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Title: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on November 04, 2021, 08:04:44 AM
Seems real apathy around this game from all quarters.
Club not overly promoting the game, hardly a mention on this forum. Press hardly a word. I recall days when town would be whipped up for an FA Cup game regardless of the opposition.
When we played Oldham we had 6k in the ground.
We are now playing at much higher level, we have a game in first round of FA Cup at home to EFL opposition. Where is the buzz?
If you canít market this and even close followers arenít talking about it, will we ever get interest back?


How many are Walsall bringing?
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 08:20:12 AM
Listening to a podcast involving SC yesterday it seems Walsall have sold 650 and expecting 1,000 in total to travel.   Kings Lynn up until 3 days ago had sold 1600.  So very much looking like around 3,000 will be.

I guess if we had an inform Lynn team then the gate would be higher, plus also some of the elderly supporters may still not feel comfortable in coming back yet.

FA Cup games against League opposition only use to come around very rarely ( Oldham for example).  Now this will be our third FA Cup in a year.  Plus we have Ex League Clubs visiting every other home game.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on November 04, 2021, 09:20:57 AM
Ok, some good points.
I wonder how many of the so called isolate elders there actually are? The senior citizens around me are all back and in fine voice.
Be good to see a 3k plus.
By simply getting that info out there would encourage others to jump on board. Itís good news. There has been so much negativity that we need to embrace this good news and share it. Let those who believe we are falling apart that there are still thousands who support this club
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: TonyM on November 04, 2021, 02:07:25 PM
Ok, some good points.
I wonder how many of the so called isolate elders there actually are? The senior citizens around me are all back and in fine voice.
Be good to see a 3k plus.
By simply getting that info out there would encourage others to jump on board. Itís good news. There has been so much negativity that we need to embrace this good news and share it. Let those who believe we are falling apart that there are still thousands who support this club

I think Mallard has covered most things - is Walsall in the cup now that much bigger than Wrexham the following week?  We have only had to win a single game to get to the first round proper and with the poor league form I can understand why there may be a slightly underwhelmed view of the weekend's fixture, I don't think that is being negative more a statement as to where we are both in relation to the EFL and also current form.  As for some older fans still bot returning to the Walks - there are a number around where I stand that I haven't seen this season so I don't think it can be easily dismissed.  As for whether we are falling apart, I will leave that to another thread but hopefully a good crowd and a good performance at the weekend could see the a turn in fortunes.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Ap on November 04, 2021, 07:49:59 PM
As much interest on this fourm recently in the Sterry Cup as the FA Cup  :cup2:
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Gordon Chilvers on November 04, 2021, 08:20:58 PM
Seems real apathy around this game from all quarters.
Club not overly promoting the game, hardly a mention on this forum. Press hardly a word. I recall days when town would be whipped up for an FA Cup game regardless of the opposition.
When we played Oldham we had 6k in the ground.
We are now playing at much higher level, we have a game in first round of FA Cup at home to EFL opposition. Where is the buzz?
If you canít market this and even close followers arenít talking about it, will we ever get interest back?


How many are Walsall bringing?
Reference the Oldham game in the very limited time that we had to source extra stocks we actually sold in excess of 1000 replica shirts in the CLUBSHOP prior to the date of the game as well as a vast array of other merchandise. On the night you couldn't get near the clubshop because of the massive queues for the Posh nosh food and drink wagon. most of the merchandise sold on the night was fakes sold in the walkway at the back of the main stand and into the queues waiting to get into the ground from the Walks etc. This was totally against what the police said was allowed to happen.
i wonder if the latest club have ever sold 1000 replica shirts full stop let alone for one game.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 08:52:58 PM
Just listened to Ian Culverhouse and his pre match interview.  One very unhappy man judging by his answers, body language and seemingly total apathy towards those interviewing him.

Comes across as a man who doesnít want to be there.

How did others view it ?
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: rod on November 04, 2021, 09:20:52 PM
Just listened to Ian Culverhouse and his pre match interview.  One very unhappy man judging by his answers, body language and seemingly total apathy towards those interviewing him.

Comes across as a man who doesnít want to be there.

How did others view it ?

Is anyone really surprised???
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 09:28:51 PM
Surprised Rod?  Maybe not.  However I thought he would have acted a bit more professionally than that and certainly had a bit more respect for the Press guys assembled.

After all with the start ICís team has made those self same press guys could have certainly  been a lot harsher with their questions and match reports.   Itís hardly their fault if things ainít going the he hoped.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: KES80 on November 04, 2021, 09:55:16 PM
I always find it a strange contradiction at the football club.

