Football fans should not have to pay for lost revenues

SINCE the pandemic stopped normal life in its tracks, football has been bemoaning the loss of significant sums of matchday income that have pushed some clubs to the brink.  Eventually, fans will be allowed back in the stadiums and clubs will start generating cash from admission prices. Some clubs will have suffered more than others […]

It costs to watch London clubs like Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea

IF football is a supply and demand industry in England, then on first glance it appears to be working. Crowds in the Premier League are at their highest level since the 1950s and some clubs have waiting lists for season tickets that stretch back years and years. True, there is an argument that “modern football” […]

Non-League should throw carrots, but to the right people

INCREASINGLY, non-league football clubs have adopted a tactic they hope will entice fans of football league clubs to drop-by on a more frequent basis – the act of discounting admission if the fans have a season ticket of a Premier or Football League club I question this generous, and somewhat misguided approach, which does seem […]

Commentary Box: Throw carrots, but not to the wrong people

INCREASINGLY, non-league football clubs have adopted a tactic they hope will entice fans of football league clubs to drop-by on a more frequent basis – the act of discounting admission if the fans have a season ticket of a Premier or Football League club I question this generous, and somewhat misguided approach, which does seem […]

Sutton United deserve credit for their brave move

Sutton United could well turn out to be the most value-for-money club in British football in 2015-16. The Surrey-based club, once one of non-league football’s top sides (remember 1988-89 and Coventry City?), has taken the bold step of introducing £99 season tickets to try and lure more supporters to their home games. I’ve been to […]