Cash cow is all it is ....beer n food prices they charge in the stadium would make even our custodian,self appointed, wince in disbelief (& give him ideas) ....as for match day tickets @Concretebob is spot on, its a total ripoff aimed at wringing every last penny out of 'customers'Cheapest tickets are £36!
Want those posted? Extra £2.50. Print at home using your own ink, paper and printer? An extra £1!
Wembley really is a total rip off.
I know that we outnumbered York fairly comprehensively when we were there.
But surely this Saturday is going to be a little ridiculous?
Tranmere average ~10 times the crowds that Boreham Wood get, and presumably have a much bigger latent fan base as well.
Boreham Wood will probably have some commuter belt day-trippers there who won't be able to name a single player.....but I still suspect it'll be rather uneven in the stands!
but surely that is the beauty and thrill of lower league football - the chance that a little club can fight their way up the leagues and clash with some of the bigger names. Should we not embrace it?
that was the adrenalin hit we had in the '80's, li'l Oxford playing Liverpoo and Spurs and Forest...
Or, we could treat them (us?) like MOTD does and smother them in perfunctory platitudes and admire their bravery and adopt a supercilious and demeaning demeanour to people who really care about their local team
As an aside someone at work came round selling raffle tickets for their local non-league football team ("Oh, you won't have heard of them") the other day - turns out it was Histon, now in the Eastern Counties League (same level as Hellenic) playing the likes of Ipswich Wanderers etc.
Generally, dont mind the odd 'plucky underdog' get promotion, as long as they are not from the south east (Stevenage, Barnet, Crawley, Dagenham etc) who rarely add anything different. Saying that, I also agree there are a few traditional league clubs who have more than 'served their time' in the conference and that I would welcome back (Tranmere, WRexham, Torquay, York, Kiddie, Stockport plus a couple in the North East).
SAme with Prem/Championship - it is good to get new faces going up, and big names go down occasionally, etc, but it is always a bit sad to see some of the traditional giants unable to get themselves back up within a few years. Fully functioning versions of the likes of Villa, Leeds, Forest and one or two others would at the very least restore a solid second tier in the top flight, (if not challenging higher), rather than everyone from 7th down just aiming to avoid relegation.
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