- Dec 6, 2004
Great save from Maxted and tidy play from the front players from the highlights. We at last seem to have some strength in depth in the squad.
Doubt that we did, which is presumably why you get £20k just for playing and a further £10k for winning to compensate for the low gate receipts.Does anyone know whether with a crowd in the hundreds we would have covered our basic overheads yet alone made any money from the attendance
I dunno, 800 mostly adults and mostly in the stand, approaching £5K in gate receipts, plus food and drink sales. Only the BB and IP stand open, the floodlights don't cost as much as people imagine, and stewarding costs will have been modest. I'd think we've broken even.Doubt that we did, which is presumably why you get £20k just for playing and a further £10k for winning to compensate for the low gate receipts.
The EFL have a fund to cover any loses to clubs from hosting games in this joke of a competition, though I'm not sure we have ever had to use this fund in the past.Does anyone know whether with a crowd in the hundreds we would have covered our basic overheads yet alone made any money from the attendance
Interesting comparison between Sparkes and Richardson. They are the same age but one has played most of a season of men's non-league football whereas I think Richardson had never played a senior game at any level before joining us. If he is going to come into the team for anyone it will probably be for Williams not Sweeney but it sounds like Key could be the better bet to fill the right wing-back role.Of the three kids, Key looked the most promising - Chrisene didn't have enough time on the pitch to touch the ball, never mind make an impact. The slight disappointment was Richardson - not sure Sweeney has anything to worry about quite yet (Richardson lacks the phsyical stature of Kane Wilson, & whilst he clearly has pace, he still looks very raw - certainly nothing like as ready for 1st team football as Sparkes, for instance).