How do you know a substantial section can't?
Not a dig or anything, but thee's nothing to back that up.
Maybe a substantial section of the regulars on here, but that's what? 50 out of a minimum of 4k each match?
This esteemed and august forum may not be representative of the wider supporter base in all matters, and we may be slewed toward a more active, computer savvy, younger, older, bolshie or whatever cross section.
However,there is nothing to suggest that we do not represent a reasonable cross-section in terms of travelling arrangements.
SS need to be much more active in discovering just how supporters, both existing and potential, will find travelling to what is a fairly isolated place in public transport terms and, from what I understand, a car=parking desert.
But you are right, there is no evidence (that we know of) and that needs to be addressed to prove the matter one way or the other.
Would I go to Barton? Probably, but most likely as a cherry picker. Friday nights would make it virtually impossible to get home by bus from there (free buses to Manchester, Stockport, etc. would certainly help), Saturday afternoon often clashes with MS Society duties and SFC home matches (most of which I have to miss for MSS business anyway) and Sunday afternoon is when I meet and deal with T'Oldun who is unable to attend matches.
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