Under EFL rules we have to give the away club 5% of the gate receipt, and also they need to agree to any special offers deviating from our published pricing plan. Given Macclesfield’s current situation, don’t think they would agree to anything that increased the crowd unless it also increased overall gate receipt and thus their take - or else we could find their players crying off as not enough money from the match to add to the club’s coffers for them to be paid (again).
But to answer the nub of your question - straight wins/decent performances in the games before Macc, with the promise of even better to come, should do the trick.
As I have said on other occasions this season with the end of the bonser era… Northamton game we all showed great support. Everyone was convinced this was a new chapter in our clubs history and what could be achieved if we just spent a little a extra. But pomlett as much as I’m grateful to get rid of bonser looks as though he was not prepared to take that risk and take the great opportunity that will not come along again sadly.
like the way pomlett engages with the media and fans thats good and a nice change from bonser hiding away but i still need more convincing as nothing else has really changed yet.january will be huge because a lot myself included are still unconvinced so far.
The problem is he’s had to spend a fair wedge just to take control. Spending several million to get Bonser’s and his brothers’ shares as well as pay off Bonser’s loans. That’s enough of a personal risk so I’m not surprised he hasn’t got much left to give at present. And let’s remember there’s still the freehold to deal with. Nothing major is going to change financially till we’re no longer lining the leech’s pockets to £450k a year.
I think Pomlett’s plan is to restructure so he gets his investment back and then puts the club on a financial footing which means it stands on its own bringing in revenue which can go back into the club rather than someone’s pension fund.
There’s many things that affect our attendance and many of those being out of our control but my biggest gripe is the lack of effort the club shows to try and gain that extra support and as much as I appreciate Pomlett communicating with us, simply saying he wants 5k isn’t going to cut it
We have a massive college right in the town centre, a university sports campus in Walsall… surely there’s a massive opportunity there to attract students to come and watch us. The club are well aware of the ageing fan base, so why not make the most of what we have in our town
For a club of our size, I don’t feel we are one that truly represents our town which makes people want to go and support us
The way the club struggled to cope with an attendance of 5000 at the weekend suggests one of the big reasons why we don’t sell any more tickets is simply because it becomes too much of a hassle for fans to go.
If we opened the gates and let people in for nothing,gave them a pie,a pint, and a programme as they came in,heated seats with cushions and Kelly Brooks showing you to your seat,we still wouldn’t get more than 7,000.Those days are gone,I can remember some big crowds when I was a lot younger.I think we lost a massive opportunity when we got to Wembley,the fans turned up in massive numbers,but unfortunately thanks to Smiths tactics,the players didn’t.
Nothing we do will fill the ground!! As someone said above when we had a good team in the Championship we couldn’t fill it so unless we play one of the “big” six in the Cup or reach the Premiership you can give up on that idea.