I'm sure there's going to be several topics about them over the coming months over various issues, but their forum is good readin at the minute
* some of them suggesting £15 for Adult admission
*some of them not even bothered if any away fans will turn up
What exactly is the cap on entrance fees in this league? Is it £5-£7 or something?
Now i do understand Darlington's circumstances and that they need to raise revenue to move back home, get a team to win promotion etc but the big time charlie attitude from the fans is going to wind people up the wrong way.
Personally if they charged £8 admission, i wouldn't mind paying that as it would be an enjoyable matchday experience and honour to play a former conference and football league team but if this is the case then the Darlington fans AWAY from home should get charged the same as we would visiting them and keep the home admission for the HOME fans the same at £5/£6.
To be fair the £15 suggestion was laughed at but we certainly need to raise extra revenue to make us the strongest challengers and the fans are the key to that. From paying £16/£18 any cut is welcome for some, personally I'd pay £15 a game if it gave us the edge to get promoted but I know others wouldn't.
I think we have to box clever on this one, maybe a more expensive VIP Season Ticket (pie and a pint thrown in or something) Or charge £8 but don't pick up your change from a tenner, there's loads of ways to get a few more quid for the cause.
I don't think anyone has the big time charlie attitude, just a disbelief as to how far we've fallen and an urgency to get back through the leagues. That shouldn't be taken as a knock at this league which by all accounts is the best step 5 division in the country, but a reflection on ourselves. When we say "we'll micky this tinpot league" it's tongue in cheek, we said that about league 2 and the BSP
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