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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2021, 06:46:06 PM »
Second highest National League attendance today.

Yes, but that doesn't alter the fact that it looks as if many of the locals stayed away.

If it had been Barnet/Wealdstone/Weymouth, we could  well have seen only 1200 for the opening game of the season.

As nice as it is to see the big boys bring 1500, maintaining and increasing the home fan base has surely got to be the main priority.  :dontknow:
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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2021, 06:55:02 PM »
1200 x23 =27600

1800x18=32400


Really just depends on levels of away support each week  and how much you are prepared to sacrifice home advantage for cash I guess

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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2021, 06:55:49 PM »
Like the maths Kes

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2021, 06:58:21 PM »
4000 x 15 = 60.000

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2021, 07:18:44 PM »
Don't forget it's NON league  football being discuss here.

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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2021, 07:23:29 PM »
I figure the people who are going to turn up every home game will pay the admission asked.    The others will turn up a limited amount of times a season and still still pay the ticket price.   

Then you have the winning mentality factor.   When you are up there battling the casual supporter will be tempted to come and again pay the ticket price.  These people will never be regulars no matter how much cheaper you make it.   

People are talking about 15 quid admission.  What is it at the mo ? £15.  Are people really put off by just 2 quid ?

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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2021, 07:35:24 PM »
Everyone has their tipping point Mall....... personally I reckon no Covid Concerns would add  150-200 to today's gate.  I think some have made a decision before the season start that prices have gone too high to attend regularly and some who used to come say a dozen times a season have decided to make it less.......that probably knocked another 200-300off the gate. I reckon at least 350-400short on today's match....would have expected at least 1500-1600 from Lynn and possibly 1800, and a total gate of 3000-3300.


If we are at home to Wealdstone on a cold, wet evening the attendance could be pretty low for this league if more aren't encouraged to go.

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2021, 07:36:37 PM »
Must say that I agree completely with Mallards comments on the crowd. As one of those of a particular age group I,m still unsure of large crowds and the covid effect. Many people are also away at this time of year during school holidays . Listening to the Radio Essex commentary once the Linnets got going they gave a good fist of a game. Donít normally comment on the forum but believe The Linnets have done brilliantly to get this far and hope they maintain their present status which would have not been possible without SC and his team.
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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2021, 07:45:40 PM »
KES on a wet Tuesday night v Wealdstone I donít know if you could actually make it cheap enough to get a decent crowd in.

Ticket price might be one issue, but also a lot of Lynn fans have travel in ( like thee and me).  Petrol is at £1.33 a litre.  Maybe we should ask for petrol to be at prices of a year ago as it makes it too expensive to travel to the Walks.

All kind of factors will effect the gate.   Canít really blame Cleeve for all of them

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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2021, 07:53:30 PM »
Perhaps itís worth remembering that the large contingent of Southend fans travelled and paid the admission fee.

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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2021, 08:09:35 PM »
So the simple question is ...Why are we the most expensive and what is the justifying logic.......

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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2021, 08:13:11 PM »

Ticket price might be one issue, but also a lot of Lynn fans have travel in ( like thee and me).  Petrol is at £1.33 a litre.  Maybe we should ask for petrol to be at prices of a year ago as it makes it too expensive to travel to the Walks.


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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2021, 08:14:27 PM »
Perhaps itís worth remembering that the large contingent of Southend fans travelled and paid the admission fee.

Yes that's the one time they will have to all season !

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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2021, 08:21:23 PM »
KES on a wet Tuesday night v Wealdstone I donít know if you could actually make it cheap enough to get a decent crowd in.

Ticket price might be one issue, but also a lot of Lynn fans have travel in ( like thee and me).  Petrol is at £1.33 a litre.  Maybe we should ask for petrol to be at prices of a year ago as it makes it too expensive to travel to the Walks.

All kind of factors will effect the gate.   Canít really blame Cleeve for all of them




I am a big fan of what SC has achieved at the club and actually don't think I blamed him for anything in the thread...... merely stated a fact that everyone has their  financial tipping point and expressed my view, that for some that point may have been reached.

But then of course Mall you know and appreciate that already, cos you are just enjoying playing both sides  :laughcry: It was you after all who questioned whether SC had got his pricing policy wrong in an earlier thread :laughcry:

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Re: Southend (21st August)
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2021, 08:34:05 PM »
KES. I will always question things. Itís part of the make up.  I will also be prepared to listen to an alternative point of view and respect anyone who has one.  I have also been known known to change my view on some subjects.  Good to keep an open mind.

£25 for seating at NL level is a lot.  Then again if people pay it the SC is justified.  As an example I paid more than 25 quid for a round of 4 drinks last week.  Didnít stop me buying another round later in the evening.

People have the choice.  Donít wanna pay it ok, donít go. 

Like you itís a 2.5-3 hour round trip for me to watch at The Walks.  So I have to factor that in when deciding where I want to go and watch my football

 

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