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Bubbles wrote: these are genuine cricket fans that were expecting more and are voting with their feet.You have not understood that the ECB DOESN'T WANT "genuine cricket fans".
Bubbles wrote: ↑Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:39 am As I have posted earlier the franchise is the thing of the future.Well, I'm not a Glamorgan supporter, and don't have an inside track on their finances.
Look at American sports, big cities, sold out stadiums,a better product to sell to businesses.
Can the ECB afford to bankroll 18 counties continually? Some counties will make it work and others will fall by the wayside. Total income from membership £330k
Which in our case is swallowed up by CEO, Director of coaching, Head Coach and possibly 3 or 4 players.
I know that most posters on here love the four day game but it really is not commercially viable and we are nowhere near producing test match players that the ECB expect. I expect changes because cricket is a business and not just a place where pensioners can go to get out of the house.I still can't get my head around the negativity towards the hundred with world class talent on your doorsteps and prices for Glamorgan members at bargain prices.
Again I have stated take the £1m for hosting and leave the marketing to the ECB as Glamorgan are clueless in that department.
Bubbles wrote:No matter how they try Glamorgan have a terrible name within Welsh cricketing circles and also the Welsh business world. So when I saw that we had obtained the new venture I thought what an opportunity.Reverting to type Glamorgan have made it difficult for "Joe Public " to get tickets. Does anyone at the club in charge of marketing have the first idea which could well be know your customer. I can think of numerous target markets to attack which I am not seeing coming from whoever is organising this. Sorry to say the prospective customers in my group have flown the nest very annoyed at Glamorgan. Does anyone care?As the 100 is a competition featuring totally new & different "teams", I thought there was a separation between counties and the franchise teams...In which case perhaps it's right that the county doesn't encourage the sale of tickets when THEY will be playing 50 over games at the same time...
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