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  1. Just now, BuddieinEK said:

    Still no answer.

    I understand why.

    You made an arse of yourself and I accept that.

    Anyway... I expressed an opinion on a discussion forum.

    I'll leave it there.

    I have answered, just because you don't understand or agree doesn't mean it's no answer.

    Run along, you must have something else to whine about. 

  2. 1 minute ago, BuddieinEK said:

    Twisting it.

    Added in unwilling to pay.

    They advertise to make claims on your behalf in the first instance

    How much does that cost?
    Again, you sidestepped an answer.

    Funny you are first to dive in when I simply think out community/family club should be aiming for better.

    Methinks YOU are the needy negative one, not me.

    You'd cause a fight in an empty house.

    Squirming. :lol:

  3. 1 minute ago, BuddieinEK said:

    You didn't answer me.

    How much does it cost to submit an insurance claim?

    You said they help those who can't afford it .. so how much does it cost to submit a claim to an insurance company?

    If you're insurance company are unwilling to pay out you'll need help to secure the claim.

    Why do you think people would use Aspray? 

    You, initially, threw Digby Brown into the "parasite" headline, yet, YOU  are completely ignoring their role in helping people in a wide range of issues.

    As I said, if there's an angle for you to whine you'll find it. 

  4. 1 minute ago, BuddieinEK said:

    "couldn't afford to claim"?
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    How much does it cost to submit an insurance claim?

    I want higher standards for our club... A community club. A family club.

    In Digby Browns case, which I've already referenced, they carry all costs and only make money if the claim has been successful.

    Higher standards. 

    Get the church to sponsor us. :lol:

  5. 5 minutes ago, BuddieinEK said:

    Have you seen how much they cream off in "fees" from the hardest hit in society just because they don't know the system?

    Doesn't affect me directly.
    Does through increasing premiums.

    However, it affects the most needy in society. Ambulance chasing at its most parasitic. emoji2959.png

    Have you seen how much they, Digby Brown,  get for many clients who couldn't afford to make a claim?

    You, as usual, only see things the one way.

    Bazil is right, you're a moaning faced twat, if there's something to whine about you'll find it. :byebye

  6. 1 minute ago, Maboza said:

    I generally agree with the point you’re making but I’d say that the Aberdeen game is precisely the circumstance that does impact attendance. Similarly home games versus the OF where fans can choose to stay away from everything that goes with it and still see the game from home/pub. 
     

    Agree that success on the park (or sometimes relegation battles) are the main driver of attendances.
     

    It’s also about marginal gains as well and that’s where we’ve not helped ourselves with late season tickets release, not getting fans into early games due to poor Covid admin, now delays at turnstiles, no away fans, etc.
     

    Add into the mix that this week we’ve not been advertised how to buy a ticket for an away game to Hibs on Sat. We’re really not getting the basics right and I just find it so disappointing. 

    People who want to go to games will go, almost irrespective of other outside influences.

    The OF games are an anomaly, in years gone by we had a great home support, but that was across the board.

    I'm 100% in agreement that these recent disasters in communication etc have an effect, but not on trying to encourage new punters.

     

  7. 1 minute ago, BuddieinEK said:

    Financially yes, it makes sense.

    I just worry looking further ahead.

    Season by season we (meaning football in general) chase the TV cash cow at the expense of fans attending.

    What happens when attendance has dropped, a generation of supporters are lost, and TV companies withdraw or reduce their cash input?

    I've always firmly believes we should take the Fergie route of doing everything possible to get fans along. Get them along young. Retain them.

    Get them along early to the match. Entertain them.

    We do that last part well... In the games we choose to... Then blow it for other matches.

    Tis a conundrum for sure, with no easy answer.

    I'm unconvinced TV has much effect on attendances, look at England, attendances booming/steady yet wall to wall coverage.

    Two entirely different issues, TV and drumming up attendances.

    Success ON the park is, IMO, the key to increasing interest, kids don't want to watch a team struggling to score a goal, never mind win a game.

    It's not the 1970's anymore, youngsters have more/different options and despite being dragged along by parents will make their own decisions eventually.

     

     

  8. 18 minutes ago, Slash said:

    No. All the TV money is pooled for league games and distributed based on final league positions.

    So, last season we received £1,437,500, I'm sure that'll take care of the fans who decide not to travel from Aberdeen. 

  9. 5 hours ago, Scott-Leeds said:


    Indeed, they simply weren’t in the game

    Still, they will bounce back, I’m certain

    I hope they do, entertaining to watch last season but there's a history of teams getting off to a bad start and never getting out of the bottom places.

    A win required soon, Newcastle and West Ham next up, at this point I wouldn't back them to win both, Newcastle HAS to be seen as an opportunity to get that elusive win. 

  10. 4 hours ago, Slash said:

    I’ve lost count of the number of times home games against Aberdeen have been moved for TV.

    It sadly has a detrimental effect on the matchday revenue with significant fewer away fans. 
     

    Wouldn't the Sky money outweigh the slightly less traveling support from Aberdeen?

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