Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Seasiders Poll: Tickets

Seasiders Poll: Tickets

Over the past fortnight we've been asking you all whether you think the ticketing prices at Wolves are acceptable. Here are the results...

It's a new division, and new ticketing prices, and I'm afraid as you progress upwards, so does the match day expense! At Wembley we saw over-priced tickets, and merchandise - and the playoff final was the first time I'd never bought anything from the ground, be it at Cardiff or Wembley.

The unbelievably expensive Premier League has now over taken all other leagues in the world with regards to profit. Almost anything (providing it has a famous face on it) is available in club shops for fans to purchase and £5 here and £10 there means the merchandise side of a football club is a goldmine; probably one of the main contributing factors as to why Sheffield United felt so aggrieved over their relegation last season.

15% of our voters said that £27 to watch Blackpool v Wolves is good value. I'd assume this will be as expensive as anywhere in The Championship - and a five pound increase on Leicester City`s price from the other week - although both clubs are of similar stature. Just think though, if we'd beaten Norwich last year in the FA Cup, the supporters making the trip down to Chelsea in the 5th round would have shelled out a whopping £50! This fact alone typifies what is wrong in English football, as fans are getting priced out of watching top flight football. However, in turn that has seen an increase in The Football League`s attendances in recent years.

31% of 'Pool fans stated that the price was too expensive but that they'll live with it and shall be making the trip to Wolves tomorrow. Of course, clubs can get away with charging stupid money for tickets because there are always going to be fans that travel to games regardless of price.

The winner with over half the vote - 54% - was the 'shocking price, I won't be going' camp. Hypothetically, if this percentage stood for the actual normal away Seasiders support, we`d only be taking around 1000 to Molineux tomorrow. How much money would Wolves stand to lose from the stay-aways? Quite a lot I should think!

What summed up English Football for me was the 2007 FA Cup final; the supposed showpiece of the beautiful game. Chelsea and Manchester United were allocated just 20,000 tickets. That doesn't add up. Chelsea are watched by around 40,000 home fans every week and United 70,000. How much does Wembley hold? 90,000? Where did the remaining 50,000 tickets go? To 'friends' of sponsors. As Mr Roy Keane would say - the prawn sandwich brigade.

Money talks in football, not just within the clubs, but from the fans upwards. The typical man who loves football is not needed in the game anymore; it's the men in straight jackets who are wanted. It's the sorry state that our game is in and sadly, I can`t see it changing…


This week we ask:
Would you let Shaun Barker join Leeds United?
-No, not at any price.
-Unless a huge offer came in, no.
-For a small fee, yes.
-Yes.

Writer:Editor
Date:Friday August 24 2007
Time: 1:50PM

Comments

0
Totally agree TP, a perfect assessment of all that is wrong with the beautiful game!
tangerinelordy
24/08/2007 17:22:00
0
Well i never
platos
27/08/2007 20:03:00
0
You are right TL.
platos
28/08/2007 11:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

November MotM Nomination - Bowyer

The November nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month Award are in.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Vital Preview - EFL Trophy, Round Two

These fixtures will be spread over a period of weeks! The first tie will involve Wolves and Sunderland on Monday with the final game of the round not played until the New Year.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

FAC - Brackley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Slocombe44%
Mellor28%
Aldred0%
Robertson0%
Taylor0%
Potts0%
Payne0%
Pugh0%
Osayi-Samuel0%
Vassell0%
Matt14%
Sub - Yeates0%
Sub - Gnanduillet0%
Sub - McAlister14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
10 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
11 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
12 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
13 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
14 Stevenage 18 7 3 8 24 -1
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile88
2.premier 128
3.Bear195127
4.Layton_Seasider26
5.Hastings25
6.SaskPool24
7.BobHatton14
8.liverpoolseasider8
9.suffolknwot7
10.nunu6
Vital Football Comment