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PostSubject: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:58 pm

Price of Football 2016: Results from BBC study at 22:00 GMT on November 16

The BBC's annual Price of Football study returns for a sixth year on Wednesday.

This season is the first of a record £5.316bn TV rights deal for Premier League clubs, and we will show you the impact of that windfall on prices.

The 2016 Price of Football data will feature on the BBC Sport website and across the BBC from 22:00 GMT, when BBC Radio 5 live will host a special programme discussing the cost of watching football.

The most comprehensive study of its kind in Europe, it has analysed more than 1,500 different prices at 223 clubs across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Europe.

The study also looks at the price of pies, teas, programmes and replica shirts.

And you will be able to investigate your club's prices and work out your own price of football in our special interactive calculator on the BBC Sport website.

Last year's study found the cost of watching football in the UK had dropped or remained the same for the majority of fans.

Plymouth Argyle only Football League club to decline participation in BBC Price of Football survey

the Price of Football is a nationwide study of all clubs from the Premier League to the National League aiming to compare the different prices of actively being a fan of each club.

That includes comparing match day tickets, season tickets, food, refreshments, shirt costs and other match day experiences.

Last year Plymouth Argyle participated in the study but chief executive Martyn Starnes dismissed the report as being 'inaccurate.'

This year they have declined to take part.

"As the BBC survey's title makes clear, it is interested in price-points,"

"What it fails to take fully into account is the imaginative and various ways in which clubs attempt to tailor prices to suit the needs and budgets of their supporters and customers.

All clubs offer considerable discounts, concessions, and incentives on ticketing, as well as variety of products for sale, which will be specific to them and their ground and which makes direct like-for-like evaluation impossible: you are not comparing apples with apples.

"Headline figures do not recognise the continuing commitment by Argyle, and others, to ensure that supporters across the broad spectrum of our fan-base receive value for their money."

This is the sixth year that the British Broadcasting Corporation have run the report but the first time the document – the 2016 edition was released at 10pm on Wednesday night – has not featured any information for Plymouth Argyle.

Last year Plymouth Argyle participated in the study but chief executive Martyn Starnes dismissed the report as being 'inaccurate.'

"As the BBC survey's title makes clear, it is interested in price-points," a club spokesman told Herald Sport.

"What it fails to take fully into account is the imaginative and various ways in which clubs attempt to tailor prices to suit the needs and budgets of their supporters and customers.

Argyle insisted that comparing watching football at Home Park with other stadiums in League Two was very difficult to do

"All clubs offer considerable discounts, concessions, and incentives on ticketing, as well as variety of products for sale, which will be specific to them and their ground and which makes direct like-for-like evaluation impossible: you are not comparing apples with apples.

"Headline figures do not recognise the continuing commitment by Argyle, and others, to ensure that supporters across the broad spectrum of our fan-base receive value for their money."
The price of football

Rodney Parade was found to be one of the cheaper places to watch football in League Two this season

The most expensive lowest single adult ticket in League Two was a tie between Blackpool, Leyton Orient and Notts County – who all charge nothing less than at least £22 for home games.

The cheapest season ticket in the division was the one priced at £190 by Leyton Orient while the most expensive was a Morecambe season ticket valued at £519.

The study also found that the cost of attending Premier League football has come down in the first season of a record £5.316bn TV rights deal, a BBC Sport study has found.

Premier League club Swansea City declined to participate in last year's study but were included in the latest version.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37991497

(info taken from BBC and local rag)


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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:40 am

"Last year Plymouth Argyle participated in the study but chief executive Martyn Starnes dismissed the report as being 'inaccurate.'

This year they have declined to take part."


Well, Argyle certainly don't mess around when something doesn't suit....

We've seen that sort of behaviour before!
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:45 am

The bottom line is, Argyle were embarrassed as being shown to have the most expensive standard season ticket price in League Two. Starnes got all arsey at the time and this is the obvious backlash of throwing the toys outta the pram.

There are Prem clubs that you can get a season ticket cheaper than Argyle's standard price. It doesn't matter how you dress that up - Argyle were, are, and damn well should be embarrassed by it.

Choosing not to participate this year is another huge PR gaff by the Village elders at the club.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:58 am

What about the pasties price?
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:06 am

Brent Herald takes his side

by crap Munday

I can understand Argyle's decision not to participate this year - especially considering how poorly researched it's been in the past. But the BBC got a few more things right this year. What do you think?

Do not go there it is a load of cr*p
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:56 am

They don't appreciate bad publicity at the theater of schemes.

Is Bob Foale wearing a Saltrock concrete overcoat somewhere at the bottom of the English Channel? I'm starting to get worried now.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:43 pm

Isn't the info available anyway from the clubs site and other sources? On a similar theme I notice the Prem clubs getting praise for ticket prices falling or frozen from last year. If clubs are handed ''£lots of millions'' from TV rights then the gate income can be frozen. As a Burnley fan said ''the club could let all fans watch for free and still exceed last seasons income''
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:09 pm

If we're all hacked off with Argo's ST prices, pity the Morecambe Fans, their dearest ST is £519
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:48 pm

If we are all hacked off with the price of caviar, spam is cheaper.....
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:30 pm

not much.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:28 pm

PatDunne wrote:
If we are all hacked off with the price of caviar, spam is cheaper.....

You'd better watch Torquay then.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:08 pm

I like spam ..... in a sarnie with horse-radish.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:35 pm

Twenty two quid to watch fourth tier football is a total rip off.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:46 pm

Hugh Watt wrote:
Great, Cannon and Ball are back.

Excellent and Jack Dee as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:45 pm

Graiser wrote:
If we're all hacked off with Argo's ST prices, pity the Morecambe Fans, their dearest ST is £519

Really ? Thats mental.
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PostSubject: Re: Plymouth Argyle has declined BBC price survey   Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:08 pm

sufferedsince 68 wrote:
Twenty two quid to watch fourth tier football is a total rip off.

exactly was at a loose end earlier in the year thought i'd pop along asked about the price £25 to get in cause I went there last min, well 14.30 turnt round headed home, wouldnt pay more then £15
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