Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

  1. #1
    exeweb.com admin Hants_red's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Hants
    Posts
    37,243

    Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    Only a small drop in the average gate, which considering we were a two-sided ground is not bad

    https://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/news/...attendances18/

  2. #2
    Mouth of the Exe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    mouthing off
    Posts
    308

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    Notable that, amongst the self-congratulation & tortuous prose, no comment is offered about a whole season of competing for automatic promotion had apparently little or no positive impact on attendances.

  3. #3
    Spoonz Red E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    On the table
    Posts
    5,281

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Mouth of the Exe View Post
    Notable that, amongst the self-congratulation & tortuous prose, no comment is offered about a whole season of competing for automatic promotion had apparently little or no positive impact on attendances.
    I've just read the link.

    Can you point me to the 'self-congratulation'?

  4. #4
    Alistair20000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pondering the Post Cheeseassic Age as Lionel plays his organ and Stroudy rears up
    Posts
    23,020

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    Wot Spoonz said. It reads as a factual report to me.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Exeter, Devon
    Posts
    2,852

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    I'd just observe that this is a thankless and difficult task to undertake, and the report reads well considering the number of variables that are involved. I'd also add that this was something that was never (knowingly) attempted by the pre-Trust regime, and as such deserves thanks and appreciation inasmuch as it attempts to plot in a realistic way, one of the major sources of income for the Club and thus helps budgeting. Forecasting is a notoriously difficult area (ask George Osborne).

  6. #6
    elginCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Going into Battle
    Posts
    7,786

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    I'd rather ask Mystic Meg, but well done the Gates team once again, they're becoming rather good at this forecasting malarkey.

    It's going to be interesting going forward whether the new improved away end facilities impacts in any significant way on numbers, assuming somebody keeps such stats. I guess this could take a little time, but hopefully it will reap dividends eventually. I remember deciding on a midweek return to Daggers on the strength of their good facilities from a previous visit.

  7. #7
    richard_portland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Backing Matt Taylor
    Posts
    12,491

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    With mention of the new stands having a couple of games with cut down capacity initially and that they hoped by end of October the capacity would be back to the max of over 8500(8695 I believe), then that would possibly make Stevenage on October 2 and Swindon on October 13 being the first two with it open with forest green on October 27 being the first with full capacity?

    Would be good if they could press on and get it ready for Cheltenham on Sep 22 but they obviously need to get the work done properly.

  8. #8
    Oldsmobile-88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
    Posts
    11,975

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    Interesting figures..I always look at the home support numbers,that is obviously the real gauge of how things are going with on field performance & admission pricing.
    3,780 is a fairly mediocre return for following a team that finished 4th in the Division & who were in with a shout for automatic promotion until the last couple of weeks.

    The OG being redeveloped would have had a minor impact on home crowd numbers.

    Letís hope the new management/era can bring back a bit of interest to the many floating supporters that seems to be around the city & surrouding area
    Last edited by Oldsmobile-88; 07 July 2018 at 11:37.

  9. #9

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    I like to sit. I'm bad at planning ahead. I would have gone a few more times last season with friends/family but decent tickets for IP stand were sold out or almost sold out for every match and you had to book a few weeks ahead. I liked just turning up at the OG when I felt like it.

    I imagine I'm a nightmare for forecasters because I don't even know what games I'll be going to, let alone a gate forecaster.

  10. #10

    Re: Gate Committee Report 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile-88 View Post
    Interesting figures..I always look at the home support numbers,that is obviously the real gauge of how things are going with on field performance & admission pricing.
    3,780 is a fairly mediocre return for following a team that finished 4th in the Division & who were in with a shout for automatic promotion until the last couple of weeks.

    The OG being redeveloped would have had a minor impact on home crowd numbers.

    Let’s hope the new management/era can bring back a bit of interest to the many floating supporters that seems to be around the city & surrouding area
    Agree completely with your last paragraph. Of the average home crowd there are different faces every game and the regular fans probably do number about 5000 but many, for varying reasons, don't attend every match. If however the fanbase was galvanized and excited by the prospect of attending then people would feel more motivated to go. Lincoln City are a good example of what happens when optimism rules. Sadly in recent times, and despite two years of promotion pushes, many of our fans haven't felt the pull of the place and attendances haven't risen as they might have.

    Really hope that the gaffer puts the feel-good back. A full house in our posh new stadium right behind a promotion chasing team, how good would that be ?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •