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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

Have to say the turn out looked pathetic yesterday. Even the great goal we scored had gloss taken off it been scored into an empty stand. Great noise, but the ground looks emptier and emptier. 

Isnt "pathetic" a little strong for someone who, quite undertandably I may add I am not saying you should have been, wasnt there themselves! It was a standard crowd for a midweek game really with a minimal away following and of course ongoing inefficient pricing strategies by Waggott and co.

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Just now, roversfan99 said:

Isnt "pathetic" a little strong for someone who, quite undertandably I may add I am not saying you should have been, wasnt there themselves! It was a standard crowd for a midweek game really with a minimal away following and of course ongoing inefficient pricing strategies by Waggott and co.

No, it looked pathetic on TV. Not knocking anyone, just saying how it appeared.The stand we scored into had nobody in it. It looked like a behind closed door match. 

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

No, it looked pathetic on TV. Not knocking anyone, just saying how it appeared.The stand we scored into had nobody in it. It looked like a behind closed door match. 

It did look really sad on TV.

Where were the Brentford fans put? I know they only brought a small following, not a criticism and to be expected for a midweek game on TV a long way away.

Ewood is simply too big for our present condition which will last as long as our owners and more, imo

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Just now, AllRoverAsia said:

It did look really sad on TV.

Where were the Brentford fans put? I know they only brought a small following, not a criticism and to be expected for a midweek game on TV a long way away.

Ewood is simply too big for our present condition which will last as long as our owners and more, imo

A snug 20,000 seater would be better 

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20 minutes ago, JHRover said:

Also blows Waggott's theory out the water that we charged Sheffield Wednesday high prices because that's what they charge our fans. Tickets at Birmingham this season I recall were quite reasonable so for us to make it a Category A game is appalling.

As admirable as it is charging £10 v Wigan the very fact it is a night game on 23rd December on Sky tv (which Rovers have reminded people of on their website) ensures that the numbers will be less than for a Saturday game not on tv.

It’s almost like he wants to show that lowering prices doesn’t work...

Fair play offering any game for £10 around Christmas but it really should have been the afternoon, non-televised game. As it’s Boxing Day though he thinks people will pay anyway.

I can’t remember a Rovers board that cares as little about attracting fans. Playing the short term game rather than the long one is what people do for the good of themselves not the collective.

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Just now, Butty said:

But we are struggling to get 10k home fans on? 

Usually about 12k Rovers fans in the ground, but we are a dormant football club.

Burnley struggle to attract 18,000 home fans after years in the top half of the PL...

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Just now, Butty said:

But we are struggling to get 10k home fans on? 

Like most of the rest of the clubs in this division our ground was built for Premier League football. So outside the Premier League it is always going to be 'too big'. So are Hillsborough, St Andrew's, Riverside, Stadium of Light etc.

The problem isnt our ground. It is that we are in the wrong division and are failing when it comes to growing our fanbase or even ensuring it stands still.

If we had a 20,000 stadium and got back to the Premier League it would be too small. 

At the very least it should be 25,000 or so like Wigan, Bolton, Fulham. We are a bigger club than Burnley or Preston as evidenced by the dingles failing to fill 19,000 home seats in their heyday. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Blackpool_Rover said:

Pathetic

No reason at all that this should be category A.

He knows Birmingham are likely to fill the Darwen end so puts the prices up and fleeces home fans in the process.

No way will Birmingham fill the Darwen End....

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4 hours ago, Stuart said:

It’s almost like he wants to show that lowering prices doesn’t work...

Fair play offering any game for £10 around Christmas but it really should have been the afternoon, non-televised game. As it’s Boxing Day though he thinks people will pay anyway.

I can’t remember a Rovers board that cares as little about attracting fans. Playing the short term game rather than the long one is what people do for the good of themselves not the collective.

Your never happy..

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1 hour ago, SIMON GARNERS 194 said:

A frighteningly empty Ewood last night,nowhere near 11k on......

 

looking at that 7000 max.

Although 8600 season tickets plus 600 3 game tickets. Never going to be any revenue from the match. Therefore it's in the club's interests to have smallest gate possible to save money on staff.

When the ticket money is already in the bank it's all about reducing matchday costs.

 

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I’m glad they are doing the Wigan game, it’s what I’ve been asking for, £10 anywhere, no strings.

However I would wager that it just won’t sell particularly well, as it will be a December night game, live on Sky, even if it is near Christmas.

A festive weekend game and it would sell really well.
 

I just hope Waggott doesn’t use a relatively poor turnout as an excuse to not bother in the future.

 

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My only worry with picking the Wigan game is that it will attract a lot of scrotes. Hopefully the fact that it’s an evening ko will make it more difficult but I’d expect trouble.

Other than that it’s a a local derby right before Christmas that is very affordable at a time when people are skint. Hopefully a big crowd and a great performance to kick off the Christmas period. Let’s hope the weather isn’t awful.

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2 hours ago, Doogs said:

No way will Birmingham fill the Darwen End....

I second this. I’ve been going on Ewood since 2001 and I’ve never known Birmingham bring a good following in that time. 

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