Southampton FC unveil 2012/13 season ticket prices for Premier League

Daily Echo: Saints unveil season ticket prices for Premier League Saints unveil season ticket prices for Premier League

SAINTS have today revealed how much fans will have to pay to watch their team in the Premier League.

Adult supporters renewing their tickets will pay between £695 and £495, depending on where they sit. Anyone interested in buying a new season ticket will have to pay between £780 and £555.

Compared to last season's ticket prices, the cheapest adult tickets have gone up by 30 per cent and the most expensive by 31 per cent.

This is despite the club playing 17 per cent fewer games at home when compared to the Football League (19 as opposed to 23), meaning the price-per-game has gone up by an even larger amount percentage-wise.

The biggest increase is faced by adult supporters sitting in of Chapel as only part of the stand is now classified as the family section - they are looking at a 51 per cent price increase from £380 to £575.

Fans who wish to purchase their season ticket via the club's instalment plan will have to pay a £50 administration fee.

Fans wishing to renew must do so between June 6 and June 30. Any later, and they will be forced to pay the prices laid down for new customers.

Anyone wishing to purchase a new season ticket can do so from July 2 until July 31.

Saints have yet to reveal how much tickets will be for individual matches, but has said there will be five gold games, seven silver and seven bronze.

The club has also changed how it charges booking fees. From now on, each ticket bought either online or in person at the ticket office will incur a fee of £1.50 and those bought via the telephone will have a fee of £2.50 levied on them.

The only way to avoid the charge is to pay by cash at the ticket office.

Previously, fans had been charged £3 per transaction, rather than per ticket.

Saints are believed to have had around 14,000 season ticket holders last season.

In a poll running on the Daily Echo website, 33 per cent of Saints supporters thought a fair price would be between £400 and £499, with 27 per cent settling for between £300 and £399 and 25 per cent for between £500 and £599.

Just 15 per cent were prepared to pay over £600.

Renewals

Itchen
Premium
Kingsland
Premium
Centre Wings/Goals Family
Adult £695 £675 £625 £575 £495
Concession £695 £675 £535 £470 £325
U17 £695 £675 £425 £305 £215
U11 £695 £675 £185 £140 £100
Disabled Adult £495 £495 £495 £495 £495
Disabled concession £325 £325 £325 £325 £325
Disabled U17 £215 £215 £215 £215 £215

New tickets

Itchen
Premium
Kingsland
Premium
Centre Wings/Goals Family
Adult £780 £720 £670 £600 £555
Concession £780 £720 £600 £525 £360
U17 £780 £720 £480 £340 £240
U11 £780 £720 £205 £155 £100
Disabled Adult £555 £555 £555 £555 £555
Disabled Concession £360 £360 £360 £360 £360
Disabled U17 £240 £240 £240 £240 £240

How Saints Compare to Premier League rivals

Club Cheapest Dearest Price per game*
Arsenal £985 £1,954 £75
Aston Villa £295 £580 £30.50
Chelsea £750 £1,250 £65.80
Everton £399 £560 £29.50
Fulham £399 £909 £47.80
Liverpool £725 £802 £42.20
Man City £465 £745 £39.20
Man Utd £532 £950 £50
Newcastle £363 £909 £47.80
Norwich £471 £532 £28
QPR £499 £949 £50
Reading £525 £595 £50
Saints £495 £780 £41.05
Stoke £399 £599 £31.50
Sunderland £425 £550 £28.90
Swansea £427 £550 £25.20
Tottenham £725 £1,845 £87.90
West Brom £349 £459 £24.20
West Ham £600 £850 £44.70
Wigan £255 £300 £15.70

*Price per game is the cost of the most expensive season ticket divided by the number of games it covers. Some clubs offer season tickets which cover a small number of cup games as well as 19 Premier League matches.

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1:25pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

Seems sensible to me. We've no reason to give tickets away at Wigan-esque prices because we've got - I would hope - more ambition than Wigan.
Seems sensible to me. We've no reason to give tickets away at Wigan-esque prices because we've got - I would hope - more ambition than Wigan. St Retford

1:33pm Wed 23 May 12

Lyn-Bn says...

We can't afford to renew at a 45% increase. Absolutley ridiculous . :0(
We can't afford to renew at a 45% increase. Absolutley ridiculous . :0( Lyn-Bn

1:39pm Wed 23 May 12

jonny-shuttle says...

who'd you rather watch - Man City or Saints?

Bargain.
who'd you rather watch - Man City or Saints? Bargain. jonny-shuttle

1:40pm Wed 23 May 12

Hobson82 says...

Looking at the comparisons above it does appear harsh especially when you compare us to Man City. But I think we pay the price because of where we live, it's more expensive to live down here than it is in Manchester so we have to accept that.
Looking at the comparisons above it does appear harsh especially when you compare us to Man City. But I think we pay the price because of where we live, it's more expensive to live down here than it is in Manchester so we have to accept that. Hobson82

1:40pm Wed 23 May 12

lambo83 says...

As a renewing adult in the Northam I appear to save a WHOPPING £25 compared to a newcomer.

Is that really what my loyalty to SFC in League 1 is really worth?!

Although I've been behind what Cortese has done to date, this point and the prices in general take the pee.
As a renewing adult in the Northam I appear to save a WHOPPING £25 compared to a newcomer. Is that really what my loyalty to SFC in League 1 is really worth?! Although I've been behind what Cortese has done to date, this point and the prices in general take the pee. lambo83

1:40pm Wed 23 May 12

Daft Kerplunk says...

If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course.

Let's move on up
If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up Daft Kerplunk

1:41pm Wed 23 May 12

dopplershift says...

30% increase. Hope there's a 30% increase in the quality of football as well.
30% increase. Hope there's a 30% increase in the quality of football as well. dopplershift

1:47pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

Daft Kerplunk wrote:
If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up
You have the best username EVER.

If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.
[quote][p][bold]Daft Kerplunk[/bold] wrote: If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up[/p][/quote]You have the best username EVER. If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been. St Retford

1:49pm Wed 23 May 12

tamara1983 says...

last season a ticket in the northam was £466 for 23 games at a cost of £20.26 per match this season it is £575 for 19 games at 30.26 thats a whopping 33% increase still gonna get 1 hope we get good players for that increase
last season a ticket in the northam was £466 for 23 games at a cost of £20.26 per match this season it is £575 for 19 games at 30.26 thats a whopping 33% increase still gonna get 1 hope we get good players for that increase tamara1983

1:58pm Wed 23 May 12

lambo83 says...

tamara1983 wrote:
last season a ticket in the northam was £466 for 23 games at a cost of £20.26 per match this season it is £575 for 19 games at 30.26 thats a whopping 33% increase still gonna get 1 hope we get good players for that increase
Per game it's actually a 49.4% increase
[quote][p][bold]tamara1983[/bold] wrote: last season a ticket in the northam was £466 for 23 games at a cost of £20.26 per match this season it is £575 for 19 games at 30.26 thats a whopping 33% increase still gonna get 1 hope we get good players for that increase[/p][/quote]Per game it's actually a 49.4% increase lambo83

1:59pm Wed 23 May 12

Portland Saint says...

I'll be renewing but as previously mentioned I do feel miffed that our loyalty in recent years counts for a measly £25. So much for rewarding the fans!!!
I'll be renewing but as previously mentioned I do feel miffed that our loyalty in recent years counts for a measly £25. So much for rewarding the fans!!! Portland Saint

1:59pm Wed 23 May 12

ottostrasser says...

No problems at all.Premier League football PL prices. let get ready for the whingers to moan. Couple of good signings will shut them up.Well done Nicola. Maybe it will weed out the idiots as well . Less fence rattlers.
No problems at all.Premier League football PL prices. let get ready for the whingers to moan. Couple of good signings will shut them up.Well done Nicola. Maybe it will weed out the idiots as well . Less fence rattlers. ottostrasser

1:59pm Wed 23 May 12

thebigtruthdog says...

hmmm....okay, seems fair enough for 38 games of joy and excitement... As i will mostly be unemployed this coming season, I shall invest in a ticket and have a right jolly od time. Bosh!
hmmm....okay, seems fair enough for 38 games of joy and excitement... As i will mostly be unemployed this coming season, I shall invest in a ticket and have a right jolly od time. Bosh! thebigtruthdog

2:01pm Wed 23 May 12

bigfella777 says...

Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club. bigfella777

2:01pm Wed 23 May 12

george chivers says...

thebigtruthdog wrote:
hmmm....okay, seems fair enough for 38 games of joy and excitement... As i will mostly be unemployed this coming season, I shall invest in a ticket and have a right jolly od time. Bosh!
19 games.
[quote][p][bold]thebigtruthdog[/bold] wrote: hmmm....okay, seems fair enough for 38 games of joy and excitement... As i will mostly be unemployed this coming season, I shall invest in a ticket and have a right jolly od time. Bosh![/p][/quote]19 games. george chivers

2:03pm Wed 23 May 12

Walter K says...

Seems reasonable.
Seems reasonable. Walter K

2:06pm Wed 23 May 12

george chivers says...

St Retford wrote:
Daft Kerplunk wrote:
If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up
You have the best username EVER.

If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.
Do you have a season ticket?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Daft Kerplunk[/bold] wrote: If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up[/p][/quote]You have the best username EVER. If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.[/p][/quote]Do you have a season ticket? george chivers

2:12pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

Not really sure what people expected. We are midway in Premiership pricing, and as someone pointed out we live in a supposedly more affluent area of the country. No one likes an increase but it is around where i thought they would be, it is the price of success. If we continue to do well then expect prices to increase by more than inflation year on year.Don't forget new rules coming along which will mean that clubs will have to balance the books. I feel for the people who genuinely can't afford to renew but others who are trying to argue over the pricing by comparing paying £20 to watch Doncaster and £30 to watch Man U etc. are not in the real world.
Not really sure what people expected. We are midway in Premiership pricing, and as someone pointed out we live in a supposedly more affluent area of the country. No one likes an increase but it is around where i thought they would be, it is the price of success. If we continue to do well then expect prices to increase by more than inflation year on year.Don't forget new rules coming along which will mean that clubs will have to balance the books. I feel for the people who genuinely can't afford to renew but others who are trying to argue over the pricing by comparing paying £20 to watch Doncaster and £30 to watch Man U etc. are not in the real world. Redrobbo

2:12pm Wed 23 May 12

Shoong says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
The Premier League? 'That calibre of football'? Remember, your not just paying to watch our players but the opposition teams as well and many say our PL is the best in the world.

Glass half empty for you then!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]The Premier League? 'That calibre of football'? Remember, your not just paying to watch our players but the opposition teams as well and many say our PL is the best in the world. Glass half empty for you then! Shoong

2:12pm Wed 23 May 12

LeroyJenkins says...

GOD EVERYONE STOP MOANING YEAH PRICES ARE GOING UP BUT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST, THE CLUB NEEDS TO GENERATE FURTHER INCOME, LETS STOP MOANING AND GET BEHIND THE BOYS
GOD EVERYONE STOP MOANING YEAH PRICES ARE GOING UP BUT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST, THE CLUB NEEDS TO GENERATE FURTHER INCOME, LETS STOP MOANING AND GET BEHIND THE BOYS LeroyJenkins

2:13pm Wed 23 May 12

Shoong says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
forgot to mention, can you let us know where you heard that the club is to be sold? Or is that just a complete guess ;) ?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]forgot to mention, can you let us know where you heard that the club is to be sold? Or is that just a complete guess ;) ? Shoong

2:14pm Wed 23 May 12

anderoo says...

What the Echo fails to mention is that the games will will catergorised depending on who the opponent is. The Cat A games are Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and the 2 Manc sides. Cat B includes Wetspam and Reading, and C includes Wigan and Norwich. So the only way to work out the prices properly is to see how much the games for each catergory is, cos as a season ticket holder you wont have to worry about a weekly cost.
Also the instalment plan is payable over 7 months for renewals, with only 25% payment required upfront.
What the Echo fails to mention is that the games will will catergorised depending on who the opponent is. The Cat A games are Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and the 2 Manc sides. Cat B includes Wetspam and Reading, and C includes Wigan and Norwich. So the only way to work out the prices properly is to see how much the games for each catergory is, cos as a season ticket holder you wont have to worry about a weekly cost. Also the instalment plan is payable over 7 months for renewals, with only 25% payment required upfront. anderoo

2:19pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

george chivers wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Daft Kerplunk wrote: If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up
You have the best username EVER. If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.
Do you have a season ticket?
I didn't last season for the first time in a long time, but I will get one this time.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Daft Kerplunk[/bold] wrote: If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up[/p][/quote]You have the best username EVER. If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.[/p][/quote]Do you have a season ticket?[/p][/quote]I didn't last season for the first time in a long time, but I will get one this time. St Retford

2:20pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

Shoong wrote:
bigfella777 wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
forgot to mention, can you let us know where you heard that the club is to be sold? Or is that just a complete guess ;) ?
Liebherrs converted their loan to the club into shares. This in theory makes it easier for them to sell the club, so people have put two and two together and come up with five. There may be some substance in it, but it is pure speculation at the moment.If you wanted to put a different spin on it then you could equally make a case that they are showing their commitment to the club by converting loans to equity. I have heard rumours of Chinese syndicate wanting to buy us, but have nothing to substantiate that. I personally hope that the Liebherr family carry on the legacy of Markus and retain ownership. I would rather the club be owned by people who have shown integrity rather than by some of the bandits and chancers who have purchased other clubs.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]forgot to mention, can you let us know where you heard that the club is to be sold? Or is that just a complete guess ;) ?[/p][/quote]Liebherrs converted their loan to the club into shares. This in theory makes it easier for them to sell the club, so people have put two and two together and come up with five. There may be some substance in it, but it is pure speculation at the moment.If you wanted to put a different spin on it then you could equally make a case that they are showing their commitment to the club by converting loans to equity. I have heard rumours of Chinese syndicate wanting to buy us, but have nothing to substantiate that. I personally hope that the Liebherr family carry on the legacy of Markus and retain ownership. I would rather the club be owned by people who have shown integrity rather than by some of the bandits and chancers who have purchased other clubs. Redrobbo

2:21pm Wed 23 May 12

miltonarcher says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
You really are a bitter and twisted individual. Are you so jealous of SFC you have to come on here and spout your infantile rubbish. Perhaps in your sad and lonely life it gives you some sort of thrill. Go away and try supporting your own club.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]You really are a bitter and twisted individual. Are you so jealous of SFC you have to come on here and spout your infantile rubbish. Perhaps in your sad and lonely life it gives you some sort of thrill. Go away and try supporting your own club. miltonarcher

2:27pm Wed 23 May 12

DasLiebherrTrain says...

West Ham and Reading not cheap either! Saints cheaper than West Ham and price per game cheaper than Reading. Teams who get promoted to the Premier League initially require more investment than established teams... Just an observation.
West Ham and Reading not cheap either! Saints cheaper than West Ham and price per game cheaper than Reading. Teams who get promoted to the Premier League initially require more investment than established teams... Just an observation. DasLiebherrTrain

2:28pm Wed 23 May 12

SaintMax says...

