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Without a Leeds/Villa/Newcastle in this division this year, PNE was obviously seen as Swag’s remaining banker for a 7,000 cash in.

On what should be a fantastic, bumper derby occasion with our present form, hopefully a less than half full DE, mirrored in the home ends will put to bed the ridiculous pricing in future seasons (he has already dropped the even more laughable Cat A+, so fingers crossed).

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3 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Without a Leeds/Villa/Newcastle in this division this year, PNE was obviously seen as Swag’s remaining banker for a 7,000 cash in.

On what should be a fantastic, bumper derby occasion with our present form, hopefully a less than half full DE, mirrored in the home ends will put to bed the ridiculous pricing in future seasons (he has already dropped the even more laughable Cat A+, so fingers crossed).

I don’t agree with the pricing structure but it’s not ridiculous. It’s consistent with the majority of the league. No match beneath the PL should be £30 a head but that’s the state of the game at the moment. 

The same fans who want us to break the wage structure to re-sign the out of contract players are asking for ticket prices to be slashed. You can’t have it both ways.

I fear Covid rates may deter a few from going on the weekend regardless of price.

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17 minutes ago, magicalmortensleftpeg said:

I don’t agree with the pricing structure but it’s not ridiculous. It’s consistent with the majority of the league. No match beneath the PL should be £30 a head but that’s the state of the game at the moment. 

The same fans who want us to break the wage structure to re-sign the out of contract players are asking for ticket prices to be slashed. You can’t have it both ways.

I fear Covid rates may deter a few from going on the weekend regardless of price.

I’m not asking for them to be ‘slashed’, just a reasonable price - once you get past £30 it becomes a big psychological barrier - I’ll tell you now if they’d have been, say, £26, PNE would have sold a shed load more for a start.

It is up to £36 in the Jack Walker (THIRTY SIX POUNDS!) , the most popular stand for match day buyers. That is a quite ridiculous price for a second division football match, and that would be the case across the league, not just here, as many clubs are not charging their own fans anywhere near £40 for a game.

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12 minutes ago, magicalmortensleftpeg said:

I don’t agree with the pricing structure but it’s not ridiculous. It’s consistent with the majority of the league. No match beneath the PL should be £30 a head but that’s the state of the game at the moment. 

The same fans who want us to break the wage structure to re-sign the out of contract players are asking for ticket prices to be slashed. You can’t have it both ways.

I fear Covid rates may deter a few from going on the weekend regardless of price.

Well actually we could have it both ways. Cut prices, sell far more, bring in the same cash.

If the club had marketed the Preston game properly - £20 a head and got tickets on sale weeks ago with big promotion behind it then there would have been 20,000 or even 25,000 on Ewood. Many on the food, drink and merchandise.

Instead, due to short sightedness, it is looking like 15,000 on if we are lucky, crap atmosphere.

Meanwhile only this morning the club has released a statement on the website encouraging people to buy their replica kits quickly because they have nearly all run out and there are no large sizes left in stock. It doesn't appear as though there is any plan on getting further stock in. Maybe if we had increased stock levels we would have some to sell over Xmas and bring in some extra money?

 

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22 minutes ago, JHRover said:

Well actually we could have it both ways. Cut prices, sell far more, bring in the same cash.

If the club had marketed the Preston game properly - £20 a head and got tickets on sale weeks ago with big promotion behind it then there would have been 20,000 or even 25,000 on Ewood. Many on the food, drink and merchandise.

Instead, due to short sightedness, it is looking like 15,000 on if we are lucky, crap atmosphere.

Meanwhile only this morning the club has released a statement on the website encouraging people to buy their replica kits quickly because they have nearly all run out and there are no large sizes left in stock. It doesn't appear as though there is any plan on getting further stock in. Maybe if we had increased stock levels we would have some to sell over Xmas and bring in some extra money?

 

But there is no guarantee that we’d sell more to bring in the same cash. The Sheffield United game had maybe 2/3k more home fans on and tickets were down to £15. The weekday fixtures are at £20 and we’re getting sub 10k attendances. 

I’m not defending the current price structure and I wish they had reduced ticket prices this season but I don’t think it’s as simple as some fans make out. 

Clearly stock levels have been impacted by wider retail delays and the apparent high demand for the shirts. 

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There was absolutely no point in the £20 midweek change, price is not the main reason crowds are lower at night - red button, work pressures, far fewer kids etc. 

On the back of a 7-0 mauling we had double our usual home turnout for Sheff Utd, sounds good to me. And it was still £15, not a £5, so a decent crowd all things considered and a good start in trying to re-engage.

£30-£36 was never standard match day pricing prior to Swag losing his mind this season, and it’s not some big giveaway if you knock it back down to a far more sensible £25, as is the price at many grounds. 

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1 hour ago, JHRover said:

Well actually we could have it both ways. Cut prices, sell far more, bring in the same cash.

If the club had marketed the Preston game properly - £20 a head and got tickets on sale weeks ago with big promotion behind it then there would have been 20,000 or even 25,000 on Ewood. Many on the food, drink and merchandise.

Instead, due to short sightedness, it is looking like 15,000 on if we are lucky, crap atmosphere.

Meanwhile only this morning the club has released a statement on the website encouraging people to buy their replica kits quickly because they have nearly all run out and there are no large sizes left in stock. It doesn't appear as though there is any plan on getting further stock in. Maybe if we had increased stock levels we would have some to sell over Xmas and bring in some extra money?

 

Are you suggesting Rovers commercialism expertise is crap😅

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