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    Really?

    The ground looked pretty full to me.

    Chelsea filled their end and even the Hospitality Boxes looked fuller than usual

    Appreciate it was a Sunday, the game was on the box and anyone who tried to get into town on Saturday along the grid locked Millbrook Rd might have thought twice about going yesterday.

    If the figure is correct it doesnt bode well for future, less attractive games.

    I dont blame anyone for not going especially after such a long run of dire home form.

    I will still go as a long suffering fan but dont look forward to the games now. Its a duty not a pleasure.

    It is appreciated that the club has been able to offer Lads and Dads reduction.

    However I reckon some sort of ticket initiative for those up to 21 and even 25 should be considered.

    Hopefully this is the age profile who will continue to support the club in a more vociferous way to make up for us pipe and slippers brigade who dont have the energy or enthusiasm of yesteryear.

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    No way were there 3000 empty seats. Not sure how they arrived at that figure.

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    "#no one came to see the Chelsea....came to see the Chelsea, no one came to see the Chelsea" and repeat

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    I saw plenty of empty seats from my vantage spot high up, so can well believe 3k empty.

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    I’ve got a ST and didn’t go to this one. Not surprised if others did the same.

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    Looked well full until final minutes better than the full capacity because we are counting ST holders as well

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    Looked like more than 27K, was surprised to hear there were over 5K empty seats....

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    I saw plenty of empty seats from my vantage spot high up, so can well believe 3k empty.
    You have better eyesight than me then. I was sat one row from the back and didn't see nearly that amount, in fact i said on a thread elsewhere I would be surprised if there were 500, never mind 5k.

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    Although the game didn't sell out, there was no way 5000 empty seats on ticketing page on Saturday lunch time when I looked.

    At the game there were empty seats but not 5000 of them.

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    I am on holiday so watched the game on tv and was really surprised how many empty seats there we’re especially in the Itchen.
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    looked like there were loads of empty seats while watching this on the stream

    Glad I only spent the money on membership this season rather than shell out huindreds for that dross, I was contemplating getting a half season ticket if we kicked on this season but after seeing us play the 10 games we've under Hughes i'm now only going to fork out the extortionate amounts for the supposed winnable games this season as were in for a tough relegation battle again.

    There no point turning up to watch against the big teams as they'll turn us over at home with ease, can you really blame anyone for not wanting to go it's just shocking at the moment and I just can't see that changing soon.

    The Premier League is a league for the big 6 teams only, the others have literally no chance competing against them now with all the financial clout they have as they hoover up all the talent the smaller clubs have and poach the managers too, sure Leicester upset them a few seasons back but there was an element of luck and also because they all took there eyes off the ball and paid the price, that will never happen again as all of them now invest heavily every transfer window to improve, yet the smaller clubs fight for the scraps thats left.

    Our best bet is we bite the bullet and go down then sack our dis-functional board and hope our owner then decides to sell to someone with the passion and finanace's to back it up and gets us back up there again competing for Europe where we belong.

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    Well me and the nipper weren't there as it clashed with his football match and I decided watching him would be more fun than watching us get rimmed by Chelsea ...having said that as ST holders we would have been counted as there even though we weren't I believe.

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    When the club is resorting to flogging tickets via groupon then something is very wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky View Post
    You have better eyesight than me then. I was sat one row from the back and didn't see nearly that amount, in fact i said on a thread elsewhere I would be surprised if there were 500, never mind 5k.

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    I agree with you, Micky. There were at least 30,000 there. In fact, I've seen plenty of 30,000 gates at St Mary's with more empty seats than there were for the Chelsea game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Saint View Post
    I agree with you, Micky. There were at least 30,000 there. In fact, I've seen plenty of 30,000 gates at St Mary's with more empty seats than there were for the Chelsea game.
    Did they get this '27k' figure from the Police? They're usually the ones who put out the attendance as a few thousand under capacity when it's obvious to everyone inside the stadium that's clearly ridiculous. When it's happened before I've thought PC Plod must be a skate having the lols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madge View Post
    When the club is resorting to flogging tickets via groupon then something is very wrong.
    Yes. The cost of a Mach day ticket is fuking disgusting.

    That is what’s wrong

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    The attendance figure published is wrong. Chelsea sold out their 3300 and as of Sunday morning there was roughly 600 tickets left to buy in the home end.

    It was a bigger crowd than what we had for Leicester or Brighton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Yes. The cost of a Mach day ticket is fuking disgusting.

    That is what’s wrong
    Is it though? You compare it to a ticket at the Mayflower, as after all both are supposed to (!!!) offer entertainment, and it is on par or cheaper in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    Is it though? You compare it to a ticket at the Mayflower, as after all both are supposed to (!!!) offer entertainment, and it is on par or cheaper in most cases.
    But at the Mayflower the chances of being entertained are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    Is it though? You compare it to a ticket at the Mayflower, as after all both are supposed to (!!!) offer entertainment, and it is on par or cheaper in most cases.
    How much are Mayflower theatre season ticket prices, for comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Yes. The cost of a Mach day ticket is fuking disgusting.

    That is what’s wrong
    At Saints, or right across the Premiere League?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    Really?

    The ground looked pretty full to me.

