Monday, 7 March 2011

A tale of two Saturdays.

This was the view from the East stand, as we were about to kick off against Tranmere Rovers last Saturday.

This picture was taken about 5 minutes before kick off at the previous comparable home game, (held on a Saturday), against Exeter.

How soon do you think we will be witnessing regular home crowds in excess of 20,000 again?
Personally, I'm aiming for 2015.

Very recently, I must admit I was disappointed when our crowds dropped below 18,000. 
Only a few short years ago nearly every home league game was a near 27,000 sell out.
Now I'm hearing Big Dave Lockwood announcing a crowd of 14,015 and commenting "No chance, it's closer to 7 or 8,000."

Our team need to start winning soon to get that 'feelgood feeling' back or next season 14,000 might seem like a pretty good gate.
The die hards will still show up but a half full Valley is not good for generating the atmosphere we all enjoy.

Where better to start winning than everybody's least favourite franchise, MK Dons?

Come on you Reds!


Martin said...

Are you coming up for it?

Marco. said...

No chance!
It's up North..... Though I do have very fond memories of the girl in their ticket office.
Enjoy the game- be careful who you sit next to!