Banana skin or the cup that cheers? VOTV editor Rick Everitt makes the case for taking our cup clash with Gateshead seriously: http://www.votvonline.com/home/the-2021-22-blogs/29-11-it-can-be-the-cup-that-cheers-at-last/
The Rickster has further commented: 'Disappointing to hear that the club are not planning to run a supporters’ coach to Gateshead. I think that’s a poor decision that lets down some of the most diehard fans for the sake of risking a few hundred pounds, which is easily offset by profit they have made on other journeys.
Remember that the club will get a cut of ticket revenue from
this game - if it chooses to accept it - and presumably a share of the TV fee
too. Plus there is substantial prize money if they win the game.
I suspect this is a decision based on not understanding the
fan base rather than the financial impact of possibly running with low numbers,
which is trivial.'
One fan remarked: 'Especially with the replay, meaning fans had to wait 10 days
to see who we played whilst travel and hotels prices increased each day.'
Update: the club has changed its position and will take bookings from this morning.