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One in three Hammers and Magpies fans think of giving up season tickets

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More than one in three West Ham and Newcastle United fans are considering giving up their season-tickets, according to research.

 

Virgin Money's Football Fans' Inflation Index, which has tracked match day costs since January 2006, says die-hard supporters could give up their tickets as the credit crunch bites.

 

While 24 per cent of season-ticket holders are considering cancelling, with three per cent thinking about giving up going to all games and 21 per cent considering cancelling and buying tickets when it suits, the survey says clubs most at risk are West Ham, Newcastle and Blackburn, where as many as 37 per cent are having second thoughts about renewing.

 

Even fans of Premiership and European champions Manchester United are feeling the pinch with 36 per cent considering giving up season tickets.

 

Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, said: "Over the past 15 years football inflation has consistently exceeded ordinary inflation and the industry may well now pay the price for its short-sightedness in allowing that to happen.

 

"At the end of the day watching football is a leisure activity and it would be very surprising if it was immune from the sharp effects of the recession, particularly at the top end of the game where prices are so high."

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I am considering it but its not to do with apathy but more all the fixture changes and the effects its having on my wallet...

How much do you normally pay from Glasgow to the toon? Must be a lovely trip down on a May summer morning down the east coast.

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I am considering it but its not to do with apathy but more all the fixture changes and the effects its having on my wallet...

How much do you normally pay from Glasgow to the toon? Must be a lovely trip down on a May summer morning down the east coast.

 

Usually pay £20-£25 and have to get from Cardross to Glasgow first, if booked early enough can get a single for about £9. I do not have a problem with that and have paid that price give or take a fiver either way since I have been coming down but both the Spurs and Everton game I had already booked and when I went to book another train for the changed fixture they have been looking at another £60.

 

Early kick offs on a Sunday are fucking me up too...

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