Expensive football

Enough is enough.
Basta. 
Zu teuer

What are these prices all about?
Yesterday in the 77th minute several thousand Liverpool supporters walked out of their team’s match in protest against the increase in season ticket prices.

Today I watched on TV part of the Chelsea-Man U match.
Twenty years ago you’d have seen lots of children at the game. 

Not any more
Football is now a spectator event for the comfortably off, working mums and dads, but increasingly not for working class kids.

I bought my first season ticket in 1967 for Sheffield Wednesday (then one of the most successful teams in the English top flight at a cost of £8. Yes, for 42 matches.

I watched a TV programme this lunchtime of a moderately successful football team. 
The players’ car park was stuffed with Range Rovers and Mercedes.

But this is but one part of the gravy train, and football is now just another product.

It’s so sad.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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