Is it any wonder?
I’m sure we’ve all heard the old saying ‘look after your pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’, or something similar. I got to contemplating the mess our club of choice has created for itself, and that very saying popped into my mind,, if our PLC can’t even get the little things right, and they aren’t, then what chance do the big issues have of being satisfactorily resolved? Little I’m afraid.
Is it any wonder there’s an accusation of being out of touch with the rank and file fan after giving the season tickets just about the only number in that scope that should be avoided, for visuals sake if nothing else.
I wouldn’t let a beer with the numbers 666 in its name cross my lips, it’s an act akin to putting a swastika on a product as far as I’m concerned. We couldn’t have been a little tactful with 649 or 659. It had to be the number of the,, well you know.
How out of touch are this board to ratify such a mistake? Dom at least shouldn’t have let this slide. Perhaps you don’t understand the issue or don’t care, maybe you think it’s a storm in a teacup, let us know below if you lean that way but I see abhorrent business tactics when confronted with such a number attached on something many hold close to their heart.
And speaking of ST sales, is it any wonder the PLC are increasingly being seen for money grabbers when they attempt to hardball the support into renewing with a firm deadline for the first time in yonks, the very season after the support fully stepped up to the plate with full whack for not much? This action takes my breath away, the sheer heartlessness of it.
With the thinnest of skeleton squads, squad players retained giving little excitement, folk who haven’t spent well in a long time asking for funds, with attendance still up in the air,,, to be given a very early firm deadline is a slap in the face and shows a level of disconnect that I never thought would come about at our club of choice.
It’s a low blow, and only helps reinforce the us and them attitude.
They might be forced to eat humble pie on this one, but not the person who ultimately made the call I reckon.
Is it any wonder fans are sceptical of this boards ability to correctly run a top football club when we can just about scrape a team together that might, might, compete in the SPHell, but hasn’t a snowballs chance in hell of qualifying for Europe? Midgetland will be clear favourites to pap us out for a reason.
We must also take into account all outside signings must undergo ten days quarantine,,,
The Scottish Internationals are only starting their summer holidays now, with Calmac in particular needing a prolonged break. This means Ange can’t even begin to get his methods across for another three weeks, approximately one week before the crucial qualifiers.
And we now know away goals will be scrapped in Europe which will ultimately place more pressure on scoring and in particular the goalie to have a good penalty saving ratio, with penalty shootouts sure to happen more often now.
We havent any reliable strikers, nor do we have a clear first choice keeper,,,oops.
So in their infinite wisdom the board will draw a deadline before we get papped out of Europe, not realizing after getting papped out of Europe you can’t open up the ST sales again and expect a huge response. The easy option of reducing prices post Europe defeat would only antagonize those who paid early and earnestly. They haven’t handled ST sales well at all in my opinion, and it’s still ongoing with plenty more scope to mess up more. I wouldn’t bet against it.
It’s no wonder the fans are banding together seeking answers, and no wonder some walk away from season tickets while others ruefully take up their chosen spot.
Finally, being the best, it’s no wonder at all we can all enjoy each other’s company and debate the clubs future without pettiness or insult. Thanks.
Happy Friday folks, from Mahe
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