Fans hit out at jump in Turf Moor season ticket prices

This Is Lancashire: Fans hit out at jump in Turf Moor season ticket prices Fans hit out at jump in Turf Moor season ticket prices

BURNLEY’S decision to increase season ticket prices by up to 50 per cent after the early bird deadline has been described as an ‘own goal’ by supporters.

The Clarets have already sold between 12,500 and 13,000 season tickets after freezing prices before the March 31 early bird deadline.

But they resumed sales yesterday with a significant price hike following the club’s promotion to the Premier League.

Adult prices now range between £685 and £499, having cost between £485 and £329 before the early bird deadline.

“It’s a classic own goal,” said supporter Angus Williamson.

“It doesn’t apply to me because I bought mine early, but I can understand that people aren’t happy with the prices.

“I think it will affect the attendance. I have a friend in the south who bought two season tickets last time we were in the Premier League but he’s refusing now, even though he can afford it.”

The new prices include a £100 ‘retainer’, which will be redeemed if fans buy a season ticket for the 2015/16 campaign.

“The retainer worries me, whether it sets a precedent and it’s something that will happen every year now for all fans,” Williamson added.

“I paid £485 and now they’re £585 with a £100 retainer on top of that.

“I think £535 would have been the right price given that the club is already receiving a windfall for promotion.”

Meg Steele, of the Central Lancs Clarets, said: “I don’t agree with the retainer because you don’t know what you’re going to be able to do in a year – whether you will be able to buy a season ticket.

“I’ve already got my season tickets but they are overpriced now.

“There should have been some sort of prize freeze.”

Alan Beecroft, of the Colne Clarets, said: “It seems expensive, but I did half expect it.

“Burnley is a poor town though and at that price I can’t see them selling them all.

“Can people afford it? Time will tell I suppose.”

Bev Todd, of Rossendale Clarets, added: “I think it’s too much. “We had a meeting of the supporters club last night and we were discussing it.

“I don’t think they should have added the £100 on.

“But I think the proper fans have already bought them, I bought mine in January, I’ve been a season ticket holder for 40 years.

“The people who are buying them now will be the one-season wonders.”

Joyce Haluk said: “The prices have gone up quite a bit and maybe some people might not be able to afford that, but the prices were bound to go up.

“Anybody could have got a ticket at the early bird price. People were maybe waiting to see how the team were doing.

“But for me those who only come when we’re in the Premier League aren’t the true fans.”

 

The Money Go Round...

The cost of watching football in the Premier League...and elsewhere

Everton’s cheapest season ticket is £544 rising to £719

Liverpool’s prices range from £710 to £869

Crystal Palace charge between £550 and £680

Manchester United’s season tickets are hard to get hold of but they cost between £532 and £950

Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450 to £799

Sunderland’s season pass for the Stadium of Light costs between £400 and £525

Newcastle charge between £378 and £722, although that top price includes access to a lounge

Aston Villa’s season tickets are between £335 and £615

The cheapest matchday ticket at Tottenham Hotspur for a Category C game is £47. They rise to £81 for a Category A game

Across London the dearest matchday ticket for a game at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is £126

The most expensive ticket for a Chelsea game is £87

German giants Bayern Munich sell a season ticket for the equivalent of £110, reputed to be the cheapest in Europe

The cheapest matchday ticket to watch Barcelona costs £76.51

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9:38am Wed 14 May 14

McClaret says...

But for me those who only come when we’re in the Premier League aren’t the true fans.”

But they could be season ticket holders for years to come couldn't they. So f'in one eyed it's amazing. On those principles we will never have a bigger fan base - nice one.
4th division with 2000 on, where were the magic 13000 fans then?
But for me those who only come when we’re in the Premier League aren’t the true fans.” But they could be season ticket holders for years to come couldn't they. So f'in one eyed it's amazing. On those principles we will never have a bigger fan base - nice one. 4th division with 2000 on, where were the magic 13000 fans then? McClaret
  • Score: 5

9:46am Wed 14 May 14

owd nick says...

Didn't have time to comment on the other thread yesterday so will chuck my pennyworth in now for what it's worth.

While I think the new price is extortionate I think the fans who are complaining need to look at themselves, the club very clearly stated that if they were promoted the prices would go up, but they would offer reduce "Early bird" prices to fans willing to gamble, and I believe that a significant number have done so, so well done to those of you who did so.

