New Signing Can Boost Ticket Sales
Friday, 26th Jan 2018 08:15
Saints fans have been in low spirits of late, but there is a sign of life with a new club record signing that could spark a boost in ticket sales.
Reading social media of late you would think that there was nothing positive at all about Southampton Football Club with some claiming that new majority shareholder Gao would just pocket the bulk of the £75 million for Virgil Van Dijk and that his interest in the club was nothing more than trying to make a profit.
Well the same accusations were levelled on several occasions at Katharina Liebherr, who showed that if she was in it just to make a fast buck she was doing something seriously wrong by continually reinvesting money from sales in replacements.
That seems to be the same now as Saints splash out around £19.5 million for Guido Carrillo and look set to make at least one more signing of a similar if not bigger figure.
That could trigger ticket sales fro two important games coming up where sales are somewhat slow for both of them.
The first game against Watford was always going to be a poor gate, even given the cheap price, but with the signing of Carrillo it could spark a late burst of enthusiasm amongst Saints supporters and push the attendance up a bit, especially as it is also a chance to get a good cup run going and perhaps make this a season with a bit of interest.
Stranger though is the poor sales for the visit of Brighton on Wednesday, this is a very important game for the club, a true relegation six pointer and if Saints can register their first win in two months then it will take them out of the bottom three and give a big confidence boost.
You would therefore hope that Saints fans would put their gripes away and get behind the team in it's hour of need, but the answer is that they haven't yet.
A look at the ticket section of the Club's official website shows that there ar eplenty of tickets available in most areas and there could be as many as three thousand tickets going spare for what is a massive game.
Hopefully the opportunity to see our new signing in his Premier League debut will help to reignite the enthusiasm of some, indeed remind them that supporting a football club should be through thick and thin.
Many have been moaning that Saints would not spend money, that has not proved to be the case, the club have proved they are ready to re invest in the team, some fans have to show that they too are ready to reinvest their faith in the club.
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