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Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by saigonwolves, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. saigonwolves

    saigonwolves Guest

    feel free to drop this into the 'and they've turned' thread, but nice of them to acknowledge anyway:

    http://www.westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=36477.0

    Im probably going to P off a lot of people by sayiung this but Wolves are potentially a much bigger club than us in terms of support. We are a town club situated between Wolves, villa and Blues. Our catchment area is tiny compared to Wolves. Go 50 miles west or east of Wolverhampton and you won't go near to another League club worth its salt. Theyve got the whole of shropshire to pick from. If Wolves, heaven forbid, were ever to make it bigtime then you watch the entire county of shropshire, mid wales and staffs will become populated by dingles each of whom will swear blind they watched them when they were getting 1,000 vs torquay in 1987.

    Our support will never get much over 33-35k imo. At the very most. Wolves could surpass if they ever make progress
     
  2. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    Must have been a Wolves fan.... It too sensible for one of the stripeys
     
  3. cannockwolves

    cannockwolves Just doesn't shut up

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    Totally agree. Our attendances have been lower than I would have expected but cost and employment issues locally have made a big inpact.

    However, in terms of catchment size we have huge potential. Just look at Chelsea getting 40k. It does not seem that long ago they were gettting 18k.

    Even in these economic times we could sell out in the prem, with a bigger ground you could sell 5-7k away seats in the prem.

    I should mention this on the what promotion means to you thread, but I think its critial to get in the prem and stay there because you see too many kids with Arsenal/chelsea strips on around here. You need the exposure the prem gives you with the kids, when i was growing up cannock was 90% wolves with a few villa. Yes there is still a big wolves hard core but I have seen a few more Albion starting to creep in.
     
  4. Law's Bus

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    It's true - Albion only really have a strip through the Black Country - Sandwell and southern Dudley borough, and then out to Kidderminster and Worcester. Don't get me wrong, that's still a heck of a lot of people, but it doesn't compare with Wolverhampton and its environs, large parts of Walsall, Dudley, Stafford, Cannock, Telford, Shropshire and out into Mid-Wales.
     
  5. Oldgoldwulf

    Oldgoldwulf Has a lot to say

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    How about the Blouse then..? A paltry 19,000 at home today against Reading... 2nd v 3rd - massive game... not even a cold day compared to recent conditions.

    And according to the 5Live commentary - hundreds and hundreds flooded out when Reading scored their third... this with still ten minutes left to play.

    Fantastic fans - massive club... LOL.
     
  6. Wolv3nsam

    Wolv3nsam Just doesn't shut up

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    A lot of it is down to the fact they want their board out, according to my mate who supports Blues anyway. Their away attendances are quite impressive.
     
  7. Nashie

    Nashie Guest

    I heard the same story this week, not sure what to make of it to be honest.

    Blues are a small club and always have been - their current attendances confirm this.
     
  8. cooper_J

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    I'd not leave a game early but to be fair, Blues were absolutely $$$$e!
     
  9. manc_wolf

    manc_wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    they've not been great this season - they're not an exciting team to watch which may also explan their attendances... their position in the league is still flattering imo - sums it up when a lot of bluenoses said that their performance against us was their best of the season...
    which also shows that when you're top of the league, people are desperate to knock you off the perch...

    i think reading will def get one of the auto spots - particularly if they can keep their players in jan - its now just depends whether we can hold off blues (and others) to hang on to the other spot
     
  10. Paul76

    Paul76 Just doesn't shut up

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    It's true, Wimmabigclub. People are just beginning to realise.
     
  11. Jack

    Jack Just doesn't shut up

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    Are they? 700 to Swansea, 800 to Plymouth, 1000 to Preston...

    Wouldn't even put them in the top ten in the Championship for away support myself
     
  12. Toon Wolf

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    I seriously doubt that there many, if any, teams in the Prem that would bring 5000+ away fans to Molineux. Man U, Liverpool, Villa (cos local) would probably do it. Newcastle and Sunderland are possibilities too. But do you think the likes of Bolton, Wigan, Portsmouth, Blackburn, Hull, etc would bring 7000 away fans? I really doubt it.
     

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