a radical idea to get the fans back...
Quinny has been vocal in his critisism of fans watching matches in the pub, but what incentive have people got to go to SOL when a single adult ticket is over £20, pints £3+ and food also expensive. Then you've got inclement weather and over zealous stewarding and policing to put up with.
If Quinny wants crowds to return to 40000+, why doesn't he gamble for one season and cap next years s/ticket prices in concession areas to say £250 adults and £100 children. For match by match attendees, cap tickets at £17.50 adults and £10 children. As stated previously, ticket revenue accounts for very little of the clubs annual turnover. German football is prospering at present by making football affordable to the average fan and by making it entertaining (standing areas, beer in stands, cheap food).
The whole country is on its arse financially and the North East has been hit particularly hard. People still love Sunderland but are choosing to watch the match in a cheaper, warmer and more convenient environment. Give people an incentive to return to the SOL.
And for the record, I do attend home matches as and when my shifts allow.
SUNDERLAND 'TIL I DIE. FTM