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littlewiggy



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 6:38 pm 
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Cheers both.

Nothing from Mansfield this year, and the two previous years they just issued one large badge with all the opponents on it. Nothing individually.



I would imagine you're right, Gresty, about most badges selling on the actual match day, but there's always those who prefer to buy after the fact, due to being on the ale and not wanting to lose it, or simply can't be arsed because pre-match drinking time is more important, those that rock up late, or indeed those not there for the match at all.

How those "after-the-fact" buyers compare to actual match day sales I don't know, my guess would be 2/3s ratio on the day and poss 1/3 thereafter. Whether that's enough to justify their continued production I don't know?
Hope so.

Lower league match badges have certainly become scarcer than the Dodo since Covid swamped us all, though.
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GrestytheLion



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 11:10 pm 
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Depends what the match is, finals before, winning team normally only wants it after, losing teams have little interest.

matchday, depends how and where it is available post match, I'd say the split is higher before and on matchday depending on the occasion & circumstances.
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Dorking



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 8:06 am 
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Last post on this thread for me for the season (probably)

Everton last night, just the one colourway version. Stallholder remembered me from all my visits over the years buying his 'sets' of badges which was nice





Date is the original match date, being a Prem game, that is a brave choice rather than just put the season on!

sorry pic is sideways, used a smartphone camera, as its much easier to upload from that to an email then to this site (compared to my normal camera)

As for yesterday, he's the boring old fart bit. Pre-match, huge numbers of Everton fans outside their Main Stand, waiting for their team coach to arrive. Probably a hundred smoke bombs set off. Large police presence did nothing, I guess 50 police in pairs can't stop 10,000 lairy noisy people.

Into the ground, have to say fair play, loudest noise / atmosphere I have heard from any fans at any game for years. Felt like every single fan was being noisy all game.

Has to be said the Everton fans got the team over the line for a 3-2 win (from 2-0 down)

When they scored the 3rd and probably 100+ ran on the pitch, a few with smoke bombs, we knew it was so highly charged we knew what would follow, a final whistle pitch invasion, and usually after that happens, an element of fans then head for the opposition fans to goad.

Despite the away seats being right by the away corner players tunnel, and my son wanting to hang around at the front in case a Palace player threw him a shirt (customary at the last away game) (and we did not have a 'beggy sign' before you ask), we thought, this is a perfect scenario to get the heck out of here. Everton fans were so high on adrenalyn, alcohol and a few something else, it was best to just get away!

When the ref added on 7 minutes of stoppage time, me, my wife and son thought 'sod this'. We knew they would all go on the pitch despite a ring of stewards and police.

With 2 mins of the added time left, we left the ground, and legged it to our car (parked on a driveway in the first side road behind their big club shop), the roads were deserted as half the ground went on the pitch, and the other half stayed in the ground to watch them.

Never got away from that city so quick (apart from after the Gerrard final home game against us at Liverpool), as it's usually gridlock

I usually hate evening northern away games because of how late we get home, but we were home at 1.45am, a journey of just 4 hours, and that included lots of roadwork speed limits on the motorways going home!

Thing is I don't want nets hanging up off the front of stands like they have abroad. I don't want 8 foot high steel fences at the front of stands. I especially don't want to be breathing smoke bomb fumes (there were dozens let off inside the ground yesterday) and I don't want players afraid that people just run on the pitch when they feel like it. Some punishments need to be threatened because the young generation now remind me of the young generation in the 1980s. I know we were all young once, but I thought we'd got past all this sort of thing. The police and stewards seem to be losing a grip on it at the moment.

I put up with hassle to from at at games as a teenager in the 80s, because I still loved watching the football and going. It's getting a bit tiresome now, all the what I'd call antisocial behaviour which seems to just be getting accepted, very little is done. Fans in groups can mouth off at individuals and nothing is done, inside grounds standing on seats, abuse of anyone they want, almost no respect. I'm probably an old boring person, maybe this is why people get to middle age and migrate to the usually calm and peaceful sheltered world of non-league!!

Maybe I'll be watching 5th tier football a lot more next season anyway. We'll see.
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Jim LFC



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 2:01 pm 
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Picked up this yesterday from Joe the badge man for my trip to Paris next week. Smile

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Dorking



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:47 pm 
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That's alright, nice one!
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