evo wrote:The reason prices are going through the roof is because of people glory hunting and supporting the big clubs. They have so many fans and audience through TV and the media that the money going around is stupidly high.
Proper fans are now being pushed out of football due to ticket prices going up at clubs because they need money to compeat with the big clubs. You honestly don't know how annoyed I get when I see people walking about in my town with a Celtic, Rangers, Man Utd, Chelsea etc. shirt on, makes me just want to go and punch them and ram some sense into their brains. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CLUB.
I know there is alot of Americans and people who do not have good leagues in their area but the reason the league is not big is because people like you would rather watch the EPL in your armchair than get out, pay the money to your local clubs and leagues. When Man Utd or Chelsea win something it doesn't affect you one bit, but if your local club wins it then you can actually have pride in it.
Yes we all idolise the great players like Ronaldo and it's good to watch them but whem I train, I don't do it because I want to be like them, I train to bring pride to my club. I don't want to win trophies for Manchester, I'll do it for Dundee.
Here's how the TV money works
This is 07/08
The Premier League’s TV broadcasting deals brings in £2.7 billion over three years. Of this, £22.8 million is paid to every Premier League club as part of an equal share of revenue. On top of this, clubs are paid prize-money relative to their final position in the league (Manchester United got £14.4 million, Derby got £720,000) and then earnings from the live matches in which they are featured (Manchester United, with 25 matches, made £12.1 million, while Derby got the guaranteed minimum payment for clubs no-one watches of £5.6m)
In saying that Fulham got £31 million for surviving the relegation battle, more that what Chelsea got for coming 2nd in 2006/2007
What went in altogether from TV from those 3 years: £815 million
What Abromivich has put into Chealsa in the last 4 years: £578 million
Thats not including all the rejected bids he's made and nowhere near the amount City will have available to them
I'm not arguing btw just throwing some facts out there