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The cost to fans is rocketing all the time. Players are being paid exorbitant salaries and fans are sick of it. A quote from the Daily Star:

An incredible two-thirds of football fans questioned in a survey believe that following the sport is a complete waste of money and are considering switching to rugby instead. Eight out of 10 fans feel players' wages are "offensive", while 67% are bored of the 'big four' clubs dominating the Premier League. (Daily Star)
Add to this the cost of kits which even now seem to be appearing twice a season with some clubs. Add the cost of travel to and from the grounds and you do not have much change from a weekly wage. The last time I took my daughter I had nothing left out of £100! And we went by car. OK this included food, couple of pints and a programme for daughter.

Fans are either abandoning the game altogether, attendances are plummeting at many grounds, or they are starting up a whole new team elsewhere.

Here at Manchester United we are slightly different but for how long can we afford to pack into OT by the 79000 every game? Reason dictates that fairly soon we are going to be outpriced.

Look at Manchester City. Whatever your feelings this is a club in the middle of the biggest division in the world; the envy of many. Yet, their gates are falling weekly. Other clubs outside the "big time" are folding. Gretna, in the Scottish Premiership, had an attendance of 512 for a top flight game!!

Football is dying under the weight of its finances.
 

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Yeah, Gretna had to lay off 19 club staff recently due to cash flow problems. Sad really.

Is it time for Rangers and Celtic to move to the English Premier League I wonder?

It would make the premiership more competitive and the Scottish league.
 

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it does cost loads.
it annoys me even more when we loose out in the ballot so we have to buy off the tout exchange!!!..........charge an extra £10-£20 a ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

those who loose out in the ballot should get spare tickets off the exchange with NO added charges!!!!!

sayin all this though i hope so have a season ticket next season:)...

and im damn excited:D
 
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A friends spending so far.

North Stand Tier 2
Season ticket £722
Coventry £29
Roma, Sporting Lisbon, Dinamo Kiev, Spurs, Arsenal & Portsmouth - £38 each
Lyon £43
Total £1022 .

And that is just on tickets. Add all the other things like travel, food, drinks etc etc
and you're looking at the best part of £2000.

That is just home games. He gets to almost every away, so you can at least double that total.

Total cost, at least £4000:eek:

One of the biggest reasons thousands of supporters no longer go to matches.

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for me the cost is part reason i can only get to a sprinkling of games now but another thing is the all ticket culture for all games . when i was a regular in the 80s only games like city and pool were all ticket and you could turn up and pay on the turnstile . i work every weekend now so can only get to weekend matches by taking holiday and because of lottery of wether i will actually get a ticket i have to admit to getting tickets off touts . the money they get from tv deals should allow them to cut cost at gate but if you can sell out every game what incentive do you have to cut costs ?
 

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Of the 20 teams in the Premiership ...

United come 10th in the league of expensive tickets ...

In other words ...

There are 9 teams who charge MORE than United ...

And the funniest of these is ...

Reading - number 3 in the list - they want maximum money for minimal football,
lmao ... their average price was 7 pounds per game higher than United !!

Seems United fans aren't the hardest done by in this issue ...

But it is still wrong that ANY FAN FROM ANY CLUB should be conned like this !!!
 

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abojodeh said:
when galezer came the ticket price increased by 25%:mad:
And we've just seen the expensive beginning of this. New signings like Tevez, Anderson, Hargo, Nani wasnt founded by the massive sale of hotdogs.
 
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And we've just seen the expensive beginning of this. New signings like Tevez, Anderson, Hargo, Nani wasnt funded by the massive sale of hotdogs.

Nor was it funded by the ticket prices as there is still £76m outstanding
to be paid for players ( not including Tevez ), £37 million of that is payable by June this year.

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I go very often and i find the price is gettin to expensive as a group we share tickets often gettin to games when we can there always a spare ticket i got offered a ticket for arsenal in a couple of weeks but i also got offered a roma ticket . Now to go to both games would cost me well over £100 with drink and food included so i decided to leave arsenal alone football is to expensive and it ruining it for me as a fan who lives local and enjoyes watchin my club at the staduim.
 

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OK, this is going back to the mid 60s when I started going regularly going to Old Trafford. But its relevant. I lived in Wallasey, Merseyside, and would leave the house on a sat morning with £1 approx.

I would take the train to Liverpool and then the train to Manchester. Walk to the ground, have a pint, pay to get into the ground, have a bovril at HT, buy a programme, back home!! The equivalent if that £1 was the same now would be less than a tenner! Entrance to the SE was the equivalent now of 12p.

Of course, in those days, players were funded by the fans, not by megastores and sponsored shirts, or executive boxes. Brian Kidd's new car was a Vauxhall Viva not a souped up Lexus with mega wheels.

Comparisons are a waste of time with today as today has literally gone "off the scale" proportionately. That £1 may now be £10 but a players £1 is now £10,000 or even more.
 
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The point was; expensive signings demands higher income unless the Yanks covers for the high fees.
Sorry mate, maybe not a good idea to have quoted you directly
to try to point something out to people.

fazman, your story is one that is on the lips of thousands of
supporters and the numbers are going up and up everyday.

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Its the sad way football generally is going.

Football is becoming the sport of the rich and not necessarily the sport for the fans.

I would sign up for a Season Ticket in a shot if it were not for the ACS. Tickets at United will always sell so forcing fans into going to games seems daft at times.

I am a United fan since I can remember and would never consider supporting any other club or sport cos its the cheaper option. I would just have to limit games I can get to depending on my budget.
 

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that's why a part of united fans turned to fc united of manchester and other low league teams! i think that 38pounds for a seat in north-east stand in quadrants in the last seat where you can see the players only with binoculars is too expensive!
this policy the clubs have will affect the opposite. still there is a massive crowd who want to watch united especially malaisians, chinise,koreans etc :p who have no clue about football(no offence and i dont mean all of them but ppl who take their cameras and watching a game in 640x480 pixels :) through their lcd screens ).
ok i know i'm not british. i am greek. i visit manchester as a tourist. i attended 3 games and one in northwich victoria the reserves and i have to say that i did like the reserves team better than the first team matches! and i entered for free!
and if you want my oppinion , watching a game in old trafford yeah it's great but why should someone go and watch a reading game as carly said?what's the point? they cant even pass!!
i preffer staying at home with my friends and family ordering pizzas and watching the game on TV rather than pay 40pounds for the worst seat in old trafford!
 
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