Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
The cup defeat is a total red herring. Cup money should NEVER be budgeted for. It's 'bonus money', to be added to the pot.When it comes to attendance since I assume there was no bar money in either place. All that matters to me is how much revenue is down on the gate.
It may be down less since a lot of the attendees at Champion Hill didn’t pay or were concessions. It may be down more since a larger proportion of our gate are season ticket holders.
As for sustaining the squad on the current turnout. Not going down 4 0 in 30 minute in the cup may well have helped with that.
I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that we as a Club didn't budget for any revenue from cups...so here's hoping for a Trophy run!
And at least we've been drawn away in the FA Youth Cup again. Home draws lose quite a bit, as we have to hire the ground from Tooting, with gate money barely covering the expenses of the three match officials.