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6 hours ago, DaveAV1 said:

 

Hopefully they can do it in a way that keeps Villa Park unique and doesn’t lose that special feeling that our home has always had. 

I’m afraid that horse bolted under Doug Ellis to a significant extent.

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4 hours ago, Stephen_Evans said:

I’m afraid that horse bolted under Doug Ellis to a significant extent.

I agree that mistakes, some of them terrible have been made, but I feel that there’s still an aura about the place. I could just be a sentimental old romantic though!

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Stay up and we need to increase the capacity. We’re easily selling out every home at the moment. Could easily get a few more thousand through the gates.

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I wonder if they would consider buying Aston Hotel and doing something similar to it as The Holte Pub.  

I think it's a womens refuge or something at the moment so would need to assist with finding a new home for that but if it could be incorporated into the new Hotel it could be a great money spinner on matchdays and provide a valuable additional drinking venue for fans. 

There are so many industrial units going up in the area it may also attract some midweek custom as well. 

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16 minutes ago, sidcow said:

I wonder if they would consider buying Aston Hotel and doing something similar to it as The Holte Pub.  

I think it's a womens refuge or something at the moment so would need to assist with finding a new home for that but if it could be incorporated into the new Hotel it could be a great money spinner on matchdays and provide a valuable additional drinking venue for fans. 

There are so many industrial units going up in the area it may also attract some midweek custom as well. 

I agree. They could make a fortune on matchdays if they did it right i.e. a massive outdoor area for pre-match beers with some food trucks serving some quality burgers etc, not the shite you get under the Aston Expressway. I don't normally go for a beer pre-match but did against the Albion in the play-off semi (or at least tried to) in the Aston Tavern. 4 quid to get in and massive queues at each bar. I was thinking 'why aren't they banging out bottles and cans?' Complete amateurs. We left without even getting served. Anyway, delayed rant over....there's definitely a market to exploit.

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4 minutes ago, Brumstopdogs said:

 

 

Much better than plan B

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24 minutes ago, Brumstopdogs said:

 

 

Another boring bowl. Meh.

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Whatever the attendance figure for Wolves (which was clearly wrong*) it was announced as a sell out. 

Every game so far has been a sell out and probably every game in the near future will be a sell out.  My question is does anyone know our record for the number of consecutive sell outs.  We are surely heading for a modern record. 

* There was a game last season where the announced attendance was 100% definitely far lower than the actual attendance.  If there were 1000 empty seats against Wolves the I am a Dutch man.  Why do these anomalies occur? 

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8 hours ago, sidcow said:

* There was a game last season where the announced attendance was 100% definitely far lower than the actual attendance.  If there were 1000 empty seats against Wolves the I am a Dutch man.  Why do these anomalies occur? 

That was Swansea in the cup, wasn't it? From memory it was given as 30k when it looked close to a sell out. I think that was also free for season ticket holders so maybe it's an issue with that.

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On 27/10/2019 at 00:27, Kingman said:

What stadium is that?

Stade de Photoshoppe.

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12 hours ago, sidcow said:

Whatever the attendance figure for Wolves (which was clearly wrong*) it was announced as a sell out. 

Every game so far has been a sell out and probably every game in the near future will be a sell out.  My question is does anyone know our record for the number of consecutive sell outs.  We are surely heading for a modern record. 

* There was a game last season where the announced attendance was 100% definitely far lower than the actual attendance.  If there were 1000 empty seats against Wolves the I am a Dutch man.  Why do these anomalies occur? 

My theory on the apparent anomaly:

it’s a lot easier to spot empty seats when they are in blocks rather than scattered around. Against wulves there were a couple of blocks empty and netting over the front few rows in the Upper North Stand. There were also empty blocks for segregation in the Lower.

What wasn’t so easily visible were the empty seats scattered around the Trinity and DE stands. Fans sat either side of an empty seat tend to ‘spread out’ which makes the empty seat less obvious. What looked like only 1 in 20 was probably more like 1 empty in 10 or 12 sets but that adds up to a couple of thousand plus probably another 500 or so thinly scattered across the Upper and Lower Holte.

I assume it was down to some season ticket holders not realising it was included and some season ticket holders being away over the half term school holiday.

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Not in a billion years were there 6,000 empty seats.  Not a chance. Something else happens to cause the anomaly.  As someone else said it also happened last year in a cup game v Swansea. 

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26 minutes ago, sidcow said:

Not in a billion years were there 6,000 empty seats.  Not a chance.

There probably was, upper north, the middle area which is bigger seats, was not used by wolves (I’m guessing not sold). Then there was an area lower north to the left as you look at it from the Holte, that was again not in use. Each of those areas were probably 2k each. Then you’re looking at 2k of seats throughout the rest of the stadium which is easily done. 

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4 minutes ago, mikeyp102 said:

There probably was, upper north, the middle area which is bigger seats, was not used by wolves (I’m guessing not sold). Then there was an area lower north to the left as you look at it from the Holte, that was again not in use. Each of those areas were probably 2k each. Then you’re looking at 2k of seats throughout the rest of the stadium which is easily done. 

Those 2 patches of empty seats in North stand was probably 200 or so lower and upper 3 or 400 only.  They had that entire end only holds about 6000 by your reckoning it was 2 thirds empty? 

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1 minute ago, sidcow said:

Those 2 patches of empty seats in North stand was probably 200 or so lower and upper 3 or 400 only.  They had that entire end only holds about 6000 by your reckoning it was 2 thirds empty? 

Oh ok may be off with my figures then. 

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