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Postby watfordbee » 26 Aug 2017, 20:27

Number of home fans for a local derby. Surely with all these weddings, pitch hire, coffees etc TK can afford to lower the prices for the main event... the football.

Shocking result, but even more worrying home attendance.
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Postby BEEGONE » 26 Aug 2017, 21:06

watfordbee wrote:Number of home fans for a local derby. Surely with all these weddings, pitch hire, coffees etc TK can afford to lower the prices for the main event... the football.

Shocking result, but even more worrying home attendance.


You missing the fact that Barnet FC is the smallest part of the Hive. :whistle:

It barely scrapes a profit compared to the rest of the complex.
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Postby beew » 26 Aug 2017, 21:16

Just waiting for the email offers of cheap tickets. They need to scrap the membership scheme and start offering prices that attract fans in. £25 to sit and watch L2 football isn't popular. Standing in a terrace behind a goal for £19 where each fan could literally pitch an uncomfortable tent isn't either.
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Postby Itai-bee » 26 Aug 2017, 21:24

I bought my 17 year old son along today.£25 less 15% discount because I'm a member.Still very expensive.Especially when the demand is not there.
I would understand if we were full to capacity every week.
It does need to be looked at again.
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Postby hoppy » 26 Aug 2017, 21:25

watfordbee wrote:Number of home fans for a local derby. Surely with all these weddings, pitch hire, coffees etc TK can afford to lower the prices for the main event... the football.

Shocking result, but even more worrying home attendance.


Was the poor home attendance figure down to seasonal factors (holidays/bank holiday weekend/ carnival etc)?
We have had home fixtures on August Bank Holiday Saturday in each of the past two seasons.
Last season we were at home to Carlisle and the home attendance was 1322, not a lot different to today.
On the Bank Holiday Saturday 2015/16 we had a home fixture against Cambridge United. The home support in that game was 1624.
Not fully conclusive but maybe TK hasn't won back the lost fans after the price increase/ communication fiasco of summer 2016.
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Postby StephenM » 26 Aug 2017, 21:33

Can also factor in that, yes it's a local "derby", but it is a local derby against a team that Barnet has no long term history with. Also, I am willing to bet now that Barnet have more fans at Stevenage than Stevenage had at Barnet.
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Re: 1303

Postby watfordbee » 26 Aug 2017, 21:47

Any news on the 2016 members? What a desperate attempt that was! Just frustrating that's all. Surely lowering the matchday prices would help? The other amenities must cover it? Not that I have any idea to be fair!
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Re: 1303

Postby iBee » 26 Aug 2017, 22:33

1303 speaks wonders about the position we are in and the contempt that TK holds us all in.

The route cause of this issue is TK and it stems out to many different reasons.

1) The price of tickets, the price of food and the price of drinks. All well above the the level of service and quality you get back. Although, I am not sure many people will want to pay £10 to watch that drivel!
2) Always doing things in the cheap. I would love Rossi to be amazing for us but let's face it, that is not going to happen this time round. He needs to learns from someone that has been there and done it. It's too big a job for a novice is we have ambition to get promoted.
3) TK's fallout with Gambin's agent has lead to our bar being "rebranded". If Gambin's agent wanted to, he could have told him to see the season out and go on a few at the end of the season. He didn't, and managed to get a deal that earns BFC £120k+. TK has also not paid Gambin his part of the deal. Is it any wonder Ex players and agents a like don't want anything to do with us and also don't have a good word to say about us. He doesn't care what we think or want. It's all about him!

I think TK has done a lot of good things for our club...but then again so did Flashman before he nearly killed us.
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Re: 1303

Postby BEEGONE » 26 Aug 2017, 22:48

iBee wrote:3) TK's fallout with Gambin's agent has lead to our bar being "rebranded".

I think TK has done a lot of good things for our club...but then again so did Flashman before he nearly killed us.


People are not staying away because of the name of a bar. :huh:
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Postby Anthony » 27 Aug 2017, 05:33

BEEGONE wrote:
iBee wrote:3) TK's fallout with Gambin's agent has lead to our bar being "rebranded".

I think TK has done a lot of good things for our club...but then again so did Flashman before he nearly killed us.


People are not staying away because of the name of a bar. :huh:


Quite. And despite what people seem to think, memberships have been a success. We sold more for the first season at the hive than season tickets for the last season at Underhill.
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Re: 1303

Postby Barnetchris » 27 Aug 2017, 06:28

Well ok we've had a disappointing result but let's not go overboard.
Always plenty of negativity here after, but plain and simple we got 1300 today ( not good I admit) our average is about 1500-1600 there are 200-300 regulars on holiday and making it worse it was a bank holiday weekend,how many other people were we really expecting?.
As somebody has stated it's no different than normal.
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Re: 1303

Postby Bee_Forever » 27 Aug 2017, 06:41

No away fans, alot of bees fans on holiday. Granted the mausoleum was quiet but am sure things will pick up for the Hive game against Cambridge who bring a decent crowd.
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Re: 1303

Postby becbee » 27 Aug 2017, 09:19

We have a home match v AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Trophy before that. I guess that will make yesterday's attendance seem like a full house!
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Postby watfordbee » 27 Aug 2017, 09:50

Barnetchris wrote:Well ok we've had a disappointing result but let's not go overboard.
Always plenty of negativity here after, but plain and simple we got 1300 today ( not good I admit) our average is about 1500-1600 there are 200-300 regulars on holiday and making it worse it was a bank holiday weekend,how many other people were we really expecting?.
As somebody has stated it's no different than normal.


I guess the bigger picture is can a team with a core support of 1600 ( which is being generous!) expect to challenge for promotion and sustain time in the league above? Only time will tell....
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Postby MCB » 27 Aug 2017, 10:00

becbee wrote:We have a home match v AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Trophy before that. I guess that will make yesterday's attendance seem like a full house!


I think I'm right that us and AFC Dons had the 2nd & 3rd lowest first round attendance last year with their fans actively boycotting.

This could be an incredible figure - 200?
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