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I get the feeling there's been a dip in demand for tickets; kinda obvious I guess but I'm a bit baffled by the ups and downs of ticket demand these days

 

 

eg a few years ago if someone said "I feel like giving my ST back" then loads on here would have replied with "I'll have it"

not any more, I bet nobody on here would even take a ST if it were offered

 

and it seems you can get tickets for virtually every game, except the big 4 or 5, and then they're like gold dust, whereas it used to be more consistent. Using this forum as an example, even the ticket forum seems much more subdued than it used to be

 

is this down to recession or disillusionment or what?

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Might be a dip in recent years, but it was relatively easy to get in to game in the 70's and 80's - loads of games back then that weren't sold out.

 

Recently think the dip is a result of the cost of tickets, belt tightening and poor performances.

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Might be a dip in recent years, but it was relatively easy to get in to game in the 70's and 80's - loads of games back then that weren't sold out.

 

Recently think the dip is a result of the cost of tickets, belt tightening and poor performances.

 

I should have qualified it - meant in the modern, Sky era, when millions of new 'fans' have showed up

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Prices keep going up while peoples wages dont, the s***ness of the team etc etc all contribute.

 

I've never found it hard to get tickets at Anfield though, its easy with a bit of effort. Not going anymore as I'm saving for something and cant afford both.

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Prices keep going up while peoples wages dont, the s***ness of the team etc etc all contribute.

 

I've never found it hard to get tickets at Anfield though, its easy with a bit of effort. Not going anymore as I'm saving for something and cant afford both.

 

what?

 

sex change?

 

struggling to think of anything more important than a ST - sex change maybe, as it's a game-changer

 

 

 

 

 

is it a sex change btw?

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Football's just sh*t. The whole game, i mean. Us being crap doesn't help. But where's the fun, enjoyment, tribalism, community-spirit, pride, talent, p*ss-taking, atmosphere, glory and hope?

 

Buried beneath greed, corruption, lack of effort, petty point-scoring, mocking, 'banta', inadequacy, lies and scum.

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when their is passion and desire on the pitch, you will see passion and desire from the fans.

 

too many times this season we have seen insipid and timid performances from our teams. the atmosphere at home games has been dire at times and no wonder.

 

I don't get upset these days if we lose or draw, I don't even care if a game is missed due to something else going on.

 

the players don't seem to give a f***ing toss and it's no surprise that fans/supporters will feel the same way.

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I go over 3 or 4 times a season from Ireland. Always pick the 'lesser' games as it's easier to get a ticket. Bring the 2 kids to one or two of them each season (all 3 of us buy membership each season to help get tickets).

 

Last 4 games I went to :

 

May : 0-2 v Spurs

Nov : 0-0 v Swansea

Feb : 0-0 v Spurs

Apr : 0-1 v WBA

 

Haven't even seen us score a goal. Bloody expensive 'n all.

 

Still, there's something special about Anfield. Still get a buzz when the cab turns up Breck Road and you see the roof of the Kop. Love going.

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when their is passion and desire on the pitch, you will see passion and desire from the fans.

 

too many times this season we have seen insipid and timid performances from our teams. the atmosphere at home games has been dire at times and no wonder.

 

I don't get upset these days if we lose or draw, I don't even care if a game is missed due to something else going on.

 

the players don't seem to give a f***ing toss and it's no surprise that fans/supporters will feel the same way.

 

You sound like a glory supporter

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You sound like a glory supporter

 

 

I'm 53 on thursday, went to my first game at 4 yo,got a season ticket when I was 14 and never missed a game until I moved over here.

 

Liverpool FC was the most importnat thing in my life for almost 30 years.

 

My passion for the game has been stretched to its limits this season.

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We all are to some extent. We wouldnt all be following a conference side that had never won any silverware.

 

Varying degrees i suppose if you really want to break it down. He's just sounds like he's got a titty lip on.

 

I'm 53 on thursday, went to my first game at 4 yo,got a season ticket when I was 14 and never missed a game until I moved over here.

 

Liverpool FC was the most importnat thing in my life for almost 30 years.

 

My passion for the game has been stretched to its limits this season.

 

You'll be ready to do it all again come August.

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Varying degrees i suppose if you really want to break it down. He's just sounds like he's got a titty lip on.

 

 

No tiity lip, just sick of watching so many abjectly s**** displays from my team this season and the previous few seasons.

 

I hate the fact that I don't get pissed off any more if we fail to win.

 

A few years back, i'd have been a miserable cvnt for weeks if we lost a cup final, now I'm not.

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i think its plain and simply down to cost. If we are challenging at the top of the league, then more people can justify perhaps missing out on something else to go the game. but with a match ticket costing close to £50, by the time you drive to the game, park up etc, you are looking at a minimum of £60 before you see a ball kicked, which is a huge amount out of many peoples budgets at a time when prices are going up and wages arent. Also, pretty much every game is on the telly, internet streamings are getting better and better with each passing season, and people are choosing to stay at home and watch it. not me though, because i'm a superfan. i still go

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I get the feeling there's been a dip in demand for tickets; kinda obvious I guess but I'm a bit baffled by the ups and downs of ticket demand these days

 

 

eg a few years ago if someone said "I feel like giving my ST back" then loads on here would have replied with "I'll have it"

not any more, I bet nobody on here would even take a ST if it were offered

 

and it seems you can get tickets for virtually every game, except the big 4 or 5, and then they're like gold dust, whereas it used to be more consistent. Using this forum as an example, even the ticket forum seems much more subdued than it used to be

 

is this down to recession or disillusionment or what?

 

Corporate greed i tell ya

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I'd take a season ticket if one was offered, having had the ballache of being hand-to-mouth and having to get tickets game at a time this year, missing only United out of the home games in all competitions, plus abiut 5 aways (two previous years I'd had seasies on loan - the first of which the lad took back 'because they've sacked the fat Spanish waiter so I'll go again now'; the second I think was money related).

 

It is more out a sense of duty than actual enjoyment though.

 

I haven't actually enjoyed going for at least 3 years now.

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