The "fans" who weren't willing to take the risk are going to have to pay more, although I didn't realise they were asking so much for ST's, to be honest for a club like Burnley to charge it's own fans so much is a bit of a joke.

And the £100 retainer is an absolute joke and stinks of money grabbing directors looking to fleece the fans for every penny they can get, so much for the close knit "family" club oft bragged about.

We are constantly told that Burnley will pick up around £120 million even if they finish last next season, surely to God this should have been taken into account when considering ticket pricing? Especially for their loyal fans.

Compare that to Rovers, my daughter and I take up the early bird option every year, cost have been frozen at around £600 between us for decent seats in the Jack Walker stand for several years now, long before Venky's took over.

Admittedly it was a long shot but our "carrot" last season was that had we been promoted we wouldn't be paying anymore next season, obviously it didn't come off but I am expecting a similar offer this season.

If I was a Burnley fan I would be pretty peed off right now even if I had taken the early bird offer.
Didn't have time to comment on the other thread yesterday so will chuck my pennyworth in now for what it's worth. While I think the new price is extortionate I think the fans who are complaining need to look at themselves, the club very clearly stated that if they were promoted the prices would go up, but they would offer reduce "Early bird" prices to fans willing to gamble, and I believe that a significant number have done so, so well done to those of you who did so. The "fans" who weren't willing to take the risk are going to have to pay more, although I didn't realise they were asking so much for ST's, to be honest for a club like Burnley to charge it's own fans so much is a bit of a joke. And the £100 retainer is an absolute joke and stinks of money grabbing directors looking to fleece the fans for every penny they can get, so much for the close knit "family" club oft bragged about. We are constantly told that Burnley will pick up around £120 million even if they finish last next season, surely to God this should have been taken into account when considering ticket pricing? Especially for their loyal fans. Compare that to Rovers, my daughter and I take up the early bird option every year, cost have been frozen at around £600 between us for decent seats in the Jack Walker stand for several years now, long before Venky's took over. Admittedly it was a long shot but our "carrot" last season was that had we been promoted we wouldn't be paying anymore next season, obviously it didn't come off but I am expecting a similar offer this season. If I was a Burnley fan I would be pretty peed off right now even if I had taken the early bird offer. owd nick
  • Score: 6

10:08am Wed 14 May 14

KPNuts8 says...

'ONE SEASON WONDERS', PROPER FANS' -HOW RUDE!! How about all the people who work, don't live near Turf Moor or even play or coach football and other sports at the weekend so are unable to commit to every home game?? Because people have hobbies, a job or participate and volunteer in amateur sports etc at a weekend meaning they cant attend every game doesn't mean they aren't true supports you smug people! not to mention the people who struggle to pay out the money for a season ticket! Many fans follow a team but in many different ways! At games when they can, radio, TV, internet, papers, through family and buying official merchandise. The worry for fans who cant commit to every game are the new on the door prices! what are they going to be? £42!? That will keep the fans desperate to watch a game when they can possibly stay away? And why do we want that? More fans the better!? Plus, if some fans where thinking about changing their weekend routine, by dropping hours or not participating in sports they wont do that now at them prices! And what about the fans saving up, what a hammer blow these prices will be! Many 'proper fans' who go every game just give the team abuse when they don't win or play well, its a big problem, and that's not support, even i f they do go every game! UTC!
'ONE SEASON WONDERS', PROPER FANS' -HOW RUDE!! How about all the people who work, don't live near Turf Moor or even play or coach football and other sports at the weekend so are unable to commit to every home game?? Because people have hobbies, a job or participate and volunteer in amateur sports etc at a weekend meaning they cant attend every game doesn't mean they aren't true supports you smug people! not to mention the people who struggle to pay out the money for a season ticket! Many fans follow a team but in many different ways! At games when they can, radio, TV, internet, papers, through family and buying official merchandise. The worry for fans who cant commit to every game are the new on the door prices! what are they going to be? £42!? That will keep the fans desperate to watch a game when they can possibly stay away? And why do we want that? More fans the better!? Plus, if some fans where thinking about changing their weekend routine, by dropping hours or not participating in sports they wont do that now at them prices! And what about the fans saving up, what a hammer blow these prices will be! Many 'proper fans' who go every game just give the team abuse when they don't win or play well, its a big problem, and that's not support, even i f they do go every game! UTC! KPNuts8
  • Score: 9

10:37am Wed 14 May 14

Jimbok says...

Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept.
We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.
Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept. We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all. Jimbok
  • Score: -1

10:38am Wed 14 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Mild overreaction from certain area's. Supporters were made aware of price rises and had the option of the early price to save money.

The board also honoured the Chairman's Pledge the last time the club were promoted in 2009 at a cost of over £2million.

This is Premier League football. You have a choice to support the team at this level or not. Turf Moor will be sold out for each home game.
Mild overreaction from certain area's. Supporters were made aware of price rises and had the option of the early price to save money. The board also honoured the Chairman's Pledge the last time the club were promoted in 2009 at a cost of over £2million. This is Premier League football. You have a choice to support the team at this level or not. Turf Moor will be sold out for each home game. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -8

10:40am Wed 14 May 14

MikeMada says...

KPNuts8 wrote:
'ONE SEASON WONDERS', PROPER FANS' -HOW RUDE!! How about all the people who work, don't live near Turf Moor or even play or coach football and other sports at the weekend so are unable to commit to every home game?? Because people have hobbies, a job or participate and volunteer in amateur sports etc at a weekend meaning they cant attend every game doesn't mean they aren't true supports you smug people! not to mention the people who struggle to pay out the money for a season ticket! Many fans follow a team but in many different ways! At games when they can, radio, TV, internet, papers, through family and buying official merchandise. The worry for fans who cant commit to every game are the new on the door prices! what are they going to be? £42!? That will keep the fans desperate to watch a game when they can possibly stay away? And why do we want that? More fans the better!? Plus, if some fans where thinking about changing their weekend routine, by dropping hours or not participating in sports they wont do that now at them prices! And what about the fans saving up, what a hammer blow these prices will be! Many 'proper fans' who go every game just give the team abuse when they don't win or play well, its a big problem, and that's not support, even i f they do go every game! UTC!
Thank you - this is exactly my sentiment. I live in the South and work weekends, so I cannot get to every game, by a long way - yet, once promoted for a 'special' season, I would have been delighted to show the club my support with a JHU ticket at £500, even if I couldn't get to every match (is there a list of even more needy folks who I could offer that occasional 'spare' ticket to? I thought not).
Now, I'll simply take my chances and buy an occasional ticket like I did the last time we were up, or for away games, or just watch on Sky, which at £25 a month for 12 months is a lot cheaper than £700, which it actually costs, irrespective of the 'ransom' £100.
I may not be the perfect 'every match' supporter, but I have only ever followed Burnley since I was a nipper with my Dad on the Longside - and that love affair(?) started 56 years ago.
I'm disillusionedand very distrusting of the board's motives and for me, the words 'One Club' heard so often from Sean Dyche have been utterly soured. In fact, I'm feeling as disappoibted in the Club as I felt with Coyle when he left.
UTFC
[quote][p][bold]KPNuts8[/bold] wrote: 'ONE SEASON WONDERS', PROPER FANS' -HOW RUDE!! How about all the people who work, don't live near Turf Moor or even play or coach football and other sports at the weekend so are unable to commit to every home game?? Because people have hobbies, a job or participate and volunteer in amateur sports etc at a weekend meaning they cant attend every game doesn't mean they aren't true supports you smug people! not to mention the people who struggle to pay out the money for a season ticket! Many fans follow a team but in many different ways! At games when they can, radio, TV, internet, papers, through family and buying official merchandise. The worry for fans who cant commit to every game are the new on the door prices! what are they going to be? £42!? That will keep the fans desperate to watch a game when they can possibly stay away? And why do we want that? More fans the better!? Plus, if some fans where thinking about changing their weekend routine, by dropping hours or not participating in sports they wont do that now at them prices! And what about the fans saving up, what a hammer blow these prices will be! Many 'proper fans' who go every game just give the team abuse when they don't win or play well, its a big problem, and that's not support, even i f they do go every game! UTC![/p][/quote]Thank you - this is exactly my sentiment. I live in the South and work weekends, so I cannot get to every game, by a long way - yet, once promoted for a 'special' season, I would have been delighted to show the club my support with a JHU ticket at £500, even if I couldn't get to every match (is there a list of even more needy folks who I could offer that occasional 'spare' ticket to? I thought not). Now, I'll simply take my chances and buy an occasional ticket like I did the last time we were up, or for away games, or just watch on Sky, which at £25 a month for 12 months is a lot cheaper than £700, which it actually costs, irrespective of the 'ransom' £100. I may not be the perfect 'every match' supporter, but I have only ever followed Burnley since I was a nipper with my Dad on the Longside - and that love affair(?) started 56 years ago. I'm disillusionedand very distrusting of the board's motives and for me, the words 'One Club' heard so often from Sean Dyche have been utterly soured. In fact, I'm feeling as disappoibted in the Club as I felt with Coyle when he left. UTFC MikeMada
  • Score: 5

