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Join the Football Supporters’ Federation and fans of dozens of clubs as we march on the Premier League and Football League headquarters demanding ‘Affordable Football for All’ on Thursday 14th August.

The game is swimming in money like never before, with clubs pocketing record amounts from broadcasting deals while squeezing everything they can out of their fanbase with some of the highest ticket prices in a generation, and something has to give.

The Premier League’s current media deal is worth £5.5bn, an increase of £2.1bn on the previous three years, and yet there is little sign of anything being done to make life easier for the lifeblood of the game – the match-going supporter.

The increase in Premier League media rights alone could have led to all 20 clubs letting in each and every supporter for all 38 games for free last season without being any worse off than they had been the season before.

Strength comes in numbers, so join our demonstration and march along with your fellow fans on 14th August. We will be gathering at Marble Arch (nearest tube station, unsurprisingly, Marble Arch on the Central Line) from 1pm before heading off to the Premier League and Football League offices at 30 Gloucester Place (W1U 8PL) at around 2:30pm.

A delegation of fans will meet with the authorities, while leaders from a number of supporter groups will address the crowd back at Marble Arch at around 3.30pm.

For more details, see http://fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/fans-to-march-for-affordable-football-for-all-on-14th-august
 

 

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Join the Football Supporters’ Federation and fans of dozens of clubs as we march on the Premier League and Football League headquarters demanding ‘Affordable Football for All’ on Thursday 14th August.

The game is swimming in money like never before, with clubs pocketing record amounts from broadcasting deals while squeezing everything they can out of their fanbase with some of the highest ticket prices in a generation, and something has to give.

The Premier League’s current media deal is worth £5.5bn, an increase of £2.1bn on the previous three years, and yet there is little sign of anything being done to make life easier for the lifeblood of the game – the match-going supporter.

The increase in Premier League media rights alone could have led to all 20 clubs letting in each and every supporter for all 38 games for free last season without being any worse off than they had been the season before.

Strength comes in numbers, so join our demonstration and march along with your fellow fans on 14th August. We will be gathering at Marble Arch (nearest tube station, unsurprisingly, Marble Arch on the Central Line) from 1pm before heading off to the Premier League and Football League offices at 30 Gloucester Place (W1U 8PL) at around 2:30pm.

A delegation of fans will meet with the authorities, while leaders from a number of supporter groups will address the crowd back at Marble Arch at around 3.30pm.

For more details, see http://fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/fans-to-march-for-affordable-football-for-all-on-14th-august

 

 

 

That's where you're going wrong, fans in the stadium don't mean anything now, corporations and TV deals are the lifeblood and people who watch on TVs.

 

I like what you're doing, but it won't change anything unfortunately.

 

Best of luck though :thumb:

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Agreed.  The people who the game is aimed at these days are the tens of millions of armchair supporters of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and a few other clubs you are well aware of. 

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Yes but if there is nobody in the ground though it won't be much of a spectacle.

German football is the model we should follow affordable football for all.

Villa are cheap but they could be even cheaper.

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That's where you're going wrong, fans in the stadium don't mean anything now, corporations and TV deals are the lifeblood and people who watch on TVs.

 

I like what you're doing, but it won't change anything unfortunately.

 

Best of luck though :thumb:

Only if you think Football and the Premier League are the same thing.

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