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[Albion] Empty seats



Dirty Dave

Well-known member
Aug 28, 2006
3,008
Worthing
I don't want this to be a negative thread, given a decent performance and result today.

Just an observation that there were an awful lot of empty seats all over the ground today, probably the most this season.

Had we been on a decent run or had something riding on the game, that certainly wouldn't have been the case.

So have many people just not fancied it today and lost a bit of enthusiasm? For the record, despite going, I certainly felt very meh beforehand but have somewhat got some mojo back.
 






I don't want this to be a negative thread, given a decent performance and result today.

Just an observation that there were an awful lot of empty seats all over the ground today, probably the most this season.

Had we been on a decent run or something riding on the game, that certainly wouldn't have been the case.

So have many people just not fancied it today and lost a bit of enthusiasm. For the record, despite going, I certainly felt very meh beforehand but have somewhat got some mojo back.

It meant the hardcore were there who are proper fans. I prefer that than the plastics.
 










Elbow750

Well-known member
Jun 21, 2020
467
See thread 'Anyone actually going on Sunday?'
Loads of good explanations why people couldn't go, including resceduling from Saturday. I put my seat on the exchange but it didn't sell. Not surprising given our recent woeful form and lack of goals.

I'm so pleased we won, and sad to have missed it due to attending my grandson's first birthday party. I suspect many others had family commitments that they wouldn't break ( poor performances dont help), and little to play for. In better times seats on the exchange are snapped up. Expect a full house for remaining home games...
 






Beach Hut

Brighton Bhuna Boy
Jul 5, 2003
72,075
Living In a Box
Some of us are not in the UK
 




StonehamPark

#Brighton-Nil
Oct 30, 2010
9,865
BC, Canada
Watching on TV from Canada, the camera showed quite a few empty seats across the East stand.

End of season, nothing really to play for, recent performances and results post-Europa have been generally middling at best.
I don't blame those for giving it a miss today.
 




HeaviestTed

I’m eating
NSC Patron
Mar 23, 2023
1,617
Bank holiday weekend, not a big 6 side, nothing to win or lose - lots of people didn’t go.

I had an amazing time
 


A1X

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Sep 1, 2017
18,598
Deepest, darkest Sussex
Worth remembering this was a comparatively late move of dates too with Villa only qualifying for their semi a couple of weeks ago, which will have meant plenty with plans had to skip it
 








faoileán

Well-known member
Jan 29, 2021
900
It meant the hardcore were there who are proper fans. I prefer that than the plastics.
But that's not true... I know a couple of hardcore Albion fans who could not get out of family commitments on a Bank Holiday weekend. Their tickets didn't re-sell because the part time supporters have lost enthusiasm after our recent terrible displays...
 




5Ways Gull

È quello che è
Feb 2, 2009
971
Fiveways, Brighton
In the old days the first weekend in May was normally cup final weekend,which marked the end of the domestic season. Here we are still with 3 games to go. I think there is actually too much football. If we look back over the last 18 months we have had a mid season World Cup (FFS!), that led to an extended end to last season. Then there was the normal intra season internationals. No wonder clubs, not just us, have suffered massively with injuries. I think people are getting matchday fatigue?
 




portlock seagull

Why? Why us?
Jul 28, 2003
17,400
Wasn't worth driving up from Dorset on a BH Weekend.......not a plastic fan , just being realistic, it's all good if you live near Brighton !
I feared the worst today but drive round the m25 and down m23 was almost best ever today. Not a jam at all anywhere, inc Wisley interchange. Straight into Mill Road, no queue, no delays. Absolutely perfect day!
 


Paulie Gualtieri

Bada Bing
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May 8, 2018
9,623
I don't want this to be a negative thread, given a decent performance and result today.

Just an observation that there were an awful lot of empty seats all over the ground today, probably the most this season.

Had we been on a decent run or had something riding on the game, that certainly wouldn't have been the case.

So have many people just not fancied it today and lost a bit of enthusiasm? For the record, despite going, I certainly felt very meh beforehand but have somewhat got some mojo back.
Bank holiday weekend away with the family, imagine many others in the same boat
 


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