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I can't believe we have the Premier League Champions at home and we are struggling to sell 15,000 home tickets. It will be embarrassing if so, pathetic and spineless. They are words that can be labelled at the players recently, but I never thought I would label the fans this. For years we have been awful but have always been able to say we have great fans who stick with the team through thick and thin. Apart from the away fans who still travel in numbers, can we say that about our support anymore? Hillsborough has been a fortress when its been nearly full, and this is a great chance to forget the league form and support the team in a great fixture, one that we have not seen for a very very long time. Instead, our fans are cowering behind the sofa at home, ready to go on here or Twitter or wherever to have another go at the players and manager.

 

I hate it when people compare us to United, but for once I am going to do it. When they were in League 1 under Clough and had Spurs at home, they got 30+. They got behind the team and gave it a good go. I get that some fans will have legitimate reasons why they can't go, but most are just hiding using stupid excuses. The atmosphere will suffer because of this and all we will hear is Man City fans taking away a big part of the home advantage.

 

Neg away. At least it will show who the pathetic, spineless fans are.

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1 minute ago, RockieOwl said:

I can't believe we have the Premier League Champions at home and we are struggling to sell 15,000 home tickets. It will be embarrassing if so, pathetic and spineless. They are words that can be labelled at the players recently, but I never thought I would label the fans this. For years we have been awful but have always been able to say we have great fans who stick with the team through thick and thin. Apart from the away fans who still travel in numbers, can we say that about our support anymore? Hillsborough has been a fortress when its been nearly full, and this is a great chance to forget the league form and support the team in a great fixture, one that we have not seen for a very very long time. Instead, our fans are cowering behind the sofa at home, ready to go on here or Twitter or wherever to have another go at the players and manager.

 

I hate it when people compare us to United, but for once I am going to do it. When they were in League 1 under Clough and had Spurs at home, they got 30+. They got behind the team and gave it a good go. I get that some fans will have legitimate reasons why they can't go, but most are just hiding using stupid excuses. The atmosphere will suffer because of this and all we will hear is Man City fans taking away a big part of the home advantage.

 

Neg away. At least it will show who the pathetic, spineless fans are.

It's not the fans' fault. It's the apathy the mismanagement of the club has generated.

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2 minutes ago, rickygoo said:

It's not the fans' fault. It's the apathy the mismanagement of the club has generated.

He's not saying its the fans' fault though is he. Just saying that we should put all the issues, mismanagement and general frustration to one side and gret behind the team.

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4 minutes ago, RockieOwl said:

I can't believe we have the Premier League Champions at home and we are struggling to sell 15,000 home tickets. It will be embarrassing if so, pathetic and spineless. They are words that can be labelled at the players recently, but I never thought I would label the fans this. For years we have been awful but have always been able to say we have great fans who stick with the team through thick and thin. Apart from the away fans who still travel in numbers, can we say that about our support anymore? Hillsborough has been a fortress when its been nearly full, and this is a great chance to forget the league form and support the team in a great fixture, one that we have not seen for a very very long time. Instead, our fans are cowering behind the sofa at home, ready to go on here or Twitter or wherever to have another go at the players and manager.

 

I hate it when people compare us to United, but for once I am going to do it. When they were in League 1 under Clough and had Spurs at home, they got 30+. They got behind the team and gave it a good go. I get that some fans will have legitimate reasons why they can't go, but most are just hiding using stupid excuses. The atmosphere will suffer because of this and all we will hear is Man City fans taking away a big part of the home advantage.

 

Neg away. At least it will show who the pathetic, spineless fans are.

Spare us the self righteousness. 

 

Our fans have put up with 20 years of utter poo . This season we have been utterly woeful at home despite paying some of the highest prices in the league. Instead of slagging the support off why don't you direct your sanctimony at the people who have let our supporters down big time. 

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10 minutes ago, Albertowl said:

He's not saying its the fans' fault though is he. Just saying that we should put all the issues, mismanagement and general frustration to one side and gret behind the team.

He said "I can't believe we have the Premier League Champions at home and we are struggling to sell 15,000 home tickets. It will be embarrassing if so, pathetic and spineless. They are words that can be labelled at the players recently, but I never thought I would label the fans this."

 

If that's not meant to blame fans for not turning up he's not chosen his words very carefully.  

