It's bad enough that the club seems to have forgotten that the majority of the fans are working class and families, without the fans forgetting it also.
I'm fortunate that it doesn't impact me, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate that there are a good number of fans who it will impact upon. Families who buy 3/4/5 tickets who need to spread the cost (and there's still no finance option) and/or those who will have budgeted for it being paid after this months payday as they have been able to do in previous years.
We should be doing all we can to get people signed up, not throwing unnecessary obstacles in their way. Right now the club board need all the good PR they can get, would it be so bad to honour the prices for renewals even if we do get promoted; by way of a thank you to those who have supported the absolute sh1tfest (off the park) that has been the last couple of seasons? It would certainly look better than the screwing those fans who are least able to afford it.
Let's face it, given the grim financial position shown in the last accounts, the serious warnings in there from the auditors and signs that it has only got worse over the past 11 months; they should be thankful that anyone is risking giving money up front for anything right now. Ask the Rangers fans how that panned out for them.