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Radical, but why not a 'free' season ticket (or a minimal £5 per visit) if you live outside a certain distance from Vale Park ? there are enough seats to accommodate a further 10,000 fans and more, so why not encourage you to come. You will buy merchandise, programmes, pies, golden goal tickets etc and even if you don't surely it's better you are here cheering us on rather than sat at home watching teletext.

 

Being a devious git I always try and think of ways around any offers to try and eliminate pitfalls. Good idea in principle, but no doubt some would get season tickets in relatives/friends names who live far away and then use it themselves.

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over 5,000 home fans isn't that bad. i'd like more, but we are just learning to walk again at the moment. once we are up and running in higher divisions, home fans will return. away followings are really important to us though - i think that a lot of our fans are more keen to go when there is the potential of a decent away following and a bit of atmosphere. 80 accrington fans really is taking the piddle. looking at teams in league one and given their current positions, i think that only hartlepool, scunthorpe, colchester, stevenage, orient and crawley would bring less than 250 on saturday. crewe, shrewsbury, coventry, doncaster, tranmere, swindon, notts county, walsall, sheff utd and preston should be looking at 1000+, and everyone else around the 500 mark. that's a hell of a lot more paying customers than we are getting at the moment!

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Put bluntly, there are a good number of people who come to matches where they think there will be a chance of some bother.

 

It's a tricky one. Without these people, the atmosphere can be dreadful. With them in attendance, they bring cash in to the club (disregard for now the policing costs) and make some noise.

 

The real "promised land" for the Vale is the Championship. Such a tasty league and so many potentially-big away followings.

Leeds, Sheff Wed, Wolves, Blues, Forest, Derby, Boro, Burnley, Bolton, Blackburn...

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Fags are only just over £1 a pack.... Whiskey is £3 a bottle.... traveling to the match £2,000

 

If you dont pay the mortgage for a couple of months you could buy a season ticket..... dont feed the family for a week and you could go the match and have a good days drinking

 

I blame the government. They should increase the the excise duty on whisky and cigarettes by £10 a pop.

 

Seriously, it surprises me that such things are so relatively cheap in the UK, given that the government need tax revenue and the prices of everything else have gone up considerably over the last 10 years I have been away.

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Being a devious git I always try and think of ways around any offers to try and eliminate pitfalls. Good idea in principle, but no doubt some would get season tickets in relatives/friends names who live far away and then use it themselves.

 

 

I realise this Phil, and yes, some people will always look to scam an idea. My bro lives in Northampton so I could do it meself......point is, I wouldn't, question is how many would and would Paul/Norman go for an idea like this anyway, after all, its upto them in the end.

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I realise this Phil, and yes, some people will always look to scam an idea. My bro lives in Northampton so I could do it meself......point is, I wouldn't, question is how many would and would Paul/Norman go for an idea like this anyway, after all, its upto them in the end.

 

Trouble is, you're getting into the realms of photo ID and costs start to mount up. I'm sure that, if there IS a way to make this work, Paul and Norm will find it.

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I blame the government. They should increase the the excise duty on whisky and cigarettes by £10 a pop.

 

Seriously, it surprises me that such things are so relatively cheap in the UK, given that the government need tax revenue and the prices of everything else have gone up considerably over the last 10 years I have been away.

 

Perhaps the prices are thaid down?

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