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English Premier League

Twenty’s Plenty Campaign: The FSF Strike Deal With Virgin Media To Cap All Premier League Away Tickets At £20 For First Time

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Thanks to the tireless work of the Football Supporters' Federation (The FSF), away fans of all Premier League clubs will see their ticket price capped at £20 over the next few weeks.

The Premier League had already agreed to cap away tickets at £30 for the next three seasons, but theThe FSF have now struck another deal with Virgin Media that will see travelling fans reimbursed when they pay over £20 for a single fixture at any top-flight club.

Retro Football: ‘Table Of Shame’ Shows Ticket Prices For Inaugural Premier League Season, 1992/93 (Photo)

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The BBC have once again published the results of their annual 'Price of Football' study, which largely serves to prove that periodically rafflingoff visceral organs is the only way most fans can afford to watch their team play anymore.

That said, this year's study has found that almost two-third of ticket prices across the UK have either been frozen or reduced proving, at least in part, that some club's are trying to address the spiralling cost.

Wenger losing touch and the support of Arsenal fans?

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The pricing policy at Arsenal Football Club probably looks a lot different when you are raking in something along the lines of £8 million a year as our manager Arsene Wenger does. And the fact that he does not even have to pay to go and see any football match he feels like hardly gives [...]

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Sunderland

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Liverpool welcome Sunderland to Anfield on Saturday afternoon in what could turn out to be a heated affair thanks to a saga off the pitch this week. Fan organisations such as Spirit of Shankly are unhappy with the proposed new ticket prices released this week and a "Walk out on 77" protest has been put forward.

Premier League pricing, Guardiola opens up, farewell Big Boss and hello new Vélodrome

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Stefan Szyminski, joint author of Soccernomics/Why England Lose, the Freakonomics of football, believes Premier League ticket prices are merely keeping up with rising demand and are not therefore intrinsically overpriced, as many have argued.

"Most clubs are constrained by capacity and many games are sold out," he says in his webpage, "so extra demand is choked off by raising prices".

BBC Price of Football…time to bash Arsenal

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It's that time of year again when the BBC like to release their Price of Football stats and we get our annual clobbering in the media for having "the most expensive seats", "the most expensive season tickets" and generally get blamed for all that is wrong with football.

So I thought I'd arm you all with some facts that you can shut the numpties up with rather than buy in to their story.

An open letter from an unhappy fan to Arsenal Football Club

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Dear Arsenal Football Club by Big Gun

Attention: Stanley Kroenke, Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger.
As a customer, I would like to complain about several issues that need to be addressed and I trust it will be taken sincerely and with utmost concern.

These issues at hand are generally the flippant and apathetic attitude taken towards fans of late.

Arsenal ticket price row proves English game must learn from Germany

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The Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC, where fans pay big money to watch games

It has been reported on The Guardian website today that up to 900 away end tickets have been returned by Manchester City to their hosts Arsenal ahead of the forthcoming Premier League clash between the two teams.

Flagging for Offside: Overpriced Tickets, International Caps and Scottish Football

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Fans buy tickets at Liverpool Football Club (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The Spiraling Cost of Modern Football

Modern football. The glamor, the glory. The excitement, the expense. Following football has become a very expensive hobby in recent years. As transfer fees skyrocketed in the mid 1990′s, wagesspiraledto similar lofty heights.

Wenger Says RVP Replacements Already At Arsenal

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Looks like Arsenal will not be splashing the £20-25 million they just received for Robin van Persie on new players.

Asked by When asked by TF1 on Wednesday night whether he will sign another player to replace Van Persie, Wenger replied:

"We already recruited to replace him.

England’s Euro 2012 goals and Andrea Pirlo’s Panenka penalty retold in stunning string animation

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When football comes with strings attached, it normally means fans are being shafted with extortionate ticket prices. Happily, on this occasion it means a delightful depiction of some of the most memorable goals in England's Euro 2012 campaign. OTP are particularly fond of the remake of Andrea Pirlo's sumptuous Panenka penalty for Italy: the lusciously languid shot that strung up [.

England’s Euro 2012 goals and Andrea Pirlo’s Panenka penalty retold in stunning string animation

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When football comes with strings attached, it normally means fans are being shafted with extortionate ticket prices. Happily, on this occasion it means a delightful depiction of some of the most memorable goals in England's Euro 2012 campaign. OTP are particularly fond of the remake of Andrea Pirlo's sumptuous Panenka penalty for Italy: the lusciously languid shot that strung up [.

How the Bundesliga Is Having an Impact On the English Premier League

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One question that often pops up in the English football themed chatter that I have with my mates in the pub is "Which country should we go to, to watch a football game?" Whenever this has been posed in the past, the answer that we usually settle on before our plans ultimately fizzle out due to lack of funds or the inability to get the time off work, is Germany.