    Chelsea filled their end and even the Hospitality Boxes looked fuller than usual

    Appreciate it was a Sunday, the game was on the box and anyone who tried to get into town on Saturday along the grid locked Millbrook Rd might have thought twice about going yesterday.

    If the figure is correct it doesnt bode well for future, less attractive games.

    I dont blame anyone for not going especially after such a long run of dire home form.

    I will still go as a long suffering fan but dont look forward to the games now. Its a duty not a pleasure.

    It is appreciated that the club has been able to offer Lads and Dads reduction.

    However I reckon some sort of ticket initiative for those up to 21 and even 25 should be considered.

    Hopefully this is the age profile who will continue to support the club in a more vociferous way to make up for us pipe and slippers brigade who dont have the energy or enthusiasm of yesteryear.
    You know as well as the rest of us that all STs are included in the official attendance figures whether our not the owners are sitting in them. There were loads of ST absentees in the Itchen so the real attendance figure might have been lower than 25k. Looking around you could see empty seats in every section on Sunday.

    OK it was on TV and there were travel disruptions but what should be more worrying for the PL is that many people can no longer be Rrsed to turn out just to see a rich club strut itself in totally uncompetitive one-sided matches. This season is beyond boring, it is becoming no longer of any interest to even the most fair minded of supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    I’ve got a ST and didn’t go to this one. Not surprised if others did the same.
    But ST holders are counted whether or not they go.

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    Three of the corners were less than half full and there were empty seats all over.

    Regardless, those who stayed away made a great decision. Football is sh!t, and wonder if they’ll put the ticket prices up next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroppie View Post
    But ST holders are counted whether or not they go.

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    So that's three ST holders on this thread that weren't actually there but counted in the official counts so 27,074 then....

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    I know at least two local Chelsea fans where in the home end yesterday as well. I wouldn't be surprised if there where quite a few more.

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    I can only 'guess' that other than a total error, that figure is now 'not' including season ticket holders that dont attend actual games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    So that's three ST holders on this thread that weren't actually there but counted in the official counts so 27,074 then....
    You can add four season tickets to that. I must have asked a dozen people - there was limited appetite to see us get beaten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madge View Post
    When the club is resorting to flogging tickets via groupon then something is very wrong.
    This has gone a bit under the radar, at least for me. Does 'groupon' refer just to the Brighton game or was it in place for the Chelsea game too?

    Presumably no database history is needed so have we officially now got ourselves a 'neutral section'?

    What stops Brighton (Chelsea?) fans buying tickets in home areas - as far as I can see 'nothing'.

    Are the groupon tkts all in one area or do they allocate them randomly amongst the seats that are available?

    I think we should be told.

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    I got a free ticket to the Saints bar seats - was rammed with Chelsea fans around me - by the 3rd goal they were happy to sing and cheer which was annoying but there you go. Loads of empty seats around me there as well..

    Mate in the family centre took his son (a massive Saints fan). He is a Forest fan - said there is a palpable sense of despair / malaise here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwichsaint View Post
    This has gone a bit under the radar, at least for me. Does 'groupon' refer just to the Brighton game or was it in place for the Chelsea game too?

    Presumably no database history is needed so have we officially now got ourselves a 'neutral section'?

    What stops Brighton (Chelsea?) fans buying tickets in home areas - as far as I can see 'nothing'.

    Are the groupon tkts all in one area or do they allocate them randomly amongst the seats that are available?

    I think we should be told.
    I'm not one to moan about tourists because I like to go to matches abroad when I can, but after the match the tunnel area was lined with foreign Chelsea fans videoing on their phones calling the Chelsea players over, the Chelsea players had the sense to carry on down the tunnel. It was irritating, the club have got to get their priorities right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintforever View Post
    But at the Mayflower the chances of being entertained are pretty good.
    love it

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    Noticed have many empty seats there were whilst watching the stream, can’t imagine the attendance was that far off the one announced.

    Curious to know if they count the season tickets holders despite whether or not they’ve turned up, or can they tell from the turnstiles scanners how many people actually turned up compared to tickets sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    Really?

    The ground looked pretty full to me.

    Chelsea filled their end and even the Hospitality Boxes looked fuller than usual

    Appreciate it was a Sunday, the game was on the box and anyone who tried to get into town on Saturday along the grid locked Millbrook Rd might have thought twice about going yesterday.

    If the figure is correct it doesnt bode well for future, less attractive games.

    I dont blame anyone for not going especially after such a long run of dire home form.

    I will still go as a long suffering fan but dont look forward to the games now. Its a duty not a pleasure.

    It is appreciated that the club has been able to offer Lads and Dads reduction.

    However I reckon some sort of ticket initiative for those up to 21 and even 25 should be considered.

    Hopefully this is the age profile who will continue to support the club in a more vociferous way to make up for us pipe and slippers brigade who dont have the energy or enthusiasm of yesteryear.

    It's quite simple to explain. Tickets for top games are too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eelpie View Post
    It's quite simple to explain. Tickets for top games are too expensive.
    I think most/all people would agree with you

    However the question here is whether the attendance figure accurately reflected the number of people in the ground and whether absent season ticket holders were included, as per normal practice.

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