I really want to help the club during the current crisis. This on top of two season tickets and buying ifollow passes for all games the season ticket doesn’t cover.
The amount and way I help requires some information from the club. I don’t think this is a time to keep certain curtains up between the board and the club’s fans.
I’d like to know:
The rent situation. How is the landlord helping? If I put my hand even deeper into my pocket is it primarily to keep the rent being paid?
How many ifollow passes have we sold for our first league games, what did they contribute financially and how does that revenue compare with “normal”?
Will the club offer refunds and what do they project the “hit” from those refunds to be?
What is the gap? As we financially planned for an October return what is now the weekly gap in finances between those plans and the net impact of the above three points? This gives us the size of the weekly bridge we need to cross and therefore the do-ability of the task. If we as supporters manage to raise say £2k a week is that a significant stepping stone across that bridge or is it imperceptible?
What would the club like us to do? We have WSFC setting up a page and ISSA with another idea. Would the club welcome literally anything or is there an ideal system/way that all supporters group could support and facilitate by working together?
Whilst things are a lot lot better under Pomlett there still appear to be a few sacred cows in terms of transparency. If we are to be minded to help even more then we need to be treated as adults and granted that full transparency.