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Women's team

Post by Up the Junction » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:02 pm

I note the women’s team General Manager Karen Ray has left, just a few months after being 'moved upstairs'.

https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/201 ... er-departs

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Post by screech » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:34 pm

a fantastic write up from the club as well, some real heartfelt comments :crest:

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Post by Adrianisournumber1 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:07 pm

Interesting to see the lack of publication of attendances for WSL and WCL matches, i would assume this would be due to the £500- £1000 fine that clubs will get if attendances are bellow that of 500 and that is 600 next year and 800 the year after

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Post by claretandblue82 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:16 pm

Adrianisournumber1 wrote:Interesting to see the lack of publication of attendances for WSL and WCL matches, i would assume this would be due to the £500- £1000 fine that clubs will get if attendances are bellow that of 500 and that is 600 next year and 800 the year after
Ridiculous! If people don't want to go they won't. You can't fine a club if people have no interest in it. If someone offered me free tickets I still wouldn't go. I find watching my 3 year old kick a ball about in the back garden more entertaining and he picks it up half the time!

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Post by Big George » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:57 pm

One of things GSB shiould be able to do is market something. they managed to keep the Boleyn largely full during the 2011-12 saso in championship,.

If they really want to back the women's team, they will be able to make those numbers easily.

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Post by Exiledin cardiff » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:35 pm

I hope the ladies do well, but I honestly believe anything GSB or Sullis kids touch will be tainted A womens football team backed by a porn Barons money, doesn't ring right to me.

Don't get me wrong I hope they sweep the board and help put the club back on the map,

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Post by HeadHammerShark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:59 pm

I tried to buy season tickets yesterday and was told they were sold out, so there must be some interest there.They haven't really marketed it at the local girls teams (of which there are relatively few in the area around the ground), so I assume they must be comfortable that they can fill the ground.

Mind you, I was told this by a Ticketmaster rep who couldn't confirm if I would get a paper ticket or not for Macclesfield. I waited 40 minutes on hold for him to tell me that.

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Post by Kialos » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm

You can still buy a WHU Women's ST. Go onto your eticketing account, click on season tickets and the Women's option is there. £15 adult if you are a WH STH and reductions for juniors

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Post by likemydreams » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 pm

sorry but id close the curtains if they were playing in my garden, zero interest in the women's game

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Post by Kialos » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:24 pm

I bought 2 Women's STs just now and bizarrely there was a message saying Macclesfield was a paper ticket :eh:

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Post by HeadHammerShark » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:14 am

Kialos wrote:I bought 2 Women's STs just now and bizarrely there was a message saying Macclesfield was a paper ticket :eh:
Yeah - I was buying my Macclesfield ticket through eticketing, and I added the two season tickets in to my basket. It asked me for my card details, went through the bank check and then gave me an error message saying that the transaction had failed, but they couldn't be sure they hadn't charged me (West Ham, naturally) and then told me to call them.

That was when I spent 40 minutes on the line to the number they'd suggested, and the Ticketmaster bloke told me the ST's were sold out and that he had no idea if I'd get a paper ticket for Macclesfield and I should call West Ham about that.

I know you can't judge an organisation by one interaction, but I can't say I've ever been impressed with the ticket office. It shouldn't be this difficult to give them money.

EDIT: - Just tried again, got the same weird Macclesfield paper ticket message and then the same payment failure and request for me to call West Ham. Useless.

EDIT THE EDIT - Called again and, unusually, got through to someone in possession of a cerebrum. There are no longer any pairs of seats remaining, with only single season tickets available dotted about the stand. Was offered those or standing, which doesn't really work when the whole purpose is to take my daughters. Shame that we can't go, but good that they have sold so many seats.

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Post by Kialos » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:29 pm

Oh that's interesting information and explains a lot, thanks.

They've taken payment for both tickets so I've emailed them and asked them to sort it out. Don't have the time nor inclination to spend 40 minutes on the phone!

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Post by szola » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 am

The club should do more to promote the Women's team.

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Post by Adrianisournumber1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:48 am

claretandblue82 wrote: Ridiculous! If people don't want to go they won't. You can't fine a club if people have no interest in it. If someone offered me free tickets I still wouldn't go. I find watching my 3 year old kick a ball about in the back garden more entertaining and he picks it up half the time!
You be surprised Liverpool V Man Utd, Man Utd ladies first ever competitive game had hardly a 1000 fans there. Was on TV also hardly a glowing advertisement for the women's game, sadly you b hard pushed to find more than 2k at big derby games.Most gates average around a few hundred.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:12 pm

Where do the ladies play?

And don't say on a football pitch...

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Post by HeadHammerShark » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:12 pm

At Rush Green. There is a small stand there where fans can sit.

PS: I find nothing more weird than people who come on to a specific thread to tell you they aren't interested in the topic being discussed. Imagine doing that on a thread for a TV show or a certain player. It's so strange.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:13 pm

Ta HH :thup:

I agree on just coming on to say not interested, it's the definition of oxymoron...

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Post by HeadHammerShark » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:10 pm

Just a quick update for anyone who cares. West Ham ticket office actually called me today as, despite the two error messages I'd received, the transactions had gone through. So they'd taken £40 off me for four season tickets but not actually allocated me any.

They've reimbursed me for two and I decided to take two standing. Not terribly interesting, but he mentioned a few others had been getting the same error message so if you have, it's worth checking your bank account.

Fair play to West Ham, I was quite impressed they called me.

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Re: Women's team

Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:19 am

This can't help women's football much at all...

I understand the new team logic, but if their opponents have this to look forward to, it might be a long season..


Couldn't the coach have made them play keep away, or score from the halfway line or 28 consecutive passes, half of which had to be forward or something...

Shirley no need for this:

Benfica women claim 28-0 victory on debut in Portuguese second division

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Re: Women's team

Post by IronworksDave » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:37 am

Chelsea v Man City which is pretty much the biggest fixture in the league this year had 2,501 fans at Kingsmeadow ... the return match at City will get more, City average over 2,000 the only club that did that last year ...

The women's game moved back from Summer to Winter last season which saw attendances drop at every club bar Chelsea (cold, wet, windy at EPL practice grounds with little protection)

Utd have just formed a team, they are the only full-time professional team in the second tier, expect them to win by double figures every week, will be interesting to see if they can breathe life into the top-tier when they inevitably come up next season ...

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