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  1. Mattyblue

    General Election 2019

    If you honestly think this government resembles 1930s Germany your ignorance (and hysteria) knows no bounds. Read some history books.
  2. Mattyblue

    General Election 2019

    Get a grip Tyrone, bloody hell.
  3. Mattyblue

    General Election 2019

    Weimar Republic? Good grief.
  4. Mattyblue

    General Election 2019

    You lose elections because you deserve to lose. Just like the Tories in 1997, 2001 and 2005 (that Blair fella *boo hiss*, who, by the way, since Atlee has won more majorities than all other Labour leaders combined, which may tell you where the British people are politically). You can’t sack the voters! But keep going on social media calling them stupid, wrong etc. it’s worked really well so far this decade. The party needs to re-connect with the values of it’s northern/midland core again as with Scotland gone for good there is no government to be formed in just winning English metropolitan areas.
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    Championship season 2019-20

    Interesting read on the madness of Championship finances... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50674331
  6. Morten is talking about the mid 2000s when gates had dropped massively. Indeed we had an opening day crowd against Fulham - two cracking goals by Tugay and MGP- in front of 16,000. Not long after we brought in ‘Operation Ewood’ and they shot back up on £199 season tickets - we sold 20,000+ of them and we were back to 25,000+ averages. No chance we hit those levels if Waggott looked to cash in (which he would). But anyway let’s get there first!
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    Championship season 2019-20

    Sure it will be announced as 11,000 or so in ‘attendance’.
  8. Mattyblue

    Attendances

    I know it is, but from memory it’s only in the middle of the concourse and fixed. If you gave an away club 3500 seats they’d need two thirds of the concourse, ergo movable barriers.
  9. Mattyblue

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    A narrative spun by bitter Dingles and Nob Enders who spent the 80s trying to stay out of non league. Unfortunately lapped up by a lot of own gullible fans.
  10. Mattyblue

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Amazing when we ended up in the play offs for the third time in 4 seasons in 1992 and we were known as a ‘perennial Play off outfit’ we wouldn’t be in them again as of 2020 (getting on for 30 years now).
  11. Mattyblue

    Attendances

    The Huddersfield away end has it right. It holds about 4,000. 2500 or so for away fans, leaving around 1000- 1200 for home fans after segregation. Hudds home section is therefore about half the size of the old DEnd home section and could easily be replicated. Ignore the metal barrier in the middle of the stand, get one of those moveable segregation gates in the concourse and give away fans, say 3,500 lower tier seats (they can have extra upper tier seats, if needed). Then the segregation netting and leave 800-1000 seats for home fans. I’m in no doubt that we could fill 800 or so seats if we promote it as a singing section, help with flags and banners etc. The atmosphere at Ewood would be immeasurably improved.
  12. Mattyblue

    Attendances

    Pricing is an excuse? It was £33- £35 if you made a decision to go on the day and fancied sitting in the Jack Walker on Saturday. Mid table second division football! But anyway the match day prices are a bit of a red herring. In the PL we only had around 2/3000 match day ticket buyers, it’s not much different now, we just had 15 to 20,000 ST holders instead of 8/9,000. We didn’t sell enough season tickets this summer and as ST holders make up the vast majority of our attendees, crowds are stagnating.
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    Attendances

    Even if we get a ‘decent crowd’ against Wigan, say 17,000 or so. It will still look awful on TV at that end of the ground, as the thousand or so Wigan fans will be in a corner of the DE upper tier and all Sky viewers will see will be an enormous empty bottom tier and other empty seats in the JW lower.
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    The Sports Betting Thread

    Theoretically, as it’s peer to peer. But you don’t usually just put one bet on for/against an outcome and let it ride, it’s a trading platform largely, so you would look to back high and then lay low (or vice versa) just like a stock/currency market, so a ‘losing’ bet is often someone closing out a trade for a smaller profit. Example, back a horse/home win at 5/1, lay it (offer a bet against it) later at 2/1, locking in a profit, even though that 2/1 is a ‘losing’ bet as the horse/home team wins - doesn’t matter to you as you’ve hedged your bet earlier.
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    The Sports Betting Thread

    The ‘bookie’ on an exchange is the platform provider, I.e Betfair take a commission on winning bets/trades you’ve made against other punters in the market, so not a million miles form a stock market platform like Fidelity or Hargreaves Landsdown. The exchanges are a different world than your traditional bookies.
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