The stakes are higher, the cost of running the club will be much higher, the quality of the teams that visit will be much higher.. entertainment wise you will see Rooney, Modric, Bale, Balotelli week in week out as opposed to I dont know who - much higher. It amazes me the people that demand a winning team, and promotions then whinge at the ramifacations. Cough up, enjoy us being where we havent for years, or go and cheer on a 2nd div team with cheaper prices
The stakes are higher, the cost of running the club will be much higher, the quality of the teams that visit will be much higher.. entertainment wise you will see Rooney, Modric, Bale, Balotelli week in week out as opposed to I dont know who - much higher. It amazes me the people that demand a winning team, and promotions then whinge at the ramifacations. Cough up, enjoy us being where we havent for years, or go and cheer on a 2nd div team with cheaper prices SaintMax

2:30pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

SaintMax wrote:
The stakes are higher, the cost of running the club will be much higher, the quality of the teams that visit will be much higher.. entertainment wise you will see Rooney, Modric, Bale, Balotelli week in week out as opposed to I dont know who - much higher. It amazes me the people that demand a winning team, and promotions then whinge at the ramifacations. Cough up, enjoy us being where we havent for years, or go and cheer on a 2nd div team with cheaper prices
We're signing all of them? Blimey, £500 a season is an absolute SNIP.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: The stakes are higher, the cost of running the club will be much higher, the quality of the teams that visit will be much higher.. entertainment wise you will see Rooney, Modric, Bale, Balotelli week in week out as opposed to I dont know who - much higher. It amazes me the people that demand a winning team, and promotions then whinge at the ramifacations. Cough up, enjoy us being where we havent for years, or go and cheer on a 2nd div team with cheaper prices[/p][/quote]We're signing all of them? Blimey, £500 a season is an absolute SNIP. St Retford

2:31pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

Just did a quick calculation.If you average the players wages £15K per player per week that equates to £780K a year per player. If you average the revenue per seat at £600 per season.Then you need to sell 1300 seats per season just to pay the wages, that is without National Insurance.So with a squad of 25 (and it will be bigger than that because of players ages) then the ticket revenue will not even pay the players wages. On top of that you have everyone else working for the club, the cost of the stadium, the academy , travel and hotels , the list is endless and that is before we actually buy anyone. This shows why the Sky money is vital. My starting avergae wage per player is just a stab in the dark, but I don't think it will be a million miles away.
Just did a quick calculation.If you average the players wages £15K per player per week that equates to £780K a year per player. If you average the revenue per seat at £600 per season.Then you need to sell 1300 seats per season just to pay the wages, that is without National Insurance.So with a squad of 25 (and it will be bigger than that because of players ages) then the ticket revenue will not even pay the players wages. On top of that you have everyone else working for the club, the cost of the stadium, the academy , travel and hotels , the list is endless and that is before we actually buy anyone. This shows why the Sky money is vital. My starting avergae wage per player is just a stab in the dark, but I don't think it will be a million miles away. Redrobbo

2:34pm Wed 23 May 12

UTS says...

I think the prices are a sobering welcome to the Premier League. Despite a basic £50million per season coming into PL clubs they are still charging crazy prices. Over recent seasons fans only turned out at higher levels than expected as we were winning.

Im led to believe they are now going to charge fans £1.50 to actually buy tickets from the ticket office ! bonkers.

I think we will struggle to get 20k for most games and so called Cat A teams, no more than 25k.
I think the prices are a sobering welcome to the Premier League. Despite a basic £50million per season coming into PL clubs they are still charging crazy prices. Over recent seasons fans only turned out at higher levels than expected as we were winning. Im led to believe they are now going to charge fans £1.50 to actually buy tickets from the ticket office ! bonkers. I think we will struggle to get 20k for most games and so called Cat A teams, no more than 25k. UTS

2:43pm Wed 23 May 12

MGRA says...

£50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?
£50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!? MGRA

2:47pm Wed 23 May 12

mack chinnon says...

UTS wrote:
I think the prices are a sobering welcome to the Premier League. Despite a basic £50million per season coming into PL clubs they are still charging crazy prices. Over recent seasons fans only turned out at higher levels than expected as we were winning.

Im led to believe they are now going to charge fans £1.50 to actually buy tickets from the ticket office ! bonkers.

I think we will struggle to get 20k for most games and so called Cat A teams, no more than 25k.
Are you mad.
[quote][p][bold]UTS[/bold] wrote: I think the prices are a sobering welcome to the Premier League. Despite a basic £50million per season coming into PL clubs they are still charging crazy prices. Over recent seasons fans only turned out at higher levels than expected as we were winning. Im led to believe they are now going to charge fans £1.50 to actually buy tickets from the ticket office ! bonkers. I think we will struggle to get 20k for most games and so called Cat A teams, no more than 25k.[/p][/quote]Are you mad. mack chinnon

2:50pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

MGRA wrote:
£50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?
Because people are lazy! The instalments are only possible because of the new smartcard entry will allow the club to block the cards of anyone who doesn't pay. With the old tickets the system was abused by certain individuals who would claim to be Saints fans and then basically steal from the club by stopping their payments but not returning the ticket.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: £50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?[/p][/quote]Because people are lazy! The instalments are only possible because of the new smartcard entry will allow the club to block the cards of anyone who doesn't pay. With the old tickets the system was abused by certain individuals who would claim to be Saints fans and then basically steal from the club by stopping their payments but not returning the ticket. Redrobbo

2:52pm Wed 23 May 12

BIg-Al says...

So £575 for a Northam renewal - but only £600 for a new seat in the Northam. ONLY £25 BONUS TO REPAY THE LOYALTY :( thanks for supporting us during the last 7 years of struggle -
So £575 for a Northam renewal - but only £600 for a new seat in the Northam. ONLY £25 BONUS TO REPAY THE LOYALTY :( thanks for supporting us during the last 7 years of struggle - BIg-Al

2:53pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

Redrobbo wrote:
Just did a quick calculation.If you average the players wages £15K per player per week that equates to £780K a year per player. If you average the revenue per seat at £600 per season.Then you need to sell 1300 seats per season just to pay the wages, that is without National Insurance.So with a squad of 25 (and it will be bigger than that because of players ages) then the ticket revenue will not even pay the players wages. On top of that you have everyone else working for the club, the cost of the stadium, the academy , travel and hotels , the list is endless and that is before we actually buy anyone. This shows why the Sky money is vital. My starting avergae wage per player is just a stab in the dark, but I don't think it will be a million miles away.
just reread my email that is 1300 tickets( paying customers) per player per season.
[quote][p][bold]Redrobbo[/bold] wrote: Just did a quick calculation.If you average the players wages £15K per player per week that equates to £780K a year per player. If you average the revenue per seat at £600 per season.Then you need to sell 1300 seats per season just to pay the wages, that is without National Insurance.So with a squad of 25 (and it will be bigger than that because of players ages) then the ticket revenue will not even pay the players wages. On top of that you have everyone else working for the club, the cost of the stadium, the academy , travel and hotels , the list is endless and that is before we actually buy anyone. This shows why the Sky money is vital. My starting avergae wage per player is just a stab in the dark, but I don't think it will be a million miles away.[/p][/quote]just reread my email that is 1300 tickets( paying customers) per player per season. Redrobbo

2:53pm Wed 23 May 12

Itchen hero says...

up the saints, here come the moan and groans........
up the saints, here come the moan and groans........ Itchen hero

3:15pm Wed 23 May 12

george chivers says...

Last season I was a full time student and so entitled to a discount. This season I am not entitled to a discount, my % increase season on season, game on game, considering the number of games has been reduced by 4 is around 90%.

I will be renewing, but equally I will be looking forward to claiming my over 65 discount next season.

The position of Saints in the above ticket price league table is roughly where I guess Cortese would like us to be in the Premier League at the end of next season.
Last season I was a full time student and so entitled to a discount. This season I am not entitled to a discount, my % increase season on season, game on game, considering the number of games has been reduced by 4 is around 90%. I will be renewing, but equally I will be looking forward to claiming my over 65 discount next season. The position of Saints in the above ticket price league table is roughly where I guess Cortese would like us to be in the Premier League at the end of next season. george chivers

3:30pm Wed 23 May 12

Lyn-Bn says...

Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?
Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money? Lyn-Bn

3:30pm Wed 23 May 12

LadySaint1975 says...

Typical Echo, trying to put a negative slant on it! My season ticket has gone from £465 to £575 and I was expecting more. Everybody I have spoken to is happy about the increase
Typical Echo, trying to put a negative slant on it! My season ticket has gone from £465 to £575 and I was expecting more. Everybody I have spoken to is happy about the increase LadySaint1975

3:35pm Wed 23 May 12

StevieSteve says...

More expensive than the Premier League Champions? Well, looks like we're gonna be signing some very expensive players! Happy days! :-)
More expensive than the Premier League Champions? Well, looks like we're gonna be signing some very expensive players! Happy days! :-) StevieSteve

3:36pm Wed 23 May 12

Lm once said hello to me says...

Loyal season ticket holder since the Dell. Bought my Kingsland ticket of plan and maintained my loyalty through thick, thin and two relegations. Now apparently I'm in a "premium" area and have to pay the top prices. It would be nice if those supporters who are re-newing tickets got some recognition for their commitment with new tickets attracting the premium price.(Still at least Billy Sharp and 4-0 won me £100 last match of season so it's offset a bit).
Loyal season ticket holder since the Dell. Bought my Kingsland ticket of plan and maintained my loyalty through thick, thin and two relegations. Now apparently I'm in a "premium" area and have to pay the top prices. It would be nice if those supporters who are re-newing tickets got some recognition for their commitment with new tickets attracting the premium price.(Still at least Billy Sharp and 4-0 won me £100 last match of season so it's offset a bit). Lm once said hello to me

3:36pm Wed 23 May 12

Hobson82 says...

DasLiebherrTrain wrote:
West Ham and Reading not cheap either! Saints cheaper than West Ham and price per game cheaper than Reading. Teams who get promoted to the Premier League initially require more investment than established teams... Just an observation.
As I said the prices are MOSTLY based on local economy. West Ham are in London and Reading are very close to London, hence why there prices are so high. Look at poorer parts of the country like Newcastle and Sunderland, their season ticket prices are much more reasonable mainly because most of them are unemployed.
[quote][p][bold]DasLiebherrTrain[/bold] wrote: West Ham and Reading not cheap either! Saints cheaper than West Ham and price per game cheaper than Reading. Teams who get promoted to the Premier League initially require more investment than established teams... Just an observation.[/p][/quote]As I said the prices are MOSTLY based on local economy. West Ham are in London and Reading are very close to London, hence why there prices are so high. Look at poorer parts of the country like Newcastle and Sunderland, their season ticket prices are much more reasonable mainly because most of them are unemployed. Hobson82

3:37pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

BIg-Al wrote:
So £575 for a Northam renewal - but only £600 for a new seat in the Northam. ONLY £25 BONUS TO REPAY THE LOYALTY :( thanks for supporting us during the last 7 years of struggle -
The Club is a business, any romantic idea that football clubs are anything other than that are from a byegone era when they were owned by the local butcher! The Club would have looked at the market and pitched the ticket prices at where they think they can sell them. A shopkeeper wont sell something for a pound if he can sell it for one pound fifty, but equally he has to compete with other businesses. We will now pay around £30 for a game of premiership football, that is probably on par with other forms of live entertainment, and cheaper than a night at the pub.
[quote][p][bold]BIg-Al[/bold] wrote: So £575 for a Northam renewal - but only £600 for a new seat in the Northam. ONLY £25 BONUS TO REPAY THE LOYALTY :( thanks for supporting us during the last 7 years of struggle -[/p][/quote]The Club is a business, any romantic idea that football clubs are anything other than that are from a byegone era when they were owned by the local butcher! The Club would have looked at the market and pitched the ticket prices at where they think they can sell them. A shopkeeper wont sell something for a pound if he can sell it for one pound fifty, but equally he has to compete with other businesses. We will now pay around £30 for a game of premiership football, that is probably on par with other forms of live entertainment, and cheaper than a night at the pub. Redrobbo

3:40pm Wed 23 May 12

WobblyCat says...

It's what I expected, football's got expensive and we need to be able to spend money to stay in the premier league. It’s unfortunate though as not everyone can afford this kind of money. I think existing season ticket holders have been treated a bit shabs though as their tickets have increased much more than new ones. I guess the feeling is that they’re already hooked and the club wants to be more appealing to new fans to increase numbers. A bit ruthless but then football is a ruthless biz these days.
It's what I expected, football's got expensive and we need to be able to spend money to stay in the premier league. It’s unfortunate though as not everyone can afford this kind of money. I think existing season ticket holders have been treated a bit shabs though as their tickets have increased much more than new ones. I guess the feeling is that they’re already hooked and the club wants to be more appealing to new fans to increase numbers. A bit ruthless but then football is a ruthless biz these days. WobblyCat

3:45pm Wed 23 May 12

seany1966 says...

Ok we all expected the prices to go up but the sneaky F@@ker has moved the goal post , sorry the seating margines , apparently I no longer sit in the wings ( dead in line with the penalty spot) I'm now classed as centre now cough up an extra £200 ... Fu£k right off
Ok we all expected the prices to go up but the sneaky F@@ker has moved the goal post , sorry the seating margines , apparently I no longer sit in the wings ( dead in line with the penalty spot) I'm now classed as centre now cough up an extra £200 ... Fu£k right off seany1966

3:50pm Wed 23 May 12

legod7 says...

I am in Itchen North, so my ticket has gone from being Itchen centre to Itchen wing so saving quite a bit.
I am in Itchen North, so my ticket has gone from being Itchen centre to Itchen wing so saving quite a bit. legod7

3:55pm Wed 23 May 12

saintsmurf96 says...

I'm happy with that an increase of £35 for x100 better quality footie!!!! Cheers cortese :)
I'm happy with that an increase of £35 for x100 better quality footie!!!! Cheers cortese :) saintsmurf96

4:00pm Wed 23 May 12

franiow says...

The introduction of premium seating is merely a return to original situation at time of move to SMS. At that time concessions were only available in the corners. Introduction of concessions throughout ground was only introduced latterly. People have short memories. We are in the PL and must pay PL prices. Clubs with lower prices have either got more seats or have to attract fans...SMS will be full for most games. I want success for Southampton and will buy tickets when I can.
The introduction of premium seating is merely a return to original situation at time of move to SMS. At that time concessions were only available in the corners. Introduction of concessions throughout ground was only introduced latterly. People have short memories. We are in the PL and must pay PL prices. Clubs with lower prices have either got more seats or have to attract fans...SMS will be full for most games. I want success for Southampton and will buy tickets when I can. franiow

4:01pm Wed 23 May 12

miltonarcher says...

Surely its time to put the away fans in a different section, perhaps one of the corners, give over the whole of the Northam to Saints, we'll need all the help we can get in the Prem.
Surely its time to put the away fans in a different section, perhaps one of the corners, give over the whole of the Northam to Saints, we'll need all the help we can get in the Prem. miltonarcher

4:10pm Wed 23 May 12

Lyn-Bn says...

saintsmurf96 wrote:
I'm happy with that an increase of £35 for x100 better quality footie!!!! Cheers cortese :)
Lucky you. Ours has gone up £195 each.
[quote][p][bold]saintsmurf96[/bold] wrote: I'm happy with that an increase of £35 for x100 better quality footie!!!! Cheers cortese :)[/p][/quote]Lucky you. Ours has gone up £195 each. Lyn-Bn

4:14pm Wed 23 May 12

Tevez888 says...

Happy and Unhappy!

As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front.
What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH.
I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more.

I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making.

Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.
Happy and Unhappy! As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front. What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH. I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more. I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making. Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck. Tevez888

4:15pm Wed 23 May 12

Redrobbo says...

this was proposed , but the Police put a block on it because of getting away fans in and out of the ground in a timely manner. The alternative would actually be to do the eact opposite and for the club to encourage everyone in the Northam to migrate to the Chapel. I can never understand why we kick away from the vocal support in the second half, so moving the home choir kills two birds with one stone.
this was proposed , but the Police put a block on it because of getting away fans in and out of the ground in a timely manner. The alternative would actually be to do the eact opposite and for the club to encourage everyone in the Northam to migrate to the Chapel. I can never understand why we kick away from the vocal support in the second half, so moving the home choir kills two birds with one stone. Redrobbo

4:20pm Wed 23 May 12

sarfhamton says...

