A real sad state of affairs at Grace Road, as a kid in the 80's I remember going down to watch players such as Gower, Willey, Roberts, Agnew, Taylor, Boon and then in the 90's players such as Maddy, Smith, Habib, Simmons, Benjamin, Ormond. Championship winners on two occasions and a decent if not great support. Over the years there has been a steady decline with the T20 offering a brief glimpse of something positive. I really don't know where the county go from here, they have tried to encourage new support but the fan base just does not seem to be there. Finances just don't seem to be there to attract players they so desperately need, at the moment they seem to have a mixture of average players at best with a mix of youth. Time and time again the senior players fail to step up on a regular basis and the one day cricket has turned into something of a joke. Really feel for Nico because his hands are tied and when the young players flourish thet are just poached by other counties, unfortunately I cannot see an end which is sad because i have had many good days and lots of memories, hopefully they can turn it around but they do need some financial support.