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Posted By: Double Maxim
Subject: Price of Football
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 6:18am

 

Grant concerned by cost of football

15 October 2014 Last updated at 17:00

Price of Football: Sports minister Helen Grant 'concerned'

The Government is "really concerned" about the rising cost of tickets, and has asked for football clubs to review their pricing.

Minister for Sport Helen Grant told the BBC: "I feel clubs really must not take their fans for granted."

The average price of the cheapest tickets across English football has risen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29614980" rel="nofollow - almost twice the rate of the cost of living since 2011.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29527838" rel="nofollow - BBC Sport's Price of Football study analysed prices at 207 clubs.

The average price of the cheapest match-day ticket from the Premier League to League Two in England is now £21.49.

Katie Gornall reports on the rising cost of football tickets in England

That has increased 13% since 2011, compared to a 6.8% rise in the cost of living. Year-on-year it is up 4.4%, more than treble the 1.2% rate of inflation.

"I can see why fans are cross. I'm cross," said Grant. "Fans are the lifeblood of the game, without the fans we won't have football the way we know it.

"To take a family of four to a Premier League match now you're talking about £130, and that's before petrol, parking, a programme, hot dogs, burgers and a drink.

"That is just not affordable for most families so clubs really do need to look at this."

Arsenal's Supporters' Trust is expected to demand a price freeze when it addresses the club at its annual general meeting on Thursday, after the study found the Gunners have the most expensive match-day ticket in the Premier League.

http://www.arsenaltrust.org/news/latest-news/ast-to-pose-questions-at-arsenal-agm" rel="nofollow - - A statement read: -   "The ticket price increase this season has created bad feeling amongst the fanbase, made worse when we see the club sitting on such a large unused cash pile.

"Will the board consider the difficulty fans have with keeping up with ever increasing costs of attending football and confirm there will be no increase next year?"

Price of Football 2014 - the key findings

Arsenal have the most expensive match-day ticket in the Premier League at £97

Manchester City have the league's cheapest season ticket at £299. That's cheaper than at 15 Championship clubs, 10 clubs in League One, four in League Two and even one in the Conference.

Charlton's £150 season ticket is the cheapest in England's top four divisions. However, Barcelona charge about £103 for their lowest-priced season ticket.

In Scotland's Premiership, the average price for the cheapest day at a match, including a ticket, pie, cup of tea and a programme, increased by just 61p to £26.95 from last season.

This year's Price of Football study found the http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29520299" rel="nofollow - cheapest Premier League season ticket is £299 at Manchester City.

Danny Wilson, the club's director of sales, said: "When you scratch down deeper into the work we're doing, it's about creating a better experience for our supporters.

"We want to make sure coming down to the stadium is a far broader and more engaging experience than just the 90 minutes of football.

"Our long-term goal is to keep growing our fanbase and keep filling the stadium week-in, week-out."

The Premier League has pointed to packed-out grounds as a sign it is getting the pricing right.

"The attendances so far this season are very encouraging, with more than 95% of seats sold and average crowds tracking with last season's, which were the highest in English top-flight football since 1949-50," said Cathy Long, the Premier League's head of supporter services.

 Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said the Price of Football study showed clubs are rewarding fans for their loyalty and financial commitment with better-value season tickets, which has led to prices falling in the period since 2005.

Crowds also increased by 136,000 across the Football League last season.

Critics of the price hikes said clubs had lost touch with fans and argued the http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2237955/Nick-Harris--5-5bn-TV-pays-screen-Premier-League.html" rel="nofollow - - £5.5bn windfall from the current television rights deal -   should have resulted in a drop in ticket prices for supporters.

Justin King, former chief executive of British supermarket Sainsbury's, feels clubs could fail if they do not meet the needs of supporters.

"Any business that thinks it can simply rely upon the loyalty of its customers, regardless of how they treat them, in the end will fail," King, a Manchester United supporter, told the BBC.

"I would be asking clubs: 'Are your fans happier today than they were five years ago with the experience that they get, the value for money that they feel they're getting?'"

Price of football statistics

The BBC's economics editor Robert Peston pointed to factors such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29626776" rel="nofollow - rising players' wages in the Premier League and the fact a majority of clubs operate at a loss.

"Yes, clubs do need to take a commercial decision, they set the ticket price, but there's got to be reasonableness," Grant said.

"I have two lads. They both love football and now and again we went to see a match but it was very, very expensive and it's the affordability.

"Football can be good family entertainment, it's our national game, but you need to be able to get through the gates."

Some clubs are adopting discount initiatives to help cash-strapped supporters.

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard illustrated some of those schemes and backed the Price of Football study for unearthing its findings.

Ditching Man Utd for League Two

"I have been at Chelsea and Manchester City and they are making big strides, they are trying to freeze prices and encourage people to come to games," http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29627241" rel="nofollow - he said.

"They reduce prices for certain away games as well as other incentives and they need to do more of that."

Grant backed up those schemes, but called on clubs to do more.

"Although I'm concerned about this survey, there's some good practise happening," she added.