This will mean tough times for me as my ticket for me and my two sons go from £795 to £1020. But it will be worth it!
This will mean tough times for me as my ticket for me and my two sons go from £795 to £1020. But it will be worth it! sarfhamton

4:35pm Wed 23 May 12

Hatman says...

It's a bigger increase than I expected but I will definitely renew. May mean have to think harder about going to so many away games. Just hope the whinger who sits behind me thinks it's too expensive and doesn't renew.
It's a bigger increase than I expected but I will definitely renew. May mean have to think harder about going to so many away games. Just hope the whinger who sits behind me thinks it's too expensive and doesn't renew. Hatman

4:45pm Wed 23 May 12

ToastyTea says...

£575 renewal for me in Northam which happy about.
£575 renewal for me in Northam which happy about. ToastyTea

4:47pm Wed 23 May 12

Jesus_02 says...

"Furthermore, the Club is introducing defined areas of Premium Seating"

My seat has gone from being "wings" to "center" because of this, meaning that my season ticket has gone up from £465 to £625. I.E £160. This was after it went up last season from £325 meaning an increase of very nearly 100% over two seasons. I cant be bothered to work out the difference in cost per game...its too depressing......I would love to get a season ticket...but it really is a big decision in a town called malice!
"Furthermore, the Club is introducing defined areas of Premium Seating" My seat has gone from being "wings" to "center" because of this, meaning that my season ticket has gone up from £465 to £625. I.E £160. This was after it went up last season from £325 meaning an increase of very nearly 100% over two seasons. I cant be bothered to work out the difference in cost per game...its too depressing......I would love to get a season ticket...but it really is a big decision in a town called malice! Jesus_02

4:48pm Wed 23 May 12

Lone Ranger. says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
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[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Lone Ranger.

4:55pm Wed 23 May 12

milton road says...

As we start to go into the FIFA fair play rules. Where clubs have to clear their debt it makes sense to change debt to shares. Once the rules come in proper then there will be no owners able to clear club debt.
The idea was to enter the premier league virtually debt free. Which makes sound sense.
We have people who run us who work on sound business sense.
The club in transfers and wages has to be self sufficient.
Okay prices have gone up but they are going to be comparable with most premier clubs. Did anyone really expect anything else?
There was this argument before last season if i remember.
Yet our average gate was well up.
Higher wages more expensive players, we compete or we go back down.
This is it the big time and we need to stay there.
As we start to go into the FIFA fair play rules. Where clubs have to clear their debt it makes sense to change debt to shares. Once the rules come in proper then there will be no owners able to clear club debt. The idea was to enter the premier league virtually debt free. Which makes sound sense. We have people who run us who work on sound business sense. The club in transfers and wages has to be self sufficient. Okay prices have gone up but they are going to be comparable with most premier clubs. Did anyone really expect anything else? There was this argument before last season if i remember. Yet our average gate was well up. Higher wages more expensive players, we compete or we go back down. This is it the big time and we need to stay there. milton road

5:04pm Wed 23 May 12

Saintsayer II says...

I've been in block 8 since SMS opened Now i qualify for a concession they have taken them away for the centre of the itchen stand If I move to block 9, 12 seats, away I save £160. My tic
I've been in block 8 since SMS opened Now i qualify for a concession they have taken them away for the centre of the itchen stand If I move to block 9, 12 seats, away I save £160. My tic Saintsayer II

5:05pm Wed 23 May 12

lambo83 says...

Redrobbo wrote:
BIg-Al wrote: So £575 for a Northam renewal - but only £600 for a new seat in the Northam. ONLY £25 BONUS TO REPAY THE LOYALTY :( thanks for supporting us during the last 7 years of struggle -
The Club is a business, any romantic idea that football clubs are anything other than that are from a byegone era when they were owned by the local butcher! The Club would have looked at the market and pitched the ticket prices at where they think they can sell them. A shopkeeper wont sell something for a pound if he can sell it for one pound fifty, but equally he has to compete with other businesses. We will now pay around £30 for a game of premiership football, that is probably on par with other forms of live entertainment, and cheaper than a night at the pub.
All very well and good but why do adults renewing in all other areas get either £45 / £85 as a gesture of their loyalty or 6.67% / 7.2% / 12.23% (depending on where they sit) but those sitting behind the goals or in the wings only get a £25 or 4.35% saving for their continued loyalty??

Am I not as good a fan as the others?
[quote][p][bold]Redrobbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIg-Al[/bold] wrote: So £575 for a Northam renewal - but only £600 for a new seat in the Northam. ONLY £25 BONUS TO REPAY THE LOYALTY :( thanks for supporting us during the last 7 years of struggle -[/p][/quote]The Club is a business, any romantic idea that football clubs are anything other than that are from a byegone era when they were owned by the local butcher! The Club would have looked at the market and pitched the ticket prices at where they think they can sell them. A shopkeeper wont sell something for a pound if he can sell it for one pound fifty, but equally he has to compete with other businesses. We will now pay around £30 for a game of premiership football, that is probably on par with other forms of live entertainment, and cheaper than a night at the pub.[/p][/quote]All very well and good but why do adults renewing in all other areas get either £45 / £85 as a gesture of their loyalty or 6.67% / 7.2% / 12.23% (depending on where they sit) but those sitting behind the goals or in the wings only get a £25 or 4.35% saving for their continued loyalty?? Am I not as good a fan as the others? lambo83

5:07pm Wed 23 May 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

as a hard working man it will be difficult to afford the renew but i deserve it for being a worker and being there when we was not so good. so i'm getting it and good for me. coyr ipdy
as a hard working man it will be difficult to afford the renew but i deserve it for being a worker and being there when we was not so good. so i'm getting it and good for me. coyr ipdy likewatchingbrazil

5:12pm Wed 23 May 12

MGRA says...

Saints need a bigger stadium with more cheaper seats. Its as simple as that. NC needs to get his skates on and fast track a three-sides re-build or a new stadium...
Saints need a bigger stadium with more cheaper seats. Its as simple as that. NC needs to get his skates on and fast track a three-sides re-build or a new stadium... MGRA

5:29pm Wed 23 May 12

ShakeyWiffles says...

Highly doubting I can afford this! :( Have fun in my seat new season ticket holders! Mind you, the blokes that sit behind me are right old whingeing buggers so maybe it's not all bad?
Highly doubting I can afford this! :( Have fun in my seat new season ticket holders! Mind you, the blokes that sit behind me are right old whingeing buggers so maybe it's not all bad? ShakeyWiffles

5:31pm Wed 23 May 12

LeTissLeGod says...

LeroyJenkins wrote:
GOD EVERYONE STOP MOANING YEAH PRICES ARE GOING UP BUT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST, THE CLUB NEEDS TO GENERATE FURTHER INCOME, LETS STOP MOANING AND GET BEHIND THE BOYS
Totally agree with you mate
[quote][p][bold]LeroyJenkins[/bold] wrote: GOD EVERYONE STOP MOANING YEAH PRICES ARE GOING UP BUT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST, THE CLUB NEEDS TO GENERATE FURTHER INCOME, LETS STOP MOANING AND GET BEHIND THE BOYS[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you mate LeTissLeGod

5:37pm Wed 23 May 12

rednwhite42 says...

As a season ticket holder this is as expected. We wanted to go up we have so now we pay for it. This isnt as bad as i thought it would be and other clubs are much much worse than we are. Plus we are not in debt and dont pay stupid wages and this helps keep club growing stronger and hopefully bring in some new players. Welcome to the premier league. The ones i feel for are the families and kids going in this climate.
As a season ticket holder this is as expected. We wanted to go up we have so now we pay for it. This isnt as bad as i thought it would be and other clubs are much much worse than we are. Plus we are not in debt and dont pay stupid wages and this helps keep club growing stronger and hopefully bring in some new players. Welcome to the premier league. The ones i feel for are the families and kids going in this climate. rednwhite42

5:40pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.
I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense. OSPREYSAINT

5:43pm Wed 23 May 12

Ted Rogers says...

Tevez888 wrote:
Happy and Unhappy! As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front. What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH. I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more. I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making. Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.
You contradict yourself 'I'm happy - I'm disgusted'.
So what would really make you happy if other people have to pay more than you to sit in the same seating watching the game.
Don't be so naive. You support a club because you wish to; no-one forces you, and here's some news, out of 30,000 people you're not special.
[quote][p][bold]Tevez888[/bold] wrote: Happy and Unhappy! As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front. What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH. I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more. I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making. Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.[/p][/quote]You contradict yourself 'I'm happy - I'm disgusted'. So what would really make you happy if other people have to pay more than you to sit in the same seating watching the game. Don't be so naive. You support a club because you wish to; no-one forces you, and here's some news, out of 30,000 people you're not special. Ted Rogers

5:43pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

LeroyJenkins wrote:
GOD EVERYONE STOP MOANING YEAH PRICES ARE GOING UP BUT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST, THE CLUB NEEDS TO GENERATE FURTHER INCOME, LETS STOP MOANING AND GET BEHIND THE BOYS
Give us a break, I reckon at these Prices we can afford a little bit of grumpiness if makes one feel better about it. Now I am moaning about people moaning about the moaners!
[quote][p][bold]LeroyJenkins[/bold] wrote: GOD EVERYONE STOP MOANING YEAH PRICES ARE GOING UP BUT IF WE WANT TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST, THE CLUB NEEDS TO GENERATE FURTHER INCOME, LETS STOP MOANING AND GET BEHIND THE BOYS[/p][/quote]Give us a break, I reckon at these Prices we can afford a little bit of grumpiness if makes one feel better about it. Now I am moaning about people moaning about the moaners! OSPREYSAINT

5:49pm Wed 23 May 12

BowesSaint says...

St Retford wrote:
Daft Kerplunk wrote:
If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up
You have the best username EVER.

If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.
Oh not as bad as it could have been. I sit in the new 'premium'itchen with my 2 boys under 11. Last year we paid £800 and attended 39 matches. Our reward for our support - a 125% increase to £2085. Unbelievable!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Daft Kerplunk[/bold] wrote: If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up[/p][/quote]You have the best username EVER. If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.[/p][/quote]Oh not as bad as it could have been. I sit in the new 'premium'itchen with my 2 boys under 11. Last year we paid £800 and attended 39 matches. Our reward for our support - a 125% increase to £2085. Unbelievable! BowesSaint

6:03pm Wed 23 May 12

GHamilton says...

dopplershift wrote:
30% increase. Hope there's a 30% increase in the quality of football as well.
Ah yes....i can assure you there will be a 30% increase in football quality....wether it will be 30% increase from us is another question!
[quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: 30% increase. Hope there's a 30% increase in the quality of football as well.[/p][/quote]Ah yes....i can assure you there will be a 30% increase in football quality....wether it will be 30% increase from us is another question! GHamilton

6:06pm Wed 23 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Tevez888 wrote:
Happy and Unhappy!

As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front.
What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH.
I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more.

I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making.

Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.
Can understand your mixed feelings on this. There are a number of people who could probably 'justify' some kind of freebe, especially season ticket holders of recent years and the regular travelling faithful. It won't happen and it's probably a correct commercial decision.

In the end, we will all vote with our feet (and a little with our hearts).

It doesn't affect me because of where I live, what I earn, what else I have to prioritise and what I'd be prepared to pay.

In the end, along with most people on here, and accepting that seating and purchasing policies have altered and will affect some more than others, it seems about right.

If anyone is to 'blame' (big word that) for the 'high' price of a football ticket, it's probably those who take most money out of the game - the top-earning players, agents etc.

Probably the best way to justify it is to think like this:
Ballpark figure? £600 or so? That's, what? 200 pints?

In other words, one week's supply of beer for Slugger, Bill Seedhouse and RedArmy combined!

Bargain!
[quote][p][bold]Tevez888[/bold] wrote: Happy and Unhappy! As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front. What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH. I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more. I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making. Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.[/p][/quote]Can understand your mixed feelings on this. There are a number of people who could probably 'justify' some kind of freebe, especially season ticket holders of recent years and the regular travelling faithful. It won't happen and it's probably a correct commercial decision. In the end, we will all vote with our feet (and a little with our hearts). It doesn't affect me because of where I live, what I earn, what else I have to prioritise and what I'd be prepared to pay. In the end, along with most people on here, and accepting that seating and purchasing policies have altered and will affect some more than others, it seems about right. If anyone is to 'blame' (big word that) for the 'high' price of a football ticket, it's probably those who take most money out of the game - the top-earning players, agents etc. Probably the best way to justify it is to think like this: Ballpark figure? £600 or so? That's, what? 200 pints? In other words, one week's supply of beer for Slugger, Bill Seedhouse and RedArmy combined! Bargain! Strasbourg Saint

6:10pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Lyn-Bn wrote:
saintsmurf96 wrote:
I'm happy with that an increase of £35 for x100 better quality footie!!!! Cheers cortese :)
Lucky you. Ours has gone up £195 each.
Get a less expensive seat then...it's not rocket science.
[quote][p][bold]Lyn-Bn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsmurf96[/bold] wrote: I'm happy with that an increase of £35 for x100 better quality footie!!!! Cheers cortese :)[/p][/quote]Lucky you. Ours has gone up £195 each.[/p][/quote]Get a less expensive seat then...it's not rocket science. Baddesley Bill

6:11pm Wed 23 May 12

BowesSaint says...

I appreciate we are in the premier league, I live in London and I will have some great away games ; my 15% increase is fine but my kids seats have gone up 700%; for the fans of the future. That is truly disgusting!
I appreciate we are in the premier league, I live in London and I will have some great away games ; my 15% increase is fine but my kids seats have gone up 700%; for the fans of the future. That is truly disgusting! BowesSaint

6:16pm Wed 23 May 12

sarfhamton says...

Be careful what you wish for? Cheer up moaners and fish off down the M27 as it will be cheaper there
Be careful what you wish for? Cheer up moaners and fish off down the M27 as it will be cheaper there sarfhamton

6:17pm Wed 23 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

A bit expensive may be i might rennew if we get men of balls in midfield and the speedy boys with pace which that team is lackiny!
A bit expensive may be i might rennew if we get men of balls in midfield and the speedy boys with pace which that team is lackiny! Fatty x Ford Worker

6:21pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Right...I've had a crummy day at work, so I feel like an arguement. Could all the whinging "I've only saved £25 for my undivided loyalty" brigade answer me this....I've spent the last 5 seasons going to all possible games...paying the gate prices...going to away games...yet I'm not whinging. In fact, I think the prices are right where they should be when you consider PL ticket prices elsewhere. We (as a Club) have ambition..and it needs paying for FFS. Jeez...anyone who thought any different is clearly deluded or just wants to have a moan about something/anything. I'm in for a season ticket...and one for my daughter (who can't go to every game btw) just to secure my place...and ensure my tickets for away/cup games. COYR!
Right...I've had a crummy day at work, so I feel like an arguement. Could all the whinging "I've only saved £25 for my undivided loyalty" brigade answer me this....I've spent the last 5 seasons going to all possible games...paying the gate prices...going to away games...yet I'm not whinging. In fact, I think the prices are right where they should be when you consider PL ticket prices elsewhere. We (as a Club) have ambition..and it needs paying for FFS. Jeez...anyone who thought any different is clearly deluded or just wants to have a moan about something/anything. I'm in for a season ticket...and one for my daughter (who can't go to every game btw) just to secure my place...and ensure my tickets for away/cup games. COYR! Baddesley Bill

6:22pm Wed 23 May 12

GHamilton says...

