So after yesterday spectacular loss against Rochdale, the Club are 3rd from bottom of Division 1 and let’s face it struggling.
Is YTFC punching above it’s weight? Yes probably… What is worrying is that the attendance yesterday was 3,601. Which obviously means that much needed funds won’t be found anytime soon. Yeovil has always had a very low fan base, compared to others in the Leagues we are competing in and the fans tend to march with their feet when results are bad.
I do wonder if this trend is tainted by ticket prices. The average price is in the region of £25, which I am guessing the average fan is not going to pay to watch a poor game with an ultimate loss, as seems to be the case at the moment. So, if the ticket prices were lower, would we then see a bigger crowd to cheer the boys on?
Maybe, but the funds coming in would be the same as now, so the same players would be all the club could afford, queue the same dismal results, or would a bigger crowd spur on the lads, raise their game and produce better results. One thing is for sure it wouldn’t be worse.
Last year YTFC played in the Championship and by all accounts held their heads high and almost made a good fist of it. In the games I attended we did play our part and only lost by the odd goal. It was never going to be sustained and every game was going to be a cup final which we should enjoy while it lasted, and we did.
At the play-offs we took enough supporting fans to fill Huish Park and some… This points to the fact that on any given day the fans are there (albeit what are called fair weather fans). This adds fuel to the argument that if the price was right, the fans would be there, or is it chicken and egg, the team needs to play well before the fans come and support etc.
Are the Club blinkered? Maybe, but unfortunately these days football is a business and has to run as such. This is going to take the personal involvement away from the fans, to a certain extent and does. As far as he can GJ does a good balancing job with the money at his disposal, you can always use more, can’t you, But that will never be enough to pacify the hoards. We have tasted Championship football and that is where we want to be.
Unless we can fill a bigger stadium than Huish on a regular basis paying more than we do at the moment and attract big money sponsorship that isn’t going to happen. Same old then…
Oh well, COYG!!!