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Kenny has come out with another one of his columns.

Again he’s asking for 20k crowds.

 

This time, he says it can help add 3 million to our budget, for the transfer window.

 

A bit bonkers isn’t it ?

 

 

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers/15701428.Ken_Anderson_asks_for_fans__39__help_to_add___3million_to_Wanderers__39__January_spending/

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3,000,000 % 13 games = £230,000

230,000 % 5,000 people = £46

 

I guess that's ambitious but it takes into account a certain percentage going corporate and increased spending on parking/merch etc. Please inform us what exactly you think is bonkers about that?

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Business needs to increase sales to be able to re-invest in better products....how is that bonkers?

 

Fact is the town of Bolton does not support its football club very well. Ken has a point. 20K plus on for a league one promotion decider. Go up and back to 13K fans. 

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its interesting that we all agreed we should only spend what we have got

 

KA explains what that means and hes bonkers???

 

 

all id take issue with is his expectation (in fact, he probably doesn't expect it) that we will get 20k through the gates for lower division 2 football

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Lostock Whites in thread about attendances shocker...

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its interesting that we all agreed we should only spend what we have got

 

KA explains what that means and hes bonkers???

 

 

all id take issue with is his expectation (in fact, he probably doesn't expect it) that we will get 20k through the gates for lower division 2 football

He is bonkers (and boring) where is he plucking these numbers from?

 

I read it the same as radcliffe. Vela will be off

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They've not let us down in a window yet.

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He is bonkers (and boring) where is he plucking these numbers from?

 

I read it the same as radcliffe. Vela will be off

 

 

until we spend less than comes in, thats where we are at

 

its not difficult

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Vela will be off if it benefits the wider team and only then in my opinion. By that I mean we get a chunk of cash which is the reinvested into the squad thus increasing our chance of survival.

 

We do that and then the extra tv money etc for next season will again assist to keep our losses lower than in a long time and a championship club is going to be more attractive to any investors than league one.

 

Whilst this is all going on the club is looking at all ways to increase revenue to make our operating model more sustainable

 

It’s absolutely bonkers. Who runs a business in this manner

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He is bonkers (and boring) where is he plucking these numbers from?

 

I read it the same as radcliffe. Vela will be off

aye ken knows there’s a cat in hells of 20k

 

January comes vela goes ken says well I did say..

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until we spend less than comes in, thats where we are at

 

its not difficult

I'd say getting 23k a week is quite difficult. Especially when you've done nothing to help the numbers and just started moaning about it.

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They've not let us down in a window yet.

A Fair comment. I'd say the clough fee and sale was the only let down.

 

I think it's a lot harder to pull a team of free transfers in this league than league 1 but certainly not impossible. Let's hope they pull it off

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it doesn't add up, he's saying we'll get 3M to spend in Jan if we get good crowds for the rest of the season

 

he won't spend the money before he's got it, so how does he spend 3M in Jan if he's on about getting good crowds in Feb-May to fund it

 

unless he's been misquoted, or he's on about Jan 2019, but there's no way he's spending in the hope it means 5-7k fans return - that would be bonkers

 

he's lining up the excuses for a sale in Jan no doubt about it

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Love ken for his work and the poor guy has his hands tied

 

He owns a club what’s losing money and he can’t continue to fund himself

 

His team probably thought after the embargo situation a buyer would come forward especially with the turn around in results

 

But it hasn’t so sale of best players will happen

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I'd say getting 23k a week is quite difficult. Especially when you've done nothing to help the numbers and just started moaning about it.

 

 

getting 23k is near to impossible - agreed

 

nowt to help get the numbers up - bullshit

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I'd say getting 23k a week is quite difficult. Especially when you've done nothing to help the numbers and just started moaning about it.

 

we signed ALF and Ameobi to please fans. he is trying like. 

 

we are not a 23k club but unless people accept this and stop believing we should be in the Prem etc by right what is he supposed to do. 

 

Hes not gonna win fans by coming out with the truth that we are an average small club with a core 13k support which goes up on big occasssions. 

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getting 23k is near to impossible - agreed

 

nowt to help get the numbers up - bullshit

What have they done to get bums on seats other than spit the dummy out half a season too late

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turned a club heading downwards to one that is (tentatively) looking up

 

the next development here, once hes failed to get the so called fans (cunts as mounts delicately put it) to put as much effort into our success as he is, will be to increase the price of our tickets

 

and us mugs will pay it until things get better and the cunts come back

 

seen it all before, more than once

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What have they done to get bums on seats other than spit the dummy out half a season too late

 

Played a major role in getting us into a higher league

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chesterfield was the highest in years at 23400

 

2nd in league and £5

 

How possibly are we going to get anywhere near 20k we ain’t, not even if ken picked and dropped every fucker off

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What have they done to get bums on seats other than spit the dummy out half a season too late

Got us promoted against all the odds. Got us out of a transfer embargo. Stabilised the club. Made a dent in the losses.

 

Apart from that...nothing at all.....

 

If people in Bolton want a successful team they need to back them in numbers...especially as we are "living in our means". Thats what everyone wanted. So time for everyone to get down the stadium and support instead of being moaning, whinging, stay at home armchair fans. 

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Played a major role in getting us into a higher league

Correct and we got a few more bums on seats off the back of this!

 

Our crowds hold up well. Been done to death this but the folk that support us aren't the problem.

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