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not exactly crazy, seems reasonable for a game of that size.
I guess it depends on how much they normally charge.

If the fans feel they are hiking the price up because the club know they will pay it, then its exploitation.
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Old 23.03.2016, 11:39 AM
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I guess it depends on how much they normally charge.

If the fans feel they are hiking the price up because the club know they will pay it, then its exploitation.
true but all clubs up the price for bigger games.
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Old 23.03.2016, 11:44 AM
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The prices in general have gone up significantly in the past few years and people have had enough.

The club are after the day trippers and tourists who are happy to pay the prices then spend a fortune in the club shop.
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Old 23.03.2016, 12:00 PM
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The prices in general have gone up significantly in the past few years and people have had enough.

The club are after the day trippers and tourists who are happy to pay the prices then spend a fortune in the club shop.
but thats also reflected in your change of fortunes, you are now a club at the top and those prices are one of the downsides.
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Old 23.03.2016, 12:41 PM
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The prices in general have gone up significantly in the past few years and people have had enough.

The club are after the day trippers and tourists who are happy to pay the prices then spend a fortune in the club shop.
Tradition & community identity? Thats the first to disappear when your club becomes a very rich man's plaything
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Old 23.03.2016, 12:47 PM
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Tradition & community identity? Thats the first to disappear when your club becomes a very rich man's plaything
Agreed. The ride was fun at first but now it's getting tiresome and we don't like the way things are going.
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Old 23.03.2016, 12:54 PM
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Agreed. The ride was fun at first but now it's getting tiresome and we don't like the way things are going.
we can swap owners if you like?
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Old 23.03.2016, 01:00 PM
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Seconded, we'll have your owners
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Old 23.03.2016, 01:24 PM
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Little to zero sympathy for fans in this specific example.

I assume the vast majority of Man City fans were happy to have millions of corrupt Thai and middle-eastern oil money spent on the team to improve the squad and for them to win titles... and when FFP kicks in (somewhat) they're now not happy they've got to pay more for it? Can't have it all, was always going to happen.

For years now West Ham have had the 4th/5th most expensive tickets (above Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd) while watching average mid-lower table standard and prices didn't go down when in the Championship either.

That said, I'm not making excuses for clubs and reasons for them to increase ticket prices as a whole. The Liverpool example a couple of months ago was a watershed moment, but real change across the spectrum only comes when visible in-ground protests (either walkouts or non-buying of tickets) happen at multiple clubs. Definitely seemed to me that Liverpool owners finally found found their fans' limit, but other clubs will only follow suit if the same happens within their remit too.
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Old 23.03.2016, 01:33 PM
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City have announced the prices for the PSG home game: £45 - £60 for an adult ticket!

Protests/Boycotts being planned by the fan groups, discussing a walk out like Liverpool fans did at our home game against West Brom.

We had 10,000 empties against Kiev at top price £40 so how on earth they then decided to put prices up i'll never know. We give free tickets away for all the CL games yet nobody at the club has the sense to drop prices?

It shows that the group stages are just boring at times for fans but the knock out games are more appealing so its supply and demand,if enough fans will pay then there is no problem.Think arsenal did the same for there long suffering fans with the Barca ticket prices.
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