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View bicycle repair man's Profile bicycle repair man 10 Oct 21 1.03am Send a Private Message to bicycle repair man Add bicycle repair man as a friend

Why is it the home attendances are so poor ?
Home attendances have been on average 25,000+,but this season they are only 22,000+.
Could it be fans are finding the new ticketing system too problematic,or have fans gotten out of the habit of going to a live game.
You would have thought with the new manager and players, using the apparently more entertaining style of football, that we would be selling out, it's all rather embarrassing.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 10 Oct 21 3.49am Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by bicycle repair man

Why is it the home attendances are so poor ?
Home attendances have been on average 25,000+,but this season they are only 22,000+.
Could it be fans are finding the new ticketing system too problematic,or have fans gotten out of the habit of going to a live game.
You would have thought with the new manager and players, using the apparently more entertaining style of football, that we would be selling out, it's all rather embarrassing.

I would have kept my season ticket in the main stand, had they not increased it by 60%, yes 60%, a couple of seasons ago. It"s the same main stand, where there are about 100 seats available on the right hand side alone every game this season, I even went to buy my new season ticket in person, with cash, and took an extra 50 quid just in case of inflation, but more than double was taking the pizz, so I haven"t been back since, just saying Steve!

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 10 Oct 21 8.44am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Losses to covid? Where I sit there are loads of new youngsters.

 

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View dingdong's Profile dingdong Flag bognor regis 10 Oct 21 9.23am Send a Private Message to dingdong Add dingdong as a friend

i think its cvid related people are nervous plus price increases

 

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View Croydon-Trucker's Profile Croydon-Trucker Flag Cahir 10 Oct 21 10.29am Send a Private Message to Croydon-Trucker Add Croydon-Trucker as a friend

Originally posted by croydon proud

I would have kept my season ticket in the main stand, had they not increased it by 60%, yes 60%, a couple of seasons ago. It"s the same main stand, where there are about 100 seats available on the right hand side alone every game this season, I even went to buy my new season ticket in person, with cash, and took an extra 50 quid just in case of inflation, but more than double was taking the pizz, so I haven"t been back since, just saying Steve!

Yes that might have a lot to do with it 60% is one hell of a hike .

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 10 Oct 21 11.54am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by bicycle repair man

Why is it the home attendances are so poor ?
Home attendances have been on average 25,000+,but this season they are only 22,000+.
Could it be fans are finding the new ticketing system too problematic,or have fans gotten out of the habit of going to a live game.
You would have thought with the new manager and players, using the apparently more entertaining style of football, that we would be selling out, it's all rather embarrassing.

I think the damage done by covid and the last few years of turgid football at home is now showing in the crowds, plus as you say the hassle with the new ticketing system. Iím surprised the crowds are as good as they are to be honest.

The games are much more enjoyable now though and itís looking promising under Vieira, so itís their loss

Edited by monkey (10 Oct 2021 11.55am)

 

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jeeagles Flag 10 Oct 21 12.09pm

Customers are easy to lose and hard to gain.

Dreadful performances at home leading up to and during lockdown.
Some people not bothering to renew season tickets and memberships.
Others still worried about covid.
The timings of home games have been all over the place, I think 1 game in 5 has been at 3pm on a Saturday.

Others just finding new things to do with their Saturday. Going to football matches is habitual for most, and expensive. Lockdown broke that habit.

A few more positive performances and fans will want to come back and see the new players.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 10 Oct 21 1.13pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Obviously difficult for any international fans too. Depending on whatever restrictions are in place. There may be few restrictions or none in the UK, but plenty of places have test requirements etc. Currently, would cost me an extra hundred quid for tests per person. Not worth the hassle.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View baldeagle73's Profile baldeagle73 Flag Leamington spa 10 Oct 21 2.05pm Send a Private Message to baldeagle73 Add baldeagle73 as a friend

Iíve not been back since lockdown Iíve got out of the habit itís too easy too sit back now with a few beers and at 50 notes to sit in the Arthur wait and que for ten minutes for a slash Iím not really missing it Iíve been a regular for 40 years since I was 7 but Iím not missing the travelling and expense and obviously the COVID factor

 


walking down the holmesdale road to see the palace aces!

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 10 Oct 21 2.57pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

I think the damage done by covid and the last few years of turgid football at home is now showing in the crowds, plus as you say the hassle with the new ticketing system. Iím surprised the crowds are as good as they are to be honest.

The games are much more enjoyable now though and itís looking promising under Vieira, so itís their loss

Edited by monkey (10 Oct 2021 11.55am)

As somebody has pointed out earlier, its not the 'bums on seats' but, No of Tickets sold that the figures are based on.

 


Is now OFFICIALLY retired.

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View kolinkosnose's Profile kolinkosnose Flag Morden 10 Oct 21 4.23pm Send a Private Message to kolinkosnose Add kolinkosnose as a friend

I normally buy membership for me and my son. It really is overcomplicated to buy tickets online now. Trying to link accounts and only 1 ticket per person. I gave up after trying to buy tickets earlier in the season.. Maybe a small hit from this as well.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 10 Oct 21 4.31pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Going off topic for a moment, this business of getting out of the habit is an interesting phenomenon, and it seems to me that it's affecting pub going as well. I used to visit a pub about three times a week, now it's more like once a fortnight. And when I do go, the place is quieter than before the lockdowns.

But getting back to Palace, I haven't been tempted to stop going. I don't live far away, and as an OAP my season ticket in the Whitehorse costs me slightly over £17 a game, but I must say I would baulk at £50, as someone mentioned. As for the virus, rightly or wrongly I don't worry about it, especially now I've had my third jab.

 

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