Yesterday 4,494 fans were inside the Banks’s Stadium, just 506 fans shy of the 5,000 that Walsall Chairman Leigh Pomlett has called for.
However the home numbers are dwindling and it seems that fans are fed up of the matchday experience just as much as the home performances.
708 of yesterday’s attendance was made up of Cheltenham fans, meaning just 3,786 Walsall fans were in attendance.
747 fewer home fans than attended our home game against Salford just two weeks earlier.
Many have suggested that the matchday experience just isn’t good enough, that’s before you take into consideration the football on offer – just one home win in seven.
Fans were complaining at the Salford game of waiting in long queues for food and drink.
Yesterday the queues were much smaller (as you’d expect with lower crowds) however many still complained about the flat beer, the warm ale and the tv not working in the Stadium Suite.
If the football on offer isn’t worthy of the matchday £20 admission fee then the food/drink on offer must be worth it, it isn’t.
There are many things wrong with our club at present however the most simplistic things must be sorted.
Pomlett admitted on his interview on Friday that he isn’t happy with how slowly things are being implemented with regards to the conferencing aspect of the club and has employed a new manager to sort these problems out.
You feel if we are to surpass that 5,000 figure then the matchday experience and entertainment MUST improve. Customers want something for their money and at the minute they’re getting neither.
Massive few months for the hierarchy of the club.
You cannot guarantee a victory or a decent performance but you can guarantee decent beer, smaller queues and a television that works!
Failure to rectify the controllable will just see attendance numbers reduce even more.
Over to you Walsall FC.