Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens
Don't even get me started on "fans" leaving before the end of matches. It's the bottom worst. North Stand at OT is dreadful for it. Even the Newcastle match on Boxing Day there were some leaving with 10 minutes left in THAT game and the stand I was in started emptying as soon as we scored. I don't see how that extra 5 minutes really makes any difference either. Maybe if you've got a train to catch and it's the last train but that's barely ever the reason for leaving early. It's not even that difficult getting away from OT either. We always park on the cricket ground and get away pretty easily even with the traffic.
As for the ticket prices, that wont change for a very long time. Demand exceeds supply so price keeps going up. It's simple business really. From that point of view I can't really blame clubs that much. People will pay the prices so as business men why wouldn't they charge higher prices when people will pay at that price. City sending 1000 or whatever number of tickets back is encouraging but they're were still a fair amount who paid the prices. Away tickets might get something done if fans keep boycotting away tickets at prices like that but if those types of fans boycott home matches then there's always a fan who's probably less of a supporter who will pay the inflated ticket price and until every set of fan starts boycotting ticket prices then they'll keep rising for as long as clubs can get away with it.
What I do is just pay the price for a 16-17 and get in with that ticket.