bhoywonder wrote:I love a bit of non-league. I must have been to at least 20 times more non-league games than league stuff. I go to Bath City when they have a midweek fixture, and Keynsham Town too. Bath are reasonably good, although woefully inconsistent, and get crowds of around 500ish.
Keynsham is the other end of the spectrum, and often struggle to get 40 through the gate. 100 is a rarity. Still, it's a game, and there's nothing like going to a game. I finally won the half-time raffle once last season, after probably buying over 1,000 tickets down the years. I enjoyed that four-pack of thatchers!
My dad was telling me about Hereford the other day, as they were at Barnstaple Town (where my dad lives and goes to the game regularly, and where I grew up going most games). Hereford are now owned and run by the fans. They took something like 700 to Barnstaple the other week, which is probably their biggest gate there since George Best's All-Stars were there in the early 80s (I was at that game!). Barnstaple usually get 150-200, so you can imagine the boon that was to them!
I love it too. I may have grown up as a Man City fan but I go to see Altrincham almost every home game now. Last week (3-2 defeat to Stockport) my son got to play 5-a-side on the pitch at half time. He now trains with Altrincham juniors and they are a great family organisation.
I've only been to one away match, following Altrincham down to St Albans where Alty won 6-0. I liked the fact that we could stroll around the ground to find the best place to stand for each half.