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  1. I'm already married with a child. Anyway, I just thought I'd stick my oar in with a few thoughts of my own: The 0.8% figure stated is presuming that everyone who has bought a season ticket thus far lives in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury. Whilst I don't have any data to back me up, I'm almost certain that there will be a significant number of the ~1,650 who reside in Rossendale, Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Oldham, Manchester, Stockport and further afield, at least enough to take the percentage down to 0.7 or even 0.6. Does anyone have access to accurate historical data in terms of number of season tickets sold, particularly vis-à-vis average (public) wage every year, the average cost of a full-paying adult season ticket every season and how they'd be adjusted for inflation in today's money? The economy of the day will have an affect, in some cases more than which tier Bury were in at a particular time. With hindsight, significant work was not done marketing the club for years (arguably decades) before internet access and latterly social media became commonplace. This partly explains why clubs of a similar size, say at the start of the Premier League era to Bury, have been able to slowly build up their attendances (even without significant financial backing and/or a stadium move). All that said, the overall popularity of football has skyrocketed in the past 25 years as well as access to many other forms of entertainment that didn't exist beforehand. Coupled with that, there are certain issues currently dogging the sport in England (e.g. high ticket prices well down the pyramid, cost of travelling to away matches, TV companies dictating when matches take place, excessive salaries paid to players and agents in particular, perceived lack of FA/PL/EFL governance especially relating to club ownership) and when you think about it, you could actually applaud Bury and other clubs for maintaining or slightly improving average home attendances in that time. Speaking of applause, you have to look to Rochdale for their strategy. This close season, they have been quite bold. Under the auspices of Chris Dunphy's stewardship, they have spent within their means year after year whilst for the most part, playing an attractive brand of football, especially under Keith Hill. Their older fans had to contend with decades of finishing close to (and sometimes) bottom of the fourth tier. Now they are at their zenith as a football club and have a decent chance at once again being in contention for promotion to the second tier, all the while not overextending themselves, not making wild promises they'd struggle to keep, maintaining effective communication with a consistent message with their fans across a variety of media and it has paid dividends for them before a ball is kicked in anger. In my view, Bury need a really bold strategy that goes way beyond aggressive season ticket pricing, moving to a new stadium and playing nice football to entice more people (although the stadium would help matters somewhat). They then need to stick to their guns and tone down certain other things to keep the club afloat and attractive to the outside world.
  2. They could make a betting firm together.
  3. He'll be 29 next month, so the club had best get rid.
  4. I wonder if Bury score a last minute winner, will Lee Clark rip off his shirt and tie to reveal this once more...
  5. Absolutely no chance of this happening.
  6. Indeed it was... and it still remains the case.
  7. I don't believe that for a second. Notice how the rhetoric has already shifted from Lee Clark regarding keeping hold of Vaughan in the space of several weeks.
  8. According to the official account on Twitter, the kit supplier will still be Kappa next season.
  9. Will Buryite eyes be smiling at the end of the season?
  10. I still expect him to leave despite the rhetoric contrary to that from the club.
  11. Lowe will only be considered in an injury crisis.
  12. AV was/is not a proportional system of voting.