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PerigordMiller
30-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Dissapointing that less than 8k home fans turned up last night.

Is Sky having that much effect, & fans preferring to stay at home?

There's a poster on here who uses every opportunity to have a go at Tony Stewart for not spending more money, but consider this : everyone who lives locally and chooses to pay for Sky Sports is helping to keep paying the likes of Stoke City's wages via parachute payments. The vast majority of TV money goes to the big boys in the premier league including those relegated, and helps to keep the big clubs afloat.

Please don't criticise TS if you don't turn up yourself and would rather fund the status quo.

loyalmiller
30-09-2018, 02:12 PM
I pay for sky but also go to the games so am I okay?

Talking of sky, Im watching the Ryder cup and what annoys me is the British commentators are totally unbiased in their commentary whereas their American counterparts are all us and them. Why aren’t ours like that!

CAMiller
30-09-2018, 02:14 PM
You should try watching it over here XD

mellowmiller
30-09-2018, 02:33 PM
Dissapointing that less than 8k home fans turned up last night.

Is Sky having that much effect, & fans preferring to stay at home?

There's a poster on here who uses every opportunity to have a go at Tony Stewart for not spending more money, but consider this : everyone who lives locally and chooses to pay for Sky Sports is helping to keep paying the likes of Stoke City's wages via parachute payments. The vast majority of TV money goes to the big boys in the premier league including those relegated, and helps to keep the big clubs afloat.

Please don't criticise TS if you don't turn up yourself and would rather fund the status quo.

I'm a season ticket holder and go to all our home games. I also have Sky......so what does that prove?

frogmiller
30-09-2018, 02:38 PM
I may be wrong but I think Sky own ifollow. Sky owns British Football with the contract they have showing England games.

welovebooth
30-09-2018, 03:12 PM
Dissapointing that less than 8k home fans turned up last night.

Is Sky having that much effect, & fans preferring to stay at home?

There's a poster on here who uses every opportunity to have a go at Tony Stewart for not spending more money, but consider this : everyone who lives locally and chooses to pay for Sky Sports is helping to keep paying the likes of Stoke City's wages via parachute payments. The vast majority of TV money goes to the big boys in the premier league including those relegated, and helps to keep the big clubs afloat.

Please don't criticise TS if you don't turn up yourself and would rather fund the status quo.

if you dont want to spend money don't own a football club.

mygiddypant
30-09-2018, 03:17 PM
The home attendances have been disappointing so far this season. Having said that, I thought the fans yesterday were particularly vociferous.
I'm fortunate that I can afford a st, and sky, and the petrol to travel from/to Norfolk.

monty_rhodes
30-09-2018, 03:21 PM
if you dont want to spend money don't own a football club.

I have my deerstalker on, pipe in mouth and violin in hand and slowly but surely I begin to deduce you are not quite right. I don't mean right in your opinions or right in the head but something else. You are certainly not just a normal fan with normal concers about the club. You're definitely a phoney.

PerigordMiller
30-09-2018, 03:22 PM
I'm a season ticket holder and go to all our home games. I also have Sky......so what does that prove?

It shows you are using your money to help fund the club, and providing that vocal support that is so important.

But you know where most of your Sky money goes too.

PerigordMiller
30-09-2018, 03:23 PM
I pay for sky but also go to the games so am I okay?



Yes you are, but see reply to Mellow.

M0ZZA
30-09-2018, 04:38 PM
I pay for sky but also go to the games so am I okay?

Talking of sky, Im watching the Ryder cup and what annoys me is the British commentators are totally unbiased in their commentary whereas their American counterparts are all us and them. Why aren’t ours like that!

I only saw last hour or two. American, Butch Harman-Turner criticised one USA player for holding finger to his lips shushing crowd saying he should show more class.

jocksgloves
30-09-2018, 04:56 PM
Wby pay for a match ticket, if you've already paid for sky? Football sold it's sole in 1992. No going back now.

welovebooth
30-09-2018, 05:13 PM
what if you support rotherham but your mate sponsors the shirts etc or a stand and he gives you free tickets for every home game.

you buy a shirt a programme a pint.

but you don't buy a match ticket

PerigordMiller
01-10-2018, 07:54 AM
I may be wrong but I think Sky own ifollow. Sky owns British Football with the contract they have showing England games.

Looks like iFollow is owned by the EFL. Sky's red button is the competitor. If you have already paid for Sky Sports, red button games are free?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/21/what-is-ifollow-football-league

Pattylallacks2
01-10-2018, 08:24 AM
Wby pay for a match ticket, if you've already paid for sky? Football sold it's sole in 1992. No going back now.

Sold it's sole? Sounds a bit fishy to me

mellowmiller
01-10-2018, 08:47 AM
Wby pay for a match ticket, if you've already paid for sky? Football sold it's sole in 1992. No going back now.

