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AshleyClifford

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  1. AshleyClifford

    Attendances

    I guess I thought there would have been fewer home supporters on, thankfully I was wrong. Millwall have brought 1k on a Saturday previously. Yesterday’s crowd will almost certainly be the lowest of the season.
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    Start of the season

    Well after a fairly tricky start here we are sitting 11th in the table. Over the next 5 fixtures we have some very winnable games and I believe will be the platform for a very good season. For the first time yesterday we have scored our first open play goals at home and had our 4th clean sheet in 5, this should give us all reason to be optimistic for the remained of the season. Onwards and upwards I think this team will only get better.
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    Attendances

    The attendance yesterday in all honesty is what I would expect. I thought millwall would have brought maybe 1000 rather than 500 that they did though,so a better home turn out than I thought. Last year we had 13.300 at the same fixture but this was the 1st home game of the year, we had a similar crowd to yesterday when we played Reading at home (noted, this was on a Tuesday ) ; I would say we are inline for similar crowds to last season. Each week are crowd will be one of the lowest but how low depends on who is playing who and where. Also as mentioned about Preston have set a condition on the game yesterday for applications for the city game, maybe some city fans bought tickets.
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    Attendances

    I can't help but think additional season ticket holders simply come from walk on sales. same with the promotions.
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    Venkys London Ltd accounts

    We were due to be relegated from the premier league it was a matter of time. The biggest mistake was not funding the club as they do now back when we were in the premier league, especially as our relegation could not have been timed worse with the increase in tv money. However their actions have cost them millions, and will not have financially benefitted in any way. Im not handing out praise but some comments contract each - we want a team that self sufficient or we want a an ambitious owner to bank role the club, you can’t have it both ways. Let’s avoid be personal and patronising sir.
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    Venkys London Ltd accounts

    Any rich sheikh who hypothetically bought us would have to fund the club in exactly the same way as Venkys do now. What would be the benefit. The past is the past, mistakes have been made but lessons have been learnt.
  7. AshleyClifford

    Attendances

    Sorry this may be my mistake, Prior to early bird deadline - I think mine has been the same for 3 years - Either way I can't complain about the price.
  8. AshleyClifford

    Attendances

    I think the attendance tomorrow will be just over 14k sales look good, not sure how many of these are season tickets. On the whole football attendances are on the rise across the board, Rovers are no exception however ours had to hit rock bottom first unfortunately- We had a midweek league attendance of sub 10k. I think the club faces a loosing battle generally regarding increasing attendances as the appetite is not there from the locals, some seem to want Rovers to fail. Cheap tickets for 18 to 25 prises frozen for last 3 seasons. spending money on large transfer fees, without many out goings, in fact not money clubs in the championship have a positive net spend I believe we are 1 of 5/6 - when actually we should be making a profit on our transfer business or breaking even at best.
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    Sam Gallagher Returns

    Over the last 3 seasons our net spend on transfers has been impressive. By my calculations we are around 17m incomings and outgoings around 4m. Prior to that we were under a transfer embargo because of our excess spending. What we spend is not really a stick we can beat venkys with. We spend double our turnover every season even now. I suspect our over all net spend during the Venkys time here will be positive ie recouped more than we spent. Could be interesting, anyone know the figures ?
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    We really just need a goal keeper. Then I think we would be set to challenge. The top, top centre backs go on for years newer days reaching there peak in their 30s, they don’t drop down the leagues so much any more. I would love Wes Morgan for example, but even at 35 he won’t consider us or maybe anyone in the championship, especially as he is a first teamer in the premier league. Trouble is we have decent centre backs, we just don’t cope well with injuries so attracting someone to challenge for a place is difficult. No doubt about it there are decent centre backs about but not sure we can attract them. An opinion I currently hold is that we will have greater possession (and experience) this season, so this should help the goals against column.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    Blackburn Rovers have done almost everything that everybody on here has suggested has been done, advertised not just locally but in other catchment areas, not increased prices (Frozen, and in some cases reduced prices). Also they have taken action regarding people having difficulty funding season tickets with an additional credit option becoming available. During this week they announced the match day ticket prices - this alone made my decision to renew very easy, however the additional credit option introduced yesterday finalized it - the terms are so much more appealing than V12 were offering. Coupled with the ambition the club has shown with bringing in Johnson and Downing but now Gallagher for a big fee... Yes, Raya has been sold but he will be replaced, and I'm sure the defense will get sorted - watch this space.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    The ticket will be used when she is 65 so I’m 100% sure she is entitled to the discount.
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    Sorry, I presumed we would have a home game but was TBC. Rangers away is a high profile friendly to be fair. Neutral fans are really only interested in the top clubs , by having a pre season tour of the states or where ever we don’t really increase awareness of Blackburn rovers. We appealed to Australians by having Emerton, Lucas Neil and similarly in Norway by having morten gamst pedersen. Accrington Stanley are no better of having played Marseille in a pre season game, I’m 100% on that.
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    Last season we played Liverpool (European champions) in pre season, yes we have played them many times in the past but that was a good pre season curtain raiser. Our home game for this season has not been announced yet. it is far bigger to grow something that has room to grow. Examples first few months in gym, children learning at school. I would say nowadays Rovers are doing well if we are in the top half of the championship with a possibility of promotion. Finally if we were to have a pre season games with Marseille it would be in front of 10k max realistically between 6 and 8k - no one would be bothered.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Absolutely- we simply have to get more fans through the gates on match days. But not simply giving tickets away, hopefully sales are good so far as the prices are fair. Generally the club looks to be on the up, sponsorship looks to have increased, squad value is on the increase and wage to turnover is down - I think the tipping point seems to be transfer fees, last year are net spend was greater than a lot of clubs even those with parachute money; every other teams seem to be selling players for 10m + Bristol city seem to have a conveyer belt.
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