"I know, for example, West Ham run their 'kids for a quid' promotion. This is the sort of thing I want to see more of."

Grant revealed the government has set up a panel of senior football administrators to give supporters the opportunity for their concerns to be raised.

"We've set up an Expert Group. You're going to hear more about that soon - we're about to launch it - and this group will look at very important issues such as... pricing, club ownership and debt, seating.

"It will give fans the profile and platform to air their views."



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Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 10:08am
£18 for a seat at Chester in the conference, was £14 two years ago.
 
£342 for a season ticket in my stand or £285 for the cheapest.
 
It's bloody expensive but I'd rather pay it and have a club in the conference than not and be struggling 3 divisions down or not have a team at all. I know what the money goes towards and it affects which players we have on the pitch.
 
Premier league prices are ridiculous especially when you see how much money they are actually making from the TV deal.
 
 


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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 10:20am
Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

£18 for a seat at Chester in the conference, was £14 two years ago.
 
£342 for a season ticket in my stand or £285 for the cheapest.
 
It's bloody expensive but I'd rather pay it and have a club in the conference than not and be struggling 3 divisions down or not have a team at all. I know what the money goes towards and it affects which players we have on the pitch.
 
Premier league prices are ridiculous especially when you see how much money they are actually making from the TV deal.
 
 

You can get one at Man City for £299



Posted By: nvidic
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 10:23am
€99 for my season ticketThumbs Up


Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 10:24am
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

£18 for a seat at Chester in the conference, was £14 two years ago.
 
£342 for a season ticket in my stand or £285 for the cheapest.
 
It's bloody expensive but I'd rather pay it and have a club in the conference than not and be struggling 3 divisions down or not have a team at all. I know what the money goes towards and it affects which players we have on the pitch.
 
Premier league prices are ridiculous especially when you see how much money they are actually making from the TV deal.
 
 

You can get one at Man City for £299

I know but like I said City don't exactly need the money. they could in theory give all the tickets away for free.
I understand why our tickets are so dear, it's the cost of being fan owned. there's a balancing act of needing the money and wanting to lower ticket prices to get people in.
The problem is that the town is full of barstooling Man U and Liverpool "fans" that wouldn't support their home team if the tickets were a fiver.


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Posted By: Jackthelad
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 12:54pm
A another bitchfest has commenced here. Premier Leagus fans - bad. Airtricity League fans - good.

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Posted By: nvidic
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 1:02pm
Originally posted by Jackthelad Jackthelad wrote:

A another bitchfest has commenced here. Premier Leagus fans - bad. Airtricity League fans - good.


Where exactly?Confused


Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 1:06pm
Originally posted by Jackthelad Jackthelad wrote:

A another bitchfest has commenced here. Premier Leagus fans - bad. Airtricity League fans - good.
??
 
Confused Who was talking about the Airtricity league?
 
 
 
One day you can sit on my barstool son.
 
 


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Posted By: corkery
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 1:40pm
Used to pay £10 at Hibernian. Hearts were £25 though. €15 at Cork.

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Posted By: Jason Kelly
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 1:48pm
My season ticket was 190 Euro at Cork City. Great value.  10 quid in to watch Cliftonville.

Tourists get ripped off everywhere, just look at Temple Bar! Football Tourists are no differant. Milk the fookers dry i say.


Posted By: Jackthelad
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by Jackthelad Jackthelad wrote:

A another bitchfest has commenced here. Premier Leagus fans - bad. Airtricity League fans - good.


??
 

Confused Who was talking about the Airtricity league?

 

 


 

One day you can sit on my barstool son.

 

 


I didn't mention either of ye did I? Why so touchy.

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Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by Jackthelad Jackthelad wrote:

Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by Jackthelad Jackthelad wrote:

A another bitchfest has commenced here. Premier Leagus fans - bad. Airtricity League fans - good.


??
 

Confused Who was talking about the Airtricity league?

 

 


 

One day you can sit on my barstool son.

 

 


I didn't mention either of ye did I? Why so touchy.
?? We were 2 of only 4 people to have posted in a thread where "another bitchfest has commenced here". Think you were the touchy one there. Nothing had commenced. Back to your stool.Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Landon Donovan
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 4:46pm
I think the only argument against allowing supply and demand to happen is that younger folk are not really that bothered or can afford to go to games any more. You gotta source your future supporters too. They are happy enough to just watch on TV as the coverage is so good now a days.

I dont know if this happens to anybody else but I have often found myself at football matches, see something happen and for some reason I am awaiting a replay to be shown. I have just got so much into the habit of waiting for the replay  LOL


Posted By: Jackthelad
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 5:58pm
Stool?
Are you a stool pigeon?

