Adams is wrong on season ticket sales

Adams is wrong on season ticket sales

OVF editor Rob Fielding says Micky Adams’ recent comments about his effect on season ticket sales completely missed the point.

Rob Fielding writes…

I want the manager to stay, I think he’s the best man for the job and this is merely a response to his post-match comments…

Sometimes there’s a certain passive-aggressive tone to Micky Adams’ comments that grate and sadly, following an excellent league double over Walsall, I feel the need, not to celebrate the performance but to have a slight pop at the manager’s remarks instead.

Please don’t get me wrong, I want the manager to stay, I think he’s the best man for the job and this is merely a response to his post-match comments.

So, what were those comments?

Well, first of all there’s: “If I say we have no chance of getting there [the play-offs] then I get accused of being negative and not selling season tickets or whatever else – the tea’s not warm enough. Anything I can get accused of, I am.”

And then there’s this comment: “People said there is an apathy about the place, we are not selling season tickets and it has been because of our performances, well I can’t see that…”

I would say that the main reason you’re a factor is because no-one knows if you’ll be at the club next season…

Really Micky? Putting aside your tea-making skills, your ‘negative’ (sic) comments and your team’s ability to entertain, I would argue that there’s a different reason entirely for the poor season ticket sales.

I would say that the main reason you’re a factor is because no-one knows if you’ll be at the club next season. Therefore , the most important thing that you could do to arrest the poor season ticket sales is stop the self-pity and let fans know whether you’re either committed to the team or not. Either agree a new contract (which I’d be very happy for you to do) or walk away.

However, to be fair, Micky, this isn’t just your fault. The club are as much to blame for this contractual stand-off as you are. If I were them I would have presented you with a paper contract and a deadline for signing it, way back in December.

If the club and Micky Adams can’t be bothered to act decisively on the manager’s future is it really any wonder that fans are not acting decisively by buying season tickets as well!

I’ve been making the point since September that the club needed to act quickly and secure Micky Adams’ future but now it looks like it’s going to meander on and on.

And if the club and Micky Adams can’t be bothered to act decisively on the manager’s future is it really any wonder that fans are not acting decisively by buying season tickets as well!

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