No it hasn't folded marra.
We didn't surf the flag pre-Chelsea as there weren't enough people in the North Stand five minutes before kick off, when we deploy it. It needs enough bodies underneath it or it will flop badly, so we decided to pull it at the last minute.
The intention always was/is to buy another, bigger surfer, which most appeared to want. The simple facts are a bigger one will cost more money than we have at the minute (we have over a grand in the pot at last count).
A question I raised with the lads involved the other day was whether we should just stick with the surfer we have got, and spend the money we have on a couple of more regular large flags, albeit something more 'original' than the usual St George's cross stuff. Personally, I had thought of something like a County Durham flag with an SAFC crest added.
We could also perhaps go for that image of Quinny on a flag?
I thought we could then perhaps try and add a new flag each season.
The idea of long banners like at the Stretford End is a non-starter at the minute. The area we thought they would look best is at the front of the North Stand upper tier and the supporters association branch flags are already there and they paid good money for them so that is out. The club haven't identified a suitable area for large banners (the sort we were looking for would be way bigger than the one in the SWC) as yet, and apparently some specialist machinery would have to be brought in to hang the banners and it's not a commonly available piece of machinery, so we might as well move on from that idea.
What are people's thoughts? Push for a new, bigger surfer (more contributions) and accept there may be some days when it can't be surfed (not enough people in the stand) or keep the one we have got and go for more traditional flags?