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Posted By: Mulvanystrasse
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2014 at 6:16pm
Have an EUR 15 ticket for the Bochum-Darmstadt Bundesliga II game tomorrow evening and a EUR 31 ticket for the Schalke-Hertha Berlin Bundesliga game on Saturday evening. Stopped going to league games in England in 1992 because of the increase in ticket prices.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 17 Oct 2014 at 12:03am
 
Arsenal fans

Arsenal's most expensive match day ticket is more than double that of seven other Premier League clubs

16 October 2014 Last updated at 19:32

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Price of Football: Arsenal defend expensive cost of match tickets

Arsenal have defended the cost of their match tickets after the BBC's http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29614980" rel="nofollow - Price of Football survey showed they had the most expensive in the Premier League.

At Thursday's AGM, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said ticket prices had gone up below the rate of inflation and wages.

"The board has never approached ticket prices glibly or lightly," he added.

But Arsenal Supporters Trust member Tim Payton said pricing promises had been broken and warned the club were "breaking the loyalty bond" with fans.

Arsenal's most expensive match-day and season tickets are £97 and £2,013, with the cheapest coming in at £27 and £1,014.

The Price of Football study reveals that Arsenal's £97 ticket is more than double the most expensive match-day ticket at seven other http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29520299" rel="nofollow - top-flight clubs, despite being reduced by £29 on last season.

The side's £2,013 season ticket is double the price of Manchester United's most expensive ticket and more than four times the cost of West Brom's.

Arsenal's prices

Cheapest season ticket Most expensive Cheapest match-day ticket Most expensive

£1,014.00

£2,013.00

£27.00

£97.00

Pressed on the issue at Arsenal's AGM at the Emirates Stadium, Gazidis said ticket prices have increased at a rate of 1.3% since 2006, which was below the growth of players' wages, fans' wages or inflation.

The 50-year-old said: "Demand for tickets continues to far exceed supply. Underneath those headline ticket prices, the club continues to make tickets available to as many as possible."

Gazidis, who was appointed Arsenal's chief executive in January 2009, added: "We make responsible and reasonable decisions. We understand the pressures. We have tried to take a balanced and sensible approach to competing pressures. We have relied mostly on commercial and broadcast increases to compete at the level we demand.

"Our ticket exchange continues to grow and it's the most advanced in the game, 60,000 will use it this season. That continues to remain a priority for us. We are always looking at initiatives."

Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) member Payton was present at the AGM and said Arsenal fans were "disappointed" by the response from the Gunners' board.

Lionel Messi and Neymar

Payton told http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live" rel="nofollow - BBC Radio 5 live: "The point he (Gazidis) made was that the commercial income had gone up by over £100m in the last three years and the ticket income had hardly gone up at all.

"But he conveniently forgot that three years ago he promised us that when the commercial income went up he would take the pressure off ticket prices.

"It is just breaking that loyalty bond between the club and the fans."

Gazidis also went on to reject the idea the club are sitting on "tens of millions of spare cash", as suggested by the AST, which they refuse to give to manager Arsene Wenger to spend on players.

"There is an inaccurate analysis about cash available. We are not hoarding a vast cash balance. We do not try to broadcast our cash situation, but the situation is more complex," Gazidis told fans and shareholders.

Arsenal spent around £60m in the last transfer window, the second highest amount in Europe, as they recruited the likes of £35m Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and £16m Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

"We do try to keep a reasonable amount for the transfer budget," Gazidis added. "It is quite untrue that we are sitting on a huge cash pile for some unspecified reason."

Arsenal boss Wenger later confirmed that he would be looking to spend in the January transfer window and would focus on strengthening his defence.



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Posted By: Clonbhoy
Date Posted: 17 Oct 2014 at 12:18am
It has always amused me that the worst ground for a football fan is the most expensive.
I had free tickets there and still went elsewhere

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2014 at 8:29am
Originally posted by Clonbhoy Clonbhoy wrote:

It has always amused me that the worst ground for a football fan is the most expensive.
I had free tickets there and still went elsewhere
 
 
Re Everton and Liverpool prices these days.


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Posted By: Stoked Up
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 1:53am
Originally posted by Landon Donovan Landon Donovan wrote:

they are happy enough to just watch on TV as the coverage is so good now a days.

I dont know if this happens to anybody else but I have often found myself at football matches, see something happen and for some reason I am awaiting a replay to be shown. I have just got so much into the habit of waiting for the replay  LOL

I brought some friends along to watch an Ireland game, who'd never been to an Ireland live game before.
Post game, one if them said he wouldnt be returning, as the matches looked so much better on TV and that every time there was a bit of action he was waiting around for the replay.
It's a valid point you make that TV coverage is so good these days that the actual product is in some ways inferior.
I can understand why controversial incidents are not shown, but I often wonder why instant replays of goals or other defining moments are not shown on the big screens that are inside most grounds.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2016 at 12:51am

Some Everton fans will be paying more to watch their team in the Merseyside derby later this month than to watch them in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley three days later. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/everton-fans-must-pay-more-11128202" rel="nofollow - (Liverpool Echo) -



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Posted By: max
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2016 at 12:53am
Dortmund Liverpool ticket for Thursday night 45 euro Clap


Posted By: PhilliyK
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2016 at 2:49am
Roman fans basically giving up following their team for an entire season and the best you can yap about is some ****s giving off about a league of over priced bull sh*t

No wonder Vidic wants to go back to watch Ireland ffs.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2016 at 7:03am
Originally posted by max max wrote:

Dortmund Liverpool ticket for Thursday night 45 euro Clap
 
 
Disgrace when you compare it to the Bundesliga prices.


