A QUID TOO FAR – boycott update

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The prices rise boycott has been resolved. Check the post on the 2017/2018 boycott

The official attendance at the Old Spotted Dog last night was 21, by far the lowest attendance since Clapton Ultras began, and officially the lowest since 20 people saw Clapton play Barking on 27th Oct 2012. The majority of the 21 in attendance we spoke to were either friends or family of Clapton or Hullbridge players.

With our average attendance this year at 366, the crowd was only just over one-twentieth of its normal size. Such a strong boycott shows that Clapton fans are not happy with the club and many fans arriving who didn’t know about the boycott were happy to join us at the gates.

About 70 Tons fans gathered outside, and observed the minutes silence that both teams respected for the loss of ESL official Margaret Errington, before using some of the money we saved from the ticket price to raise money for Newham Recorders Christmas Toy appeal, raising £173.33. We will continue supporting this cause until Christmas.

There was no communication from Clapton Chief Executive Vince McBean on the evening and he left early despite the fact there had been a planned meeting with players and staff who had wanted to raise questions with Vince themselves.

With everything still unresolved we have no choice but to continue our boycott, and we are calling on all Clapton fans to join us outside the Dog once again next Tuesday 13th December for the London Senior Cup game v Greenwich Boro and on Saturday 17th December for the home game vs Takeley.

If you missed it read why we are boycotting here.