Jamie wrote:You could also argue those who came for free then came again. So the average is because of the promotions not just inflated by them.
I agree with many others in this thread, its only older generations that seem to think we should be better supported.
Hopefully with some good signings, Evans staying and a solid start to the season we can beat it again next season. If we can be in with a sniff of the top 3 all season i think a 4000+ average is doable.[/quote
no, i'm older generation, and i know that whatever the financial state of the town, crowds will rise and fall depending upon how successful the team is.
i would like to say it mattered how entertaining the football was, but realistically, we win consistently, the crowds increase. entertaining football is (usually) a happy by-product of a winning team.
I suppose it depends on what Jamie means by older generations - the "slightly" older generations who were going in the 70's saw our lowest ever league gate in the early 80's! Most of us know all about attendances and what our natural levels are, it is the younger ones (the pesky youth + Spiro
) that need educating to the fact we are a Div 4 club and our average gates have, for the past 40 years, been between 2k and at best 5k. Play rubbish in Div 4 its 2k, sit near the top, you'll get 3-4k, get promotion could be looking at around 5k.
Anyway, I reckon you must be pushing older generation now Jamie, if in my 40's I'm older generation then you are not that far behind