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Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2016 at 3:57pm
Except there is no standing on Thursday night. You can fit twice as many people into the standing areas when the seats are up instead of down.


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Posted By: Mulvanystrasse
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2016 at 4:29pm
3/4 of the away fans at the Westfalenstadion for Bundesliga games are in a seated area (sections 55-59), the prices there are EUR 45, 38 and 32. The standing area for away fans at Bundesliga games are sections 60 and 61 and tickets cost EUR 17.


Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2016 at 8:41am
I was visiting my brother  in London last week so he got us some Arsenal season tickets that were £50, so probably cheaper than if we bought paper tickets.

If I lived near Highbury no f**king way would I pay such ridiculous priced tickets to sit in a dead atmosphere.




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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2016 at 6:38am
 
http://www.google.co.uk/url?url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36020849&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjV3NLisIjMAhWMVhoKHcWVAnEQqQIIIzAA&usg=AFQjCNEnHtVPc5lGW7edQQcK9LIr_R-NMA" rel="nofollow - Leicester City: Final home game tickets on sale for £15000


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Posted By: heppies
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2016 at 1:46pm
Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

I was visiting my brother  in London last week so he got us some Arsenal season tickets that were £50, so probably cheaper than if we bought paper tickets.

If I lived near Highbury no f**king way would I pay such ridiculous priced tickets to sit in a dead atmosphere.


 
Highbury was a different kettle of fish to the new place.


Posted By: eire77
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2016 at 1:57pm
Theatre tickets in the West End are similar in price. They are after the same demographic.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 4:05am
http://www.google.co.uk/url?url=http://www.malaysiandigest.com/sports/708230-price-of-football-2017-young-adult-fans-are-put-off-by-cost-of-football.html&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjXw-Pp3MTXAhWSzRoKHVpdCyUQqQIIGTAB&usg=AOvVaw0wOD-Oh-h_0vrLDUykTy81" rel="nofollow - Price Of Football 2017: Young Adult Fans Are 'Put Off' By Cost Of Football

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Posted By: stokeirish
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 8:20am
I’m not surprised. Some prices have become ridiculous and the average fan is getting priced out of it.


Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 8:34am
£84 (€94) for tomorrow's north London derby. Only for the fact I got the ticket for free I wouldn't bother going. As much if not more entertainment at Brentford for £24.

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Posted By: Steve Amsterdam
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 9:49am
Football doesn't need local fans anymore. As long as the lucrative oversea markets keep bringing in the sheep that pay ridiculous amounts to come for a match, they're fine. And they get away with it.
A sad state of affairs, but simply the reality when there is such a demand and only so much supply.

It's no longer the working mans' game.

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Posted By: reddladd
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 10:07am
Well you certainly couldn't be unemployed and go to games. I know it's almost 30 years ago but I was getting into the White Hart Lane for £4 when I lived in London.


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Posted By: The White Cafu
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 10:15am
You would think this would benefit LOI and Lower League English football massively. How anybody can justify paying those prices week in week out is beyond me.


Posted By: stokeirish
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 10:49am
Season ticket holder at Celtic and live in the English Midlands. Thought I would always be a ST holder at Celtic but with the cost of the season ticket, taking my son and travel costs, it is to much. Particularly after a poor year financially etc, I don’t see myself renewing. I will renew the Ireland ST due to games being more spread out and it being excellent value


Posted By: Gary McKay
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 10:54am
Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

Well you certainly couldn't be unemployed and go to games. I know it's almost 30 years ago but I was getting into the White Hart Lane for £4 when I lived in London.
Me too.
 
Remember paying 4 pounds into Stamford Bridge and 3.50 into Selhurst back in mid 90s.


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Posted By: Newryrep
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 11:09am
Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

Well you certainly couldn't be unemployed and go to games. I know it's almost 30 years ago but I was getting into the White Hart Lane for £4 when I lived in London.


Yeah RL but a grown man having to dress up as a school boy is a bit humiliating unless your Angus Young

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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 11:13am
Sad thing is most people see the alternative of "not being able to afford Premiership/Championship football" as watching it on TV, rather than "go to football that you can afford".

There's a generation that think football is a TV show. Not sure how you can convince them otherwise.


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 11:23am
Some of the prices further down are starting to get a bit pricy too. It is 24 quid for an away end ticket at Kenilworth road tomorrow, four pounds dearer than last year. Barnet was the same price. 'Twenty's plenty' not filtering down, it seems.

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Posted By: sullo-bohs
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 11:39am
The corporate fan and day tripper is seen as more important than the fan for life unfortunately. 10 people sitting in front of me at Ireland match other night, some with shag all interest in the game, arrive late, leave for half time pints early, come back late and leave early again for more pints, this is the fan clubs (and to an extent FAI) want, not disruptive and will just sing along with what they're told.

