Why wouldn't they include regular donations in the budget? They might make an allowance for some being cancelled through the year but it's as close to guaranteed income as ticket sales or hospitality sales are. Do you think they should be excluded from the budget too? If HSL are pulling in £30k a month are you suggesting you'd just wait and have £360k in the bank at the end of the season?
I answered earlier in the thread the point I was making to the other poster Rockylad, in no way am i suggesting keeping cash in the bank, and no sure how you've come to that question tbh....
What I mean is that Hibernian should be "budgeting" for those things I mentioned earlier. Every single penny from HSL is a tax free "bonus".
I dinae want tae be reading in the future that Hibernian missed out on something and someone because they didnae get enough tax free gifts from their supporters! Rather I want to be reading that Hibernian were able to get X/Y/Z due to the extra revenue from eg HSL.
This tax free, free cash, that Hibernian receive each month is an extra to be used as the club see fit. It enhances the budget. Its not best practice to be "budgeting" for these monies.
I was specifically answering a point another bouncer made, the guy doing great work for HSL, that we need to be wary about encouraging fans, and putting fans on a guilt trip, and tried to re-emphasise how a single one of donation from a fan is just as important as the monthly donations other fans are lucky enough to be able to afford.
wasnae being anti HSL to the guy or anything. Just think proper Hibs fans are a pretty special breed, and to way in with 30 large a month, on top of season tickets, strips etc etc is more than epic.
Hope that makes some sense, and being 3/4 of the way into my 2nd toot of the afternoon, Im hoping I can go return to the lazy, rubbered, hackneyed, 2 sentence posts I normally splatter the bounce with
fuck the hertz