grovehill wrote:Ian Newell wrote:grovehill wrote: Any visitor logging onto Pasoti at the moment would think that all the Argyle supporters groups are run by the same half dozen people-even down to trying to "organise" fans into singing and non-singing sections using the name of a far right Italian supporters group.
No, I don't think they would Grovey, because not all are as cynical as you.
However, I do agree about the missing 10,000, problem is though, to get a far better team, we need to a) be patient or b) Spend a bit of money and neither of those options are that attractive to the stay aways are they?
Same old conundrum and it's a hard one to crack.
I'm sorry that you think people with a different point of view are cynical, however, anyone having a quick look at the first couple of pages on this thread might think they are witnessing a civil war between various supporters groups as to who is the TRUE voice of the fans.
But the serious point is that PAFC needs to reach out to the missing fans to find out why they're not going to matches.
Off the top of my head this could be through: e-mail shots to ex ST holders or ticket or merchandise purchasers, player or staff visits to the bigger employers in the region, backed up with free or discounted tickets etc. etc. Perhaps even take a leaf out of Bradford City's book and seriously reduce the admission/ ST charges
At the moment, the club seems to be good at communicating with existing fans but does nothing to encourage new or returning fans to get involved.
Fat lot of good it's done them. They're in financial meltdown. 10 years ago they were in the top division. Virtually giving away their season tickets doesn't help their current predicament.