ADAMS & RAGAN CALL FOR PATIENCE!
Posted on 30 September 2012
Head Coach Gerad Adams and Cardiff Devils owner Paul Ragan, have asked for the fans to be patient after the win vs. Edinburgh Saturday night.
Adams said "I am fully aware what is expected, Paul and I have been in discussions for a few weeks about areas that obviously need improving. That said, we are only in week four, and this league is extremely competitive. There are no weak teams in this league, and the fans can rest assured that with Paul's support and my leadership, we are already considering our options which may include player changes."
Ragan reiterated, "We have made massive in-roads over the past two season, and we need the fans to be patient and to support us with their feet. After great crowds in the games versus Coventry & Sheffield, the crowds have dropped. This concerns me greatly as the club is back in a state of stability, but our core revenue comes from ticket sales, and falling crowds puts additional pressure on us being able to strengthen the squad. As I reiterated on my recent Inferno Interview, I will not accept a defeative attitude from anyone, and that includes the players. I made a promise that Devil's will win trophies again, and I meant it. It's a time now for leadership, I've had to stand up and face the music many times in getting this club back to a position of financial stability, and now it's the turn of "ALL PLAYERS" to stand up and be counted. I've made it clear to Gerad and Franny, I accept we will not win every game, especially in this league, but what I do expect is 110% from every player, and that starts now!"
In terms of marketing for more support, Ragan has asked that we come together as a club this coming Saturday at 1pm at the BBT to organise a 3-hour delivery of flyers in as many locations as possible. If you are interested in offering your support, please email email@example.com.
There are many initiatives ongoing to raise the Devil's profile, but with only 4 games in October, we need a full BBT this coming weekend vs. Sheffield, so we need all fans and STH's to spread the word and show the team and club the support needed if we are to continue with our growth plans.
Ragan finished by reiterating "It's how we come together at times like this and dig in which proves how strong a club we truly are. I have total faith in this team, you don't go to Sheffield and win away, and beat Nottingham at home in your opening few weeks with a poor side. What I can tell you however, is poor performances off and on the ice will not be tolerated for long, so lets get behind our boys over the next 3/4 weeks and give them the support they deserve as we as an organisation raise the bar again!"
LETS GO DEVILS!