I honestly cant tell if you're on a wind up to have a dig at the club... because it doesnt sound like the sort of thing a professional clubs fan should be thinking... surely as a club you should be aiming to be the best at that level, even if you dont have aims to ply your trade at higher level... these plans are just happy to be there.
Matt, I went to a meeting a few years back when my club had run out of money, run out of fans just about and had come bottom of the "Third division" below sides from outside the M62. That meeting was to decide wether to pack it in, it was a life or death meeting and seriously 150 ONLY of us turned up and seriously the average age was around 60.
We decided to give it a go, we sang "we've swept the seas before boys" and there were pledges of money.
After that we had a bit of a revival, won division three, but then found out in the Championship that we could hardly win a game and still few wanted to come and watch us. We won 2 games before 490 "crowds", and the only reason we did not collapse back to third tier was there was no relegation.
If we go down again we lose our "glamour" fixtures and the away crowds for Featherstone, Batley, Dewsbury, Keighley, York, and the fans they bring and I am being serious. We're dead meat despite the ludicrous posts of others who talk about "working hard" and "building". Now these people were on a REAL wind up.
We've had all that in the past again and again nearly dying then along comes a few enthusiasts to revive the body. We've had 40 years of it since we first dropped to no money, no wins, 300 fans and no ground in 1973.
We aren't a "professional club"???
Are you on a wind up???
We are a remnant of history, a local club whom time and events has seen fade away in the modern era. Eventually you end up with people getting fed up with having to revive the dead body. Don't you remember how things went with Bramley?
Nobodies listening as they don't really care. I spoke about York who faded to oblivion and then in came the finest team of supporters a club could ever wish for. Last year they had faded back to one win (less than us) and thankfully 750 fans. Unlike us they don't lose every decent player and every young fan to Leeds every year.
I find it incredible people don't get it. When Hunslet were promoted a couple of people on here seriously said we could kick on and go for Superleague. Now that was a gold plated diamond studded wind up.
But they actually meant it and as per the board rules I had to respect their view
The arrangement with Leeds is a godsend, it's the future and on reflection after suggesting we should now call it a day, I find it exciting to a point, however as Blackpool Hawk says he and his fine compadres he finds it great and is loving it.
No doubt the "gang of four" will be seeking to seriously restrict our fun for their own mean ends. No doubt fans who have no business with our club will continue to tell us what we should do and think.
Edited by The Parksider, 07 March 2013 - 07:36 AM.