Reading through most of these posts here, is futher proof if proof were needed, that football has long since departed from being a working mans sport at top flight level, i will continue to go when i can, especialy as each home game is 130 mile round trip. We need as was suggested earlier, a bigger stadium, but i'm not convinced if this were done, lower prices would follow; as they would be looking to re-coup the exspantion costs. Looks like higher prices are here to stay;....as for loyalty?...as a prevoius boss once told me, no such thing lad!!
Reading through most of these posts here, is futher proof if proof were needed, that football has long since departed from being a working mans sport at top flight level, i will continue to go when i can, especialy as each home game is 130 mile round trip. We need as was suggested earlier, a bigger stadium, but i'm not convinced if this were done, lower prices would follow; as they would be looking to re-coup the exspantion costs. Looks like higher prices are here to stay;....as for loyalty?...as a prevoius boss once told me, no such thing lad!! GHamilton

6:23pm Wed 23 May 12

Golden_Salamander says...

Lyn-Bn wrote:
Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?
Mine has also gone up 51% from £380 to £575, but this is mainly because they have returned most of the Chapel end to "wings/goal" from the "family centre", that it was clasified as for the last few years.
.
Back in Premier League days (again when the Chapel was NOT family centre) I was paying
2004/5 - £475
2003/4 - £444
2002/3 - £451
(I cannot find the receipt for 2005/6), so I was expect something between £550 and £600.
The £575 is a 21% increase since the Premier League days of 2004/5, which is about right imo.
[quote][p][bold]Lyn-Bn[/bold] wrote: Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?[/p][/quote]Mine has also gone up 51% from £380 to £575, but this is mainly because they have returned most of the Chapel end to "wings/goal" from the "family centre", that it was clasified as for the last few years. . Back in Premier League days (again when the Chapel was NOT family centre) I was paying 2004/5 - £475 2003/4 - £444 2002/3 - £451 (I cannot find the receipt for 2005/6), so I was expect something between £550 and £600. The £575 is a 21% increase since the Premier League days of 2004/5, which is about right imo. Golden_Salamander

6:25pm Wed 23 May 12

Over the Edge says...

MGRA wrote:
£50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?
Not with Wonga loans you can't.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: £50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?[/p][/quote]Not with Wonga loans you can't. Over the Edge

6:27pm Wed 23 May 12

StevieSteve says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Surely its time to put the away fans in a different section, perhaps one of the corners, give over the whole of the Northam to Saints, we'll need all the help we can get in the Prem.
What's the point of that? We've got the whole of the Chapel, Kingsland and Itchen. Are we only aloud to be noisy in the Northam stand??

I hope the crowds bring back their singing voices cos the atmosphere is nothing like it was 7 years ago!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Surely its time to put the away fans in a different section, perhaps one of the corners, give over the whole of the Northam to Saints, we'll need all the help we can get in the Prem.[/p][/quote]What's the point of that? We've got the whole of the Chapel, Kingsland and Itchen. Are we only aloud to be noisy in the Northam stand?? I hope the crowds bring back their singing voices cos the atmosphere is nothing like it was 7 years ago! StevieSteve

6:31pm Wed 23 May 12

Over the Edge says...

I don't give a flying fcuk that I will able to see the like of Modric, Rooney, De Silva and the like, I go to see my beloved Saints, the prices are reasonable, the re-introducing of the payment plan makes it easier for those you don't have a spare £600 or so.

I am well chuffed, all I have to do now is beg the Mrs to let go again lol.
I don't give a flying fcuk that I will able to see the like of Modric, Rooney, De Silva and the like, I go to see my beloved Saints, the prices are reasonable, the re-introducing of the payment plan makes it easier for those you don't have a spare £600 or so. I am well chuffed, all I have to do now is beg the Mrs to let go again lol. Over the Edge

6:32pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
Lyn-Bn wrote:
Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?
Mine has also gone up 51% from £380 to £575, but this is mainly because they have returned most of the Chapel end to "wings/goal" from the "family centre", that it was clasified as for the last few years.
.
Back in Premier League days (again when the Chapel was NOT family centre) I was paying
2004/5 - £475
2003/4 - £444
2002/3 - £451
(I cannot find the receipt for 2005/6), so I was expect something between £550 and £600.
The £575 is a 21% increase since the Premier League days of 2004/5, which is about right imo.
was gonna post something similar , this is the way you need to be considering the prices , all in all they're about right imo .
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lyn-Bn[/bold] wrote: Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?[/p][/quote]Mine has also gone up 51% from £380 to £575, but this is mainly because they have returned most of the Chapel end to "wings/goal" from the "family centre", that it was clasified as for the last few years. . Back in Premier League days (again when the Chapel was NOT family centre) I was paying 2004/5 - £475 2003/4 - £444 2002/3 - £451 (I cannot find the receipt for 2005/6), so I was expect something between £550 and £600. The £575 is a 21% increase since the Premier League days of 2004/5, which is about right imo.[/p][/quote]was gonna post something similar , this is the way you need to be considering the prices , all in all they're about right imo . slugger

6:34pm Wed 23 May 12

Jesus_02 says...

likewatchingbrazil wrote:
as a hard working man it will be difficult to afford the renew but i deserve it for being a worker and being there when we was not so good. so i'm getting it and good for me. coyr ipdy
Fair enough attitude, everything seems to be getting difficult these days! I can just about stetch to it this year, next will be a real problem as I have another boy on the way.

This years ticket is in the balance because the group of guys that i go with all have different challenges, e. g redundancy and being able to make all the matches.

I think Cortese may have got it wrong for the last reason. The benefit in getting a season ticket financially has dropped considerably. That only leaves sentiment and that doesn't come cheaply at £625.

Verdict - probably will renew but its likely to be the last time!
[quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: as a hard working man it will be difficult to afford the renew but i deserve it for being a worker and being there when we was not so good. so i'm getting it and good for me. coyr ipdy[/p][/quote]Fair enough attitude, everything seems to be getting difficult these days! I can just about stetch to it this year, next will be a real problem as I have another boy on the way. This years ticket is in the balance because the group of guys that i go with all have different challenges, e. g redundancy and being able to make all the matches. I think Cortese may have got it wrong for the last reason. The benefit in getting a season ticket financially has dropped considerably. That only leaves sentiment and that doesn't come cheaply at £625. Verdict - probably will renew but its likely to be the last time! Jesus_02

6:38pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ! slugger

6:43pm Wed 23 May 12

saintmicky says...

Oh good!!
Me and the nipper £600 last year renewal Kingsland block 30
This year £1350, Nothing like repaying loyalty, and I would have been happy to pay £600+ and maybe £300 for the nip.
Oh good!! Me and the nipper £600 last year renewal Kingsland block 30 This year £1350, Nothing like repaying loyalty, and I would have been happy to pay £600+ and maybe £300 for the nip. saintmicky

7:04pm Wed 23 May 12

steveyot says...

Family centre adult and U17 works out at £18.68 per ticket each, bloody good value if you ask me.
Family centre adult and U17 works out at £18.68 per ticket each, bloody good value if you ask me. steveyot

7:07pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips. OSPREYSAINT

7:13pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

saintmicky wrote:
Oh good!!
Me and the nipper £600 last year renewal Kingsland block 30
This year £1350, Nothing like repaying loyalty, and I would have been happy to pay £600+ and maybe £300 for the nip.
Get another seat then...assuming "nipper" is under 11...£595 for family centre tickets...no problem for a prem season....and you save money...simples.
[quote][p][bold]saintmicky[/bold] wrote: Oh good!! Me and the nipper £600 last year renewal Kingsland block 30 This year £1350, Nothing like repaying loyalty, and I would have been happy to pay £600+ and maybe £300 for the nip.[/p][/quote]Get another seat then...assuming "nipper" is under 11...£595 for family centre tickets...no problem for a prem season....and you save money...simples. Baddesley Bill

7:18pm Wed 23 May 12

King o' the Kingsland says...

I think the prices are spot on, for those unfortunate enough to be in a reclassified area, just move to an area on the same price level as before. Some posters have correctly identified that the prices and stadium areas are very much in line with when we were previously in the premiership.

As a 'loyal league 1 season ticketholder' myself I'm not fussed about the 25 quid saving being too low. The last three seasons have been effin brilliant, that was reward enough for remaining loyal through thick n thin!
I think the prices are spot on, for those unfortunate enough to be in a reclassified area, just move to an area on the same price level as before. Some posters have correctly identified that the prices and stadium areas are very much in line with when we were previously in the premiership. As a 'loyal league 1 season ticketholder' myself I'm not fussed about the 25 quid saving being too low. The last three seasons have been effin brilliant, that was reward enough for remaining loyal through thick n thin! King o' the Kingsland

7:21pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
Gate payers stuck with the Club too...STH's get first choice for the plum seats and tickets (quite right too), but a minority of them think that they are owed something more for some reason...this attitude confuses me somewhat.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.[/p][/quote]Gate payers stuck with the Club too...STH's get first choice for the plum seats and tickets (quite right too), but a minority of them think that they are owed something more for some reason...this attitude confuses me somewhat. Baddesley Bill

7:23pm Wed 23 May 12

legod7 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.
Move from Kingsland Premium to Kingsland Centre .
Simples
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.[/p][/quote]Move from Kingsland Premium to Kingsland Centre . Simples legod7

7:24pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
this is true ..... i'm not having a dig , i just equate it to my local boozer , i pay the same for my beer as someone who just goes once ........ an awfull lot of businesses give the greatest discounts to first time buyers .
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.[/p][/quote]this is true ..... i'm not having a dig , i just equate it to my local boozer , i pay the same for my beer as someone who just goes once ........ an awfull lot of businesses give the greatest discounts to first time buyers . slugger

7:26pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Could have been worse, you may have been a Gooner! or a Spud!, Fat Wallets required to watch them.
Could have been worse, you may have been a Gooner! or a Spud!, Fat Wallets required to watch them. OSPREYSAINT

7:29pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

legod7 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.
Move from Kingsland Premium to Kingsland Centre .
Simples
I could also go to Nottarf but I don't want or need to at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.[/p][/quote]Move from Kingsland Premium to Kingsland Centre . Simples[/p][/quote]I could also go to Nottarf but I don't want or need to at the moment. OSPREYSAINT

7:31pm Wed 23 May 12

MGRA says...

Saints have a massive catchment,,, but unlike the lobotomised morons in london and manchester, they will not pay stupid money. Daft prices won't sustain the fan base imo. We need that bigger stadium asap and be clever to generate the revenue the catchment is prepared to pay... is a waste of finger energy typing stuff like "the prices are about right" , they are not if people can not afford it. Its also obvious that more bums-on-seats should mean more stadium sales revenue for refreshments etc ect and that another are where the club can get smarter. The food is cr@p inside and outside the stadium and can be improved beyond recognition. We need 45,000 seats, fair prices for seats and a better experience at football fit for the century.... Of course it won't happen. Football fan are treated like Lemmings....
Saints have a massive catchment,,, but unlike the lobotomised morons in london and manchester, they will not pay stupid money. Daft prices won't sustain the fan base imo. We need that bigger stadium asap and be clever to generate the revenue the catchment is prepared to pay... is a waste of finger energy typing stuff like "the prices are about right" , they are not if people can not afford it. Its also obvious that more bums-on-seats should mean more stadium sales revenue for refreshments etc ect and that another are where the club can get smarter. The food is cr@p inside and outside the stadium and can be improved beyond recognition. We need 45,000 seats, fair prices for seats and a better experience at football fit for the century.... Of course it won't happen. Football fan are treated like Lemmings.... MGRA

7:38pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

legod7 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.
Move from Kingsland Premium to Kingsland Centre .
Simples
Not sure but moving seat may equate to purchasing a new ST and may cost more? I like my seat and am prepared to bite the bullet to keep it, I reckon I am entitled to have a good moan about it, but I will get over it by the time of the first kick off! I am a bit disappointed that only "We are Premier League" flag that I have seen in my area is outside of my window, has no one else bothered to celebrate it?
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I feel as if I have been mugged 3 Adults (1 OAP) and 2 youngsters, in Kingsland Block 30, no concessions = £675-00 each, for less games. This will probably be my last chance of a Season Ticket as I retire in September and no way will I be able to renew in the future, so I have to make the most of this one. Not so much of a moan as I fully expected it, and I will renew somehow, couldn't miss the first Season back. Just hope we get some decent players in to justify the extra expense.[/p][/quote]Move from Kingsland Premium to Kingsland Centre . Simples[/p][/quote]Not sure but moving seat may equate to purchasing a new ST and may cost more? I like my seat and am prepared to bite the bullet to keep it, I reckon I am entitled to have a good moan about it, but I will get over it by the time of the first kick off! I am a bit disappointed that only "We are Premier League" flag that I have seen in my area is outside of my window, has no one else bothered to celebrate it? OSPREYSAINT

7:40pm Wed 23 May 12

rocketone says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Tevez888 wrote:
Happy and Unhappy!

As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front.
What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH.
I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more.

I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making.

Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.
Can understand your mixed feelings on this. There are a number of people who could probably 'justify' some kind of freebe, especially season ticket holders of recent years and the regular travelling faithful. It won't happen and it's probably a correct commercial decision.

In the end, we will all vote with our feet (and a little with our hearts).

It doesn't affect me because of where I live, what I earn, what else I have to prioritise and what I'd be prepared to pay.

In the end, along with most people on here, and accepting that seating and purchasing policies have altered and will affect some more than others, it seems about right.

If anyone is to 'blame' (big word that) for the 'high' price of a football ticket, it's probably those who take most money out of the game - the top-earning players, agents etc.

Probably the best way to justify it is to think like this:
Ballpark figure? £600 or so? That's, what? 200 pints?

In other words, one week's supply of beer for Slugger, Bill Seedhouse and RedArmy combined!

Bargain!
200 pints between 4 blokes for a week ?
7 pints a day?
or 2 or 3 weekday and a semi-serious drink at the weekend?
Season ticket is a bargain ! ! ! ! !
I'm getting one !
200 pints for 4 blokes for an away game? that seems a little more likely !
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tevez888[/bold] wrote: Happy and Unhappy! As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front. What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH. I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more. I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making. Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.[/p][/quote]Can understand your mixed feelings on this. There are a number of people who could probably 'justify' some kind of freebe, especially season ticket holders of recent years and the regular travelling faithful. It won't happen and it's probably a correct commercial decision. In the end, we will all vote with our feet (and a little with our hearts). It doesn't affect me because of where I live, what I earn, what else I have to prioritise and what I'd be prepared to pay. In the end, along with most people on here, and accepting that seating and purchasing policies have altered and will affect some more than others, it seems about right. If anyone is to 'blame' (big word that) for the 'high' price of a football ticket, it's probably those who take most money out of the game - the top-earning players, agents etc. Probably the best way to justify it is to think like this: Ballpark figure? £600 or so? That's, what? 200 pints? In other words, one week's supply of beer for Slugger, Bill Seedhouse and RedArmy combined! Bargain![/p][/quote]200 pints between 4 blokes for a week ? 7 pints a day? or 2 or 3 weekday and a semi-serious drink at the weekend? Season ticket is a bargain ! ! ! ! ! I'm getting one ! 200 pints for 4 blokes for an away game? that seems a little more likely ! rocketone

7:40pm Wed 23 May 12

batesieboy says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
I am a bit ashamed that you two post this. Whilst it is true that we are back in the Prem and have to pay for the privilege, those who have stuck by Saints through the poorer times ought to be rewarded. I really dislike the old Johnny-come-lately stuff even if they are welcome. They are also welcome if it all goes a bit pear-shaped. But you won't see them for dust.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.[/p][/quote]I am a bit ashamed that you two post this. Whilst it is true that we are back in the Prem and have to pay for the privilege, those who have stuck by Saints through the poorer times ought to be rewarded. I really dislike the old Johnny-come-lately stuff even if they are welcome. They are also welcome if it all goes a bit pear-shaped. But you won't see them for dust. batesieboy

7:45pm Wed 23 May 12

STHB15 says...

