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Fixture list
« on: November 18, 2015, 09:47:59 AM »
With our last League home (Slough) on Nov 7th it now looks as though we won't have another home game until Dec 12th.  How can the fixture list be that unbalanced. 

Some clubs with no gate revenue for all that time would find it a struggle.

At least the Reserves should see some benefit with the football starved public.


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Re: Fixture list
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 11:25:20 AM »
Totally agree Mallard  with no income and wages and travel to pay for  not a great position to be in, and before someone says
that we have an equal amount of home and away games it's all about cash flow


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Re: Fixture list
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 11:37:51 AM »
It's also about continuity and people not losing the habit of supporting with so many other demands on their time.


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Re: Fixture list
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 01:04:46 PM »
There's a certain element of luck around the fixtures where you're taking into consideration cup competitions and weather/pitch conditions. I imagine it's a headache enough for a league fixture secretary without considering all the 'what-ifs' around various clubs progressing in cup competitions.

Last season we played 6 consecutive home games in 17 days in October. Thanks in part to home draws in the FA Cup. That was part of a run of 17 games where 14 of those were at home from mid September to mid November. Whilst that may be looked upon as good for the club with so many home games, I imagine it was bad for some supporters who watch their football on a tight personal budget. Most people would budget for 2-3 home games per month.

With us playing a Tuesday night game at Stratford on 15th December, I'd had a look at their availability on the 28th November as they didn't have a game either, but they'd been swift to rearrange a home match with Paulton which had been scheduled for a Tuesday night in December.

So with our next planned home game being Frome on the 12th December, is this a great window of opportunity to get out there and really market the next game around the town? No reason why we can't get the gate up to around the 700 mark with a decent marketing push, and maybe advance ticket sales at reserve games?

Also, with the recent discussions around the waves of young talent coming through the club, maybe a good opportunity to get behind the reserves and make a game or two also?


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Re: Fixture list
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 02:21:06 PM »
Look what happened later in the season with all the away games.