We as fans are given minimal info about events at the club and it's largely kept secret behind closed doors, yet any time the manager is upset, he and the Chairman don't seem to be able to have a private meeting to iron things out...instead we get arguing on the pitch between the two of them in front of everyone at the end of a match and petulant behaviour in press conferences....bizarre.

Have to say as well, the standard of questions put forward by the press isn't great... would have been good if one of them had actually asked IC how he personally feels at the moment and what his hopes are for next 4/5 weeks.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 05, 2021, 09:30:54 AM
Ok, some good points.
I wonder how many of the so called isolate elders there actually are? The senior citizens around me are all back and in fine voice.
Be good to see a 3k plus.


Equally, I know a lot that have not returned. It's not just the ever present danger of Covid, or indeed league form or prices. As people get older, standing on a cold terrace does become less attractive to them. That's only natural. Also, although I'm sure that seeing a League team at the Walks is an obvious attraction to many, the bigger crowds and the "hassle factor" that can bring with it also makes it less appealing to others.

I think the gate will be around the 3k though.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: happymondays on November 05, 2021, 10:11:34 AM
Then surely this begs the question as to why the younger generations of fans havnt been brought through and encouraged over the last few years.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 05, 2021, 10:36:05 AM
Then surely this begs the question as to why the younger generations of fans havnt been brought through and encouraged over the last few years.

I think that maybe a football thing in general. Same question was being asked of the Directors of the previous Club.

Football does seem to be a very much "live for the day" kind of business.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Blue Moon on November 05, 2021, 01:59:33 PM
With the attitude shown by our "professional " manager in the recent interview the clubs' media team are on a hiding to nothing !! 
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Bornandbred on November 05, 2021, 05:38:30 PM
Car crash TV interview.... End of......
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 05, 2021, 05:46:04 PM
Car crash TV interview.... End of......

I have to agree.
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Mallard on November 05, 2021, 07:31:42 PM
You Tube viral material ?  Should help get the next  :sinking:
Title: Re: Are we playing a football league team in fa cup Saturday?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 10, 2021, 02:03:28 PM
Falling income from older customers is not just a football problem

Ok, some good points.
I wonder how many of the so called isolate elders there actually are? The senior citizens around me are all back and in fine voice.
Be good to see a 3k plus.


Equally, I know a lot that have not returned. It's not just the ever present danger of Covid, or indeed league form or prices. As people get older, standing on a cold terrace does become less attractive to them. That's only natural. Also, although I'm sure that seeing a League team at the Walks is an obvious attraction to many, the bigger crowds and the "hassle factor" that can bring with it also makes it less appealing to others.

I think the gate will be around the 3k though.


Wetherspoons sales drain as older drinkers reluctant to return to the pub


Founder Tim Martin warned that hard trading conditions were unlikely to improve until spring next year.

ďWith no music in Wetherspoon pubs, a material proportion of our trade comes from older customers, some of whom have visited pubs less frequently in recent times," said Mr Martin, who was vocal in his call to end lockdowns.

ďThere have been no outbreaks of Covid-19 among customers in Wetherspoon pubs.

ďHowever, some customers have been understandably cautious."

He said the chainís sales were ďto some extentĒ now reliant on the pandemic receding and admitted that booster vaccinations and warmer spring weather would ease pressure on the horizon.

Overall like-for-like sales were down by 8.9pc during the 15 weeks to November 7 compared to the same period last year.

The pub chain, which also owns Lloyds No 1, blamed a lack of older customers for a 20pc fall in sales of stouts and 30pc drop in traditional ales.

In some relief, the FTSE 250 firm said sales of drinks favoured by younger customers had surged, with cocktails up 45pc, rum up 26pc and vodka up 17pc.

Mr Martin said: "As in previous downturns, the company will continue to concentrate on providing high standards of service, reasonable prices and regular, small upgrades to the business." Wetherspoon's reported no widespread issues with recruitment and said supply chain issues have eased in recent weeks.

Like the wider hospitality industry, Wetherspoons was battered by pandemic lockdown restrictions that forced it to close with trading even squeezed for months after curbs were eased due to social distancing rules.

But the pub chain's warning that older customers are still keeping away will underline fears that footfall in high streets has taken a permanent blow from coronavirus which led to more cooking and drinking at home.

Paul Ruddy, an analyst at Goodbody, said: ďAlthough early in the year, the commentary around the impact of older customers will cause some concern on near term forecasts.Ē
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