Newcastle United Worse Value For Money Than Stoke?!!
Each year ING Direct Bank produce a ‘Value League’, which compares Premier League clubs’ season ticket costs with their Premier League performance and entertainment value.
Obviously it is less than scientific and in 2011 we just avoided relegation (in the ‘Value For Money’ league!) by finishing seventeenth and James Perch was included in the top 20 Value For Money/Entertaining Players, maybe they had a premonition….
How we are placed only eighth after this season just gone is beyond me, especially with Stoke ahead of us! They must pay people to go and watch that rubbish!
Top 20 “Value For Money’ Clubs
1. Man City 2. Wigan 3. West Brom 4. Man Utd 5. Norwich 6. Stoke 7. Swansea 8. Newcastle 9. Everton 10. Bolton 11. Blackburn Rovers 12. Sunderland 13. Fulham 14. Aston Villa 15. Arsenal 16. Chelsea 17. Tottenham 18. Wolves 19. Liverpool 20. QPR
The survey also asked people if they would renew their season tickets next season.
Of the Newcastle United fans, 2% said they wouldn’t renew if prices went up, 6% said they wouldn’t renew regardless next season and 9% were undecided.
When the same question was asked of Manchester United fans, a total of 56% weren’t committing to definitely renewing.
As for the Top 20 Value For Money / Entertaining Players, I can see why Demba gets in at No.2 but Charlie Adam (12th) and Joey Barton (16th), they are definitely having a laugh!
1. Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 2. Demba Ba (Newcastle) 3. Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur) 4. Clint Dempsey (Fulham) 5. Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea) 6. Grant Holt (Norwich City) 7. Ayegbeni Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers) 8. Peter Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion) 9. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) 10. Phil Jones (Manchester United) 11. Scott Sinclair (Swansea) 12. Charlie Adam (Liverpool) 13. Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) 14. Seb Larsson (Sunderland) 15. Stephen Fletcher (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 16. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) 17. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) 18. Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) 19. Leighton Baines (Everton) 20. Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic)
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