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Oh i get it , it,s because you get bored with debating topics with the other two sheffield fans on your own board . But i am a bulldog always will be thats why i debate on the bulldog board. So you are wrong !.
Why are you assuming that it is the season ticket holders who aren't turning up? Saints only pulled in a crowd of 7,500 at their game on Friday yet all the people I hang out with, all season ticket holders, all turned up. The queue for tickets was on the one day when season ticket holders could buty their seat for the match. There were no queues on the general sale days.
I would suggest that one reason the play offs and challenge cup* games have such low numbers is because what you are seeing are mainly the core supporters paying the extra. The more casual supporters won't want to spend the money. They'll appear again at the final, if the team they more casually support gets there.
*A further complication for the Challenge Cup is that its biggest rounds take place in the summer, when most people go on their holidays.
Interesting comment as the generally held wisdom is that crowds are down because season ticket holders don't like getting their wallets/purses out for all pay games.