Have we sold 5000 season tickets ?

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  1. Buster

    Buster Active Member

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    Not wierd at all
    Some people go no matter how shit we are or how bad the owners treat us.
    Some people pick their games , Wembley isnt a bad one to pick.
     
  2. Nick

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    We were shit when we went to Wembley and had the same owners.
     
  3. shmmeee

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    Which would imply that the City was bigger in previous seasons, which is wasn't.

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    Both in relative and absolute terms our attendances have declined. No great mystery, our league position has declined too.
     
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    If you seriously can't understand how a cup final is different to a normal game, you're beyond hope.
     
  5. Nick

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    It is no different if the reason people don't go to the normal game is the owners or standard of football.
     
  6. Buster

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    That is correct Nick but its still not wierd to want to go to wembley.
    The way i see it Nick is that this club,and many others used to be local sports clubs with the backing of alicadoos or moneyed people who would stick there hand in their pockets in bad times and posibly cream some off the top in good ones. Thats the way it was . With the advent of pay tv the money available to clubs in the right position is mega. This has turned Football into a business and therefore the owner of that business must look after his (or hers )customers . Failure to do this means your customers will go elsewere or at least choose their matches . As i said ,Wembley is not a bad game to pick
    Dont blame the state of the club on stay away supporters or those like myself who wont buy season tickets until we see some daylight
     
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    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was a decent match. Carlisle tried to play football, we played some nice stuff. The ref was pretty good too. Not much to complain about last night.

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  8. MusicDating

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    I really don't know why people get so worked up over attendances.
    On 29th Feb 1992 we got 23,967 v Man U and 4 days later we got 8,549 v Norwich.
    I don't recall people moaning about where the 15k fans had gone.
    I do remember that the Norwich game was the fourth 0-0 on the trot and was absolutely awful...not the best football under Don Howe...
     
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    We have never averaged 8k when playing in Coventry since the First World War. Yes in Northampton.
    We averaged 10k in the early eighties due to the all seater stadium and hooliganism and general football disenchantment.
    That doesn't take away from the point that as a city we are not as supportive as we could be.
     
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    We've never averaged that amount since 1928..
    Our attendance average have always been double figures until SISU came.
     
  11. ccfcway

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    so you don't think there is any difference between the expected standard of that ccfc performance at Wembley and the majority of dross we were served last season ?

    Everyone of us in my party who went were VERY confident that the ccfc performance at Wembley would be considerably better than the last time we all met up which was at the Bradford and Southend home games weeks before that.
     
  12. Alan Dugdales Moustache

    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    ...but a cup final of any nature isn't a "normal " game is it ? We got to a cup final in spite of the owners and in spite of our standard of football. 43,000 went despite SISU and impending relegation. Why ? It was at Wembley, it was sheer escapism from the crap of league football, it was nostalgic for many and it was a bloody good day out in London.
     
  13. Somerset Sky Blue

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    Sometimes you get mutton dressed up as lamb...
     
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  14. ccfctommy

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    People forget one thing...the price.

    If you wanted to go last minute and pay on the gate it was a staggering TWENTY FIVE POUND to get in last night.

    For 4th division football, with Juve-Barca on the telly. Way to put off the floating fan who wants to watch local live football.
     
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    Who wants to watch Juve-Barca?
     
  16. ccfctommy

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    Loads of people. Two of the best teams in the world facing off early season.

    Remember im talking about the 'shall I shan't I' fans, not the hardcore fans. Its an awful lot of money.
     
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    Each to their own. Can't think of anything more boring.
     
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    Isn't it the same price to go and watch Barnet or Yeovil. Wednesday charge away fans something like £50 a pop, I bet if we were in the championship we'd sell a fair number there. Money isn't really a deciding factor, people just don't want to watch league 2 football.
     
  19. ccfcway

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    many on here will tell you at least two of our recent games will have fit that category. We even had a "worst I have seen in 50 years comment"
     
  20. ccfctommy

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    My point is we make it ever so hard for fans to just pay on the gate and go in. It's lower league football. It should be dead easy. For some reason, we penalise the very people we should be encouraging to watch. Wasn't midweek games like £17 (cheaper than Saturday's) a few years ago?
     
  21. Liquid Gold

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    Was that the season we had to reduce the playing budget because not enough extra revenue was generated by the reduced prices. FWIW I would support any pricing strategy that could give the manager funds to get us out of this shit league, and the one above.
     
  22. ccfctommy

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    I doubt many POTG yesterday...
     
  23. ccfcway

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    exactly. We have packages to reduce costs if its money that's the motivator.

    The majority of people didn't go because they didn't want to
     
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  24. Speedies_Chips

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    You would have seen/heard a lot of moaning had the Internet been around at that time.
     
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  25. letsallsingtogether

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    I went and I didn't want to.
     
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  26. torchomatic

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    As I said each to their on. Personally for me there's nothing like watching my own team live. Win, lose or draw.
     
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    I'd prefer a dull game with something at stake over a cracker where I don't care who wins. Saying that, I was sat on my arse Tuesday doing neither
     
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    wonde rif anyone feels the same as me yet?

    i feel like this season could explode in terms of excitement and happiness but right now i am kinda bottling it up and not hugely excited, its weird

    dont get me wrong i still look forward to the matches and love winning but maybe because its a 46 game season i am not getting carried away when we win, its all about the end result. i dont hope for promotion i am pretty much demand it this season and nothing else is good enough

    when we were top of league 1 i was bouncing off walls, maybe i have learnt my lesson,i dunno.

    one things for sure each win puts more pressure on the champagne cork, i think if im feeling like that then the neutral fans will also be waiting for the busines shalf of the season

    thats why i would take a draw on saturday away vs cambridge as it keeps us ticking in the right direction as we move forwards in the marathon of a season,if we win however maybe you can disregard all this and i will become optimistic ccfc4life again
     
  29. Skybluefaz

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    The frustration for me will be in January when people will want us to strengthen and bring players in but if the supporters don't turn up then the pot will be empty. Then some of these same stay away fans will bemoan the owners for not investing when they haven't done so themselves all season.
     
  30. Fergusons_Beard

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    There are many reasons for dwindling attendances.

    -lack of success.
    -lack of away support (or big clubs-I will guess that Luton at home will be our biggest attendance)
    -we're in the bottom division!
    -fickle fans who will only turn up for a successful club (if we even looking like getting promoted the crowds will increase)
    -lack of money (it's tough out there at the mo!Last Great Depression was the 80's & attendances suffered then too)

    I don't buy the shit football excuse btw.

    Much Worse football was seen under Chris Coleman and we were in the Championship! We still got attendances above 15,000. Just goes to prove the above-championship=big teams, higher division, relative success. (But shit football!)


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  31. Sky Blue Kid

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    You don't sell a Mini expecting a Rolls Royce payment. Product first, then payment.
     
  32. Nick

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    It isn't a rolls royce payment, it's the same as the other minis.
     
  33. Sky Blue Kid

    Sky Blue Kid Well-Known Member

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    OK! You bought a brand new car 10 years ago, and are now trying to sell it at the price you bought it for.
     
  34. Nick

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    No, it's being sold at the same price range as the others on Auto Trader pretty much.
     
  35. Sky Blue Kid

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    Once again... You're never wrong are you!
     
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