Hatman wrote:
It's a bigger increase than I expected but I will definitely renew. May mean have to think harder about going to so many away games. Just hope the whinger who sits behind me thinks it's too expensive and doesn't renew.
Hatman, good comment, I hope the whinging bloke behind me finds it too expensive as well.
[quote][p][bold]Hatman[/bold] wrote: It's a bigger increase than I expected but I will definitely renew. May mean have to think harder about going to so many away games. Just hope the whinger who sits behind me thinks it's too expensive and doesn't renew.[/p][/quote]Hatman, good comment, I hope the whinging bloke behind me finds it too expensive as well. STHB15

7:48pm Wed 23 May 12

STHB15 says...

LadySaint1975 wrote:
Typical Echo, trying to put a negative slant on it! My season ticket has gone from £465 to £575 and I was expecting more. Everybody I have spoken to is happy about the increase
LadySaint, not sure I follow the negative slant comment.

I have re-read the article, seems to me they are just stating the facts.
[quote][p][bold]LadySaint1975[/bold] wrote: Typical Echo, trying to put a negative slant on it! My season ticket has gone from £465 to £575 and I was expecting more. Everybody I have spoken to is happy about the increase[/p][/quote]LadySaint, not sure I follow the negative slant comment. I have re-read the article, seems to me they are just stating the facts. STHB15

7:48pm Wed 23 May 12

STHB15 says...

LadySaint1975 wrote:
Typical Echo, trying to put a negative slant on it! My season ticket has gone from £465 to £575 and I was expecting more. Everybody I have spoken to is happy about the increase
LadySaint, not sure I follow the negative slant comment.

I have re-read the article, seems to me they are just stating the facts.
[quote][p][bold]LadySaint1975[/bold] wrote: Typical Echo, trying to put a negative slant on it! My season ticket has gone from £465 to £575 and I was expecting more. Everybody I have spoken to is happy about the increase[/p][/quote]LadySaint, not sure I follow the negative slant comment. I have re-read the article, seems to me they are just stating the facts. STHB15

7:49pm Wed 23 May 12

batesieboy says...

Slugger...what kept that business, in business, was that customer. So say thank you. As your bruv would say, it's not rocket science.
Slugger...what kept that business, in business, was that customer. So say thank you. As your bruv would say, it's not rocket science. batesieboy

7:49pm Wed 23 May 12

rocketone says...

never mind how much a season ticket is going to cost.
Just think about all our hero lunatic away fans ! !
can you afford an away ticket to the Emirates? or are you hoping that game is on the telly ?
or a special/birthday/xma
s treat from some foolish relative?
now we will see how our team fares away without that fantastic support they have had for the last few years.
We all will have to chose very carefully which games we decide to invade !
never mind how much a season ticket is going to cost. Just think about all our hero lunatic away fans ! ! can you afford an away ticket to the Emirates? or are you hoping that game is on the telly ? or a special/birthday/xma s treat from some foolish relative? now we will see how our team fares away without that fantastic support they have had for the last few years. We all will have to chose very carefully which games we decide to invade ! rocketone

7:51pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
Gate payers stuck with the Club too...STH's get first choice for the plum seats and tickets (quite right too), but a minority of them think that they are owed something more for some reason...this attitude confuses me somewhat.
Nothing like wishful thinking is there? I admire all of those that stuck with us through thick and thin, I also welcome all the plastics and newcomers, the more the merrier joining the crusade is fine by me.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.[/p][/quote]Gate payers stuck with the Club too...STH's get first choice for the plum seats and tickets (quite right too), but a minority of them think that they are owed something more for some reason...this attitude confuses me somewhat.[/p][/quote]Nothing like wishful thinking is there? I admire all of those that stuck with us through thick and thin, I also welcome all the plastics and newcomers, the more the merrier joining the crusade is fine by me. OSPREYSAINT

7:55pm Wed 23 May 12

Dorssaints says...

My loyalty for 5 years of buying tickets in the Chapel is an increase of £550 last year to £1,030 for the same 3 seats. That seems a bit harsh.
My loyalty for 5 years of buying tickets in the Chapel is an increase of £550 last year to £1,030 for the same 3 seats. That seems a bit harsh. Dorssaints

7:57pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

batesieboy wrote:
Slugger...what kept that business, in business, was that customer. So say thank you. As your bruv would say, it's not rocket science.
i was one of those customers ........... and as a "pay as you go" i pay more than a season ticket holder ........ so why don't i get cheaper tickets as i'm on the data base ? ......... at the end of the day we all pay our money , it's about supply and demand ...... my guess is nicola has got the balance right ..... we'll see come august .
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: Slugger...what kept that business, in business, was that customer. So say thank you. As your bruv would say, it's not rocket science.[/p][/quote]i was one of those customers ........... and as a "pay as you go" i pay more than a season ticket holder ........ so why don't i get cheaper tickets as i'm on the data base ? ......... at the end of the day we all pay our money , it's about supply and demand ...... my guess is nicola has got the balance right ..... we'll see come august . slugger

7:58pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

batesieboy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
I am a bit ashamed that you two post this. Whilst it is true that we are back in the Prem and have to pay for the privilege, those who have stuck by Saints through the poorer times ought to be rewarded. I really dislike the old Johnny-come-lately stuff even if they are welcome. They are also welcome if it all goes a bit pear-shaped. But you won't see them for dust.
The johny-come-latelys (which I am not btw) will still be paying more than you...and will be funding the future of our club..this is how a prem club is funded...like it or loathe it..that is how it is. If you think you deserve somekind of payback...then you are deluded...I trust you enjoyed the JPT day...Coventry game...Poopey game...Wham game...that was because the ST's got what they paid for...easy tickets for big games...pay back...to expect somekind of super-special treatment now is a little delusional now imo.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.[/p][/quote]I am a bit ashamed that you two post this. Whilst it is true that we are back in the Prem and have to pay for the privilege, those who have stuck by Saints through the poorer times ought to be rewarded. I really dislike the old Johnny-come-lately stuff even if they are welcome. They are also welcome if it all goes a bit pear-shaped. But you won't see them for dust.[/p][/quote]The johny-come-latelys (which I am not btw) will still be paying more than you...and will be funding the future of our club..this is how a prem club is funded...like it or loathe it..that is how it is. If you think you deserve somekind of payback...then you are deluded...I trust you enjoyed the JPT day...Coventry game...Poopey game...Wham game...that was because the ST's got what they paid for...easy tickets for big games...pay back...to expect somekind of super-special treatment now is a little delusional now imo. Baddesley Bill

7:59pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

batesieboy wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
slugger wrote:
i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day !
Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.
I am a bit ashamed that you two post this. Whilst it is true that we are back in the Prem and have to pay for the privilege, those who have stuck by Saints through the poorer times ought to be rewarded. I really dislike the old Johnny-come-lately stuff even if they are welcome. They are also welcome if it all goes a bit pear-shaped. But you won't see them for dust.
I didn't say I liked it, I am a realist and have to face the facts, it's just my bad luck that the circumstances have changed and have resulted in a substantial increase in the area where I chose to sit, the Club have realised that it is a prime position in the Stadium and I have been privileged to be there during the good times, I now have to pay extra to remain there, that's life. Those that have stuck with us should be rewarded with better quality players, certainly the opposition will be better in most cases. That should be reward enough as long as we get some decent results and performances.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i don't get why existing sth's think they deserve to get them cheaper than a 1st time buyer , we're all customers at the end of the day ![/p][/quote]Maybe it is because the loyal ST's that stuck in there through thick and thin thought they deserved a little reward for their loyalty, this doesn't work in a business that needs funds to sustain its future, charity butters no parsnips.[/p][/quote]I am a bit ashamed that you two post this. Whilst it is true that we are back in the Prem and have to pay for the privilege, those who have stuck by Saints through the poorer times ought to be rewarded. I really dislike the old Johnny-come-lately stuff even if they are welcome. They are also welcome if it all goes a bit pear-shaped. But you won't see them for dust.[/p][/quote]I didn't say I liked it, I am a realist and have to face the facts, it's just my bad luck that the circumstances have changed and have resulted in a substantial increase in the area where I chose to sit, the Club have realised that it is a prime position in the Stadium and I have been privileged to be there during the good times, I now have to pay extra to remain there, that's life. Those that have stuck with us should be rewarded with better quality players, certainly the opposition will be better in most cases. That should be reward enough as long as we get some decent results and performances. OSPREYSAINT

8:06pm Wed 23 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

batesieboy wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
big smeller777...you stink of fish
It's mostly seagull poo!
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]big smeller777...you stink of fish[/p][/quote]It's mostly seagull poo! OSPREYSAINT

8:07pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

For all those that feel agrieved...think of poor Seedhouse...his free bar deal ended last season...this is truely a catastrophy of epic proportions! ;O)
For all those that feel agrieved...think of poor Seedhouse...his free bar deal ended last season...this is truely a catastrophy of epic proportions! ;O) Baddesley Bill

8:11pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
For all those that feel agrieved...think of poor Seedhouse...his free bar deal ended last season...this is truely a catastrophy of epic proportions! ;O)
perhaps we can afford messi's wages now ! .,....... every cloud and all that .
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: For all those that feel agrieved...think of poor Seedhouse...his free bar deal ended last season...this is truely a catastrophy of epic proportions! ;O)[/p][/quote]perhaps we can afford messi's wages now ! .,....... every cloud and all that . slugger

8:25pm Wed 23 May 12

rocketone says...

according to Sky, Manure are looking at Michu now, looks like the end of that then ! he must be quite a player.
according to Sky, Manure are looking at Michu now, looks like the end of that then ! he must be quite a player. rocketone

8:39pm Wed 23 May 12

randre says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
You are a plank, do you ever have anything positive to say? I suggest you go back and support your own team, who is that by the way? Fair prices I say, consumer choice, you either buy or you don't. Your choice.

For what I can see is that Southampton fc is now looking at sensible and ambitious building blocks to the club. We would soon wish things were different if we were to run into financial ruin like that lot down the road.

We pay our money and take the choice. The club is selling a product and if we continue to be entertained then it is money well spent.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]You are a plank, do you ever have anything positive to say? I suggest you go back and support your own team, who is that by the way? Fair prices I say, consumer choice, you either buy or you don't. Your choice. For what I can see is that Southampton fc is now looking at sensible and ambitious building blocks to the club. We would soon wish things were different if we were to run into financial ruin like that lot down the road. We pay our money and take the choice. The club is selling a product and if we continue to be entertained then it is money well spent. randre

8:45pm Wed 23 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Yea fair price but please open your wallet mate otherwise its L L L rock bottom by Chistmas!
Yea fair price but please open your wallet mate otherwise its L L L rock bottom by Chistmas! Fatty x Ford Worker

8:49pm Wed 23 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

I wish we were back in div 1, no probs parking no queing for beer cheap ST's ect ect!

only joking my ST had gone up 115 quid, a bit of a shock but I will cough up I kind of hoped I would have been rewarded for sticking through the dark days but hey-ho can't wait for the fixtures to come out. but why hammer the really hard up with a £50 charge for paying by instalments? that does hurt.
I wish we were back in div 1, no probs parking no queing for beer cheap ST's ect ect! only joking my ST had gone up 115 quid, a bit of a shock but I will cough up I kind of hoped I would have been rewarded for sticking through the dark days but hey-ho can't wait for the fixtures to come out. but why hammer the really hard up with a £50 charge for paying by instalments? that does hurt. worried of n e hampshire

8:52pm Wed 23 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

randre wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
You are a plank, do you ever have anything positive to say? I suggest you go back and support your own team, who is that by the way? Fair prices I say, consumer choice, you either buy or you don't. Your choice.

For what I can see is that Southampton fc is now looking at sensible and ambitious building blocks to the club. We would soon wish things were different if we were to run into financial ruin like that lot down the road.

We pay our money and take the choice. The club is selling a product and if we continue to be entertained then it is money well spent.
randre...he is a seagull wum..ignore him. I'm still trying to work out what exactly Fatty is...or what he is on! :O)
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]You are a plank, do you ever have anything positive to say? I suggest you go back and support your own team, who is that by the way? Fair prices I say, consumer choice, you either buy or you don't. Your choice. For what I can see is that Southampton fc is now looking at sensible and ambitious building blocks to the club. We would soon wish things were different if we were to run into financial ruin like that lot down the road. We pay our money and take the choice. The club is selling a product and if we continue to be entertained then it is money well spent.[/p][/quote]randre...he is a seagull wum..ignore him. I'm still trying to work out what exactly Fatty is...or what he is on! :O) Baddesley Bill

8:57pm Wed 23 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
randre wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
You are a plank, do you ever have anything positive to say? I suggest you go back and support your own team, who is that by the way? Fair prices I say, consumer choice, you either buy or you don't. Your choice.

For what I can see is that Southampton fc is now looking at sensible and ambitious building blocks to the club. We would soon wish things were different if we were to run into financial ruin like that lot down the road.

We pay our money and take the choice. The club is selling a product and if we continue to be entertained then it is money well spent.
randre...he is a seagull wum..ignore him. I'm still trying to work out what exactly Fatty is...or what he is on! :O)
I AM GOING SWISS ROLLMATE ARE YOU!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]You are a plank, do you ever have anything positive to say? I suggest you go back and support your own team, who is that by the way? Fair prices I say, consumer choice, you either buy or you don't. Your choice. For what I can see is that Southampton fc is now looking at sensible and ambitious building blocks to the club. We would soon wish things were different if we were to run into financial ruin like that lot down the road. We pay our money and take the choice. The club is selling a product and if we continue to be entertained then it is money well spent.[/p][/quote]randre...he is a seagull wum..ignore him. I'm still trying to work out what exactly Fatty is...or what he is on! :O)[/p][/quote]I AM GOING SWISS ROLLMATE ARE YOU! Fatty x Ford Worker

9:05pm Wed 23 May 12

randre says...

slugger wrote:
Golden_Salamander wrote:
Lyn-Bn wrote:
Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?
Mine has also gone up 51% from £380 to £575, but this is mainly because they have returned most of the Chapel end to "wings/goal" from the "family centre", that it was clasified as for the last few years.
.
Back in Premier League days (again when the Chapel was NOT family centre) I was paying
2004/5 - £475
2003/4 - £444
2002/3 - £451
(I cannot find the receipt for 2005/6), so I was expect something between £550 and £600.
The £575 is a 21% increase since the Premier League days of 2004/5, which is about right imo.
was gonna post something similar , this is the way you need to be considering the prices , all in all they're about right imo .
yes, agree. No problem with prices. Good post.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lyn-Bn[/bold] wrote: Just worked out our season ticket in the Chapel behind the goal has gone up a whopping 51%. I know we need to buy more players but with me getting no pay rise for 2 years, how are we supposed to find this sort of money?[/p][/quote]Mine has also gone up 51% from £380 to £575, but this is mainly because they have returned most of the Chapel end to "wings/goal" from the "family centre", that it was clasified as for the last few years. . Back in Premier League days (again when the Chapel was NOT family centre) I was paying 2004/5 - £475 2003/4 - £444 2002/3 - £451 (I cannot find the receipt for 2005/6), so I was expect something between £550 and £600. The £575 is a 21% increase since the Premier League days of 2004/5, which is about right imo.[/p][/quote]was gonna post something similar , this is the way you need to be considering the prices , all in all they're about right imo .[/p][/quote]yes, agree. No problem with prices. Good post. randre

9:05pm Wed 23 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Percy says if I was a blackbird I would whisle and sing.
Please add your comments !
Percy says if I was a blackbird I would whisle and sing. Please add your comments ! Fatty x Ford Worker

9:11pm Wed 23 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Percy says if I was a blackbird I would whisle and sing.
Please add your comments !
if I had the wings of a sparrow,

if I gad the @rse of a crow,

you know the rest!
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Percy says if I was a blackbird I would whisle and sing. Please add your comments ![/p][/quote]if I had the wings of a sparrow, if I gad the @rse of a crow, you know the rest! worried of n e hampshire

9:18pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Percy says if I was a blackbird I would whisle and sing.
Please add your comments !
you missed out the "t" ....... best i can do at the mo ...... sorry :o)
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Percy says if I was a blackbird I would whisle and sing. Please add your comments ![/p][/quote]you missed out the "t" ....... best i can do at the mo ...... sorry :o) slugger

9:23pm Wed 23 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Another song for you lot.Blackbird singing in the dead of night!
Please follow the next verse up!
Another song for you lot.Blackbird singing in the dead of night! Please follow the next verse up! Fatty x Ford Worker

9:27pm Wed 23 May 12

wild rupert says...

