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Hi All,

Can I draw your attention to something that a number of Wolves fans are trying to get going. If you can help us spread the world and lift the profile it would be very much appreciated. The twitter account is http://twitter.com/takebackthegame and the facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-back-the-game/193128317432083. Please follow and like.

The main problem

Ticket prices

As we all know, the ticket prices in modern football are astronomical for the average working-class fan. £39 for an adult to watch Wolves vs Newcastle. This is just one example, there are hundreds of clubs fleecing fans for as much as they can get. You may not feel the crunch at the moment, but you may do soon. Many are feeling it at the moment. Young people, retired persons and just your average working-class male are being priced out. You only have to go to a pub in the Black Country to see how many are not attending games – when they may do so if ticket prices were lower.

What a few of us propose

Based on the Stockholm derby protest

I wish for this to happen at Molineux against Sunderland on December 4th (KO 4pm). Why this game? This game because we believe it may give us sufficient time to contact Sunderland supporter groups to join us in our protest and to help spread the word amongst Wolves fans. However, the game is also televised by Sky – so if the protest was successful (hopefully banners will be included) then the message will be sent world-wide and may possibly be picked up by the media (at least social networks).

Why you should at least accept a protest / boycott and why we urge you to join us

A poll on Molineux Mix recently showed that 62 people were in favour of a boycott of Chelsea away whilst 40 weren’t. This number is far too high in the no’s and must be changed before we undertake anything – without real majority support of the Wolves fans our attempts will be futile.

• You may not be able to pass on your love of football to your family

• Many young people being priced out – most people acknowledge they often bring the hostile atmosphere which makes Molineux a fortress (at the moment a cemetery – and not just this season, since we’ve been promoted the atmosphere hasn’t been amazing – compared to 03/04)

• Normal walk up fans – who are in the pubs which can now show games legally

• New stadium is on the way – where are our extra fans going to come from? We need to adjust our pricing to get them back in the addiction that is following the Wolves live

Few Questions

What’s the point in a protest? Isn’t that just detrimental to the team?

First of all, I’d probably say your right. But you have to remember it would only be for 10 minutes and then the atmosphere would hopefully be explosive again. Some Huddersfield fans (IIRC) have attempted a protest against United about the ticket prices they were charged for their derby – it received coverage by various media sites such as the Guardian and was supported by the FSF. You have to remember – we may be the trigger factor that has a snowball effect. We are premier league are we not? We have more coverage than Huddersfield United. What we propose has the potential to receive world wide attention to the fact its on sky.

Will you co-operate with Wolves or act alone on this?

Firmly of the view that we should co-operate with Wolves FC and make it clear that this is NOT a protest against Wolves ticket prices (even though Wolves ticket price example was used). This IS a protest against extortionate prices charged by clubs in modern football to normal fans who just want to have a good laugh with their mates on a Saturday.

I support you. What can I do to help?

Spread the word however you can. Chain yourself to the subway, set up a stall, use the internet, tell your mates in the pub. Anything.

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi All,

Can I draw your attention to something that a number of Wolves fans are trying to get going. If you can help us spread the world and lift the profile it would be very much appreciated. The twitter account is http://twitter.com/takebackthegame and the facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-back-the-game/193128317432083. Please follow and like.

The main problem

Ticket prices

As we all know, the ticket prices in modern football are astronomical for the average working-class fan. £39 for an adult to watch Wolves vs Newcastle. This is just one example, there are hundreds of clubs fleecing fans for as much as they can get. You may not feel the crunch at the moment, but you may do soon. Many are feeling it at the moment. Young people, retired persons and just your average working-class male are being priced out. You only have to go to a pub in the Black Country to see how many are not attending games when they may do so if ticket prices were lower.

What a few of us propose

Based on the Stockholm derby protest

I wish for this to happen at Molineux against Sunderland on December 4th (KO 4pm). Why this game? This game because we believe it may give us sufficient time to contact Sunderland supporter groups to join us in our protest and to help spread the word amongst Wolves fans. However, the game is also televised by Sky so if the protest was successful (hopefully banners will be included) then the message will be sent world-wide and may possibly be picked up by the media (at least social networks).

Why you should at least accept a protest / boycott and why we urge you to join us

A poll on Molineux Mix recently showed that 62 people were in favour of a boycott of Chelsea away whilst 40 werent. This number is far too high in the nos and must be changed before we undertake anything without real majority support of the Wolves fans our attempts will be futile.

You may not be able to pass on your love of football to your family

Many young people being priced out most people acknowledge they often bring the hostile atmosphere which makes Molineux a fortress (at the moment a cemetery and not just this season, since weve been promoted the atmosphere hasnt been amazing compared to 03/04)

Normal walk up fans who are in the pubs which can now show games legally

New stadium is on the way where are our extra fans going to come from? We need to adjust our pricing to get them back in the addiction that is following the Wolves live

Few Questions

Whats the point in a protest? Isnt that just detrimental to the team?

First of all, Id probably say your right. But you have to remember it would only be for 10 minutes and then the atmosphere would hopefully be explosive again. Some Huddersfield fans (IIRC) have attempted a protest against United about the ticket prices they were charged for their derby it received coverage by various media sites such as the Guardian and was supported by the FSF. You have to remember we may be the trigger factor that has a snowball effect. We are premier league are we not? We have more coverage than Huddersfield United. What we propose has the potential to receive world wide attention to the fact its on sky.

Will you co-operate with Wolves or act alone on this?

Firmly of the view that we should co-operate with Wolves FC and make it clear that this is NOT a protest against Wolves ticket prices (even though Wolves ticket price example was used). This IS a protest against extortionate prices charged by clubs in modern football to normal fans who just want to have a good laugh with their mates on a Saturday.

I support you. What can I do to help?

