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About AshleyClifford

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  1. Cheap Ticket Games

    We only had 3 players on loan in yesterday’s match day squad. Payne, Armstrong, Antonsson. Dack would have taken one of these spots had he been fit so I’m not sure we can say half. with regards Payne and armstrong the fact they are on loan is because they are unavailable for permanent moves and are better quality than maybe what we could have other wise brought in.
  2. Advert boards at ewood

    Glad others spotted this I thought I was going mad. Maybe back for the next game not that it matters much. Nice to get some decent companies involved though especially in league 1. Next season I expect the led' s will be back the championship is getting bigger and bigger as each season passes
  3. Advert boards at ewood

    Just an observation. During last first half of last saturdays home game, their was a ladbrookes ad which was replaced by a plain blue one for the 2nd half and did not return for the Walsall match. anyone know why ? It crossed my mind maybe dafabet complained ?
  4. LEAGUE 1 2017/18

    I can’t disagree however I see no recent precedent for a 20k crowd. I’ve seen in a previous post about 4 k Bradford away support but that won,t happen even on a Saturday. Thursday evening appeals to me slightly more than Friday afternoon. Having a family means I can travel over after work from Manchester then pend time with the kids Friday. i think a close comparison would be the 15k on Boxing Day.. Rochdale brought a few themselves that day , incidentally no trains running on Boxing Day.
  5. Rovers v Charlton

    In our last premier league season we bizarrely had higher attendances against Norwich and Wigan than what we did at home to Man U and Liverpool. I think we had 23'000 for a mid week match with Liverpool. And I'm sure Man U was less than 25'000. although going back to before the reduction in season ticket prices this had become the norm. I'm talking between 2004 - 06 attendances were very poor in general.
  6. Family Stand Fiasco

    I suspect some have tickets in the family stand with a child that never uses their ticket... Ever! Maybe even exist ? People will always abuse the system which ruins it for every one
  7. Latest VLL Share Issue

    I still maintain the belief that this season we have twice the budget of even are nearest rivals. While are turnover is larger than anyone else in the division the additional funding (which incidentally can't be a loan, as far as my understanding. due to the rules of the league for their version of fair play) is mainly needed to fund transfer activity and wages of the squad which is paid more than a lot of championship teams. However if we go up we will benefit from the extra tv revenue,coincidentally 6m. Could mean no financial backing next year at all. But if they did they same level again who knows.
  8. Latest VLL Share Issue

    To constantly believe that they are "funding the bills" is bizarre. We are in league 1. The recent share issue is similar to other clubs yearly budget, at the top end. During the summer we spent large amounts on new players and kept a large chunk of the squad together. say we are poorly run. Mismanaged, etc. but never can we say not well funded.
  9. Connor Mahoney's contract

    Absolute @#/?. The current owners are losing millions. Yes they have made bad decisions but I'm not sure what you are alluding to.
  10. Connor Mahoney's contract

    I think so.
  11. Matchday Programme

    I personally stoped buying programmes along time ago.... up until that point I alway bought one,going out of my way to try to get hold of a one even if I did not go to the game. I believe a number of things happened: I decided it was expensive, we had got to a point where it was information saturation i.e it not new news and with tv, news papers,internet, rovers player. You basically already knew what was going to be in it. before internet you would get exclusive content that would have not been mentioned elsewhere. This is what it needs. But this would involve "holding back" some news. Going back the programmes where very similar with weekly features. It was a template which then had articles placed in the correct spots ,basically updating last weeks. they had some good features. If I recall rightly, managers pre game notes/welcome the away team. Couple of pages on the opposition , player diary (I think Kevin Gallagher used to do this) ,getting to know...(different player each week,what's your favourite food, boots, who do you room with on away games etc. Then the standard fixtures results and squads. i can only really now see a space for a programme that would literally be a souvenir of the match, as mentioned the actual profit margin is tight any how, and I'm not sure how many we currently sell. I don't see many people with them on match day any more. Away programmes I have always liked to read what they have to say about us , maybe our programmes still appeal to away followings ?
  12. Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

    Agree. Ward has been at fault on a number of occasions. He gave the ball away for the penalty as well didn't he ?
  13. Owners Statement

    I would hope we don't have 40 + admin people to start with . but I'm sure there are people on here more expert than me.
  14. LEAGUE 1 2017/18

    Portsmouth will be around mid table, see no reason why they would be. Portsmouth recent success was on the back of them very much so spending money they never could pay back.
  15. Pre-Season friendlies

    Today's game is on paddy power. Just need a balance/ bet on the match