10:54am Wed 14 May 14

pehaw says...

Having purchased my ticket in Feb the retention fee did not apply, but the best way to get fans to re new the tickets is to stay in the premier league.This seems like we are prepared for just one season, expecting to go down..More of a concern is the fact that there are to be no clarets fans in the cricket field stand, this is an own goal of huge proportions,
Have faith in the football side, but pr and marketing are not even championship level
Paul Haworth Read
Having purchased my ticket in Feb the retention fee did not apply, but the best way to get fans to re new the tickets is to stay in the premier league.This seems like we are prepared for just one season, expecting to go down..More of a concern is the fact that there are to be no clarets fans in the cricket field stand, this is an own goal of huge proportions, Have faith in the football side, but pr and marketing are not even championship level Paul Haworth Read pehaw
  • Score: 2

11:17am Wed 14 May 14

golf1 says...

Why are people complaining about the prices? I really don't understand, you all wanted Premier League football at the Turf so expect to have to pay the prices, they aren't forcing you to buy a season ticket my advice would be stick with Burnley as I wouldn't want to hear yourselves if you were supporters of Liverpool, City, United, Arsenal or Chelsea god help you if you were
Why are people complaining about the prices? I really don't understand, you all wanted Premier League football at the Turf so expect to have to pay the prices, they aren't forcing you to buy a season ticket my advice would be stick with Burnley as I wouldn't want to hear yourselves if you were supporters of Liverpool, City, United, Arsenal or Chelsea god help you if you were golf1
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Wed 14 May 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Look for Gods sake stop bloody moaning will you and get your hands in your pockets, anyway look on the bright side Dingles its only for one season so whats the problem.
Look for Gods sake stop bloody moaning will you and get your hands in your pockets, anyway look on the bright side Dingles its only for one season so whats the problem. George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: -3

1:01pm Wed 14 May 14

houseclaret says...

McClaret wrote:
But for me those who only come when we’re in the Premier League aren’t the true fans.”

But they could be season ticket holders for years to come couldn't they. So f'in one eyed it's amazing. On those principles we will never have a bigger fan base - nice one.
4th division with 2000 on, where were the magic 13000 fans then?
Absolutely agree. The only way to increase your fan base is to get people interested. I'm surprised at the people who criticise "band wagon jumpers", where are your extra fans ever going to come from if you don't encourage people to jump on the bandwagon. I think some Clarets are proud to be part of a small but elite band of diehards. Strange thinking indeed.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: But for me those who only come when we’re in the Premier League aren’t the true fans.” But they could be season ticket holders for years to come couldn't they. So f'in one eyed it's amazing. On those principles we will never have a bigger fan base - nice one. 4th division with 2000 on, where were the magic 13000 fans then?[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. The only way to increase your fan base is to get people interested. I'm surprised at the people who criticise "band wagon jumpers", where are your extra fans ever going to come from if you don't encourage people to jump on the bandwagon. I think some Clarets are proud to be part of a small but elite band of diehards. Strange thinking indeed. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Wed 14 May 14

houseclaret says...

