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Ramsgate FC plea to stay away fans

Wed 5th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Ramsgate Football Club’s vice-chairman, Paul Jefcoate has urged fans to come out and support the club after a drop in attendances this season.

Attendances at Southwood have regularly dropped below 150 this season and the Rams have struggled throughout the campaign to find any sort of consistency on their own patch.

Jefcoate praised the club’s loyal followers, but insisted more was needed, both on and off the pitch, if the Rams were to have any chance on sneaking into the play-offs this term.

He said: "We’ve had a very good core support through thick and thin and over the last few years, even when we’ve been heading in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, the support we attracted when things were successful has rapidly dissipated, so where are they now?

"We’ve got to see more consistency from the team this year because that’ll drag more people through the gate, which is what we’re sadly lacking. We can’t go and press-gang them into coming along so we’ve got to provide entertainment. If people don’t think they’re going to see something they’ll enjoy, why should they pay for it?"

Ramsgate face two away trips in the next week as they head to Chipstead and Dulwich Hamlet, looking to record back-to-back away wins for the first time this season.

"We’ve been thoroughly inconsistent, producing some quite surprising results," Jefcoate said. "We had two very good draws against Leatherhead and Met Police then we’ve been losing games like the one at Whitstable.

"We certainly can’t drop below the level we’re currently at. Richard [Lawson, chairman] is not prepared to dig so deep in his pockets, it’s something we all agreed with, so we’ve got to build things a bit more slowly."







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