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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby WoodfordJnr on Fri May 19, 2017 4:53 pm

mike1961 wrote:They sometimes have a programme seller inside the stadium near entrance H. (It's a fairly random event, though.)



Would be over that side... absolute 0 chance of having that in C.

Will be surprised if people renew for that side bar 112.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Fri May 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Ben wrote:amazed they don't have shirts at least for sale in the stadium, maybe because it's not ours and they would have to move them in and out each game day


A mate came for his first and probably last visit v Liverpool and was suprised there wasn't a WHU shop of some sorts inside the ground.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Mega Ron on Fri May 19, 2017 6:07 pm

They should convert some of the under used ladies loos into 'pop-up' shops to sell the club's tat from.

In fact. If the cretin on the SAB who had the TVs turned off is reading then suggest this please. Also, as you appear to be the only person who can get things done, can you ask them to try harder to be less **** with regards everything they do in future?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby vietnammer on Fri May 19, 2017 10:58 pm

It's probably been addressed in these 305 pages, but commentary on the Arsenal match the other night mentioned that the 'official' attendance figures didn't necessarily reflect how many people were in the ground for the match, being based on including season ticket sales etc. Made me wonder about WHU's 56k attendance reports at the OS (haven't been there yet - so kill me or something!). In 'dem old days' I used to assume the attendance figures given in the papers with the results were based on the number of times the turnstiles clicked over and may have been more accurate. Maybe they weren't. Looks like we've gone from max 35k to 56k. Have we really, regulars?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Fri May 19, 2017 11:05 pm

Been no more than 45k for lots of games. Probably less
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Kialos on Fri May 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Mega Ron wrote:They should convert some of the under used ladies loos into 'pop-up' shops to sell the club's tat from.



I've got a better idea, why not ban all the whining old women with dicks then there would be more toilet space left for the real men inside the stadium
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby leveller on Sat May 20, 2017 8:58 am

vietnammer wrote:It's probably been addressed in these 305 pages, but commentary on the Arsenal match the other night mentioned that the 'official' attendance figures didn't necessarily reflect how many people were in the ground for the match, being based on including season ticket sales etc. Made me wonder about WHU's 56k attendance reports at the OS (haven't been there yet - so kill me or something!). In 'dem old days' I used to assume the attendance figures given in the papers with the results were based on the number of times the turnstiles clicked over and may have been more accurate. Maybe they weren't. Looks like we've gone from max 35k to 56k. Have we really, regulars?

The SAG minutes released under freedom of information show real attendance figures of between just under 50k to just over 50k, IIRC quite a few games were about 48k and the "official attendance" was given as 57k. The club have now got the council and other public authorities to refuse to release the real attendance figures on the grounds that it could harm the club's commercial interests if the truth was known. As you say Arsenal also have the problem of empty seats in an officially sold-out stadium but from memory the percentage of empties at the Emirates is a bit lower than at the OS on average.

The reason that the official "attendance" figures are different from the real attendance is that clubs used to report the real attendance, now they just report tickets sold.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Mega Ron on Sat May 20, 2017 9:13 am

Kialos wrote:
I've got a better idea, why not ban all the whining old women with dicks then there would be more toilet space left for the real men inside the stadium


I was only joking but your idea seems much better
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby HammerMan2004 on Sat May 20, 2017 9:26 am

Brady in her column repeating the point we've been "sold out all season", another one ignoring the weekly empty seats
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Diogenes on Sat May 20, 2017 9:37 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:Brady in her column repeating the point we've been "sold out all season", another one ignoring the weekly empty seats


'Sold out' could very well be true. Whereas, 'attendance' figures are very often not.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby NorthBankAlliance on Sat May 20, 2017 10:04 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:Brady in her column repeating the point we've been "sold out all season", another one ignoring the weekly empty seats


Can't disagree with Brady, West Ham have most definitely sold out this season...
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Mega Ron on Sat May 20, 2017 10:42 am

I would bet that Brady sold out a long time ago.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Hammer.CA on Sat May 20, 2017 11:02 am

vietnammer wrote:It's probably been addressed in these 305 pages, but commentary on the Arsenal match the other night mentioned that the 'official' attendance figures didn't necessarily reflect how many people were in the ground for the match, being based on including season ticket sales etc. Made me wonder about WHU's 56k attendance reports at the OS (haven't been there yet - so kill me or something!). In 'dem old days' I used to assume the attendance figures given in the papers with the results were based on the number of times the turnstiles clicked over and may have been more accurate. Maybe they weren't. Looks like we've gone from max 35k to 56k. Have we really, regulars?


ATTENDANCE-'the persons or number of persons attending something'
something people running some football clubs don't seem to understand or another way of distorting actual numbers.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Hammer.CA on Sat May 20, 2017 11:04 am

Mega Ron wrote:I would bet that Brady sold out a long time ago.


Geoff got something from her in the kitchen a while ago. :shock:
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Claret&Blue,Thru& on Sat May 20, 2017 7:46 pm

leveller wrote:
The reason that the official "attendance" figures are different from the real attendance is that clubs used to report the real attendance.


Don't think they did, lots of people used to get in without record due to 'friendly' turnstile operators or Liverpool style tactics & some clubs under reported for tax reasons, allegedly. The big difference is that the bias used to be negative & now is positive.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Colours never run on Sat May 20, 2017 8:23 pm

**** knows exactly how many 'attend' because the Club are too snide to release proper attendance figures but what I do know when I look around most matches there, is there is a **** load in attendance. I really wouldn't be surprised if those that actually go is in the region of 50,000+.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby RichieRiv on Sat May 20, 2017 9:45 pm

Kialos wrote:I've got a better idea, why not ban all the whining old women with dicks then there would be more toilet space left for the real men inside the stadium


Presumably if the "whining old women" were replaced by "real men" there would be no more or no less space in the toilets.

I think this probably requires a bit more thought to make it work.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Sat May 20, 2017 9:53 pm

HammerMan2004 wrote:Brady in her column repeating the point we've been "sold out all season", another one ignoring the weekly empty seats


Don't forget in the column today

60,000 capacity next season
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Ben on Sun May 21, 2017 10:26 am

Ahhhh can't believe we have to wait ages now to get back into our lush stadium

https://s11.postimg.org/3tsh7gqtf/image.png
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Antwerp_Lad on Mon May 22, 2017 9:20 am

After seeing what the Russians did with the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow I wished we could just buy the ground itself and do the same. Imagine going from this:

http://i.imgur.com/FHpd6Ri.jpg

To this:

http://i.imgur.com/b5yo6a0.jpg
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