Jimbok wrote:
Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept.
We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.
Were you all drunk? The retainer is a fleecing implemented by a board who obviously feel they need to insure against relegation before a ball is kicked. Read Hoos' statement and tell me if he isn't saying as much. And why do we need 4k away section. It will be full maybe half a dozen times tops (probably less). An extra 2k matchday tickets would be better for the club and better for people who can't commit to every game for different reasons.
[quote][p][bold]Jimbok[/bold] wrote: Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept. We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.[/p][/quote]Were you all drunk? The retainer is a fleecing implemented by a board who obviously feel they need to insure against relegation before a ball is kicked. Read Hoos' statement and tell me if he isn't saying as much. And why do we need 4k away section. It will be full maybe half a dozen times tops (probably less). An extra 2k matchday tickets would be better for the club and better for people who can't commit to every game for different reasons. houseclaret
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Wed 14 May 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

houseclaret wrote:
Jimbok wrote:
Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept.
We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.
Were you all drunk? The retainer is a fleecing implemented by a board who obviously feel they need to insure against relegation before a ball is kicked. Read Hoos' statement and tell me if he isn't saying as much. And why do we need 4k away section. It will be full maybe half a dozen times tops (probably less). An extra 2k matchday tickets would be better for the club and better for people who can't commit to every game for different reasons.
The away end being full half a dozen times will be more than our usual sorry turn out. Even the board members are realistic about our pathetic home support thus generating more revenue when we are bottom of the league. With the away teams running up cricket scores, it would be better if all 120 million was spent on players, then we might have a chance, of also improving our home support as well.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimbok[/bold] wrote: Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept. We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.[/p][/quote]Were you all drunk? The retainer is a fleecing implemented by a board who obviously feel they need to insure against relegation before a ball is kicked. Read Hoos' statement and tell me if he isn't saying as much. And why do we need 4k away section. It will be full maybe half a dozen times tops (probably less). An extra 2k matchday tickets would be better for the club and better for people who can't commit to every game for different reasons.[/p][/quote]The away end being full half a dozen times will be more than our usual sorry turn out. Even the board members are realistic about our pathetic home support thus generating more revenue when we are bottom of the league. With the away teams running up cricket scores, it would be better if all 120 million was spent on players, then we might have a chance, of also improving our home support as well. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Wed 14 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

AnotherPounding4Burn
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wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
Jimbok wrote:
Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept.
We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.
Were you all drunk? The retainer is a fleecing implemented by a board who obviously feel they need to insure against relegation before a ball is kicked. Read Hoos' statement and tell me if he isn't saying as much. And why do we need 4k away section. It will be full maybe half a dozen times tops (probably less). An extra 2k matchday tickets would be better for the club and better for people who can't commit to every game for different reasons.
The away end being full half a dozen times will be more than our usual sorry turn out. Even the board members are realistic about our pathetic home support thus generating more revenue when we are bottom of the league. With the away teams running up cricket scores, it would be better if all 120 million was spent on players, then we might have a chance, of also improving our home support as well.
The only away end being filled half a dozen times will be yer mam's.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPounding4Burn ley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimbok[/bold] wrote: Max capacity 22k+, less 13k already sold at discounted early price (an option open to all), less 4k+ in away stand leaves only 5000, some of which will be left for walk-ons. Everybody I know renewed weeks ago and most would have done had we left the division by the other exit. Why shouldn't the club get what they can from people who just want to watch PL football, some of whom won't even be Clarets supporters if 5 years ago is anything to go on. Also, the retainer is a good idea, in that it encourages people to show a bit of commitment and is hardly a revolutionary marketing concept. We discussed this in the pub last night and no one saw any problem at all.[/p][/quote]Were you all drunk? The retainer is a fleecing implemented by a board who obviously feel they need to insure against relegation before a ball is kicked. Read Hoos' statement and tell me if he isn't saying as much. And why do we need 4k away section. It will be full maybe half a dozen times tops (probably less). An extra 2k matchday tickets would be better for the club and better for people who can't commit to every game for different reasons.[/p][/quote]The away end being full half a dozen times will be more than our usual sorry turn out. Even the board members are realistic about our pathetic home support thus generating more revenue when we are bottom of the league. With the away teams running up cricket scores, it would be better if all 120 million was spent on players, then we might have a chance, of also improving our home support as well.[/p][/quote]The only away end being filled half a dozen times will be yer mam's. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Wed 14 May 14

spudpaul61 says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Look for Gods sake stop bloody moaning will you and get your hands in your pockets, anyway look on the bright side Dingles its only for one season so whats the problem.
just enjoy brentford, bournemouth, fulham, etc etc etc you knob
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Look for Gods sake stop bloody moaning will you and get your hands in your pockets, anyway look on the bright side Dingles its only for one season so whats the problem.[/p][/quote]just enjoy brentford, bournemouth, fulham, etc etc etc you knob spudpaul61
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Wed 14 May 14

noddy57 says...

