Ticket Prices And The Costs Of Having An Opinion


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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6 Responses

  1. HARRY says:

    An Estate Agent?? Thats guy’s got some f*cking neck.

  2. Ian says:

    It would be nice if John Brook’s next appointment could be publicized in advance so that the supporters at that match can make their opinions known to him – although I dare say any goodwill will only last as long as the first offside decision.

  3. Paul says:

    We agreed to buy 2 tickets for the Wales v Ireland Six Nations Rugby Union international from a family member. They turned out to be £80 each. Nearly fell over when I saw the price but had committed to the tickets. Since sold them on at cost price to someone else. Not just football where you can be ripped off.

  4. Merton says:

    If the ‘fan’ concerned objected the cost of the ticket, then he shouldn’t have paid for it. More important to put bread on your table and maintain a roof over your head, than to line the pockets of a millionaire footballers and their agents I would have thought.

    I have been priced out of football. My choice. I will not pay for something when money is needed elsewhere. Either they drop the price, or lose custom, it NOT an essential, its a luxury.

    The attitude of the police speaks volumes though. Eject the guy from the ground, after all it is private property, but to then threaten to arrest him, is just nasty.

    Lots of companies going bust, and jobs going abroad.

    The top clubs are cushioned by Sky and global merchandising but for how much longer ? Even Sky is a luxury.

    I guess the only protest those at the top will ever listen to, is the one where the sound of walking feet is heard, heading for the exit.

  1. January 15, 2013

    […] “Sixty-two, it would appear, may just be the magic number. It is starting to feel as if battle lines are being drawn in the ongoing debate over the extent to which ticket prices for matches have spiralled out of all control, and if last Sunday’s match between Arsenal and Manchester City was notable for anything in particular, then perhaps two stories to have followed in its aftermath have proved to be particularly instructive in terms of showing us who will be on whose side as the argument rumbles on. First up is the small matter of the deselection of the referee’s assistant who seemed to summarise the frustration that so many supporters are feeling at the moment over not only the issue of ticket prices, but also concerning the attitudes of the people that have been the chief beneficiaries of the money that has poured into the game over the last couple of decades or so: the players themselves.” twohundredpercent […]

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