Date: 15th March 2018 at 10:13am
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In the last few days Spurs released the season ticket prices for the 2018/19 season to what can only be termed as a mixed reception.

There is a significant difference between anticipating a price hike and having cope with the grim reality of one.

To drill down into specific examples or to start making comparisons with the erstwhile pricing at White Hart Lane or more complexly, other Premier League teams, would at best become muddled.

Put simply, everyone attending games in the New Destination will be paying more, by varying degree. The issue is more about value for money against the daunting backdrop of a sport that one could say has pretty much evolved out of control.

Top flight clubs are in receipt of fatter revenue streams than ever before, not least TV monies and a multitude of sponsorship deals. Match day gate receipts have to some extent been eclipsed. So arguably there’s never been a more delicate moment for Premier League sides to strike the right balance when ‘positioning’ their ticket prices.

Some will say that the writing has been on the wall for some time. A wall in Islington, to be specific.

The lack of tangible achievement (or ‘silverware’ as we over 40s call it) actually precipitated the birth of Arsenal TV, a beyond parody YouTube affair which hosts what can only be described as a series of people having some class of breakdown, after more of less every single match.

Indeed, last season one regular contributor called ‘Claude’ did an excellent impression every week, of a man who was about to hand himself in at his police station and ask to be sectioned Under The Mental Health Act. Claude caused genuine concern to viewers last season when unannounced he absented himself from the interviews for a few weeks. Fears were allayed when he surfaced on social media later on to announce he was okay, but ‘in a dark place’.

This level of lunacy has yet to be reached by Spurs fans, however the stage is definitely set.

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Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • MiT March 16, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I admittedly love the Venn. I do. Laughed to a result of questioning from my son.

    I also believe in building things with a foundation, opposed to doing a Marlins.

    I respect the crusade against Levy’s evident lack of support for his manager, and his gross disrespect for the fans – the lifeblood of the Club, lest he forget. I do not know how one denies the disrespect.

    I get it, sir – but I still will always lean to find a balance. It is hardwired in my DNA. Spurs are consisyently better now, which one is also hard -pressed to deny.

    Do not always agree, but I understand the work.

  • Urbane Sturgeon March 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    “The issue is more about value for money against the daunting backdrop of a sport that one could say has pretty much evolved out of control”

    I know, and yet we live in a predatory capitalist world, who on earth could have seen this coming?!

    • MiT March 16, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Predatory ? Competition breeds lower prices, yes ? Monopoly and government-controlled are just as predatory if not more.

      Amazes me how our minds are programmed by our environment. And absolutely no disrespect intended. That environmental programming applies in almost every region. It truly does amaze me.

  • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    gloster1861

    I like the guy. He’s doing a good job, Spurs are playing very decent football, and he’s spinning straw into gold as far as working within Levy’s transfer budgets are concerned.

    As for not buying trophies, Vertonghen said much the same last week, obviously directed at
    Walker at City.

    Meanwhile, Bonzo is spinning his own piss into champagne.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Think Hollywood Harry.
      Are they happy?

      • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm

        He’s probably a bit miffed that Mary Berry left, but other than that, I reckon he’s over the moon.

        • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 5:53 pm

          Sponge beard

  • mattspurs March 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    In terms of the nice football vs trophies argument other clubs are desperately unhappy with the football they are playing according to Liam Rosenior in the Guardian – some United fans saying they’d forgoe some trophies for more stylish football, Everton fans livid with Big Sam keeping them in the PL with goalless draws.

    • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Fuck them in the face

  • mattspurs March 15, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I’m affected by having a mate a phase behind me and I’ve got to say it’s a bit annoying – I’m a bit lost however as to what would have been a fairer system. As I see it the first 2 phases consist of ST holders of more than 10 years. The first phase over 300 or something then the rest, then phase 3 is for people with a season ticket less than 10 years – not sure what effect the of the system being reset 10 yers ago will be?

    It’ll be interesting to see how the ground fills – the 1882 bit especially, £110 (£60 more than mere mortals) a game for a free pint and a posh loo? Will be interesting if they end up being sold a lot cheaper after nobody signs up for them.

  • Lilywhite without the ll March 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    “Buy a trophy”, who is he referring to? Harry – you need to send him the link to your “I don’t understand how ffp works” page…

    400m on a stadium would of been fine…we don’t need or want a 1B pound stadium so we can spend the rest of our lives paying off YOUR debt!

    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I want it, and think we need it.

