It was a grim weekend for Bury fans following the FA Cup defeat against Posh, but fans' favourite Ryan Lowe and club director Mark Catlin have joined forces to urge Shakers’ followers to get behind the club.
Attendances have increased at Gigg Lane and Ryan and Mark appealed to all Bury supporters to try to reproduce the away atmosphere at home games.
Ryan Lowe said:"Players cannot under-estimate the effect of having a loud vocal support behind you. When the fans’ mood lifts, it lifts us as well. Bury fans have been fantastic this season and especially so away, so shall we try and replicate this type of atmosphere at home."
Director Catlin has also been impressed with supporters who have suggested increasing the home atmosphere. "As always our fans have been incredible in taking the time to contact us with various ideas," he said. "I'm impressed with the amount of emails I have had from our younger supporters, and it’s great that they feel they can contact us, and know that we are responsive.
"I agree with Ryan that by asking our supporters to vocally get behind the team for the rest of the season. The atmosphere at the Burton fixture made me feel ten feet tall, imagine how our players felt. This weekend is important. It is second versus third, and doesn't get better than that, so come to Gigg Lane, bring a friend, a family member and sing your hearts out for the lads!"
All that is stirring for the Bury faithful,- so what for the future?
The Shakers are offering all supporters the opportunity to defeat the blessed VAT man by purchasing season tickets for the 2011-12 season at 2010-11 prices!
VAT increases from 1st January 2011, but purchase a season ticket before the end of January and the club are offering supporters the opportunity to;
Pay 2010-11 prices for the 2011-12 season; avoid VAT increase; fix the price of your 2011-12 season ticket at today’s prices, even if promoted and more seasonally purchase a season ticket as a Christmas present!
All relevant info can be seen by contacting the club on 08445 790009, Select Option 2, or download the letter and application form sent to all current season ticket holders. There is a link on the website
All tickets must be reserved, and paid for by 31st December to benefit this tax beating offer!
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