Again, I cannot comment on how money is being spent as I am not the one spending the money. I'm simply a fan who helps out, and who is eager to defend his club when barbs are thrown its way on a public forum.
In terms of "not seeing quality additions", I'd argue that Gareth Moore, Michael Knowles and Shannon Wakeman fit into that category from the last 12 months. I believe terms were agreed with Wakeman until the end of the season until Rick Stone's departure from Huddersfield muddied the waters.
Before that, the club has signed names like Lucas Walshaw, Shane Grady, Anthony Thackeray, Paul Sykes, Matt Groat, Jason Crookes, Karl Pryce, Wayne Godwin, Ewan Dowes, Matt Wildie, Luke Adamson and Toby Adamson.
For most clubs outside the Championship's top four, these would be classed as 'marquee' signings, having either recently played at the very top level or having been highly sought after when we signed them.
I know you are talking more specifically about this season, but there's a growing, wider perception that 'the club' isn't showing ambition. I'd say the names above are evidence that it is and has been.
I think the bigger issue during the last 12 months has been that players simply haven't been available. I believe that one of the current issues is the lack of available quality, and not necessarily a lack of funds being in place.
A lot of fans are in agreement that we "need more size" in the pack, but who's out there? We might need another option in the halves, but who's out there?
During the last three months, the bigger issue has been that the players haven't been playing as well as they can. Again, this isn't down to 'the club'.
Jamel Goodall, Cameron Scott, Lewis Heckford, Danny Ansell, Matty English, Jared Simpson (plus Wakeman already mentioned) have all been brought in during the last few months to bolster the squad, alongside a couple of lads on dual-reg from Wakefield.
The club also made six new permanent signings during the close season, after finishing 2017 in very good form and seemingly equipped to kick on this year. Our only major departure was Toby Adamson.
Pointing the blame at 'the club' for the squad not improving isn't fair.
You say that Batley "obviously offered superior terms". This is pure guesswork on your part and I highly doubt that it's true. Their 2016 squad that achieved the top four was hardly brimming with star names. Even Chris Ulugia was only there on loan.
In your first post, you quite churlishly asked if the club "had heard of an online booking system". I've pointed out to you that the club has heard of it and does have its own online booking system.
It isn't a facility that technically allows you to complete the full booking entirely online, but for the club to implement an in-house e-commerce system that handles payments would be quite costly, deduct a commission and would categorically not be worth the cost.
The system we have works well. It sends a direct notification to the lad who books out our pitches, who then follows up by email or a phone call to complete the booking.
For comparison, here's how Soccer City Huddersfield (a well-established and busy facility) collects payments.
It does seem like you're now at the stage where you're just trying to find mud to sling at the club.
You started this line of questioning by suggesting that "if the truth is known the hit count on the website will be shockingly lower than most people expect".
You've since discovered that the site actually attracts in excess of 24,000 hits a month and has been visited by 51,000 different people since November. If you want to go deeper still, then that's fine...
Saying that the 51,000 visitors are being allowed to "slip through our fingers" is without any substance at all. We have a box in the sidebar called 'Back the Rams', which includes nine quick links to ways that fans can support the club, from buying merchandise, to booking hospitality, to betting with us, to joining the Local Lotto.
They also see a big banner at the top of the page advising of the next home game, with a link to get info like pricing, parking etc. A countdown timer in the sidebar lets people know when our next fixture is.
Of course, many visitors will be opposition fans. Be pretty difficult to "monetise" them.
Here are the most visited pages in 2018:
Here's where they've been coming from in 2018:
Analysing how long people spend on our site is pointless, because, as you can see from above, people visit the website for totally different reasons. Some come on to read a news story and might spend a minute, away visitors might spend a little longer gathering info, reading the club history etc.
The average time would tell us nothing because the range is too wide.
We can't automatically collect the data of everybody who visits our website. That would be illegal. There is a box on the site that allows people to enter their name and email address to receive our latest news.
York don't have a commercial director. I think there are possibly three teams outside Super League with a full-time commercial director.
York do have a media manager employed on reduced hours, and Dewsbury Rams has made that exact same investment. Our club's media manager is supported by three 'media team' volunteers and a growing number of other individuals giving their time up to spread the word. Like these guys.
Our media manager was in conversation with York's media manager and chairman in the lead-up to our match against Toronto and a lot of similar techniques were employed.
Paid averts appeared in League Express and The Press and the game was plugged as part of Sky Sports' RL coverage on the Thursday and Friday before the game.
We put on three offers that engaged with Super League season ticket holders, Championship season ticket holders, Rams season ticket holders (bring a friend for free) and Canadian passport holders.
The game was also heavily promoted on the club's website and social media, and Toronto's, for weeks leading up to the game.
I've previously suggested reasons why our crowd was lower than York's for this game, but you've chosen not to accept these.
You started this debate in the wake of our tonking at London, and continued it after the defeat to Rochdale, and are fairly clearly attributing our poor results on the field to the way the club is run off the field.
I know we're all hurting and I agree that there are areas where the club can improve, but I don't think some of the accusations you are throwing at it are fair and pinning the blame on 'the club' for the team performing badly is wide of the mark, in my opinion.
As mentioned, we finished 2017 in great form, added six new signings during the close season, with only one significant departure.
I've already spoken about rising standards in the Championship, the increase in full-time teams, player wages going up, and it's going to make life more difficult for clubs like ours.
For a wider context, what chance do Batley have of making the top four this year, despite reaching it in 2016?
I do think we will eventually see another re-shuffle and that the top half of League 1 will join the bottom half of the Championship, with the full-time and big spenders from our division forming a ten-team Super League 2 under a ten-team Super League 1.
That's not to say that the current format has been a disaster - I don't think it has.
It's provided a platform for clubs like Featherstone and Toulouse to grow, it's given Batley their day in the sun, it's brought back promotion and relegation and delivered some stunning drama at the end of the season.
One of the other downsides of it, which has really become noticeable this year, is the chasm it's created in League 1 as that division's leading clubs set their stall out for promotion. It's transformed from being an 'incubator' league to a true 'performance' league.
There's a similar chasm in the Championship, albeit without the blow-out score-lines.
Clubs are finding their natural place as part of the bigger picture and I'm fairly sure the next re-structure will reflect that, and we can all cheer up a little bit.
Of course, a win at Barrow this Sunday would help in the meantime.