People need to understand that going to a football match is more than just the quality of football on the pitch, its a social activity to meet friends/family and experience actual emotion of watching your team, win or lose.  It can't be compared to a trip to the cinema or other possible activities that people sometimes make reference to, it's experience in itself that you have to go on a regular basis to really understand. Banging on about mental transfer fees or "Super Sunday" is not what football is about but it's a battle that's all but lost.


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Posted By: Sligo Hornet
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 12:42pm
Originally posted by sullo-bohs sullo-bohs wrote:

The corporate fan and day tripper is seen as more important than the fan for life unfortunately. 10 people sitting in front of me at Ireland match other night, some with shag all interest in the game, arrive late, leave for half time pints early, come back late and leave early again for more pints, this is the fan clubs (and to an extent FAI) want, not disruptive and will just sing along with what they're told.

People need to understand that going to a football match is more than just the quality of football on the pitch, its a social activity to meet friends/family and experience actual emotion of watching your team, win or lose.  It can't be compared to a trip to the cinema or other possible activities that people sometimes make reference to, it's experience in itself that you have to go on a regular basis to really understand. Banging on about mental transfer fees or "Super Sunday" is not what football is about but it's a battle that's all but lost.
 
Sounds like some of the players to be honest


Posted By: alihau41
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 1:14pm
Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

Well you certainly couldn't be unemployed and go to games. I know it's almost 30 years ago but I was getting into the White Hart Lane for £4 when I lived in London.
 
 
 
 
I've known of those claiming the dole Wednesday morning to then head across to Liverpool for a champs league game


Posted By: Cabra Hoop
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 1:20pm
Originally posted by alihau41 alihau41 wrote:

Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

Well you certainly couldn't be unemployed and go to games. I know it's almost 30 years ago but I was getting into the White Hart Lane for £4 when I lived in London.
 
 
 
 
I've known of those claiming the dole Wednesday morning to then head across to Liverpool for a champs league game
 
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Posted By: Newryrep
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 1:26pm
Originally posted by Sligo Hornet Sligo Hornet wrote:

Originally posted by sullo-bohs sullo-bohs wrote:

The corporate fan and day tripper is seen as more important than the fan for life unfortunately. 10 people sitting in front of me at Ireland match other night, some with shag all interest in the game, arrive late, leave for half time pints early, come back late and leave early again for more pints, this is the fan clubs (and to an extent FAI) want, not disruptive and will just sing along with what they're told.

People need to understand that going to a football match is more than just the quality of football on the pitch, its a social activity to meet friends/family and experience actual emotion of watching your team, win or lose.  It can't be compared to a trip to the cinema or other possible activities that people sometimes make reference to, it's experience in itself that you have to go on a regular basis to really understand. Banging on about mental transfer fees or "Super Sunday" is not what football is about but it's a battle that's all but lost.

 
Sounds like some of the players to be honest


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Posted By: planning
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 3:41pm
Originally posted by Steve Amsterdam Steve Amsterdam wrote:

Football doesn't need local fans anymore. As long as the lucrative oversea markets keep bringing in the sheep that pay ridiculous amounts to come for a match, they're fine. And they get away with it.
A sad state of affairs, but simply the reality when there is such a demand and only so much supply.

It's no longer the working mans' game.


Following the backlash in 2016, local fans can now get into Anfield for £9. Mind you, you have to register yourself and your address in advance with the club to qualify, but not every club charges London prices.


Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 3:43pm
The £299 season tickets at Man City represent serious value for anyone lucky enough to get one
 
 


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:


The £299 season tickets at Man City represent serious value for anyone lucky enough to get one
 
 
Incredible price.

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Posted By: forza trapp
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2017 at 5:22pm
Was at Man City v Arsenal a few weeks ago, £56, went to same fixture at Arsenal last season £97 😳


Posted By: BohsinMunich
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2017 at 10:31am
Bayern fans, not for the first time, demonstrate against Prices (in the CL) - between 70€ and 100€ for an away ticket
http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.waehrend-champions-league-spiel-protest-gegen-wucher-bayern-fans-werfen-geldscheine.3d69fa94-2323-4c40-9194-39233f90ae21.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.waehrend-champions-league-spiel-protest-gegen-wucher-bayern-fans-werfen-geldscheine.3d69fa94-2323-4c40-9194-39233f90ae21.html


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2017 at 7:40am
Man U tickets v Derby in the FA Cup £45 I thought the price might have been cheaper for the early rounds like a lot of clubs do these days.

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Posted By: Gary McKay
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2017 at 9:10am
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

The £299 season tickets at Man City represent serious value for anyone lucky enough to get one
They have to try fill the stadium some way.
 


