Where has it gone ?
well i would think that most of it maybe has been payed in wages to the players !!!!
But i am only guessing
People forget that we sit on a ground that cost 4 million pound, does anybody really think we paid it all upfront? Remember we had the pitch screwed up after our first season, that wasn't cheap to redo either!
Last year we averaged something like 450 fans well we were averaging 600+ not so long ago its a 25% drop in gate revenue, which has a drastic effect on the playing budget.
Green Eyed Monster wrote:
Jon Gold says he hopes the fledgling supporters club will "raise funds" to improve the experience of visiting the Dome. How about the club invest some of their own money in improving that experience!
The food is at best adequate, you cant get a decent cup of coffee or non at all in the clubhouse, the P.A. system is rubbish and god forbid you should need the toilet on the "Oakfield" side.
Last season we had our best ever FA Cup run. The prize money from that run alone (by my estimation over £20,000) cant be far off the total gate receipts we received last season, but where has it gone, certainly not on the ground.
Mr Gold hasnt shown much intrest in the views of supporters up to now, so whats going to change?
Mr Gold has shown more interest in the supporters welfare in the last year than anybody else has in the previous 20 years before that. Yes the food is adeqaute at best and Jon is very much in agreement with the supporters, unfortunately the club is tied into a contract until the end of next season, yes it was a mistake and the club will learn from it. However Jon has made it very clear that the food must improve, however if you come to the bigger games in our season (such as Saturday) you may see that something will be different.
Personally I want the club to spend its finances wisely on getting the playing staff right, if we are playing attractive winning football, it is plausable that our gate revenue would increase by at least 25% to 33%, which in itself will generate more revenue for the club in the hope that we can approve all aspects of the club.
If a collection of supporters can do a spot of fundraising here and there and have some fun events throughout the year at some kind of supporter events, then we can improve the little things like a tanoy system, or help construct a proper dissabled section in the ground. Just because we are not directors of the club it doesn't mean that it isn't our club, afterall without the supporters the club is nothing and would struggle to survive. Jon Gold clearly knows that as much as we know that, and this is why we must work together. As Jon would say "there is no chiefs or indians at this club" and he means it too!
If you want things to change at the club or you are not happy with something, get involved do something about it!