Thousands have been having their say on the season tickets this season as the deadline to renew edges closer, under two weeks in fact. You will be able to renew after this date of course, but not with your price frozen, and the new prices are getting bigger for those who are looking to buy, the structure certainly not representing what we are seeing on the pitch.
Andrea Radrizzani and Angus Kinnear will have put some thought into the season tickets but they seem to have come to the wrong conclusion yet again, just like the badge, just like most of the players we have signed and just like most of the long-term contracts we have given out. Victor Orta deserves a mention at this stage, Kinnear doesn’t deal with contracts and players but he deals with things like season tickets. To give fans until the 31st March to decide if they want to renew is a terrible call by the club, a team that has won just once since boxing day on the pitch, and fans don’t get to see what intent the club have next season before making a decision. It’s all well and good saying there is a scheme in place to pay monthly, but to fans it’s a lot of money, monthly or up front to watch the nonsense we’ve had to endure recently.
Personally I know a few fans who have completely lost interest and faith now Radrizzani has taken over the club, yes Cellino made mistakes but he had us pushing for the play-offs last season, and Radrizzani has undone that and some. He’s taken us years backwards and doesn’t seem to have learned from his mistakes, Victor Orta is still at the club for instance. I think Orta has done a decent job with the youth teams in all fairness, that seems to be an area where he may well help the club but the first-team recruitment has been nothing short of a disgrace. If Radrizzani is serious about using a super agent then he should allow fans a few more months to renew so they can see his plans for the recruitment because one thing is for sure, if we have another season like this one next year there will be another serious drop in ticket sales, just like there probably is currently.