Are our season ticket sales at their third lowest for nearly a decade?
Well if the image details everything it suggests then the apathy from Walsall fans towards the current running of the club is heading towards an all time low.
Walsall fan Chris Whinyates has released an image on Twitter that doesn’t make great reading and continues to enforce what we believe that supporters are beginning to get tired of the current regime.
The image below was on view in the ticket office today and apparently only shows the early bird sales from this summer. All other seasons are actual sales. The current sales figure of season tickets for next season stands at 2,238.
Season ticket sales are down by 250 compared to last season and astonishingly 536 down on the 2016/17 season.
— chris whinyates (@whinyates88) July 24, 2018
For those that might not be able to see the image clearly, here is the breakdown of what was on the board…..
2011/12 – 2,151
2012/2013 – 2,030
2013/14 – 2,408
2014/15 – 2,369
2015/16 – 2,457
2016/17 – 2,774
2017/18 – 2,554
2018/19 – 2,238* (figure updated from above image)
Now the cynics are already discussing that the club may have left this on show to prove why there has been very little activity in the transfer window so far, however if it’s a genuine mistake then people at the club won’t be happy with commercially sensitive figures reaching the public domain.
Some supporters had requested the early bird window was re-opened following a period of uncertainty under then manager Jon Whitney however these calls were rebuffed and early bird sales ended on 1st April – just thirteen days after Jon Whitney was removed as manager.
Some will suggest that fans not purchasing season tickets will be one of the reasons for Dean Keates struggle in the transfer market but on the flip side to that we have had far too many years where the club has not backed its manager which has caused the low sales and apathy from fans towards the current regime.
It’s a vicious circle and one which won’t go away fairly quickly.