The club could look at a few payment options.
There are always those that will want to pay up front in one full whack - maybe that should be the cheapest option for the fans.
Then they could maybe do that Klarna thing or whatever it’s called, where you pay over 3 instalments.
I don’t see a direct debit straight between the club and the fans working as it would be too time consuming to manage (cancellations etc) so there would really need to be a third party who pay the club up front and then take on the debt (maybe someone like Klarna would do this too).
I think with more flexible payment options the club would gain overall, as people would be committed to the cost over the season - as opposed to rocking up if we are doing well or staying away if we are mince.
As an aside, there could also offer an option for those on benefits too.
I also think the club have upped their game with the kids and looks like it is paying off already and Friday night will go a long way to creating more lifetime addicts of Somerset Park.
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this optimistic about the direction the club is on, and I just hope that it can be a seed for future lifelong supporters.