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Re: Ouch!
Posted by: Ginger Blueboy
Date: 12/02/2020 12:08
Ringfencing by stealth.

Really hope no club ends up folding as a result in next 2-3 years, but it wouldn't surprise me. All but 3/4 will inevitably switch to semi-pro/amateur though.

Lack of any notice is big issue, that and the 50% left only guaranteed until 2021. Would be wise for all clubs to plan for having to pay everything inc. medical costs on their own after next season. Suspect shareholders' issue will be called for either this season or next. Also, as much as I personally would loathe it, suspect a change to ticket prices of some sort will result.

I'd really like to see 'a mate's rate' sort of scheme which Bristol used to run when in our division for some games to maybe help soften blow for some if there is to be a rise in ticket prices. I believe they had a 10 for 100 scheme. Perhaps the normal stand and ground ticket matchday prices would rise by 1/2 and season tickets by the equivalent of a game. But then at least for ground tickets, there could be more innovative sales/promotions like the great Ladies' Day 2 for 1/Emergency Services Free Game - what about 10 for 140/150 for ground tickets for certain games and a game each season which really focuses on students?

On the field, Blues may well end up stronger force next season as a result of this because we'll have less turmoil than other clubs/those with lower crowd attendances and no sugar daddy will have to cut their cloth more than us.

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