Sell outb?

I remember that :lol: In fairness weren't some of the 'coaches' just a normal bus? Sure we passed one broken down just outside Sheffield.
Ours was a ‘coach’. It was a pile of shit , but like I say £5 a head. One of the proper supporter buses pulled over and helped us get restarted. Then one of the tyres went
 

JAR7391

Winger
Agree it's a bigger match this one, but checkatrade didn't clash with holiday and wedding season. I personally know at least 3 people that have commitments meaning they are missing this match. That must be duplicated in to the several hundred at least
I see you point but then surely that would effect Charlton the same? Would be poor to be outnumbered by them for sure.

Regardless of timing, since when would Sunderland ever struggle to take 40k to Wembley?
 

Hull_Mackem

Winger
I see you point but then surely that would effect Charlton the same? Would be poor to be outnumbered by them for sure.

Regardless of timing, since when would Sunderland ever struggle to take 40k to Wembley?
Yeah, it is a bit hard to fathom. Hopefully whatever phase 3 is sees a surge in sales
 

AgnewsHorseshoe

Goalkeeper
And Charlton don’t need hotels and expensive travel costs
They don't. But they have about 11k fans turn up normally so are more than trebling the normal crowd. I get all the reasons like i do. But for a fan base like ours sales are slow. If this was say Villa or Leeds in exactly the same position as we are now we'd question it.

Take a step outside of the bubble, we are in play offs and we got lowest league crowd of season in semi and would be less than 30k sold by this point. It's not great get your head out your arse - it doesn't mean im sayin we are bad fans
 
It’s not straight forward though mate. Forgetting the fact the club is still losing 4m a year, arranging a large number of buses at short notice is a nightmare. The only way they could do it is by paying ALS and the branches money to let people go free.

Being honest, I wouldn’t use a bus anyway - nor will a lot of our support
Every new member was also got a guaranteed coach seat, did you not know?

However the club only needed a single mini bus given the slow uptake of membership so they had to make do with this below! I suppose people were happy thinking purchase history was showing the club some loylaty and it would be rewarded but sadly not and this is reason it's heading to phase 3 ;)

 
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Pretty sure there's a few mags kicking around these threads re ticket sales trying to have a bit fun.

Let's just wait until the end of the week and see what we've sold.
 
Thats true, i know its been difficult to organise in 10 days as ive done it myself. Still think its a very poor effort from ourselves if we dont sell out.
Can’t buy that. There aren’t many options to get down since the train is incredibly expensive, affordable hotels that weekend are few and far between and not many people will fancy driving there and back in a day. And we did this whole thing just 6 weeks ago, and I’m sure people already made plans for their summer expenditure - forking out for one unexpected trip is a big ask never mind two. It’s unfortunate but I think we should be proud of the 30kish that we’ve already sold, considering most of those will have been there just 6 weeks ago as well as having recently paid for season tickets for the next year and everything else that goes with it. Can easily spend £400 on a two day trip down there, which isn’t affordable for most. Then factor in that the north east is one of the poorest areas of the country, sorry but I just won’t buy you slagging off the fans for not selling out this one
 

JAR7391

Winger
Pretty sure there's a few mags kicking around these threads re ticket sales trying to have a bit fun.

Let's just wait until the end of the week and see what we've sold.
I think whatevers left at the end of tomorrow pretty much wont get shifted. Tickets have to be posted, travel arrangements etc.
 
I think whatevers left at the end of tomorrow pretty much wont get shifted. Tickets have to be posted, travel arrangements etc.
Might have an option for some to collect on the day. Charlton have made provision for a general sale on Thursday, even though they don’t look like they’ll need it.
 

JAR7391

Winger
Can’t buy that. There aren’t many options to get down since the train is incredibly expensive, affordable hotels that weekend are few and far between and not many people will fancy driving there and back in a day. And we did this whole thing just 6 weeks ago, and I’m sure people already made plans for their summer expenditure - forking out for one unexpected trip is a big ask never mind two. It’s unfortunate but I think we should be proud of the 30kish that we’ve already sold, considering most of those will have been there just 6 weeks ago as well as having recently paid for season tickets for the next year and everything else that goes with it. Can easily spend £400 on a two day trip down there, which isn’t affordable for most. Then factor in that the north east is one of the poorest areas of the country, sorry but I just won’t buy you slagging off the fans for not selling out this one
I would slag any club of our size for not selling out a play off final, regardless of time of year. The Mags for example are no richer than us, would have made similar plans etc. Would they sell out? Without a doubt.

I understand that for some its not affordable. The play off semi was even more of a farce tbh, to lose 15k in 2 weeks off the attendance was embarrasing. A few thousand maybe but not that many. Maybe I just overestimated our support in general. Certainly seems that way.
 

Ramona1234

Goalkeeper
If this was to get back in the Prem , we'd sell out no matter what. The Wembley trip 6 weeks ago would make no difference. Hopefully we will scramble over the line and sell them by the weekend.
 

chuckyroll

Striker
As I said there will be a combination of reasons. Tight family finances and our recent Wembley failure (in a long line of failures) will lead some to sacking off going to the final. I wouldn’t call that sackless behaviour. I won’t badmouth our fan base.
Some are just growing out of modern football. It ain't what it used to be.
 

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