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Old 11-05-2013, 20:32   #1
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Wigan FA Cup Winners

How far away in your opinion, are Stanley from building the club to a level where we could be competitive in a national cup and regulars in the premier league?
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Old 11-05-2013, 20:52   #2
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Wigan were similar to acci in the late nineties , then along came Dave whelan,rest is history,never stop dreaming !!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 21:20   #3
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Wigan were similar to acci in the late nineties ,
Apart from population. I think I am correct in saying that until Fleetwood entered the League, Accrington was the smallest town in England and Wales to have a Football League team.
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Old 11-05-2013, 21:21   #4
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True, Dave Whelan helped them grow beyond recognition.

But surely its a model, an example, a story we can aspire to?

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Old 11-05-2013, 21:24   #5
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Apart from population. I think I am correct in saying that until Fleetwood entered the League, Accrington was the smallest town in England and Wales to have a Football League team.
But it was or still is a predominantly rugby town.
Where Accy is a football town.
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How far away in your opinion, are Stanley from building the club to a level where we could be competitive in a national cup and regulars in the premier league?
In my humble opinion, about ten years. Ooops, missed out a word. That should say ten light years.
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Old 11-05-2013, 21:27   #7
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But it was or still is a predominantly rugby town.
Where Accy is a football town.
Ah, yes. Of course. A football town. That must be why our attendances are so good.
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How far away in your opinion, are Stanley from building the club to a level where we could be competitive in a national cup and regulars in the premier league?
I was going to ask your opinion on the matter, DAV007. But I can guess. Four years - assuming, of course that Coleman and Bell are appointed.
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But it was or still is a predominantly rugby town.
Where Accy is a football town.
Little Accy was a football town until 1962 happened, Generations of support were lost cos of no team,fact, As fer how far away, its a case of how nears a multi-millionaire thats willing? no-one can answer that un i think?
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Ah, yes. Of course. A football town. That must be why our attendances are so good.
Yeah.
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Little Accy was a football town until 1962 happened, Generations of support were lost cos of no team,fact, As fer how far away, its a case of how nears a multi-millionaire thats willing? no-one can answer that un i think?
I think your right, but its good the club has a long term ambition to win those potential fans back by its new ticket pricing policy for next season.
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I think your right, but its good the club has a long term ambition to win those potential fans back by its new ticket pricing policy for next season.

Attendances won't increase a great deal even if you half the price, unless the team are winning.
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A 37,000 population town with a club in the Premier League and playing at Wembley in the FA Cup? Dream on, Davo!
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A 37,000 population town with a club in the Premier League and playing at Wembley in the FA Cup? Dream on, Davo!
37,000 of which the vast majority aren't interested for various reasons. Lost generations, a much changed demographic, recession ?

The harsh fact is Stanley are not going to get anywhere on gate money, the revenue has to come from other sources.
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The Wigans come along once in a lifetime in football terms, Wimbledon were probably the only club of recent times to get to the top and win the cup, without multi millionaire backing although there was a guy with a few quid behind them, Sam somebody, forget his last name, but football is about dreams of supporters, but even supports don't matter these days, hence a 5-15pm kick of on a Saturday a week before the end of the season
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