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    Don't forget we also have Gillingham at home on the April Bank holiday Monday. That should be a good crowd as well.

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    Although it's early days, looking at the bottom of the Championship table currently, it looks like we will face more northern clubs next season also.

    Burton (terrible support) along with the possibility of long journeys to Bolton, Sunderland, Barnsley & Hull.

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    It will be interesting what team will be named,Will COX be availabel, i expect MAF to be named ,will there be any changes in midfield has both Dru and Timlin just had two hard games this week , who will replace Kightly,i expect the same back four,think SCP will be doing a lot of thinking the next two days and assessing how some of the players have recupperated from last saturday and tuesday night.

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    I think our lowest away crowd at Roots Hall so far this season was against Fleetwood, who bought just 45 fans!
    Not so much a Cod Army, more a Cod Platoon......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattitouk View Post
    Although it's early days, looking at the bottom of the Championship table currently, it looks like we will face more northern clubs next season also.

    Burton (terrible support) along with the possibility of long journeys to Bolton, Sunderland, Barnsley & Hull.
    Long trips but some of them have good away support especially Sunderland which is good for our club

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalowolf View Post
    Long trips but some of them have good away support especially Sunderland which is good for our club
    Yeah I agree, if your going to have to do a long "away day". Sunderland would be the best ground to visit for atmosphere. & should in theory bring a decent support down to the Hall.

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    Perhaps they are all saving their money and biding their time for a trip to Fossetts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickfordShrimper View Post
    Portsmouth sold 6500 last weekend at MK dons ?

    and today struggling to sell 1500 at Southend this Saturday ??

    Are we a scary club to visit these days ? like Millwall ?

    Away fans this year at the Hall have be only taken 60 sometimes I kid you not

    I blame the CS Crew ( A Nasty bunch ) been a top firm personally....


    Whilst good away support is "money in the bin"..I personally, am not fussed if they bring 47 or 1,800.

    Based upon the lower figure, it gives the club ample opportunity to fill the ground with Shrimpers.

    Surely it's better to have 8-9k local support - even on a "quid for a kid" - burger, coke and programme - must equal 6k on full price in total ?? UTB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Bullocks View Post
    Whilst good away support is "money in the bin"..I personally, am not fussed if they bring 47 or 1,800.

    Based upon the lower figure, it gives the club ample opportunity to fill the ground with Shrimpers.

    Surely it's better to have 8-9k local support - even on a "quid for a kid" - burger, coke and programme - must equal 6k on full price in total ?? UTB
    That's a great point Harry, possibly deserves it's own thread in the new stadium section. Your question opens up a whole can of worms.

    Yeah, of course more away fans through the gate brings more money into the club. No questions asked. But, on the other hand it's also important to get the next generation of young Shrimpers through also, such as kids for a quid etc...But that doesn't mean that every kid will get treated to a burger, a coke and a programme within the stadium. Probably chances are, the kids will get taken to the fish house or McDonalds etc before or after a match, and some adults will most likely buy 1 programme to share between them all.

    Where on the other hand, most away fans will pay more (as their 95% of them are adults with cash in their pockets) & will grab a drink (non alcoholic sadly at Roots Hall), a burger, and a programme individually. As typically an away day is more of a memorable experience both with a group of mates or with your child.

    Should we build a 31,000 stadium the size of MK Dons to support 9,000 away supporters, on the odd occasion that we can get a slice of a big crowd, or should we live within our means in a new stadium, with the option to expand with possible further success?
    I would rather have a stadium with about 75% occupancy at best, with an atmosphere. Than a new 31,000 stadium like the Franchise where everyone are rattling around the place, & it sounds like a library.

    Fortress Roots Hall, seems to have worked for us against the larger away support this season, namely Blackburn & Charlton. Hopefully we will see Portsmouth and Gillingham off too.
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    Mods .. Is it worth re-naming the thread title to the official pre-match thread or I could start a new one?

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    Pompey will fill our away end. They only need to sell about another 150.

    Home sales aren't particularly high at this point. I would imagine that home support will be around 7500 and will need to top 8k for our first 10k game of the season.

    Do the club do enough locally to advertise games?

    Apart from social media and a few boards on the 127.

    Sammy and Elvis should definately be out and about locally to try and entice locals and kids to roots hall. This week was half term. Surely they could have toured the royals and the eastgate with balloons and pens etc. Kids love all of that.

    I think the club miss a trick in the Basildon area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Mods .. Is it worth re-naming the thread title to the official pre-match thread or I could start a new one?
    As the thread already has the 'Pre-match thread' prefix and it is moving that way, I have edited the title.
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    MO 'RHB'

    So, on to the team selection.

    I'm guessing Coxy and MAF will be back starting again, so the question is whether McG gets the nod or something different.

    Much as I think Theo might not be a bad shout, I think SCP will go with McG.

    Otherwise, it's the same team that started last Saturday, for me.

    As others have said, we might be pushing 9,000 for this one and possibly the highest crowd of the season.


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    I've been giving team selection some thought, (necessary in case SCP rings for my opinion), and I'm thinking maybe Demi could move up to the right side of midfield, McLaughlin revert to the left and Elvis could come in to fill the right back berth. I don't dislike McGlashan but I just don't fancy him starting. If Mantom was fit I would move him to centre mid and whack Dru out on the right. Up front I'm presuming that Coxy and Marco will start assuming Mr Cox's personal reasons have cleared up. Otherwise I guess Ladapo to partner Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barling Magna View Post
    Not so much a Cod Army, more a Cod Platoon......
    A Cod Squad maybe?

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