If we have sold 600 season tickets I`d consider that quite an achievement.
Fact is, we aren`t funded by a `sugar daddy`, we are surrounded by loads of clubs playing at mostly a higher and better standard (with some tempting deals to be had in recent years to `new` supporters), and sadly the last three years have provided the supporters with zero excitement and entertainment.
The boring, tedious, defensive, formulaic garbage served up has alienated many, many fans who have turned their back on the club. They don`t expect to see a `winning side` - this is Halifax Town for Gods sake - but the dross on display started with Billy Heath and then got worse and has continued to do so. People get out of the habit of going, and it`s hard to tempt them back.
Sad to say I attended less games last season than at any time during the last 50 years, and now have little inclination to waste any of whats left of my life watching the turgid uninspiring rubbish I endured last season. When asked if I am going to a game, my response is likely to be "Christ, no!".
I miss not going, miss the craic I used to have with the other long-standing supporters who have also turned their backs on the club, and feel that it is time, after decades of appeals, bucket collections, crisis meetings etc, etc to say `enough is enough`. Give the public something to watch and they will turn up. Similarly, if footballers enjoy playing the game it is fully understandable that they wouldn`t want to sign if they are treated like automatons and have any flair and self-expression coached out of them.