RevidgeBlue Posted February 4, 2007 Share Posted February 4, 2007 I wasn't the least bit surprised by the gate. It's very boring to keep banging on about the reasons but they are written plain for all to see - and this must include those responsible for running the Premier League. In no particular order: 1. For all on here we are in the middle of a decent run of form. 9 wins out of the last 15 in all competitions. For the less committed we lost a diabolical game at home to Arsenal, put in a terrible performance to lose at the bottom club and been soundly beaten at Stamford Bridge. Great form. 2. We've played 6 out of 7 away in January, it hardly helps to keep the adrenalin flowing. After Boro and Liverpool I just wanted more so went to Wigan after deciding not to go. Anyone who was buzzing after those games won't have seen a decent game at Ewood since then. Football should be 3.00pm Saturday, every other week. One home game in five weeks and people switch off. 3. Sheffield United typify the quality of the Premiership. Other than having an ST nothing would persuade me I need to see this team 4. Look at the PL table, then look at the Italian and Spanish tables. Spot the difference? No, you won't. The last few weeks I've been think the PL table truely demonstrates the povery of this competition. 3-4 four teams capable of amassing a decent points total, the rest averaging 1.3 a game or less!!! 5. Today's match was meaningless for many. We won't go down, who cares what Sheff Utd do, we aren't competing to win the league. Our PL season is over. There may be fans without STs deciding I'll save my money in the hope we continue to progress in the cups. I spent the whole second half wishing the game would end. It was awful, yes MGP's goal was fantastic, but waht will the less committed fan remember? 90 minutes of poor entertainment or one moment of brilliance - which a lot of ST holders round me missed as they had left. The PL have to recognise declining gates are a response to many different aspects of the game. Our last two home games, Arsenal and Sheff Utd, have done nothing to stimulate interest and it's a long time since the Liverpool game, which was a real match. You cannot keep serving up rubbish, overcharging for it and then claiming the PL is the greatest league in the world. Fans aren't mugs and have other things to do on a Saturday afternoon. I saw little yesterday to make me want to go back. PS - these remarks are about the PL, not Blackburn Rovers. We have to understand the majority are not committed fans, the PL has been blinded by it's own PR machine, it is not a great competition. It is a meaningless competition with 16 clubs competing for next year's prize of £30 million or more, the competition is to stay up, not win the bloody thing. Just what does this tell the casual fan? We want to entertain you, we want to win the league or we are desperate to earn that £30m? No prizes for the correct answer. ....and when one thinks about the remarks many fans make about league position etc it's clear even some of the committed have been blinded by the cash on offer. Paul I usually always agree with you on the majority of stuff but I'm really surprised at the level of your disenchantment with the Premier League. Within any League there'll always be teams that are a lot better than others, just because we aren't one of the four top sides isn't a reason to trash the product as a whole. For the twenty one years I watched us when we were ouside the Premiership we weren't usually in the top four in those divisions either. There does seem to me to be quite a lot of "If we can't win the League this season - I'm taking my bat and ball home!" about it. I can't agree with your assessments of the Arsenal and Sheff Utd games either. I thought Arsenal played absolutely superb football with 10 men and yesterday I thought Sheff Utd. played to their strengths extremely well, were the better side on the day and probably deserved to win. Generally I think the PL is an extremely competitive product. Now and then you get sides like Swindon, Sunderland or Watford ( ) that aren't particularly competitive but by and large you still know that on any given afternoon any side can beat any other. I think we've still got a long way to go before it's like the SPL when you know Celtic and/or Rangers are going to win nearly every game by 3 or 4 clear goals. I guess we all wish we were back in 1992-5 when Uncle Jack could blow ManUre out of the water in terms of spending power but I think it's actually a testament to the Premier League when Clubs with smaller fanbases like us and Bolton can compete so successfully (I.e. Uefa Cup qualification or maybe even that elusive 4th spot) thanks primarily to the place and TV money. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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