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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2017 at 9:30am
Originally posted by Gary McKay Gary McKay wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

The £299 season tickets at Man City represent serious value for anyone lucky enough to get one
They have to try fill the stadium some way.
 
 
snore


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2017 at 4:53pm
Tickets for Middlesbrough v Sunderland FA Cup tie for Sunderland fans adults £13 for season card holders and £15 for non season card holders.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2017 at 4:47pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Man U tickets v Derby in the FA Cup £45 I thought the price might have been cheaper for the early rounds like a lot of clubs do these days.
    Fair play to Derby Co owner Mel Morris he has put £87,000 of his own money in to bring the price of the Man U tickets down to £30.    

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2017 at 2:15pm
Sevilla charging Man U fans £89 each for 2,450 standard tickets and 200 tickets at £133 each. Initial expectations were Man U tickets would be all priced at £54.

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Posted By: d13dave
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2017 at 4:32pm
£89 in Seville would get you 20 beers and 20 plates of food. 

Cheeky that. 


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2017 at 6:02pm
Charge the f**kers twice that price.

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Posted By: Gigibongi33
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2017 at 10:40pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Sevilla charging Man U fans £89 each for 2,450 standard tickets and 200 tickets at £133 each. Initial expectations were Man U tickets would be all priced at £54.


Ridiculous pricing cos they know they'll get the demand for them. I was at Benfica V United in October. Ticket was only £40.


Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2017 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Charge the f**kers twice that price.


LOL

Clubs are entitled to charge what they want in fairness so my vengeful/selfish view would argue for United to respond in kind. Fcuk any moral high ground when it comes to club competitions like a Champions League knock out.


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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 6:37am
 

 Sevilla have broken no rules in charging as much as £133 for some seats offered to Manchester United supporters for their Champions League tie.

Liverpool travelled to Seville last month for a Champions League group game when tickets cost as little as £54, so the Man United game marks a near 65 per cent price rise for standard tickets.



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Posted By: Charlton's Child
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 6:47am
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

 

<P itemprop="deion"> Sevilla have broken no rules in charging as much as £133 for some seats offered to Manchester United supporters for their Champions League tie.



Liverpool travelled to Seville last month for a Champions League group game when tickets cost as little as £54, so the Man United game marks a near 65 per cent price rise for standard tickets.



I love the way you say as little as £54


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 6:52am
Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

 

<P itemprop="deion"> Sevilla have broken no rules in charging as much as £133 for some seats offered to Manchester United supporters for their Champions League tie.



Liverpool travelled to Seville last month for a Champions League group game when tickets cost as little as £54, so the Man United game marks a near 65 per cent price rise for standard tickets.



I love the way you say as little as £54
 
 
Point taken but compared to £155 its a massive difference.


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Posted By: Charlton's Child
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 7:53am
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

 


<P itemprop="deion"> Sevilla have broken no rules in charging as much as £133 for some seats offered to Manchester United supporters for their Champions League tie.





Liverpool travelled to Seville last month for a Champions League group game when tickets cost as little as £54, so the Man United game marks a near 65 per cent price rise for standard tickets.



I love the way you say as little as £54
 
 

Point taken but compared to £155 its a massive difference.


A yea still scandalise price to pay to see a match. Didn’t Anderlecht charge something similar to Munich during the group stages as well.


Posted By: planning
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 8:52am
200 VIP tickets at 150 Euro, and the plebs have theirs for just 100. Euro is the local currency of course.

Alternatively, they can watch it for a fraction of the amount on BT, or for free on TV3. I must say though that 150 quid is a lot to fork out to watch a 0-0 draw.

Of course though, they'll obligingly pay up. Difficult to have any sympathy for a club that isn't exactly known for charging bargain bucket ticket prices at their own home matches.


Posted By: thebronze14
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2017 at 10:17am
Originally posted by planning planning wrote:

200 VIP tickets at 150 Euro, and the plebs have theirs for just 100. Euro is the local currency of course.

Alternatively, they can watch it for a fraction of the amount on BT, or for free on TV3. I must say though that 150 quid is a lot to fork out to watch a 0-0 draw.

Of course though, they'll obligingly pay up. Difficult to have any sympathy for a club that isn't exactly known for charging bargain bucket ticket prices at their own home matches.
Well at the end of the day it's not the people who are setting the ticket prices that are getting shafted, it's the fans and it's not their fault their club has screwed fans over in the past


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 25 Dec 2017 at 5:47am
Originally posted by thebronze14 thebronze14 wrote:

Originally posted by planning planning wrote:

200 VIP tickets at 150 Euro, and the plebs have theirs for just 100. Euro is the local currency of course.

Alternatively, they can watch it for a fraction of the amount on BT, or for free on TV3. I must say though that 150 quid is a lot to fork out to watch a 0-0 draw.

Of course though, they'll obligingly pay up. Difficult to have any sympathy for a club that isn't exactly known for charging bargain bucket ticket prices at their own home matches.
Well at the end of the day it's not the people who are setting the ticket prices that are getting shafted, it's the fans and it's not their fault their club has screwed fans over in the past
 
 
Spot on its always the supporters that suffer.


