UK time is: 16:37:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Villa Man Backs Club Pricing

There was a thread on a couple of Blackpool forums yesterday (including this one) complaining about the Aston Villa pricing strategy for the Premiership clash on Wednesday.

Whilst Villa are charging travelling Seasiders 36, they are offering cut-price deals to home fans.

The ticket deal states that a group of four - of any age range - can purchase all their tickets for 40.

Blackpool have been guilty of similar things in the past. They charged away fans the same amount of money as 'Pool supporters, despite sitting in an uncovered and frankly shakey structure. RIP the 'Gene Kelly' away stand.

This time of strategy doesn't anger me personally, but fans on the net were aggrieved.

'I really do think we need to complain here. The away fans are being screwed,' one poster claimed, whilst another labelled it 'scandalous'.

However, editor of Vital Villa Jonathan Fear takes a different view. He says: 'Villa are entitled to make offers to home fans in order to try to fill the place. Times are tough and every penny counts.

'These offers are never done to the away fans at any ground as far as I'm aware. All Villa are trying to do is fill seats, big ground and a massive impact in the area from the recession so they have to come up with offers to entice the numbers down.'

It had been noted that if Blackpool had bought up an extra allocation then Villa wouldn't have been able to offer '4 for 40' to their fans.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 4 2010

Time: 5:24PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Clark Bites Back At Fans (Sunday March 1 2015)

Stats: Blackpool v Wigan (Saturday February 28 2015)

Blackpool team v wigan (Saturday February 28 2015)

Clark On Crucial Weekend Against Wigan (Friday February 27 2015)

Blackpool v Wigan - Now Or Never! (Thursday February 26 2015)

Praise For Lewis (Thursday February 26 2015)

Blackpool Await O'Hara News (Thursday February 26 2015)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 34 11 7 16 -16 40
19. Fulham 34 11 6 17 -12 39
20. Brighton 34 8 13 13 -5 37
21. Rotherham 34 8 13 13 -16 37
22. Millwall 34 7 10 17 -23 31
23. Wigan 34 6 10 18 -16 28
24. Blackpool 34 4 10 20 -39 22

Breaking League News

RUFC - Evans Thanks Fans
Rotherham : 01/03/2015 16:35:00
RUFC - Praise For Collin And Arnie
Rotherham : 01/03/2015 16:33:00
RUFC - Evans Happy With Teams Character
Rotherham : 01/03/2015 16:25:00
Norwich : 01/03/2015 16:20:00
Rowett: Much Needed Win
Birmingham : 01/03/2015 13:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Lewis 100%
McMahon 0%
Aldred 0%
O'Dea 0%
Hall 0%
Ferguson 0%
O'Hara 0%
Perkins 0%
Cameron 0%
Telford 0%
Madine 0%
Sub - Delfouneso 0%
Sub - Davies 0%
Sub - Oliver 0%