- Aug 9, 2010
My gripe is aimed at the 15,000 plus overnight extra new fans lured by low admissions and a new stadium part funded by us the taxpayer.I know of 4 people who have now stopped coming to Southend as they think it's more fashionable to support a team of overseas mercenaries. Being on the train to Millwall it's clear without a new ground ,and a successful team with competitive prices we are losing the battle for our future support thanks to an unfair deal done by Hammers board and politicians
Yes same principle of moving out of London to the wider suburbs which sadly many places have become.
In Liverpool it is not uncommon for people to adopt Tranmere as a sort of second team, I'm sure it infuriates the genuine hard core of Tranmere fans but there you go.
The way the world is now with wider opportunities to travel etc and people moving all over the place this is perhaps not as likely as in the past. I'm personally not a fan of those half and half scarves but the premier league matches seem full of tourist fans.