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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2018 at 2:53pm
Sheffield Wed offering a refund for season card holders for the rest of the season.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 6:10am
 
Good on Vincent Kompany saying EPL clubs should reduce their ticket prices.
Thumbs Up 
 
He made the point that  Manchester City are not reliant on gate receipts they made up just 13% of their total income last season so a price reduction wouldn't really harm city.


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Posted By: Gary McKay
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 9:21am
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

 
Good on Vincent Kompany saying EPL clubs should reduce their ticket prices.
Thumbs Up 
 
He made the point that  Manchester City are not reliant on gate receipts they made up just 13% of their total income last season so a price reduction wouldn't really harm city.
Is Kompany offering to reduce his wages to help cover this ?


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 9:26am
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

 
Good on Vincent Kompany saying EPL clubs should reduce their ticket prices.
Thumbs Up 
 
He made the point that  Manchester City are not reliant on gate receipts they made up just 13% of their total income last season so a price reduction wouldn't really harm city.
While I agree with his sentiments entirely it does seem a little in bad taste, not just for the reasons Gary hints at above but I can't imagine an employee in many other businesses telling their bosses what to charge and why.


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Posted By: Gary McKay
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 9:43am

None of the big clubs are reliant on gate receipts anymore.

When Uli Hoeness (he knows about money LOL) was asked why ticket prices are so cheap in Germany he said that if he wanted to raise €3m extra a year he wouldn't charge the fans, all he had to do was pick up the phone.


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Posted By: eboue16
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 12:15pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/sarm0161/status/951052763177410561/photo/1" rel="nofollow - https://mobile.twitter.com/sarm0161/status/951052763177410561/photo/1

Showing a set of balls at least.
Price are scandalous at best of times.


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Posted By: deco911
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 1:11pm
Originally posted by eboue16 eboue16 wrote:

https://mobile.twitter.com/sarm0161/status/951052763177410561/photo/1" rel="nofollow - https://mobile.twitter.com/sarm0161/status/951052763177410561/photo/1

Showing a set of balls at least.
Price are scandalous at best of times.


Was just about to post that. United held numerous meetings with Sevilla and complained to UEFA so now they are sticking it to Sevilla.


Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 1:47pm
And once Sevilla fans see what has happened, Sevilla will basically have to refund their own fans, so end result achieved.


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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 1:51pm
Fair play to United - I know in the past they haven't exactly been seen to be fair to their own fans in terms of cup tickets but this is definitely the right thing to do for their fans. 


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Fair play to United - I know in the past they haven't exactly been seen to be fair to their own fans in terms of cup tickets but this is definitely the right thing to do for their fans. 
Absolutely good on Man U.

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Posted By: Charlton's Child
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 5:02pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Fair play to United - I know in the past they haven't exactly been seen to be fair to their own fans in terms of cup tickets but this is definitely the right thing to do for their fans. 
Absolutely good on Man U.


Seville come back throwing there toys out of the phram now says there going to report united to United


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2018 at 6:11pm
http://www.google.co.uk/url?url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42715295&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjel6GNzN_YAhXFhrQKHZJ6C8YQqQIIFzAA&usg=AOvVaw3uxYHsRSWHFtJ1qOAHt81e" rel="nofollow - Tickets, wages, crowds: Premier League v Europe in five charts
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Posted By: Butch
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2018 at 6:30pm
LOI games are steep enough at €15 a game at the gate . Shouldn't be more than a 10er


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2018 at 8:52pm
I'd rather give €15 to an LOI club than give £80 to a Premiership team.

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Posted By: BohsinMunich
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 1:24pm
Appears that UEFA may charge Anderlecht over their pricing for the match against Bayern.
The cost for Away fans should be the same as fro Home fans in the equivalent category.

http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/chleague/startseite/715899/artikel_erfolg-fuer-bayern-fans_uefa-belangt-anderlecht.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/chleague/startseite/715899/artikel_erfolg-fuer-bayern-fans_uefa-belangt-anderlecht.html




Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by BohsinMunich BohsinMunich wrote:

Appears that UEFA may charge Anderlecht over their pricing for the match against Bayern.
The cost for Away fans should be the same as fro Home fans in the equivalent category.

http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/chleague/startseite/715899/artikel_erfolg-fuer-bayern-fans_uefa-belangt-anderlecht.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/chleague/startseite/715899/artikel_erfolg-fuer-bayern-fans_uefa-belangt-anderlecht.html


Exactly right the pice should be the same for both sets of fans.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2018 at 5:58am
 
Bolton v Sunderland in the championship £32 for an adult ticket.
 
A feckin disgrace.
 
Unhappy


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Posted By: gufct
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2018 at 9:50am
Going to Qpr -forest £33.50 crazy but with all the tv money going to premier league I can understand the club needs the money.

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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 8:11am
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

 
Bolton v Sunderland in the championship £32 for an adult ticket.
 
A feckin disgrace.
 
