Registered On: October 17, 2015
The lads highlighted an important issue and it’s got to be at the forefront of the club’s mind-I doubt it is though.
Exciting football is the obvious answer, but to honest the problem runs deeper than that. I think the club needs an overhaul on how it is perceived, and how it engages with the supporter base.
Where’s the drive for season tickets? Existing holders, members, casual supporters should be getting bombarded with early bird deals. Set the marketing department a target and let them start getting creative. I understand we don’t have the casual support of Bradford/Huddersfield to heavily subsidise tickets, but surely we get more
In terms of casual offers: a few years ago we had tickets for £10- the crowd for port vale was over 7,000 ( It was a crucial game) and over 5,000 for Bury in January. Why have we never gone back to that? If it’s a matter of cost then I’d point to the overbloated squad of 35 players we’ve had for the last few years and show you a waste of money.
The overall match day experience needs improvement- as supporters we can play our part- but it would good to see the club actively encourage ways in which the home atmosphere can improve; provide a drum, flags, open up the clugston corner again? Not my preferred options but it’s worth exploring.
If we carry on our current trajectory I can see us struggling to hit 3,500 on a regular occurrence again.