If we didn't have so many 'glory hunters' and 'day trippers', we wouldn't have enjoyed half of the success we've had over the last 15/16 years. Without the daytrippers spending money in the megastore and fans from abroad buying merchandise, our transfer budget would be a hell of a lot smaller and we wouldn't have Rooney, Berbatov or Ferdinand in our team, to name but a few.Stephen said:In a way, I hope we do have a few years with no success. See whether the fans are in for the long haul or just until it starts getting tough. Most fans nowadays know nothing but success.
We all know you go to a lot of games Ste, but some of the lads abroad sacrifice a lot to watch us play, like getting up at 4 in the morning because the time zone means that's when we kick off. It's not all about having a season ticket.