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Lack Of Investment Should Be Reflected In Ticket Prices

MUST have called for the Glazers to lower ticket prices at Old Trafford next season to reflect the lack of investment that has gone in to transfer sales.

“We are throwing down a challenge to Joel Glazer to cut United fans` season ticket prices next season,” said MUST chief exec, Duncan Drasdo. “Given the lack of squad investment while huge revenues are coming in and the Glazers’ constantly dipping into the club’s bank account, it is long overdue that the loyal supporters received a cut in their ticket prices. The Glazers have been responsible for more than £500million flowing out of Manchester United in fees, charges and other payments relating to their hostile takeover of our club. Meanwhile the club has actually spent less in net transfer fees than not only our main rivals in Europe and the Premier League (City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs) but also had a lower net spend since 2006 than Villa, Sunderland and Stoke. It’s worse than that though, in the last three years United’s net transfer spend has been less than Hull, Blackpool and Burnley. Only the incredible efforts of Sir Alex Ferguson have allowed us to remain competitive in the Premier League – at times it feels like he is dragging the team towards a 20th League title by sheer willpower alone. However even Sir Alex’s magical touch couldn’t bridge that gap in Europe and despite his incredible feats it comes as a huge slap in the face for fans that for all the immense revenues flowing into the club there have been huge ticket price hikes for loyal fans since the Glazers’ 2005 takeover.”


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88 Comments

  1. FletchTHEMAN says:

    @kanchelskis Yes indeed mate, a strange world…. ;)

    On Kuz’s wiki site it suggests that he got 3 winners medals 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11

    But states that it required “special dispensation for all three”

  2. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Lack of investment eh? 18m for an 18 yo keeper? Think that is the highest price for a keeper ever.

    On the topic of DeGea. There is a decent read on our young Mr Big!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mark-kelleher/patience-key-to-de-gea-fo_b_1416229.html

  3. xol says:

    Like it or not, they’re here to stay.
    Deal with it. They’re fighting your corner. They love the club.
    ..and I’m not talking about the Glazers.

  4. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Zibbie Cheers mate, didn’t refresh to see your link. We do slave for this lot don’t we ;)

  5. CedarsDevil says:

    Come ON UNITED

  6. WillieRedNut says:

    My spidey sense is telling me, there will be a live blog for the game tonight? ;) Watch this space…

  7. WillieRedNut says:

    xol – :lol:

  8. Sandeep1878 says:

    Evening reds,

    get in says Gary Neville…

  9. xol says:

    it’s like the quiet before the storm.
    Come on Norwich as well.

  10. xol says:

    I mean come on West Brom, but Norwich can come on too on Saturday.

  11. CedarsDevil says:

    Norwich? Oh right at the weekend, for tonight come on WBA

  12. wayne says:

    Somebody has taken over Durham’s body thinks Carrick and Scholes should start for England saying the title is over the way Utd are playing,just full of praise never heard him talk this way before
    Slagging of KKK big time good show this morning lol

  13. xol says:

    Cedars that’s what I meant. Games coming hard and fast at the moment.
    Are Wigan still playing 3 at the back? Not watched them for a while.

  14. WillieRedNut says:

    Thanks Cedars. I was lost there and you set me right.

  15. CedarsDevil says:

    xol

    They have been playing with three center backs and in all fairness have been playing some decent stuff over the past few weeks. They were robbed at the bridge with 2 offside goals.

    We need to be at the top of our game tonight and if we are we should get the win

  16. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie

    This Devil will always make you see the light! ha ha

  17. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Wigan v United:
    14W 0L 0D United have not dropped a point to any Wigan side ever, in any competition.
    United havn’t conceded a goal since’09 when SteveBruce side lost 2-1

    Martinez lead Wigan have never taken a goal off any United side while shipping 21.

    If this is the side that lads are worried about then there is not much to be said. For me, I suggest we put out a very strong attacking side and try to up our goal differential.

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    A bliss at last, got a program showing an inside view at Carrington with Evans and Smalling

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    Now its Evra and Hernandez….

    Evra ‘We have the worst kit man in the world’ ha ha

  20. CedarsDevil says:

    Evra is funny as fuck….

    Touring the laundry room…..

    Evra ‘Its a good thing we have clean gear every morning because some of the players really smell’

  21. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Wayne, Are you suggesting its safe to come out and listen to Durham again :lol: ?

    Good post at 14:06 re youth investments and the 50M last year;

  22. fergie is the boss says:

    for me the next 3 games are a trilogy

    If we beat wigan A – its close

    If we beat villa H – one hand on the trophy

    if we beat everton H – its over

  23. fergie is the boss says:

    wayne – this talk from that idiot should have been said in the 2006/07 season, when scholes and carrick were running the show

  24. eplfan says:

    Line up:

    De Gea, Jones, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Hernandez

  25. Sandeep1878 says:

    Hello reds,

    MUFC XI

    De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Jones, Carrick, Giggs, Young, Valencia, Rooney, Hernandez.

    ###

    2 surprises for me,

    Jonesy
    Giggsy..

    Rafael was in great form..

    For me, Giggsy has great memories and moments at Wigan..

  26. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Three changes from last outing.
    Rafael, Scholes and Welbeck out,
    Jones, Giggs and Hernandez in

    Starting: De Gea; Jones, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young; Rooney, Hernandez.

    Subs: Amos, Smalling, Park, Nani, Welbeck, Cleverley, Pogba.

  27. fergie is the boss says:

    no surprise scholes is on the bench

  28. wayne says:

    Fletch never heard him talk that way before don’t know what’s going on
    FITB even defending Scholes for retiring from England,saying it was stupid playing Scholes on the left wing when Fat Frank hasn’t delivered for England.

  29. Sandeep1878 says:

    elsewhere the cunt starts for council house..

  30. Sandeep1878 says:

    FITB,

    scholes not on the bench ;)

  31. Sandeep1878 says:

    Paul Scholes is not named in a league squad for the first time since coming out of retirement in January.

  32. Jeet says:

    Vintage Scholes. Not just the goals, but the little look up, the flick, and the the little run to receive the return pass. The greatest of artistry, made to look so simple.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSjonAo5FzI&feature=endscreen

  33. Sandeep1878 says:

    Jeet,

    The LEGEND PS18

  34. LoneStarRed says:

    This links to a piece detailing the financial landscape of some EPl and European teams. It is factual and well written. We are in a much better position than many realize.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1119216-manchester-united-transfers-why-sir-alex-can-trump-city-arsenal-and-chelsea

  35. Paul H says:

    The team have been playing some amazing football during the 2nd half of the season and look good for title 20. There is not a more entertaining venue in the country than Old Trafford (unless you include the comedy at Anfield and more recently Wastelands) and this clown wants a price reduction??

    Conversely, does he believe if the club was losing games hand over fist, heading for a trophyless season, but at least had splurged on some “big names” like, I don’t know, Silva, Aguero and Balotelli, we could justify a 10-20% increase in ST prices?

    MUST really is an embarrassment to United supporters and they certainly don’t represent my views as a long term ST holder, or most sane supporters for that matter.

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