When will all you mugs finally get the message that you are being taken for a ride and have been for years. l would not pay these crazy prices to watch these over rated and overpaid mercenaries,,wake up and find a cheaper hobby.
When will all you mugs finally get the message that you are being taken for a ride and have been for years. l would not pay these crazy prices to watch these over rated and overpaid mercenaries,,wake up and find a cheaper hobby. noddy57
  • Score: -1

5:19pm Wed 14 May 14

Colneclaret says...

The real fans are not being punished here it's the 5,000 fans who bought a season ticket when we were in premier league last time and those 5,000 have not been on the turf since so I believe if you want to just jump on the band wagon when the times are good then pay the price simple !
Oh yeah well done to all real burnley fans who bought there season tickets early and got a good deal.
People are kicking off about the board we are a well run club we ain't like our quiet neighbours down the road.
The real fans are not being punished here it's the 5,000 fans who bought a season ticket when we were in premier league last time and those 5,000 have not been on the turf since so I believe if you want to just jump on the band wagon when the times are good then pay the price simple ! Oh yeah well done to all real burnley fans who bought there season tickets early and got a good deal. People are kicking off about the board we are a well run club we ain't like our quiet neighbours down the road. Colneclaret
  • Score: 3

6:13pm Wed 14 May 14

McClaret says...

Colneclaret wrote:
The real fans are not being punished here it's the 5,000 fans who bought a season ticket when we were in premier league last time and those 5,000 have not been on the turf since so I believe if you want to just jump on the band wagon when the times are good then pay the price simple !
Oh yeah well done to all real burnley fans who bought there season tickets early and got a good deal.
People are kicking off about the board we are a well run club we ain't like our quiet neighbours down the road.
Would you keep it the '13,000 'Fan club' forever then? Where did 13,000 come from anyway, go back 20 years and there was less than one sixth of that amount on - how do you work that one out then - did they jump on the bandwagon after the 4th division title. Did they jump on the bandwagon when promoted to the championship and leave again when relegated only to return again when Stan took us up. Off course they did and there are many of those amongst your beloved 13,000 that would soon turn their backs if we went down to lower league football again.
Does that make over 90% of the beloved 13,000 glory hunters at some stage? For me it doesn't, it simply means that they have the money and time to go and support their favourite team.
I wonder how many true Clarets who for a multitude of reasons have been priced out by this policy?
I live in Cheshire, have 2 small kids and all the cost that comes with that. I can't afford to pay over £400 for their tickets, especially when they will miss night matches etc. What policy does the club have for upgrading these tickets if the can't go to the match - F all is what it has because it scrapped it. So when my kids start supporting City because their class mates do then that is 2 potential fans down the drain. Still as long as we have 13000 'Diehards' then all will be fine.
Don't think for the future think for today! Great policy.
[quote][p][bold]Colneclaret[/bold] wrote: The real fans are not being punished here it's the 5,000 fans who bought a season ticket when we were in premier league last time and those 5,000 have not been on the turf since so I believe if you want to just jump on the band wagon when the times are good then pay the price simple ! Oh yeah well done to all real burnley fans who bought there season tickets early and got a good deal. People are kicking off about the board we are a well run club we ain't like our quiet neighbours down the road.[/p][/quote]Would you keep it the '13,000 'Fan club' forever then? Where did 13,000 come from anyway, go back 20 years and there was less than one sixth of that amount on - how do you work that one out then - did they jump on the bandwagon after the 4th division title. Did they jump on the bandwagon when promoted to the championship and leave again when relegated only to return again when Stan took us up. Off course they did and there are many of those amongst your beloved 13,000 that would soon turn their backs if we went down to lower league football again. Does that make over 90% of the beloved 13,000 glory hunters at some stage? For me it doesn't, it simply means that they have the money and time to go and support their favourite team. I wonder how many true Clarets who for a multitude of reasons have been priced out by this policy? I live in Cheshire, have 2 small kids and all the cost that comes with that. I can't afford to pay over £400 for their tickets, especially when they will miss night matches etc. What policy does the club have for upgrading these tickets if the can't go to the match - F all is what it has because it scrapped it. So when my kids start supporting City because their class mates do then that is 2 potential fans down the drain. Still as long as we have 13000 'Diehards' then all will be fine. Don't think for the future think for today! Great policy. McClaret
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Wed 14 May 14

wilddog says...

Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450
Burnley tickets from £499

Hmmm, who would you rather watch?
Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450 Burnley tickets from £499 Hmmm, who would you rather watch? wilddog
  • Score: 3

8:18pm Wed 14 May 14

stevieclaret says...

wilddog wrote:
Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450
Burnley tickets from £499

Hmmm, who would you rather watch?
Mine was 455 which was one of the most expensive u muppet...
[quote][p][bold]wilddog[/bold] wrote: Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450 Burnley tickets from £499 Hmmm, who would you rather watch?[/p][/quote]Mine was 455 which was one of the most expensive u muppet... stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Wed 14 May 14

Claretcert says...

Why the fuss? More walk ons, more space for those who through cost or distance can't make every game. Lots of people seem to be saying they can't afford one anyway. Good news for them surely? But some will whinge anyway. The season we came down about 5 of the 30 or so near me renewed. I was so glad as they'd spent about half the season berating our players and whinging about Laws. Good riddance I say. We''ll fill the ground unlike Blackburn who everyone forgets can't despite non league season ticket pricing.
Why the fuss? More walk ons, more space for those who through cost or distance can't make every game. Lots of people seem to be saying they can't afford one anyway. Good news for them surely? But some will whinge anyway. The season we came down about 5 of the 30 or so near me renewed. I was so glad as they'd spent about half the season berating our players and whinging about Laws. Good riddance I say. We''ll fill the ground unlike Blackburn who everyone forgets can't despite non league season ticket pricing. Claretcert
  • Score: 3

9:54pm Wed 14 May 14

wilddog says...

stevieclaret wrote:
wilddog wrote:
Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450
Burnley tickets from £499

Hmmm, who would you rather watch?
Mine was 455 which was one of the most expensive u muppet...
you not add up? you a city fan? hmmmmmmmm no, your a rovers fan as ya send loads of time posting on there stories!
[quote][p][bold]stevieclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wilddog[/bold] wrote: Champions Manchester City’s ticket prices range from £450 Burnley tickets from £499 Hmmm, who would you rather watch?[/p][/quote]Mine was 455 which was one of the most expensive u muppet...[/p][/quote]you not add up? you a city fan? hmmmmmmmm no, your a rovers fan as ya send loads of time posting on there stories! wilddog
  • Score: -1

9:56pm Wed 14 May 14

wilddog says...

Claretcert wrote:
Why the fuss? More walk ons, more space for those who through cost or distance can't make every game. Lots of people seem to be saying they can't afford one anyway. Good news for them surely? But some will whinge anyway. The season we came down about 5 of the 30 or so near me renewed. I was so glad as they'd spent about half the season berating our players and whinging about Laws. Good riddance I say. We''ll fill the ground unlike Blackburn who everyone forgets can't despite non league season ticket pricing.
they still attract more fans then your club ever will!
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Why the fuss? More walk ons, more space for those who through cost or distance can't make every game. Lots of people seem to be saying they can't afford one anyway. Good news for them surely? But some will whinge anyway. The season we came down about 5 of the 30 or so near me renewed. I was so glad as they'd spent about half the season berating our players and whinging about Laws. Good riddance I say. We''ll fill the ground unlike Blackburn who everyone forgets can't despite non league season ticket pricing.[/p][/quote]they still attract more fans then your club ever will! wilddog
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Wed 14 May 14

burnleyfan4life says...

I really think many people inc season ticket holders are missing key factors!!

Being a season ticket holder does not define someone as being a fan - For many years I worked on a Saturday afternoon as do many other fans - On holidays I went on a Sat, attended all midweek/sunday games, a few away games and most cup games - I went on the Orient game and have been a true claret all my life!! I was however not a season ticket holder - THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME ANY LESS A FAN NOR A GLORY HUNTER.

Being in the premier league brings a whole new dynamic!! A lot of games (in fact most games) are not played Saturday afternoon anymore when you are in the premier league (TV decides) So allof a sudden instead of only being able to attend 8/9 from 23 games I can now go 14 or so from 19.

Another added fact was learnt from the last time we were in the premier league - I could not always get a ticket - especially if they were big games and if I did it was in the worst positions u can think off.

