As I find myself only an hour away from Huish Park on Tuesday evening I wondered if there were tickets on the night? Or cash turnstiles? I've looked around various sites but can't see anything, anyone help?
some valid points about the external factors that affect attendance too and it seems that some of those are probably responsible for the drop in attendances at Portman Road.
As much as the price is expensive, I dont know that people arent just bored of seeing a team that for the best part of 10 years have generally won as many games as they have lost each season.
Teams get a boost in attendance with a really good season and relegated teams bring a larger attendance down with them. Eventually, attendances fall away in time in both cases, but its been falling away for nearly 10 years for us. We need a good season to spike our attendances back up by a couple of thousand. The closest we got was appointing Keane.
and, yes, it is up to them. There was a spat a few months ago where the football league wanted premiership money spread over all teams rather than those just relegated. The Premier League responded by threatening to scrap relegation. The football league folded, but I think they should have called the Premier leagues bluff. Question is, would the Premier League have gone through with it and what would a world with no relegation look like?
I think the PL would become far more competitive because the fear of relegation now gone would lead to smaller clubs becoming far more attractive investments and being built up to challenge the big boys!
I expected this to be honest, although some of our fans of social networking sites have gone a bit mad since this was posted. I think most people don't have a clue about FFP and that the owners hands are effectively tied on the issue.
I read yesterday on here that if we could secure more money from Sponsorship and that way that would allow us to invest more in the playing squad, not sure how that works within the FFP rules or what big sponsor would come in to cover those sort of costs unless Evans "upped" his sponsorship of the club dramatically.
I think a more worrying thing for me would be for Mick to leave us for a club that's not so limited in what it can do.
Im just thinking how massive tomorrow night is. Yeovil on a 5 game unbeaten streak, we are away from home and have traveled up and down the country in just 3 days, but despite this, we NEED 3 points.
It is obviously easier said than done, but 3 points tomorrow would set up a very good game this coming Saturday against Wigan. We need to win to stay within touching distance, bumper crowds, they have just got through to another FA Cup semi, and 3 points could really kick us into another gear, but again, easier said than done.
I dont understand all this impatience about MM though. Burley took 5 years to get us up and was in a similar boat as MM when he took over, but he showed that, with patience and a wise head, we can build a team, which MM is doing, yet people seem to be under the impression he is "letting us slide"?? Frankly, anyone who would not be happy with top half come May would be bonkers!
It's a gradual process, especially with the financial restraints, transfer windows and big money clubs with parachute payments. I really hope our rabble keep with MM, because early signs of panic isn't comforting on that front. As for Boro on Saturday, i hear it was a dreadful performance, which is not good enough at this stage of the season with something to play for, but if you want anyone at the helm to refocus the team, who is it? Mick McCarthy.
A tough month that, and i hope im wrong, that i think will see our PO hopes deminish, but we have to look at the perspective. We looked dead and buried when MM faced Birmingham in November 2012, but now we are a financially stable club (in line with the FFP anyway), a team of our own young players who will progress, a solid manager at the helm, a team challenging for the top 6 in March and only a few players away from a top 6 side.
It's still exciting times at FPR, even if we did flirt with the PO's and havent capatalised, we will keep going.