 

lol

 

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I will be there.

But just ordered some t shirts with “ I didn’t go to the city game” on the front .

Seems a marketing opportunity here. Will be flogging them outside the kop before the Forest game.

DC prices.

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It's the mismanagement of the club that's led to this apathy.
The writings been on the wall for a long time and if this isn't a clear sign at the discontent @ the way the clubs being run I don't know what is.

You can't blame the fans for not wanting to turn up anymore.

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14 minutes ago, owls maniac said:

Spare us the self righteousness. 

 

Our fans have put up with 20 years of utter poo . This season we have been utterly woeful at home despite paying some of the highest prices in the league. Instead of slagging the support off why don't you direct your sanctimony at the people who have let our supporters down big time. 

I have since he put up prices at the beginning of his reign, but that didn't stop me supporting my team. Any opinions that I or others had were basically told to shut up. One of the main critics, Kivo, who was ridiculed and got loads of abuse, is now popular with his opinions.

 

I have never liked Chansiri back when people treated him as a celebrity and don't now. My point is that we should now, probably more than ever, support the team. WAWAW? Not this Wednesday

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Too many divides in the fanbase.

The fans who feel disenfranchised aren't in a hurry to come back and the rest of us , who still go, instead of feeling some sort of empathy , snipe at the nearest target..which is usually the other fans.

Whether you go or not, the club is going to hell in a handcart.

I doubt we will ever find the missing ground until DC chirps up, because simply letting this slide isn't an answer...and its an equation only he can work out, because whether or not he has all the answers, he certainly controls most of the questions..Cos theres no other bugger allowed to ask..and no other bugger allowed to answer.

E=DC  whateverthefook

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3 minutes ago, asteener1867 said:

Too many divides in the fanbase.

The fans who feel disenfranchised aren't in a hurry to come back and the rest of us , who still go, instead of feeling some sort of empathy , snipe at the nearest target..which is usually the other fans.

Whether you go or not, the club is going to hell in a handcart.

I doubt we will ever find the missing ground until DC chirps up, because simply letting this slide isn't an answer...and its an equation only he can work out, because whether or not he has all the answers, he certainly controls most of the questions..Cos theres no other bugger allowed to ask..and no other bugger allowed to answer.

E=DC  whateverthefook

 

that is just about it 

 

Part timers don't want to go/too much etc

Season ticket holders feel like its a chore, unappreciated, taken for granted 

No real light at the end of the tunnel  - seems like its every man for himself rather than a club

 

 

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25 minutes ago, RockieOwl said:

I have since he put up prices at the beginning of his reign, but that didn't stop me supporting my team. Any opinions that I or others had were basically told to shut up. One of the main critics, Kivo, who was ridiculed and got loads of abuse, is now popular with his opinions.

 

I have never liked Chansiri back when people treated him as a celebrity and don't now. My point is that we should now, probably more than ever, support the team. WAWAW? Not this Wednesday

That is fair enough mate, but I think you have to also recognise that fans don't like having the wee wee ripped out of them. And although the team may need support, what did they do on Saturday to give any indication that they give a poo whether we are there or not? I respect those that want to go and support us come what may, but I think you also have to understand why some may choose not to spend £30 to watch another spineless showing. 

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9 minutes ago, owls maniac said:

That is fair enough mate, but I think you have to also recognise that fans don't like having the wee wee ripped out of them. And although the team may need support, what did they do on Saturday to give any indication that they give a poo whether we are there or not? I respect those that want to go and support us come what may, but I think you also have to understand why some may choose not to spend £30 to watch another spineless showing. 

I came to the conclusion on saturday , that its not a matter of the team not trying...They're simply not good enough.

Theres a difference...

Now... HOW the team became not good enough is a different question.

You can accuse of them of not trying, but , sadly, thats papering over the cracks, and will engender the hope that should the "Odd" thing change Wednesday will suddenly start playing decent football.

We haven't played much "Decent" football all season...Its a battle

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6 minutes ago, asteener1867 said:

I came to the conclusion on saturday , that its not a matter of the team not trying...They're simply not good enough.

Theres a difference...

Now... HOW the team became not good enough is a different question.

You can accuse of them of not trying, but , sadly, thats papering over the cracks, and will engender the hope that should the "Odd" thing change Wednesday will suddenly start playing decent football.

