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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2022, 10:25:33 PM »
£2.50 for a bottle of coke. Not a very happy price!!



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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2022, 01:06:16 AM »
371 for a League Club visit is disappointing.    Especially after the numbers through the gate for the Canaries game.

Can we read anything in to such a poor turnout?  Is the cost of living really being felt by many now and the visit to a Football ground is going to be considered a luxury/treat rather than being there for every game ?

Think Clubs throughout Football need to be careful with their admission charges this season.   PL have Skyís billions to prop them up, but what about the rest ?

What do others think ?

I haven't been to any of the friendlies.  This is primarily due to my health,but also the cost of 3 in a  week.

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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2022, 07:21:00 AM »
Me neither.  Factor in fuel at 1.90 a litre and itís far to expensive a trip for me. 
What if the Hokey Cokey really is what itís all about ?

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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2022, 09:12:20 AM »
The admission prices are far too high for friendly games.
Yes, I.know I paid yesterday but will only be able to attend limited
games this season.
I realise that the squad needed minutes on the pitch but the game ceased to be a proper game once a load of substitutes were used and the main reason why Lynn didn't win!
I see looking at the NLN fixtures we have some Saturday/Tuesday
home matches in close proximity and pricing needs looking at if
supporters are going to attend both. However, the price of fuel for those travelling to the games is going to be a factor.
On the theme of attendances I see over 27000 attended the
Germany v Finland game at the MKDons stadium yesterday evening.
Plenty of families in attendance.
To make pre season more interesting perhaps playing
for some kind of trophy would be good and also some added interest
e.g. kids 5 a side before the main game and half time.


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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2022, 09:39:38 AM »
371 is not good however with the weather being so good most have probably gone up the cost or haveing friends round for a BBQ. Still a good result from the linnets  :scarf:

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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2022, 09:55:12 AM »
Boston pulled in over 500 for a game against Notts Forest Academy
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2022, 10:04:40 AM »
Re the womanís euros there ticket prices are cheap anything from £10 to £30 and there are concessions as well the highest price is £50 for a final ticket at Wembley even the final tickets are as cheap as £20 plus concessions. A family member went to one game at Southampton and the 4 got in for £30 hence why the stadiums are full

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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2022, 10:25:12 AM »
Over the years 200  has always been a good bench mark for friendlies so in my opinion yesterday's attendance was good. Norwich will always be well attended majority being Norwich supporters. You can't compare Lynn with Boston they have always had been better supported. Been to both friendlies and have been impressed with team.

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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2022, 10:43:58 AM »
Think you are right GS. We could be in for a good season.  Just feel that for some of us the cost of travel maybe an issue.  Itís not so much of problem I guess for locals like yourself
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2022, 10:49:25 AM »
I think the low attendance would be for a variety of reasons, including cost, what many see as a glorified training session, heat, pressure on people's finances, 3 games in a week, lack of publicity for the game etc etc.

I think what is clear is that the offering this season has got to be spot on, both on and off the field. People won't need many reasons not to come to the Walks and part with their cash, when there's so much pressure on their finances and their money is required for basic essentials.

Realisticly, finances for Clubs and their supporters are facing tough times ahead.
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2022, 12:19:15 PM »
Mallard I have 100 mile round trip for games and will hopefully attend most games however in the economic climate we find ourselves in I think the club were short sighted in not offering early bird season tickets.

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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2022, 12:46:38 PM »
You are the same distance roughly as me. Iím slightly further.  Maybe people should team up and come in groups of 4/5 ?
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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2022, 12:50:21 PM »
Quid here, quid thereÖÖ it all adds up to a sizeable amount.

Thereís always something. Itís one thing after another. It was only a few seasons ago that there was a decent amount of free parking near to the ground. Thatís no longer the case.

Somethings club can control, some they canít. Irrespective of the reasons, costs effect supporters which in turn will effect the club.
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2022, 02:21:58 PM »
People get too fixated on the attendances. For vast majority of clubs, attendances will always be below normal levels, unless it's a big local side (Norwich/P'Boro) or a genuine big side. MK are neither, even if they're L1.

Then for Lynn, attendances have never been consistently above 1k. Team winning, it'll get close to that and edge beyond, but expect the league for it to bubble around 500-800 which is about par. Will take years of consistent good offering to attend/local connection/performance to consistently get that higher. Far more to do in the local area for £40 which a game would cost for 2 people (with a drink) for the fair-weather fans.

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2022, 03:16:09 PM »
People get too fixated on the attendances. For vast majority of clubs, attendances will always be below normal levels, unless it's a big local side (Norwich/P'Boro) or a genuine big side. MK are neither, even if they're L1.

Then for Lynn, attendances have never been consistently above 1k. Team winning, it'll get close to that and edge beyond, but expect the league for it to bubble around 500-800 which is about par. Will take years of consistent good offering to attend/local connection/performance to consistently get that higher. Far more to do in the local area for £40 which a game would cost for 2 people (with a drink) for the fair-weather fans.

I believe the cost is the same irrespective of those attending  being regular or fair weather fans. :laughcry:

Talking about fair weather, will Tuesday's night friendly still go ahead?  :dontknow:

Some sporting and outside events have already been cancelled recently, and the forecast is that it will be getting even hotter.

Red alert in place. It will be hot enough for those watching let alone the players and officials running around on the pitch.

Worth the risk?   :dontknow:
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