ST holders will no doubt play a part in what is to come because when a boycott of matches is proposed then we can ensure that seats are empty and not resold or made available to local schools etc. Remember how quickly empty seats did for TOF.....that is something that sponsors don't like and they wi
That's a valid point. Giving up your season ticket in protest means nothing as there are another 15,000 on a waiting list that will snap it up. I had a season ticket for 10 seasons, reluctantly gave it up for personal reasons 5 years ago, haven't had a sniff of one since.
Not turning up when you have already paid is pointless. It's really the silver and red members that can have the financial impact by boycotting one big grade A match. Only have the season ticket holders in attendance will send a clearer mesaage then not renewing, especially if during that match they protest against the board together.
Petitions are a good way of raising the point but what impact do they ultimately have?
Another way of protest is to engage with our "cousins" franchises under KSE and get them to join the protest. Especially, if they are being treated the same way. Although, my understanding is that the NFL, usa soccer and hockey are structured in a totally different way when it comes to investment in the teams, which ultimately could be the reason why the club is being run as it currently is. They are running the club in the american sports franchise model, when in reality it is a totally different beast.
Why is it pointless ? Are you not willing to sacrifice one or two games for the greater good of our club ? If the fans make a genuine stand and are willing to boycott a game, I will rent them off you and leave them idle so you won't be out of pocket for those games, if that will be easier for you ?
From a financial point of view, the money is already banked. A mass no show would impact match day takings and hit the club financially and that would resonate through to the boardroom, so if like Jock Gooner said, be prepared to take the hit for one or two matches then do it.
Because they are money men, my biggest concern would be them blaming the supporters for not turning up, which impacts the transfer fund. I can see the headline, "we've only got £20m as the supporters didn't turn up".
Josh Kroenke's response, sounded a bit like what Elvis used to say to his audience. "You're here to enjoy yourselves, so leave the driving to us." That's the attitude we are up against.
You are taking things out of context there buddy - for starters if/when a boycott is planned, it will be known and publicised and the reasons and motives will be clear to the media and across the world. Empty seats for a tv game when those seats are already paid for, can not be used as an excuse for limited transfer funds cos that won't wash with the media