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Discussion in 'City Talk' started by bantamdave41, Feb 26, 2022.

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Would you be willing to pay more?

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  2. No

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  1. Storck

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    mid that is the Sunwin stand then I’d suggest going for a walk before a match upstairs and go have a look round, try the seats. It is the area infront of the directors box
     
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    You need oxygen masks and crampons to make it up there!
     
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    For League Two football and a generally shit matchday experience, no I wouldn’t go above £199 for a ST.
     
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    Take out the actual football, which WILL improve next season, and why is the matchday experience shit ? It's probably better than most other clubs in any of the bottom two leagues and they all charge more than £199 for it.

    The matchday experience is what you make of it.
     
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    It amazes me, how tight Bradford city fans are . £199 or £8.65 per game , is an absolute bargain.
    It equates to the price of a pint per week or half a packet of ciggs.
    I love the fact we pull fantastic crowds for this level, and the atmosphere at the last two matches has been great, but the cheap tickets have become expected from some fans.
    I have always subscribed to the other options, 1903 club , Stuarts fighting fund. So willing to pay more.
    Season tickets at £230 or £10 per game for me next season. We need as much money as possible in that playing budget to fund Sparky's squad.
    Its the chicken and egg scenario. More funds better players , better players more funds. It has to start somewhere and i think we have the manager to attract quality, but can we afford them.
     
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    I believe a suite upgrade for the season is around £130 plus price of season ticket, Parking spaces when available are around £240
     
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    We've just paid an increase, Andy, and I'm yet to see any of these better players you mention.

    Which are the ones you're referring to?
     
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    Even with that increase , we are still paying a pittance for our tickets. Some national league fans pay more.
    We now have Mark hughes spending the money and attracting the players , not Mr Bland Adams. I am not sure he is even attractive to his wife.
    I just have more belief that we have the right man, finally. Just need to give him the tools to work with.
     
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    He’s definitely got some tools at the minute
     
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    Derek Adams has a wife!?
    Like, a real one or another weird figment of his deluded imagination?
     
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    I completely agree yet some of our fans seem to think the budget doesn't matter. What's wrong with these people? Every pound added to the budget gives the manager more scope to build a squad with better players. Sick of the big club in league 2 mantra yet our budget is top 7 competitive. Let's see a top two or three budget next season and give Hughes a real chance of success.
     
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    Nowt to do with fans.

    The reason we aren't the biggest budget is because other teams are investing. Not because they have a higher gate.
     
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    At the end of the day, blaming season ticket prices for the reason we don't have the biggest budget in League Two is incorrect.

    Swindon Town season tickets cost £350 or £330.

    Their average attendance this season is 9,121.

    If you were to pretend every single one of those attendees had a season ticket, which is a MASSIVE oversimplification that favours this them in terms of this particular argument, the total amount would be £3.1 million.

    If you pretended every one of our 15,211 paid £199, that would equal £3.02 million.

    No other club in League Two come remotely close.

    At worse, our overall gate receipts will be second, if not first once you've factored in match day sales (match day tickets for Bradford City fans are dramatically more expensive than season ticket prices - not so at Swindon Town), and yet people think we should pay MORE?

    Why?

    Because other clubs have ambitious chairman will to invest their own capital, and we don't? Come on... This is a nonsense argument.

    Anyone telling me that the 7 members of my family that attend every season need to pay more just because Rupp can't be arsed can do one, to be honest.

    Now if our gate receipts were significantly lower than a few teams (or, well, even ONE team), that might be an argument - but as we know, that's horse manure. The club has all the funds it needs - it gets a huge amount of capital from the fans, that is comparable to ANY League Two club - if we're struggling, that's not the reason. It's just an excuse.
     
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    It amazes me that there's still people that thinks the football we see equates directly to the price we're prepared to pay. If ever there was a season that made the 'more funds better players' argument redundant it's this one- 30% increase to assemble one of the worst squads ever.
     
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    Indeed.

    If Mark Hughes needs a higher budget, he needs to speak to Stefan Rupp about it. I'm sure our proud custodian will do anything and everything to make sure he has all he needs to succeed.



    Compared to season ticket prices, the absence of the clapping man is a more likely reason for our recent failures IMO.
     
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    That’s @wetherbywhaler@wetherbywhaler isnt it?
     
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    Is it? Haha, I had no idea!

    Why's he on as Wetherby Whaler and not Clapping Man?
     
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    Ah but do Swindon pay £500k per season in rent?
     
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    We need Championship football with 15k season ticket holders paying £350 per season or we need rid of VP.
     
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