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  1. Bob Latchford

    Bob Latchford Well-Known Member

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    Tickets sold so far for Tuesday night . must admit , I thought it'd be higher than that to be honest.
     
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    Me too. Maybe some sort of a result tomorrow might have a positive effect.
     
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    Bob Latchford Well-Known Member

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    Yes good result could lead to a rush on tickets . a loss then maybe not .
     
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    I think people are realistic in their judgement, as much as it saddens me I don't think we have much chance BUT I will be there saddened and disappointed
     
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    12000 at best I think.
     
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    That's a real shame. I have been telling all my mates it will be selling out and it won't be close as it turns out. Clearly worse than I thought.
     
  7. Bob Latchford

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    Was hoping for 25000 but with it being on sky think it may be 17 or 18000
     
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    If you are genuinely considering not going Tuesday, watch these two videos.
     
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    It goes to show what a mess we are in
    From the bottom of my heart i hoped we would all rally round and fill the Ricoh on Tuesday
    What's the real issue. Please comment
    1. The cost
    2. Just had enough and can't be bothered
    3 , Hate SISU and NOPM
    4. Think we will lose but will be there if we get to Wembley.
     
  10. Nick

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    We need fans groups, media etc to all urge people to get behind the team, the players.
     
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    I thought you were against people going on the pitch!?
     
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    I have got my ticket but others I know have just had enough, it is a shame but sadly that is where we are.
     
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    Ha, not literally following them round. Tudgay couldn't keep up with me anyway!
     
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    3 for me I sometimes think that I can't be bothered but it still hurts when we lose.
    Would not go to Wembley either unless there was a very quick take over.
     
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    I haven't been for last three home games after 99% attendance for 30 years
    I really thought/hoped we would fill the Ricoh for the Wycombe game.
    It's bad, really bad if only 15,000 turn up
    I think the end is nigh.
    All good things come to an end, I guess. Maybe time to move on.
     
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    Rather sadly, I frequently play back the last 3 mins of the Preston game on my sky box. There have been some really enjoyable games since; in particular, some great away games. But the Preston game still stands out for me. (And dare I say, I am a Baker fan boy).

    There are two 'buts', however, in how I feel about the current draw. Firstly, they've royally screwed up the competition. Second, whilst appreciating and fully recognising the excitement that others have for the semi-final (no more so than those with kids), for me it pails into insignificance given our current situation.

    If you're a City fan then you've never expected too much. You're happy to go to games knowing that it might be a good day, it might be a shit day, but that in the scheme of the season there was a point: some success or, more usually, the fight against relegation.

    As is right now, not only can you expect us to lose (possibly horribly) each week, but it's February and there's no league position to fight for: we're down. And down not in the manner of the last game fight - the Keough the hero gets a standing ovation when sent off - down, but the "they think it's all over, it is now" manner, at the start of fishing February. Anybody who thinks for a minute that we're not down is heroic, and I salute you.

    I'm not going to the semi, couldn't care less about the outcome; and I, along with the 3 others, aren't even going Saturday.

    Well done you lot for keeping the faith.
     
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    Bullshit
     
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    I don't think many are bothered tbh. A Checkertrade final? It just confirms to a lot of people how far we have slipped. Even winning a largely pointless trophy has little interest to the over 30's crowd who are in despair at our plight. If you offered me staying up at the price of this mickey mouse trophy I'd snatch your hand off.
    People are expecting defeat. If we get there then at least spirits will be better and everyone can have a day out at least. That's when interest will peak the fans interest but league survival and hope for another crack at the championship next season is what everyone wants no matter how unlikely that seems just now.
     
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    Nobody - and I mean nobody - expects a crack at the Championship next year - even if we stayed up. I'll take Wembley for now.
    Let's not get too down on here until AFTER Tuesday, please!!
     
