Post by Local supporter on Jan 27, 2018 21:16:59 GMT
Does anyone ever reply on here from the club.
I been a supporter for years.good times and bad.
But I'm not sure what's happening now. If we get relegated then this management will of been in charge both times.
We still have a chance of getting out of this. 14 plus games and rival teams are loosing as well. We still got to play the teams around us I think. 30 plus points, but I can't see it with the management and way things are now.
I used to watch all the time but I won't be paying to watch no more. If there's a change then me and the locals will be back to help support the great escape. We supported last few years but feel there not improving, now backwards. So look to go elsewhere to watch.
There has been some great times at the club, vase final, nick Ironton team in trophy run. Fa cup runs, but I think it's time for a change. Yes these guys took us to Coventry on a great day and I thank them for that day.
Great nights in the bar, with players and supporters drinking and mingling together. I don't see that no more.its not been like that for past few years. Baldock town who I watched this year in there fa cup.clubhouse was buzzing and players were with fans.
Fresh face for the players and fans is my view but I'm just a local sharing my opinion.
We can still have all these great nights again I believe.
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a few years ago when we were in the premier I said we might be a premier league club on the pitch but off it it was run like a south midlands club and sadly next season the board/committee will find themselves where they belong totally agree with the comments above next season we will be back where we was 20 years ago you should all resign and let somebody have a go they couldn't do any worse
We have been looking for new committee members for several years but nobody steps forward until very recently. The club has been left to be run by an ever dwindling group that in reality struggles to run the club and business and it is all done for no payments and usually no thanks. It involves long hours and hard work on top of our own work commitments.
The reality of football even at our level it’s a money driven enterprise, to run a football team even at our level costs a lot of money before a ball is even kicked, add onto that a playing budget and it’s a constant battle to just keep heads above water, keep the club open and keep football on the pitch every week. The variable in the above costs is the playing budget, the fixed costs are born by all clubs. With falling income from people not attending games or putting money over the bar etc the money available in income also falls which must impact the playing budget. The reality of a falling playing budget is that better players go and play for teams who are either better supported to create a better budget or have the ability to raise money by other means which normally means somebody financing the budget from private means. You HAVE to field a team every week or face financial penalty’s so you must find players who will play for your budget, this usually means you get less experienced players who are starting their careers, these players make mistakes so your form sufferers you loose games and people don’t go to support you any more, a vicious circle that’s difficult to break. People have criticised the managers for the results probably quite rightly. Take on board what I have said about budget and what it actually buys you. Also I think you should know that the managers take nothing out of the budget or the club for themselves. They spend their own money and see the teams we are due to play at other grounds during the week and also go to look at potential players. All travel to away games for them is paid for from their pocket (as is travel by the committee) the small amount the players get probably all goes in travel costs to training and away games so you could probably call it quite rightly expenses. Given the difficulties of putting a squad together as explained above, you must add for us a truly horrific injury list this year which I am struggling over a lot of years to find a parallel. These aren’t just excuses, I have tried to put out the reasons why your team is under performing. Im sure lots of people will have thoughts that other people could do better but I really haven’t seen many step forward to “put their money where their mouth is”. Unless a Person comes forward who can increase the playing budget by whatever means then we must play within our means to keep the club in existence, On the management also unless somebody comes forward who can suddenly produce a team of better and fit players in the middle of a season then at the moment it would be a case of ”jumping out of the frying pan into the fire”. The teams with the lowest budgets are all toward the bottom of the league with perhaps one exception.
I have tried to be frank in setting out the realities of where we are now. We are still trying to get new players, the playing style in most games isn’t really that bad in most games, but with the well-known injury problems to most of our forwards and throughout the team we continue to struggle for results. One positive of having younger players in the squad is that they are learning in every game which should in the end have a positive outcome.