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Premier League clubs continuing to lower ticket prices

BBC Sport’s most recent Price of Football study has revealed there has been some reduction in the cost of a match day ticket across the Premier League.

The 2016-17 season has seen a 33% price reduction across all tickets, while 53% of tickets remain the same price as last season. (more…)


Mobilising against modern football

Times are tough.

The world continues to reel from the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and more and more people are struggling to make ends meet. (more…)


TV money leaves no room for the working class fan

On Monday night Arsenal faced Newcastle at the Emirates, an eight o’clock kick off live on Sky TV.

A 560-mile round trip awaited the Geordies, with 2000 of them making the trip. (more…)


The emotional accounts of being a CCFC fan

This week, two of the main protagonists in the Coventry City saga revealed their latest financial accounts.

It set me thinking, what if those most affected in all of this, the fans, revealed the state of their books. (more…)


Owners with a lonely heart

It’s summer in the late 1990’s and I’m at an open day at Coventry City’s then stadium, Highfield Road.

The club are living the dream as the Premiership takes off and football is ridding its image of sport of hooligan’s to the new lifestyle choice of a more upwardly mobile clientele. (more…)


The alternative league table – Part 2

The idea of this list is to rank Premier League clubs based on who runs each club.

The focus isn’t just on the money that is spent on wages and transfers fees. (more…)


The sad and sorry state of affairs for a matchday football fan

Matt Boosey takes a look at the grim reality of football ticket prices

.. and analyses what specific costs are involved for his two respective clubs. (more…)


Some Saturdays I like to go to the DW Stadium

It’s one of the most predictable jokes out there.

Every time Wigan Athletic have been summoned to appear on the box, social media likes to pick up on the empty seats littered about the DW Stadium. Cue the jokes about Wigan fans dressing up as seats and portraying the sad, lonely image of around eleven fans turning up for the match. (more…)


Return of the Coventry City feel-good factor

Coventry City fans are currently experiencing a new emotion, seldom felt round these parts in recent years.

They are actually looking forward to match days. After years when even mediocrity would have been an achievement, going to games is no longer a chore but something to relish. (more…)


“Tickets for the game, buy or sell, tickets for the game”

How much do you spend when you go to watch football? Traditionally this has been a fairly simple calculation that you can do right at the beginning of the season when ticket prices and bandings are announced.

Depending on who you support, you know in advance whether your ticket will be £20, £30 or £40. But of course money is tight at the moment. (more…)


Derby County: Attendances continue to slip at Pride Park

Up and down the country football league clubs are seeing their attendances drop. Derby County is no exception.

When BBC Sport released their ‘Price of football’ survey last month it concluded that attendances are slipping due to high prices, not only of the match ticket (or season ticket) itself but the day out as a whole. (more…)


Is La Liga the best league in the world?

It’s an age-old argument: which is the best league in the world?

Everyone has an opinion; but will we ever get a final decision? I highly doubt it… but here’s my analysis of my favourite leagues, the Premier League and La Liga. (more…)


Bristol City: A home win, good seats but pricey grub!

I went to the Bristol City v Cardiff City game on the 25th August. I must say at the outset that I am not a fan of either team!

However, I live in Bristol and I go with friends who are ardent Bristol City fans. So it is as much about catching up with friends as it is watching a game of football. What a nice way to while away a Saturday afternoon. (more…)

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The great season ticket dilemma

Most football fans try not to think too hard about season ticket prices.

We know that, if we tried to justify the expense involved, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of pounds — we’d never go through with it. On any logical grounds, common sense would get the better of us. (more…)


Your one stop guide to 2012/13 Premier League season tickets

As the new football season approaches, many fans may be interested with the big transfers making the headlines whilst perhaps keeping an eye the new financial fair play regulations.

However what will concern fans most is the cost of their season tickets which seem to rise year on year. (more…)