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Re: The price of success
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2023, 06:07:20 PM »
How many times have we seen this in Non League Football.  As the saying goes if you want to make a small fortune out of Football itís best to start off with a big one.

300 average gate for step 3, how can that get anywhere near sustainable?   I guess that figure will include some of the bigger clubs brining decent away support.  All makes you wonder who is the Chairman doing it all for ?

To have stuck in £600k over 4 years I guess wonít have been evenly spread over the 4 years.  Iím sure more money per season is needed at Step 2 than say Step 3 and indeed step 4.

Letís be thankfull our own Chairman has deeper pockets.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2023, 09:15:01 PM »
Reminiscent to Histon. Sports have done remarkably well to get to where they and everyone connected with the club should enjoy the moment, because unfortunately it isnít likely to last too long with their attendances. I read on the Boston forum after our home win on Sunday, that although we have some quality players at this level, it probably isnít sustainable. Have to agree with that, as our average home attendances are not enough.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2023, 09:27:26 PM »

I read on the Boston forum after our home win on Sunday, that although we have some quality players at this level, it probably isnít sustainable. Have to agree with that, as our average home attendances are not enough.

Well, they would know. They reached a level themselves which was unsustainable. Of course, we can look a lot closer to home than Histon if we are looking for an example.

I've never understood why people involved/interested in football, want to buy success.   :dontknow:
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2023, 09:34:44 PM »
Now that would really be an interesting survey.   Ask the same question of all single benefactor run Clubs....   why did you do it ?
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2023, 09:44:24 PM »
Now that would really be an interesting survey.   Ask the same question of all single benefactor run Clubs....   why did you do it ?

.......because if you build it, they will come!
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2023, 09:48:56 PM »
It always seem that sensible, successful businessmen lose all idea of what made them successful when it comes to owning their own Football Club.   FIFA Football Manager has a lot to answer for  :laughcry:
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Re: The price of success
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2023, 02:38:51 PM »
Its not always about buying success.
Sometimes the teams just do better than expected. They rise, the costs go up some can manage and cut cloth accordingly, may get relegated again. Some continue to punch above weight.
Ok some are bank  rolled, all eventually find a level. Either hold or fold.
That's what is good about the pyramid in this country. Ups and downs. All entitled to a punt.

 

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