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7 minutes ago, Pinny said:

Yet even when their crowds are down their still higher than the rest of the league.

shows how far behind the rest are really in terms of promotion.

Rest?

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1 hour ago, Pinny said:

Yet even when their crowds are down their still higher than the rest of the league.

shows how far behind the rest are really in terms of promotion.

Been discussed many times boring to go over it 

Its like saying Man Utd get 80000 and when they perform poor they go down to 60000

But a team like say Wolves may get 40000 and still get 35000 in the bad times..............just because Wolves get lower crowds in the first place doesnt mean a thing they are better supported through the good and bad times........

Poole are one of the best supported teams but still get a lot that disappear when it goes wrong ....just because they still get bigger crowds doesnt make the supporters less fickle

Us at Ipswich get less fans than Poole but you cant beat our promotion for the way they do things especially on social media.............

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Just now, Gavan said:

Been discussed many times boring to go over it 

Its like saying Man Utd get 80000 and when they perform poor they go down to 60000

But a team like say Wolves may get 40000 and still get 35000 in the bad times..............just because Wolves get lower crowds in the first place doesnt mean a thing they are better supported through the good and bad times........

Poole are one of the best supported teams but still get a lot that disappear when it goes wrong ....just because they still get bigger crowds doesnt make the supporters less fickle

When was the last time Man Utd had 60000 for a league game? 

Its a fact that Pooles low crowds are still at least on a a par with all other clubs . 

 

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43 minutes ago, Pinny said:

When was the last time Man Utd had 60000 for a league game? 

Its a fact that Pooles low crowds are still at least on a a par with all other clubs . 

 

A fact or your opinion?  If a fact, please show everyone the attendance figures for each club last season or point us to this information.

Good luck 

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27 minutes ago, Steve0 said:

A fact or your opinion?  If a fact, please show everyone the attendance figures for each club last season or point us to this information.

Good luck 

I'm interested in how many more attend Poole than other clubs I'm not sure that's a fact . It may have been once but not anymore 

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1 minute ago, tyke said:

Apologies read it wrong, though it said less 60000.

Sorry, Pinny will delete my post and apologies 

Honest mistake. No worries :t:

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1 hour ago, Pinny said:

When was the last time Man Utd had 60000 for a league game? 

Its a fact that Pooles low crowds are still at least on a a par with all other clubs . 

 

Your missing what im saying.

Im not picking out exact figures of what crowds Man Utd get and Wolves get.

What im saying is that a top supported club be it in football or speedway can lose a number of fans who stop watching and still get more than a lesser supported team but its the percentage of people.

In my analogy (forget the numbers)

Man Utd 80000 fans....drops to 60000....a drop of 25%

Wolves 40000 fans .....drops to 35000.....a drop of 12.5%

Man Utd still get more fans.

 

The point i am making here is Poole are probably the best supported team in the land.

But if they get gates of 2000 and drop to 1500 then their fans are more fickle then a club who gets 1400 that drop to 1200

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5 hours ago, ray c said:

Awful photo of the team in the echo today with the mayor without race suits it sure don't do us at favours just my opinion

Klindt looks like he's having a dump!

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Really don't get the furore over team suits. I couldn't care less and actually used to like seeing all the different leathers riders wore. They can have team race jackets and helmet colours - now I sometimes find it hard to tell who's who on track.  It does nothing to increase the crowd, which will continue to reduce unless there is more entertainment on offer, in a better environment, than 15 races. 

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21 hours ago, Gavan said:

Your missing what im saying.

Im not picking out exact figures of what crowds Man Utd get and Wolves get.

What im saying is that a top supported club be it in football or speedway can lose a number of fans who stop watching and still get more than a lesser supported team but its the percentage of people.

In my analogy (forget the numbers)

Man Utd 80000 fans....drops to 60000....a drop of 25%

Wolves 40000 fans .....drops to 35000.....a drop of 12.5%

Man Utd still get more fans.

 

The point i am making here is Poole are probably the best supported team in the land.

But if they get gates of 2000 and drop to 1500 then their fans are more fickle then a club who gets 1400 that drop to 1200

I was actually going to praise you for a minute there until I read the last sentence..

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19 minutes ago, Starman2006 said:

I was actually going to praise you for a minute there until I read the last sentence..

He is correct though...

Poole by definition of their success attract more fair weather regulars than clubs who win nothing each year..

When in the odd year times are not so good, these fans seem to disappear..

Hence Matt always makes changes quickly if he thinks the team isn't play off/title winning material as he knows expectations are much higher than at lesser achieving clubs. 300-500 fair weather non attendees each week will leave a big hole in the coffers ..

Victims of their own success to a large degree I would suggest..

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4 hours ago, mikebv said:

He is correct though...

Poole by definition of their success attract more fair weather regulars than clubs who win nothing each year..

When in the odd year times are not so good, these fans seem to disappear..

Hence Matt always makes changes quickly if he thinks the team isn't play off/title winning material as he knows expectations are much higher than at lesser achieving clubs. 300-500 fair weather non attendees each week will leave a big hole in the coffers ..

Victims of their own success to a large degree I would suggest..

Crowd wasn't bad on Thursday for a fair weather fan base as you put it. Many clubs would like that sort of fair weather fan base on a regular basis.
The only sort of fair weather fan we get if you want to call it that is the holiday trade. Otherwise our crowds compared to the rest of the league is good.
Many would like to get the attendance we get for a post meeting press conference..:D

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49 minutes ago, Starman2006 said:

Crowd wasn't bad on Thursday for a fair weather fan base as you put it. Many clubs would like that sort of fair weather fan base on a regular basis.
The only sort of fair weather fan we get if you want to call it that is the holiday trade. Otherwise our crowds compared to the rest of the league is good.
Many would like to get the attendance we get for a post meeting press conference..:D

Whoosh, over your head again starry 

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