Update: Report On Liverpool Ticket Prices

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Hi folks! For those of you that follow me on Twitter you've probably noticed that for a few weeks now I've been mentioning my Research Skills project for college and you probably also noticed when I was asking for people to complete a survey about ticket prices at Anfield... Basically I've been annoying the hell out of my followers.

English Football Finances – 1981 to 2011

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English Football Finances 1981 to 2011 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football finance has been a hot topic for several years now, and we often cite the influx of Sky money, the formation of the Premier League, the modernisation of FIFA and UEFA, football club takeovers and of course, the rise of player wages as key indicators of how football has become more and more a business and is completely divorced from the football that we knew a few decades ago.

Great news: Club freezes ticket prices for next season

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Some good off-field news for the first time in a while.

Chelsea announced today that there will be no rise in ticket prices for the upcoming 2012-13 season. This includes all seats at Stamford Bridge, including the hospitality area.

Prices for all categories of Barclays Premier League games (AA, A and B) will remain the same as the current 2011/12 season.

Arsenal

Retro Football: Newspaper Baulks At The ‘Crazy’ Price Of Match Tickets In 1980 (Photo)

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Arsenal's Highbury Stadium, circa 1980

The month was July. The year was 1980.

Dear old Margaret Thatcher was busy slowly disassembling the country, unemployment hit the two million mark in the UK for the first time since 1935, Alexandra Palace was gutted by a devastating fireand one newspaper in particular was railing at the thought of having to pay OVER £80 to buy a season ticket at Arsenal.

Video: Linesman John Brooks wades in on the Arsenal vs Manchester City ticket price controversy

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Match officials are usually only thrust into the limelight when they make poor decisions, but linesman John Brooks is set to gain cult status (at least one letter apart from the status fans usually afford linesman) after commenting on Arsenal ticket prices within range of a TV microphone. Brooks could be heard telling Manchester City [.

Arsenal Experiment With Scheme To Lower Ticket Prices

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Ivan Gazidis Strikes a Deal With the AISA and AST To Lower Ticket Prices Well, the fans' cries have been heard and the board have budged a little so that fans can save some coin this season considering ticket prices. Although, this doesn't apply to season tickets, but will for non season-ticket holders.

Arsenal cloak and dagger: Peter Hill Wood is out of touch

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Arsenal: Self sustaining model or vulture capitalism?

The response in the wake of RVP refusing to renew a new contract from those who run Arsenal or have a stake in the club reveals an unholy mess. Alisher Usmanov threw a bombshell in his letter and as odious a piece of PR opportunism as it was, it did contain some allegations that will be hard to disprove.

Henry Questions Stadium Myth

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Liverpool's principal owner John Henry has warned fans it is a myth to think a new stadium will transform the club's financial fortunes.
A new stadium in Stanley Park has been an ongoing drama for the Reds with previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett committing significant sums to an abortive attempt to relocate the club.

When do we judge Arsène Wenger?

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After 16 years at Arsenal, and what is now 7 years without a trophy, is Arsène Wenger still getting more right than he gets wrong?

Stubborn arguments rage amongst the Arsenal faithful, neither side willing to compromise their staunch 'belief', so they end up insulting each other.To make a thorough examination, we can only measure the good against the bad, which I shall attempt to do here, and allow people to reach their own conclusions.

When do we judge Arsène Wenger?

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After 16 years at Arsenal, and what is now 7 years without a trophy, is Arsène Wenger still getting more right than he gets wrong?

Stubborn arguments rage amongst the Arsenal faithful, neither side willing to compromise their staunch 'belief', so they end up insulting each other.To make a thorough examination, we can only measure the good against the bad, which I shall attempt to do here, and allow people to reach their own conclusions.

Videos

Dortmund Fans Interrupt Stuttgart Match With Good Old Fashioned Tennis Ball Protest Over £15 Ticket Price (Video)

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Borussia Dortmund fans brought a temporary halt to their DFB Pokal cuptie against Stuttgart last night with a mass tennis ball protest over having to pay £15 to get in.

With almost half and hour played, the pitch was suddenly bombarded with tennis balls hurled from the away end, with Dortmund supporters up in arms about being made to pay€19.

Video: Bournemouth 0-6 Real Madrid

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[FutbolHD.ru] Bournemouth 0-6 Real Madrid / ALL... by all-goals As pre-season friendlies go, we're not sure whether this is the absolute dream or some kind of masochistic nightmare. You invite along Real Madrid, bump up ticket prices to £60 and then watch as your team gets hammered 6-0. It does sound a bit like a [.

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As the 2012 season winds down, the season of change reaches out to 2013 as Portland Timbers announce new coach, field changes and ticket pricing

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In getting back from vacation, the Portland Timbers made things difficult for me by releasing a slew of news including 2013 ticket prices, a change to their pitch, and a new coach. While we won't officially meet Caleb Porter until December when he is introduced to the media, there's certainly a lot to be pleased about.

Questions: Standings and tickets

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Aug 30, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Thursday's column, Tony asks what the Revolution needs to do after Wednesday's collapse, questions the ethics of consulting with a coach under contract to another entity, and wonders if Montreal will raise attendance by lowering ticket prices.