Perhaps that's why players get more foot injuries these days.

animallittle3
01-10-2018, 08:51 AM
We are on later in the month against Luton Town and have reduced match tickets to £10 for the game .

crookadile
01-10-2018, 09:22 AM
If you have already paid for Sky Sports, red button games are free?

You have to pay a subscription to Sky. The red button is an extra, not exactly free. No doubt the extra games will be covered by price hikes to the subscription.

Lasterman
01-10-2018, 09:30 AM
Sold it's sole? Sounds a bit fishy to me

Personally I thought he'd put his foot in it when he said that.

Lolmorgan
01-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Dissapointing that less than 8k home fans turned up last night.

Is Sky having that much effect, & fans preferring to stay at home?

There's a poster on here who uses every opportunity to have a go at Tony Stewart for not spending more money, but consider this : everyone who lives locally and chooses to pay for Sky Sports is helping to keep paying the likes of Stoke City's wages via parachute payments. The vast majority of TV money goes to the big boys in the premier league including those relegated, and helps to keep the big clubs afloat.

Please don't criticise TS if you don't turn up yourself and would rather fund the status quo.
I think we have lost a few that jumped on the band wagon at the beginning of our new era.So now you are back to the hard core of fans & to be honest we are not the most attractive team to watch.Our signings & loan players are like that song Alice who the feck is Alice.The excitements gone from the place.I think if we don’t push the boat out a little bit in the January window & on top that a bitter cold winter I can see there being even less.

animallittle3
14-10-2018, 01:40 PM
Biggest crowd of the season at Oakwell yesterday for a midday kick off , live on SKY , weather not too grand and playing a team from down south , up by over 1200 .

Interesting thing is that match tickets were £10 as opposed to the normal £24 .

Got to be some merit for RUFC to reduce prices for your SKY games at the NYS .

loyalmiller
14-10-2018, 01:46 PM
Our next sky game is the Blades, they’ll sell their allocation if they haven’t already anyway and 80% of the home fans are season ticket holders who have already paid so it wouldn’t be worth it for us.

animallittle3
14-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Our next sky game is the Blades, they’ll sell their allocation if they haven’t already anyway and 80% of the home fans are season ticket holders who have already paid so it wouldn’t be worth it for us.

Yes I would imagine the crowd would be a good one with the local derby flavour so it perhaps isn't necessary in this case .

Hazza Has A Gazza
14-10-2018, 06:13 PM
Over the years our support has generally been mediocre. Our crowds have usually been average or slightly less than average for the division we've been in at the time apart from in the Championship where we have no chance of matching the average weekly crowds, and the first few years at NYS.

We would probably have to be challenging for the playoffs to see a real increase in attendances at the minute. The fickle element of our support are bored with mere Championship football. Cost may also be a big factor too.

Incidentally I remember seeing an article from Barnsleys local rag a few short years ago stating it was a dark day for Barnsley FC, as league 2 Rotherham pulled in a crowd just short of 11000 for a game against port Vale while Barnsley, at home the same day, had a sub 9000 crowd for a Championship game. Support wise, we've gone backwards since then while Barnsley have probably improved.

ilikecarling
14-10-2018, 06:34 PM
Biggest crowd of the season at Oakwell yesterday for a midday kick off , live on SKY , weather not too grand and playing a team from down south , up by over 1200 .

Interesting thing is that match tickets were £10 as opposed to the normal £24 .

Got to be some merit for RUFC to reduce prices for your SKY games at the NYS .

Leeds not playing, Wednesday not playing, blunts not playing, millers not playing....Wakefield RL not playing. Donny away.

There tha goes.....

animallittle3
14-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Leeds not playing, Wednesday not playing, blunts not playing, millers not playing....Wakefield RL not playing. Donny away.

There tha goes.....

Oh yeh forgot about that , all those non bfc fans rolling up at midday on a wild and wet saturday lunch time to see a league one game when they could just as easily stay at home and watch it or go to the boozer .

Hazza Has A Gazza
15-10-2018, 12:14 AM
When was the last time we used half the south stand to cater for demand from our own fans? It was quite a regular thing in the first 3 years of opening the NYS. It's hard to see it happening again anytime soon.

great_fire
15-10-2018, 06:15 AM
When was the last time we used half the south stand to cater for demand from our own fans? It was quite a regular thing in the first 3 years of opening the NYS. It's hard to see it happening again anytime soon.

That's because it was new, the novelty has worn off.

gm_gm
15-10-2018, 09:42 AM
That's because it was new, the novelty has worn off.

I know quite a few only used to attend but now only choose their games, sad really

Hazza Has A Gazza
15-10-2018, 01:07 PM
I remember the debacle for the Aldershot promotion game when the club took the move to open half the south stand for Millers fans and put the tickets up for sale the weekend before - while 2000 fans were down at Plymouth, largely unaware. The allocation sold out really quick due to the Plymouth result and a lot of people missed out.
At that point it felt like the stadium was going to be too small for our needs. Turns out not. I blame Sky..