As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening wild rupert

9:30pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

BowesSaint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Daft Kerplunk wrote:
If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up
You have the best username EVER.

If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.
Oh not as bad as it could have been. I sit in the new 'premium'itchen with my 2 boys under 11. Last year we paid £800 and attended 39 matches. Our reward for our support - a 125% increase to £2085. Unbelievable!
Maybe try different seats? I'm here to help...
[quote][p][bold]BowesSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Daft Kerplunk[/bold] wrote: If we sell plenty then there will be good money in the coffers for new players and holding onto others we develop more easily...hopefully of course. Let's move on up[/p][/quote]You have the best username EVER. If we're serious about balanacing books AND attracting decent players we have to accept an increase and I don't think this is as bad as it could have been.[/p][/quote]Oh not as bad as it could have been. I sit in the new 'premium'itchen with my 2 boys under 11. Last year we paid £800 and attended 39 matches. Our reward for our support - a 125% increase to £2085. Unbelievable![/p][/quote]Maybe try different seats? I'm here to help... St Retford

9:31pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore. St Retford

9:34pm Wed 23 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
For all those that feel agrieved...think of poor Seedhouse...his free bar deal ended last season...this is truely a catastrophy of epic proportions! ;O)
perhaps we can afford messi's wages now ! .,....... every cloud and all that .
Don't, I'm seriously depressed! :(
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: For all those that feel agrieved...think of poor Seedhouse...his free bar deal ended last season...this is truely a catastrophy of epic proportions! ;O)[/p][/quote]perhaps we can afford messi's wages now ! .,....... every cloud and all that .[/p][/quote]Don't, I'm seriously depressed! :( Seedhouse the Unrepentant

9:35pm Wed 23 May 12

wild rupert says...

St Retford wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.[/p][/quote]Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then wild rupert

9:37pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

wild rupert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then
It's a date.
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.[/p][/quote]Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then[/p][/quote]It's a date. St Retford

9:39pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

wild rupert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then
i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.[/p][/quote]Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then[/p][/quote]i assume you'll pop back if it don't ? slugger

9:42pm Wed 23 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt? Seedhouse the Unrepentant

9:45pm Wed 23 May 12

wild rupert says...

slugger wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then
i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?
Sure will mate and eat my humble pie
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.[/p][/quote]Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then[/p][/quote]i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?[/p][/quote]Sure will mate and eat my humble pie wild rupert

9:46pm Wed 23 May 12

mike saint says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
Your a cheap skate you should go and support the skint skates down the road. We are in the premier league with the top footballers in the world so pay up or shut up.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]Your a cheap skate you should go and support the skint skates down the road. We are in the premier league with the top footballers in the world so pay up or shut up. mike saint

9:47pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
Because they're badly run. Some clubs - maybe even us - might have to accept that relegation is better than survival at any cost. West Brom are a pretty good role model in this respect.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?[/p][/quote]Because they're badly run. Some clubs - maybe even us - might have to accept that relegation is better than survival at any cost. West Brom are a pretty good role model in this respect. St Retford

9:50pm Wed 23 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

wild rupert wrote:
slugger wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then
i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?
Sure will mate and eat my humble pie
Sadly he may well be right.
[quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.[/p][/quote]Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then[/p][/quote]i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?[/p][/quote]Sure will mate and eat my humble pie[/p][/quote]Sadly he may well be right. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

9:51pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

St Retford wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
Because they're badly run. Some clubs - maybe even us - might have to accept that relegation is better than survival at any cost. West Brom are a pretty good role model in this respect.
i also notice that wigans season ticket prices (back on thread in an instant) are far and away the cheapest .......... is that sustainable in the prem with their gates ?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?[/p][/quote]Because they're badly run. Some clubs - maybe even us - might have to accept that relegation is better than survival at any cost. West Brom are a pretty good role model in this respect.[/p][/quote]i also notice that wigans season ticket prices (back on thread in an instant) are far and away the cheapest .......... is that sustainable in the prem with their gates ? slugger

10:03pm Wed 23 May 12

slugger says...

St Retford wrote:
slugger wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
Because they're badly run. Some clubs - maybe even us - might have to accept that relegation is better than survival at any cost. West Brom are a pretty good role model in this respect.
i also notice that wigans season ticket prices (back on thread in an instant) are far and away the cheapest .......... is that sustainable in the prem with their gates ?
It's not, but Wigan is a rugby town that can't fill a football stadium so it has little choice. We're definitely not a rugby town. (We weren't raised as tw@ts).
don't mind a bit of rugby union ..... rugby league is more stop start than american football (why do they call it football ?).
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?[/p][/quote]Because they're badly run. Some clubs - maybe even us - might have to accept that relegation is better than survival at any cost. West Brom are a pretty good role model in this respect.[/p][/quote]i also notice that wigans season ticket prices (back on thread in an instant) are far and away the cheapest .......... is that sustainable in the prem with their gates ?[/p][/quote]It's not, but Wigan is a rugby town that can't fill a football stadium so it has little choice. We're definitely not a rugby town. (We weren't raised as tw@ts).[/p][/quote]don't mind a bit of rugby union ..... rugby league is more stop start than american football (why do they call it football ?). slugger

10:04pm Wed 23 May 12

St Retford says...

Plus, if you're a Wigan fan it's not really worth turning up until March.
Plus, if you're a Wigan fan it's not really worth turning up until March. St Retford

11:29pm Wed 23 May 12

RedArmy1 says...

Season Ticket Prices are in .... And with buying new shirts and travelling to games Home and Away ...

SAINTS FANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND SUCCESS.

No-one wants to pay to see Saints lose or even draw without taking the fight to the Opposition.

WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. WE WILL SETTLE FOR NO LESS THAN TOP TEN FINISH.

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

NIGEL - Get Key Players in and strengthen the Goalkeeping Squad - the Defence - another CB - Goal Scoring Midfielder with pace and another Striker (like Hooper)....

Do not let us struggle this Season due to lack of action in beefing up the Squad.

RED ARMY 2012. TOGETHER AS ONE - FIGHT !!!
Season Ticket Prices are in .... And with buying new shirts and travelling to games Home and Away ... SAINTS FANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND SUCCESS. No-one wants to pay to see Saints lose or even draw without taking the fight to the Opposition. WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. WE WILL SETTLE FOR NO LESS THAN TOP TEN FINISH. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. NIGEL - Get Key Players in and strengthen the Goalkeeping Squad - the Defence - another CB - Goal Scoring Midfielder with pace and another Striker (like Hooper).... Do not let us struggle this Season due to lack of action in beefing up the Squad. RED ARMY 2012. TOGETHER AS ONE - FIGHT !!! RedArmy1

11:34pm Wed 23 May 12

randre says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
Seedhouse, you have hit the nail on the head. Great post.

Southampton fc is a business of entertainment, just because we are regular customers does not mean we are owed anything.

If you spend £150 per week on shopping in Your local shop or frequent the same theatre / concert venue they do not give a discount for loyalty.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?[/p][/quote]Seedhouse, you have hit the nail on the head. Great post. Southampton fc is a business of entertainment, just because we are regular customers does not mean we are owed anything. If you spend £150 per week on shopping in Your local shop or frequent the same theatre / concert venue they do not give a discount for loyalty. randre

12:35am Thu 24 May 12

hedge end bob says...

If i sit BLOCK 4 ITCHEN NORTH, have my seat changed from last years pricing bracket??? Con cession for o a p.
If i sit BLOCK 4 ITCHEN NORTH, have my seat changed from last years pricing bracket??? Con cession for o a p. hedge end bob

12:35am Thu 24 May 12

hedge end bob says...

If i sit BLOCK 4 ITCHEN NORTH, have my seat changed from last years pricing bracket??? Con cession for o a p.
If i sit BLOCK 4 ITCHEN NORTH, have my seat changed from last years pricing bracket??? Con cession for o a p. hedge end bob

1:49am Thu 24 May 12

Thesa1nt says...

Typical, there's always a handfull of whingers!! There was always going to be a price increase, the demand for tickets will be huge at least 25k plus at each game. Some people are moaning about the club not rewarding them for being loyale, jog on!! The saints are now back in the best league in the world, it great for the club, the city and the fans, couldn't ask for a better reward than that!!!
Typical, there's always a handfull of whingers!! There was always going to be a price increase, the demand for tickets will be huge at least 25k plus at each game. Some people are moaning about the club not rewarding them for being loyale, jog on!! The saints are now back in the best league in the world, it great for the club, the city and the fans, couldn't ask for a better reward than that!!! Thesa1nt

6:12am Thu 24 May 12

townieboy says...

Cough up or dont go it simple. Stop crying and start supporting. Think i`ll move to the Priemium seats im sure there will be a few spaces now :)))))))))))
Cough up or dont go it simple. Stop crying and start supporting. Think i`ll move to the Priemium seats im sure there will be a few spaces now :))))))))))) townieboy

6:13am Thu 24 May 12

townieboy says...

Cough up or dont go it simple. Stop crying and start supporting. Think i`ll move to the Priemium seats im sure there will be a few spaces now :)))))))))))
Cough up or dont go it simple. Stop crying and start supporting. Think i`ll move to the Priemium seats im sure there will be a few spaces now :))))))))))) townieboy

7:07am Thu 24 May 12

seventh-junction says...

I'm renewing 3 and a mate of mine is going to get a new ST next to me if he can. That may mean I'll have to move from my 2 usual Kingsland North block 35 seats and my nippers Northam seat when the new season ticket sales start.
If that is the case then so be it and maybe someone would want to move to my original seats if I do have to move, which could be sorted with someone on here at the time.
I just know I will be supporting Saints next season in the best league in the world.......I'll say that again......THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD...just in case anyone doesn't yet realise where we are now.
COYR FOADP
I'm renewing 3 and a mate of mine is going to get a new ST next to me if he can. That may mean I'll have to move from my 2 usual Kingsland North block 35 seats and my nippers Northam seat when the new season ticket sales start. If that is the case then so be it and maybe someone would want to move to my original seats if I do have to move, which could be sorted with someone on here at the time. I just know I will be supporting Saints next season in the best league in the world.......I'll say that again......THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD...just in case anyone doesn't yet realise where we are now. COYR FOADP seventh-junction

7:10am Thu 24 May 12

seventh-junction says...

I'm renewing 3 and a mate of mine is going to get a new ST next to me if he can. That may mean I'll have to move from my 2 usual Kingsland North block 35 seats and my nippers Northam seat when the new season ticket sales start.
If that is the case then so be it and maybe someone would want to move to my original seats if I do have to move, which could be sorted with someone on here at the time.
I just know I will be supporting Saints next season in the best league in the world.......I'll say that again......THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD...just in case anyone doesn't yet realise where we are now.
COYR FOADP
I'm renewing 3 and a mate of mine is going to get a new ST next to me if he can. That may mean I'll have to move from my 2 usual Kingsland North block 35 seats and my nippers Northam seat when the new season ticket sales start. If that is the case then so be it and maybe someone would want to move to my original seats if I do have to move, which could be sorted with someone on here at the time. I just know I will be supporting Saints next season in the best league in the world.......I'll say that again......THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD...just in case anyone doesn't yet realise where we are now. COYR FOADP seventh-junction

8:02am Thu 24 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Another song for you lot.Blackbird singing in the dead of night!
Please follow the next verse up!
.... take these broken hearts at Fraton Park.
All my life, I have only waited for this moment to arrive.
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Another song for you lot.Blackbird singing in the dead of night! Please follow the next verse up![/p][/quote].... take these broken hearts at Fraton Park. All my life, I have only waited for this moment to arrive. Strasbourg Saint

8:03am Thu 24 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

rocketone wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Tevez888 wrote:
Happy and Unhappy!

As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front.
What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH.
I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more.

I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making.

Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.
Can understand your mixed feelings on this. There are a number of people who could probably 'justify' some kind of freebe, especially season ticket holders of recent years and the regular travelling faithful. It won't happen and it's probably a correct commercial decision.

In the end, we will all vote with our feet (and a little with our hearts).

It doesn't affect me because of where I live, what I earn, what else I have to prioritise and what I'd be prepared to pay.

In the end, along with most people on here, and accepting that seating and purchasing policies have altered and will affect some more than others, it seems about right.

If anyone is to 'blame' (big word that) for the 'high' price of a football ticket, it's probably those who take most money out of the game - the top-earning players, agents etc.

Probably the best way to justify it is to think like this:
Ballpark figure? £600 or so? That's, what? 200 pints?

In other words, one week's supply of beer for Slugger, Bill Seedhouse and RedArmy combined!

Bargain!
200 pints between 4 blokes for a week ?
7 pints a day?
or 2 or 3 weekday and a semi-serious drink at the weekend?
Season ticket is a bargain ! ! ! ! !
I'm getting one !
200 pints for 4 blokes for an away game? that seems a little more likely !
These are no ordinary beer drinkers!
[quote][p][bold]rocketone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tevez888[/bold] wrote: Happy and Unhappy! As a STH I am happy with the price of a renewal at £575, I judged this to be about right and as such have the money to pay up front. What I disagree with mostly is that I have been a STH for over 15years and my anger is over the last few years more than anything. I consider myself to have been incredibly loyal at a time when everyone else was shying away (plastic fans!). My point is that now we are Premier League and among the big boys, my loyalty has saved me all of £25 compared to a NEW STH. I am disgusted at this and would complain if I thought it would get me anywhere. I feel badly treated by the Club at a time that I’ve witnessed heartbreak up to jubilation in our rise to the big time once more. I am extremely happy with price, just not the saving I’m making. Wouldn’t it have been nice for EVERY STH that was around while we were in League 1 up to now, to be told that we could have an extra 10% off or even a FREE Home Shirt for standing by the Club…. No such luck.[/p][/quote]Can understand your mixed feelings on this. There are a number of people who could probably 'justify' some kind of freebe, especially season ticket holders of recent years and the regular travelling faithful. It won't happen and it's probably a correct commercial decision. In the end, we will all vote with our feet (and a little with our hearts). It doesn't affect me because of where I live, what I earn, what else I have to prioritise and what I'd be prepared to pay. In the end, along with most people on here, and accepting that seating and purchasing policies have altered and will affect some more than others, it seems about right. If anyone is to 'blame' (big word that) for the 'high' price of a football ticket, it's probably those who take most money out of the game - the top-earning players, agents etc. Probably the best way to justify it is to think like this: Ballpark figure? £600 or so? That's, what? 200 pints? In other words, one week's supply of beer for Slugger, Bill Seedhouse and RedArmy combined! Bargain![/p][/quote]200 pints between 4 blokes for a week ? 7 pints a day? or 2 or 3 weekday and a semi-serious drink at the weekend? Season ticket is a bargain ! ! ! ! ! I'm getting one ! 200 pints for 4 blokes for an away game? that seems a little more likely ![/p][/quote]These are no ordinary beer drinkers! Strasbourg Saint

8:06am Thu 24 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
slugger wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
St Retford wrote:
wild rupert wrote:
As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening
Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.
Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then
i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?
Sure will mate and eat my humble pie
Sadly he may well be right.
Nothing surprises me anymore, except, perhaps, some of the excuses for driving I witness daily on French roads.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild rupert[/bold] wrote: As I posted on other thread big changes coming ,new manager incoming . You ii all dismiss it but it's happening[/p][/quote]Give it up, Rupert. You're not running things anymore.[/p][/quote]Wait and see then ill pop back on here to see your response then[/p][/quote]i assume you'll pop back if it don't ?[/p][/quote]Sure will mate and eat my humble pie[/p][/quote]Sadly he may well be right.[/p][/quote]Nothing surprises me anymore, except, perhaps, some of the excuses for driving I witness daily on French roads. Strasbourg Saint

8:42am Thu 24 May 12

Sainty saint saint says...

