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. Question. 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!