I wrote FUND ex- RAF!
They could afford to either fund a small scheme orunderwrite a large one Ex-RAF but if one is talking of a major scheme to shift several thousand supporters from half a dozen different locations the cost could well be considerable. That is, after all, the size of scheme would be needed to significantly reduce congestion on a friday night. (?£150 x 16 matches x 50 coaches= £120,000)
One or two on here seem to be hinting that it should be free.
A quid or two each way would be fine and IMHO fiscally essential.
I fail to see where I disagreed with the principle. I also fail to see where your need of capitals is applicable. I think that if the club want to increase the support and/or attendances at home matches they can't afford to NOT fund some sort of P&R scheme. Worcester shift many hundreds if not thousands from varying points around that city. Admittedly Irish only do it from the station, but if you've ever been there on their St Patricks day matches (as I have a couple of times) you'll know that it is not a small task to move that many supporters.
The club have a choice to make. They either take a punt on providing/funding/underwriting some sort of scheme or they risk a substantial reduction in attendees after the initial/possible surge of curious visitors. I am one of those supposed happy clappers that frequent the Facebook page, and there were quite a few people on there saying they would not be renewing ST's because of the problems with getting to Barton. A partially/wholly funded/underwritten P&R from one or more points around the area may
well attract some of those back from their initial reluctance to renew.
happen if they decide they can't afford to fund/subsidise/underwrite any scheme is that people will eventually tire of fighting through traffic to get to some remote stadia where they will be fleeced for poor/low quality food and drink as well. It's happened at Wasps, and they were more succesful than us on the pitch. The people of High wycombe and the surrounding areas do not have as many local sports teams vying for the Buckinhamshire pound. Sale Sharks certainly have far more top/medium level teams of differing sports that could quite quickly prove more attractive.
I also never at any point indicated that it should be free, in fact I ended my previous post saying that I certainly don't object to paying a few quid for these sorts of scheme, as i'm sure many others don't.
RIP the 405 (21/03/12)