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SD - ".... but people all say..." Really? Mid table security with the odd bit of entertainment or relegation battles every week with no entertainment. I think it is obvious which most fans would opt for in L1. However, it would a different choice if we were in L2.
18th Sep 2018 16:22:03 
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SwiDon - Happy birthday, darlin'.
18th Sep 2018 16:21:51 
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keep on rockin'
Russ I think that calculation is still being used to determine how many we can expect 18 years later and sadly I can’t see it. I’d love to see us have the money and support of 9K per week but I think Surrey Bob may be closer.
18th Sep 2018 16:20:58 
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260 Scunny I thought. But yeah that is where I struggle. Are there really that many people who can’t get from Merton to Kingston on a Saturday who will suddenly turn up? Or 1000 or so who don’t come because KM is shite?
18th Sep 2018 16:17:23 
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OI - ah, I see. No idea what’s possible regarding that but it’s not something that can happen anyway, we stand to lose a million (or current estimate is twice that) to install standing so not worth it anyway..
18th Sep 2018 16:17:09 
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Surrey Bob - it’s a results business I agree but people all say they want some entertainment and a mid table finish, I suspect we will get that but people are still not happy? It’s a no win?
Are you blaming KM for us being shit at home, Paul? Partly, KM simply is not an intimidating place to visit and clubs target a visit to KM as 3 points given. Wimbledon need to harden up on the pitch at home and the fan base make it an unpleasant place to visit for the opposition. It will never be like Plough Lane which was a real shithole with a partisan and vocal fanbase.
18th Sep 2018 16:16:25 
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Maybe AFC Wimbledon are too middleclass compared to Wimbledon FC's riff raff fan base.
lurker - you never know.. [Link]
18th Sep 2018 16:16:19 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
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What was it? 3,8xx including 4xx scunny fans. Not very good for this stage of the season. And booing before the end of September!
18th Sep 2018 16:12:31 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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I’d love to say we’ll get 9K per game but I really can’t see where the additional 3K beyond current base will come from.
18th Sep 2018 16:11:53 
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SD - probably but the temporary stands can't take full advantage of those foundations, e.g. to support barriers for standing.
18th Sep 2018 16:11:50 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Unfortunately, the league table doesn't have a column for entertainment. Results only count and that knocks on to attendances.
18th Sep 2018 16:10:48 
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SB - logic dictates that the initial boom of having a new stadium, along with the new ways of garnering income, the product will get better, surely? As SD says it's already been a lot better this season bar a couple of halves here and there
18th Sep 2018 16:08:48 
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OI - I believe the foundations on NPL will be laid ready for the final phase of the 20k stadium from the start so easier to install as and when needed
18th Sep 2018 16:07:28 
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Sure I read that before somewhere
Baring a couple of shitty half’s I thunk the football has been decent this season so far? Results need to improve I grant you but for enjoyment, it’s much better than last seasons efforts
18th Sep 2018 16:05:12 
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Wingers with plenty of crosses, direct but with purpose. Get Hanson and Wordsworth on song and we’ll start scoring more
Doubtful that AFCW will need a stadium capacity of much more than 5,500 for the foreseeable future. Currently, it is punching far above its weight and realistically it is a L2 club. Attendances will continue to stagnate, if not fall, while the product served up is as poor as it is. We waited to long to get rid of Brown and it looks like we have not learned that lesson. Another season of toil ahead.
18th Sep 2018 16:00:46 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Pork pie, Sausage roll, Come on Walid, Give us a goal!
18th Sep 2018 16:00:20 
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No wonder my wee smells of sugar puffs
I just noticed Walid Badir on this day! Walid Badir Wimbledon legend!
18th Sep 2018 15:55:43 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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I guess another consideration is that, with several thousand spare seats, we get the flexibility to offer free tickets to local schoolkids, etc, which we couldnt do if we are at 70-80% capacity, as it would exclude cash spending day trippers. Free tickets in the short term will bring in a bit in merchandising, food etc, but long term will hopefully give us new fans who spend their working lives following us in the future.
18th Sep 2018 15:54:32 
[194.lo.gg.ed] 
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I think the economics argument would suggest we'll expand when we get the chance to. Firstly, majority of the costs of construction are already paid for (ground works, foundations, roof etc). So if a cost per seat of £1k is applied, and a seat lasts 25 years, it needs to pay back £40 a year (excluding inflation etc), or one/two sell out games. However the £1k is heavily discounted as a good chunk is already paid for. We probably only need one sell out to justify it each season. Then there is the bonus of people being more likely to turn up on the day as they are more likely to get a seat, improved matchday experience etc.
18th Sep 2018 15:52:13 
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We can quite easily sell out once or twice a season if we get a good cup run or are at a higher level, have naturally increased attendances, etc.
European Elite Money Grabbing Cunts League?
18th Sep 2018 15:48:18 
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Diddy snap
18th Sep 2018 15:47:50 
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Will there even be a Premier League around by the time we get there?
18th Sep 2018 15:47:35 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
Maybe, but not as we know it
Lurker.... Not really to be honest. Actually prefer lower league football to be honest. Saying that I would still like to see a team play who makes an effort to win and move the Roller coaster.
18th Sep 2018 15:41:57 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
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If someone had said back in 2002 that in 2018 we would be in League One, above the stolen league place, will have competed in competitive games with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, West Ham, will have beaten Charlton, Blackburn etc in competitive games and will have started work and got planning permission for a 20k stadium on Plough Lane they would have been told to stop taking mind altering substances. So yes if you think we will get to the premiership then I suggest you stop taking mind altering substances...or maybe keep taking them because look where it's got us :-)
18th Sep 2018 15:41:56 
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RIP Enzo Calzaghe
18th Sep 2018 15:32:58 
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