Being die hard, doesn't necessarily mean you have more money than none die hards.
As for the season ticket argument - many season ticket holders have been donating the entry fee to TUISA anyway.
You can't gauge passion within a fanbase without being in that fanbase. You have a bigger fanbase, but thats only natural - given your history, and culture - of which Telford, as a new town has little of.
yea ok guys...i think weve kinda gathered that telford aint "rakin" in the fans but u cant doubt the passion n woteva the supporters have for the club,albeit a few, but still those few could keep the club going
i just think we really should get off their backs about their attendances, they've never been high, we know that, they know that!although the attendances are a big part of their quest for survival, those that turn out cant make another 2-3000 turn up can they....just let them get on with it now and hope that they get through it!!!
What with all the games and collections people can only pay out so much. If i hadn't got a s/t i wouldn't have been able to go to the Canvey game or even some of the home games.Take into account some take their children with them then its an expensive time.If you haven't got the money then you haven't got it simple as that? I think considering all the games ,bank holiday w/end our crowds have been excellent.Last year we would of gottten about 800 imo.
In all seriousness I recommended to Tony on Buckschat that next seasons business plan should be based on 1500 average crowds. I now feel that 1350 would be more prudent baring in mind your much depleted squad next year and proven inability to get over 1800 to "crisis" games.
Post by theoldcodger on Apr 11, 2004 1:11:34 GMT 1
So many home games in just over a week is a bit much unless you hold a season ticket. Attendances look to have doubled since last season but you have to wonder, given the size of the place, why they are still around half of Town's.
They used to be Wellington Town - wonder if those in the rest of "Telford" ( Dawley, Ironbridge, Madeley, Oakengates etc) still think of them as that and don't follow them as a result. You can change a name but not local loyalties, maybe......
So we got 2800+ against Exeter at the start of the season coz you were in our league? Afro that is bollox imo why would we get more in virtually every home game this year than last just cos you are in our league?oops forgot you are the Man utd of the Conference according to JQ
To be honest, I'll probably get slated for this, but didnt we have a rather large run of home games in a row, that were uninspiring, added to the fact that the team have performed at best workmanlike (in all honesty) s**te; not forgetting the cost of entry to the meadow (with hereford+telford also close by for local darby games). Yet our attendances still stood up, as did our away followings.
I would be very upset if I were a Telford fan at the recent attendances. While your average maybe over 2,000 how much is this clouded by the away followings broughts from Brentford, us (x2), hereford,Exeter and Chester as well as Millwall?
Yes you have played a number of games at home recently, but in your heart of hearts I'm sure you'd admit that you would be hoping for greater attendances reguardless of circumstances. After all its been made pretty clear that the people of Telford are needed NOW, not after their easter holiday or next season but NOW and they are not responding.
I do hope you survive, but I will be very interested to see what sort of attendances you'll be getting next season, when people will have accepted that league football is not the main aim, and the whole set up will have been scaled down.
However, as always I wish you luck and as I've been saying, if nothing else, I just hope that you loyal fans can get a foot hold in the boardroom through TUSIA, and if you do I'm sure many Town fans will be envious. I know I will I'm starting to become a bit nervous at the blatent lack of influence we as supporters have, as well as becoming increasingly worried with our long term financial stability.
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