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S/T Sales Not Too Cracking?

Wednesday have extended the deadline for season ticket renewals at discounted prices by an extra month, prompting Owls' fans to believe season ticket sales aren't going too well.

The Owls have already scrapped the I.D. photo scheme for adult season tickets following complaints by fans, but with no proof of a takeover being completed this pre-season, and a lack of signings by Owls boss Brian Laws, it seems season ticket sales at S6 could well be the lowest for years to date.

But in a statement on the official SWFC website, the club have indicated that sales are 'strong' so far.

The statement reads: 'While sales have been strong in the initial period of renewal, the club's board of directors recognise that current financial pressures across the UK are making it more difficult for people to save the money they need for a season ticket.

'The club have received a number of requests from existing season ticket holders to move the deadline for renewals back to the end of June. With this in mind, Sheffield Wednesday hope to ease the economic burden for fans by giving them extra time to buy their 2008/09 season ticket.'

So are the ticket sales really being affected because of 'current financial pressures across the UK', or have fans simply had enough?

Fans now have until Saturday, July 12, to renew their season ticket at the discounted prices, and guarantee their same seat for the 2008/09 campaign, while the deadline for 'early booking' has been moved from Saturday, June 28, to Saturday, July 26.

The club usually give updates as to the amount of season tickets sold, so it'll be interesting to see just how many Owls fans will be purchasing season tickets for the next campaign.

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Date:Friday June 6 2008

Time: 5:58PM

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I think they have scraped "ignite the passion" and are trying to guilt-trip us with "where does you're heart lie" this year. I think the fact they havent released the number already speaks volumes, we clearly are thousands down on last year. :( UTO
tommyg
sense at last
aball2112
about 6500 sold at moment
mick66owl
That all we'd 10000 by the end of April
Tiny T
I think thats been a little optimistic.
BedfordOwl
Cant help but think they are expecting something to happen within the month, that'll make people flock to hillsobrough with a big grin?
Bigash
i think something as to haappen to make people flock
Barton6435
It must be hard for fans to part with the cash when all they can expect is another struggle again next season.
dazza71
I agree with mick66owl, can't see anyhting more than about 7,000. If i was Kaven Walker i would be *****ting myself, surely the CEO is the first to go when company revenue collapses in the space of a year.
tommyg
well i got mine up the owls!!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
How many down on last season are you at the moment? and what would get the fans to change their minds about going to get a season ticket. Takeover? New Manager? Some quality signings? a combination of all?
Dean1
^ In response to the above ^ Id guess currently were about 8000 down - i would say we will be 5000 down by the deadline. Why?? - -well a chonic lack of investment/assest selling by our current board. -A poor season last year - despite plans to challenge for the play-offs. -A hike in ST prices of around 20% -Appaling treatment of fans by the current board.
tommyg
was so chuffed/relieved when we secured survival mainly because it would have been unthinkable to slide back into league 1 after all the hard work it took 2 escape that hell hole. plus the prospect of having to part with, what i believe to be the basis of a quality championship side, eg wood simek beevers spurr mcallister grant sodje etc would have been rather bloody depressing. i also figured that the proposed investors would never invest in a league 1 side with the debt we have. now it seems they were just dicking us around anyway. surely theyve had more than enough time to reach a decision and in my view, if your serious about a takeover you want it concluded quickly to allow a strategy to be formulated for the next season, and players to be bought in while there are still quality signing available. way i see it they need to put up or shut up. regardless injury free next season could still be successful we missed sodje and simek hugely and there were many other injuries that led to an unsettled side throughout the season with a few free transfers (yay!) and a bit of luck the playoffs could be a possibility especially with jeffers rampaging up the goal charts (ha!)
owler
Challenge for the playoffs, only if they bring them in to stop you going down !
Tiny T
truely a tragedy that such a massive club is where it is, wasn't it a media company that set you on this downward path
codbater
well i got my expensive season ticket so something better happen or im in for another depressing relegation batltle
boothe
17,800 season ticket already sold at the lane. the futures bright the futures red n foooooookin white!!!
bladesforlife1889
Pigforlife most of the 17,800 are piggies screwing their own club IE, adult Pigs buying under 12's (piglet) S/T's for 10, that is fact l know a lot of pigs that have done this, you will be paying double next time to pay for all the pigs that have ripped off their own club you stupid red & white muppet
astonsS26OWL
BTW Pigforlife the future maybe bright but unfortunately you are not bright are you !
astonsS26OWL
it must be hard being a wendy fan you snout sniffers. actually the club knows about adults trying to purchase concession tickets and the system has changes as everyone will be checked and when you put your season cars into the electric panel it flashes certain colours for adult, concession and oaps. the stuards will be watching trust me. my mate is the head stuard at the lane its amasing what you find out. WHATS HAPPEND TO THIS TAKE OVER - HA HA you lot will beleive owt, mind you, you still think you are a bigi club so that says everything. ha ha ha you do make me laugh snortbeasts!!
bladesforlife1889
BFL just finished his GCSEs? Where have you been??
SuperOwls
failed his english one then by the look of things!
WORKSOP..OWL
selling 17,800 dont mean ur guna be any good does it you spent all that money and u was still *****
boothe
all that money?? we spent nothing if fact the outgoings last season were far more than players brought in my little snout sniffer. get ya facts right. further more its a little difficult typing on here when you are at work and trying to juggle things about but i suppose you DOLE BOYS won't quite understand the meaning of work - just sitting in front of the tele watching trisha and coming on this ***** site - lol muppets!!
bladesforlife1889
Paper rounds don't count as "work", didn't Beattie cost in the region of 4 million, hardly nothing. Numpty
BedfordOwl
if this site is so 5hit pigforlife then why dont you ***** off back on your own siite??..oh sorry forgot,know one on your site is there!!!
WORKSOP..OWL
errrr jags 4m n0b sack (like for like) typical part timer from ******** bedford - lol
bladesforlife1889
Why does living in Bedford make me a part-timer, jog on pillock before your late for school.
BedfordOwl
ignorance is bliss lads pigforlife is a well lets not go there. but while hes on i would just like to take this opportunity to thank them for the 4 points they gave us which kept us in the division. cheers
mick66owl
I believe it also kept them in this division as they missed on the play offs by 4 pts.
BedfordOwl
yawn yawn yawn girlies
bladesforlife1889
not sold 17,800 pigforlife this includes the kids free ones given away ...
brinsworthowl
 

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