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  • THFourteen 18 Oct 2012 09:34:09 34,470 posts
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    So Arsenal is THE MOST EXPENSIVEST CLUB IN THE WORLD 2012 again.

    Shock horror.
  • Dougs 18 Oct 2012 09:41:48 69,511 posts
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    Also, shock horror, an "investigation" not comparing apples with apples. For 19 games, our cheapest ST works out at 720 pro-rata. Cheaper than Spurs and Liverpool (apparently, not checked, Liverpool seems far fetched). I have no problem them saying we're the most expensive, but at least highlight that we get 7 cup games included.
  • darkmorgado 18 Oct 2012 09:56:11 15,598 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    We English can't claim the higher moral ground on racism now that our standard punishment for racist abuse is a 4 game ban. Pathetic.
    Good to see that Steven Gerrard has spoken out about the abuse. The report I read doesn't mention if he was wearing a t shirt with pictures of Serbian fans on it.

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • TheSaint 18 Oct 2012 10:25:36 14,829 posts
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    Not Premier League but this article on Brighton's match day experience is quite interesting:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19977215
  • The-Bodybuilder 18 Oct 2012 11:05:43 14,439 posts
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    Irony?
  • The-Bodybuilder 18 Oct 2012 11:10:12 14,439 posts
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    So if Terry has accepted his judgement of being guilty, does that mean we can officially call him a Serbian?
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2012 11:44:49 61,312 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Also, shock horror, an "investigation" not comparing apples with apples. For 19 games, our cheapest ST works out at 720 pro-rata. Cheaper than Spurs and Liverpool (apparently, not checked, Liverpool seems far fetched). I have no problem them saying we're the most expensive, but at least highlight that we get 7 cup games included.
    Its also reasonably relative. Yes, you are expensive, but you are the number four team in the country. Its the middling championship and league one teams charging 30-40 quid a throw that are really cutting their own throats in the long term.

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  • Dougs 18 Oct 2012 12:02:09 69,511 posts
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    Plus a London-based club. But yeah, I'm amazed at some of the regular prices charged by Championship/League 1 sides. Even non-league isn't the cheap day out you think it will be. My local Wessex league team charged a tenner last time I looked.
  • mcmonkeyplc 18 Oct 2012 12:05:23 39,567 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Not Premier League but this article on Brighton's match day experience is quite interesting:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19977215
    That's where I'm going on Saturday :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • reddevil93 18 Oct 2012 14:01:08 12,069 posts
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    Cole fined 90k

  • TheSaint 18 Oct 2012 14:03:47 14,829 posts
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    Monetary fines are just so pointless with what these players earn. Missing games is the only thing that really punishes them.
  • Deleted user 18 October 2012 14:08:42
    Good money spinner for the FA though. Where do these fines end up anyway? Bonuses?
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2012 14:11:26 61,312 posts
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    Hey! How would you like it if someone fined you three days wages for swearing on Twitter?

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  • Dougs 18 Oct 2012 14:13:41 69,511 posts
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    I suspect most of us would be out of a job if we slagged off our bosses on Twitter.
  • nickthegun 18 Oct 2012 14:16:30 61,312 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Good money spinner for the FA though. Where do these fines end up anyway? Bonuses?
    I remember hearing harry going on about club fines on the radio saying that when he first started a fine for being late to training or whatever used to go in a pot and went behind the bar at the christmas party. But nowadays the money they have to fine players is, in the real world, so much that they have to do something constructive with it, like give it to charity.

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  • Whizzo 18 Oct 2012 14:25:19 43,354 posts
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    They should make the players play games in their pants and vest as a punishment or perhaps have the name changed on the back of the shirt to "Arsehole" for a few games.

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  • Syrette 18 Oct 2012 14:26:23 44,219 posts
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    Pervert ^

  • Whizzo 18 Oct 2012 14:38:50 43,354 posts
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    Just remembering the hilarity of the occasional idiot who forgot their kit for PE! They never did it again.

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  • TheSaint 18 Oct 2012 14:43:09 14,829 posts
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    This BBC value survey seems a bit obsessed with programs and pies. I know you see everyone heading for the concourse at half time but do people really buy them every week?

    Edited by TheSaint at 14:43:25 18-10-2012
  • Whizzo 18 Oct 2012 14:48:32 43,354 posts
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    It's impossible to attend a football match without buying a pie, especially an evening game where you may already had dinner before going to the football so aren't in any way hungry.

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  • Deleted user 18 October 2012 14:52:44
    Whizzo wrote:
    Just remembering the hilarity of the occasional idiot who forgot their kit for PE! They never did it again.
    Quite, nothing perverted about it. Just the classic PE teacher of old. Also known for being incredibly hands-on and fastidious in the general cleanliness of their pupils' groins and bums in the showers.
  • faux-C 18 Oct 2012 14:54:34 9,640 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    This BBC value survey seems a bit obsessed with programs and pies. I know you see everyone heading for the concourse at half time but do people really buy them every week?
    In my experience it's all tea in a thermos and sandwiches in clingfilm. That's at Wigan though; not sure you'd get into the ground with them at Arsenal.
  • TheSaint 18 Oct 2012 16:34:14 14,829 posts
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    No wonder Wigan have the cheapest pies if everyone is taking a packed lunch.
  • Dougs 18 Oct 2012 16:53:27 69,511 posts
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    Surely that should be the other way round....if there's no cross-subsidy by food, prices should go up....

    Anyway, I have a feeling at Arsenal that the club sees very little of our income from food/drink sales. And it is by far the most shambolic operation I have ever seen. No 2 games are the same, different products on at different prices at the same kiosks etc, and then there's the staff. Fuck me.
  • Deleted user 18 October 2012 16:59:22
    The food always looks terrible there too. You would think that when they're charging 50+ for a match ticket they would have some options that might be a bit better quality than the equivalent of a greasy burger van.

    Edited by Aargh. at 16:59:46 18-10-2012
  • 8bitMofo 18 Oct 2012 17:05:18 464 posts
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    Nothing beats a good prawn-sandwich
  • faux-C 18 Oct 2012 17:30:02 9,640 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Surely that should be the other way round....if there's no cross-subsidy by food, prices should go up....

    Anyway, I have a feeling at Arsenal that the club sees very little of our income from food/drink sales. And it is by far the most shambolic operation I have ever seen. No 2 games are the same, different products on at different prices at the same kiosks etc, and then there's the staff. Fuck me.
    When I was a student I actually worked for the agency that provides the Emirates food staff...they're definitely not the brightest bunch. That's true in general in London though. Whereas provincial stadia will mostly be youngish people doind it temporarily, a lot of the London staff are older and not capable of doing anything more demanding. Quite often they're working two or three other jobs too. Doesn't make for the greatest workforce.
  • TVoJ 18 Oct 2012 18:49:07 2,040 posts
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    Just saw Jason Roberts' interview. Well done that man, hope everyone jumps on board.
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