Renew your season ticket and save money - just like David has
The Early Bird season ticket offer ends at 1pm on Saturday and David Bailey has made sure his six-year-old son Finlay will be at the Checkatrade.com Stadium next season – having saved himself money by buying before the deadline.
Although David cannot buy a season ticket because of work commitments, he had no doubts when deciding to renew for his son. “He had a season ticket last season, unfortunately I got injured and couldn't go to as many games as I would have liked but I've decided to treat him again for the next campaign,” David explained.
“He loves his football so I want to get him coming down here watching Crawley more often. He went to two or three games last season – unfortunately I injured my ankle and was on crutches for five months which stopped the two of us coming down as much as we would have liked last season.”
David and Finlay will be sitting in the AJD East Stand next season, but he admits he has fond memories of previous seasons spent watching his team from the Bruce Winfield Stand.
“I've been watching the Reds on and off for many years. I used to watch at Town Mead. With the shift work, it's a struggle to get down here. We're going to be in the East Stand for next season. It's easier to keep him occupied in there. I personally prefer to go in the Bruce Winfield Stand, where the atmosphere is better but he can see better when he's seated.”
The Gaffer is on the hunt for a couple of strikers already, but Dave wants to see the return of a familiar face for the 2014-15 campaign.
“Tubbsy is a fans’ favourite and it would be great to see him come back. My son likes Josh Simpson – probably because he likes the Simpsons as well!" he said. "We've signed a couple of new players already so it will be interesting to see how they settle in. I don't know a lot about him but Jimmy Smith but he was on Chelsea's books so he obviously has something about him.”
And David is already looking at JG to potentially fulfil the dreams of the Reds supporters by aiming for the automatic promotion spots come next May although he is pleased with the turnaround from last season.
“He (John) came in at a difficult time,” David added. “John picked the players back up and to finish mid-table and he got the job done. A couple more players in during pre-season and we'll see if they can do the job. He's got plenty of experience and knows his players.
“You've got to aim high. Realistically the club have got to be looking at the play-offs if John brings the right players in. Why not? If not, then let's go for the automatic places. Mid-table will be disappointing, I think we'll be better than that.”
Remember, buying a season ticket before May 31 guarantees you five FREE games next season compared to the normal cost of admission.
You can get all the details here and don’t forget that you get £10 off the cost of a new home shirt, which we launch tomorrow, as a 2014-15 season ticket holder.