It is bloody marvellous to see and hear about the buzz down Bescot this last week or so and the atmosphere at Northampton was ace on Saturday.
One of our (many) bugbears in recent seasons has been the walk up experience on matchday.
Saturday has potential carnage written all over it. People taking advantage of Early Bird, people getting refunds on non-early bird, people getting their free Crawley ticket, people getting Crewe tickets and the new buzz creating a bigger than usual walk up.
The last thing we want is for potentially returning fans to have a bad day because they stood on the car park for 45 minutes in the rain and missed kick-off. So we need clear communication of the existence of a cash turnstile. Ideally we would have alternative cash turnstiles - blocks F, G and H in the family stand or better still, FGR fans being given those blocks with cash turnstiles for our fans in the away end.
We’re getting a bounce just now. We’ve had a load of bounces over the last 30 years and have failed to capitalise on any of them. I absolutely trust Leigh Pomlett won’t let this one slip by, the late early bird offer is testament to this. I really hope that we’re not victims of our own success on Saturday and that our walk up attendance have an easy time getting into the ground.