The match fixing scandals
Any liverpool fans on here? What do you think of the mass walkout?
I don't think it's just Liverpool fans that are annoyed over ticket prices. I've heard that Arsenal fans have also expressed their displeasure over the cost of tickets.
My question is why walk out after 77 minutes?
The new ticket price is £77
It just seemed pointless as by that time the game is almost over.
The only walk out I saw was from quite a few Man City fans, followed by shouts of "Is there a fire drill" from the Leicester fans.
I suppose it was symbolic but, on the basis that the bin dippers play a load of bolics at the mo, it was pretty pointless.
The match fixing scandals about 20 years ago spoilt the whole thing for me. The last time I went to a football game was 13th May 1998 Chelsea Vs Stuttgart. And the only reason why I got in to see that one was because I was in Stockholm at the time and some bloke's friend got arrested in a punch up the night before the match, so he had a spare ticket. All I had to do was buy him a couple of beers. That night I was staying in a hostel sharing a room with 5 Stuttgart fans. After telling them how proud they should be of their team, and that ok they lost (and please don't beat me up just because I'm English) I was able to sit down with them and have a few beers without fear of being stabbed while I slept.
Im still in love with the game, its been with me all my life really.
Last game I got to was the Boxing day game ( Spurs) against Norwich City.
Its not cheap but, for me, worth every penny. Its not like im out on the beer every weekend or anything so the money spent is worth it.
I don't think the English game ( Premier league ) is corrupt, certainly all of the money syphoned off by agents and strange contracts in transfers is something to be looking at but, essentially, its probably more honest now than its ever been.
Im not convinced about the lower leagues though, plenty of scope for far eastern syndicates to offer huge sums to players to throw games.