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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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So 37% of Newcastle fans are considering giving up season tickets and that makes the headline, even though 36% of ManU fans are also thinking of giving their ticket up?

 

Typical of the media.

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So 37% of Newcastle fans are considering giving up season tickets and that makes the headline, even though 36% of ManU fans are also thinking of giving their ticket up?

 

Typical of the media.

 

exactly, 36% of Man utd fans is more than 37% of newcastle fans(well im guessing they have more season ticket holders than us)  so surely the better headline is with man utd fans.

 

 

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37% of 49500 (just taking that as if the away fans had a full allocation and we had a full house) = 18315

36% of 73000 (give or take of course) = 26280

 

point proven.

 

 

And Ive also just realised, why is it only us and west ham who are claimed as 1 in 3, surely 36% can be claimed as 1 in 3. ???

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This was ALWAYS going to happen with the club in the state it is now - doubt whether such a high percentage would do so if the club had been doing well, but times are tough and football will feel the pinch like everything else...this recession will last at least 2 years.

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This was ALWAYS going to happen with the club in the state it is now - doubt whether such a high percentage would do so if the club had been doing well, but times are tough and football will feel the pinch like everything else...this recession will last at least 2 years.

 

Yep, the prem league as a whole need to have a serious look at themselves.

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So 37% of Newcastle fans are considering giving up season tickets and that makes the headline, even though 36% of ManU fans are also thinking of giving their ticket up?

 

Typical of the media.

 

exactly, 36% of Man utd fans is more than 37% of newcastle fans(well im guessing they have more season ticket holders than us)  so surely the better headline is with man utd fans.

 

 

 

I think it means we are more at risk because we are more reliant on season ticket sales than Man Utd, they have income coming in from all over the world. 

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So 37% of Newcastle fans are considering giving up season tickets and that makes the headline, even though 36% of ManU fans are also thinking of giving their ticket up?

 

Typical of the media.

 

exactly, 36% of Man utd fans is more than 37% of newcastle fans(well im guessing they have more season ticket holders than us)  so surely the better headline is with man utd fans.

 

 

 

I think it means we are more at risk because we are more reliant on season ticket sales than Man Utd, they have income coming in from all over the world. 

 

Nah - more likely that nothing can be said against those thousands of Glory Hunters (with an H) from Surrey.

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