It's noticeable today's attendance was 184, yet for the corresponding fixture last season there was over 600. Now admittedly, there was more riding on that game last season but playing at a higher level should attract more people.
Yes, it's been mentioned that our attendances have increased but not by as many as was hoped.
Didn't go myself today so can't comment but generally speaking most clubs at our level can only dream of away support like ours most of the time. Evidenced week in week out at our home games (Alty apart so far this season). UTA
Our income is from our home games. Going away is an expensive day out as most teams in our league are miles away. Might go to Alty though.
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.
As I've mentioned before in a previous thread, we used to take a Supporters coach to most away games.
One thing that does concern me although I'm not in a position to use the service these days, is the lack of information regarding coach travel to away games in recent years. I can appreciate the thinking that there is every likelihood that demand isn't there and when coaches are advertised the seats are usually filled before people get to know.
If it was advertised more openly, it might just get the interest and be more beneficial but I understand that it has to be financially viable. I would like to add that this is not a criticism of anyone I'm just putting a suggestion out there.
I don't think it is the cost of travelling on the coach, its just that people have other things to do on Saturdays. Last Saturdays game at Shaw Lane, I posted on here that I had up to 4 places in my car for anybody who wanted a free lift there and back. I had no takers! I think the biggest problem is that you can watch Premiership games on TV at 15:00hrs via various firesticks and satellite packages like Mag256, without paying the stupid money that SKY and BT charge.
Televised football has had a major impact on football generally, but particularly in our case with home games. I seem to remember that we've tried moving our midweek match nights but such is the case now that television has become saturated with football coverage, it makes little or no difference to what night we play, you're always battling against it.