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    The Working Man's Game

    Used to be.
    It doesn't seem to be in the Premier League (first division) any more.
    Differs depending on what continent perhaps?
    When did it change in the UK?
    Who was responsible?
    There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief

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    You can say the same for pubs..... how many went after work, compared to now?
    #FSGOUT

    we are liverpool football club, not fucking norwich.

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    Why should it just be the working man's game though?
    Everyone's entitled to watch,it's just the landscape has changed catering for everybody now. I'm not necessarily saying it's a good thing because it's not. Diluted atmosphere,less tickets available,corporate entitlement. All things that have detracted from what it used to be.
    It never used to be hard to get tickets for Anfield,plenty of local supporters clubs but since that membership/fan card started it's changed completely and it's very,very difficult now. Liverpool are the most watched team in the world now so it's not changing.
    There always seems to be this kind of hope or expectation that the bubble bursts and it goes back to something similar to before. Imagine a world where all clubs are fantastic owned or a large percentage owned like St Pauli in Hamburg. No corporate sponsorship allowed,the fans won't allow it. They could market that club into something huge but they don't want that. Fair play to them too.

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    It's a joke that most can't get a standard ticket for a match but if you're happy to fork out £300+ you'll get corporate no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teesred View Post
    Why should it just be the working man's game though?
    Everyone's entitled to watch,it's just the landscape has changed catering for everybody now.
    The point I was trying to make is that, in my perception, the "working man" is struggling to either afford the ticket prices, or get hold of tickets. Maybe it's just Liverpool FC where tickets are like gold dust unless you're either a ST holder, or member of the hundreds of supporters clubs around the world who have access to tickets. I have myself tried to join a local supporters group for a number of years, but there is such a waiting list I don't have a look in.
    There's so much money in the game, primarily I believe due to TV revenues, that it seems to me that "the working man" is being priced out.

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    https://youtu.be/CWzKXcsYju0?si=dxk3n-G0HEnvVPso
    It's a old one but possibly one of the funniest stories I've ever heard. Back when it was football for the working class 🤣🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by redebreck View Post
    The point I was trying to make is that, in my perception, the "working man" is struggling to either afford the ticket prices, or get hold of tickets. Maybe it's just Liverpool FC where tickets are like gold dust unless you're either a ST holder, or member of the hundreds of supporters clubs around the world who have access to tickets. I have myself tried to join a local supporters group for a number of years, but there is such a waiting list I don't have a look in.
    There's so much money in the game, primarily I believe due to TV revenues, that it seems to me that "the working man" is being priced out.
    Fair point mate, I wasnt having a Pop.
    I think working people got prices out a long time ago are certainly a lot of them did.
    Popularity means higher demand and increases unfortunately as we know.
    Just saw a story earlier about a man who's had to give his Wolves season tickets for him and his son. Can't justify the price increase so he's going to be watching Hednesford town
    They actually sent him a reply saying they'd be thrilled to have him and his son which I thought was nice.
    Another example of people being priced out.
    I've just renewed the memberships for me and my daughter but I'm not hopeful of a ticket again.
    There's some Facebook groups that sell tickets for more than face value and there's one that does raffles,bonus balls etc. They get hospitality at reduced rates too.

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    Just get yourself a season ticket, simples …

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller0863 View Post
    Just get yourself a season ticket, simples …
    Easy peasy. I'm 70 years old btw- can't even get on the waiting list!

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    Jajajajajaja miller...

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