Power to the people’s game

IN THE MID-70s and 1980s, football started to become very unfashionable. In some quarters, you were almost embarrassed to say you were a regular fan. You couldn’t give away tickets at some clubs. And it was still relatively cheap to watch the game. In 1975, a ticket at a First Division game was around £ 1.50 – that represented 6.5% of the weekly wage. In 2013, a seat at the Emirates Stadium for an Arsenal Premier League game could cost £50 – 13% of the weekly wage.  So, in relative terms, football is twice as expensive as it was 40 … Continue reading Power to the people’s game