<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by AFF:
<strong>I take the view that the local and non-league press is a medium to maintain the profile of The Club.<p>Any quote attributed to any Official should be treated with some caution. In John Gibson's case, it is an interesting diversion to analyse what he is reported to have said but dangerous to jump to firm conclusions. We can ask him.</strong><hr></blockquote><p>I am with you on this one. However, don't forget Phil Wallace stopped funding Boreham Wood because of the apathy of local residents. In the case of St Albans, it isn't you lot who would be the cause of a similar thing happening to your club a few years down the line, but those who would rather go and watch Watford once in a blue moon than St Albans more often. Anything that maintains or, better still, improves the profile of the club can only be good so if you can get friends to turn up who never bothered going before or can get people who gave up in the last few years to come back, give it a go. I don't know what St Albans' "Football in the Community" effort is like, but that is a major way of getting local councillors, schools, etc. on your side.<p>Give it a go, good luck and hopefully your new chairman won't regret his decision to back the club.