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  1. 6 minutes ago, Monty13 said:

    Unless they are misrepresenting the data that’s the same for all clubs who presumably also have those tickets and seats.

    Aren’t among the cheapest is a generous way to put it.

    Like I said I’d love to see the data with everything mapped out fairly but I’d strongly suspect given the price points we know that we’d still have the most or close to the most expensive average price.

    Well, no, that does includes a lot of presumptions.  For example, we tend to have the same price for all seats in the Barclay/River End, other clubs have various blocks/prices but the lowest may only be for a really small area.

    All I and Sheff are saying is that it isn’t straightforward, but clearly makes a good story.

    Edit: I don’t think I’d go so far as to say we not go so far as to say we are midtable in pricing,  but the point is that we just can’t say.


  2. 1 hour ago, Monty13 said:

    It doesn’t really change the fact we have the most expensive cheapest ticket and the most expensive ticket of any club?

    Yes it would be good to understand the breakdown for the true average (although I suspect we’d still be top or just below) but unless they are misrepresenting the information both those things are true.

    Well, yes and no.  It makes a good headline/story, but as with all things to do with data you need to know a lot more before you can make any informed statements.  I’ve no idea how things work elsewhere but the cheapest tickets could just be for one small block with a crap view, with the main lead price being quite similar to us…also, what concession prices are there/what is the age profile.  And more importantly, do they have a ground with excess capacity (we don’t, many others do).  I’d be far more interested in the actual yield.

    I think we all accept that our tickets aren’t among the cheapest, but these things aren’t necessarily straightforward.


  3. 7 minutes ago, Satriales said:

    Why have they given that goal to McTominay? I know it was accidental but the Swiss defender basically kicked it into his own net.

    It’s what they do these days - if the shot is on target, it doesn’t seem to matter how big the deflection is.  This one was a perfect example of where that feels utterly daft - keeper had a fairly easy save to make, the ‘deflection’ made it go to the opposite corner!

    Meanwhile, I’ve been quite impressed by the refs so far in not showing cards all over the place - that was until this game where there seems to have been several given for nothing.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Petriix said:

    If I could watch it with the ambient sound and no commentary I would. I don't know why it's considered essential that someone describes (badly) everything that you can see happening. 

    It would be nice to be able to watch just with the crowd noise - it’s odd that it isn’t an option given technology and all the channels available these days. 

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  5. 4 minutes ago, SwearyCanary said:

    ‘I you had any sense’ and ‘TBH if you have a 5 year old and don’t know how to deal with such things then god help you’ 

    pretty sure that’s verbatim. But 20 years of being a bully makes it pretty ingrained so I guess for you it goes unnoticed. Ditto about my posts btw. It was you who commented on mine, so perhaps if you disagree and can’t comment without sniping then no comment is necessary. 

    At my school, when a pupil calls a teacher any derogatory term they’re suspended. If they use derogatory language not aimed at anyone for a completely unnecessary situation they have a consequence. It’s how it should be. If it’s normalised to them that whenever they watch Norwich play Kings Lynn for them to hear abuse directed at players then as the OP alluded to a complaint, this complaint was totally justified. 

    If you normalise it when there are no stakes, nothing to suggest it’s anything other than inappropriate, then you are inviting into schools, hospitals, shops, pubs, and even homes. My daughter will know that it’s not OK in most circumstances and in times when there are potentially passions running that it is at least forgivable. She’ll know it’s not normal behaviour. 

    Well there you go - that does rather take my comments somewhat out of context.  I wonder whether your (imo unfair) opinion of me clouded how you read what I was meaning.  It definitely wasn’t intended as a ‘dig’.

    My point was not to make a huge deal out of it, as it makes it too ‘memorable’ a thing and the focus should be on other things. There are far bigger issues as a parent than overhearing a bit of swearing.

    Sad thing is that you seem to have attributed things to me that I never said or suggested - I largely agree with your final paragraph but could do without the suggestion that it’s beyond me.


  6. 25 minutes ago, SwearyCanary said:

    I’m not married to the forum, I don’t log on daily. Why dig at my ability to manage children as a father? A bit like when you had a dig at someone’s mental health. You love to try and belittle. It’s what brings you joy 

    And dealing with such things is my actual job. I don’t happen to agree that abuse at a pre season friendly is ever necessary and it should be a safer environment to allow young kids to enjoy football without the small mindedness and totally unnecessary ‘passion’ of a man unhappy with their life. 

    Clearly your standards of what disproportionate anger is ok for a 5 year old to be exposed to and mine are different. I’m happy with my approach.

    Wow. What a totally over the top response.  No one was having a dig at anyone.  My comment was talking generally and thought yours did too - I’m not psyichic and have no idea whether you have children. not that it matters.

    My opinion remains the same that (sadly) ugly language can be encountered all over these days. But I never remotely suggested that abuse at a pre season friendly (or anywhere come to that) was “ok” - you appear to have attributed someone else’s comment as mine.

    As for the other, it was nothing more than a misinderstanding and several years ago. I apologised for it at the time. But you miss no opportunity to dig at it like some sneaky little grass.  I’ve posted here over 20 years and am not measured by one misunderstood post. Feel free to ignore me, you’ll clearly be happier.


  7. On 15/06/2024 at 19:39, SwearyCanary said:

    I wonder if the large proportion of young fans and their parents seeing it as an opportunity to watch a friendly without the usual crowd abuse were a factor in Kings Lynn complaining. Which I absolutely agree with. If you had a young child go to a game of this nature and you have to try and explain to your 5 year old daughter what ‘c***’ means then you might change your tune.

    You could hear that word in many places these days. If you’ve got any sense you just say it is nasty word that only adults use, not to be repeated; that’s plenty enough for a 5 year-old. Tbh if you have a 5 year-old and don’t know how to deal with such things then god help you with everything else.  


  8. 1 minute ago, TIL 1010 said:

    I'm sure you have realised by now there are 91 other clubs better run than us. 

    Why stop there - there’s some pretty well run non league sides….


  9. 11 minutes ago, TheGunnShow said:

    I dunno, agree with the basic description but for me he seemed too lightweight and was too readily swatted around.

    Indeed - and had nowhere near enough energy to last for more than an hour.  Not a good signing for the PL, certainly not at that time.


  10. 2 minutes ago, essex canary said:

    If we take these figures and apply to minutes on the pitch last season the relative costs are:

    Baath £740, Gibson £670, McCallum £380 and Giannoulis £150.

    Probably an average £250 or thereabouts required next season.

    We could take those figures and multiply them by a factor of absolutely anything at all - we would still come out with a load of garbage as no one knows the true amounts.

    At least doing a small spot of maths kept you busy. 


  11. 39 minutes ago, Mason 47 said:

    I am not anticipating promotion at all. A line got drawn at FT at Elland Rd, we are in a totally new paradigm and I'm treating it as such.

    If we get up there, great, but I think we're at least 3 windows away from the endgame we have in mind. Maybe 4 or 5. I think if you're hoping that we will sack off anyone over 29 and play a promotion winning squad of teenagers and Stacey, you'd be better off taking a year off.

    Indeed - I think it will continue to be a mixture of ages, we aren’t suddenly only going to be bringing in teens/20-21 year-olds, nor will we just get rid of all the older players - a certain level of experience is needed in all squads. For instance, the l/b Frese, who might or might not follow Hoff, is 26.  

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