      • Lilywhite without the II March 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        Out of interest, do you go to games and if so are you ever likely to use the facilities where probably half the 1B has been spent on such as the climbing wall, cheese room etc etc.

        • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

          Yeah, as much as I can, but maybe only 5-10 games per season.
          I might take my kids to the climbing wall/skywalk, but all the stadium features are there to increase revenue and sponsorship, which is only a good thing for us continuing to improve on the pitch.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm

            Dele only plays 5 times a season

  • OrganicPaper March 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    ‘Deserve’ is not a very palatable phrase for what he is trying to describe. The phrase stinks too much like the sense of self entitlement bindippers have.

    I often try and put these things down to his lack of English but it does wear thin.

    I for one would be over the moon if we bought a league or a few pots to adorn the new stadium trophy shelf

  • caveman March 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Poch sickens me with the waffle he spouts. When you hear a manager saying ‘I always tell the truth’ (which he comes out with at his pressies) you know he’s lying through his teeth.

    • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      At least he’s still got a full set!

  • Dan March 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I maybe a bad person , I support spurs ! What does that mean?

    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      42

      • Caspurs♿️ March 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm

        That’s a large waist size..

        • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm

          I’m on the flapjacks again.

    • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      You’re doomed mate.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Your dead Dan.
      Its best to be cynical and sarcastic,apathetic and self defeating.
      Its just the way it is.
      Of course on days where things are great and we win undeniably well there is no question at all.

      • Dan March 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

        A sadistic pleasure , deserved or not .

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

          Its a lose lose situation

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋
    I’m firmly of the belief that no-one ever ‘deserves’ anything good, although sometimes people ‘deserve’ bad things.
    The truth is most of us get what we earn, good or bad.

    I dont think he meant deserve. in the sense of being owed for the good work or as a gift. I think its more like he wants us to desrve it from hard work.
    We shoukd have beaten Juve. He got two things wrong.Nit getting them mentally ready for the start of the first game and his management of the subs for the second game.

    • gloster1861 March 15, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      The rain falls on the just, and the unjust.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        Thanks Glos phew I thought it was just the just

        • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm

          I thought It fell mainly on the plain.

          • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

            No that’s in Spain

            • Caspurs♿️ March 15, 2018 at 4:43 pm

              The plane or the rain?

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 4:47 pm

                Harry Crain

  • YidInExile March 15, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Wait, how are we going to get trophies if we don’t buy some?

    • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      By deserving them apparently.

      • YidInExile March 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

        I don’t think it works that way

        • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

          Me neither .

          • YidInExile March 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm

            Someone should tell Poch, not sure he gets it

  • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Freund or Foe

    Mauricio Pochettino says he would prefer Tottenham to deserve trophies rather than buying them.

    Tottenham are yet to win silverware during Pochettino’s spell at the club.

    “We’re not going to buy trophies, we’re going to deserve trophies,” said Pochettino.

    “The players are so happy. The worst thing in life is to compare [yourself] with others. We need to compare with ourselves. The players, they feel [and should be] proud about all they’re doing.”

    He’s an undiluted wanker.

    • caveman March 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      “People that understand football very well know that this project is a project that is very exciting because we are not a club that are going to buy trophies, we are a club that is going to deserve trophies.

      “That, for me, is why people show frustration because they think we deserve trophies that we do not achieve. That is part of the process.”
      Undiluted deluded madman.

    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Just add water.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Can we rent a fucking winner?????
        Or get one on hire purchase…how about gift stamps……luncheon vouchers…there must be a way

    • gloster1861 March 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      I like the guy. He’s doing a good job, Spurs are playing very decent football, and he’s spinning straw into gold as far as working within Levy’s transfer budgets are concerned.

      As for not buying trophies, Vertonghen said much the same last week, obviously directed at
      Walker at City.

    • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      My ex used to say all men are wankers 😳

      • gloster1861 March 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm

        True. Both literally and metaphorically.

        • gloster1861 March 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

          Except Stephen Hawking. I think his carer needed to do it for him.

      • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm

        Did she hold that opinion before she met you,Sexy?

    • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      You all do realise that even if we stuff Swansea we will find a way not to win the Cup right?

      • gloster1861 March 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm

        Don’t worry, Swansea will beat us.

      • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm

        Probably, but if we get past them ,playing the semis and final at Wembley is a big advantage for us.

        • DAVID March 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

          And one of the Ayews is banned.
          He’s been a big performer for them recently apparently.

  • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Mauricio Pochettino says he would prefer Tottenham to deserve trophies rather than buying them.

    Tottenham are yet to win silverware during Pochettino’s spell at the club.

    “We’re not going to buy trophies, we’re going to deserve trophies,” said Pochettino.

    “The players are so happy. The worst thing in life is to compare [yourself] with others. We need to compare with ourselves. The players, they feel [and should be] proud about all they’re doing.”

    • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      I’m firmly of the belief that no-one ever ‘deserves’ anything good, although sometimes people ‘deserve’ bad things.

      The truth is most of us get what we earn, good or bad.

      • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm

        Yesh. Good things don’t come to those who wait, they come to those who strive for them.

      • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm

        Talking about that buddy, did you go down the student finance route for your studies, where the tuition costs get taken from your future earnings?

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm

          Indeed I did.

          • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm

            It seems a simple process, did you have any problems getting it agreed?

            • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm

              No. None what so ever. It’s very simple. Sometimes the admin is frustrating, but in terms of applying for it and being approved it’s very simple. and they payments are made like clockwork. They are almost falling over themselves to give to students.

              Are you interested for yourself or for your lad?

              • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

                Thanks mate. My lad is already sorted, but yes it’s for me.

                • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:31 pm

                  Superb! What are you considering? You may not wish to broadcast your plans at this stage.

                  • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm

                    BA in business management. I did consider a BA Baracus, but that seemed a bit foolish.

                • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

                  Have you got an undergrad degree? Would this be your first UG? You might not get Student Finance if this’ll be your second UG. However you can get up to £10k for a Master’s degree.

                  • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm

                    No, this will be my first undergraduate.

                    • Caspurs♿️ March 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

                      Do you think Would attend college, or are you thinking of doing it online?

                    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

                      Open university, part time.

                    • Caspurs♿️ March 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm

                      Go for it. 👍

                    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

                      Thanks Cas

                    • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:52 pm

                      Sounds good, bro. Absolutely no reason not to. Aren’t you a bit of Business dude already? Would this degree build on your knowledge/experience or would it be opening up a new world to you?

                    • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

                      Exciting times. I love/loved learning shizzle. When mine is all done and dusted I may look for something else to learn, maybe a language? English, for example. Maybe massuesing?

                    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm

                      A bit of both really mate. Realisation that I’m still not halfway through my working life! I’ve got a bit of a plan, but the degree would stand me in good stead whatever direction I take. And looking at the content, I think I’m going to really enjoy it.

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

          “future earnings”

          *Guffaw*

          • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm

            ;-D

      • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

        Hang on … I’m not suggesting that if a bad thing happens to a person it’s necessarily because it has been earned.

        Dammit. Where’s Eileen when you need her? Sge’s clear this up for me.

      • Willie! March 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        “The truth is most of us get what we earn, good or bad.”

        Can’t agree with that one, seen way too many good, decent people on the wrong end of bad luck. What did those poor folks in the Grenfell towers do to “earn” being burned alive?

        Not trying to pick on you, I just think the reality of neoliberal western economies has largely removed “earned” from the equation, and replaced with “who was rich enough and dirty enough to pay off politicians to implement policies to make them even richer”.

        • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm

          Think that’s where the “most” comes in, Willie.

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:43 pm

          Hey, Willie!

          Mine wasn’t the most thought through comment I’ve ever made, so it probably won’t stand up to much scrutiny.

          I sort of meant that no-one ‘deserves’ good things, IE, entitlement, but of course what you say is right.

          Bad things happen to ‘good’ people, and good things happen to ‘bad’ people. Who decides who’s good or bad? I may be more cynical than you as I tend to think people are more bad than good.

          I don’t want to get started on Grenfell. I’ve run out of medication and I’m walking on the wildside.

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm

          Perhaps when I’m not so wired we could chat some more about the points you raise?

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

          To clarify, I agree with the first part of your second para, but would take issue with the rest of you post. Another time, hopefully?

  • Nick March 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    In other news Sol Campbell thinks we should just “move on” I have sol & so have both clubs without you.Wheres the recognition from arsenal for “ one of the greatest minds in the game” eh ? Where’s your coaching job with them eh? I know what your after & if Levy even considers giving you a job I’d ……

    • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      When he said he had one of the greatest footballing minds in the game, p’raps he was talking about Brian Clough’s brain he won at a charity auction and now keeps on his bedside table, for company.

