Football The Price of Football
#1
02-08-2011, 09:21 AM (This post was last modified: 02-08-2011, 09:25 AM by deanashtonsfoot.)
An interesting little survey:











You know, being a West Ham really does suck balls sometimes. Despite now being a Championship club, our "Cheapest Day Out" is comfortably the most expensive in the Championship and is actually the 5th most expensive in the entire country. Only Swansea (WTF?!), QPR, Arsenal and Liverpool are more expensive.

It's a joke really. The fact you can get into Old Trafford for £28, but can't get into Upton Park to watch Championship football for less than £32 is a fucking joke. I know it's because we're in London, but still.

Even looking at top end ticket prices, we come out 2nd in the Championship (Ipswich are more at £59, but their cheapest tickets are £15!!), and joint 8th most expensive in the whole country. Only Arsenal (£100), Cheslea (£87), Spurs (£80), Fulham (£60), Ipswich (£59), Man Utd (£55) and Liverpool (£48) are more expensive than our top end £47, which is matched by Aston Villa.

That said, £47 is a vast improvement on last season's top end price of £64, which made it the 4th most expensive ticket in the country to watch a team drag its arse along the bottom of the table. Piss take.
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#2
02-08-2011, 09:53 AM
Wow, I guess I will not be going to Emirates Stadium anytime soon GBP35 = AUD$52 in current exchange rates (go the little Aussie battler, go!) for the cheapest ticket but still an expensive day out if I include the airfare, accommodation and food.
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#3
02-08-2011, 10:07 AM

Mrgreen

That exchange rate has come down a hell of a lot hasn't it. It was 2.5 when I was over there in 2004, so £35 would have been $87.50, not $52 like it is now!
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#4
02-08-2011, 11:59 AM
When I visited the UK back in 1999, the exchange rate was 3.0+ so that would make it AU$105+.

The little Aussie battler is doing well at the moment, but only because China keeps buying our iron ore and coal as quickly as we can dig it out of the ground.
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#5
02-08-2011, 08:35 PM
Newcastle United were the only football club surveyed who did not release their prices Mrgreen
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#6
02-08-2011, 09:54 PM

May be they have come the the realisation that nobody would pay to see them play Shrug Mrgreen
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#7
04-08-2011, 07:56 PM
Not sure on this, non-league is a bit different. Take us for example.

Return train to Woking - £4
Match entry - £12
Half a dozen beers pre-match to make it watchable @ £3.50 a pop - £21
What seems to be a burger - £2.50

Nearly £40 I make it for a decent day out. Add an extra ton on top for a night on the town...
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#8
04-08-2011, 09:01 PM
Mrgreen
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#9
04-08-2011, 09:11 PM
Match entry to Perth Glory FC matches last year - $30
Chicken & chips (we don't do pies for some insane reason) $7
Crap mid-strength beer $7
Train down and back from Joondalup (where I live) $8

Pre-entry beers - $50

Yeah. It can be a pricey day to watch some ageing hacks lose to a team that actually has a decent coach or fit players!
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#10
24-10-2012, 11:01 PM
I thought we had a Price of Football thread.

Here are the results of this year's survey. An interesting read indeed.

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#11
24-10-2012, 11:29 PM
Just did a based on this.

It was trickier than I thought it would be!
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#12
05-11-2012, 04:38 PM


Safe standing petition, the FSF are trying get something moving on this subject.
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#13
05-11-2012, 04:43 PM (This post was last modified: 05-11-2012, 04:51 PM by bennytee.)
I can't see it happening, too much to lose if things go wrong.
The police would hate it too.

I quite like sitting now, must be getting old.

*edit* the website persuaded me, i've signed the petition.
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#14
05-11-2012, 05:33 PM
Good work Benny Mrgreen
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#15
05-11-2012, 05:58 PM
Nice u-turn Benny. Thup Mrgreen

I agree that it should be there as an option.

Would I use it though? Mmm....maybe 10 years ago I would have done. Now, though, given I usually go with my Dad, who's 65 and has a dodgy knee.....then in a couple of years' time we'll be going with Henry as well.....I think I'd probably end up in the seats most of the time anyway.
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#16
05-11-2012, 06:08 PM
I think it would be a real shame for the generation of young lads (the lifeblood of the clubs supporter culture) not to have the option. The money will dictate it though I'm sure!
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#17
05-11-2012, 08:05 PM
Haven't Liverpoo already brought back standing? Free showers too...

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#18
06-11-2012, 03:45 PM (This post was last modified: 06-11-2012, 03:50 PM by bennytee.)

Class Thup

Get the soap out laaa ! Calmdown Mrgreen
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#19
06-11-2012, 07:50 PM
There's a ban coming someones way very soon, don't say you've not been warned people! Wink
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#20
06-11-2012, 09:01 PM
If you ban someone from disliking/hating Liverpoo, you would have to ban most of the forum and it's already too quiet here Smile
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