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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-25, 9:53 am

Well its just over a week, 10 days to be exact, to our first competitive game of the season and our opening game in division 1.

Not surprisingly its been a summer of hype and excitement with the long overdue rebuild under way. Everyone we wanted out are gone or on their way, Mr E Short at the top of that list. The wall of silence we had become used to has been replaced with almost daily tweets and maybe a little to  much information, many of the pink seats are gone and even Mr Rodwell is no longer on the pay roll.

All of this has led to a massive surge in season card sales and everyone saying how they are looking forward to the big kick off.

But, the big kick off is a 12.30 kick of in division one and is live on sky so how will the hype look on the day?

We should at least have 20,000 plus and even the most optimistic know we wont have 40,000 plus, indeed with the premier concourse closed many would be turned away if over 40,000 turned up.

The daft lads and lasses like me will turn up because we hate the metro centre and enjoy the few hours peace and quiet, dont tell Annette I said that. But we know that programme sales will probably hit record levels, how else we we know who is who in the Sunderland team, yes, none of those regulars off MOTD either in our team of the visitors. 

So what do you think the crowd will be, I would take a stab at around 30,000, unbelievable IMO for a division one game with our recent history and I hope that those excited fans understand we have a new team under a new manager and we are playing a decent team, 6-0 in Scotland is one thing, a competitive game in division one is a very different proposition.

All that said, I cant wait and fully expect a winning start with a highly motivated well drilled team giving their all.

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Post  MrRAWhite on 2018-07-25, 10:29 am

I reckon about 26,000 with many opting to watching it on TV..

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Post  oldblackcat on 2018-07-25, 7:20 pm

MrRAWhite may be right in that the live broadcast could knock a few thousand off the crowd but I'll guess at between 27-28,000 for the first match
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Post  Hieronymus on 2018-07-25, 7:52 pm

I will be watching on Sky and enjoying every minute along with the 30,000 brilliant fans who will actually be there.

Am really quite excited about it. New season, new start  bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
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Post  Vincemac on 2018-07-25, 8:02 pm

MrRAWhite wrote:I reckon about 26,000 with many opting to watching it on TV..
I’ve cancelled my day at the races 
See you at the game 
However I’m still waiting for my season card to be delivered 
Our Michael has his already
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Post  gil t azell on 2018-07-25, 8:26 pm

I reckon about the 26000 mark as well.

Looking forward to it big style. Looking forward to our 1st win of the season and looking forward to Maja, Honeyman and the new lad all getting goals. Not sure who will score our other two. Very Happy like
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Re: From hype and excitement to reality

Post  gil t azell on 2018-07-25, 8:28 pm

Vincemac wrote:
MrRAWhite wrote:I reckon about 26,000 with many opting to watching it on TV..
I’ve cancelled my day at the races 
See you at the game 
However I’m still waiting for my season card to be delivered 
Our Michael has his already

I'm off down to York for the Ebor next month.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-07-25, 8:42 pm

Vincemac wrote:
MrRAWhite wrote:I reckon about 26,000 with many opting to watching it on TV..
I’ve cancelled my day at the races 
See you at the game 
However I’m still waiting for my season card to be delivered 
Our Michael has his already
Don't understand that Vince, I dont get a new one just update last seasons because in same seat.

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Re: From hype and excitement to reality

Post  Vincemac on 2018-07-25, 8:45 pm

gil t azell wrote:
Vincemac wrote:
MrRAWhite wrote:I reckon about 26,000 with many opting to watching it on TV..
I’ve cancelled my day at the races 
See you at the game 
However I’m still waiting for my season card to be delivered 
Our Michael has his already

I'm off down to York for the Ebor next month.
Enjoy mate I like a day at the races 
Although I’m not a big gambler love a bet on the course 
Few beers happy days 
May get a chance in September to go to thirsk 
If not maybe next year I love the flat 
However I’ve been to Cheltenham a couple of times great day out
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Re: From hype and excitement to reality

Post  Vincemac on 2018-07-25, 8:50 pm

cyprussyd wrote:
Vincemac wrote:
MrRAWhite wrote:I reckon about 26,000 with many opting to watching it on TV..
I’ve cancelled my day at the races 
See you at the game 
However I’m still waiting for my season card to be delivered 
Our Michael has his already
Don't understand that Vince, I dont get a new one just update last seasons because in same seat.
Yeh tickets paid for in April one off payment 
Our michaels delivered to my address 
But mines not arrived yet 
Been on the phone four times told not to worry there posted out separately 
However I was on to them this morning 
They have said they have dispatched me a new one 
But if I don’t receive it in a few days they will not post me another and I have to call in and they will print me a one 
Strange
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