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Re: Walsall at home
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2021, 02:01:25 PM »
EFL club turns up for an FA Cup game and it doesnít attract 2,000 fans.
Food for thought.
Very much so. Even if it was 2,500, that's still a light gate for a visiting league club and the excitement of the FA Cup.

People appear not to have bought into the dream in the numbers required.
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« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2021, 02:41:39 PM »
Stockport had an away following of 5500 at Bolton Sunday...now that's support

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« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2021, 03:21:47 PM »
True, but they are only 20 miles apart :-)

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« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2021, 07:31:45 PM »
Agree with tonym
Behind both goals was fairly empty and pictures of the main stand Iíve seen again still many seats available, we got 2500 v Boston and you can see the diff all around .
Shame though as for a efl side to only attract 2000 is really disappointing do agree with whatís said about selling it to the people off lynn and surrounding villages especially with city playing away , could we off done more on radio Norfolk and correcti me if wrong I suppose no klfm /local stations to give air time to the build up , could of got more schools involved etc tickets for pupil and parent Ö like mallard says food for thought or has the fa cup lost its appeal even at this level .

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« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2021, 07:42:29 PM »
So for the York game there was double the amount in the ground according to official figures...so that's 2000 fans missing in action at the moment.

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« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2021, 08:05:22 PM »
So for the York game there was double the amount in the ground according to official figures...so that's 2000 fans missing in action at the moment.
My frustrations to Ö blame COVID / admission I still can see it would keep 2000 away
I honestly thought this season we would of been averaging 2500 I thought weíd all buy  into the National league and able to be there pitch side Ö  tbh Iíve been a s/t for years now and I find we a lynn have the hardcore following of 1000 or so .wonder if city went down we may have a few who fancy National league for a season

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« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2021, 07:12:10 AM »
Imo people will back a winning side if we had been winning then the fans would have turned out but we are not winning

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« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2021, 07:24:53 AM »
The ground is to small to escape from the foul mouthed aggressive groups that gather at most games.

It is hardly a family day out , even for the classic father and son it is grim. Then the elders wanting to watch a football match in stable condition become vulnerable and concerned, Toxic..sort them out now...

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« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2021, 07:33:33 AM »
Nail struck firmly on the head there Malc.  However other clubs work on a fan involvement where the punters feel very much part of the club.  Plus Clubs offer a full match day experience.

After all you have your rough seasons as well as your good.   SC has a lot to put right at the Club.  Iím sure he has identified at lot of the issues.  Just seems a massive ask for one person.  Still thatís the boat he has decided to row.

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« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2021, 10:44:03 AM »
Other clubs at this level have far bigger terraces, so separation of fans is much easier.  Away fans also get a much better view than they do at our ground.  Our ground development over many decades has been very poor, so putting it right now that we are at a level that needs it, is very difficult.  We donít have a real terrace at either end, so supporters, in winter, are likely to get a cold wet experience, with a very poor view.  Arenít there any local firms that could just at least give us proper steps ?  When we allowed a very decent terrace at the Hospital End to disintegrate, we caused opposing supporters having to stand closer to each other, in other areas of the ground.  We also have the flat area that is used for virtually nothing between the Main stand and the Hospital End corner flag, where a terrace would be built by nearly every club at this level.  I know itís money, but itís alsoorganisation by people who think bigger than weíve ever had.

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« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2021, 11:26:51 AM »
There used to be terrace standing between main stand and hospital end. Became unsafe I think and was taken down.

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« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2021, 12:03:16 PM »
Other clubs at this level have far bigger terraces, so separation of fans is much easier.  Away fans also get a much better view than they do at our ground.  Our ground development over many decades has been very poor, so putting it right now that we are at a level that needs it, is very difficult.  We donít have a real terrace at either end, so supporters, in winter, are likely to get a cold wet experience, with a very poor view.  Arenít there any local firms that could just at least give us proper steps ?  When we allowed a very decent terrace at the Hospital End to disintegrate, we caused opposing supporters having to stand closer to each other, in other areas of the ground.  We also have the flat area that is used for virtually nothing between the Main stand and the Hospital End corner flag, where a terrace would be built by nearly every club at this level.  I know itís money, but itís alsoorganisation by people who think bigger than weíve ever had.

Maybe a suggestion can be put to the FOTL,many of the terraces you can get come in sections,so could be purchased on section at a time? Also the Trust could use their ground improvement fund again? Obviously they would have to become part of the gound and registered as such so they belong to the ground and not the lessee. :dontknow:
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