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    Ultimately, yes sisu are a bunch of wankers and we're in a shit situation with a poor squad. But those young lads out there need the support, their heads have dropped enough already this season with everything that's been going on. We all need to get behind them and give them some support and hopefully this will raise their heads and therefore their game. Realistically, with sisu around, going to wembley is the biggest thing these lads and us fans can dream of for the near future, even if it is a poor tournament.

    Sent from my SM-T230 using Tapatalk
     
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    Should be a rule that says if you don't go Tuesday you don't go Wembley (if we get there) :D

    Bet we'll sell more than 7800 for that fixture!
     
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    Nice thought , but ,won't happen .
     
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    Last time we got this far it was a sell out. Says it all really. Just go SISU
     
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    Not sure what you mean?

    What part is bullshit?

    I had a ST for 30 years, been going to most home games since 1970 until 2 and a half years ago when I started to go to the odd one? The fact i've not been up there since the Burton Game last season? Or the fact that I would not go to Wembley if they got there?

    not Bullshit Robbie it's a fact!
     
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    I think it's a combination of several things:

    1. Even if we were to win, the celebrations would ring hollow due to our impending relegation.

    2. Game being shown on Sky.

    3. Many have decided not to go again until SISU leave

    4. Competition was devalued by allowing teams to field U23 teams.
     
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    Live a long way away, but more it's the case that I do not care about this competition. If we get to Wembley I'll go for the day out, but if we lose at Wembley or lose at home to Wycombe, I will not give a damn. It's a meaningless competition as shown by the tiny crowds in the early rounds. I think it's strange to get excited about it when we're bottom of the flippin 3rd division. We shouldn't even be eligible for this poxy contest; we're a club of a size that should be upper Championship at worse.
     
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    cup + team + owners= Attendance.

    Naff all to do with the possibility that the opposition will beat us.

    The Wembley day out is more of an irritation to me. Off field events since the Crewe game may be a factor..
     
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    It may well be half the crowd that we got for Crewe - that itself would be indictment of how far things have fallen. I expect the announced attendance to be mysteriously slightly higher than what it appears it ought to be.
     
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    Okay, I'll stomach up and reply - 2) Was a Season Ticket holder at Highfield Road for 15 years, now, I've been to 3 games in the last 10 yrs and yes, one was the Crewe semifinal. I've pretty much relegated myself to a radio fan and even that is when I remember a game is on. I understand what Nick and the others are saying about supporting the team and the players but its a two way street. And as the club seem intent on distancing itself from its fanbase more and more, I have more fun ways of spending my time and money than supporting a club I used to commit to.
     
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    Remember that the club announce attendances assuming all season ticket holders turn up. Stay at home, go shopping, the club still counts you as being there. At least for league games anyway.
     
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    The 'hope' makes all the difference. Everybody hopes we get a chance to have a crack at the championship.
     
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    Just a question as you are someone whose posts I respect, when you say the end is nigh and all good things come to an end, do you mean for you personally or for literally for the club?
     
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    Perhaps people should wait until the night of the game before passing judgement. There may well be a surge in demand, and likely a big walk-up. Even if ultimately it is 'only' 15K, that is still very decent for this competition. It will be our biggest gate of the season by a mile, block 15 already almost sold out and it has been 2/3 empty all season. The atmosphere will be good, and hopefully a very enjoyable night.

    You can't make direct comparisons with Crewe. Robins had turned things round and we had momentum, it was our first year in this competition so was a novelty, the run til that point had been fun with decent gates agaisnt SU and Preston, it was a fiver, it wasn't on the TV etc - and that's before you consider all the off field stuff. 15K will be a good effort, we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves.
     
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    My comment was intended from a personal point perspective but as more and more people think the way I do then the end will be nigh for the club in the football league. I see us getting relegated again next year
    I would have considered myself a "die hard" fan up until Sixfields. Had a season ticket last year and this but never again until Fisher leaves the club. I have never met a more arrogant conceited man less suited to the job he supposedly gets employed to do.
     
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    The Wembley bit
     

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