Subsidising The Ultra-Rich


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Gervillian Swike says:

    Your last sentence says it all. QPR have been in schtuck for ages, it’s their loyal fans that have carried them through this very difficult period, and now their new owners are holding them in complete contempt. QPR is not a charity, but neither is it the sort of place where a captive audience should be manipulated so cynically. And if Derby really has taken this stance over the pricing issue, they should come out and say so, and their fans should be proud of them for doing so.

    This new plutocrat-toy business is squeezing the life out of football, in many different ways. As well as the impact it’s having on competition, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is now so sick and tired of hearing these stories that I find myself not caring about who wins and who loses. Faceless zillionaires, ridiculous wages and price structures for fans, incredible points penalties for clubs already on their ass, bad referees using the Respect campaign to underpin increasingly arrogant incompetence, crappy punditry and presentation of the game on TV, I’m struggling to enjoy the game at the moment.

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