When Barcelona won the Spanish league title last month there were wild celebrations across the island. When Real Madrid lifted the Champions League trophy the party in Majorca went on all night. When Real Mallorca escape relegation, absolutely nothing. A brief cheer could be heard in Palma on Saturday night at the final whistle but that was it. And I am afraid to say that only a small number of bars were actually showing the Valladolid v. Real Mallorca game. I walked past at least ten bars in the centre of Palma which all have giant TV screens and they were showing tennis, golf and German football. Not a Mallorca player in sight. So, apart from our very own Monro Bryce and a few others, doesn't anyone care about Real Mallorca?

Well, not that many unfortunately. I understand that there hasn't been much to cheer about at Mallorca this summer but at the end of the day it is our local team. Barcelona and Real Madrid are not. Mallorca needs all the support it can get and really it should get more support. I think the new American owners of the club need to work hard in forming a fan base and trying to persuade supporters to follow their local team. Forget Real Madrid and Barcelona: we live in Majorca so Real Mallorca needs to be our club. Thankfully, Mallorca will remain in the Second Division. If they had been relegated it would have been a question of one man and his dog watching the team.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Once out of the top division it becomes more difficult to attract more spectators, obviously, but the club has been its own worst enemy in terms of selling tickets in an easy manner to the many visiting tourists who want to watch a game: they have been a largely untapped source of income. The club needs an instant multi-lingual website where available tickets can be paid for and printed off, in much the same way is possible for events at the Auditorium along Paseo Maritimo. Also the club ticket office has in my experience never been open when I need it. Clearly anyone at the moment can buy a ticket on matchday because there is no demand, but even then the shutters come down too soon. I am extremely pleased that the club has avoided relegation. Now is the time to put in better customer service and attractive incentives for next season. Given the ridiculous number of empty seats, a matching ridiculously cheap season ticket for certain areas, properly promoted, would get some cash into the bank.

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Silversurfer / Hace over 5 years

I agree. Supporters are needed at the games but the team hasn´t given the current fans much to cheer about this season, never mind encourage new ones. As a season ticket holder, it´s been very sad to see so many empty seats, despite tickets being sold for 2 or 3 euros and sometimes thousands given away. RCD Mallorca needs a coach who will instil passion and determination. And shooting practice is a big must. Getting the ball into the penalty area is useless if the team can´t/won´t shoot !

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