disaster. I have a sister that lives in Cambridge and she might attend three games a season which is 5 tickets per game. Looking at the prices she probably wont bother as it would have cost her £158 to attend the Bristol City game and sit with us as she usually does. I am sure there will be many others that wont bother too.

I am certainly not going to put a positive spin on everything this club does if I dont agree with it just because its the club I follow and so far I dont see anything to justify the price hike.

Ignore that, wrong thread.

lol

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i reckon we'd sell out a promotion deciding game at £45 a ticket, you only have to look at the Wycombe game which was low key in comparison to promotion to the top flight.

Near 40,000 sellout attended that. Afew weeks earlier I was in a midweek crowd of 14,000 to watch us lose 1-0 at home to Stevenage. Proof to me that we have as many as 25,000 floating fans who don't want or need season tickets, or even membership. They will now feel frozen out. Unless of course most of our remaining games are in a cheap category.

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