Hope more see games in future
I would like to respond to the letter from Howard Newton ("Great football but few saw it", September 11).
I, too, attended both games and enjoyed them immensely. I, too, was extremely disappointed by the lack of support at both games, especially the Sunday game.
However, there may have been reasons for it.
One was that Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United were all on Sky Sports on the Sunday afternoon.
Why any parent would prefer their children to watch the prima donna stars of the Premiership rather than up-and-coming stars live is beyond me but, sadly, it does happen.
The game was publicised several weeks in advance on the Hinckley Independent website and updates were provided by the club as to kick off times, etc.
The official club website has photographs from the matches but, to be fair, the official site only went live the following week after legal wrangles over the old club domain name.
A report of both matches, as well as the other games from the tournament, was requested from the FA representative at the game by myself, for inclusion on the official website.
As yet, as webmaster of the site, I have still to receive that report.
A friend attended both games with his two children, who, I must say, were spellbound by the football.
He had managed to find out the details of the game, which prompted me to ask why the parents and coaches involved in the 20-plus junior teams at Hinckley United had not done likewise.
But, historically, there has been a case that the junior teams do not appear to support the senior teams in any great numbers.
The question as to why will be tackled by the club in the near future.
One thing for sure is that the facilities at the Greene King stadium are well liked by the FA and there will be similar events staged there in the future.
So let us hope the lack of support will not be in evidence in future.
Can anyone confirm something I spotted the other evening after dark in the Kirby Muxloe area?
I think I spotted something rarer than the dodo, more scarce than a unicorn – a bike rider with lights on.
Why is it not law that all bikes sold are fitted with then?
More importantly, why are the police not stopping and fining anyone they spot with no lights on after dark? They are a danger to themselves and to others.
Jim Bradshaw, Ratby.
I felt I had to write because I feel so cross about what happened to my daughter and 21-month-old granddaughter when they travelled on a bus from East Goscote to visit myself on Tuesday , September 11.
They got on the bus in East Goscote, putting the pushchair in the designated spot for pushchairs and wheelchairs and was asked by two women to move the pushchair so they could put their shopping trolleys there.
My daughter did move the pushchair for them, but I suggest that if shopping trolleys take preference over pushchairs and wheelchairs the bus companies should put a sign up to that effect.
S Pears, Enderby.