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Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Orbital Wolves, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. I'm a passionate Wolves fan, have been all my life despite not having lived there since I was 10 years old

    Have lived (and followed Wolves) all over the country

    Now middle aged and living in London, with large family, I find most weekends I just need to veg out because I'm exhausted from my job which seems to get more and more demanding

    Wierd thing happened this morning. I couldn't remember who we were playing today, despite me coming to the game!

    I just wondered - do Wolves realise how tenuous their grip is even on the most long-serving of fans?

    Surely this is why everything MUST be done to secure the next generation of local support NOW. Just fill the place, get kids hooked (especially if we're doing the slow patient route to team success via the Academy - which I applaud)

    If we're doing okay financially then we must put every effort into preserving the CULTURE of being a Wolves fan, improving the atmosphere - not just focusing on bloody match day revenue
     
  2. merseawolf

    merseawolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Hear hear Orbital couldn't agree more. If they are going down the Acadamy route they might as well go down that route with fans. Get them in and hooked early. Let them in for a token quid for u14's, free even. Just get them in.
     
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    Lupo Just doesn't shut up

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    ....is rubbish!
     
  4. wolvesjoe

    wolvesjoe Just doesn't shut up

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    Agree with sentiment, my hunch is game is heading for major readjustment, as people just get bored with too much coverage, too high prices, and too much preciousness from players and associated circus.

    Maybe that Sky will be the first company to notice it, maybe live attendances. But this egg is boiled.
     
  5. Neptune

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    Makes too much sense.

    Squeeze every drop out of the oranges you've got, or plant some new orange trees?
     
  6. Wolvesjoe - with £5bn TV deal secured, not sure the fans matter at our level

    Just wish Wolves would see that the fans are an asset. It's what could set us apart from smaller clubs who consistently outperform us
     
  7. Alex Rae The Substitute

    Alex Rae The Substitute Just doesn't shut up

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    I'm a little younger than you Orbital by the sounds of things, and don't have the kids issue either, but I have to admit I too had no idea who we were playing this weekend when asked by a friend earlier in the week!
     
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    derbyrameater Just doesn't shut up

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    I never thought I would not go to Wolves games but after a few weeks the habit was broken, and once that happens in all business's they don't normally come back.

    Take note all CEOs!

    Treat us like customers then don't be surprised when we act like customers, tie this in with high prices which is another reason why most fans want instant success.
     
  9. Wolves in Limerick

    Wolves in Limerick Just doesn't shut up

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    But we are customers, surely. Yes fans too I know and I never can figure out what is so bad about being a customer, particularly if we are always right. I suspect personally that Wolves will retain reasonable local support, even where kids see Manure or other members of the ugly monstrosities as being the clubs they support. They will still be taken by Wolverhampton Dad or Mum to the occasional game. Where Wolves will loose out is in terms of more broadly based English/British and international support, people like me who latched onto the club for various reasons as youngsters and continue to support the club today and visit the hollowed turf on a couple of occasions a season. I don't know what percentage we make up of the clubs support base but we must generate a small but possibly declining portion of the clubs revenue stream.
     
  10. SmokeyGB

    SmokeyGB Just doesn't shut up

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    To many mid week games and games being moved for me. Not able to do Friday night games, nor Sunday. Now struggle with Mid week games as 'new' boss not being accommodating me leaving work 4 hours early, Now with doing a Uni degree at home, time with the family is more precious than normal (Especially as wife got cancer last year and is on the mend) you realize Wolves drop down the pecking order..

    Even though when i do go...I love it, Sense of being a kid again. Meeting the lads, having a pint.

    But Wolves have to be careful not to lose the fans for good.
     
  11. Sketchead

    Sketchead Just doesn't shut up

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    :d
     
  12. StefanWolves

    StefanWolves Just doesn't shut up

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    I thought we were playing Reading up until 2pm. I'm 22. What is life.
     
  13. 1972 i began

    1972 i began Just doesn't shut up

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    we have always had midweek games smokey,tue or wed is ok i suppose,but agree on the friday sunday monday,and early kick off.if you are a Family man then obviously they have to come first.sky is killing the attendences and if all this money off them goes to help paying these stupid wages to players,more will stay away.nice to hear your wife is on the mend though.
     
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    northnorfolkwolf Just doesn't shut up

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    It's funny, the other day I was thinking about us losing to Charlton but when on the OS later I saw it was Reading!!!!!! I hate to say this Orbital Wolf but it's nothing to do with Wolves but all to do with middle age. Wait till you have to take about 5 $$$$es every bloody night???!!!!
     
  15. 20K today was an excellent turn-out. The ones who were given free tickets in previous games obviously didn't fancy it.
     

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