How can we make football better value for money?

Metro

Fans arrive at the stadium for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and QPR (Picture: Getty Images)

It strikes me that we don’t need a publicly funded institution to carry out a costly survey to tell us something we have know for a considerable time.

The price of football is too expensive.

From my own club’s point of view, it has taken just 21 years to see the cost of a ticket to a Premier League football match rise from a minimum of £3 to £32, a rise of 967 per cent.

In the same time, the price of gold has risen only 358 per cent and even petrol only 183 per cent.

It is clear that football fans and their dedication to their team has seen them become cash cows to the clubs and the governing bodies that should be looking after their interests, but what is the real…

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