FIRST off I offer no apologies for banging the drum for Rossendale United and the rest of the area’s non-league clubs in the next couple of hundred words.
The Stags were saved from the abyss by taking to the field on Saturday against Winsford and a decent crowd of just over 100 turned out.
That was up on previous crowds – and is encouraging.
But the only way United will prosper is if they are backed by the locals.
People always express sadness when clubs disappear – yet those very people could alter the situation just by going along to the games.
Rossy need the fans through the gates – just as every other non-league club needs the fans through the gates.
Blackburn have no game this weekend. Wouldn’t it be nice if a good few of their fans headed off to a non-league game.
Recently Great Harwood, Haslingden, Darwen and Nelson disappeared. Rossy nearly followed. The people who can stop a repeat are out there. Check out a game when you can. You may be surprised at what
And if you are not, well take heart that your few quid is well received by the club in question.