Ladies and gentlemen. What an opportunity!
Are you a season ticket holder at Tottenham? Thinking of trouping along to the Lane this weekend? Not actually all that bothered if you go or not? Then why not stay at home and watch the game on TV, whilst earning a few hundred quid, instead!
Spurs and their partner Stubhub are giving you a fantastic opportunity to make over 1000% over face the value for your ticket!
Ever looked at the APR being charged by a pay day loan company and said “that’s immoral!”? Well now there’s a new option. Look at the 4 digit debt multiplier and instead say, “I’ll have a bit of that!”
Spurs have reclaimed the Y word with this incredibly attractive offer: Y not Earn?
I know many of you do not care. I know that many of of you will be quick to shout out market forces! without really understanding what that means.
THFC have to a great extent, removed the touts from the High Road, and relocated them in front of laptops. They have actively enticed Spurs supporters to make money out of each other. Their are food banks opening up in the UK at a rate of 3 week. If things are tough, would you tell the missus to look down the back of the sofa to feed the kids or would you watch a game on TV to make a swift £700?
And look, before even one of you dare mention how well this sort of thing works in the US, your wasting your breath. The Premier League isn’t some hockey franchise. The two are not comparable.
The only way you’ll get a face + commission or less priced ticket under this system, in the UK, for a Premier League game, is if a] the person selling has a functioning moral compass b] the match itself is unappetising.
Perhaps this will finally put to rest a phrase that has made me cringe since forever. ‘Fellow fan.’ The idea that their can be an immediate, unspoken camaraderie amongst people that all support the same club has always puzzled me. To think that there might be requires a level of naivety that I wouldn’t wish on a new born baby.
I like spaghetti. If Myra Hindley also likes spaghetti, does that mean we’ve got a unique connection that bonds us? At time of writing, 275 people have decided to make a few quid out of 275 other people. You can’t tell me that they’re all not going because their Aunt Dolly snuffed it and she’s being buried on Saturday…
So what should you do? Well DON”T buy a ticket from Stubhub, the game is on TV. So get on a forum and ask for a pub near you that’s worth going to. Trust me, you’ll probably have more of a sing song and better banter than had you gone to the match.
If you want to take action, then contact Tottenham Hostpur. They made a poor decision, so tell them you want them to unmake it.
You don’t have to write a big long letter. Just pop STUBHUB RIPOFF in the title field. They’ll get the message.
But perhaps the final word ought got to the club. Here’s a few quotes from their Out The Tout! campaign in 2005:
We are well aware that tickets for “sold-out” matches are still finding their way in to the hands of ticketing organisations and that our tickets are being widely advertised in the press at exorbitant prices. Rest assured, we do not – and will not – turn a blind eye to this practice.
Touts prevent true supporters from attending games unless they are prepared to pay outrageous prices.
No HHH this week. Taking a well earned break.