Unhappy
 
 
And they are charging £20 a ticket if you are in the Brit Armed Forces!
Disapprove


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Posted By: AnCearrbhach
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 8:30am
Got two tickets for Bologna-Fiorentina for €14 a pop. It's more than that into Leyton Orient in the English 5th tier Thumbs Down

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Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 9:35am
£41.25 for a Putney end terrace ticket at Craven Cottage to see Villa (Category A). The cheapest is Hammersmith terrace at £36.25 and a stand ticket costs between £41.25 & £46.25.
Down the road at Brentford its £25 & £30 for tickets to a Category A match.
 

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Posted By: AntrimMan
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 9:41am
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

£41.25 for a Putney end terrace ticket at Craven Cottage to see Villa (Category A). The cheapest is Hammersmith terrace at £36.25 and a stand ticket costs between £41.25 & £46.25.
Down the road at Brentford its £25 & £30 for tickets to a Category A match.
 

Paid 25 quid the other month to see Brentford beat Fulham 3-1.

Cheap at twice the price Big smile


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:02am
Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:


£41.25 for a Putney end terrace ticket at Craven Cottage to see Villa (Category A). The cheapest is Hammersmith terrace at £36.25 and a stand ticket costs between £41.25 & £46.25.
Down the road at Brentford its £25 & £30 for tickets to a Category A match.
 


Paid 25 quid the other month to see Brentford beat Fulham 3-1.

Cheap at twice the price Big smile

25 is the most anybody should be paying in the second division.

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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:04am
Double the min hourly wage should the price of tickets.

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Posted By: AntrimMan
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:04am
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:


£41.25 for a Putney end terrace ticket at Craven Cottage to see Villa (Category A). The cheapest is Hammersmith terrace at £36.25 and a stand ticket costs between £41.25 & £46.25.
Down the road at Brentford its £25 & £30 for tickets to a Category A match.
 


Paid 25 quid the other month to see Brentford beat Fulham 3-1.

Cheap at twice the price Big smile

25 is the most anybody should be paying in the second division.

Agreed, Thats for the terrace as well. 

No doubt the price will go up when they go to the new stadium in Kew


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Posted By: Zinedine Kilbane 110
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:06am
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

[URL= http://www.google.co.uk/url?url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42715295&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjel6GNzN_YAhXFhrQKHZJ6C8YQqQIIFzAA&usg=AOvVaw3uxYHsRSWHFtJ1qOAHt81e%5d" rel="nofollow - http://www.google.co.uk/url?url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42715295&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjel6GNzN_YAhXFhrQKHZJ6C8YQqQIIFzAA&usg=AOvVaw3uxYHsRSWHFtJ1qOAHt81e] <FONT color=#1a0dab>Tickets, wages, crowds: Premier League v Europe in five charts[/COLOR][/URL]
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Interesting stats.
I thought Germany would be cheaper as the fans own 51% of the clubs.

I know Lads who lived in France and couldn’t believe how cheap or available the tickets were.

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 10:18am
Any game I have been in in France has been comparatively cheap. Outside the traditional heartlands, there isn't a huge appetite for supporting a team, unless they are winning. The French mentality is strange. I was there during the World Cup in '98 and well the media and documentaries talk about a country coming together behind a team that represented modern France, the reality was at best apathy and at times genuine anger, particularly after scraping by Paraguay.
I took the victory against Croatia and the injustice against Blanc, for the nation to truly get behind them.
Look at PSG's crowds sure! If they win the CL the Champs Élysées will be thronged, but they won't fill the Parc des Princes for your average league match. In St.Etienne, Marseilles and Lens they will always have support, Rennes, Nantes, Montpellier and Lille to a lesser extent, after that it is entirely dependent on success.

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Posted By: BabbsBalls
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 12:41pm
For the majority of football fans success is what gets them to games. That’s the harsh reality of it. The eternal bandwagon so to speak !

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Posted By: Zinedine Kilbane 110
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 1:20pm
£48 for Spurs v Man U in Wembley. The cheapest were £38 I believe.

And Wembley mid week is a horrible experience Thumbs Down


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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 1:24pm
Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

£48 for Spurs v Man U in Wembley tonight. The cheapest were £38 I believe.

And Wembley mid week is a horrible experience Thumbs Down
 
That's a rip off considering the game is tomorrow night.  


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Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 1:44pm
LOL

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Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 2:15pm
Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

£48 for Spurs v Man U in Wembley tonight. The cheapest were £38 I believe.

And Wembley mid week is a horrible experience Thumbs Down


That's good value when compared to Arsenal v Man Utd.

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Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:


£41.25 for a Putney end terrace ticket at Craven Cottage to see Villa (Category A). The cheapest is Hammersmith terrace at £36.25 and a stand ticket costs between £41.25 & £46.25.
Down the road at Brentford its £25 & £30 for tickets to a Category A match.
 


Paid 25 quid the other month to see Brentford beat Fulham 3-1.

Cheap at twice the price Big smile

25 is the most anybody should be paying in the second division.


Agreed, Thats for the terrace as well. 

No doubt the price will go up when they go to the new stadium in Kew


The new stadium is still in Brentford albeit Kew is just across the bridge from it. All going to plan it'll be ready in December 2019 when no doubt as you said ticket prices will go up.

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