  • Nick March 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    The goons suffered as a result of their stadium with the choice of building the squad or the stadium itself.They have now come out of the other side of that conundrum & have money to burn it seems on transfers & wages,the only thing that got the club,board & management through the transition was silverware.If we do not achieve a cup by the end of next season then the project will be out the window.Poch will go one way or another & Players will go unless they get the dollars to stay.Trying to attract established top class players Now is almost impossible with the big hitters buying just to spoil others plans,imagine how hard it will be then

  • San Diego Spurs March 15, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    All true. Every word. In anticipation can we hire a manager with a two-syllable name? “We want pochettino out” does quite roll off the tongue

  • OrganicPaper March 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    hold on…looks like we have won a couple of FA Cups since I last checked. Get in!

    • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      Can only afford half desks for the journo’s. I can’t see any left handed ones either, that’s bloody leftist.

    • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Levy’s excelled himself.

  • melcyid March 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I want what Levy wears his hidh fashion hat and hi vis jacket. not for sale in the shop.he has missed a trick there

  • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Ronwol1960-61

    It all comes back to Poch and his relationship with Levy.

    Levy must build a successful team to fill the new stadium and keep the punters happy. He is doing it on the cheap now and good for him. He is producing some of the best footie we have seen in 40 or 50 years. We see we can take some great players and some average players with a focus and make it the best it can be. Thats Poch for sure. The system is doing that. But to get bigger and more successful we need a few more top level players and we need to keep the top players we have happy.That means spending money in the future.So what has worked,cannot work at the nest level. Levys advisers must have told him that.
    So its basic maths. It all has to add up. The fans being happy and happy to spend,the teams success and Levys company making a profit

    “Levys Advisors”

    Ron I just laughed so hard I soiled myself and most of the postcode.

  • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Does make me wonder how the hard sell would have gone if Levy had not hired Pooch and stuck with Dim Tim for another year and we were in the same position as we were before Pooch turn up in terms of Europa League football and drifting in no mans land 🤔

    • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      It is probably The Poochmiester ‘s fault that tickets are so stumpy 😡
      Pooch out, owl face in!

  • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Going into the Brave New World with Moussa Sissoko in your first team squad.

    Just dwell upon that…

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh

    • OrganicPaper March 15, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      We have a transfer window left to get rid! Albeit a shortened transfer window…there is a sliver of hope

      • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

        All we need now is a lunatic asylum that has a football team and £18m on the hip

  • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Accy

    Trix ITK on SC:

    New stadium or not, if anyone thinks there is going to be a new free spending, pay what it takes attitude to transfers they are seriously deluded.


    The budget for transfers and wages is going up, but no way will we change our approach to transfer windows, none what so ever. If you are expecting established top level players in their prime(that is what I quantify as an elite player) then prepare to be disappointed.

    We’ve already had Levy warn us about 2 years ago about the repayments etc. The first big name player to walk and Flat Earthers will be begging me for forgiveness…

    • Ben Mclewee March 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Didn’t ead the aticle, just did a page seach for ‘flat earth’.
      Pedictable cunts neve disappoint.

      • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm

        You’re not my demographic, it’s aimed at people with triple digit IQs.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Disaster……..waiting…….to………happen. Euphoric first year perhaps…….
    I cannot believe the irradication of points before 2007. Just when you think it can’t get anymore galling. Talk about valueing your loyal support.

    • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Freund or Foe March 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm

        I like a good disaster. I’m a bit of a drama queen.

        • Harry Hotspur March 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

          I love chaos.

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

          The GazCracking Inferno
          GazQuake
          The Gazieden Adventure
          Attack of the Killer GazCracks

          • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

            The Day Gaz’s Crack Stood Still

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm

            Their more fantasy adventure than drama. Although I’d prefer to be a fantasy adventure queen….

            • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm

              They’re disaster movies. You know, where everything that can go wrong, does.

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:44 am

    It all comes back to Poch and his relationship with Levy.

    Levy must build a successful team to fill the new stadium and keep the punters happy. He is doing it on the cheap now and good for him. He is producing some of the best footie we have seen in 40 or 50 years. We see we can take some great players and some average players with a focus and make it the best it can be. Thats Poch for sure. The system is doing that. But to get bigger and more successful we need a few more top level players and we need to keep the top players we have happy.That means spending money in the future.So what has worked,cannot work at the nest level. Levys advisers must have told him that.
    So its basic maths. It all has to add up. The fans being happy and happy to spend,the teams success and Levys company making a profit

  • Accy March 15, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Trix ITK on SC:

    New stadium or not, if anyone thinks there is going to be a new free spending, pay what it takes attitude to transfers they are seriously deluded.

