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Scottish Outrage Proves Truth Of Rip-Off England

8 years ago

I heard that fans were outraged north of the border when ticket prices were revealed for the Scottish Cup Final, so decided to investigate just how bad things were compared to what we now take for granted in England.

I heard about the outrage in Scotland in the same week that I read Manchester City v West Brom match last Monday night had seen the Baggies charged £56….

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The shame of English football

The Scottish Cup Final is between St.Johnstone & Dundee United and it is the Federation of Dundee United Supporters’ Clubs who have began campaigning against the ticket prices.

Their statement;

“The Federation of Dundee United Supporters’ Clubs wish to express their extreme shock and anger at the prices quoted.

“We express our concerns that the prices for both sets of fans will make the game out of reach for the majority who may wish to attend the game.”

“Scottish football’s showpiece game should be as highly attended as possible but these prices will result in a significantly reduced attendance.”

The prices St.Johnstone and Dundee United fans will have to pay?

Adults £28 or £35 and kids/OAPs £10.

One fan is quoted;

“It’s working out at about £130 for tickets and travel for a family of four, before a pint!”

When I’m reading this it makes me think that I’m daydreaming, and reading some bit of nostalgia from ten or fifteen years ago, and it sums up to me how over a period of time we have become immune to any shock or true anger at what has happened in England.

If we got to a Cup Final then for most of us it would be a case of sell anything that moves to help pay for your ticket, sadly just having to accept that is the price on the ticket.

That great quote from the Dundee United fan about it costing £130 for a family of four to go to the Cup Final is great timing, when I go to the Emirates on Monday night then it will cost around that just for my ticket and travel! If I was taking the family we’d be cancelling our Summer holidays!

So £28/£35 and £10 for kids/OAPs in Scotland for the Cup Final, how does that compare to England?

Well there are four categories on sale to Hull and Arsenal fans and these are £45, £65, £85 and £115, with that cheapest category of £45 (and the £115 category) said to be very limited.

So for fans attending the Wembley showpiece the vast majority will be paying either £65 or £85, so we can say roughly £75 on average.

What about kids/OAPs? In  England they get a ‘massive’ £10 knocked off, so on average the very young and old will be paying £65!

It is truly shameful what has happened in English football with the creation of the Premier League being the catalyst for greed throughout the English game to become endemic.

No wonder German fans in particular look at English ticket prices and simply can’t understand why the supporters aren’t doing something about it.


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