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New Trust statement on club finances

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« Reply #760 on: August 31, 2021, 17:42:12 pm »

I think we should look a little closer to home for a bit of inspiration, lets have a look what Lincoln did to go from 2,000 in the National League to 9000 in League One. I know a successful team is a BIG help but the last few times we've been to Lincoln you couldn't help but notice how much the fans have "Bought into" whatever Lincoln were doing, everyone was so enthusiastic about their club and it seemed a two way thing with the club moving forward.
So why don't NTFC get someone to have a look back at what Lincoln have done and see if we could apply any of it to NTFC. I'm sure they could afford to look, after all the paid someone to go through all the personal tweets and face book posting of people "associated" with the Trust, digging for dirt didn't they ?
       Unfortunately at NTFC, at the moment, there doesn't seem to be much "Pride" in the club, as people have been stating for a while, the ground is looking a bit rundown and we have had no TV's working in Carr's Bar all season, I don't know if they are working on the concourse, but surely it's not too difficult to get that sorted in 2 weeks ? The beer is well over a 1 a pint dearer than the Tavern and with no football on the TV's they will lose custom, but the impression I get is that they are not too worried.
       Also, looking from the outside, it seems the Commercial Department do OK with corporate business's but no one is looking at the average fan. For a start 24 is a ridicules price for League 2 football, we are NOT going to sell out any games unless we are in the battle at the top at the end of the season, so why not sell a "5 game package" for say 90, must be used by Christmas or something similar.
        Let's see a bit of "creative marketing" to try and get the people of the town behind us, mend the broken TV's and windows, any new or returning  fans will want to see a bit of pride and positivity around the club, but at the moment, I don't see too much of it.

It is really difficult and so much working against football clubs these days. I'd say the football on the pitch (to sustain crowds) is as important as anything. There are only so many times someone will part with money to watch dross. How many people don't go for a few seasons and then return to 'feel the magic' only to leave early in some drab encounter, vowing not to return?
Price is definitely another big factor but difficult to find that optimum cost. I'd imagine 24 puts a few off, although I'm sure they've done their sums and not enough to justify say 20.
I've always thought that football has outpriced family spectators, well those with older kids. I could afford it but just couldn't justify paying 64 to attend a game at Sixfields, which is tickets only. Then there is the age old problem of getting 'decent' seats.

They could certainly do with investing some money to 'tart up' the place and the outsourced catering isn't the best. Whilst appreciating that it is difficult to run something once or twice a fortnight there could be earning potential here to do something far better for the punters. Investment in the overall match day experience would definitely help.

Packages are a good idea but practically it still needs someone to commit to multiple games for a decent outlay.

Maybe it's just different times to the 30-40k at Wembley but apathy seems to reign. Maybe it's just cyclical and we are having our late 70's/early 80's moment again?! Not forgetting the other 'big C' that will still be having some impact with people's movements, especially on our demographic!
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