from what i see there are 10,000 remaining now from the first 25,000 not seen any higher than 10,100 so if 2000 are going out it leaves 8,000 + the other 50,000 leaves 58,000 from 75,000 and more could go in the remaining 50,000. working it out if 15,000 have gone off a 25,000 waiting list, if this is roughly the same for the remaining 50,000. 20,000 should remain from this including the 8,000 from 25,000. leaves 28,000 from 75,000. depends how many returns they get on how long the waiting list is for around 30,000 fans. if they only offered 1,000 new tickets every season could be a 30 year wait .
The list prior to 2004.
With the waiting around for 6-15 years, many poeple who were originaly on the waiting list form the 1990s, would of either moved on with life, moved away, got out of the match going habit, or even died. So I'm not at all surprised that from the original 25,000 there was only an uptake of about 50% or just under.
Over time, people's priority changes. Many would of got married, had kids, and in generaly over time had less money, and higher financial priorities, other than getting a season ticket.
Simpley, people get sick of waiting for a undetermined date in the distant future, and move on.
The list post 2004.
This part of the list, being a lot more recent, will probably have a lot higher uptake than 50%, for the simple reason that most of the people who put their names down will still be around, and still be regular match-going fans*
Certainly, those who've only been on the list a couple of years, will definately take up the option.
* The anomaly in that is the old price tag, tick box.
From approximately 2000 to about 2006ish, all of the price/label tags on the Reebok replica shirts etc from the club stores had a half a dozen tick boxes about the club keeping you informed of other offers etc. etc.
One of these tick boxes was - 'Do you want to go on the season ticket waiting list'.
So every Tom, Dick and Harry from Anfield to Azerbijan, Sefton Park to Singapore, could return that label/price tag and have their detail recorded.
The big question there is, if Someone from the North West was offered a season ticket, what are the % of people who pould say yes, as apposed to the % of someone from say Hong Kong, Malasia, or even Spain or Germany, actually take up the offer and except a season ticket.
It's all well and good putting a tick in a tick box on what is basically a throw away piece of paper, that deosn't cost you a penny or change anything, as to actually stumping up cold hard cash, in the region of £700 - £800. Not even allowing for flights from some far flung corner of the world.
So I think that will allow for a fair bit of deadwood, on the list. Certainly from people who harmlessly ticked a box, without ever seriously having the intention of actually wanting a ticket in the first place.
It probably also allows for a proportion of the 12,500 that didn't take the up-take of this recent 25000 list.
One point being though. The tick boxes went from about 2000 to about 2006, so I would think that will allow for a fair bit of wastage of the nubers on both the pre-2004 and post-2004 at an almost equalish measure.
Saying all of this though, is pretty imaterial, until we (the club), decide what they are going regarding redevelopment or a re-build.
For some, it could be a two year wait, it could be a twenty-two year wait. Who knows.