I am furious. Not about the season ticket price change but check this out:

I've been shopping at the same local shop for the last ten years. They've just increased their price for a pint of milk from 45p to 50p, and they expect ME to pay the same price as the geezer that's JUST MOVED IN next door.

It's crazy. Why aren't they rewarding my loyalty to the shop by letting me pay less than this johnny-come-lately? I stuck with them through the financial crisis when other shops were going under. My milk purchases through those dark times were keeping the business afloat - and now they have the AUDACITY to treat me like everyone else. Shame on them.

Maybe I'll start taking my coffee black - see how they like that!
I am furious. Not about the season ticket price change but check this out: I've been shopping at the same local shop for the last ten years. They've just increased their price for a pint of milk from 45p to 50p, and they expect ME to pay the same price as the geezer that's JUST MOVED IN next door. It's crazy. Why aren't they rewarding my loyalty to the shop by letting me pay less than this johnny-come-lately? I stuck with them through the financial crisis when other shops were going under. My milk purchases through those dark times were keeping the business afloat - and now they have the AUDACITY to treat me like everyone else. Shame on them. Maybe I'll start taking my coffee black - see how they like that! Sainty saint saint

8:52am Thu 24 May 12

stockysaint says...

What makes me laugh about this whole issue is: one of my biggest annoyances in other purchases the best offers go to new customers. We have a situation where existing customers are getting the best deal albeit only £25 and they're still moaning.
In just about any other business you loyal supporters would be paying £25 more not less.
I think you should be grateful to the club for a loyalty reward.

Before you all ask, not a STH as geography gets in the way.
What makes me laugh about this whole issue is: one of my biggest annoyances in other purchases the best offers go to new customers. We have a situation where existing customers are getting the best deal albeit only £25 and they're still moaning. In just about any other business you loyal supporters would be paying £25 more not less. I think you should be grateful to the club for a loyalty reward. Before you all ask, not a STH as geography gets in the way. stockysaint

9:05am Thu 24 May 12

Winman says...

As a season ticket holder I winced when I saw the increase, but if you support a team then you get behind them in every way and to do this in the Premiership is to do the best thing to make sure you get to every game.
I'm really intrigued, however, by what else has been said on the official website. The are lots of mentions of 'The Southampton Way', in realtion to how the club has been planning and how it wants to progress. My reading of this is that it suggests that the Liebherrs are in for the long haul,but in terms of signing and producing players who 'buy in ' to a club which is always pulling in the same direction - a team that is bigger than any individual (QPR anyone?); an approach to football that is about winning well, rather than aiming for percentage results to 'ensure survival' (whatever that means).
This, for me, has the potential to be exciting and successful, with Saints paving the way without resorting to throwing big bucks at building a 'big name' team. I can imagine there will be lots of 'big names' at Southampton, like Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain who STAY!
I am looking forward to supporting 'The Southampton Way'!
As a season ticket holder I winced when I saw the increase, but if you support a team then you get behind them in every way and to do this in the Premiership is to do the best thing to make sure you get to every game. I'm really intrigued, however, by what else has been said on the official website. The are lots of mentions of 'The Southampton Way', in realtion to how the club has been planning and how it wants to progress. My reading of this is that it suggests that the Liebherrs are in for the long haul,but in terms of signing and producing players who 'buy in ' to a club which is always pulling in the same direction - a team that is bigger than any individual (QPR anyone?); an approach to football that is about winning well, rather than aiming for percentage results to 'ensure survival' (whatever that means). This, for me, has the potential to be exciting and successful, with Saints paving the way without resorting to throwing big bucks at building a 'big name' team. I can imagine there will be lots of 'big names' at Southampton, like Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain who STAY! I am looking forward to supporting 'The Southampton Way'! Winman

9:37am Thu 24 May 12

PO191EE says...

Even though I'm what you would call a skate, but I have to agree those are reasonable prices to be charged for the PL. I hope that the so called moaners and groaner listen to the true supporters have a great season and may you guys in the South Coast Prosper!!
Even though I'm what you would call a skate, but I have to agree those are reasonable prices to be charged for the PL. I hope that the so called moaners and groaner listen to the true supporters have a great season and may you guys in the South Coast Prosper!! PO191EE

9:47am Thu 24 May 12

MGRA says...

they are very reasonable for those that can afford it. the problem is how many will decide to spend their money on football in these austere times !? the model of : "if we fill the stadium in the prem then we can extend" is flawed,,, it should be plan to extend bit-by-bit from 13/14 onwards , or rebuild a 45,000 stadium. Saints will not sustain a long stay in the Prem with high ticket prices and 3/4 filled statium against the lower Prem teams. There needs to be plans drawn up quickly and then some clever marketing and incentives mooted to draw even bigger crowds to support the team, thats the way forward.... but for next season in isolation I would say the season ticket prices are about right and are good value compared to some other activities/sports/at
rractions you could spend money on...
they are very reasonable for those that can afford it. the problem is how many will decide to spend their money on football in these austere times !? the model of : "if we fill the stadium in the prem then we can extend" is flawed,,, it should be plan to extend bit-by-bit from 13/14 onwards , or rebuild a 45,000 stadium. Saints will not sustain a long stay in the Prem with high ticket prices and 3/4 filled statium against the lower Prem teams. There needs to be plans drawn up quickly and then some clever marketing and incentives mooted to draw even bigger crowds to support the team, thats the way forward.... but for next season in isolation I would say the season ticket prices are about right and are good value compared to some other activities/sports/at rractions you could spend money on... MGRA

10:26am Thu 24 May 12

Gossie. says...

I know we're now in the Prem, but I am a little disppointed in the pricing. Generally they don't look to bad, but for me personally in the Chapel an increase from £380 to £575 seems strong, so looks like I am going to have to move to the new family centre, assuming that I'm allowed to without kids.
Don't agree with the booking fee at the window for using cards, the cost of processing a debit card is about 5p, so quite where £1.50 a ticket comes from I don't know.
I know we're now in the Prem, but I am a little disppointed in the pricing. Generally they don't look to bad, but for me personally in the Chapel an increase from £380 to £575 seems strong, so looks like I am going to have to move to the new family centre, assuming that I'm allowed to without kids. Don't agree with the booking fee at the window for using cards, the cost of processing a debit card is about 5p, so quite where £1.50 a ticket comes from I don't know. Gossie.

10:35am Thu 24 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Jrod for £8m is that value for money and do we need another striker rather than some pacy defenders? Discuss on the new thread!
Jrod for £8m is that value for money and do we need another striker rather than some pacy defenders? Discuss on the new thread! OSPREYSAINT

11:32am Thu 24 May 12

George4th says...

It's good to see that Cortese is still running SFC as a business.
>
Most of the increase will go on players increased "Premiership" wages even before any money is spent on transfers...........
It's good to see that Cortese is still running SFC as a business. > Most of the increase will go on players increased "Premiership" wages even before any money is spent on transfers........... George4th

11:39am Thu 24 May 12

PO191EE says...

It's good to read the positives butv there are a few negatives still creeping in you all know as Southampton Supporters it's for the best to be able to compete and to run as a business prices needed to be increased on average of 39%.

Open open your eyes smell the fresh brewed coffee and this is from a Pompey Person wishing you all well !!
It's good to read the positives butv there are a few negatives still creeping in you all know as Southampton Supporters it's for the best to be able to compete and to run as a business prices needed to be increased on average of 39%. Open open your eyes smell the fresh brewed coffee and this is from a Pompey Person wishing you all well !! PO191EE

12:20pm Thu 24 May 12

batesieboy says...

randre wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
Seedhouse, you have hit the nail on the head. Great post.

Southampton fc is a business of entertainment, just because we are regular customers does not mean we are owed anything.

If you spend £150 per week on shopping in Your local shop or frequent the same theatre / concert venue they do not give a discount for loyalty.
err, yes, they do. I have a Tesco Clubcard, Airmiles, Nectar, and knockdown prices at the Theatre for being a member.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?[/p][/quote]Seedhouse, you have hit the nail on the head. Great post. Southampton fc is a business of entertainment, just because we are regular customers does not mean we are owed anything. If you spend £150 per week on shopping in Your local shop or frequent the same theatre / concert venue they do not give a discount for loyalty.[/p][/quote]err, yes, they do. I have a Tesco Clubcard, Airmiles, Nectar, and knockdown prices at the Theatre for being a member. batesieboy

12:31pm Thu 24 May 12

batesieboy says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
I am furious. Not about the season ticket price change but check this out:

I've been shopping at the same local shop for the last ten years. They've just increased their price for a pint of milk from 45p to 50p, and they expect ME to pay the same price as the geezer that's JUST MOVED IN next door.

It's crazy. Why aren't they rewarding my loyalty to the shop by letting me pay less than this johnny-come-lately? I stuck with them through the financial crisis when other shops were going under. My milk purchases through those dark times were keeping the business afloat - and now they have the AUDACITY to treat me like everyone else. Shame on them.

Maybe I'll start taking my coffee black - see how they like that!
A "club" is kind of different to a shop. Nobb Ed! I do not have a few beers with my mates before we all go to the shops together and sing songs supporting various brands of Porridge.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: I am furious. Not about the season ticket price change but check this out: I've been shopping at the same local shop for the last ten years. They've just increased their price for a pint of milk from 45p to 50p, and they expect ME to pay the same price as the geezer that's JUST MOVED IN next door. It's crazy. Why aren't they rewarding my loyalty to the shop by letting me pay less than this johnny-come-lately? I stuck with them through the financial crisis when other shops were going under. My milk purchases through those dark times were keeping the business afloat - and now they have the AUDACITY to treat me like everyone else. Shame on them. Maybe I'll start taking my coffee black - see how they like that![/p][/quote]A "club" is kind of different to a shop. Nobb Ed! I do not have a few beers with my mates before we all go to the shops together and sing songs supporting various brands of Porridge. batesieboy

1:01pm Thu 24 May 12

insane saint says...

Gossie. wrote:
I know we're now in the Prem, but I am a little disppointed in the pricing. Generally they don't look to bad, but for me personally in the Chapel an increase from £380 to £575 seems strong, so looks like I am going to have to move to the new family centre, assuming that I'm allowed to without kids.
Don't agree with the booking fee at the window for using cards, the cost of processing a debit card is about 5p, so quite where £1.50 a ticket comes from I don't know.
go on pay the price i am and i am in the chapel end sod got a good repour with the guys round me. if you move you loose where you are from and your identity and the other to where you will go to will say here comes jonney come lately and they will call you a plastic fan. now do you want that.

come on saints and the fans
WE ARE ONE PAY UP AND SUPPORT THE ONLY TEAM IN THE SOUTH THAT PLAY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

LETS GO FOR EUROPE AND BEYOND

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
[quote][p][bold]Gossie.[/bold] wrote: I know we're now in the Prem, but I am a little disppointed in the pricing. Generally they don't look to bad, but for me personally in the Chapel an increase from £380 to £575 seems strong, so looks like I am going to have to move to the new family centre, assuming that I'm allowed to without kids. Don't agree with the booking fee at the window for using cards, the cost of processing a debit card is about 5p, so quite where £1.50 a ticket comes from I don't know.[/p][/quote]go on pay the price i am and i am in the chapel end sod got a good repour with the guys round me. if you move you loose where you are from and your identity and the other to where you will go to will say here comes jonney come lately and they will call you a plastic fan. now do you want that. come on saints and the fans WE ARE ONE PAY UP AND SUPPORT THE ONLY TEAM IN THE SOUTH THAT PLAY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE. LETS GO FOR EUROPE AND BEYOND WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON insane saint

1:03pm Thu 24 May 12

Sainty saint saint says...

batesieboy wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
I am furious. Not about the season ticket price change but check this out:

I've been shopping at the same local shop for the last ten years. They've just increased their price for a pint of milk from 45p to 50p, and they expect ME to pay the same price as the geezer that's JUST MOVED IN next door.

It's crazy. Why aren't they rewarding my loyalty to the shop by letting me pay less than this johnny-come-lately? I stuck with them through the financial crisis when other shops were going under. My milk purchases through those dark times were keeping the business afloat - and now they have the AUDACITY to treat me like everyone else. Shame on them.

Maybe I'll start taking my coffee black - see how they like that!
A "club" is kind of different to a shop. Nobb Ed! I do not have a few beers with my mates before we all go to the shops together and sing songs supporting various brands of Porridge.
What a ridiculous argument.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: I am furious. Not about the season ticket price change but check this out: I've been shopping at the same local shop for the last ten years. They've just increased their price for a pint of milk from 45p to 50p, and they expect ME to pay the same price as the geezer that's JUST MOVED IN next door. It's crazy. Why aren't they rewarding my loyalty to the shop by letting me pay less than this johnny-come-lately? I stuck with them through the financial crisis when other shops were going under. My milk purchases through those dark times were keeping the business afloat - and now they have the AUDACITY to treat me like everyone else. Shame on them. Maybe I'll start taking my coffee black - see how they like that![/p][/quote]A "club" is kind of different to a shop. Nobb Ed! I do not have a few beers with my mates before we all go to the shops together and sing songs supporting various brands of Porridge.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous argument. Sainty saint saint

1:16pm Thu 24 May 12

lowe esteem says...

MGRA wrote:
£50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?
Support the club?- as you've said elsewhere...
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: £50 admin fee !? Um.... you can borrow £500 over 9 months currently for a cost of just £35.... so why would anyone be stupid enough to pay that admin fee !?!?[/p][/quote]Support the club?- as you've said elsewhere... lowe esteem

1:39pm Thu 24 May 12

lowe esteem says...

Are those prices "sustainable"? Are all the other clubs prices up to date?
Like I said before "Careful what you wish for"
Given that the season-ticket is only one of the 'lesser' income sources for our club,now that we're in the "promised land", I'm less than impressed, and guess that it's speculatively based on the numbers turning up already in the Championship.You will need an uplift on these numbers to be further reflected in shop, concourse and other sales. On this basis and having been a long- term Season Ticket Holder, and barring a large windfall, I am unlikely to be getting a new Season Ticket.
However, I will be able to car-share and afford a trip to The Stadium of Light whilst also being able to watch another side in Red and White Stripes, at less cost than St Marys.
Are those prices "sustainable"? Are all the other clubs prices up to date? Like I said before "Careful what you wish for" Given that the season-ticket is only one of the 'lesser' income sources for our club,now that we're in the "promised land", I'm less than impressed, and guess that it's speculatively based on the numbers turning up already in the Championship.You will need an uplift on these numbers to be further reflected in shop, concourse and other sales. On this basis and having been a long- term Season Ticket Holder, and barring a large windfall, I am unlikely to be getting a new Season Ticket. However, I will be able to car-share and afford a trip to The Stadium of Light whilst also being able to watch another side in Red and White Stripes, at less cost than St Marys. lowe esteem

4:38pm Thu 24 May 12

ShakeyWiffles says...

Oh bugger it. I WILL find a way of renewing. It's gonna be tough but I will do this!
Oh bugger it. I WILL find a way of renewing. It's gonna be tough but I will do this! ShakeyWiffles

10:15pm Thu 24 May 12

skin2000 says...

