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Summer transfers rumours, speculation, news

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
#21
Thing is we need to sell season tickets to the fans that was here last home game. When we had fans. How many do we think we will sell. 3 half thousand. I think.
I think if our attendance hasn't gone down from our last time in L1 we'll have done well. I fear a lot of smaller clubs will struggle to get back to where they were in average gates.

Only thing that will bring more fans in is success in the pitch, even if we let everyone in free I don't think we'd get in vastly more fans than we do. I think the sad truth is there is not a great deal of interest in non Prem football outside those who already go in Wigan.
 

walgarthjohn

Vital 1st Team Regular
#22
I think if our attendance hasn't gone down from our last time in L1 we'll have done well. I fear a lot of smaller clubs will struggle to get back to where they were in average gates.

Only thing that will bring more fans in is success in the pitch, even if we let everyone in free I don't think we'd get in vastly more fans than we do. I think the sad truth is there is not a great deal of interest in non Prem football outside those who already go in Wigan.
I think your correct as well. I used to take my grandkids. But they both have said not interested
 

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
#23
I think your correct as well. I used to take my grandkids. But they both have said not interested
Hopefully they will get back into it again eventually, most folks will have had times that they drifted away from something they were previously really into but rediscovered their interest after a while.
 

SwindonLatic

Vital Squad Member
#24
Hopefully they will get back into it again eventually, most folks will have had times that they drifted away from something they were previously really into but rediscovered their interest after a while.
It’s up to us old timers to try and get their fires burning again. There is nothing like having the match day experience. I watched pretty much every game this season but try as I might I couldn’t get my two kids to get interested in it (apart from when I cheered everything we scored). The young ones just need a bit of cajoling back into it. As KDZ points out, a winning team will help
 

C_Latic

Vital 1st Team Regular
#25
I don't think it would - I imagine it would get most of the regulars juices going but someone who hasn't bought a ST for a while or even someone who's never bought one still won't even if Grigg were to join. Our ST sales were never that high when he was here last time
Far higher than what they’ll be this coming season though. Unless he was to return... Certainly you are vastly underestimating his reputation in Wigan. It goes further than his ability on the pitch as you should know.
 

C_Latic

Vital 1st Team Regular
#26
On another note, I had a quick look at the attendance for the last game with fans (Luton). 9k Latics fans were at the DW for that game. More than I originally thought. How many will we retain for the first game of next season? It’s fair to say that there will be a significant drop. How significant though?
 

Mighty Bongsmon

Vital Squad Member
#29
Far higher than what they’ll be this coming season though. Unless he was to return... Certainly you are vastly underestimating his reputation in Wigan. It goes further than his ability on the pitch as you should know.
Do you mean last time Grigg was here and we were in the Championship and before a global pandemic which has seen some people realise that they’ve other priorities for their hard earned cash & during which time we entered administration and saw 9 months of the club being stripped of virtually all its assets and fighting a gruelling relegation battle from League 1.
That’s what is going to have impacted attendances

As much as a cult hero as Grigg was (and probably still is to a certain extent), signing him, whilst welcome, is not going to have any serious impact on season ticket sales
 

Mighty Bongsmon

Vital Squad Member
#30
On another note, I had a quick look at the attendance for the last game with fans (Luton). 9k Latics fans were at the DW for that game. More than I originally thought. How many will we retain for the first game of next season? It’s fair to say that there will be a significant drop. How significant though?
That was for a Championship game in a season that had probably seen an increase in ST sales due to the run of form at the end of the season before.
Instead of playing the like of Leeds, West Brom and co (which more people want to see) Latics will be playing the likes of Cheltenham, Cambridge & Bolton (with no disrespect meant to the first two of those clubs).

So yeah I agree that ST sales will probably fall compared to the 19/20 season, although we can hope that there’s a bit of a Bahraini bounce so they don’t fall too much
 

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
#32
Yes we do, young Robinson needs another season in U23s Tom Pearce is a bit injury prone and Darikwa is garbage
To be fair I think Robinson is ready and more than a suitable back up for Pearce.

