I thought the last time anyone provided any figures you didn't even have a majority of ST holders from an SK postcode, let alone from Stockport. As I recall that was done to prove to me that your Stockport based support was massive. I also recall I got complained about for pointing out that a figure less than 50% was a minority. Admittedly things may have changed on that score (though I bet I'd still get complained about for pointing out facts that don't suit) but that's the best information we've got for the moment.
ST holders are not the whole of the crowd and, as I say, things may have changed since we last did this. However, in terms of crowds, you are of course comparing a team currently at the top level of its sport, nationally, against a team presently in the lower reaches of the 5th tier of its own sport. In the last decade or so we were at the second tier of our sport and crowds then were better than yours last season.
Having engaged in that bit of pointless willy-waving I still think there is a possibility of a future in Stockport for you. Anyone keeping up with events on our board will know that Conduit are potential investors in the 'new ground' thing. My own views on that from our perspective are not relevant here, but in terms of you being involved I can easily see that involving you being bought out and playing in the same new ground as us. Should the Russians buy you then I think Barton is more likely. And if you're not around I suspect that makes a new ground less attractive to Conduit - which clearly has an impact on us. So, even though we're no longer owned by your owner our fates are still very much entwined, as they have been for 8 years.
DaveAitch - you have all of the facts there, but not necessarily in the right order
The mess with Mathias is a disgrace and 2015 really should hang their heads in shame for yet another gargantuan balls-up (no. 285 in an ongoing series). However once he was here Hamann had a chance. Ultimately he's gone because he wasn't good enough. Whether what made him decide to go was that he realised he was out of his depth, that the Evans consortium takeover wasn't happening or that the club leaned on him to do the right thing is open to conjecture (a bit of all 3 IMHO). But the fact is that he was beconing increasingly isolated as a result of events on the park.
Even soft gets like me who don't seek a head on plate that early in a managerial regime had run out of excuses after Saturday's capitulation from 3-1 up against one of the worst sides we've ever played in a league game. You are right that our owners could not organise a bun-fight in bakery and our season was always likely to be a tough one as a result. But, in fairness, we've got a squad there that should have us comfortably in mid-table. We have been less than the sum of our parts for too long. And we were/are getting worse. In this case, that's down to the manager rather than the owners. Had we been mid-table the TE takeover would almost certainly not have bothered him, 2015 would not have had to lean on him, he wouldn't have cut such a forlorn figure and he could have got on with learning his trade without so much pressure. Cliche-alert, but as well as being a money business, football remains a results business.
A rush and a push and the land that we stand on is ours
It has been before
So it shall be again
And people who are uglier than you and I
They take what they need, and just leave