Greed
Greed skin2000

10:17pm Thu 24 May 12

randre says...

batesieboy wrote:
randre wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame.

The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game.

Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together.

Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to.

For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?
Seedhouse, you have hit the nail on the head. Great post.

Southampton fc is a business of entertainment, just because we are regular customers does not mean we are owed anything.

If you spend £150 per week on shopping in Your local shop or frequent the same theatre / concert venue they do not give a discount for loyalty.
err, yes, they do. I have a Tesco Clubcard, Airmiles, Nectar, and knockdown prices at the Theatre for being a member.
I said local shop, not Tescos..... My local venue does not offer discount, they have no need to as they pull in good entertainment... They know if people want to watch it, they will pay. It must be working as all the top shows are selling out and they are making a profit.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It's a lot of money for many people and I feel genuinely sorry for those who simply can't afford it. They will have to pick individual games which is a shame. The number of games doesn't make a difference commercially as players earn what they earn per week and not per game. Unfortunately a culture has grown up in football where so many fans of so many clubs expect their owners to bankroll their entertainment. We are all guilty of demanding this and that player, invariably the best ones and therefore expensive ones in terms of transfer fees and wages, yet we don't want an increase in our ticket prices. The two go together. Take the skunts, the Few turn up in low numbers paying low prices but demanded players on up to 36k a week! Look what it has led to. For all those that say the Prem is the promised land with all the TV money please tell me why Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan etc are drowning in debt?[/p][/quote]Seedhouse, you have hit the nail on the head. Great post. Southampton fc is a business of entertainment, just because we are regular customers does not mean we are owed anything. If you spend £150 per week on shopping in Your local shop or frequent the same theatre / concert venue they do not give a discount for loyalty.[/p][/quote]err, yes, they do. I have a Tesco Clubcard, Airmiles, Nectar, and knockdown prices at the Theatre for being a member.[/p][/quote]I said local shop, not Tescos..... My local venue does not offer discount, they have no need to as they pull in good entertainment... They know if people want to watch it, they will pay. It must be working as all the top shows are selling out and they are making a profit. randre

10:28pm Thu 24 May 12

randre says...

These prices in reality relate to what we were paying 7 years ago in the prem, adding on usual expected increases. I was expecting more to be honest. I am delighted we are back in the premiership, I think all fans are. So we have to pay pl prices.

Nice to see the post from the Pompey fan earlier though, I think he was right and I bet he wishes Pompey were run with better business sense!

I for one am really excited about the future of our great club and will gladly pay to be part of it, but that is my choice.
These prices in reality relate to what we were paying 7 years ago in the prem, adding on usual expected increases. I was expecting more to be honest. I am delighted we are back in the premiership, I think all fans are. So we have to pay pl prices. Nice to see the post from the Pompey fan earlier though, I think he was right and I bet he wishes Pompey were run with better business sense! I for one am really excited about the future of our great club and will gladly pay to be part of it, but that is my choice. randre

12:15am Fri 25 May 12

Alty Saint says...

Hobson82 wrote:
Looking at the comparisons above it does appear harsh especially when you compare us to Man City. But I think we pay the price because of where we live, it's more expensive to live down here than it is in Manchester so we have to accept that.
Firstly it is not more expensive to live in Southampton than Manchester, Most of South Manchester is in Cheshire where the cost of living plus house prices far exceed Southampton prices ( I know because I live there and go to every home game) Season tickets at Man City seem reasonable but wait until you buy your away ticket next season for that match which will be at least £48.00 per person and two pies plus two beers will cost about £20 ( I know this as my daughter is a City fan and before you say it I know but she is moving out soon) Currently City are subsidising ticket prices and at Utd they get 75,000 most home games so can afford to charge less; with Wigan I think if they charged any more no one would go!
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: Looking at the comparisons above it does appear harsh especially when you compare us to Man City. But I think we pay the price because of where we live, it's more expensive to live down here than it is in Manchester so we have to accept that.[/p][/quote]Firstly it is not more expensive to live in Southampton than Manchester, Most of South Manchester is in Cheshire where the cost of living plus house prices far exceed Southampton prices ( I know because I live there and go to every home game) Season tickets at Man City seem reasonable but wait until you buy your away ticket next season for that match which will be at least £48.00 per person and two pies plus two beers will cost about £20 ( I know this as my daughter is a City fan and before you say it I know but she is moving out soon) Currently City are subsidising ticket prices and at Utd they get 75,000 most home games so can afford to charge less; with Wigan I think if they charged any more no one would go! Alty Saint

1:20pm Fri 25 May 12

Footballfootballandmorefootball says...

We are now eating steak not burgers....Just coz I will struggle to pay more it doesnt make it unreasonable.
We are now eating steak not burgers....Just coz I will struggle to pay more it doesnt make it unreasonable. Footballfootballandmorefootball

7:23pm Fri 25 May 12

hedge end bob says...

lowe esteem wrote:
Are those prices "sustainable"? Are all the other clubs prices up to date?
Like I said before "Careful what you wish for"
Given that the season-ticket is only one of the 'lesser' income sources for our club,now that we're in the "promised land", I'm less than impressed, and guess that it's speculatively based on the numbers turning up already in the Championship.You will need an uplift on these numbers to be further reflected in shop, concourse and other sales. On this basis and having been a long- term Season Ticket Holder, and barring a large windfall, I am unlikely to be getting a new Season Ticket.
However, I will be able to car-share and afford a trip to The Stadium of Light whilst also being able to watch another side in Red and White Stripes, at less cost than St Marys.
Thats if you can get a ticket, all away games are on sale to SEASON TICKET HOLDERS FIRST!!!!!!
Last time we were in the Premiership an adult ticket for the season cost £444 in what they classed as the wings, it is now classed as centre stand.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: Are those prices "sustainable"? Are all the other clubs prices up to date? Like I said before "Careful what you wish for" Given that the season-ticket is only one of the 'lesser' income sources for our club,now that we're in the "promised land", I'm less than impressed, and guess that it's speculatively based on the numbers turning up already in the Championship.You will need an uplift on these numbers to be further reflected in shop, concourse and other sales. On this basis and having been a long- term Season Ticket Holder, and barring a large windfall, I am unlikely to be getting a new Season Ticket. However, I will be able to car-share and afford a trip to The Stadium of Light whilst also being able to watch another side in Red and White Stripes, at less cost than St Marys.[/p][/quote]Thats if you can get a ticket, all away games are on sale to SEASON TICKET HOLDERS FIRST!!!!!! Last time we were in the Premiership an adult ticket for the season cost £444 in what they classed as the wings, it is now classed as centre stand. hedge end bob

7:30pm Fri 25 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Yeah I might pay if I get more Arse room cheap plastic seats I takes up two now!
Yeah I might pay if I get more Arse room cheap plastic seats I takes up two now! Fatty x Ford Worker

7:40pm Fri 25 May 12

Stuwills says...

Redrobbo wrote:
Shoong wrote:
bigfella777 wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.
forgot to mention, can you let us know where you heard that the club is to be sold? Or is that just a complete guess ;) ?
Liebherrs converted their loan to the club into shares. This in theory makes it easier for them to sell the club, so people have put two and two together and come up with five. There may be some substance in it, but it is pure speculation at the moment.If you wanted to put a different spin on it then you could equally make a case that they are showing their commitment to the club by converting loans to equity. I have heard rumours of Chinese syndicate wanting to buy us, but have nothing to substantiate that. I personally hope that the Liebherr family carry on the legacy of Markus and retain ownership. I would rather the club be owned by people who have shown integrity rather than by some of the bandits and chancers who have purchased other clubs.
It does not make it easier to sell the club.
[quote][p][bold]Redrobbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Not worth it to watch that calibre of football, there are no players on high wages so why are the tickets so expensive? I guess the Liebherrs want their money back quickly before they sell the club.[/p][/quote]forgot to mention, can you let us know where you heard that the club is to be sold? Or is that just a complete guess ;) ?[/p][/quote]Liebherrs converted their loan to the club into shares. This in theory makes it easier for them to sell the club, so people have put two and two together and come up with five. There may be some substance in it, but it is pure speculation at the moment.If you wanted to put a different spin on it then you could equally make a case that they are showing their commitment to the club by converting loans to equity. I have heard rumours of Chinese syndicate wanting to buy us, but have nothing to substantiate that. I personally hope that the Liebherr family carry on the legacy of Markus and retain ownership. I would rather the club be owned by people who have shown integrity rather than by some of the bandits and chancers who have purchased other clubs.[/p][/quote]It does not make it easier to sell the club. Stuwills

9:18pm Fri 25 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

5cum 5cum 5cum wrote:
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You missed one, ha!
[quote][p][bold]5cum 5cum 5cum[/bold] wrote: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]You missed one, ha! OSPREYSAINT

9:31pm Fri 25 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

PO191EE wrote:
It's good to read the positives butv there are a few negatives still creeping in you all know as Southampton Supporters it's for the best to be able to compete and to run as a business prices needed to be increased on average of 39%.

Open open your eyes smell the fresh brewed coffee and this is from a Pompey Person wishing you all well !!
Better still come over and join us, at least until your lot are back on the straight and level!
[quote][p][bold]PO191EE[/bold] wrote: It's good to read the positives butv there are a few negatives still creeping in you all know as Southampton Supporters it's for the best to be able to compete and to run as a business prices needed to be increased on average of 39%. Open open your eyes smell the fresh brewed coffee and this is from a Pompey Person wishing you all well !![/p][/quote]Better still come over and join us, at least until your lot are back on the straight and level! OSPREYSAINT

10:29pm Fri 25 May 12

pompey in spain says...

ospreysaint!!! as obviously someone new to football and new to a club let me explain something..you pick a team or betterstill support your home team and you stick with em through thick and thin.in your case dont buy a season ticket put the money to better use...bet on s.f.c. for relegation your family will have a nice chirstmas cos it will be certain by then..here endith the lesson!
ospreysaint!!! as obviously someone new to football and new to a club let me explain something..you pick a team or betterstill support your home team and you stick with em through thick and thin.in your case dont buy a season ticket put the money to better use...bet on s.f.c. for relegation your family will have a nice chirstmas cos it will be certain by then..here endith the lesson! pompey in spain

11:11pm Fri 25 May 12

midlandsaint says...

I gotta be honest and say up front that my last game was over 30 years ago. I'm now in another part of the country and struggle to eat at the end of each month so certainly couldn't afford a season ticket, and couldn't afford the train fare anyway. I cant afford to drink, smoke, or go out on weekends. I just work and sleep. I know times are hard, and I know that the price increases for tickets will hit you, not me.

But what I'm seeing is that people want the club to be loyal to them for having supported them and been season ticket holders.

Erm, we are back in the premier league folks. That is the reward for your loyalty. You support the club and the team and as a result our club is now back where it belongs. 28 April 2012 was the reward for your support. It is the only reward you should expect. It is the only reward that matters.

Now, hopefully, there are new goals to be set - consolidation and staying in the PL, climbing the table year on year, pushing for a European spot, top four, title!! And the club continues to need your support to achieve that.

Football is an expensive business and expecting the club to somehow reward you financially for your loyalty is frankly absurd. It would make it more difficult to compete at the level we want it to compete at.

I understand your frustrations, but we all love this club and want it to do the best it can, and when it does you will find your loyalty rewarded when you remember those days and can say 'I was there when...'
I gotta be honest and say up front that my last game was over 30 years ago. I'm now in another part of the country and struggle to eat at the end of each month so certainly couldn't afford a season ticket, and couldn't afford the train fare anyway. I cant afford to drink, smoke, or go out on weekends. I just work and sleep. I know times are hard, and I know that the price increases for tickets will hit you, not me. But what I'm seeing is that people want the club to be loyal to them for having supported them and been season ticket holders. Erm, we are back in the premier league folks. That is the reward for your loyalty. You support the club and the team and as a result our club is now back where it belongs. 28 April 2012 was the reward for your support. It is the only reward you should expect. It is the only reward that matters. Now, hopefully, there are new goals to be set - consolidation and staying in the PL, climbing the table year on year, pushing for a European spot, top four, title!! And the club continues to need your support to achieve that. Football is an expensive business and expecting the club to somehow reward you financially for your loyalty is frankly absurd. It would make it more difficult to compete at the level we want it to compete at. I understand your frustrations, but we all love this club and want it to do the best it can, and when it does you will find your loyalty rewarded when you remember those days and can say 'I was there when...' midlandsaint

9:07am Sat 26 May 12

St Retford says...

Alty Saint wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
Looking at the comparisons above it does appear harsh especially when you compare us to Man City. But I think we pay the price because of where we live, it's more expensive to live down here than it is in Manchester so we have to accept that.
Firstly it is not more expensive to live in Southampton than Manchester, Most of South Manchester is in Cheshire where the cost of living plus house prices far exceed Southampton prices ( I know because I live there and go to every home game) Season tickets at Man City seem reasonable but wait until you buy your away ticket next season for that match which will be at least £48.00 per person and two pies plus two beers will cost about £20 ( I know this as my daughter is a City fan and before you say it I know but she is moving out soon) Currently City are subsidising ticket prices and at Utd they get 75,000 most home games so can afford to charge less; with Wigan I think if they charged any more no one would go!
Heh. South Manchester also includes Stretford where you can get a mortgage for under £200 a month. This is how I can afford a season ticket. (And, erm, quite a lot of petrol.)
[quote][p][bold]Alty Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: Looking at the comparisons above it does appear harsh especially when you compare us to Man City. But I think we pay the price because of where we live, it's more expensive to live down here than it is in Manchester so we have to accept that.[/p][/quote]Firstly it is not more expensive to live in Southampton than Manchester, Most of South Manchester is in Cheshire where the cost of living plus house prices far exceed Southampton prices ( I know because I live there and go to every home game) Season tickets at Man City seem reasonable but wait until you buy your away ticket next season for that match which will be at least £48.00 per person and two pies plus two beers will cost about £20 ( I know this as my daughter is a City fan and before you say it I know but she is moving out soon) Currently City are subsidising ticket prices and at Utd they get 75,000 most home games so can afford to charge less; with Wigan I think if they charged any more no one would go![/p][/quote]Heh. South Manchester also includes Stretford where you can get a mortgage for under £200 a month. This is how I can afford a season ticket. (And, erm, quite a lot of petrol.) St Retford

4:07pm Sat 26 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

pompey in spain wrote:
ospreysaint!!! as obviously someone new to football and new to a club let me explain something..you pick a team or betterstill support your home team and you stick with em through thick and thin.in your case dont buy a season ticket put the money to better use...bet on s.f.c. for relegation your family will have a nice chirstmas cos it will be certain by then..here endith the lesson!
Skint Skunt in Spain as obviously someone new to the feeling of reality let me explain something ... you are few and getting fewer, and the infighting of PCC and Chainrai’s will ensure nobody buys a ticket at Farton .. bet on Poopey for instant relegation AGAIN, we will ... here endith the lesson!

Future festive greetings to you and your family, we’ve always thought of you poor Blue feckers less fortunate than ourselves in the season of good will.
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: ospreysaint!!! as obviously someone new to football and new to a club let me explain something..you pick a team or betterstill support your home team and you stick with em through thick and thin.in your case dont buy a season ticket put the money to better use...bet on s.f.c. for relegation your family will have a nice chirstmas cos it will be certain by then..here endith the lesson![/p][/quote]Skint Skunt in Spain as obviously someone new to the feeling of reality let me explain something ... you are few and getting fewer, and the infighting of PCC and Chainrai’s will ensure nobody buys a ticket at Farton .. bet on Poopey for instant relegation AGAIN, we will ... here endith the lesson! Future festive greetings to you and your family, we’ve always thought of you poor Blue feckers less fortunate than ourselves in the season of good will. Mush On The Beach

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