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    Mr Apples

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    Post by Mr Apples on Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:04 pm

    Think we have to look elsewhere for the reasons for falling attendances beyond a couple of quid being added to the cost of entry. Leeds United doing well does not assist, as there are those who would sooner run the gauntlet of scum city than support their home town club, just as there are those in North Wales who flock like sheep to Old Trafford of a Saturday. The diehards are also shorn of a few faces, which is more difficult to fathom. The fact of it is, the attendance issue is the biggest one facing the club: we do not have the critical mass to maintain a national league club, let alone live at a higher football league altitude. Traffic on this site has measurably declined to boot. All very despairing... Anyone has an answer, I am sure we would all like to hear it...
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    WhiteRose11

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    Post by WhiteRose11 on Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:40 pm

    The heart was ripped out of the team/squad over the close season and as a result the affinity with the fans has also been ripped out - a big factor in the falling numbers.

    Then since the start of the season we have been playing as individuals so being supported by individuals
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    BB

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    Post by BB on Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:48 pm

    Attendances… I can understand the glory hunters coming along when we were getting promoted, and that will explain the increase in season tickets and attendances last year, but we did pretty well, so where are they this year?

    I think the cost will have put some people off buying a season ticket. You only have to miss a few matches and you’re out of pocket... and it ain't cheap!

    Does anyone know how many season tickets were sold last year and this year?

    This forum… yes, it’s a shame that it’s so quiet… I remember the lively ‘discussions‘ of the past.

    I don’t do TwatFace.. is that where all the comments are being made, or is that also quiet?
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    fulhamphoenix

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    Post by fulhamphoenix on Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:32 am

    I don't think Leeds are any more of a factor this season than last season when there was equal optimism about their prospects of going up.
    We haven't had more than 1000 Harrogate fans in the ground this season except for the visit of Notts Co whose name itself would bring in a few more locals.
    Our performances tapered off last season, after a good start, and we've continued poor results into this season. Our first game against Solihull (successful cup run and were in playffs last season) with a crowd of 1045 was a reflection of how attendances might dip
    It could be that the loss of the linchpin and charismatic Howe might have made some fans doubtful of our intent to move forward.
    I also wonder if the plan last season was to entice new potential regulars (eg army folk) with freebies, but that policy has now stopped, maybe thinking that the new player recruitment would bring success to the club both on the terraces and on the playing front.
    It will be interesting to see how many we get on Saturday - last seasons corresponding attendance was 1216.
    Oh, and of course there's the £4 increase to watch an unsuccessful side !
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    Post by Townfan on Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:53 am

    BB wrote:Attendances… I can understand the glory hunters coming along when we were getting promoted, and that will explain the increase in season tickets and attendances last year, but we did pretty well, so where are they this year?

    I think the cost will have put some people off buying a season ticket. You only have to miss a few matches and you’re out of pocket... and it ain't cheap!

    Does anyone know how many season tickets were sold last year and this year?

    This forum… yes, it’s a shame that it’s so quiet… I remember the lively ‘discussions‘ of the past.

    I don’t do TwatFace.. is that where all the comments are being made, or is that also quiet?  
    In reply to your last sentence, yes and no.
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    WhiteRose11

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    Post by WhiteRose11 on Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:03 pm

    Sad or what !
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    BB

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    Post by BB Today at 11:22 am

    First 11 matches this season
    P11 W3 D3 L5 F13 A16 Pts12

    Final 11 matches of last season
    P11 W3 D2 L6 F9 A13 Pts11

    First 11 matches last season
    P11 W7 D4 L0 F24 A10 Pts25

    Hope you’re paying attention at the back, because I may be asking questions later.

    We had more points in the first 11 matches last season (25) than we have got in the last 22 matches played. (23 points ....in 22 matches!)

    I know it’s been said that the summer clear out has been part of the dip in form, but maybe not?

    …Just saying…

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