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lew chaterleys lover
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I am surprised more posters haven't commented on last night's figure of less than 2500 home fans.

I was at the Brentford game in 1969 when 1,833 (I think) turned up, so not many more there last night considering most/all of them will be season ticket holders.

I can't imagine we had many season ticket holders in 1968/69 so probably more pay on the gate fans attended then.

That must be a further worry for the board? Once interest plummets to those levels, it is difficult to get it back.

Following that shocking 68/69 season Lawrie Mac arrived bringing a new positivity. He was a one-off obviously, but we could do with a lift from a charismatic, larger than life character who might spark us into life. The takeover seems as far away as ever, so sadly it won't happen down that route, so a new manager would have to be the answer.

Just got to find one.
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How many season ticket holders do we actually have this season?



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I am surprised more posters haven't commented on last night's figure of less than 2500 home fans.

I was at the Brentford game in 1969 when 1,833 (I think) turned up, so not many more there last night considering most/all of them will be season ticket holders.

I can't imagine we had many season ticket holders in 1968/69 so probably more pay on the gate fans attended then.

That must be a further worry for the board? Once interest plummets to those levels, it is difficult to get it back.

Following that shocking 68/69 season Lawrie Mac arrived bringing a new positivity. He was a one-off obviously, but we could do with a lift from a charismatic, larger than life character who might spark us into life. The takeover seems as far away as ever, so sadly it won't happen down that route, so a new manager would have to be the answer.

Just got to find one.


The two Newport Cup games were dire, I don't think anyone can deny that but the two performances since have been much better bearing in mind our opponent's form/league positions. If you also factor in the various illness/loans/injuries then we have seen signs of a recovery. In terms of attendance, I didn't expect many to pay on the gate last night but it will be the players and the results that see gate increases not a big name manager because we won't appoint a big name manager.
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The two Newport Cup games were dire, I don't think anyone can deny that but the two performances since have been much better bearing in mind our opponent's form/league positions. If you also factor in the various illness/loans/injuries then we have seen signs of a recovery. In terms of attendance, I didn't expect many to pay on the gate last night but it will be the players and the results that see gate increases not a big name manager because we won't appoint a big name manager.


Not a big name, that is very unlikely, but a new manager who will give the club a lift. I am not a fan of those tainted by the previous regime taking over.

Our slight improvement has been welcomed, but the team would have to go on one hell of a run to have the punters flocking back to BP.
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How many season ticket holders do we actually have this season?


2700


Less than 2500 home fans for a home league game should be a massive wake up call for everybody, the board, the most loyal of fans, potential investors. No excuses, Champions League, the weather, six weeks to Xmas, results, performances, i-Follow, blah, blah, blah. It's completely unacceptable..Only a couple of hundred more than FGR on the same night and they get ripped to shreds on here for their tinpot support.

Home attendances are the true barometer of where a club is.. not the bank balance or profit and loss account. Was going to say balance sheet too, but that's as fooked as the waning interest in the club..

This club is on life support, when is everyone going to wake up to the fact?
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2700


Less than 2500 home fans for a home league game should be a massive wake up call for everybody, the board, the most loyal of fans, potential investors. No excuses, Champions League, the weather, six weeks to Xmas, results, performances, i-Follow, blah, blah, blah. It's completely unacceptable..Only a couple of hundred more than FGR on the same night and they get ripped to shreds on here for their tinpot support.

Home attendances are the true barometer of where a club is.. not the bank balance or profit and loss account. Was going to say balance sheet too, but that's as fooked as the waning interest in the club..

This club is on life support, when is everyone going to wake up to the fact?


Just my opinion but it's more or less out of our hands.... only one man has the chance to make those big decisions that will determine the future of our club
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2700


Less than 2500 home fans for a home league game should be a massive wake up call for everybody, the board, the most loyal of fans, potential investors. No excuses, Champions League, the weather, six weeks to Xmas, results, performances, i-Follow, blah, blah, blah. It's completely unacceptable..Only a couple of hundred more than FGR on the same night and they get ripped to shreds on here for their tinpot support.

Home attendances are the true barometer of where a club is.. not the bank balance or profit and loss account. Was going to say balance sheet too, but that's as fooked as the waning interest in the club..

This club is on life support, when is everyone going to wake up to the fact?


You raise valid points Bigdog, but the simple truth is that we can do eff all about it. I'm delighted we still have a club to support, albeit that it's skin & bone and in need of a money transfusion.
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At £300 a year, a fan would have to buy a season ticket for 50 years just to cover the £15,000 the club poured down the drain through Nick Dale’s antics in the Port Vale fixture.

The fans are not the problem.
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Arguably, there is more a catalyst for change at the top (or by the Board) if fans do NOT turn-out.  Sad but probably true.
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