Fir Park 'Football for a Fiver ' on Saturday

Last updated : 14 April 2009 By Firparkcorner

John Boyle
John Boyle
Of immediate relevance is that Saturday's lunchtime crunch game against St Mirren will be a "Football for a Fiver" day. In a plea to fill Fir Park to the rafters for this do or die attempt to secure a top six berth for the rest of the season and to counter those who might have chosen to watch from an armchair the cut price initiative has been dusted down.

Early news of next year's season ticket prices is also included. Prices will be held at this season's regular rates and the usual 10% discount will apply to sales in May.

Possibly the most significant announcement is that the Cooper Stand will be filled with claret and amber rather than green or blue when the Old Firm visit. The announcement states that this change will take effect from the beginning of season 2009/10. This has been a long standing issue for a number of fans and the reverse of this policy will be seen as a substantial nod in the direction of the supporters.

The letter makes much of the value which is placed on fans' opinions and the phrase "listening to our fans is going to be at the heart of everything we do now" could be the most significant section of this statement.

The changes in the club's management seem to be exerting a positive influence in the direction taken by the board. Much credit must go to Leann Dempster, the General Manager, who has shown much more of a listening ear than her predecessor.

The full text of the letter is here.