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People dont buy tickets because of the individual players but people for sure drop season tickets or buy less if they dont think the owners/club are investing in the first team as much as they are

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People dont buy tickets because of the individual players but people for sure drop season tickets or buy less if they dont think the owners/club are investing in the first team as much as they are

Most casual fan engagement is driven by favorite players.  Only the hardcore nerds like us are more than vaguely aware of what the team is spending.   90% of the people going to games have no idea what any player's xfer fee or salary are.


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if you are trying to sell tickets and jerseys its dumb to hide signings


I dont think they care about selling tickets or merch.

We are just another asset to our billionaire owner. Keep costs low and allow the asset to appreciate in value.

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People dont buy tickets because of the individual players but people for sure drop season tickets or buy less if they dont think the owners/club are investing in the first team as much as they are


Speak for yourself. I spend more money when we have an Henry or BWP, or Kaku, or Adams etc. on the squad.

I dont care about missing games (or whole seasons) nowadays but when guys like that were here i wanted to watch them play live and would make every effort to get to the stadium every game.

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Speak for yourself. I spend more money when we have an Henry or BWP, or Kaku, or Adams etc. on the squad.

I dont care about missing games (or whole seasons) nowadays but when guys like that were here i wanted to watch them play live and would make every effort to get to the stadium every game.

I meant more that in our current business model you dont buy for the guys we transfer in. When bwp first came no one was buying seats to see him. When he developed into a boss we cared like that.

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Speak for yourself. I spend more money when we have an Henry or BWP, or Kaku, or Adams etc. on the squad.

I dont care about missing games (or whole seasons) nowadays but when guys like that were here i wanted to watch them play live and would make every effort to get to the stadium every game.

This x1000. Remember when RBNY bought Cahill for $1MM and then he scored the goal of the World Cup in 2014? That was cool.



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Mbappe recently paid respect to Henry with the goalpost celebration, which prompted me to go back and watch a whole lot of his RBNY highlights. It did make me realize how awesome it is, win or lose, to have a guy out there who is individually just flat out fun to watch. Red Bull's pragmatic, direct style doesn't really allow for as much of that sort of play.

 

We've only had a handful of flair players since Henry and none over the last few years. Guys who can regularly pull off shit that you never even considered to try. Grella and Kaku were probably the only other guys I'd say fit that bill. I'm hoping that's Luquinhas this year.



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I still cannot believe that RBNY STH stats have never been leaked.
Do they not even tell their own FO/ticket staff?
Surely there is a disgruntled ex-employee?

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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"Worth the price of admission"

 

Sadly, there isn't anyone on the squad that merits the above distinction. 


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Adams and Marsch helped give this club a bit if a "dead cat bounce" in 2018, but the fan base erosion since then has been stark. I think we all can see the number of casuals is almost non-existent these days. However, what really hurts is the amount of die-hards you don't see anymore. I'm talking guys/gals I've seen over the years on road trips, at the Catas/El Pastor pregames, on the concourse near the South Ward, etc. So many faces that are long gone. Red Bull has done a hell of a job eroding the passion and excitement related to this club since 2018.



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Adams and Marsch helped give this club a bit if a "dead cat bounce" in 2018, but the fan base erosion since then has been stark. I think we all can see the number of casuals is almost non-existent these days. However, what really hurts is the amount of die-hards you don't see anymore. I'm talking guys/gals I've seen over the years on road trips, at the Catas/El Pastor pregames, on the concourse near the South Ward, etc. So many faces that are long gone. Red Bull has done a hell of a job eroding the passion and excitement related to this club since 2018.

TBF, the covid thing certainly had some impact.  It will be interesting to see if there's any bounce back this year.


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TBF, the covid thing certainly had some impact.  It will be interesting to see if there's any bounce back this year.

We saw drops in 2017-2019 though which coincide with a lack of investment from a player salary perspective (among other factors too, of course)



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The tarps came before COVID...


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Once the team started showing that it wasn't gonna come close to 2018's success, the ppl in '19 started to not come to games en masse. COVID had plenty to do with fans not coming, but this didn't just happen cuz of that. 


RIP Guillermo Romulo, Alexander Francis Orig, Celenio Eleazar, and my Mom, Resurreccion Eleazar.

 

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