So when promotion was confirmed the decision changed from 'a season ticket is wasted on me and i will use flexi tickets or just go on on an ad hoc basis when i could' to ' ' A season ticket now makes sense or actually is a must!!' There are 1000's in this situation from people working to people having family commitments or living away etc etc - It does not make them a premier league glory hunter.

Some season ticket holders seem to hold this naive viewpoint and it seems the board do too!!! These people cannot attend enough of the games in the championship and a season ticket is completely no good for them when we play at that level!! They revert back to going on individual games or using flexi tickets - THEY ARE IN NO WAY ANY LESS A FAN!!!!!!!

Relegation and they are flushing £100 away as they cannot go to Sat afternoon games again!.

Very poor idea, very badly executed and it needs a u turn.

\n.b. I took the gamble and bought but some didn't as they could not afford the risk (and we have blown up before!!!)

The best way to ensure the faNs remain is simple -

STAY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.!!! TO DO THAT THEY NEED THE 12TH MAN IN FULL VOICE IN A PACKED TO THE RAFTERS TURF MOOR!¬!!! DO NOT ALIENATE THE FANS AND RISK EMPTY SEATS!!i
I really think many people inc season ticket holders are missing key factors!! Being a season ticket holder does not define someone as being a fan - For many years I worked on a Saturday afternoon as do many other fans - On holidays I went on a Sat, attended all midweek/sunday games, a few away games and most cup games - I went on the Orient game and have been a true claret all my life!! I was however not a season ticket holder - THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME ANY LESS A FAN NOR A GLORY HUNTER. Being in the premier league brings a whole new dynamic!! A lot of games (in fact most games) are not played Saturday afternoon anymore when you are in the premier league (TV decides) So allof a sudden instead of only being able to attend 8/9 from 23 games I can now go 14 or so from 19. Another added fact was learnt from the last time we were in the premier league - I could not always get a ticket - especially if they were big games and if I did it was in the worst positions u can think off. So when promotion was confirmed the decision changed from 'a season ticket is wasted on me and i will use flexi tickets or just go on on an ad hoc basis when i could' to ' ' A season ticket now makes sense or actually is a must!!' There are 1000's in this situation from people working to people having family commitments or living away etc etc - It does not make them a premier league glory hunter. Some season ticket holders seem to hold this naive viewpoint and it seems the board do too!!! These people cannot attend enough of the games in the championship and a season ticket is completely no good for them when we play at that level!! They revert back to going on individual games or using flexi tickets - THEY ARE IN NO WAY ANY LESS A FAN!!!!!!! Relegation and they are flushing £100 away as they cannot go to Sat afternoon games again!. Very poor idea, very badly executed and it needs a u turn. \n.b. I took the gamble and bought but some didn't as they could not afford the risk (and we have blown up before!!!) The best way to ensure the faNs remain is simple - STAY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.!!! TO DO THAT THEY NEED THE 12TH MAN IN FULL VOICE IN A PACKED TO THE RAFTERS TURF MOOR!¬!!! DO NOT ALIENATE THE FANS AND RISK EMPTY SEATS!!i burnleyfan4life
  • Score: -1

7:50am Thu 15 May 14

Midland Claret says...

Every club needs a business model Burnley are no different. Get on and enjoy the season.
Every club needs a business model Burnley are no different. Get on and enjoy the season. Midland Claret
  • Score: 4

7:54am Thu 15 May 14

shimmy says...

The retainer fee defies all business logic, Burnley have got this wrong. A decision made by directors who do not understand Burnley people. You still have time to look at this, I urge the board to reconsider.
The retainer fee defies all business logic, Burnley have got this wrong. A decision made by directors who do not understand Burnley people. You still have time to look at this, I urge the board to reconsider. shimmy
  • Score: -4

12:58pm Thu 15 May 14

noddy57 says...

why are you mugs paying that huge increase in ticket prices ? are you trying to tell me that just because you got into the premiership you have to find an extra 50% while the dole will not consider giving you a penny more on your benefit ? well l know what l would do !!!!! get a bloody job.retards..
why are you mugs paying that huge increase in ticket prices ? are you trying to tell me that just because you got into the premiership you have to find an extra 50% while the dole will not consider giving you a penny more on your benefit ? well l know what l would do !!!!! get a bloody job.retards.. noddy57
  • Score: -5

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