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Mallard

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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2016, 11:31:12 AM »
As I recall a few weeks Setch was looking to bring in a body or 2  to strengthen the squad, so there is money floating about in his coffers.  The gates have gone up since then, so one could suggest there is even more cash sitting there. ( gates = playing budget).  That could be the reason Setch said its not about the Money its all about the atmosphere.  So If he Knock the admission down to say just a fiver, he could take any hit that might come if the gate was under 1000.  My feeling is at a fiver the place would be rammed.  The spin off to come from all those extra fans should be enough to make Busters eyes sparkle, thinking  of all those extra pints and over priced Burgers he could sell.

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2016, 11:35:15 AM »
Positive attitudes and good results seem to have brought a few more back,a small reduction may bring a few more,i would suggest a £2 reduction all round? :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2016, 11:45:00 AM »


With regard to current pricing I think that £10 is at the top end for this league and that our concessionary price is higher than most?

Weymouth and Leamington charge £11. The majority of other Clubs in this league charge £7 or under (Cambridge only charge £5) for concessions.

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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2016, 12:00:08 PM »
I think £10 is generally about right - let's not forget people pay extra for seating at The Walks.

At £5, even for one game, we would have to double our admissions to break even (whilst Setch may have indicated money is not the be all and end all in this case, staff and bills still need to be paid). Based on the Bedworth game that would mean a crowd of 1,158.

Are the two biggest factors on attendances admission price and league position?

I still think that with plenty of advance planning, Non League Day is the time to be doing these kind of things. I feel we've missed a trick the last couple of years with that.

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2016, 12:27:41 PM »
Due to the age profile of Linnet supporters I would imagine that a significant percentage are concessions? At a guess at least 40%???????

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2016, 12:50:50 PM »
I think 40% is probably a little on the high side, but concessionary rates at The Walks do compare somewhat unfavourably with most other clubs in this league.

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2016, 03:05:16 PM »
I don't think bringing in any players at this stage would achieve anything. The lads have stepped and got the results and any new player is likely to have a negative effect, they might not be able to fit in immediately or not play very well or get a serious injury. I know Setch was saying he could bring in one or two and be within budget but that was a few weeks ago. The current team have proved they can compete at the very top of this league.
As for prices - Cambridge City play at St Ives, a crap pitch and a crap stadium, how is £5 for concessions good value for money.
I have looked at the Reserves figures and in general 50% of our crowds are adults, paying £4, and 30% are concession paying £3. I have no idea if those %'s are anything like the 1st team but are probably similar. Both teams will have quite a lot of non payers, visiting team dignitaries, sponsors, sponsor's guests and 11 and under children. All are included in the attendance figures.
I think we have to rely on the team continuing to do well and increasing the crowds, as they are doing, this isn't a time for gimmicks to try and get a few more in. The regulars attending now are probably up for it before they reach the ground, expecting more of the same, and creating a good atmosphere.
Sorry I can't be there Saturday as I will be at Haverhill with Reaserves.

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2016, 03:42:51 PM »
I was one of those hoping that we might recruit that 20+ goal scorer, earlier in the season but now - I agree 100% that we should continue with what we have unless we were to suffer several injuries that might leave us struggling to cope? Better the devil you know on this occasion and at this stage of the season......or words to that effect.

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2016, 04:33:51 PM »
I was one of those hoping that we might recruit that 20+ goal scorer, earlier in the season but now - I agree 100% that we should continue with what we have unless we were to suffer several injuries that might leave us struggling to cope? Better the devil you know on this occasion and at this stage of the season......or words to that effect.

I think we all were, Rod, but how this squad has 'come of age' this season we're probably not as desperate for one now. We have certainly shared the goals out amongst the team which is no bad thing. Let's not forget we started the season with a supposed 'proven' striker from a higher level who failed to hit the net in eight games for us. Our defence has been meaner this year than it has been for the last 2-3 years and that has perhaps taken the pressure off the forward players a bit.

Setch has been big enough to say no when players he has spoken to have asked for silly money. If they have turned down the opportunity to test themselves at step 3 in front of decent crowds to play for a team at step 6 over money then good luck to them.

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2016, 09:47:17 AM »
Tazzy I think you have grabbed the wrong end of the stick about Monies and players coming in.

I was commenting that Setch has money in his coffers to spend. As he WAS looking at bringing someone/s in a few weeks back.  So If that Money is there why not use that excess budget on marketing the Club and trying to get those extra few hundred he wants through the gate. 

Speculate to accumulate and all that. I don't see marketing as a gimmick, more as part of a business plan.  No harm in building the feel good factor between the Club and its fans.  After no harm in rewarding those loyal supporters once in a while and in turn getting old fans to return and hopefully get new ones on board.   Non League Football needs new Young blood to keep it alive.

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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2016, 11:33:59 AM »
I think it's you missing the points Mallard, you've been commenting about spare money etc. I think Setch has said he could bring a player or two in Buster would back him. I don't think Buster would want to put his hand in his pocket to give new spectators a few quid off their ticket.  Regular supporters are happy paying their money and helping the playing budget.
Far more important to the progress of the club was Backie's post:
Setch is doing a video tommorow with Gav Caney and Greg Plummer before the Res game to promote Saturday's game and all the forthcoming home games, I know the subject of crowd attendances will be brought up in the interview as I was with Setch today. We are also hoping KLFM will be in attendance as well as I've spoke to them today and asked them to really try and promote all the home games that we have left.
Also we should soon have a link on the website where you can download the poster for the forthcoming fixture.
Hopefully see you all at the Reserve game tomorrow as we could do with all your support, I am hoping to be there but still recovering from Shingles
Lots of exciting things will be happening over the next few months it's exciting times as Tazzy would say :)

I have also seen Setch's 'YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU' spread in the EDP, I think it's today's.
The management and players are doing what's necessary to attract more support, far better than a gimmick.

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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2016, 11:52:21 AM »
I've seen the back of the EDP too, courtesy of a friend. Excellent stuff, with a sprinkling of humour which always helps.

Nice to see we're pulling out all the stops to get the game promoted though. With a win tomorrow it is something that could continue to gather momentum.

tazzywazz

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2016, 12:25:44 PM »
Also Robbo in Backie's message he mentioned lot's of exciting things happening to the club over the next few months. The ones I have heard about will see more huge steps forward by the club, and I've been told there's more. Very exciting times. Off course we need the 1st team to pull the rabbit fully out of the hat but at least we know they will be giving it their all.

Mallard

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2016, 12:38:10 PM »
Tazzy, You seem to have thought in a previous post I was advocating that Setch should bring a new body, Just to confirm that was not what I was suggesting.  As I recall the wages that were saved on Marshall have not been spent, thus the thought that a surplus was sitting there. Maybe It has been used elsewhere.

I do not class rewarding loyal fans and attempting to attract old fans back and testing the market for new fans is a 'Gimmick' as you call it.  Maybe your time in marketing differs to mine.    Why do you think it is that so many clubs offer discounted rates for  Pre-season Friendlies and even in the early rounds of The FA Cup and Indeed the League Cup at Pro level ?  Must be just a Gimmick I guess, in your eyes.   These marketing teams at this Pro clubs must be clueless.  Why not drop them a line and put them on the right track by telling them where they are going wrong.  :laughcry:

Guess we might have to agree to disagree on this one Tazzy.

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Re: Setch's thoughts on up coming games
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2016, 01:26:54 PM »
Lee Smith was a replacement for Connor Marshall