Yes mate. I said the same on the thread started by Rob last night. Throw Chesterfield in and you have clubs who many at our place would see as the basket cases we could become if we didn’t have the stable stewardship and steady hand on the financial tiller. The current versions of “Bournemouth, Rotherham and Luton” (dunno what happened to them) if you will.
We are non league in everything but our place in the pyramid and the soulless/joyless occasions our home games have become. I believe some clubs have had to venture down there to re-connect with the essence of the game. To re-find its joyful simplicity. And how community and club should be a synonymously unwritten contract rather than a custome/supplier relationship one might have with a shop or restaurant. Luton, Shrewsbury, Lincoln, Doncaster to name but four. I’m sure I will be adding Wrexham and Orient to that list within the next couple of years. Chesterfield and Stockport in a few more.
If we somehow beat Bolton and drew a plum home tie in the next round ,say Spurs, Liverpool, Man Utd, I’m not sure we would be certain to shift the 8,700 tickets we could allocate ourselves. In my 45 years of support that is unique and symbolic of how much the club has drifted away from the people of the town it purports to represent.