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MUST Get Involved

United’s season ticket prices have been on the up for some time, long before the Glazers’ name was even uttered at our ground. Roy Keane’s new contract was blamed for the rises once upon a time with the club eager to make all the money they could, knowingly ripping off the fans, but trying to distance themselves from the blame. Whilst I think United’s ticket prices are pretty decent in comparison to others, the money all Premiership fans are charged is becoming ridiculous.

We have seen Liverpool and City fans bend over for any foreign owner who wanted to splash cash in their direction, whilst United were strong and fierce in their opposition to the Glazers. Now, as then, it is looking as though it is our responsibility to try and claw back to something that resembles the game in the way it was intended to be. A game for the working classes to be enjoyed at football stadiums up and down the countries. You only have to watch Match of the Day to see entire stands left empty. There were more than 10,000 arseless seats at the Riverside yesterday, with fans not wanting to pay £38 to see their team take on Bolton.

So, this is where MUST step in, the first supporters group to make a stand against their own club, with the intention of sorting out our season ticket prices and having away with the Automatic Cup Scheme, which sees us forced in to buying tickets for all cup games (with the exception of the League Cup… although your right to apply for away games will be denied).

So, what’s the plan?

MUST encouraging all United fans to get in touch with the Office of Fair Trading to show the strong following this campaign has, which is something I’d also like to encourage on here. You should join MUST to find out the details and see how you can get involved.

A Chubb Club event has been organised for derby day next weekend at Copper Face Jacks on Oxford Street to raise money. The MASSIVE Chubb Club or The RICHEST Chubb Club IN THE WORLD, if you prefer. If you want to avoid the bitters in your local, then this a United only zone where you can enjoy the derby. Hopefully this year Ferguson might inspire our lads to actually show up for it, which would make a nice change.

Click here to donate whatever you can or here to get regular e-mail updates on what is being done. You know it’s right.

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Red-Manc says:

    Im glad this is happening and i hope something serious is done, A season ticket at the club you love shouldnt be something you have to save up for or something that leaves you skint after buying it,which is the case for alot of working class people that support MUFC. Ive heard the club come out with “if you want to see the big stars you have to pay the price” thats only due to the wages they are being paid, something that football supporters dont agree with, why should players be payed £120,000 for playing football?

    And for anyone that hasnt been to a chubb club event before i advise you to get down there! atmosphere is top and theres some class flags about the place.


  2. Sam says:

    sadly it was thatcher’s plan in the 80′s to financially musccle the working classes out of the game and make football like going to the theatre. The dipper’s at hillsborough allowed the move for all-seater stadiums and ticket rises in the 90′s despite clubs recieving a windfall in television money. All premiership teams can afford to slash ticket prices but at clubs like ours they are only going to rise due to popular demand. It pisses me off because it fills old trafford with people who want to be entertained other than people who are prepared to sing and support the team


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