Spread the word however you can. Chain yourself to the subway, set up a stall, use the internet, tell your mates in the pub. Anything.

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks

Our season tickets are already dirt cheap. Mind you the product we are currently watching is so much rubbish that they might as well give them away - the crowds still wouldn't turn up. and we have far more important things to protest about like our rubbish manager and our out of touch owners to bother about the price of tickets.

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You've come to the right place for a protest!

As GB says, Rovers have been excellent in providing some of the cheapest tickets in all 4 leagues. Although I do agree that the ticket prices at places like Chelsea, Arsenal etc are excluding the average fan from going.

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You've come to the wrong place mate. Our ticket prices are absolutely phemomenal, and have been for a few years now. Season tickets wise we're regularly in the top 5 cheapest in the entire football league (all 4 divisions). We're actually lucky enough to support a club who have already acted on the complaints you have and who are really pioneers for decently priced football.

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I did realise when I posted on here that you have really good pricing for home games, but you also have to consider your fans that go to away matches, such as Chelsea at £50.00, Man City at £38, etc.

Our matchday prices arent cheap for most games and away fans would probably complain about our prices so you have a point. Also the likes of villa are now charging us £40 so its getting well out of hand.

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I did realise when I posted on here that you have really good pricing for home games, but you also have to consider your fans that go to away matches, such as Chelsea at £50.00, Man City at £38, etc.

Of the 3 away games i went to last season,2 of them was for £10 each (Bolton and Wigan) the other was actually at Wolves funnily enough,but that was only because it was the last game of the season.

Personally I would urge supporters of ALL teams to boycott games if they don`t like the prices,regardless of who you play.

I know for some supporters money is no object,however for the majority it is a luxury we cannot justify spending our hard earned cash on.If it is a good deal then i will go,if it isn`t i won`t.

If you want my advice boycott the expensive games,then the ticket prices will drop.It worked for us and it can work for you and other supporters too.

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I did realise when I posted on here that you have really good pricing for home games, but you also have to consider your fans that go to away matches, such as Chelsea at £50.00, Man City at £38, etc.

Even with train fares etc on top I think £165 for an almost season ticket is incredible value at Rovers. Away games though, agree we should boycott but the big clubs would be delighted with that as they could rip off their own fans instead as they don't want to sell any tickets to us in the first place. It's a dilema.

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In terms of season ticket prices at Ewood no Rovers supporter can complain. There is very little more the club could do (other than giving season tickets away) in an attempt to deliver affordable Premier League football to supporters.

My only gripe with Rovers is their policy regarding away supporters. I am a great believer that we should charge away supporters at Ewood the same as we get charged away. For example if Chelsea charge £50 for a ticket to Stamford Bridge we should be charging their supporters the same figure to come to Ewood.

The most annoying part of it is when we give United 8,000 tickets in the Darwen End and only charge £30 odd, whilst our supporters have to pay £45 to go to Old Trafford and get treated like animals by the police and stewards. The club claim there is nothing they can do to avoid this, I'm fairly sure there is a way around it, like when United include their 'membership fee' into ticket charges.

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Just to give you an update - 300 followers on twitter in the first few hours, local press getting involved, website nearly set up, banners and flyers have been ordered and quite a lot of Sunderland fans are passing the message around. It's looking like a possibility.

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Our matchday prices arent cheap for most games and away fans would probably complain about our prices so you have a point. Also the likes of villa are now charging us £40 so its getting well out of hand.

Forgive me if I have got this wrong, but I understand that PL rules are in place forbidding clubs from charging away fans more than the home fans for corresponding seating facilities at all PL matches ??

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Forgive me if I have got this wrong, but I understand that PL rules are in place forbidding clubs from charging away fans more than the home fans for corresponding seating facilities at all PL matches ??

Thats correct i.e say Rovers charge £35 for walk on's in the BBurn End then they can only charge spurs fan's the same in the opposite end. Not sure were your pulling me up on this like ? Some clubs have ways of getting around it occasionally.

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Thats correct i.e say Rovers charge £35 for walk on's in the BBurn End then they can only charge spurs fan's the same in the opposite end. Not sure were your pulling me up on this like ? Some clubs have ways of getting around it occasionally.

Sorry Tomphil if you thought I was pulling you up...that was not even in my mind. What I was referring to was the shocking price of £40 for Rovers fans at Villa, and questioning whether the Villa fans would be charged the same. or not?

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Sorry Tomphil if you thought I was pulling you up...that was not even in my mind. What I was referring to was the shocking price of £40 for Rovers fans at Villa, and questioning whether the Villa fans would be charged the same. or not?

Ok pal i see what you mean now. I too think clubs should charge like for like although Newcastle charged us £26 but we will prob charge them at least £35 so i suppose it balances out over a season.

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Driving back with the girlfriend to Lancashire from Basel, Switzerland in a couple of weeks to see our families, we booked a couple of nights in Manchester and thought (even though she's not bothered) I'd book a couple of cheap tickets in the Darwen End for the Chelsea game, but wasn't expecting it to cost £70

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What disgusts me the most is that some of these clubs who charge ridiculous ticket prices are already seeing crowds of 40/50/60,000 per game...nothing but utter greed! :angry2:

Rovers are one of a few clubs who have listened to the fans but I suppose it is a case of necessity in this part of poor merry England.

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Reciprical pricing is against Premier League rules (i.e. charging them what they charged you), as is charging different sets of fans different amounts to sit in the same quality of seats.

Thats why some clubs have made the behind goal seating (traditionally where away fans are seated) the dearest walk-on seats, and also why some clubs have set-up matchday discounts for members in those areas - so that home fans can pay say £10 to become a member and get a members discounted seat every game (whereas this doesnt make sense for the away fans who are only going to visit once a season).

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