I am disgusted by the price hike that you have made for next season.
As a long time Canvey supporter, I find that charging myself and fellow LOYAL supporters £9 is taking the biscuit. And then to REFUSE to sell standing season tickets, is very poor tactics indeed.
Having just signed up for cable, and linking up to the internet and this forum, I find this news item very disturbing. Not a good way for me to start!
Rod - how can you stand by as treasurer and allow this? I didn't think you could be this greedy?
Canvey has taken a fair bit of a battering of late in the Non League paper - most of it un-justified - but I am now having second thoughts, through this action of the club.
Time and time again you were criticised through high prices for FA Cup games, and then were forced to reduce the price against Southend. Despite these high prices we as fans stood by the club - but all you have done is thrown it back in our faces.
Billericay is £2 a game cheaper than Canvey - perhaps the nuetral fan will now go there and not to Park Lane. (Price confirmed today)
Our attendances were not that large considering our position in the league, and so I would have thought that you would have pegged prices to attract more people not increased them.
Do I assume that other things have gone up by a similar rate - how much has the kit gone up by?? Has the bar prices increased - someone once told me the club gets all this for free, yet a high price is charged (probably not true - or is it??)
I am sorry Rod & Frances but your new policy stinks - perhaps this increased price will bring you both a pay rise from the club - but I for one will not see as many games as I did last year - why should I pay £9 to get cold and wet on a Tuesday night anymore. As a result I will probably give the club less revenue, not more - so please tell me who is loosing out?
The sceptical side of me might say 'The club is taking cash to avoid paying the VAT to Customs & Excise, and it is that reason why you are not wanting season tickets' - but then Ray you wouldn't do that would you?! I mean you ALWAYS announce an exact figure on the attendance - even if you do refuse to make it public on the day. (Never a PA announcement of the crowd - is there?)
I am not sure if the blame lies with Rod, Keith, Frances or Ray - but someone is insulting us loyal fans. You might not like this message, and it might be on a public forum, and you will probably not reply - but things have to be said.
This is an article on the Isthmian Fans site - it sums up what other people are saying about us..
'Away supporters travelling to Canvey Island this coming season are in for a nasty shock as the Essex club have increased their prices again. Adults will now be charged £9.00 just to stand on the terraces, and a further £1.00 to sit down. Senior Citizens will be charged £7.00, while under 16's will be charged £4.00. Under 16's who are accompanied by an adult will be charged £1.00. These are likely to be the highest prices in the league this season, and are comparable with admission charges at a number of Conference clubs. The high prices are not going to help the clubs image with opposition clubs and supporters, many of whom took great delight in the club failing to win promotion for a second season in a row. Surely if the club wants to boost their image, both locally and further afield, keeping prices at last season's levels, or maybe even reducing them would have been a far better option. It will be interesting to see if any other clubs increase their prices to such levels for next season. ' See this link for the article .
If any other fans agree with me, perhaps you would like to add your messages to the club below. If I am the only one who feels this angry, then fair enough - but some how I doubt it.
We have a policy at work - if no one complains then the majority must agree - therefore if I am the only one, then well done for ripping me off, and pleasing everyone else.