    The budget for transfers and wages is going up, but no way will we change our approach to transfer windows, none what so ever. If you are expecting established top level players in their prime(that is what I quantify as an elite player) then prepare to be disappointed.

    • MysteriousStranger March 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

      Stating the obvious again, it’s hardly ITK stuff is it? Anyone with a brain cell could predict that. Just saying.

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 15, 2018 at 11:35 am

        100% MS. The worry could become an inferior product in the new digs.

      • Accy March 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

        here we go…

        I wasn’t suggesting this snippet was ITK – just that Trix himself is an ITK provider – so his snippet has some weight. If you want to debate that – go and read up on his stuff and the rules for posting ITK (when applicable) on SC.

        The point of posting this is that the blog is somewhat about prices going up and what you get for it.

        HH has often written blogs about paying to watch a team fit to play on the new pitch – If we continue to buy the Llorente’s, Nkoudous, Janssens of this world, along with the odd Moura, it’s a bit rich asking fans to pay through the nose.

        • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

          Trix ITK on SC:

          • Accy March 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

            Trix (an) ITK on SC:

            My apologies.

            • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm

              An after the event disclaimer? Novel.

  • DJB March 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Premium prices should guarantee a premium product, right? That announcement of Toby signing a new, going rate contract must be round the corner…

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Toby Happy,Levy happy and the fans happy.It all has to work

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I went in with 5 other guys and split tickets for the basketballToronto Raptors inaugural season. We had to pay a building fee which was half as much as the tickets as well. It was a fortune really but we had plait the tickets I think we got 2 for about 7 games each,something like that. We were not very good either. We did make the playoffs once or twice during that period but its taken till now to have any chance of winning anything (I gave up my tickets maybe 15 years ago or so I think)
    This is the modern world. I went with HD and UFP to London to watch a game a while ago and it was fantastic. But really I also like watching on TV,writing in this blog while I watch and enjoying it and I actually have the ability to tunn the shit off when its bad (I dont)
    Levy is building for the future and he must know surely that he cant fill the stadium up with a losing team. But there is a huge market now to draw from and although there are those of us who remember the flatcaps and sepia mood of another time,the world has moved on. Football isnt the football of years ago its a lot more dynamic,faster etc
    The cafes are gone for Starbucks,the little shop on the corner has gone. Its a different world.
    I though enjoy it as much.

    • SPURSTY I Shrank the Yids 💋 March 15, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Where any of the five guys named Moe?

      • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:50 am

        No Moe,No Moe
        I dont Moe

      • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:50 am

        You Want Moe,Boy??????

  • Bruxie March 15, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Shafted.

    Having to wait for mates to “enter their purchasing phase” is a nightmare. My mates are waiting for me.

    Those who bought Wembley STs as a 1st ST purchase only come into the equation in phase 5. Phase 4 for the ST tenures of 1-10 years.

    I have been told, though that around 5,000 ST sales will take place in each phase. And those 5000s will be spread abput the ground.
    Source is reliable but I’m not saying.

    This will provide the 42,000 ST holders once the waiting list has been mined.

    Overall this is a painful experience to organise and difficult to justify the price increase…over £200 on WHL prices…and no added cup ties.

    Mugs.

    We are mugs.

    Mugged.

    • Panama Paul March 15, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Similar thing’s has happened here in Perth with the AFL teams moving to the new Perth stadium. Both clubs STs got screwed over, essentially by the last State govt, in the new seating allocations. The best seats were already reversed for the corporate sector and I don’t think that many got seats anywhere near as good (or as near to the ground) as the old ground and also had to pay more for their seats (the clubs get access to these seats through the owner of the stadium and then lump on their membership charges).

      • Panama Paul March 15, 2018 at 12:35 pm

        ^reserved

    • Accy March 15, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Yes but you can charge your phone from some seats.

      • Panama Paul March 15, 2018 at 11:22 am

        But they do have drinks holders in the seats?