We haven't played much "Decent" football all season...Its a battle

 

They were good enough to get us to third before Christmas mate. For me the players have downed tools, and that is unacceptable. 

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13 minutes ago, owls maniac said:

That is fair enough mate, but I think you have to also recognise that fans don't like having the wee wee ripped out of them. And although the team may need support, what did they do on Saturday to give any indication that they give a poo whether we are there or not? I respect those that want to go and support us come what may, but I think you also have to understand why some may choose not to spend £30 to watch another spineless showing. 

 

4 minutes ago, asteener1867 said:

I came to the conclusion on saturday , that its not a matter of the team not trying...They're simply not good enough.

Theres a difference...

Now... HOW the team became not good enough is a different question.

You can accuse of them of not trying, but , sadly, thats papering over the cracks, and will engender the hope that should the "Odd" thing change Wednesday will suddenly start playing decent football.

We haven't played much "Decent" football all season...Its a battle

I think asteneer's response is true also, but there is definitely a weakness mentally as well. Problem is, some players who do try are just not very good (Fox, Palmer)

 

Losing 5-0, 3-0, 3-1 in three of the last five home games is definitely a million miles away of what is acceptable. But seeing the estimated sales figures this morning made me ashamed and posted what I did and I rarely criticize anything, football related (match days excepted) or not.. I always had pride in our support, but the attendance on Wednesday will be more embarrassing than just about any scoreline.

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23 hours ago, james o connor said:

Anybody who wants to pay to watch that shower needs medical attention. 

 

"Nurrrrrrrrrse....!"

 

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This will be my first match since the Huddersfield penalty shootout out debacle. I booked my ticket before the Derby game 🙄

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23 hours ago, james o connor said:

Anybody who wants to pay to watch that shower needs medical attention. 

 

Well I have paid for two tickets, and i can assure you that I do not need medical attention.  I do not claim to be a #superfan or #truefan, just a fan, why wouldn't I go?

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23 hours ago, Owl in Manc said:

I haven't yet purchased a ticket, I don't intend to either. I won't even watch it on the Tele. 

 

I will however have a bet on Citeh, to win 9-1 at 300/1, would pay for my season. Ticket, which is already purchased. 

I have a feeling for 11-0 but Skybet are not quoting a price, I think I'll request one.

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1 hour ago, RockieOwl said:

I can't believe we have the Premier League Champions at home and we are struggling to sell 15,000 home tickets. It will be embarrassing if so, pathetic and spineless. They are words that can be labelled at the players recently, but I never thought I would label the fans this. For years we have been awful but have always been able to say we have great fans who stick with the team through thick and thin. Apart from the away fans who still travel in numbers, can we say that about our support anymore? Hillsborough has been a fortress when its been nearly full, and this is a great chance to forget the league form and support the team in a great fixture, one that we have not seen for a very very long time. Instead, our fans are cowering behind the sofa at home, ready to go on here or Twitter or wherever to have another go at the players and manager.

 

I hate it when people compare us to United, but for once I am going to do it. When they were in League 1 under Clough and had Spurs at home, they got 30+. They got behind the team and gave it a good go. I get that some fans will have legitimate reasons why they can't go, but most are just hiding using stupid excuses. The atmosphere will suffer because of this and all we will hear is Man City fans taking away a big part of the home advantage.

 

Neg away. At least it will show who the pathetic, spineless fans are.

Don’t you just love it when a super fan comes on here and tells everyone how to spend their money.lol

 

With regards to supporting my team, with the exception of a couple of seasons at the end of the 90s when I was at University, I’ve had a season ticket ever since 1992 and I’ve renewed for next season so don’t lecture me (and many like me) about being spineless.

 

The fans have shown enough that they support this club through thin (and thinner), but if a half empty stadium is what it takes to show Chansiri that we are not happy with the status quo then so be it, enough is enough.

 

Also if you’re going to compare our support with the pigs fantastic support, you should try comparing our playoff matches against Brentford, Brighton or Huddersfield with the support they got for their semi final against Preston.

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The thing that is going to be interesting is how attractive pay on the gate prices are when season ticket holders get their opportunity to experience them.

 

For me the non attendance of season ticket holders in person will say a lot.

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