Recession is not to blame for poor attendances at Ricoh Arena
I RECENTLY wrote about the declining attendances atÃÂ the Ricoh and it has brought a mixed reaction.
All fair comments, but nothing I didn't expect. But it still comes down to excuses at the end of the day.
Pleasey says I should think before I write. Well, I did, and I have done before this one. Here goes with my further thoughts on the issue...
Remember last season's great cup run, and how the Ricoh got packed out for the Chelsea and the Blackburn ties?
Well, money was found for those games, and they found their way to the ground okay didn't they, funny that don't you think ?
Obviously we all want to see the big clubs here, and we are all fed up with the lack of success, but it just goes to show that the recession hasn't got a lot to do with it when the attraction is there.
But it gets really annoying seeing the likes of Leicester and Derby etc, getting good gates, Derby got 31,000 at home last Saturday, and the recession has hit those places too, hasn't it?
But I guess until we get back into the top flight, and playing the big boys, we may just have to get used to an average gate of around 17,0000, but if so, that's really embarrassing, for a club with Premier League intentions.