Joey Barton

Should we ban the England band?

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What's the worst thing about football? Is it the ticket prices? The obscene wages? Is it diving? Or is it even the behaviour of QPR badboy Joey Barton?

No. None of these can compare to the disgraceful monotony of the England Supporters Band.

Formed in 1993 at Sheffield Wednesday FC, the England Supporters Club has plagued the national team both home and away, at friendlies and international competitions.

Is the new Mars advert the worst thing in football?

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Yes we have problems within football, including: Diving Our national team is rubbish Our teams have underperformed in Europe We have only one good keeper Our best players are dickheads Ticket prices are too high Real fans are being excluded from the game New stadiums are soulless Glory hunters Bore draws Joey Barton Phone-ins Timewasting [.

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Scottish journalist sticks by Nowak story, more

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Philadelphia Union

Kerith Gabriel writes that while Peter Nowak says a report in the Edinburgh Evening News that says he has applied for the manager's job at SPL club Hearts is "absolutely false," the author of the original report, Barry Anderson tells him, "I'm not sure of his chances.

Gaddis on start, Carroll in Best XI, more news

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Philadelphia Union

MSNsportsnet profiles Raymon Gaddis after his first start with the Union. Gaddis says of the start, "I had to get my feet under me just because I hadn't played in a game with the first team. I was excited and was trying to get the ball as much as possible those first couple of minutes to get my touches underneath me and get comfortable with the pace of the game.

Match Reports

Everton 4-0 Fulham

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I'm reading Simon Reynolds' "Retromania", the thrust of which seems to be that modern music has effectively ground to a halt because we're all so enamoured with the past. I have only just started the book so can't expand on the theory, but it sounds about right: music from the past has never been so available, old bands don't just tour, they tour BIG (with ticket prices to match).

Everton 4-0 Fulham

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I'm reading Simon Reynolds' "Retromania", the thrust of which seems to be that modern music has effectively ground to a halt because we're all so enamoured with the past. I have only just started the book so can't expand on the theory, but it sounds about right: music from the past has never been so available, old bands don't just tour, they tour BIG (with ticket prices to match).

The Rest

World Cup: First Wave Of Tickets For Russia 2018 Put On Sale And They Really Aren’t Cheap…

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The first batch of tickets for the 2018 World Cup in Russia have gone on sale today and, guess what, they're not exactly what you might call affordable.

From Thursday, fans will be able to submit an application to purchase tickets for the tournament the cheapest being a bog standard 'category 3' ticket for group stage at matches priced at £79 matches and the most expensive being a frankly extortionate 'category 1' ticket for the final.

Restricted View: QPR Fan Pays £33 To Watch Wolves Match From Behind Large Pillar At Loftus Road (Photo)

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One QPR fan was left understandably peevedafter paying through to nose to watch his side play from behind a large pillar on Thursday night.

Supporter Alex Hayes took to Twitter to post a photo of the 'view' from his seat in the South Africa Road stand at Loftus Road.

As noted, Hayes paid a handsome £33 to watch the Hoops take on Wolves with what you'd have to describe as'obstructed' vistas of the goalmouth.

Twenty’s Plenty: Virgin Media Support FSF Campaign By Introducing £20 Price Cap On All Southampton Away Tickets

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Thanks largely to the tireless work of the Football Supporters' Federation (The FSF), today has seen yet another positive development in the continuing campaign to address the ever-spiralling priceof match tickets.

The FSF have announced that the cost of an adult away ticket at Southampton's St.

Rolling Back in Toronto

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The big business story coming out yesterday was the announcement that the perennially disappointing Toronto FC soccer team would roll back its season ticket prices to 2007 levels. 2007 was the team's inaugural season and the team has yet to pull off a winning season. Until this season, the team's season ticket base has been resilient, but the persistent losing finally took a toll on ticket sales in 2012.

Tickets for Tonight's Match as low as $8

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Tickets for Tonight's Match as low as $8

I need to start paying more attention to the ticket prices with our TiqIq affiliate. Look, I know the Revs have been poor lately, but for $8, come to the game, tailgate with the Rebels and Riders, get rowdy, make a fool of yourself, and then go out in Patriot Place afterward.

English Clubs should reduce fan prices and give the game back

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If you need that much money to survive and can't structure your game and ticket prices to suit your fans, your young people and still prosper.

Then there is something sadly wrong with English football.

As ticket prices continue to rise, on the back of this new revenue, how can anyone justify putting up ticket prices.

Derek Llambias: PR offensive? Or offensive PR?

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As Mike Ashley's current PR offensive continues apace, Newcastle United's managing director, Derek Llambias, claimed that the club have had some "nibbles" from "tyre kickers" expressing interest in the club's stadium naming rights offer. In the latest chapter of the offensive, planned on the back of an announcement of reduced losses in the club's annual [.