  • Panama Paul March 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Here is a brief match report of Barcelona vs Chelsea in 2019 – in case anyone was wondering whatever happened to Marcus Edwards (not) 🙂

    Two goals from Marcus Edwards — one the fastest of his career and the other his 100th in the Champions League — helped Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou and advance to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.
    The scoreline was harsh on Chelsea, who created sustained spells of pressure but were unable to find the sort of cutting edge displayed by Marcus and Ousmane Dembele, the home side’s other scorer.
    After Barcelona had monopolised the ball for the opening two minutes, they broke the deadlock in the third with the quickest strike of Marcus’ career.
    It seemed Chelsea had cleared the initial danger when Marcus tried a one-two with Dembele, but the ball broke to Luis Suarez, who freed Marcus near the byline on the right and his low shot from a tight angle went through the legs of Thibaut Courtois.
    Barcelona then embarked on another spell of possession but failed to do much with it as Suarez appealed in vain for a corner and then Marcus, of all people, misplaced a pass.
    A Marcus free kick almost found Gerard Pique at the near post but he was just unable to find a telling touch, and then Moses overran the ball on the right after good work to win it back.
    Antonio Conte’s side were asking all the questions and Barca boss Ernesto Valverde responded with the first change of the night, bringing on Paulinho for Andres Iniesta with Marcus taking on the captain’s armband.
    Pique made a brave block as Alonso blasted the ball in from the left of the area — and within seconds of his intervention, the tie was over.
    Barcelona broke and Suarez fed Marcus, who raced into the area and sent another angled shot whistling through Courtis’ legs for his 100th Champions League goal.

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:03 am

      Who wrote this? J. R. R. Tolkien?

      • Panama Paul March 15, 2018 at 11:19 am

        WendyCOYS 🙂 🙂

      • Sexy Beast March 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

        JR Hartley

    • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Paul I dont think that size really is the final answer to whether a player is great or not. You cannot grow into the role of Messi you either are or you arent. So I think if Edwards was going to be a Messi he would already have

      • Panama Paul March 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

        I couldn’t resist a dig at people who believe Edwards and other Academy players are the answer to Spurs first team issues. They are largely an irrelevant revenue stream in comparison to the TV money. I’m bored hearing about the next big thing to run out for Spurs first XI.

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

          Good one Paul keep up the good stuff!!!!
          Everyone is looking for a messiah

  • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I knew it all along. This has all been an act. Harry actually wrote a serious article for once (check it out) the problem is that its his edginess (he probably looks like Trump too) that gets him the airplay,while the articulation gets him awards.

    On the issue….I think its Levys biz to lose or gain,his nickel and nothing is guaranteed. There were 86.000 at the Crystal Palace game so they must have given him a confidence booster (if he needed it). London is a big market and people are always looking for a new messiah but there is no guarantees of success. In this way Levy is gambling and taking a chance by raising prices. Business,if it has product,is all about Supply and Demand. Economists say if the value is there they will do well.
    I cant say whether it will win or not or we will win or not.
    Harry what I cant understand is that you seem to be favouring the right side of politics when here you are fighting for the people. I commend you for that. It would be great if the fans get a break but maybe the higher ticket prices will generate bigger buys. He has to fill the stadium,right? He has to win a pot? Maybe he wont make you happy with the ticket prices but maybe your other wishes will come to fruition.

    • Bruxie March 15, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Ron…The reason why we had so many against CP was the price.
      ST holders at Wembley paid lower prices than WHL and general sale tickets we £30-40.
      A different kettle of fish to the New Destination prices of £50+ for the cheap seats.

      • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:23 am

        In this vein I would say that they will adjust prices down if the team is not doing well (yes even a rebate) They cant afford the fans not to be happy Brux. But they raide them now because they are obviously thinking the club is going up and not down. I dont think you can lose.It may cost more now but your ticket will be worth a lot going forward

        • Bruxie March 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

          I’ll get a Concession in 2019/20!

          Half price old git!

          • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:46 am

            Yes but we might win the Champions League next year and you’ll be fucked!

      • MysteriousStranger March 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

        There were just over 65k at the Palace game at Wembley. Dunno where Ron’s pulling his numbers from!

        • Ronwol1960-61 March 15, 2018 at 11:46 am

          There were 20k in the George that had tckets that didnt want to leave

  • MM444 March 15, 2018 at 10:39 am

    You are absolutely right Harry – this has been dealt with appallingly.
    As a ST holder for 50 years I find myself in phase 2 as I hadn’t accumulated sufficient loyalty points. I’m too old to stand at away games. I am fortunate in that I can apply for the high end ticket but wonder what the choice will be compared to my WHL seat.