Reasonable result sequence

PUBLISHED: 08:56 15 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:26 24 May 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to Weston's football team for a reasonable result sequence over the Christmas and New Year period

CONGRATULATIONS to Weston's football team for a reasonable result sequence over the Christmas and New Year period. At what cost though?With a population of 50,000 plus within the town, and maybe another five to 10 thousand within 20 minutes' travel of the ground in Winterstoke Road, a crowd of 420 people amounts to about 0.6 per cent that supported them at the match on New Year's Day, against a team that reached and fought the first round proper of the FA Cup.If you take away the Salisbury supporters, and the odd 50 or so who attended the game to get away from the kids, the missus and the washing up, the true supporters probably amounted to no more than about 250 persons or 0.35 per cent of our local population. If the same was applied to Bristol City or Rovers Football Club, they would be out of business within four weeks.Maybe there is another sport that the locals would support? Breaking telephone kiosk windows or slashing car tyres - much more fun. Wheelchairs to the front. Advance and watch football and rugby. Support your local sportsmen.JOHN LOXTONBristol Road, Worle

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