I'm not sure if Pearce is injury prone more he just had one big bad injury.

Darikwa certain isnt perfect but overall I think he is a good player for this level.

If we keep all 3 we probably need another right back to challenge Darikwa.
 

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
#33
I am hoping the new owners have a bit of an idea on how to market the club, that might help get some fans back in the ground.
I honestly don't think they can do much through market or ticket prices to raise attendances significantly - previous owners tried all sorts but in the end the only times attendance rose was glamorous opposition or success.

Unfortunately I think the interest just isn't there in L1 football in the town outside those who already go.

Our best bet might be to try and focus heavily on attracting kids and try and grow the next generation. In the past we did a lot of that and it seemed to be working but I've not heard as much about it in recent years and there doesn't seem to be as many young fans as there once was.
 

walgarthjohn

Vital 1st Team Regular
#34
Lots more things going on for kids these days. That’s for sure. Doesn’t really help playing in a half empty stadium. With no atmosphere. Only thing. One free child pass with a adult one see it that works. Same with paying. A paying adult gets a child in free.
 

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
#36
I've often thought we should have the clapper things that make all the noise at Leicester. I think it would help with the atmosphere in the stadium especially when it's only a third full.
It's obvious that having a good atmosphere helps the players, as fans it's one thing we can directly do to help our side but unfortunately not enough of us at the DW seem to play our part.

Obviously having a stadium that big and a crowd so small makes it harder, but even if we only have 5k fans in a 25k seater we can create a good atmosphere if everyone is getting involved.

You understand not everyone is going to scream and sing at the top of their lungs, but we've got so many fans who are there rain or shine, long term season ticket holders who don't even clap or cheer unless a goal goes in. If they are there that often they must be passionate about it, but they don't show it - i've never got that.

I think ultimately as a fanbase we need to up our game at the DW when it comes to creating an atmosphere - not sure how you do that but too often the place feels dead rather than having a buzz and it must be a bit depressing for the players to see that when they go away and see some other fan bases giving their side more support.
 

AbramLatic1

Vital Youth Team
#38
Really not sure how ST sales will go for any club really, people will have less money, some will be uncomfortable with going to grounds and some will have lost interest and of course, we've dropped a division. Seen various comments around the net and don't think some people realise what a mess the club is in and how much of a rebuild it is. Just taking ST's, if the club announced details tomorrow and said they start sales next Friday, if you have a question or issue, who do you ring, we've hardly any staff. It's a massive job on and off the pitch and there will be many things need sorting, that most of us won't even think of
 

SwindonLatic

Vital Squad Member
#39
Really not sure how ST sales will go for any club really, people will have less money, some will be uncomfortable with going to grounds and some will have lost interest and of course, we've dropped a division. Seen various comments around the net and don't think some people realise what a mess the club is in and how much of a rebuild it is. Just taking ST's, if the club announced details tomorrow and said they start sales next Friday, if you have a question or issue, who do you ring, we've hardly any staff. It's a massive job on and off the pitch and there will be many things need sorting, that most of us won't even think of
They were advertising for ticket office staff the other week so its pretty pointless selling season tickets until we have staff in place to deal with demand and follow-up questions as you say
 

jocklatic

Vital 1st Team Regular
#40
Really not sure how ST sales will go for any club really, people will have less money, some will be uncomfortable with going to grounds and some will have lost interest and of course, we've dropped a division. Seen various comments around the net and don't think some people realise what a mess the club is in and how much of a rebuild it is. Just taking ST's, if the club announced details tomorrow and said they start sales next Friday, if you have a question or issue, who do you ring, we've hardly any staff. It's a massive job on and off the pitch and there will be many things need sorting, that most of us won't even think of
Well to me personally and a fair few lads who I go with are raring to get back into the DW & watching live matches....not to mention the get together for drinks pre match & the moaning of it after the match.....