« on: September 15, 2013, 10:14:21 AM »
Eddie Howe. Worked wonders at clubs with very little resources; seems the kind of guys players love to play for being the likeable guy he is.
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I've renewed our two tickets as usually but at the moment the Club is only geared to attract the 'usual' fans (season ticket holders and members) and they seem to little to try and attract the peripheral fans or expand the fan base by high profile marketing. I suspect this is because there is little point in trying to attract more when the home support is running at over 95% capacity ! Basically, there is little scope to market to families , groups etc as the blocks of decent seats together rarely exist at the stadium most match days.
Now really is the ideal time to speculative a LITTLE and get the capacity up to a still modest 30k (any respectable Prem team should have this as a minimum).
Near to me, Derby County do a fantastic promotion to keep their gates relatively high despite mediocrity season after season - they are always having marketing campaigns (eg for the coming season you can see buses and billboards carrying their lastest 'Derby DNA' slogan around the area).
WBA are the top Midlands club at present so it's about we started acting that way !
Who said Liverpool were a moneyball team?! That's the worst football analysis I've ever seen.
As you have said
"I certainly dont think it would bankrupt a club run by one of the most astute businessmen in the game".
JP is a astute businessman and most people like yourself say he knows what he is doing. Well if that is the case why question him about a Stadium Expansion that he clearly doesn't want at this moment.
Maybe its just me or is there anyone else starting to believe that Peace has decided against a new stand because he is waiting for the new potential safe standing I can really see us going for this if standing is to be brought back its a perfect way for Peace to expand the capacity without building a new stand....thoughts ?
I wonder if the people there then would say if we told them in 45 years time we wouldn't have won any other major trophies
It was said that Mourinho has been a long term admirer of Lukaku so if he does go back there he might just be given a chance in their squad for next season. At the very least I expect him to stay at Chelsea for pre-season so the new manager can have a look at the whole squad, not so sure we will be willing to wait until the end of the window to find out if he will be made available for loan again.
rubbish.....in the hey days we never got 30,000. Need to be more realistic
I think you're on to something here. If we could get something constructed in the next week or so (*) and sell the extra 4k tickets @ £1k a pop to the ManUre tourists we'd pay for most of the stand in the first week.
(*) I've heard Chinese construction companies are pretty light on their feet and if we tell the government agencies we're shipping arms the other way they're bound to waiver the red tape that normally ensnares every last ounce of good old Blighty enterprise.
Sold to a baggies fan no problem if he /she would pay over the £39. Sold to a Manure fan for lots of money, potential trouble at ground. Now there is the reason. Well Done Baggies is what we all should be saying
Last 20 games w4 d5 L11. If we start next season like we have finished this then we will be lucky to stay up.I still say we have ennjoyed the momentium from last season upto November.
Maybe our poor second half has not been helped by Odemwingie gate