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The best way to increase attendances is to play good football, score lots of goals and be top of the league. It worked for the wimps.


That's a very blinkered way of looking at what Lincoln have done.


Me and football are in a complicated relationship
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First, win more games then win more games by playing good football then challenge for promotion.

In simple terms, create a feel-good factor that has been missing for too long. Essentially we go to BP to watch our team win, everything else is superfluous.
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Short and long term approach.

Sell family tickets.  £40 for two adults tickets, and up to three children tickets.   Comes with free matchday programme, vouchers for kids to get drinks at the game and sweets.   Childs tickets also come with a coupon scheme, if they collect so many (let's say 5) they get to have their photo taken with their favourite player before a game on the pitch.  You can add other incentives for 10, 15 vouchers etc. as you see fit.   23 - you can be chairman for the day  

if the club are worried about them taking up seats we might sell put them in the corner of the Main or the corner next to the away end, hell even use the away end itself as it rarely even comes close to selling out.  I did notice towards the end of the season away fans were put in the corner.  Fact is we're not selling tickets, not even coming close to selling out other than the odd game.  It's one, maybe two games a season where we might not be able to give someone the full allocation of the away end and the corner - tough!  They're not the future lifeblood of the club.

Rough costing for a family of four to go to the game is probably in excess of £60 by the time you've bought tickets and all the associated guff.   It's simply pricing a lot of people out. Long term, the kids of today are our future.  We need to get them early and get them hooked.  I grew up on Buckley Ball MKI but it wasn't the football that gripped me, it was collecting autographs after the game of Mark Lever, Shaun Cunnington, Neil Woods... Get that connection established now and we've a better chance of keeping those kids connected with the club for decades to come.  
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First, win more games then win more games by playing good football then challenge for promotion.

In simple terms, create a feel-good factor that has been missing for too long. Essentially we go to BP to watch our team win, everything else is superfluous.


It's chicken and egg though. We have a rubbish team, an unproven manager and no money. We won't win many games unless something changes. This is a thread for ideas to help that change to happen.


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First, win more games then win more games by playing good football then challenge for promotion.

In simple terms, create a feel-good factor that has been missing for too long. Essentially we go to BP to watch our team win, everything else is superfluous.


How do you win games?  With better players
How do you get better players?  With better wages?
How can you pay better wages? .....

It's chicken and egg.  We need to be attractive to watch and competitive but you need the backing to do that.  The two don't have to be done in isolation.
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Is chicken and egg the theme of the day?
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How do you win games?  With better players
How do you get better players?  With better wages?
How can you pay better wages? .....

It's chicken and egg.  We need to be attractive to watch and competitive but you need the backing to do that.  The two don't have to be done in isolation.


My post and your post are like that bloody chicken and egg!


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Dunno if it's feasible but a creche / supervised play area during the match could tempt a few parents. Most kids seem to get bored quite quickly at the games and they don't have the option of getting leathered to numb the pain.


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How do you win games?  With better players
How do you get better players?  With better wages?
How can you pay better wages? .....

It's chicken and egg.  We need to be attractive to watch and competitive but you need the backing to do that.  The two don't have to be done in isolation.


I don't disagree. The same thing has been stated on here for years - sometimes you have to speculate. We are a relatively poor club in many ways but we have a rich heritage and a very loyal fanbase - get some of those fans back by showing some ambition on the pitch. Whether you think it's a pisstake or otherwise, John Fenty is 100% correct - the best place to do your PR is on the pitch. There are hundreds of Town fans who would be back in a heartbeat if we were successful.

Look at Lincoln (again!), they haven't doubled (and more) their attendances by fancy PR, they've done it by showing intent and going and winning football matches. As a consequence, they've picked up more sponsors, more investors and more fans.
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