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View dingdong's Profile dingdong Flag bognor regis 03 Nov 19 10.22am Send a Private Message to dingdong Add dingdong as a friend

how expensive would it have to become to watch a game before you stopped going

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 03 Nov 19 10.37am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

For me I've become quite used to watching on a stream.

 

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View exiled eagle's Profile exiled eagle Flag Southampton 03 Nov 19 10.48am Send a Private Message to exiled eagle Add exiled eagle as a friend

Itís got that way now mate.
Ticket prices.
Train travel prices.
Means now that I can only make it to about 5 games a season.

Having so many games changed for tv also makes it hard to plan games to attend.

Still buy my membership every year though.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 03 Nov 19 10.51am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by exiled eagle

Itís got that way now mate.
Ticket prices.
Train travel prices.
Means now that I can only make it to about 5 games a season.

Having so many games changed for tv also makes it hard to plan games to attend.

Still buy my membership every year though.

When I was a young man people who didn't go on a regular basis home and away were plastics to be sneered at. However I think you are right these days I am amazed anyone can afford to be one of the "never miss a game" crowd. Apart from the cost as you say its the constant changing of fixture dates and times it must play havoc with peoples' relationships.

Edited by Badger11 (03 Nov 2019 10.53am)

 


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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 03 Nov 19 11.22am Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

Originally posted by exiled eagle

Itís got that way now mate.
Ticket prices.
Train travel prices.
Means now that I can only make it to about 5 games a season.

Having so many games changed for tv also makes it hard to plan games to attend.

Still buy my membership every year though.

ditto, though I do try and manage an annual away day, fancy Villa this year - never been - love to go to Norwich too but it's Jan 1. I won't make Selhurst till the new year.

 

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View Mwncisee's Profile Mwncisee Flag Middlesbrough 03 Nov 19 11.41am Send a Private Message to Mwncisee Add Mwncisee as a friend

It's a hard decision I had to make a few years ago.

not living in London I have spent most of my life going to away games with my father. Used to go to around 10 to 14 a season. Basically any game in the North and we used to try to make at least one homage to Selhurst a season

Few years ago a health issue meant I had to have a change of career, actually to a career i am much happier in but came with a 40% reduction in my salary.

I had to look to see where I could save money, and going to away games comes at a real cost. ticket £30 to £45, petrol money is at least £25 to £40 (depending on how far to travel. Food is say another £15 to £20. roughly added up to around £100 per match. £1000 to £1300 (ish) a year.

A shame and I accept my circumstances really work against it but now I just do not go to any. Streams and televised matches are in reality a lot cheaper and more accessible for most.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 03 Nov 19 12.14pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

When I was a young man people who didn't go on a regular basis home and away were plastics to be sneered at.

Only by dickheads whose opinions shouldn't matter anyway

 

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View Sansbup's Profile Sansbup Flag Normandy 03 Nov 19 12.44pm Send a Private Message to Sansbup Add Sansbup as a friend

I make one new away ground each season (still trying to visit as many as possible), but I also try and get to Selhurst once per season too. Pensioner living in rural France = too expensive.

But I do watch every match on a stream...

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 03 Nov 19 12.48pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Only by dickheads whose opinions shouldn't matter anyway

I did say when I was a young man.

 


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View DeanMiles's Profile DeanMiles Flag Telford 03 Nov 19 1.00pm Send a Private Message to DeanMiles Add DeanMiles as a friend

Already have unfortunately. Over £100 just for train and match ticket.

I've got 2 young kids at home so can't afford to do it as my money goes on them and other things now.

I go away games near me. Leicester, Villa and Wolves this season.

I watch every game on IPTV. It's not the same but at least I can watch them.

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View thechaddyboy's Profile thechaddyboy Flag Peterborough 03 Nov 19 1.54pm Send a Private Message to thechaddyboy Add thechaddyboy as a friend

Train & a ticket is around £100 for me, more if it's a Cat A game, a long day so add something to eat & drink on top & it's more than I can manage plus, even without hanging around after the game it's a 10am start & 8pm return.

 


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View mids-eagle's Profile mids-eagle Flag grantham 04 Nov 19 9.30am Send a Private Message to mids-eagle Add mids-eagle as a friend

I find it's actually cheaper overall watching palace in the prem. I travel from Grantham and there are a lot of matches in the capital which means cheaper train fares on the mainline to london.
Less games per season in the prem, and away tickets capped at £30. Watching matches in the championship would be more costly overall.
A season ticket saves overall and at least you can manage to sell tickets for most games that you cannot attend.

 

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