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December 21, 2018, 12:02:58 AM
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Juventus downsized their stadium didn't they?


December 21, 2018, 12:27:55 AM
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Roger Armstrong has thrown it in over the capacity.

December 21, 2018, 12:41:20 AM
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I'm not advocating 60k and empty seats.

I'm saying all the forward thinking clubs in the country are aiming for stadia that facilitates those sort of numbers and all the amenities they entail. For the past two and half years we've been hearing about how we need to bridge this divide, well part of that is portraying ourselves as as close to equals to them off the pitch as possible. This still leaves us lagging massively behind and who knows where these other clubs will be in 4/5 years when we get into BMD.

Even Wolves, a club just up from years in the championship, are planning to have a 50k+capacity stadium soon.
Wolves plans have been in place for at least a decade and are actually overdue thanks to their previous relegation. The stadium is done while they are a Premier League club. Development stops when they are relegated.

They have the benefit of being a one club town too.


December 21, 2018, 01:07:44 AM
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Will be interesting to see the years figures if they are realeased properly to see what the proportion of revenue is generated by seat.

I think wed probably get better growth out of higher league positions, European runs, signing international toothbrush partners and the like, comparable shirt sponsor and manufacturing deals etc.

last year we were one of 9 (I think it was) clubs who could have given away every seat for every game and still made a profit.

doubt that has changed much.

December 21, 2018, 01:41:11 AM
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See it's stuff like this.

Yes they've done sums etc but they don't know that the amount of people they say will turn up, will turn up.

Every year.

The club will have a much better idea re the likelihood of people who go to 2/3 games per season turning into season ticket holders etc.
Bedroom accountants, as someone at Everton labelled them not long ago

Still got access to the Russian on the board though, but when you own / have a part in most of the fan media then you can demand that....

December 21, 2018, 05:03:24 PM
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There are already touts with season tickets, there are permanently three seats together in UG on Stub Hub at inflated prices.
The club have put seats on stubhub themselves in the past. Blocks of twenty together...


December 21, 2018, 07:20:09 PM
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Just had a look on Stub Hub Bournmouth game, there are blocks of 8,9, and 10 all over the place ?

that'll be the club

there is clearly something in the contract with Stubhub that guarantees a certain number of seats being sold through them per game

this also helps perpetuate the "sold out every game" story

January 02, 2019, 03:04:18 AM
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http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2019/01/01/keith-harris

in 2008, Keith Harris was given the job of finding a new buyer for Newcastle United after Mike Ashley decided he wanted to sell

someone once described him - our Deputy Chairman - as someone who "couldn't sell a boat to a drowning man"

January 17, 2019, 09:37:18 PM
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Makes perfect sense and should satisfy all parties.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46889290
Slightly misleading in that Blain is the chair of the shareholders association, not a fan group as they put it