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Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by LoxfordIron » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:03 pm

West Ham United Nil, Norwich City One!
My first post, I’ll pre-apologies as it’s not an introduction as I’m writing out of frustration. Let me explain.
One of the selling points for galvanising fans to support the move to the London Stadium was affordable football, but what do they consider affordable football and what are you getting for your money?
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In my opinion a poor view, miles from the pitch and zero connection with the players, which was never the case at Upton Park. No matter where you were in the ground, including the very last row of the west-upper, you still felt included and I say that out of experience.
If West Ham really cared for affordable football, our most expensive season tickets would be well below the £1000 mark and there’s plenty of justification for the club to live up to their word. In actual fact, when they say affordable football they meant for a very small group of people who couldn’t feel any more disconnected from the game if they were on the Moon!
You’re probably thinking I’m a bit bitter and twisted having a ticket in the cheap seats, but honestly that’s not the case. At Upton Park I was in Chav Corner, my seat cost £560. When me and my mates moved we went to the upper-tier to accommodate my mates Dad who’s in his 60s and needs quick access in and out. We’re in block 215, front-row, next to the stairs. The view isn’t bad, but it’s not marvellous either and having sat elsewhere in the ground both upper and lower tiers, being in the ‘cheap seats’ is definitely not value for money.
So why mention Norwich? Well it’s big news in the football world that they have implemented an initiative for all home Premier League tickets to be capped at £30 pounds, which is affordable football.
A quote from Ben Kensell, Norwich City COO:
“We believe as a football club that we have phenomenal support and we shouldn’t price people out of football, so we decided that if £30 is fair for away supporters, then £30 is also fair for home supporters considering the price of a home ticket the last time we were in the Premier League."
You can read the full article here: [https://www.theguardian.com/…/norwich-c ... rrow-road-…](https://www.theguardian.com/…/norwich-c ... rrow-road-…)
Even Norwich City’s season tickets are reasonably priced no matter where you are in the ground, which you can view here: [https://files.canaries.co.uk/canaries/ST1920Prices.pdf](https://files.canaries.co.uk/canaries/ST1920Prices.pdf)
They’re a newly promoted club, so you may be thinking that of course they shouldn’t have season ticket prices that match ours as they’re not established in our league, but let’s use another example - Manchester City, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup Champions; the first ever team to do the domestic treble.
For the 2019/20 season, Man City’s dearest season ticket is £940 and their cheapest is £310. In both cases they’re cheaper than our most expensive and our cheapest.
Article from the MEN: [https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... y-season-t…](https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... y-season-t…)
One last example are some of the European giants. Bayern Munich cheapest season ticket was €140 or £127 and their most expensive €667. A season ticket in Borussia Dortmund’s famous yellow wall will set you back €215 or £191. You can read the full article here: [https://www.espn.co.uk/…/bayern-munich- ... son-ticket…](https://www.espn.co.uk/…/bayern-munich- ... son-ticket…)
Other giant European clubs sell their cheapest and most expensive season tickets at:
Team
Most expensive season ticket, £
Cheapest season ticket, £
Barcelona
634.81
172.23
Athletico Madrid
963.96
257.61
Real Madrid
1460.07
177
Real Betis
721.31
239.33
Article here: [https://www.theguardian.com/…/football- ... ces-premie…](https://www.theguardian.com/…/football- ... ces-premie…)
So how can the club talk about affordable football when some of Europe’s elite are cheaper to watch then our club? The revenue the club makes from season ticket sales is dwarfed by that of the TV money, so why can they not be a leader and really offer cheap season tickets?
By gentrifying the club they’ll eventually kill off what makes it special - The supporters who have sang the club anthems with passion, who follow the club far and wide and who have stood by the club through thin and thinner.
Make football really affordable before the soul of the game is taken forever.
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by Thames » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:14 pm

It's late, anything briefer? ;)
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by dagenhamdave » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:47 pm

If that's your first post good luck with the rest. ;)
Perhaps you should save money and watch Norwich? :lol:
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by Ironworksfc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Lost interest after the first paragraph
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by Whiskyman » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:02 am

FFS here we go again. Basic economics lesson. Stadium sold out every game = tickets are either correctly priced or too cheap. If the stadium wasn't sold out then tickets might be too expensive. Too far from the pitch ? Obviously the people buying the tickets, and we've been there 3 seasons now, don't think so.

I suspect the green eyed monster. Can't afford it mate ? Get a better paying job FFS.
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by deanox » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 am

Move on :lol:
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by Parry Hotter » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:47 am

Whens all this cunting off about Upton Park gonna stop. Weve fucking moved and we aint moving back ever. Cant turn back the clock so cant we just fucking deal with it.
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by punkrockhammer » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:14 am

I got two front row seats just to the side of the goal Arnautovic scored in for the FA Cup game against Birmingham for a tenner each

I’d say that’s affordable

As for the sightlines, from about seven rows back to the centre of the bottom tier, they are pretty good

Try and get seats in that kind of band
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by eskimo joe » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 pm

Parry Hotter wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:47 am
Whens all this cunting off about Upton Park gonna stop. Weve fucking moved and we aint moving back ever. Cant turn back the clock so cant we just fucking deal with it.
Course you can...they get turned back at least once a year. More if i need an excuse to be late for work. :D
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Re: Norwich 1 West Ham 0

Post by Dwayne Pipes » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:02 pm

Most bleating about Upton Park only went there every other week us poor fuckers had to live over that way
They spent a couple of quid in the local businesses 19days a year then harp on about the community dying.
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