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Regular away travellers - How much do you want promotion ?

edited October 2012 in General Charlton
I'd be interested in the views of those that travel regularly / semi regularly to away games.

Just looking at a few forthcoming games, I see that West Ham are being charged 54 and 48 quid for their forthcoming visit to Spurs, Reading 44 for the visit to Liverpool, and Arsenal 44 - 56 quid for Man U. I think clubs like QPR are now charging 40-45 quid.

Wouldn't put myself in the regular traveller category now, so interested in you guys thoughts.

Is it worth the promotion ?
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    I'm sure once the new bumper Sky contract starts next year the clubs will start to reduce admission prices.

    Or maybe I've got that wrong?
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    Not at all to be honest, harder to get tickets and they'll be double the cost
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    Worth promotion but will not pay those prices - will watch on net!
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    I go to at least half of our away games every season and if we ever get back to the Premier league, I will probably end up reducing it to 3 or 4. The prices are a joke, £40-£50 a match ticket £30-£40 train, Beer and food £40-50 gambling £20-£30 your looking around 150 notes no thanks. Oh and the fact that most premier league games are streamed live on the internet as well would only make my decision easier to stay at home.
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    if we do get promoted there will be 4 less away games to go to compared to this year so adding the cost of those fixtures across the division then it probably works out the same
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    I want promotion, but I'll follow them home and away whatever division they are in. Then again, I don't have kids, mortgage etc.
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    nearly every game would be availble live via tv or stream anyway.....I'm in no way a regular away traveller now, used to be.
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    Every game for me is an away game (awwww .. ) .. it's becoming an increasingly expensive and disruptive pastime. This year one of the plum games for me, Leeds, is on Tuesday. Leeds will get a good crowd anyway. We all want to see Charlton promoted to the premier, no matter how long we could cling on in there. The added cost for a few selective games to see the best players live would, to my mind, be worth the money
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    I stopped going to Chelsea away when they started charging us £48. It's alarming to hear that those prices are fairly widespread now.

    Have a bit more disposable income these days so I suspect I'd still go at those prices, albeit feeling very bitter about the outlay. Regretably, I suspect that if those prices affected my attendance at all it would be because I might opt to skip the more reasonably priced away games at the likes of West Brom in order to compensate for the additional expense of going to Spurs, Chelsea and so on.

    Don't think the ticket prices deter me from wanting to get promoted. If you are fortunate enough to establish yourself as a mid table Premier League side, as we did before, you quickly reach the point where all you have to play for is the difference between finishing 9th and 15th. When we were last up there, the top 4 was a closed shop. I would say it's now the top 8 that's unattainable -I consider that to be more of a deterrent than ticket prices.
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    I'd moan but I'd do it. Typical Englishman/football fan!

    Although in terms of at what level, probably a reduced one, though I am cutting back even now (not just because we are in the Championship and average prices are up) but more to do with my own progression - I've been to the vast majority of grounds in the top 3 divisions, spent a fortune doing the rounds for 6 or so seasons now, I work long hours which makes most midweek homes doubtful let alone aways (obviously more in the top 2 divisions because of the international breaks), so I am starting to pick and choose more from this season rather than doing every single one I can physically make/afford. Also cutting down on England away a bit for similar reasons...
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    I am sure the board would love us to get to the premiership, but at this moment in time i am happy where we are, in terms of cost, when it comes to taking the little fella as well, it is now becoming a very costly day out. If we went up, it would be a case of picking your games as i would not be able afford the prices of premiership away games as well as the inflation of season tickets in which we will incur.
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    mparsons1 said:

    if we do get promoted there will be 4 less away games to go to compared to this year so adding the cost of those fixtures across the division then it probably works out the same

    Disagree. We'll pay about £27 on average this season so about £620 in total. In the Prem we'll pay at least £35 on average, so just under £700 in total. An increase for the small number who attend all the aways. The majority pick and choose, whether it's 5 a season or 15 a season and those people will be considerably worse off if they want to attend the same number of games.
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    cant believe any of our supporters wouldn't want promotion. if they say they don't then they are saying they would want us to lose if we reach the play offs.
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    £40-45 for the horrible Loftus Road away end? i thought Ipswich (£34) was steep!

    The only benefit of the PL is that many of the attractive (and expensive) away games are in London, hence reduced travel costs, the disadvantage is getting hold of tickets...
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    cant believe any of our supporters wouldn't want promotion. if they say they don't then they are saying they would want us to lose if we reach the play offs.

    Dont think any of our fans would not want us to go up.

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    We need to establish in this division first, then push on like BHA are doing. No point in getting on that merry-go-round again and risking the club finances.

    As for matchday prices - some teams don't want away fans (so that policing costs can be reduced), and they use ticket prices as to offset this cost / reduce numbers.

    After doing 60+ grounds, I know the ones I would go to regardless of cost,
    e.g. I would go to Man City, but not Man Utd.......... and WBA but not Villa.

    - but never rule out the other grounds for a crucial game.
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    Haven't had a pay rise in over three years. Couldn't afford Ipswich although it would be my nearest away this season. No way I could afford Prem prices.
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    Never mind away prices, I'd be interested to see what this board think are reasonable home prices if we go up...
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    Yes. Want us to be playing in the top league and want to be watching us in that league. If it means paying a bit more so be it.
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    It's funny but I only started going to away games regularly again in League One ,one of the by products of going down has meant that I could knock off around 20 new grounds over the last three years putting me within striking distance of the magic 92,I almost certainly would not have bothered had we not been down to those depths but now only being 8 off my target I will try to knock these off this season.

    However,I would love us to play in the big stadiums and the PL again and would probably attend around 5/6 aways per season if we did.
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    Massive reduction for me. I don't think I could pay over £40 for 90mins of football. Those prices are scandalous, especially at QPR.
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    I hardly missed an away game in our Prem years and was one of the 600 or so that Paid £48 at Chelsea in 06.

    I think I would probably only go to Arsenal and West Ham if we got promoted now.

    I did wonder why West Ham only had the top tier at QPR last night...
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    se9addick said:

    Never mind away prices, I'd be interested to see what this board think are reasonable home prices if we go up...

    I wouldn't pay £500 for a West Stand ST, but I think we could expect that.

    Anyway, it's a pretty hypothetical discussion given our current situation.
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    I did wonder why West Ham only had the top tier at QPR last night...

    I thought QPR fans had filled the bottom tier?

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    Thats what I mean, if the prices were sensible then West Ham would have taken the bottom tier like Chelsea did
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    West ham were nt allowed in bottom tier
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    Thats cos QPR were in there :)
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    west ham had the choice of bottom tier but ticket sales were slow think they ended up not selling top fully
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    Where were QPR?
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    Nolly you're turning into Oohaah, it's worrying.
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