We (Stockport) overspent stupidly last season and as a result our playing budget this season is in the region of £450k. That's based on a break even gate of 3200. We've sold 1700 season tickets so far.
We've scrapped our youth policy from top to bottom, left out FL standard training ground and moved to Cheadle Town where we'll train for free in return for fixing the place up and giving them a nice pitch to play on.
And yet despite all that we'll finish higher this season than last. We've got some very good young players. Our form in the last 12 games of last season would have seen us finish 3rd had we maintained it over a season. Which we won't.
Also noises regarding us finally finding a way to wrestle back ownership of Edgeley from that unscrupulous bearded rugby whelp. They have a 7s tournament next weekend then they're off to Salford. The effects of that are worth shitloads.
Knew Mansfield and Luton were spending big but £2m? When we got promotion out of L2 in the playoffs 4 years ago, we only spent £1.6m and that was on a team that really was going places. Many of them are playing in the Championship or Prem now. If Mansfield are spending £2m and they don't run away with the league they want to give their heads a wobble. I think it's more likely they'll crash and burn.
We've got Halifax next Saturday. I might go. I've done over 100 grounds if you count old, new and foreign, but never there. Biggest remaining terrace in English football?