Friday, June 24, 2005

Begging Letter

It was announced this week that the club had decided to extend the deadline for season ticket renewals. How generous of them!

Reading between the lines, this suggests that not only were drop off levels higher than usual (hardly surprising given last season's complete non-performance), but that the club are worried they don't have sufficient people on the waiting list to fill the remaining vacancies. I can't imagine that if demand was incredibly high that the club would give a toss whether old season ticket holders renewed provided they could get a sufficient number of bums on seats.

Obviously this is no longer the case. Whether the financial future of the club will be in jeopardy if we don't all renew our tickets I don't know, but I do recall Fat Fred saying that the cost of expanding the stadium was being covered by season ticket holders – presumably if they drop off, then the money will need to come from somewhere else – and I can't see Freddie wanting to sacrifice his massive dividend payment to pay the mortgage.

Can you?


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