The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163410 Message #4102790
Posted By: Rain Dog
20-Apr-21 - 07:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Well at the moment UEFA still intend to run ever expanding European competitions.
I guess it is how you define fans and supporters. Lots of fans follow their favourite club but do not provide any financial support to that club. Other fans provide financial support to their clubs by signing up to the various pay as you view tv channels. Then you have the supporters who actually buy tickets to go see the games live. I think a lot of those supporters are probably season ticket holders and that costs a lot. In the olden days you had a season ticket I knowing that games would be at 15.00 on a Saturday or a Wednesday evening. Nowadays they cannot be sure what time a game will be played. Rarely seems to be 15.00 Saturday anymore.
Anyone who has signed up to a tv package has helped to make things harder for those who actually go to the games.
I have often thought that following/supporting a football team is one of the last things that we retain from our childhood.
Jumpers for goalposts?