Sneag wrote: tmwilson wrote: Sneag wrote:
stag861 wrote:Why are the 1200 or so extra fans at Coventry not at other away games?
Because it's a new ground, an attractive fixture and it's only an hour away.
Newport, Cheltenham, Col U etc are none of the above.
You are right but it should be about folliwing your team no matter where they play. I can partly understand the very long distances and definitely understand the midweek games but just a extra hour say ftom the distance of Coventry would take you to the majority of the away grounds .
Although some grounds / teams are more attractive to visit than others I also think that when we start selling decent amount of tickets for away games then it has a knock on effect and others start booking .
Away day yesterday whilst fairly local still took me out most of the day and separted me & the missus from close to £100. So while more remote and less interesting fixtures might only run to an extra £20 & a couple of hours the vast majority of fans pick & chose away days. Much as I love the Stags the days of blowing a couple of grand a season following them home & away are long gone for me personally.
Agreed it's getting tougher on the pocket to travell away; along with price increases in maggots and golf balls it's no longer cheap to enjoy ones pastimes.
Also there is a problem with cash flow and slow payments from customers. The elderly in particular seem to think they are doing me a favour when they pay in home made pies, vegetables, hats, scarves, boots, and a dead husbands suit